Saturday, November 16, 2019
Hockenberry Wins AAES Engineering Journalism Award
Hockenberry Wins AAES Engineering Journalism Award Hockenberry Wins AAES Engineering Journalism Award Hockenberry Wins AAES Engineering Journalism Award John Hockenberry (center), winner of the 2015 AAES Engineering Journalism Award winner, was joined by (left to right) ASME Executive Director Thomas G. Loughlin, Past President Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb, Immediate Past President J. Robert Sims, and ASME President Julio C. Guerrero at the ceremony on April 20. (Photo by Granted Photography) The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) recently honored award-winning television, cable and radio anchor John Hockenberry with its prestigious 2015 AAES Engineering Journalism Award for his work in helping promote the engineering professions impact on society. The award was presented to Hockenberry at the AAES Annual Awards Banquet and Ceremony on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Hockenberry was selected to receive the award for his outstanding contributions to improve public understanding of standards creation and the engineering profession. These endeavors included hosting Meeting the Standard, a four-part series discussing ASMEs activities in the area of codes and stands that aired on his radio program The Takeaway in January 2014, and moderating the ASME Decision Point Dialogue session Critical Thinking, Critical Choices: What Really Matters in STEM, which kicked off the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in Washington, D.C., in April 2014. Hockenberry was nominated for the award by ASME Executive Director Thomas G. Loughlin, who attended the AAES banquet. ASME President Julio C. Guerrero, Immediate Past President J. Robert Sims and Past President Madiha El Mehelmy Kotb also represented the Society at the ceremony. A three-time Peabody Award winner and four-time Emmy winner, Hockenberry is the creator, host and co-managing editor of The Takeaway, a morning radio news program that was co-produced by WNYC-New York Public Radio and Public Radio International in collaboration with editorial partners The New York Times and WGBH Radio in Boston. In addition to his numerous professional recognitions, Hockenberry is also a recipient of the ASME Presidents Award, which is presented to prominent individuals, industry, government agencies or to colleges and universities that havedemonstrated significant contributions to the engineering profession and to technological advancement. During his distinguished career, which has spanned more than 30 years, Hockenberry has also served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, anchor of the MSNBC programs Hockenberry and Edgewise, correspondent for the ABC News series Day One, host of the National Public Radio call-in program Talk of the Nation, and NPRs Middle-East bureau chief and correspondent, among other notable assignments. Hockenberry, who was appointed to the White House Fellows Commission by President Barack Obama in 2009, is also the author of a novel, A River Out of Eden, and an autobiography, Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence.