Orange County Branch Newsletter
2011 Annual Awards
ASCE Orange County Branch: Call for Nominations for the 2011 Annual Awards
The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate candidates and projects that you believe should be recognized for their exceptional professional engineering performance and qualities. Any number of applications may be submitted for each of the awards offered.
To submit a nomination, download the submittal form, and submit via email. An electronic application form will be coming soon, and will be available on the Orange County Branch web site. The awards will be presented at the ASCE Orange County Branch Awards Dinner to be held on February 21, 2012. Our program is designed to honor Orange County ASCE members / distinguished individuals / project teams for their engineering excellence. The nominations will be reviewed by the Awards and Nominations Committee chaired by Kathereen M. Shinkai, PE, Past President of the Branch. For questions, email Kathereen or call (949) 701-4033.
The major award and recognition categories are as follows:
Engineer of the Year / Government Engineer of the Year / Land Development Engineer of the Year:
A separate award will be given in each of the three categories. Must have outstanding professional qualities and a reputation for engineering leadership and accomplishments. The entire career of these three applicants are to be considered including, but not limited to, technical experience, community service, engineering accomplishments, ASCE involvement.
Project of the Year / Land Development Project of the Year / Project Achievement:
A separate award will be given in each of the three categories. Presented to Orange County public and private engineering organizations and firms for their outstanding projects. The project must have been completed within the past three years and be worthy of special recognition because of the project’s complexity, scope, or unique engineering features. The application should also name an individual most closely related to the project to receive the award on behalf of the organization if the project is selected.
Sustainable project of the Year: Public and Private:
Presented to Orange County public and private engineering organizations and firms for their outstanding sustainable projects. The project must have been completed within the past three years and be worthy of special recognition because of the project’s sustainable features, and incorporation of green building concepts and material. The application should also name an individual most closely related to the project to receive the award on behalf of the organization if the project is selected.
Engineer of Merit / Government Engineer of Merit:
Awards will be given in each category. Presented to an individual who has achieved significant expertise in a particular field or area of engineering. This person's engineering technical experience must stand above that of his or her peers and he/she must also stand out in the engineering community.
Distinguished Engineering Educator:
Presented to an educator who has been committed to professional engineering activities both inside and outside of the teaching profession. This applicant must show active involvement in student activities, especially in their ASCE Student Chapter, and scientific/engineering achievements with industry applications.
Young Engineer of the Year:
Presented to an engineer with ten or less years of experience. This applicant must show high potential in the engineering profession, with at least one significant engineering accomplishment during the past few years. Active involvement in ASCE is also desirable.
Excellence in Engineering Journalism:
Presented to a journalist or media representative who consistently covers issues of importance to the engineering community, such as rebuilding our infrastructure.
APPLICATION INFORMATION – COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC FORM WITH ATTACHMENTS
Project Nominations Include:
- Project location, description of scope and size (budget range)
- Unique characteristics of project such as special conditions or requirements and reasons why this project stands out among others
- Persons or teams involved, special relationships generated, obstacles overcome, other accolades received.
Candidate Nominations Include:
- Honors and Awards Received
- Experience Record (please list particular major projects or areas in which candidate had made outstanding contributions)
- Contributions to the Profession
- Civic Contributions, and
Nomination Packet Requirements Include:
- Award Category,
- Name of Candidate or Project,
- Primary responsible Individual (for projects),
- Company/Agency name, address, phone, fax and e-mail for both Candidate and Nominator.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
To submit an award nomination, download the submittal form, and submit via email.
An electronic application form will be coming soon, and will be available on the Orange County Branch web site.
Submit applications no later than December 23, 2011. Attach as many additional pages as needed, but please be concise and identify / submit each category separately.
Submit To / Questions:
Telephone (949) 701-4033.