A Fellow of ASC is a distinguished
member who has made genuinely outstanding contributions to the
composites community through research, practice, education, and/or
All Fellow nominees shall have been a
Member of the Society for at least 10 years of the last 12 years.
2.2 Professional Contributions
The nominee shall have made
outstanding contributions to the advancement of the composites
community through one or several of the following activities (1)
research and development to advance the state-of-the-art in composites
science and technology, (2) application and practice to promote unique
and broader application of composites, (3) education and technology
transfer to disseminate knowledge of composites, and (4) service with
demonstrated leadership for the profession.
The required membership years are a
fact that can be verified by accessing Society records. The nominee's
contributions are determined by the Nominating Panel to its
satisfaction, evaluated by the Awards Committee, and approved by the
3.0 PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION
3.1 Nomination Procedure
3.1.1. The primary factor in a
nomination is the statement of genuinely outstanding contribution to
the state-of-the-art and/or in leadership as described in the
Standards. The statement shall be prepared by a nominator and endorsed
by a panel of co-nominators.
3.1.2. A Fellow can be nominated by
a panel of peers with one member taking on the task of coordinating the
nomination. The panel shall consist of at least one Fellow (presumably,
but not necessarily, the nominator), plus four others, all of whom must
be Members of ASC and all but one of whom shall be from outside the
organization of the nominee. Each co-nominator shall prepare an
individual letter of endorsement for the nominee. That letter may be
sealed if desired, but must be sent to the nominator for inclusion in
the nomination package. The co-nominators shall not communicate
directly with the Awards Committee. The nominator shall gather and
prepare the nomination package to include two copies of all parts and
submit the package to the Awards Committee by 1 May each year.
Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Awards
3.1.3. Self nomination is not
3.2 Nomination Package
No special forms are required for the
nomination. The Nomination Package shall consist of two copies of the
3.2.1. The Nominator's cover letter
with the names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and email
addresses of co-nominators.
3.2.2. Statement of contributions
(including a brief statement suitable for reading at the presentation).
3.2.3. Co-nominators' reference
forms (you need an Adobe Acrobat Reader) and/or reference letters.
3.2.4. A resume.
The resume shall include the
following information (1) educational background, (2) employment
experience, (3) honors and awards, (4) achievements, (5) publications,
(6) presentations, (7) research projects, (8) educational activities,
(9) patents, (10) service to ASC, and (11) service to other
3.3.1. For the purpose of
recommending promotion to Fellow, the Awards Committee shall consist of
all Fellows of the Society.
3.3.2. The Awards Committee shall
evaluate the nomination packages on at least an annual basis and
recommend a slate of new Fellows for approval by the Executive
Committee in time for the new Fellows to be announced and presented at
the annual conference. Each nomination package will be evaluated in
accordance with the ASC Fellow Nomination Evaluation Form.
3.3.3. A nominee shall be
recommended for promotion to Fellow if a majority of the Fellows voting
vote `yes' on the question of promotion.
3.3.4. The Executive Committee
shall elect Fellows for the Society by approving or disapproving (but
not adding to) the slate recommended by the Awards Committee. The
Executive Committee shall have individual approval or disapproval of
the individuals recommended as a slate, i.e., the slate need not be
considered in whole, but can be considered nominee by nominee. The
Executive Committee shall designate an individual or individuals to
notify in writing the new Fellows of their election (normally by 1
July) and include an introduction of the new Fellows at the Annual
(a) deleted from 2.1. (This provision
not to take effect until 2005. Until then, the minimum time required
shall be five continuous years.)