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Call for Nominations
Nominations for 2006 LEOS William Streifer Award for Scientific Achievement, the Engineering Achievement Award, the Aron Kressel Award, and the Distinguished Service Award are now being solicited for submission to the LEOS Executive Office. The deadline for nominations is 30 April. In order to facilitate the nomination procedure a nomination form is found on page 29. Full nominations will be requested for the finalists selected by the respective awards committees.


IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award
The IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional single scientific contribution, which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past 10 years. The award is given for a relatively recent, single contribution, which has had a major impact on the LEOS research community. It may be given to an individual or a group for a single contribution of significant work in the field. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or LEOS. The award is administered by the Streifer Awards Committee and presented at the LEOS Annual Meeting.


IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award
The IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award is given to recognize an exceptional engineering contribution that has had a significant impact on the development of lasers or electro-optics technology or the commercial application of technology within the past 10 years. It may be given to an individual or a group for a single contribution of significant work in the field. The intention is to recognize some significant engineering contribution which has resulted in development of a new component, a new processing technique, or a new engineering concept which has had a significant impact in either bringing a new technology to the market, significantly improving the manufacturability of a component or device, or creating a new technology which will greatly accelerate or stimulate R&D. No candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award for the same work. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or LEOS. The award is administered by the Engineering Awards Committee and presented at the LEOS Annual Meeting.


IEEE/LEOS Aron Kressel Award
The Aron Kressel Award is given to recognize those individuals who have made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology. The device technology cited is to have had a significant impact on their applications in major practical systems. The intent is to recognize key contributors to the field for developments of critical components, which lead to the development of systems enabling major new services or capabilities. These achievements should have been accomplished in a prior time frame sufficient to permit evaluation of their lasting impact. The work cited could have appeared in the form of publications, patents products, or simply general recognition by the professional community that the individual cited is the agreed upon originator of the advance upon which the award decision is based. The award may be given to an individual or group, up to three in number. The award is administered by the Aron Kressel Awards Committee and presented at the LEOS Annual Meeting.


IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize an exceptional individual contribution of service that has had significant benefit to the membership of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society as a whole. This level of service will often include serving the Society in several capacities or in positions of significant responsibility. Candidates should be members of LEOS. The award is administered by a committee consisting of the President-Elect, Chair; two Past Presidents, and the Vice President of Finance & Administration and is presented at the LEOS Annual Meeting.
A list of previous winners and awards information can be found on the LEOS Home Page at www.i-LEOS.org.



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