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The IVEC Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics was established in 2002 to recognize
outstanding contributions to the field. Anyone or any group of persons working in the field of vacuum electronics
is eligible for this award, which will be presented each year during the IVEC
conference. Anyone in the field may place a colleague in nomination. Selection
of the winner will be made by a vote of the members of the Technical Committee.
Members of the Technical Committee who are nominees may not vote. Only living
persons are eligible for the award. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque
and an award of $2000. If a group nomination is selected for the award they will
each receive a plaque and share the $2000.
Submit your nomination for the 2008 Award by February 1, 2008 to the Chairman of the
Technical Committee, Dr. Dan Goebel, at: Dan.M.Goebel@jpl.nasa.gov.
IVEC Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics
Anyone or any group of persons working in the field of vacuum electronics is eligible
for this award, which is presented each year during the IVEC conference. Anyone
in the field may serve as a Nominator.
A candidate may be placed in nomination by completing Nomination
Form (A-1) or by preparing a statement no longer than two pages that contains
much of the same material. Nominations for the 2008 IVEC Award for Excellence must be submitted via email to the Chairman
of the Technical Committee by February 1, 2008. Selection of the winner
will be made by a vote of the members of the Technical Committee. Members of the
Technical Committee who are nominees may not vote. Names of nominees will be kept in confidence by the Technical Committee. Unsuccessful nominations will automatically be re-submitted once the following year. Nominators are free to resubmit the nomination material (Forms A-1 and A-2) for unsuccessful candidates every two years.
Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required. Authors of letters of recommendation may find the
format of Reference Form (A-2) useful or they may use a format of their own choosing. Members of the Technical Committee may submit nominations for the award,
but may not write letters of recommendation. Only living persons are eligible
for the award. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and an award
of $2000. If a group nomination is selected for the award they will each
receive a plaque and share the $2000.
Submit your nomination for the 2008 IVEC Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics by February 1, 2008 to the Chairman of the
Technical Committee, Dan Goebel, at: Dan.M.Goebel@jpl.nasa.gov.
All the necessary material to assist you in the nomination
process is available below. Again, nominators have the option to use a format
of their own choosing as an alternate to the formal application posted below,
on the condition that each nomination should continue much of the same information
requested in the formal application and should not exceed two pages in length.
IEEE EDS Technical Committee on Vacuum Devices
Nominations should be made in electronic form utilizing Microsoft Word for ease of dissemination. Inclusion of graphics or photographs in the documents is not permitted. Font size should be no smaller than 10 point. Use of a smaller font, or
reduction of copy to fit more words in the space provided, may affect scoring
Proper and Accurate Description of Contributions. A concise and accurate description
of the technical contributions of the Nominee is of paramount importance. Superfluous
or exaggerated prose may detract from, rather than enhance, the nomination. Avoid
undefined technical jargon. Use an acronym only if the full name has been spelled
IMPORTANT: A Nominator should not submit a nomination without first obtaining permission of
the Nominee. The Nominator is the sole contact in the nomination process. Nominees should have no contact with Technical
Committee regarding their own nominations.
Instructions For Completing a nomination for the 2008 IVEC Award for excellence
Responsibilities of a Nominator:
Prepare the IVEC
Award Nomination Form (A-1) or its equivalent and submit it to the Chairman of the Technical Committee by
February 1, 2008.
If the Nominator chooses to ask for letters of
reference, the Nominator must provide References with an IVEC Award Reference
Form (A-2) and instruct them to submit it or an equivalent to the Chairman
of the Technical Committee by February 1, 2008.
COMPONENTS OF THE IVEC AWARD NOMINATION FORM:
1. Name of Candidate
Please provide the following information: the complete name of the candidate (not just initials).
2. Address of Candidate
Please provide address data of individual or group leader: organization and home addresses,
including postal codes (specify preferred mailing address), telephone, fax and
3. Professional History
In case of an individual nomination, please list employers and job positions in descending
chronological order with the current position first. Provide a brief explanation
of responsibilities in each position. If the major portion of the candidate's
career has been spent at one organization, it is not necessary to list every position
In case of a group nomination, please describe group professional history.
4. Proposed Citation
The citation should be under 30 words. Avoid superfluous phrases. The
citation should be complete, correct, and succinct. The citation may begin with the following words: For contributions
to ....., For developments in....., For leadership of......, For discovery of.... Adding an adjective to the above words, such as "outstanding", is superfluous since the member's work must be outstanding to fulfill the requirements
for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics. Use care when incorporating words like "discovery"
and "invention". Evidence of a discovery or invention must be evident
in the information provided. Citations should be free of reference to gender ("his"
and "her").Only in exceptional cases should the citation include the name of a particular country where the candidate's
work is especially recognized. Avoid references to specific companies
Refer to previous page regarding nominator responsibilities.
6. Individual or Group Contributions
Since the Technical Committee must compare candidates in varied disciplines and situations,
objective information on your candidate's excellence is required. Contributions
are not always theoretical in nature or new inventions; for instance, engineering
efforts that bring a design or theory to fruition through economic, governmental,
or other applications can also be important contributions to society. The Technical
Committee recognizes that it may be more difficult to document the contributions
of the practitioner engineer and technical leader because of proprietary constraints
on publication. Part of the nominator's job is to request the candidate's organization
to provide the information necessary to document the contributions of the candidate.
It is important for the nominator to select a category that best defines the candidate's
significant contributions, and the Technical Committee will review the submission
with an emphasis on the defined area. The Technical Committee recognizes that
contributions may fall under one of the following disciplines within the engineering
Engineer(s)/Scientist(s). What item or system design, construction, operation,
evolution into practical use or manufacturing was a direct result of the candidate's
personal efforts? What invention, discovery, or advance in the state of the art
was made by the candidate? Indicate innovation, originality, creativity, and importance
of the work. Where a team effort was involved, identify and document the specific
technical contribution of the candidate.
Leader(s). What outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments resulted
from a managerial, team, or company-wide effort that was led by this candidate?
Explain its importance. Consider the accomplishment from the point of view of
benefit to society, technical innovation, risk involved, outstanding performance,
achieving economic acceptability, or other advantages. What did this individual
or group do that made the achievements possible? The candidate's organizational
position, while important, cannot be used as the sole evidence of achievements
or technical contributions. Conversely, true technical leadership must be recognized
as a contribution worthy of Excellence in Vacuum Electronics.
Educator(s). What impact has the candidate had on education in Vacuum Electronics? For example:
What new curricula and/or courses has the candidate developed? In what way are
they innovative and unique? Has the candidate written pioneering texts in the
field? What has been the range of acceptance of this text: regional or worldwide?
Has the text improved the understanding of the particular field? What contributions
has the candidate made in engineering education as an administrator? What has
been the success of these efforts, and how and to what extent have they changed
PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE COPIES OF ANY PUBLICATIONS, UNPUBLISHED SPEECHES, PATENTS, ACTUAL DOCUMENTS OR RESUMES.
7. Professional Activities - Awards, Professional Society Membership, Committee
In case of an individual nomination, please separately list awards and memberships/activities
in chronological order by date. If possible, briefly define the scope of the awards
listed. Society memberships: provide membership grade and note major volunteer
service participation. Describe technical contributions to government, international
and educational committee work, trade associations and those services of a professional
or public nature having a technical content. Include college honor societies;
please do not use acronyms. In case of group nomination, please list
awards in chronological order by date. If possible, briefly define the scope of
the awards listed.
8. Award References (Optional).
A nomination may be supported by no more than five references. The selection
of References is very important. They must be qualified to judge the nominee's
work. That is, they must have personal knowledge of the candidate's technical
accomplishment(s) and have the ability to address the accomplishments in some
detail. To ensure that the Reference is qualified, it is recommended that the
Nominator personally ask the individual. Broad generalities may serve to weaken
your candidate's nomination.
The Nominator is encouraged to select References from outside the candidate's own
organization when possible, or to minimize the number from within. The impartiality
of the references may be questioned if most are from the candidate's organization.
Also, the perception of the candidate's distinction may be questioned. However,
if the candidate's contributions consist primarily of product advancements known
only within his own organization, it is acceptable for many of the references
to come from that source, so that the appropriate level of detail may be cited.
For instance, the knowledge of an internal source might be especially important
in the case of an individual's particular contribution in a group effort.
The following individuals are ineligible to serve as IVEC Award References: members
of the IEEE EDS Technical Committee on Vacuum Devices. In addition, a Nominator
may not serve as Reference for a nomination he/she is submitting.
The Nominator is responsible for sending the original IVEC Award Reference
Form (A-2) and a copy of the IVEC Award Nomination
Form (A-1) or its equivalent to the references noted on the nomination
form. The nominator is required to fill out the top three lines of the A-2 form
before forwarding it to the appropriate reference. References should be advised
to supply their own description of the candidate's accomplishment(s) on the reference
form or its equivalent. Copying information from the nomination form may diminish
the value of the reference's evaluation and jeopardize the candidate's ranking.
The IVEC Award nomination and reference systems has drawn
heavily from the IEEE Fellow application process.
Best Student Paper Award
IVEC 2008 will continue the tradition of selecting an outstanding, student-authored and student-presented paper for the honor of "Best Student Paper Award". Eligible papers are those with a student as the principle author and presenter. Students are considered as individuals pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree at the time of the conference or during the past year when the work was completed. After ranking by the Technical Program Committee, six student papers are selected for finalist consideration. Finalist students will present a 10 minute synopsis talk on their work on Tuesday evening during the conference, and from these brief summary talks a winner will be selected. The award will include an engraved plaque and a $1,000 check.
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