Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Awards

Recognition

Fellows

Fellows shall be persons who have achieved distinction in the field of Mass Properties Engineering or who have materially contributed to the advancement of the Society.

A list of SAWE Fellows is shown below.
Deceased (*)

InitialsLast NameYear
R.Aasen2006
B.L.Anderson2002
*J.L.Anderson1982
*J.M.Arnold1969
*C.L.Baer1969
R.E.Baum1984
M.R.Becker1971
*C.E.Beddoes1974
*C.E.Belknap1969
*R.L.Belt2002
*G.W.Benedict1972
I.A.Bennett2018
*R.L.Benson1969
R.A.Bird2016
J.Booth2023
*P.D.Borden1999
C.Bower2012
C.Bowser2007
R.Boynton1992
W.Boze2008
A.P.Brooks2008
F.C.Brown2021
P.M.Brown2010
J.W.Burns1999
*W.E.Caddell1986
D.S.Cash2021
D.M.Cate1991
*B.E.Catterson1985
D.J.Cekal2007
J.A.Cerro2008
J.W.Chapman1973
W.M.Childers2010
*R.M.Chrisco1992
D.Cimino2004
R.Clapp2008
*B.B.Coker1975
*L.Crook1970
A.M.Cutright2019
R.L.Crossen1975
E.W.Davis2009
M.M.Davis1971
*T.L.Davis1986
*L.A.Duffey1971
*L.Edington1994
*M.P.Erhard1974
C.Filioppulos2006
*F.Fong1980
*B.H.Fowler
R.L.Fox2000
W.A.Fox2005
*J.E.Fuller1971
D.Gamble2023
Dr. D.Gerren2017
F.B.Gattis2000
*W.J.Giesler1986
R.A.Gilchrist2015
R.J.Gilliam2001
R.Gonzalez-Gonzalez2013
*T.J.Graham1990
V.Graham2011
C.B.Griesinger1994
W.T.Griffiths2010
J.M.Gutierrez-Zazua2010
D.L.Hansch2017
J.T.Hargrave1999
*G.E.Henning1973
K.W.Higham1992
R.Hook1975
B.Huber2001
R.J.Hundl2011
R.N.Jensen1983
C.L.Jodry1990
F.W.Johnson1986
*R.E.Johnston1981
A.R.Kampschafer1969
R.Kelm2003
P.L.Kennedy2013
*P.H.Kern1983
V.J. 'Whidy'Kiskunas2015
*R.Kleinhans1972
R.V.Knaus1972
T.A.Koonce2003
U.Kueper2012
*B.M.Lake1986
S.Larson2009
J.B.Leotta1997
L.J.Linner1998
*J.G.Lotta1977
*L.Lucero1988
*I.O.MacConochie1992
G.S.Mathews1991
G.W.Maijala2006
N.Marickovich2019
M.Mascaray-Rufas2010
G.Mastinu2015
R.D.Maxwell1988
D.McCloud2012
*J.McLaughlin1979
*E.I.Miller1983
J.C.Mitchell1972
*P.M.Mitchell2009
J.E.Mullen1975
M.K.Myers1996
J.H.Nakai1998
M.Notarangelo2009
B.H.Oman1987
E.R.Oguzhan2009
T.E.Oole1982
D.Petersen2022
E.Peterson2004
W.L.Peterson2000
J.L.Pierson1996
M.M.Post1969
G.Previati2021
A.J.Primozich2011
*C.R.Pullen1969
G.Ray2015
M.A.Redmond2003
G.T.Richbourg1999
*R.W.Ridenour1989
G.Roach2023
A.C.Robinson1969
D.T.Rowley2018
C.Rosenberger2018
R.P.Saunders1977
J.C.Salvaggio2004
*J.W.Schiermeier1969
R.F.Schliesser1970
A.H.Schmidt1989
T.M.Schultz2005
A.Schuster2005
P.W.Scott2000
*E.I.Seiden1976
W.H.Sellner2001
*R.A.Shinn1999
*C.F.Smith Jr.1974
H.R.Smoot2015
*R.J.Spivy1988
R.S.St. John1987
*R.N.Staton1987
C.D.Stephenson2018
*W.S.Strand1973
*E.K.Straubinger1983
*G.J.Strom Jr.1987
G.Sudarsan2013
*R.H.Swan1974
R.J.Taylor1984
D.Tellet2007
A.P.Tilley1993
A.N.Titcomb2007
G.E.Tschabold2006
*J.L.Valentine2002
R.C.Vandyk2017
R.Watkins2014
*B.L.Walker2001
*D.J.Weiler1987
*J.T.Werner1978
B.P.Wiegand2022
*J.S.Wisniewski1978
*R.W.Wood1989
D.P.Ya√Īez2020
*W.B.Yinger1969
*W.F.Young1982
R.L.Zimmerman2008

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellows shall be persons who have achieved eminence in Mass Properties Engineering or who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society.

A list of SAWE Honorary Fellows below.
Deceased (*)

InitialsLast NameYear
C.D.Akey1999
J.M.Arnold1979
C.O.Bailey
Dr. H.W.Barlow
R.E.Baum1992
L.D.Bell
R.L.Belt2004
G.W.Benedict1974
R.L.Benson1974
C.Bower2018
R.Boynton1998
W.Boze2014
A.P.Brooks2012
E.M.Brown1965
P.M.Brown2015
D.M.Cate2010
J.A.Cerro2013
R.M.Chrisco2001
D.Cimino2023
B.B.Coker1978
J.A.Crabtree
R.L.Crossen1989
M.M.Davis1975
C.Deganahl
K.E.Dental1969
L.A.Duffey1973
G.L.Duvall1968
M.P.Erhard1977
Sir A.H.R.Fedden
*E.S.Fife
*F.Fong1988
*H.B.Fowler1971
R.L.Fox2003
W.A.Fox2016
*J.E.Fuller1976
F.B.Gattis2004
Dr. D.Gerren2023
*F.C.Geiselhart
*W.J.Giesler1993
C.B.Griesinger2000
W.T.Griffiths2015
*L.R.Hackney
*C.A.Hangoe1959
J.T.Hargrave2005
*C.L.Heckard
*E.H.Heinemann
*Dr. W.B.Herbst1997
R.JHundl2018
*F.E.Hyatt
*H.L.Jensen Jr.1965
C.L.Jodry1998
*R.E.Johnston1984
*A.S.Karadimos1972
*A.Kartveli
*O.A.Kelly Jr.1967
*E.A.Langleben1960
*J.G.Lotta1983
*L.Lucero2000
*I.O.MacConochie2002
G.Maijala2016
M.Mascaray-Rufas2017
*J.R.McCarty1959
*J.McLaughlin1984
*J.F.Michel1965
*J.C.Mitchell1983
*J.J.Morgan1966
*L.S.Mull
*R.A.Mundhenk
*G.G.Munroe1969
*F.J.Myer
J.H.Nakai2006
*J.K.Northrop
E.R.Oguzhan2019
T.E.Oole1997
*E.L.Payne1963
*R.F.Pence
E.Peterson2009
J.L.Pierson2002
A.J.Primozich2017
*C.R.Pullen1971
R.W.Ridenour1992
*A.C.Robinson1975
*J.W.Schiermeier1972
T.M.Schultz2010
A.Schuster2011
*E.I.Seiden1981
W.H.Sellner2007
*D.L.Smith1956
H.R.Smoot2022
*R.J.Spivy1995
*W.H.Statler
*R.N.Staton1994
*R.H.Swan1985
D.Tellet2022
*M.F.Taylor
R.J.Taylor1996
*A.J.Thiebolt
A.N.Titcomb2013
*J.L.Valentine2008
*D.R.Watson
*G.Weiss1956
A.J.Wells2009
*J.T.Werner1981
*F.H.Wetmore1962
*G.R.Williams1969
*J.S.Wisniewski1980
*R.W.Wood1996
*W.F.Young1986
R.L.Zimmerman2014

Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Boynton, both personally and through his company, Space Electronics, has been a long-time supporter of and contributor to the Society of Allied Weight Engineers.  As a prominent colleague and personal friend of many members, the Society instituted an award in 2010 to honor his contributions and legacy as a member of this organization. This ongoing award will keep Mr. Boynton’s legacy alive as an inspiration for our members long after the ending of his remarkable career.  The Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a member of SAWE that has demonstrated extraordinarily strong and sustained support of the SAWE over a significant number of years.

 

Deceased (*)

YearNameChapter
2010Richard S. BoyntonBoston
2011R. E. JohnstonSan Fernando Valley
2012W. H. SellnerCentral European
*2013I. O. MacConochieHampton Roads
2014R. L. FoxLos Angeles
2018R. W. RidenourSt. Louis
2022D. TelletHampton Roads
2023R. ZimmermanRocky Mountain

Ed Payne Award

The Ed Payne Award is presented to young engineers, under the age of 35 at time of application, who have made significant contributions to the SAWE or the mass properties engineering profession.

YearNameChapter
1971Robert "Jim" TaylorSt. Louis
1972Roger S. St. JohnTexas
1973NONE
1974NONE
1975NONE
1976NONE
1977Rudy P. JaseniukSan Diego
1978R. Ernie StephensAtlanta
1979Tom E. OoleKitty Hawk
1980NONE
1981Gary W. BalthropSan Diego
1982NONE
1983NONE
1984NONE
1985F.L. "Fred" BurkhartSan Diego
1985L.J. "Larry" LinnerAtlanta
1986John T. HargraveLos Angeles
1987C.B. "Cathy" GriesingerLos Angeles
1987Gregory J. BurchBaltimore/Washington
1988Daniel E. McCraryAtlanta
1989Kelvin H. KlinkSeattle
1990Stephen B. DyessPhiladelphia
1991Tuan T. OngTexas
1992Leah A. SnellGulfport
1992A.V. "Andy" McGillSan Diego
1993B.B. "Berlin" BenfieldTexas
1994A.M. "Ada" LesterHampton Roads
1994Errol R. OguzhanTexas
1995Luis R. CarusLos Angeles
1996Kevin D. HenthornArizona
1996Glen T. RichbourgSan Francisco
1997R.N. "Randy" ThornhillHampton Roads
1998A.P. "Andy" BrooksTexas
1998T.A. "Tom" KoonceSan Fernando Valley
1999G.J. "Gayl" MillerSt. Louis
1999Brett L. AndersonWichita
2000NONE
2001Eric PetersonMember At large
2002NONE
2003Vic GrahamWichita
2004NONE
2005Darren L. McCloudWichita
2006NONE
2007NONE
2008Erin BurgessSan Fernando Valley
2008Ruben Gonzalez-GonzalezCentral Europe
2008A.J. "Primo" PrimozichKitty Hawk
2009Kristen M. TerryRocky Mountain
2010D.L. "Dave" HanschHampton Roads
2010Richard PreciadoSan Fernando Valley
2011Amanda M. CutrightHampton Roads
2011Rick Watkins
2012NONE
2013NONE
2014George ShpatiCanada
2014Aaron WheelerTexas
2015Ben Palmer
2015Casey ReganSeattle
2016Elizabeth CercadoSeattle
2016Vera Beatriz Gomide de PaulaBrazil
2017April M. TangCanada
2017Andrew S. WalkerMojave
2018Brian HuberTexas
2018Lori SandbergHouston
2018Simone UmbachCentral Europe
2020Melissa GrayKitty Hawk
2021Peter StubbersSoutheast Region
2022NONE
2023Alex DanklefsenTexas
2023Gregory "Ross" CampbellSoutheast Region

L. R. "Mike" Hackney Award

The L. R. "Mike" Hackney Award is given to the author or authors of the best technical paper presented at the conference. Papers are judged for technical content, originality, usefulness, value, clarity, style, and form. Balloting is by each member of the Technical Committee.

YearPaper NoPaper TitleAuthors
20233786Incorporating Non-Random Mass Properties UncertaintiesJohn Nakai
20223745Weight Management for On-Shore ModulesRobert Hundl, Fluor
20213765Mass Properties and Automotive Directional StabilityBrian Paul Wiegand, P.E.
20203752A Portable Device for Measuring the Cog: Design, Error Analysis and CalibrationGiorgio Previati, Federico Ballo, Massimiliano Gobbi, Politecnico di Milano
20193710Application of the Law of Propagation of Uncertainties to a Weight and CG Measurement SystemAnjie Emmett, Analytical Mechanics Associates (AMA), Inc. / NASA Langley Research Center
20183700On Techniques for Correcting Entrained Air Errors during MOI Measurement of Aircraft Control SurfacesDaniel Otlowski, Space Electronics, LLC
20173677Considerations for Reviewing Ship and Submarine Weight ReportsDavid Tellet, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
20163660Development of a Conceptual Flight Vehicle Design Weight Estimation Method LibraryAndrew Walker, Lockheed Martin
20153639Weights Engineering of Historic VesselsSean Kerry, CSC Advanced Marine Center 
20143620Inertia Uncertainty Coordinate TransformationAdam M. Tahir and John H. Nakai
20133569Revisiting Seawater Density and its Impact on Submarine DesignDavid Tellet, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
20123547Implementation of a Tool Chain for Extended Physics-Based Wing Mass Estimation in Early Design StagesFeliz Dorbath, Björn Nagel, and Volker Golinick
20113521Mass Properties and Automotive Vertical AccelerationBrian Paul Wiegand, P.E.
20103501Simulation-based Transitional Stability Criteria for SubmarinesDavid Tellet, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
20093468Quantifying Uncertainty and Risk in Vehicle Mass Properties Throughout the Design Development PhaseWilliam Boze - Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Patrick Hester, Ph.D. - Old Dominion University
20083460Using a Two-Plane Spin Balance Instrument to Balance a Satellite Rotor About Its Own BearingsKurt Wiener, Paul Kennedy, Daniel Otlowski, Brandun Rathbun - Space Electronics, LLC
20073430Systems Weight Estimation Enhanced Method for Early Project PhasesIsabel Banel-Caule - Airbus-France
20063384Measuring Weight and Center of Gravity Using Load CellsBrad Hill, The Boeing Company
20053360Are You Sure - Uncertainty in Mass Properties EngineeringJohn Nakai, Robert Zimmerman - Lockheed Martin Astronautics
20053367Inclining Experiment Sensitivity Analysis Using Excel Simulation ToolsDavid Tellet, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
20043325Mass Property Measurement in the X-38 ProjectWayne Peterson, NASA Johnson Space Center
20033310SUMMASSPROPS - An Excel VBA Solution for Summing Mass PropertiesRobert Zimmerman, Lockheed Martin Astronautics
20023237Obtaining Optimal Results with Filar Pendulums for Moment of Inertia MeasurementsDavid Lyons, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
20013156Standard SAWE Mass Properties Calculation Software and AlgorithmsRichard Boynton, Kurt Wiener - Space Electronics Inc, John Nakai - Lockheed Martin Astronautics, George Strom - Retired
20003001Technology Evaluation Via Loss Management Models Formulated in Terms of Vehicle WeightBryce Roth, PhD Candidate, Dr. Dimitri Mavis, Professor - Georgia Institute of Technology
19992459The Moment of Inertia of FluidsRichard Boynton, Space Electronics Inc
19982444Mass Properties Measurement HandbookRichard Boynton, Kurt Wiener - Space Electronics Inc
19972352Hidden Errors in Turbine Blade Moment Measurement and How to Avoid ThemRichard Boynton - Space Electronics, Inc.
19972406Advanced Fuselage Weight Transportation for the New Generation of Transport AircraftRoland Schmidt, Martin Läpple, Roland Kelm - Daimler Benz Aerospace Airbus GmBH
19962329Method for Balancing VTOL/VSTOl AircraftKarl L. Sanders - Aeronautical Engineer, Consultant
19952283Wing Primary Structure Weight Estimation of Transport Aircraft in the Pre-Development PhaseRoland Kelm, Martin Läpple - Daimler Benz Aerospace Airbus GmBH, Michael Grabietz - Grabietz Engineering
19942228Aircraft Cost Estimation Methodology and Value of a Pound Derivation for Preliminary Design Development ApplicationsJ. Wayne Burns -Vought Aircraft
19932172Introduction to Stealth Aircraft Weight PenaltiesJ. Wayne Burns -Vought Aircraft
19922090Advanced Composites Sizing Guide for Preliminary Weight EstimatesJ. Wayne Burns - LTV Aircraft Products
19912020Weight Estimating Guide for Advanced CompositesJ. Wayne Burns - LTV Aircraft Products
19901939How to Calculate and Minimize Errors When Performing Multiple Instrument C.G. MeasurementsGreg (Spike) Jones - Lockheed Missiles and Space Company
19891901Derivation of a Fuselage Weight Estimating RelationshipPaul W. Scott - Douglas Aircraft Company
19881840Loadability Considerations in Preliminary DesignPaul W. Scott - Douglas Aircraft Company
19871760Sizing Missile Guidance SystemsJerry Pierson - LTV Missiles Division
19861693The Cost Effectiveness of Weight Reduction by Advanced Material SubstitutionPaul W. Scott - Douglas Aircraft Company
19851689Straining for Weight Savings in Advanced CompositesLarry J. Linner - Lockheed California Company
19841578A Sensitivity Analysis for Composite Structure WeightRussel G. Maguire - Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
19831565The Contribution of the Composite Material Constituents to the Laminate Structural WeightRussel G. Maguire - Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
19821497Missile Body Weight PredictionJ. R. Atkinson, R. N. Staton - Vought Corporation
19811432Potential Benefits of Integrated Active Controls Systems for Current Technology Commercial TransportsJohn D. Brown, Charles J. Thomas - Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
19801386A Design Analysis Technique for Evaluating Size and Weight of V/STOL Lift FansPaul F. Piscopo, - Naval Air Propulsion Center, Rodger S. St. John - Vought Corporation
19791303Structual Design of Free-Flying Solar-Reflecting SatellitesJohn M. Hedgepeth, Karl K. Knapp, Laurence A. Finley - Astro Research Corporation
19781242The Impact of Active Control Technology on StructuresHelmut Zimmerman - VFW-Fokker GMBH, Otto Sensburg - MBB-GMBH
19771164Weight Estimation of Composite and Monolithic Spherical Pressure VesselsC. K. McBaine - Rockwell International Space Division
19761100Survivable Fuel SystemsA. J. Holten - AFFDL, R. R. Sorrells - Vought Corporation
19761108Optimization of Liquid Propellant Tank BulkheadsD. Lee Browning - General Dynamics Convair
19751044Weight Effects of Structural Material VariationL. E. Lewis, R. S. St. John - LTV Aerospace Corporation
19741021A Procedure for Calculating the Weight of Wing Structures with Increased Service LifeWolfgang Schneider - VFW-Fokker GMBH
1973981Fuselage Structure Weight PredictionDavid M. Simpson - Hawker Siddley Aviation, Ltd
1972937The Area Ratio MethodPaul W. Scott - Douglas Aircraft Company
1971882Preflight Balance Error Analysis for Dual-Spin SatellitesJ. P. Lagana, J. G. Lotta - Hughes Aircraft Company
1970860Merchant Ship Weight EstimationT. Lamb - Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock
1969761High Lift Devices, A Weight and Performance Trade-Off MethodologyKarl L. Sanders - Ryan Aeronautical Corporation
1968670Determination of Weight, Volume and Cost for Tankers and Cargo ShipsRoger P. Johnson, Henry P. Rumble - The Rand Corporation

Special Merit Award

Occasionally an award is given due to the significance of an achievement or the exceptional merit of a technical paper.

Scholarships

The SAWE has also established a scholarship fund for engineering students with the principal growing by donations from individuals, chapters, and corporations as well as by sale of our popular Introduction to Weight Engineering textbook. To date, the Society has established endowments at three universities; each provides $1,000 scholarships annually. The first such scholarship was endowed at the University of Texas at Arlington by the Texas Chapter in 1989. The Society has also endowed permanent annual scholarships at West Virginia University in 1999 and at Wichita State University in 2000. In addition, a scholarship award of $1,000 has been given annually since 1994 to an engineering student interested in mass properties engineering at a university within the geographic area of the annual International Conference. The SAWE chapter that hosts the annual International Conference selects the university receiving this annual scholarship money.

The SAWE introduced a scholarship program in 2002 for children and grandchildren of SAWE members who plan to continue their education in college. This program annually distributes scholarships to children of SAWE members. Scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in a curriculum of the student’s choice.

SAWE Scholarship

Frank Fong Scholarship

The SAWE/Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship was established by SAWE and the family of SAWE past-President Frank Fong in 2005. The requirement are the same as the SAWE Scholarship but is dedicated toward students enrolled in a technical course of study (e.g. engineering, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, etc.).