Receiving awards granted by the Society confers acknowledgement of not only work well done, but recognition that a NDT professional is an expert in his field. These high-level awards are granted by peers and ranking committees who wish to tell the industry and the world of a person’s merit and a special, deserved place within the industry.
The types of awards given by ASNT fall into one of two categories: ASNT Awards of Recognition (non-financial) and ASNT Financial Awards.
ASNT Awards of Recognition (Non-Financial)
Philip D Johnson Honorary Member Award
The Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Award is the highest lifetime ASNT award bestowed upon a longtime member of the Society who is appreciated at the national level – and perhaps internationally – for many years (minimum 20) of meritorious service in the technology of nondestructive testing.
Fellow of ASNT
A Fellow of ASNT is an individual member of the Society who has 15 years NDT professional experience; 10 years ASNT membership and has supported the Society through contributions and participation at the local and/or national level. A Fellow must have demonstrated outstanding professional distinction, and must have made continued significant contributions to the advancement of NDT in areas such as management, engineering, science, education, administration or planning.
Young NDT Professional Recognition
The Young NDT Professional Recognition is given to individuals whose initial career contributions exemplify high standards of excellence in the areas of professional achievement and meritorious service. The award is given to supervisors, educators, managers, researchers, consultants, developers and others who are ASNT members with five to ten years of involvement in the NDT/NDE industry.
Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award
The Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award provides recognition for an individual's outstanding voluntary service to the Society, through single or aggregate activities, though not necessarily in any single year.
Robert C McMaster Gold Medal Award
The Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Award provides recognition to an individual or event (multiple persons) for outstanding contribution, exceptional meritorious service, or significant advancement in any area of nondestructive testing and/or the Society. Selections may be made on the basis of a single outstanding contribution or service, or for continual contributions or services over an extended period of time.
Outstanding Paper Award
The ASNT Outstanding Paper Award is presented to a person or persons to encourage a high degree of effort toward technical, educational, or managerial achievement in NDT through publication in Materials Evaluation and Research in Nondestructive Evaluation
George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition
The George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of professionalism of ASNT’s programs for the qualification and certification of personnel for NDT.
George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation
The George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation Award recognizes and honors an individual who has made significant contributions and efforts in the area of NDT education and training.
Research Recognition for Innovation
The Research Recognition for Innovation
recognizes highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of NDE/NDT within the past five years.
Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence
The Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence
recognizes outstanding sustained contributions in NDE/NDT research.
Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture
The Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of nondestructive testing. Such contributions may be in the area of research, applications technology, management, education, equipment development or other related areas.
Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award
The Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award
acknowledges those ASNT members who are deserving technicians, encouraging their continued participation in the Society.
The Award for Outstanding Mentor recognizes people or groups in the Society working to encourage others to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought and to offer the rest of the membership and example of what they could be accomplishing by acting as mentors.
Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Recognition
The Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Recognition encourages Active Military and Veterans to enter and thrive in the field of NDT, either through creation and /or implementation of programs that provide educational or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to Active Military and Veterans or through leading by example of how Active Military and Veterans can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world. Current Active Military and Veterans of the Armed Forces have made and continue to make the ultimate commitment to ensure our way of life and safety worldwide.
Advancement of Women in NDT Recognition
The Advancement of Women in NDT Recognition distinguishes individuals or organizations who encourage women to enter and thrive in the field of NDT, either through creation and/or implementation of programs that provide educational and/or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to women or through leading by example of how women can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world.
William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition
The William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition provides recognition for outstanding voluntary service to the bridge and highway nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDE) industry.
50 Year Member Recognition
The 50 Year Member Recognition formally recognizes individuals who have been members of the Society for 50 years or longer.
The President's Award
is a recognition of a chartered section's involvement and contributions to ASNT.
ASNT Financial Awards
ASNT Fellowship Award
The ASNT Fellowship Award is a cash award, currently up to $20,000 per award, granted to an ABET-accredited educational institution to fund specific research in NDT at the postgraduate level (MS or PhD).
The purpose of the Faculty Grant is to provide an annual incentive to faculty members of engineering or science programs at US universities and colleges to revise their existing courses or to develop new courses to teach NDT and NDE by providing financial resources in the form of a grant. Requests for grants up to $10,000 will be considered.
Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
The Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
is a cash award, currently $3,000 per award, created to provide an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States with recognized engineering programs to choose nondestructive testing and evaluation as their field of specialization.
Robert B. Oliver Scholarship
The Robert B. Oliver ASNT Scholarship
is a cash award, currently $2,500 per scholarship, granted to the student who submits the most outstanding paper about NDT research, investigation or development. This award honors and assists students who have chosen NDT as a career and are currently enrolled in a NDT program leading to an associate degree or postsecondary certificate.
Student Travel Grant
The Student Travel Grant
serves to provide an annual incentive to full time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at a four year university within the U.S. with recognized engineering department programs to attend the ASNT Spring Research Symposium. The Student Travel Grant is a reimbursement not to exceed $1,000, and is used for travel associated expenses to the ASNT Research Symposium.