United States – 1994

Steel has provided significant service to many organizations in the computer field, particularly ACM, ANSI, IFIP, and SHARE.

ACM Distinguished Service Award
United States – 1977

"His services to the whole computing compuunity since 1955 are so many and so impressive that a simple list of all of them would run to many pages. His major services have been to ACM, ANSI (and its predecessor), IFIP, and SHARE; thus ACM is recognizing for its highest service award an individual whose service to several organizations is a testimony to his concern for many aspects of the computing field."