The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award

The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award, established in 1995, recognizes distinguished contributions to the educational activities within SME and is open to all SME members who have shown long-term interest in and have significantly contributed to SME activities relating to ABET, student affairs, continuing education, professional registration, and/or the Council of Education (not necessarily an educator themselves). The Award shall consist of a statuette with an engraved inscription containing the name of the award, the name of the recipient, and the date of the award. Election to this honor is by the SME Council of Education with notification to the SME Executive Committee.

Selection of Recipients. Recipients of the award shall be selected through a nominating and voting process by the Council of Education with notification to the SME Executive Committee. Not more than one award shall be made each year. If in any year the Council of Education shall not find a nominee whose contribution merits the award, or if the available funds are not sufficient to merit the costs of an award, it may recommend that no award be made.

The award shall be conferred at such time and place as the SME Board of Directors may designate, but normally during the SME Dinner at the Annual Meeting.

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Award Recipients

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2014 - Mary M. Poulton

For her numerous outstanding accomplishments in improving minerals education and educational activities within SME.



About The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award:

The Ivan B. Rahn Education Award, established in 1995, recognizes distinguished contributions to the educational activities within SME and is open to all SME members who have shown long-term interest in and have significantly contributed to SME activities relating to ABET, student affairs, continuing education, professional registration, and/or the Council of Education.

2014 - Arden D. Davis
2013 - Richard Sweigard
2012 - Dan Alexander
2011 - H. Peter Knudsen
2010 - George Luxbacher
2009 - Gary L. Skaggs
2008 - David D. Eyer
2007 - Sukumar Bandopadhy
2006 - Jerry D. Higgins
2005 - Bhupendra K. Parekh
2004 - R. Larry Grayson
2003 - Christopher J. Bise
2002 - C. Dale Elifrits
2001 - Barbara A. Filas
2000 - James R. Arnold
1999 - Eileen Ashworth
1998 - R. R. “Ray” Beebe
1997 - Lee W. Saperstein
1996 - Ivan B. Rahn