Deadline Extended: AISES Professional of the Year Award Nominations

The Deadline has been extended to July 10, 2015 (postmarked)

In recognition of the significant contributions American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have made to the STEM disciplines, AISES conducts the Professional Awards Program. 2015 will be the twelfth year recognizing the accomplishments of these individuals as leaders, innovators, and role models. AISES is currently seeking nominees for its Professional Awards, as described below.

Eligibility
Any American Indian/Alaska Native is eligible for consideration of a AISES Professional Award based on their experience outlined under each award category.

Award Categories and Definitions:

Executive Excellence
The nominee must be an experienced upper-level manager or a well-established engineer, scientist, professional, or academician who has significant department and budget responsibilities.

The Executive Excellence nominee will be evaluated on the following criteria (100 points total):

  • Uniqueness of his/her obtained goal (20 points)
  • Level of responsibilities (20 points)
  • Degree of discipline for level of performance (20 points)
  • Ability to overcome obstacles facing minorities in his/her field (20 points)
  • Potential as a role model (10 points)
  • Demonstrated involvement with American Indian or Alaskan Native community (10 points)
Technical Excellence
The nominee must have made a significant contribution to science, engineering or technology by having designed, developed, managed or assisted in the development of a product, service, system or intellectual property.

The Technical Excellence nominee will be evaluated on the following criteria (100 points total):

  • Uniqueness of his/her research (20 points)
  • Degree of impact work has on humankind (20 points)
  • Patents or Published works (20 points)
  • Potential as a role model (20 points)
  • Demonstrated involvement with American Indian or Alaskan Native community (20 points)

Most Promising Engineer or Scientist
The nominee must be a professional engineer or scientist with less than five years’ experience after earning his/her last degree. The candidate’s early technical contributions should already indicate a promising career.

The Most Promising Engineer or Scientist will be evaluated on the following criteria (100 points total):

  • Uniqueness and or innovation of contributions to organization (20 points)
  • Leadership abilities and/or initiative (20 points)
  • Professional and technical achievement to date (20 points)
  • Potential for advancement (20 points)
  • Demonstrated involvement with American Indian or Alaskan Native community (20 points)

Overall Professional of the Year
Based on overall leadership and technical achievement, the most outstanding of all nominees will be selected as the AISES Professional of the Year. From the remaining nominees, and award recipient will be selected for each nomination category.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Application Postmark Deadline is July 10, 2015

For the 2015 Nomination Form, click here

Questions?

Contact Laurence Brown, Chair, AISES Corporate Advisory Council, at lebrown@sandia.gov.

The 2015 awards ceremony takes place during the AISES National Conference: November 19-21, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ.