We are attempting to post all Timoshenko Medal Lectures online, but we need your help

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The year 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Timoshenko Medal. Every November at the Annual Applied Mechanics Dinner , the medalist of the year delivers a lecture. Taken together, these lectures provide a long perspective of our field, as well as capsules of the lives of extraordinary individuals.

iMechanica is attempting to post all Timoshenko Medal Lectures online. You can locate the posted lectures by using the link Timoshenko Lectures.

If you have the text of a lecture that is missing from the list, please contact us. An electronic file will be great, but we can also use an optical character recognition (OCR) software to convert a text on paper into an electronic file.

This is a great idea.

I'm curious when this tradition of giving an acceptance speech started for the Timoshenko Medal.

acceptance speech printed in Applied Mechanics Newsletters

The Applied Mechanics Newsletter started printing the texts of the speeches in late 1980s. You might be able to find these printed, but it might be hard to find the earlier ones.