About the award
The James H. McGraw Award is presented for outstanding contributions to engineering technology education. Established by the McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1950, the award is now co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill Higher Education, the ASEE Engineering Technology Council, and the ASEE Engineering Technology Division. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a certificate.
McGraw, considered the dean of industrial publishers, entered the business as a teacher-turned-subscription-salesman. Over the next 40 years, he laid the foundation of one of the largest industrial publishing organizations in the world.e.