Institute and Board Award Nominations Due Feb. 15

January 15, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for AIChE’s 2014 Institute and Board of Directors’ Awards. These awards, to be presented at the November 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, are the Institute’s most prestigious honors, and recognize outstanding contributions across the spectrum of chemical engineering achievement.

Among these high honors are numerous awards that celebrate significant contributions in industrial practice. AIChE’s Awards Committee is calling for more nominations in these industrial categories, which, in addition to the long-established Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice and the Corporate Innovation Award, include recently inaugurated awards for achievements in engineering and construction, research and development, leadership, process operations, and energy and sustainability.

Reflecting on these industry honors, Bert Diemer, chair of the Awards Committee’s Nominations Solicitation Subcommittee, says that the engineering profession finds its ultimate expression in practice. “As an institute of engineers, it is important that AIChE recognize excellence in industrial practice — to heighten the visibility of our societal impact, as well as to provide role models for early-career engineers, students of engineering, and young people evaluating career choices,” he says.

Diemer adds that a healthy selection of high-caliber nominees from industry is needed to establish these newly launched honors within the chemical engineering com- munity, and to shine a deserved spotlight on chemical engineers in industry.“Think about the people in your network whose engineering talents you admire,” encourages Diemer. “If they are in industrial practice, consider nominating them for one of these awards.”

Details about all of the Institute and Board awards, including eligibility criteria and the nomination process, can be found at www.aiche.org/community/awards/institute-awards.

Nomination forms, supporting letters, and supplemental materials should be compiled and saved as a single electronic document (PDF format) and submitted to AIChE on a CD or by email. Nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2014. Address questions about the nomination process to awards@aiche.org.