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AESS Pioneer Award - Nomination Deadline Extended!

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Award Nominations are due by 1 December 2018
(Extended from 31 July 2018)

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The Society Pioneer Award has been given annually since 1949 to an individual or team for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today.” These systems fall within the specific areas of interest to the society, that is, electronic or aerospace systems. The contributions for which the award is bestowed are to have been made at least twenty (20) years prior to the year of the award, to ensure proper historical perspective. It is not a condition that any awardees should have been sole or original inventor or developer, “significant contribution” of a specific nature is the key criterion.

The winner(s) will receive a handsome cast bronze plaque and a $3,000 prize, usually at an AESS sponsored or co-sponsored conference in the fall. Honoring such persons and recalling their achievements is considered an important function of our professional organization. 

The AESS is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Pioneer Award. 

Nominations are due by 1 December 2018 (extended from 31 July 2018). Please nominate a worthy candidate, seeing your candidate win is a rewarding experience.  Nominations may be carried over to succeeding years for continued considerations. Nomination submissions should be sent via email directly to Erwin Gangl, AES Society Pioneer Award Chair. 

For questions or additional information please contact:

Erwin Gangl
AESS Awards Chair
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (937) 416-0504
Address: 10640 Willow Brook Drive
Centerville, OH 45458-4739

Awards Chair; Pioneer Award Chair; Pioneer Award Chair; Judith Resnik Award Chair; NAECON Rep; Assoc. of Old Crows Rep; AESS Magazine Contributing Editor; 2016 Nominations & Appointments Committee; Life Fellow

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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