Awards and Honors

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.

NEW: Photos from the 2014 ASNT Awards Banquet are now available online.

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 Award

The Young NDT Professional Award recognizes 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 in Materials Evaluation Award

The ASNT Outstanding Paper in Materials Evaluation Award is presented to a person or persons for a manuscript published in Materials Evaluation, which, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, is an outstanding contribution to the advancement of nondestructive testing.

Outstanding Paper in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Award

The ASNT Outstanding Paper in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Award is presented to a person or persons for a manuscript published in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, which, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, is an outstanding contribution to the advancement of fundamental knowledge in nondestructive evaluation.

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 Council Award for Innovation

The Research Council Award for Innovation recognizes highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of NDE/NDT within the past five years.

Research Council Award for Sustained Excellence

The Research Council Award for Sustained Excellence recognizes outstanding sustained contributions in NDE/NDT research.

Lester Honor Lecture

Individuals selected to present the Honor Lectures shall 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 individual must be prominent amongst his or her peers.

The Lester Honor Lecture is presented during even-numbered years

Mehl Honor Lecture

Individuals selected to present the Honor Lectures shall 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 individual must be prominent amongst his or her peers.

The Mehl Honor Lecture is presented during odd-numbered years.

Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award

The Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award acknowledges those ASNT members who are deserving technicians, to encourage their continued participation in the Society. Nominees for the award must hold a position of employment that corresponds to general guidelines similar to those described by Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A for defining the primary duties and responsibilities of Level I and Level II technicians.

Mentoring Award

The Award for Outstanding Mentor was established to recognize those people in the Society working to encourage others to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought, and to offer the rest of the membership an example of what they could be accomplishing by acting as mentors.

Award for the Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT

The Award for the Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT recognizes individuals or organizations who 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.

Award for the Advancement of Women in NDT

The Award for the Advancement of Women in NDT recognizes 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.

50 Year Member Recognition

The 50 Year Member Recognition formally recognizes individuals who have been members of the Society for 50 years or longer.

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).

Faculty Grant

The purpose of the Faculty Grant is to provide an annual incentive to faculty members in ABET-accredited engineering programs to revise their existing course(s) or to develop new courses to teach nondestructive testing and evaluation by providing financial resources for this purpose. Requests for grants up to $8,000 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 engineering programs accredited by ABET or its equivalent to choose NDT 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 undergraduate degree, 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 with ABET accreditation to attend ASNT Spring Research Symposium. The Student Travel Grant is an award not to exceed $1,000, and is available to cover travel associated expenses to the ASNT Spring Research Symposium for full time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at an ABET accredited four year university.