SC&E Awards: Call for Nominations

03/19/2014

The SC&E Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2013-2014 academic year. Some of the categories for the awards alternate from year to year; faculty awards rotate between “teaching” and “research” and staff awards rotate between “research” and “administrative.” The SC&E awards for the best M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation may be granted every year and recognition of outstanding service by a faculty or staff member is awarded on an ad hoc basis.

This year’s categories are:

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

Outstanding Research Staff Award

Outstanding Student Thesis Award

Outstanding Student Dissertation Award

In addition to the recognition of your colleagues, a plaque and a cash award are given to each recipient. The following are the cash award and the required supporting materials for this year’s awards:

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award: $1,000

Materials should include two supporting letters and full PS-36 style curriculum vitae including a list of courses taught, peer-reviewed publications, and research grants.  The person writing the nominating letter should initiate a second letter from a colleague. In addition, results from recent teaching evaluations should be included in the packet. This award is limited to tenured or tenure-track faculty in SC&E.

Outstanding Research Staff Award: $1,000

Supporting materials should include two letters of support (one letter written by the nominee’s immediate supervisor) and a resume. Job classifications eligible for this award include: Post-doc, Computer Analyst, Computer Manager, Information Technology Analyst, Manager, Manager-Data Processing, Research Associate, and Research Specialist.

Outstanding Student Thesis Award: $500

Nomination packets should include a letter of support from the major professor, a full curriculum vitae, thesis abstract, and reprints or pre-prints of any published papers. Eligible students include those who have graduated last summer or last fall or who will graduate this spring semester.

Outstanding Student Dissertation Award: $500

Supporting materials should include a letter of support from the major professor, a full curriculum vitae, the dissertation abstract, and reprints or pre-prints of any published papers. Eligible students include those who have graduated last summer or last fall or who will graduate this spring semester.

The Awards Committee may consider, if applicable, special nominations for the Faculty/Staff Outstanding Service Award and the Distinguished Faculty Award, which are not annual awards, but are available to recognize extraordinary service or accomplishments.

The SC&E Awards Committee will base the selection of the recipients on their evaluation of the required supporting materials. Nominations, accompanied by all supporting documents, should be submitted to Lily Pham in the SC&E office, 3253 Energy, Coast & Environment Building, no later than March 31 at 4:00 PM.  The winners will be recognized and will receive their awards at the SC&E Annual Awards Convocation to be held in the ECE Rotunda Auditorium on May 9, 2014.

Thank you for your role in helping to recognize and reward excellence among the students, staff, and faculty of SC&E.