Lester Honor Lecture Award

Lecture Information

  • Purpose: To recognize 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.

    *The Lester Honor Lecture is presented in even-numbered years (opposite the Mehl Honor Lecture)

  • Eligibility: A candidate for this Lecture must have made outstanding contributions to the science of NDT and be prominent amongst his/her peers.
  • Method of Selection: The Mehl/Lester Awards Committee selects up to one individual in even-numbered years, provided the nominee has met the established guidelines. The Committee considers nominees two years prior to the year that the award will be presented (i.e. in 2014 the Committee will consider nominations for the 2016 Lester Honor Lecture).

    *The recipient of the Lester Honor Lecture will provide a lecture at ASNT’s Annual Conference during the year of the named award (i.e. 2014 Lester Honor Lecture Recipient will present in the fall of 2014).

    *A written text of the lecture is to be provided to ASNT for publication in Materials Evaluation. The format, style and schedule for the text is to be obtained from ASNT Headquarters (please contact: Nat Moes, M.E. Editor, at: nmoes@asnt.org). The paper will be published in the December or January Materials Evaluation issue following ASNT’s Annual Conference. The lecturer is expected to provide the manuscript to ASNT Headquarters in ample time to meet the publication date. The magazine feature title shall be subheaded “Lester Honor Lecture Winner.”

  • Form of Award: Citation - Black Frame Award
  • Materials Submitted: Proposal (see below)
    • Name of Nominee
    • Address of Nominee
    • Business Affiliation of Nominee
    • Paragraph describing the contribution made by the Nominee and justification for award including how contributions relate to the appropriate conference theme (for conference theme, please contact: Alicia LeMasters, Meeting Coordinator, at: alemasters@asnt.org)
  • Award Timeline:
    • Announcements are made in the: February Issue of Materials Evaluation in even-numbered years
    • Nomination deadline: 1st of August in even-numbered years
    • The Mehl/Lester Awards Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium
    • The recipient will be notified following the Research Symposium
    • The lecture and award presentation will be given at the second future ASNT Annual Conference

Nomination

Nominations for the Lester Honor Lecture may be made by ASNT’s general membership and members of the Mehl/Lester Awards Committee, and shall consist of:

  • Name of Nominee
  • Address of Nominee
  • Business Affiliation of Nominee
  • Paragraph describing the contribution made by the Nominee and justification for award including how contributions relate to the appropriate conference theme (for conference theme, please contact: Alicia LeMasters, Meeting Coordinator, at: alemasters@asnt.org)

Current Lester Honor Lecture Recipient

The 2014 Recipient of the Lester Honor Lecture Award is:

 Nat Faransso  Nat Faransso
*Biography of Recipient will be published in the February 2015 Issue of Materials Evaluation

Past Lester Honor Lecture Recipients

DOWNLOAD: Past Lester Honor Lecture Recipients

HQ Contact

For additional award information, please contact:

Michelle Thomas
Administrative Assistant
ASNT, Inc.
1711 Arlingate Lane
PO Box 28518
Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-274-6003 Ext. 223
Fax: 614-274-6899
Email: mthomas@asnt.org