G. A. Brewer

In memory of Given A. Brewer, Teledyne Engineering Services, Waltham, Massachuetts, established the Brewer Teledyne Award in 1989 (now called Brewer Award).

Mr. Brewer created Brewer Engineering Laboratories. As its director, Mr. Brewer carried out over 700 projects using experimental and theoretical techniques. His business was later sold to Teledyne and he became a consultant to the company. Mr. Brewer was a valued member of SEM and was active in both leadership and technical activities. The annual award will consist of an award plaque in the recipient’s name.

The criteria for the award stipulates that it be given to “an outstanding practicing experimentalist” chosen by the Honors Committee. The award is intended as recognition of skill in the practical application of experimental mechanics techniques. A person whose primary affiliation is with a university would be eligible if substantial amounts of consulting work involved hands-on experimental analysis. The first Brewer-Teledyne award was presented in June, 1989 to (Mrs.) Heidi Brewer in her husband’s memory.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form

2018 Recipient
In recognition of her/his contributions as an outstanding practicing experimental stress analyst.

Gary Foss
Gary Foss retired in 2016 from the Boeing Company as a test engineer and Technical Fellow for experimental modal analysis and ground vibration testing. Over a thirty-five-year career at Boeing he performed modal tests for programs across all Boeing divisions, and contract modal tests across the industry. As an SEM member, he attended 23 IMAC conferences between 1991 and 2016, where he authored or co-authored eighteen technical papers on experimental techniques. He served on the SEM Executive Board, and as SEM Sensors & Instrumentation Technical Division Chairman from 2007-2016. With his passion for K-12 STEM education, he serves as vice president of the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair and organizes the judging of SEM and AIAA awards for pre-college students at the annual Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Brewer Award in the past.

2017 - C. Farrar
2015 - P. Reu
2014 - R. Mayes
2012 - H. Schreier
2010 - R.M. French
2009 - C.T. Wu
2008 - E. O’Brien
2006 - R. Burguete
2005 - R. Slaminko
2004 - J.L. Turner
2003 - K.G. McConnell
2002 - A. Voloshin
2001 - B. Han
2000 - B.R. Boyce
1999 - S. K. Foss
1998 - R.C. Schwarz
1997 - D.W. Windstein
1996 - J.S. Epstein
1995 - G.E. Maddux
1994 - A.U. Kutsay
1993 - S. Wnuk
1992 - J. Cernosek
1991 - F.B. Stern
1990 - B.C. Dykes
1989 - H. Brewer