The purpose of the Awards Committee is to select candidates for the various EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Awards. The Awards Committee investigates potential nominees, secures biographical data, presents candidate names for the advice and consent of EXCOM during the Spring Meeting Series, and obtains the plaque for presentation at the Annual General Meeting.
Outstanding Contributions Award
The Outstanding Contributions Award is EOS/ESD Association's most prestigious award. It is awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution to either the development or the operation of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. or has had a significant impact in the field of EOS/ESD. Potential candidates for the Outstanding Contributions Award are not required to be members of EOS/ESD Association, Inc.. The final selection is approved by EXCOM. Recipient Criteria as follows:
- Mandatory Requirements
- Must have been actively involved in ESD for greater than 5 years.
- Served on:
- Session Chair
- Standards or
- Other Association Committee
- Tutored, mentored or asked to be a consultant by others.
- Is recognized for excellence by others.
- Recognized for technical achievements in own area of ESD.
- Consistent and continuous contributions.
- Final Selection:
- Initiated a new branch of ESD (new topics or fields of interests).
- Pioneering work that led to other industry technology advances.
The Awards Committee Chairperson and/or the President of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. will present the Outstanding Contributions Award.
*Note: Recipients of the Outstanding Contributions Award also receive complimentary EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Lifetime membership.
ESD Association Founders Award
The Founders Award is presented t a member or former member of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. who was involved in the formation and growth of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. or the EOS/ESD Symposium. The Founders Award is presented at the Annual General Meeting.
Industry Pioneer Award
The Industry Pioneer Award is presented to individuals who have made major contributions in the development of EOS/ESD theory, products, standards or other related fields of interest. The recipient of the Industry Pioneer Award does not have to be a member of EOS/ESD Association, Inc.. The Industry Pioneer Award is presented at the Annual General Meeting.
Industry Contribution Award
Presented to a company that has made significant contributions to the industry overall while supporting EOS/ESD Association, Inc. The Industry Contribution Award is presented at the Annual General Meeting.
Joel Weidendorf Memorial Standards Award
The Joel Weidendorf Memorial Standards Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Standards. The candidate for this award is chosen by the Chairman of the Standards Committee and is presented at the annual volunteer recognition event.
The David Barber Sr. Memorial (Symposium) Award
The David Barber Sr. Memorial Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development, organization, management, and growth of the EOS/ESD Symposium. The candidate for this award is chosen by the Symposium Business Unit Manager and current General Chair, and is presented at the annual volunteer recognition event.
Ed Weggeland Memorial Recognition Award
The Ed Weggeland Memorial Recognition Award is presented to individuals and/or companies who have demonstrated exemplary dedication to EOS/ESD Association, Inc. through continuous support of programs, leadership in the various committees and, above all, for making indelible contributions to the management of the organization.
EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Presidents Award
The Presidents award is presented in recognition of significant contributions, leadership and management that has enhanced EOS/ESD Association, Inc. operations and effectiveness in serving industry and the organization. The candidate is chosen by EOS/ESD Association, Inc. President and is presented at the annual volunteer recognition event.
Volunteers Recognizing Volunteers & Volunteer Merit Award
The Volunteer merit award is to recognize the dedication, exemplary effort, and/or outstanding participation of an EOS/ESD Association volunteer in regard to the development and promulgation of EOS/ESD Association, Inc. activities and committee work with the nominations coming from volunteer peers.
EOS/ESD Symposium Paper Awards
The “Best Paper Award” and the “Best Student Paper” Award are selected by the TPC Awards Committee, comprised of the TPC Chair (Awards Committee Chair), Sub-Committee Chairs, Vice-General Chair and General Chair. Papers are recommended for award by the Sub-Committee Chairs. Each paper/presentation recommended for an award is evaluated and voted on by each commitee member. The paper with the highest average score then receives the award.
“Student Papers” shall be submitted by a full time student (at the time of the abstracts submission), studies can be persued at Universities or through Companies, and the candidate must present the work at the symposium.
The “Symposium Outstanding Paper Award” is chosen from all presented papers and is based on the attendee feedback questionnaire, which includes their votes.