Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Award

Award Information

This recognition was renamed in 1990 to honor Robert C. McMaster, for his outstanding contributions to the NDT profession.  McMaster is known as one of the pioneers of nondestructive testing. He taught courses in NDT and welding at the Ohio State University.  Of his more than 300 publications and 19 patents, the most significant contribution is the Nondestructive Testing Handbook that he edited for ASNT.  Along with being the ASNT President in 1952, he received many honors from ASNT during his lifetime, including the Honorary Member, Tutorial Citation, Fellow, and Gold Medal.

Purpose

To provide recognition for outstanding contributions, exceptional meritorious service or significant advancement in any area of nondestructive testing and/or the Society.

Eligibility

Individual(s) who has made outstanding contributions to ASNT or the NDT Industry.

Nomination

Nominations for the Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Recognition may be made by any ASNT member and shall consist of

  • A letter of nomination, setting forth the detailed reason the candidate should receive the recognition;
  • A resume of the candidate’s activities and reputation supporting the nomination; and,
  • A letter seconding the recommendation from a colleague who is also familiar with the nominee’s activities/reputation warranting the recognition.

Materials Submitted

  • A letter of nomination, setting forth the detailed reason the candidate should receive the recognition;
  • A resume of the candidate’s activities and reputation supporting the nomination; and,
  • A letter seconding the recommendation from a colleague who is also familiar with the nominee’s activities/reputation warranting the recognition.

Method of Selection

The Non-Financial Recognition and Honors Committee selects up to one person or event (multiple persons) each year, provided the nominee has met the established guidelines.

  • The contribution by the nominee provides tangible, and/or measurable, and/or observable advancement, improvement, enhancement and/or growth to the science of nondestructive testing and/or to ASNT.
  • The contribution, services, advancement, inventions, etc., may be a single illustrious event or may be a number of continuing contributions or services f less individual public notice over a period of many years.
  • The attributes described in the first criteria bullet above determined to be present in the candidate’s history are then weighed, valued or otherwise compared to determine that the candidate is more deserving of recognition via the ASNT Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Recognition than his/her contemporaries.
  • The recognition, when made, will bring honor to the Society as well as the recipient by virtue of how and by whom the recommendations were made, the character and reputation of the recipient and the manner in which the Committee arrives at its choice.

Award Timeline

  • Announcements are made in the: December Issue of Materials Evaluation
  • Nomination deadline: prior to February 15th
  • The Non-Financial Recognition and Honors Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium
  • The recipient(s) will be notified following the Research Symposium
  • The recognition(s) will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference

Form of Award

Frame Award and Gold Medal

Current Award Recipient(s)

  • Shant Kenderian
    Shant Kenderian

*Recipient Biography will be published in the December 2013 Issue of Materials Evaluation

Past Award Recipients

Past Robert C McMaster Gold Medal Award Recipients

ISC Contact

Jessica Ames
Awards and Honors Program
ASNT, Inc.
1711 Arlingate Lane
PO Box 28518
Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-274-6003 Ext. 233 Fax: 614-274-6899
Email: james@asnt.org