To make a nomination for any of the awards listed on this page, please contact Drew Perkins at 434.581.3041 for further instructions and/or for a copy of the nomination form or package.
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Lifetime Achievement Award
This Award is offered by the Shock and Vibration Exchange, on behalf of the shock and vibration community, to honor individuals who, through a lifetime of professional dedication, have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge of, or practice in, the field of shock and vibration.
The Lifetime Achievement Award shall be made to a person whose contributions to the field of shock and vibration are of such magnitude that they significantly improved the state of the art or state of practice at the time. Such contributions can be in the form of written publications, oral presentations, inventions, or program funding that directly caused such changes. The Award may also be given in recognition of an individual whose lifetime cumulative effect has been to significantly advance the state of the art or practice in the field. Demonstrated personal leadership in the shock and vibration community is an essential qualification for the Award.
Henry C. Pusey Best Paper Award
The Henry C. Pusey Award is presented for the outstanding technical paper and/or literary contribution in the field of shock and vibration presented during the last calendar year. The award is named for Mr. Henry Pusey, who was a significant contributor to the shock and vibration forums and who served as the SAVIAC (Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center) Director from 1973 until 1983. The award is presented at the annual Shock & Vibration Symposium. The paper would be well presented and well written in a manner consistent with the status of the award, and should make a significant technical contribution as well as advance the state-of-the-art in the author’s field.
Mel Baron Award
The Mel Baron Award shall be made annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the field of shock and vibration. Such contributions can be in the form of written publications,oral presentations, or other specific actions that have advanced the understanding andapplication of computational methods for structures, and/or modeling of shock effects onstructures. The Award may also be given in recognition of an individual’s lifetime achievements whose cumulative effect has been to advance the state of the art in the field. Demonstratedpersonal leadership in the shock and vibration community is an essential qualification for theAward.
Distinguished Service Award
This award is established by SAVIAC to honor individuals who, through their generosity of time and efforts, have contributed significantly to the betterment and advancement of SAVIAC. The Award is reserved for individuals who have provided significant support to SAVIAC for a period of at least 5 years.
The Distinguished Service Award may be bestowed upon an individual or group of individuals who have provided outstanding, long-term service to SAVIAC courses, seminars, symposia, and/or general operations. This award may be given based on either technical or operational contributions.