Teacher Awards

ASM International and the ASM Materials Education Foundation support three distinguished awards for teaching excellence:


Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award

  • Recognizes long (not less than 20 years) and devoted service in teaching materials science and engineering.

  • The ability to inspire and impart enthusiasm to students, and significant materials accomplishments, are key considerations.

  • Requires five years of current, continuous ASM membership.

  • Requires three statements from close associates.

Instructions for Nominations (pdf)
Nomination Form (pdf)

Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award Winners

Nominations are due by February 1 (two years prior to presentation).



Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers

  • Recognizes a teacher of materials science, materials engineering, design and processing.

  • The ability to impart knowledge and enthusiasm to students is a key consideration.

  • As the award is for a young teacher, the nominee must be 35 years of age or younger by May 15 of the award year.

  • Requires current ASM membership.

Instructions for Nominations (pdf)
Nomination Form (pdf)

Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers Winners

Nominations are due by March 1 (prior to year of presentation).


Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award

  • Award was established through a generous donation by Dr. Kulkarni (past ASM Trustee) and his family to honor and recognize the accomplishments of a U.S. high school science teacher who has demonstrated a significant and sustained impact on pre-college age students.

  • Candidate must be a full or part-time actively employed U.S. high school teacher.

  • Suggested candidates include past recipients of ASM Foundation K-12 Teacher Grants and graduates of the ASM Materials Camp® Teachers Camp program. ASM Trustees and ASM Foundation Trustees may nominate a teacher who does not belong to these two categories.

  • Any ASM member may forward a qualified application/nomination for consideration.

  • Award includes cash grant of $2,000 plus the recipient's travel cost of up to $500 (to receive the award at the ASM Awards Dinner).

Nomination Form (pdf fillable form)

Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award Winners

Nominations are due by June 30