Awarded annually, when merited, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to students proceeding from Third to Fourth year of the program. Selection will be made on the basis of high academic standing, with consideration given to demonstrated leadership in student societies. Endowed in 1998 by family, friends, colleagues and former students of Herb Saravanamuttoo in honour of his retirement after 28 years with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.