Elmer A. Sperry Award
It has been given since 1955 for "a distinguished engineering contribution which, through application, proved in actual service, has advanced the art of transportation whether by land, sea, or air". The prize is given jointly by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (which administers it). The purpose of the award is to encourage progress in the engineering of transportation.
The 1970 was to Charles Stark Draper of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratories, Delco Electronics Division, General Motors Corporation, and Aero Products Division, Litton Systems, for "the successful application of inertial guidance systems to commercial air navigation".
Edward J. Wasp received the award in 1981 "for his contributions toward the development and application of long distance pipeline slurry transport of coal and other finely divided solid materials".
The 2007 award was made to Robert F. Cook, Peter T. Mahal, Pam L. Phillips, and James C. White for their work in designing and installing Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for airport runway safety areas.
- Elmer A. Sperry Award official site
- Elmer A. Sperry Award recipients list
- Elmer A. Sperry Award at ASCE
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