|John Fritz Medal|
|Awarded for||Outstanding scientific or industrial achievements.|
|Presented by||American Association of Engineering Societies|
|Website||John Fritz Medal Past Recipients|
The John Fritz Medal has been awarded annually since 1902 by the American Association of Engineering Societies for "outstanding scientific or industrial achievements". The medal was created for the 80th birthday of John Fritz, who lived between 1822 and 1913.
The John Fritz Medal is described by some as the Nobel Prize for engineering."Lynn Beedle, `a world engineer, dies at 85.," News Article at lehigh.edu, October 30, 2003. Accessed 2017-09-13. This prestigious award is given annually for notable scientific or industrial achievements. It is granted to living people, but also posthumous. Since its initiation in 1902 it has been not awarded four years.
The John Fritz Medal board once consisted of sixteen representatives is four national societies in the fields of civil engineering, mining, metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.