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ASNT Policy

Policy G-41 D

Issued: 07 Jul 2015

Revised: 19 Nov 2020

ASNT Awards Programs Guidelines

1.0 Purpose

This policy is designed to bring all ASNT financial awards and non-financial recognition policies under one policy that will govern how awards are created, revised, and deleted as well as how they are reviewed to be given to recipients.

2.0 Scope

This policy governs the requirements for establishing new or revising/deleting current awards as well as the criteria used in reviewing and awarding recipients for all ASNT awards granted by the Society. All awards will be handled by two committees: one committee will oversee the financial awards and one committee will oversee the non-financial recognitions and awards.

Current Awards that this policy covers:

Financial Awards

Non-Financial Recognition Awards

  • 50 Year Member Recognition – Appendix F
  • Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Award – Appendix G
  • Advancement of Women in NDT – Appendix H
  • Award for Innovation – Appendix I
  • Award for Sustained Excellence – Appendix J
  • Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award - Appendix K
  • Fellow – Appendix L
  • George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Award – Appendix M
  • George Pherigo Tutorial Citation – Appendix N
  • Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture - Appendix O
  • Lou DiValerio Tech of the Year – Appendix P
  • Mentoring Award – Appendix Q
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Materials Evaluation & Research in Nondestructive Evaluation – Appendix R
  • Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member – Appendix S
  • Presidents’ Award-Gold, Silver, Bronze – Appendix T
  • Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal – Appendix U
  • William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Award – Appendix V
  • Young NDT Professional – Appendix W
  • Section Charter Anniversary Recognition – Appendix X
  • Recognition for Engineering Excellence – Appendix Y

Each committee operates under the guidelines or rules that have been developed for that specific award and are contained in the appendices of this policy. Committee recommendations for these awards shall be presented to the Board of Directors for approval.

3.0 References

3.1 ASNT Bylaws

4.0 Responsibility

4.1 The ASNT Chairperson of the Board is responsible for the coordination and execution of this policy.

4.2 Conflict of Interest

When such a situation presents itself, the committee members must announce his/her potential conflict, disqualify himself/herself, and be excused from the particular award and all proceedings related to that particular award until discussion and decision is over on the award nominee or proposal involved. The Chair of the respective committee; financial or non-financial recognition, shall inquire prior to the committee conducting business whether any conflict appears to exist including whether any other member has a conflict of interest and has not made it known.

4.3 Confidentiality

All deliberations of the committees shall be confidential. No discussions regarding the selection process or any aspect of the committees’ activities shall be divulged. The members of the committees and the Board of Directors shall hold the committees’ recommendation and the Board’s approval decision confidential until the recipient(s) has been notified. Some appendices may have additional requirements for confidentiality that only apply to that particular award or recognition.

4.4 A call for all awards shall be published in the Materials Evaluation.

4.5 ASNT International Service Center (ISC) shall contact possible participants and solicit proposals.

5.0 Committee Membership

5.1 Financial Awards Committee

5.1.1 Committee Chair

The Financial Award Committee Chair will serve a three (3) year term and be appointed by incoming Chairperson of the Board from one or more individuals nominated by the Research Council (RC).

5.1.2 Committee Structure

The Committee Chair will then appoint a minimum of eight additional members to the committee using the following guidelines below.

Committee members will serve a three (3) year term that is staggered. One-third (1/3) of the new members of the committee will be selected every year. When setting up the initial committee, 1/3 of the members will serve one (1) year terms, 1/3 of the members will serve two (2) year terms, and 1/3 will serve three (3) year terms.

a. There should be a minimum of nine (9) committee members

b. Each of the Engineering Council (ENG), Section Operations Council (SOC), Technical & Educational Council (T&E), and Certification Management Council (CMC) will be provided with a job description and experience requirements and requested to provide nominees for participation in the committee.

c. Research Council will be provided with a job description and experience requirements and requested to provide a minimum of five (5) nominees for participation in the committee, such that there will be a minimum of (5) Research Council Representatives including the Chair of the Committee due to the majority of the awards in this committee currently are RC awards.

d. The committee can bring in other volunteers for expert advice as they deem necessary when reviewing the awards. Expert volunteers may not vote on the actual recipients for the awards and can only offer expert advice as to the criteria for selection.

Meetings will be held in person, by web, or by teleconference. If members of the committee miss two (2) consecutive meetings or a total of three (3) meetings, then they will be asked to step down from the committee and the Committee Chair will appoint an alternate member. This newly appointed member will finish out the term of the individual member that they are replacing.

5.2 Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee

5.2.1 Committee Chair

The chair over the non-financial recognition awards will serve a three (3) year term and be appointed by the incoming Chairperson of the Board.

5.2.2 Committee Structure

The Committee Chair will appoint members to the committee. There should be fourteen (14) committee members:

a. One (1) Committee Chair

b. Two (2) Representatives from the following Councils for a total of ten (10) representatives: ENG, SOC, (T&E), (CMC), and RC.

c. One (1) past recognition/award recipient

d. Two (2) Members at large

e. Two (2) Alternates in case a committee member cannot participate in meetings or needs to be replaced.

f. The committee can bring in other volunteers for expert advice as they deem necessary when reviewing the awards. Expert volunteers may not vote on the actual recipients for the awards and can only offer expert advice as to the criteria for selection.

Meetings will be held in person, by web, or by teleconference. If members of the committee miss two (2) consecutive meetings or a total of three (3) meetings, then they will be asked to step down from the committee and the Committee Chair will appoint an alternate member. This newly appointed member will finish out the term of the individual member that they are replacing.

6.0 Revising or Deleting Current Award Programs

6.1 A request for revision to a current Award Program may be submitted by any ASNT member by submitting a letter to the Chair of the financial awards committee or the non-financial recognitions and honors committee with the following information:

6.1.1 Explanation of what needs to be revised in the program

6.1.2 Justification of the revision

6.1.3 Impact of the revision on past and future recipients

6.2 The Chair of the respective committee shall use other resources such as the Past Presidents, Councils and Local Sections to obtain additional input prior to Board approval.

6.3 If the committee deems the change or deletion necessary/valid, the Chair of the committee will submit the revised or deleted policy to the Governance Committee for their review of the wording and Bylaws ASNT compliance of the change or deletion. After Governance Committee approves the change/deletion of the policy, it will be sent back to the Board for final approval and all affected policies will be changed. If the request is rejected by the committee, by the Board, or by the Governance Committee at any point in the process, the Chair of the respective committee shall send a letter to the requester explaining the rationale for the rejection of the proposed change.

7.0 Creating a New Award

For a new award, a proposal shall be submitted to the Governance Committee for review. Upon approval, the Governance Committee shall assign the new policy number. The Governance Committee shall then submit the new policy to the Board of Directors.

8.0 ASNT Member Recognition

8.1 An ASNT Member may be recognized by use of their name as part of the Award name, ISC plaque, or other methods. The petition to have an ASNT member recognized must include the following information:

8.1.1 Justification for recognition-including background information on the person whose name is being used so that award winners know why the award/recognition was named after this individual(s).

8.1.2 Impact on the society if any.

8.1.3 The petition shall be sent to the Chair of Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee including the signatures of 50 ASNT members from 10 Local Sections.

8.2 Same procedure shall be used as stated in 6.2 and 6.3.

9.0 Applications/Nominations

9.1 Applications should be in the format specified in the applicable appendix and be sent by the date indicated.

9.2 Applicants and nominators shall be sent an acknowledgement by ISC upon receipt of the application.

9.3 ISC shall be responsible for forwarding the applications to the applicable committee chair as well as the committee members.

9.4 Applicant/nominee must be a member of ASNT to be eligible for an award unless specified otherwise in the applicable Award appendix.

9.5 For the current award cycle, the ISC shall retain the applications/nominations and the recommendations provided by the committees for a minimum of one year in a confidential file once the applicable committee’s activities are concluded.

9.6 All applicants/nominees must submit a new application/nomination each year. Applications/nominations do not roll over to the next Awards year.

9.7 Scoring Sheets shall be used for awards where applicable. Scoring sheets will be used to rank/score individuals that have been nominated or have applied for the particular award. Score sheets will have criteria that are relevant to determine if a candidate is eligible to receive the specific award. These sheets will have the name of the committee member that scored the applicant/nominee and be kept confidential. This will allow for consistency in the criteria of how awards are evaluated by each committee and allow for more objectivity. These scoring documents will be created by the Financial Awards and the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members with the assistance of expert volunteers and approved by each of the respective committees.

10.0 Notification

ISC will manage applicant and recipient notification process. Additionally, ISC will invite award/recognition recipients to the appropriate ASNT event where award will be presented and communicate applicable recipient amenities.

11.0 Amenities

The recipient of the award(s) shall receive complimentary full conference registration and two award banquet/luncheon tickets when the award will be presented if applicable. Should the recipient be an organization, two registrations and two award banquet/luncheon tickets shall be provided. Other amenities may be addressed in the applicable appendix.

12.0 General

Committee meetings, actions without a meeting and voting shall be in accordance with the Bylaws, Article VI: Committees.

13.0 Reporting Requirements

Each committee shall provide their recommendations to the Chairperson of the Board by the beginning of the final Board meeting of the Research Symposium and to the appropriate ISC staff member. The exception to this is the Student Travel Grant; see Appendix E for criteria and the Research Award Innovation and Sustained Excellence; see Appendices I and J. (These are selected at the Annual Conference and recipients speak at the Research Symposium).

14.0 Board of Directors Approval

The award recommendations must be approved by the Board of Directors.

APPENDIX A

ASNT ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

A.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this appendix is provide a scholarship program as an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States of America (US) with recognized engineering department programs to choose nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT/NDE) as their field of specialization. This award is part of an ASNT strategy to support engineering education, promote NDT/NDE as a career and to create awareness of the ASNT brand in academia and for future engineering professionals. This award is not intended for students in universities or colleges based outside the US, but the requirements and processes in this document can provide a template for the creation and application of engineering scholarships by any international ASNT Sections for local awards where similar purposes need to be satisfied.

A.2.0 Scope

The scope of the policy applies to the awarding of the ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship as a monetary award and is intended to provide assistance to students in defraying costs of their undergraduate education. It is expected to be awarded to students who are already enrolled in an engineering department at a US university/college and have not yet graduated. Specific accreditation such as engineering department ABET accreditation is not required, however evidence of student performance, faculty support and overall impression of the application are considerations to be used in evaluating applications. Applications will be based on merit and relevance to NDT/NDE professional career paths considerations, and not based on financial need.

A.3.0 Eligibility

A.3.1 Number of scholarships granted may be up to a maximum of three (3) scholarships per year.

A.3.2 Funding will be $3,000 per Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship.

A.3.3 Eligibility requirements:

A.3.3.1 Each potential candidate for this scholarship must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a recognized engineering program of a university or college at the time the application is submitted for this scholarship. A.3.3.2 Each potential candidate for this scholarship must show their anticipated graduation date to be later than the date the scholarship funds are to be disbursed.

A.3.3.3 Each potential candidate must show an active interest in the field of NDT and NDE.

A.3.3.4 Potential candidate is not required to be an ASNT member.

A.4.0 Application

A.4.1 Announcement

A.4.1.1 Annually, university administrators, faculty and students shall be encouraged to submit applications for the ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, beginning August 1 through the application deadline of December 15.

A.4.1.2 A call for award applications shall be published in the August issue of Materials Evaluation.

A.4.2 Contents: Each application shall include the following:

A.4.2.1 Completed application form, signed by the Administrative Officer (department head or chairperson) or his/her designee, of the program in which the candidate is enrolled.

A.4.2.2 Outline of student’s program of study.

A.4.2.3 Official school transcript showing all completed coursework

A.4.2.4 Three (3) letters of recommendation signed by separate faculty members

A.4.2.5 An essay by the undergraduate student candidate describing how the candidate envisions the role of nondestructive testing and evaluation in his/her studies and career.

A.4.3 Deadline: Applications must be received on or before December 15th each year.

A.5.0 Evaluation

A.5.1 Criteria:

A critical review will be made of all applications by the committee, using the following guidelines or other appropriate criteria as bases, agreed by the committee members based on their experience and the contents and quality of the submitted applications.

A.5.1.1 Academic performance based on transcripts

A.5.1.2 Essay Evaluation

A.5.1.3 Clarity and intelligibility

A.5.1.4 Potential contribution to NDT

A.5.1.5 Letters of support from faculty

A.5.1.6 Overall impression

A.5.2 Results

A.5.2.1 Scholarship recipients will be presented with a certificate at the ASNT Annual Conference following approval of the scholarship by the ASNT Board of Directors.

A.6.0 Funding

A.6.1 Funds shall be made available in July for the following school term, e.g. submission December 15, 2013, funds available July 2014.

A.6.2 The scholarship funds shall be directed to the recipient.

A.6.3 There are no specific requirements by ASNT on how Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship funds shall be used. The intent is to support the students in the pursuit of their undergraduate engineering studies, including such items as college or university tuition and fees, study materials, room, board or other necessary student expenses.

A.7.0 Amenities

Scholarship recipients who are not members of ASNT will be given a complimentary one (1) year student membership.

APPENDIX B

ASNT FACULTY GRANT

B.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this appendix is toprovide an annual incentive to faculty members of engineering or science programs at US universities and colleges to revise their existing courses or to develop new courses to teach NDT and NDE by providing financial resources in the form of a grant. This award is part of an ASNT strategy to support engineering and science education, promote NDT/NDE as a professional career and to create awareness of the ASNT brand in US academia. This award is not intended for students universities or colleges based outside the US, but the requirements and processes in this document can provide a template for the creation and application of faculty grants by all international ASNT Sections for local awards where similar purposes need to be satisfied.

B.2.0 Scope

The scope of the policy applies to the awarding of the ASNT Faculty Grant as a monetary award and is intended to provide assistance to university or college faculty in defraying costs of additions or improvements to course curriculum. It is expected to be awarded to individual or teams of faculty in an engineering or science department of a US university or college to be spent for efforts or procurement of equipment as proposed in the submitted application. Specific accreditation such as engineering department ABET accreditation is not required, however evidence of faculty background, course subject materials, and department support provided in the application are considerations to be used in evaluating applications. Applications will be based on merit and relevance to university or college level undergraduate and/or graduate level education, and proposed use of funds including cost sharing by the faculty’s department, college or university.

B.3.0 Eligibility

B.3.1 Number of grants may be up to two (2) per year.

B.3.2 Funding will be $10,000 per Faculty Grant.

B.3.3 Eligibility requirements:

B.3.3.1 Engineering and science programs are eligible for the Faculty Grant.

B.3.3.2 Faculty member(s) must meet the requirement for curriculum and teaching requirements as required by the nominating university. No more than one (1) proposal per faculty member shall be considered annually.

B.3.3.3 Faculty Grant applicants are not required to be ASNT member.

B.3.4 The funds shall be used as described in the proposal submitted as part of the application documentation. The intent is to support the faculty in the development of the curriculum, classroom or laboratory elements needed towards attaining the educational goals proposed.

B.4.0 Application

B.4.1 Announcement

B.4.1.1 Annually, university faculty members shall be encouraged to submit proposals for the ASNT Faculty Grant, beginning September 1 through the application deadline of December 1.

B.4.1.2 A call for proposals shall be published in the September issue of Materials Evaluation.

B.4.2 Contents

B.4.2.1 The proposal shall describe a program that has as its principal objective the modification of an existing course or courses or the development of a new course to teach nondestructive testing principles, methods and applications.

B.4.2.2 The proposal, with all support materials, should not exceed 20 onesided sheets.

B.4.2.3 All proposals should be formatted as follows:

a. Title Page: Should list the title, the school name, the faculty member submitting the proposal, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Shall specify the anticipated starting date, estimated date of completion and to who the funds are to be disbursed.

b. Abstract: A brief executive summary of the nature and scope of the course development to be performed.

c. Abstract: A brief executive summary of the nature and scope of the course development to be performed.

d. Grant Proposal: This should contain a detailed description of the modifications to existing course content and material, or development of new course contents and materials indicating the objectives, planned approach, and expected results, including the number of students likely to be impacted.

e. Program of Study: This should provide a brief description of the existing curriculum and how the modification or additions will impact and integrate with the overall department curriculum. A brief catalog description of the indicated courses would be helpful.

f. Budget: The proposed use of the ASNT Faculty Grant funds should be indicated explicitly. It is anticipated that the grant funds shall be used to pay faculty salaries, purchase curriculum materials, audio-visual or online content. None of the ASNT Faculty Grant funds can be used for overhead or indirect institution expenses. Substantial cost-sharing by faculty member’s institution is expected.

g. Faculty Member: Background information on the lead faculty member and any other faculty member involved must be included.

h. Departmental Support: A letter of support from the departmental administrator is required.

B.4.3 Deadline:

Proposals must be received on or before December 1st each year.

B.5.0 Evaluation

B.5.1 Criteria: A critical review will be made of all proposals by the committee, using the following guidelines or other appropriate criteria as bases, agreed by the committee members based on their experience and the contents and quality of the submitted proposals.

B.5.1.1 Potential contribution to NDT

B.5.1.2 Impact on the current curriculum

B.5.1.3 Thoroughness of approach

B.5.1.4 Documentation of the number of students likely to be impacted

B.5.1.5 Level of cost sharing

B.5.1.6 Qualification of faculty member

B.5.1.7 Letter of support from the departmental administrator

B.5.2 Results Recipients will be presented with a certificate at the ASNT Annual Conference. Financial support is not provided for attending the awards ceremony.

B.6.0 Funding

B.6.1 Funds shall be made available according to the following schedule:

B.6.1.1 The first payment of 50% shall be made available upon Board of Directors approval but no earlier than May 1st .

B.6.1.2 Final Report Received – Additional 25% of award funds shall be forwarded. B.6.1.3 Final Report Approved – Remainder 25% of award funds shall be forwarded.

B.6.2 The grant funds shall be directed to the contracting office of the university or college department of the approved recipient for disbursal as described in the proposal.

B.7.0 Reporting

B.7.1 A written Final Report on the completed study or activity must be submitted one month following the stated completion date of the proposed program that would describe in detail the course outline, textbooks, references and laboratory materials that were developed and include originals of any audio-visual materials developed.

B.7.2 The Final Report shall be reviewed and approved by the committee. In cases where the committee may find that all of the work or documentation of the work is not adequately presented in the Final Report, the Committee shall instruct ASNT ISC to request the faculty member to submit a revised report.

B.8.0 Amenities

Recipients who are not members of ASNT will be given a complimentary one (1) year membership.

APPENDIX C

FELLOWSHIP GRANT AWARD

C.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this appendix is to provide financial support of high-quality research activities in sciences and technology topics at the graduate level (M.S. or Ph.D. candidates) in the form of fellowship grants. It is expected that these topics are directly related to NDT and NDE or they form the fundamental basis to known NDT/NDT technologies or are expected to contribute to potentially new and innovative NDT/NDE technologies and methods. This award is part of an ASNT strategy to support engineering and science research and education, promote NDT/NDE as a professional career at the highest levels of science and technology and to create awareness of the ASNT brand in US academia and research communities. The ASNT Fellowship Grant is expected to be highly competitive. This award is not intended for student universities or colleges based outside the US, but the requirements and processes in this document can provide a template for the creation and application of research grants by all international ASNT Sections for local awards where similar purposes need to be satisfied.

C.2.0 Scope

The scope of the policy applies to the awarding of the ASNT Fellowship Grant as a monetary award and is intended to provide assistance to university or college graduate students in defraying costs of their post-graduate research. It is expected to be awarded to graduate students under the direction of faculty advisor or advisors in an engineering or science department of a US university or college and to be spent as proposed in the submitted application. Specific accreditation such as engineering department ABET accreditation is not required, however evidence of student background, faculty advisor background, available research facilities and equipment, graduate level curriculum, and the novelty and quality of the research topic provided in the application are considerations to be used in evaluating applications. Evaluation of applications will be merit based using common guidelines for post-graduate engineering and science research.

C.3.0 Eligibility

C.3.1 Number of grants may be up to a maximum of five grants per year.

C.3.2 Fellowship funding will be $20,000 per Fellowship Grant.

C.3.3 Eligibility requirements:

C.3.3.1 Academic institutions with graduate educational research programs are eligible for the Fellowship Grant.

C.3.3.2 Faculty advisor must meet the requirement for directing the student’s graduate degree program as required by the nominating university. No more than one (1) proposal per faculty member shall be considered annually.

C.3.3.3 Student must meet the requirement for the degree program described in the proposal as required by the nominating university.

C.3.3.4 Student applicant is not required to be an ASNT member.

C.3.3.5 Faculty advisor(s) are not required to by ASNT members.

C.3.4 The funds shall be used as described in the proposal submitted as part of the application documentation. The intent is to support the students in the conduct of their studies or research needed towards attaining a graduate level degree.

C.4.0 Application

C.4.1 Announcement

C.4.1.1 Annually, university administrators and faculty shall be encouraged to submit proposals for the ASNT Fellowship Grant, beginning September 1 through the application deadline of October 15.

C.4.1.2 A call for proposals shall be published in the September issue of Materials Evaluation.

C.4.2 Contents

C.4.2.1 The application shall be in the form of a proposal for a graduate level research project from the university outlining what the program or graduate study activity will consist of and how they will manage the fellowship.

C.4.2.2 The proposal, with all support materials, should not exceed 20 onesided sheets.

C.4.2.3 All proposals should be formatted as follows:

a. Title Page: Should list the title, the school name, the faculty member submitting the proposal, the name of the potential student recipient (required), mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Shall specify the anticipated starting date, estimated date of completion and to who the funds are to be disbursed.

b. Abstract: A brief executive summary of the nature and scope of the research to be performed.

c. Research Proposal: This should contain a detailed description of the graduate research project indicating the objectives, planned approach, and expected results.

d. Program of Study: This should provide a brief description of the actual or typical program of study of the potential student recipient. A brief catalog description of the indicated courses would be helpful.

e. Research Facilities: Should include a description of the research facilities, equipment and other appropriate resources available for use on this project.

f. Budget: Should indicate the resources dedicated to this project. The proposed use of ASNT Fellowship funds should be indicated explicitly. None of the ASNT Fellowship Grant funds can be used for overhead or indirect institution expenses.

g. Research Advisor: Background information on the faculty advisor of the student recipient must be included.

h. Recipient: Background information on the graduate student is required

C.4.3 Deadline:

Proposals must be received on or before October 15th each year.

C.5.0 Evaluation

C.5.1 Criteria:

A critical review will be made of all proposals by the committee, using the following guidelines or other appropriate criteria as bases, agreed by the committee members based on their experience and the contents and quality of the submitted proposals.

C.5.1.1 How novel is the research

C.5.1.2 Value of potential contribution

C.5.1.3 Soundness of technical approach

C.5.1.4 Scope of the proposed research effort

C.5.1.5 Potential for successful completion

C.5.1.6 Adequacy of the proposal team

C.5.1.7 Adequacy of the facilities

C.5.2 Results

Recipients will be presented with a certificate at the ASNT Annual Conference following approval of the grant by the ASNT Board of Directors. Financial support is not provided for attending this conference (see C.7.3 for presentation support).

C.6.0 Funding

C.6.1 Funds shall be made available in July e.g. submission October 15, 2013, funds available July 2014.

C.6.2 The grant funds shall be directed to the contracting office of the university or college department of the approved recipient for disbursal as described in the proposal.

C.6.3 ASNT expects that funds from the ASNT Fellowship Grant will be used for support of the student and the student’s research and not for overhead or indirect institutional expenses.

C.7.0 Reporting

C.7.1 A written report on the completed study or activity must be submitted to the staff of ASNT no later than 24 months after program initiation as indicated in the proposal.

C.7.2 The report must be in a format suitable for publication in Materials Evaluation.

C.7.3 The fellowship student recipient must present the findings at an annual conference following completion of the research. ASNT shall provide an airline ticket, hotel room for the conference and waive conference fees.

C.8.0 Amenities

C.8.1 Recipients who are not members of ASNT shall be given complimentary one (1) year membership.

C.8.2 ISC will arrange for one (1) night’s overnight stay at the conference host hotel. ISC will reimburse up to $500.00 for a coach/economy flight expense and waive full conference registration fees.

APPENDIX D

ASNT ROBERT B. OLIVER SCHOLARSHIP

D.1.0 Purpose

To provide an incentive to students currently enrolled in course work related to NDT in a program of study leading to an associate degree or a post-secondary certificate at a university, college, technical school or company whose primary purpose is workforce education. This award is part of an ASNT strategy to support NDT/NDE technology education, promote NDT/NDE as a professional career at the entry level and advanced levels of technicians and to create awareness of the ASNT brand in US academia and technical schools, and for individuals looking for an advantageous career change. This award is not intended for student universities or colleges based outside the US, but the requirements and processes in this document can provide a template for the creation and application of scholarships by all international ASNT Sections for local awards where similar purposes need to be satisfied. The scholarship memorializes ASNT Past President, Honorary Member and Fellow Robert B. Oliver. The ASNT Robert B. Oliver Award is a monetary award.

D.2.0 Scope

The scope of the policy applies to the awarding of the Robert B. Oliver Scholarship as a monetary award and is intended to provide assistance to students in defraying costs of their associate degree or certificate granting education. The scope of this scholarship is to be an award to the students submitting the best original manuscripts on nondestructive testing. The manuscript should develop a concept in NDT and may be based on practical experience, laboratory work or library research. Papers may be classroom assignments for work outside NDT, such as an English class.

D.3.0 Eligibility

D.3.1 Students applying for the scholarship must be officially enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program which includes studies in NDT.

D.3.2 Because the award may be made after the completion of studies, there is no requirement that the student use the funds for school expenses.

D.3.3 Student applicant is not required to be an ASNT member.

D.4.0 Application

D.4.1 The scholarship is awarded to the students submitting the best original manuscripts on nondestructive testing. The manuscript should develop a concept in NDT and may be based on practical experience, laboratory work or library research. Papers may be classroom assignments for work outside NDT, such as an English class.

D.4.2 The application package must be received by ASNT ISC no later than February 15 and must include a completed application form and the following materials:

D.4.2.1 Original copy of the student’s NDT paper;

D.4.2.2 Curriculum of student, showing classroom hours of NDT course work (may attach school’s published curriculum if available);

D.4.2.3 Transcript of grades showing all of student’s completed course work; and,

D.4.2.4 Letter from an instructor or school official verifying the student’s enrollment.

D.5.0 Evaluation

Submission of a manuscript means that it has not been published elsewhere and that it will not be published elsewhere while under consideration by ASNT. Manuscripts from the scholarship winner will be copyrighted by ASNT and submitted for publication in Materials Evaluation, or The NDT Technician, two (2) of the Society’s technical journals. No payment is made for the use of articles. Details of manuscript submission are outlined below:

D.5.1 The manuscript must be submitted as an electronic file.

D.5.2 The manuscript must contain title, author and complete references.

D.5.3 The manuscript is limited to 5,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustrations.

D.5.4 Photographs should be high resolution digital images.

D.5.5 Photographs and line drawings, if submitted, must be original (not taken from a published source).

D.5.6 The International System of Units or SI, the approved international metric system, is preferred for all measurements.

D.5.7 The ASNT Robert B. Oliver Scholarship is judged on creativity (10 points), content (50 points), format and readability (25 points), and the student’s hands-on involvement in the project (15 points).

D.6.0 Funding

D.6.1 Funds will be available in July and a certificate will be presented to the winner at the ASNT’s Annual Conference. The ASNT Robert B. Oliver Scholarship is awarded only if, in the opinion of the selection committee, a manuscript merits the award.

D.6.2 A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded by ASNT to a maximum of three (3) students enrolled in course work related to NDT in a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree, an associate degree or a certificate program.

D.6.3 A complimentary copy of the journal containing published manuscripts is provided to the student. D.7.0 Amenities Recipients who are not members of ASNT will be given a complimentary one (1) year membership.

APPENDIX E

ASNT STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

E.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this appendix is to provide an annual incentive to full time students, at graduate or undergraduate level, enrolled at a four-year university or college in the US with recognized engineering department programs to attend the Research Symposium. It is expected that the students will use their time at the Research Symposium to attend technical sessions, committee meetings, mentoring sessions, and social activities. This award is part of an ASNT strategy to attract engineering and science students to the society and to NDT/NDE as a professional career before students leave the academic environment. The ASNT Student Travel Grant is expected to promote new membership and the development and strengthening of university and college based local sections, and to expand the reach of existing local section to students. This award is not intended for students universities or colleges based outside the US, but the requirements and processes in this document can provide a template for the creation and application of travel grants by all international ASNT Sections for local awards where similar purposes need to be satisfied.

E.2.0 Scope

The scope of the policy applies to the awarding of the ASNT Travel Grant as a monetary award and is intended to cover travel associated expenses to the Research Symposium for fulltime students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at a four-year college or university. Specific accreditation such as engineering department ABET accreditation is not required, however evidence of the student’s plans, faculty support and overall impression of the application are considerations to be used in evaluating applications.

E.3.0 Eligibility

E.3.1 Full-time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at a four-year college and university in the US.

E.3.2. Student applicant is not required to be an ASNT member.

E.4.0 Responsibilities

E.4.1 Primary Responsibilities: The Student Travel Grant Program selection committee shall submit the name(s) of the proposed twenty (20) recipients and up to two (2) alternates should original proposed recipient be unable to attend to ASNT ISC by January 15th.

E.4.2 Supportive Responsibilities:

E.4.2.1 ASNT ISC shall monitor the adherence to the program's schedule. This shall include initiating the mailing of announcements and advertisements, as well as serving as the contact point for receipt of the student’s submitted information. A copy of the announcement and advertisement shall be provided to the Financial Award Committee.

E.4.2.2 The following administrative schedule shall be utilized:

a. September 1st - Announcements shall be sent to college and university engineering programs (e.g. mechanical, electrical, materials, aerospace engineering departments), and to academic members of the Research Council.

b. December 15th - Deadline for receipt of Student Travel Grant application.

c. December 15th – January 15th – The Financial Award Committee reviews student’s submitted application essay.

d. January 15th – Recipient for grant funds is submitted to ASNT ISC by the Financial Award Committee.

e. January 21st – ASNT ISC notifies selected students.

E.5.0 Application

E.5.1 General

E.5.1.1 Annually full-time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at a four-year college and university shall be encouraged to submit request for ASNT Student Travel Grant to attend the Research Symposium. The request shall include the following:

a. Submitted short essay of the student’s career plans, the role they expect NDE to play in their plans, and the benefits they anticipate from attendance at the Research Symposium.

b. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member which includes verification of the student’s full-time status.

c. A cover page with the addresses, telephone numbers, E-Mail addresses and signatures of the faculty members and names of university official.

E.6.0 Evaluation

Selection shall be based in part on the number of students’ applications received. Students presenting at the Research Symposium shall be given priority during the selection process. Student activities involved in NDE research will be weighted heavier.

E.7.0 Funding

Reimbursement not to exceed $1,000 is provided to cover travel associated expenses to the Research Symposium for full-time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at a four-year college or university. Reimbursements will be used for airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meals through submittal of receipts.

E.8.0 Amenities

Recipients who are not members of ASNT will be given a complimentary one (1) year student membership.

APPENDIX F

50 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RECOGNITION

F.1.0 Purpose

The 50 Year Member Recognition provides recognition for long-term membership in the Society.

F.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the 50-year member recognition.

F.3.0 Eligibility

Candidates for this recognition shall meet the following requirements:

F.3.1 Have 50 or more total years of membership in the Society; they may be cumulative years and need not be consecutive years.

F.3.2 There are no limitations on the number of recognitions given in any calendar year.

F.4.0 Nominations

F.4.1 Nominations for this recognition can be made by anyone who can provide record of the nominee’s membership length. Such records may consist of, but are not limited to, minutes with attendees listed, dated working documents, letters, receipts for annual dues or other such records.

F.4.2 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received (postmarked) by February 15th .

F.5.0 Evaluation

F.5 1 Selection of successful candidates for this recognition shall be made by the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee.

F.5.2 Selection of recipients shall normally be made at the Research Symposium committee meeting.

F.5.3 Presentation of these awards shall be made at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet/Luncheon.

F.5.4 When a nomination is not accepted, the nominator shall be notified within 30 days of the action by the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee Chair.

F.6.0 Amenities

Recipients shall receive, a plaque with an inscription recognizing the 50 years of membership.

APPENDIX G

ADVANCEMENT OF ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS IN NDT RECOGNITION

G.1.0 Purpose

This award recognizes individuals or organizations who encourages Active Military and Veterans to enter and thrive in the field of NDT, either through creation and /or implementation of programs that provide educational or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to Active Military and Veterans or through leading by example of how Active Military and Veterans can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world. Current Active Military and Veterans of the Armed Forces have made and continue to make the ultimate commitment to ensure our way of life and safety worldwide. Transitioning from a Military career back into a Civilian career is not always a clear path for many of these individuals. Through a noble activity, this is not an award for mentoring.

G.2.0 Scope

his policy establishes the procedure for administration of the Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Recognition.

G.3.0 Evaluation

Individuals or organizations selected for the Military in NDT award shall have made outstanding contributions in creation and/or implementation of programs that provide educational or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to individuals in the military or through leading by example of how Active Military and Veterans can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world.

G.4.0 Nominations

An announcement shall appear in the January issue Materials Evaluation requesting nomination from the general ASNT membership be submitted to the ISC by February 1st . All Nominations shall contain the following information:

G.4.1 Name of Nominee

G.4.2 Address of Nominee

G.4.3 Business Affiliation of Nominee

G.4.4 Nomination letter not to exceed 350 words outlining the contributions the nominee has made.

G.4.5 Letter must include tangible programs and/or achievements that encourage Active Military and Veterans to go into and excel in NDT.

G.5.0 Recognition Guidelines

Must exhibit tangible program creation or implementation for Active Military and Veterans in NDT, or exhibit achievements in the world of NDT that encourages Active Military and Veterans to excel in the NDT world.

APPENDIX H

ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN NDT RECOGNITION

H.1.0 Purpose

This award recognizes individuals or organizations who encourage women to enter and thrive in the field of NDT, either through creation and/or implementation of programs that provide educational and/or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to women or through leading by example of how women can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world. Though a noble activity, this is not an award for mentoring

H.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the Advancement of Women in NDT.

H.3.0 Evaluation

Individuals or organizations selected for the Award for the Advancement of Women in NDT award shall have made outstanding contributions in creation and/or implementation of programs that provide educational or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to women or through leading by example of how women can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and to creating a safer world.

H.4.0 Nominations

H.4.1 An announcement shall appear in the January issue Materials Evaluation requesting nominations from the general ASNT membership be submitted to the ISC by February 1st.

H.4.2 All nominations shall contain the following information:

H.4.2.1 Name of Nominee

H.4.2.2 Address of Nominee

H.4.2.3 Business Affiliation of Nominee

H.4.2.4 Nomination letter not to exceed 350 words outlining the contributions the nominee has made.

H.4.2.5 Letter much include tangible programs and/or achievements that encourage women to go into and excel in NDT.

APPENDIX I

RESEARCH RECOGNITION FOR INNOVATION

I.1.0 Purpose

To recognize highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of NDE/ NDT within the past five years.

I.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the ASNT Research Innovation Recognition. The prestige of any award is measured by the accomplishments of past recipients. It is the responsibility of the Non-Financial Recognition Committee to assure that the accomplishments of any potential recipients are commensurable with the accomplishments of past recipients.

I.3.0 Eligibility

A candidate for this award must have contributed to a breakthrough in NDE/NDT research made within five (5) years of the date of nomination, such as when a patent was issued, a publication was released, or a recognition was granted. Should the list of potential nominees not include one individual with this qualification, no one should be recommended for this recognition.

I.4.0 Evaluation

The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee selects up to one individual each year, provided the nominee has met the established guidelines of accomplishments— otherwise no one should be recommended for the recognition. In addition to the accomplishments requirement and the required materials for the nomination, the potential recipient of the Research Council Recognition for Innovation is required to deliver a plenary address on his or her breakthrough during the Research Symposium, where the honorary citation will be presented. In case the potential recipient does not fulfill the requirement of personally presenting a lecture during the Research Symposium, the following steps will be taken:

I.4.1 The honorary citation is not presented

I.4.2 The recommendation of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee is retracted, and the case is reverted to the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee for further evaluation/deliberation. The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee will deliberate and make additional recommendations, which may include the following:

I.4.2.1 The retraction is justified, in which case no further action is needed, or

I.4.2.2 The absence of the recipient is understandable (e.g., documented medical reasons, bereavement), in which case the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee recommends the recognition be restored and the recipient invited to present the missed lecture at a future event.

I.5.0 Amenities

Citation – Glass Award or equivalent

I.6.0 Nominations

Nominations may be submitted electronically. Self-nominations for the Research Council Recognition for Innovation are not accepted. Nominations for the Research Council Recognition for Innovation shall consist of:

I.6.1 Announcements are made annually in the May issue of Materials Evaluation

I.6.2 Nomination deadline: 1st of September

I.6.3 A letter of nomination, with a statement identifying the breakthrough, why it is important and what effect it has had or will likely have to the field of NDE/NDT;

I.6.4 Curriculum vitae; and

I.6.5 Two (2) letters of support

I.6.6 There is no limit to the number of times an individual can be nominated to this recognition.

APPENDIX J

RESEARCH RECOGNITION FOR SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE

J.1.0 Purpose

The Research Recognition for Sustainable Excellence is to recognize outstanding sustained contributions in NDE/NDT research by a single individual.

J.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the ASNT Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence. The prestige of any award is measured by the accomplishments of past recipients. It is the responsibility of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee to assure that the accomplishments of any potential recipients are commensurable with the accomplishments of past recipients.

J.3.0 Eligibility

A candidate for this award must have made outstanding, sustained contributions in the field of NDE/NDT research. Should the list of potential nominees not include one individual with this qualification, no one should be recommended for this recognition.

J.4.0 Evaluation

The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee selects up to one individual each year, provided the nominee has met the established guidelines of accomplishments— otherwise no one should be recommended for the recognition. In addition to the accomplishments requirements and the required materials for the nomination, the potential recipient of the Research Recognition for Sustainable Excellence is required to present an overview lecture on some aspect of his or her research during the Research Symposium, where an honorary citation will be presented. In case the potential recipient does not fulfill the requirement of personally presenting a lecture during the Research Symposium, the following steps will be taken:

J.4.1 The honorary citation is not presented

J.4.2 The recommendation of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee is retracted, and the case is reverted to the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee for further evaluation/deliberation. The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee will deliberate and make additional recommendations, which may include the following:

J.4.2.1 The retraction is justified, in which case no further action is needed, or

J.4.2.2 The absence of the recipient is understandable (e.g., documented medical reasons, bereavement), in which case the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee recommends the recognition be restored and the recipient invited to present the missed lecture at a future event.

J.5.0 Amenities

Citation – Glass Award or equivalent

J.6.0 Timeline of Award Process

J.6.1 Announcements are made annually in the May issue of Materials Evaluation

J.6.2 Nomination deadline: 1st of September

J.7.0 Nominations

Nominations may be submitted electronically. Self-nominations for the Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence Award are not accepted. Nominations for the Research Recognition for Sustainable Excellence shall consist of:

J.7.1 A letter of nomination with a summary of important achievements and contributions of the nominee in the field of NDE/NDT;

J.7.2 Curriculum vitae; and

J.7.3 Two (2) letters of support

J.7.4 There is no limit to the number of times an individual can be nominated to this recognition.

APPENDIX K

CHARLES N. SHERLOCK MERTORIOUS SERVICE

K.1.0 Purpose

The Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Recognition provides recognition for outstanding voluntary service to the National Society through single or aggregate activities not necessarily in any single year. Activities performed as a function of an elected office or paid position shall not be considered.

K.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Recognition.

K.3.0 Eligibility

K.3.1 Nominees shall meet the following requirements and as determined by the point Score card established in K.6.0. Note: scores shall be form (0-10) with 10 is the highest

K.3.2 Nominees shall have outstanding voluntary services to ASNT for a minimum of 15 years.

K.3.3 Nominees shall have outstanding voluntary services through participation on ASNT local and national levels through single or aggregate activities.

K.3.4 Nominees shall be limited to performers of significant exemplary services to ASNT.

K.3.5 Nominees not meeting the minimum year requirement shall be notified by ASNT ISC after verification.

K.4.0 Nominations

K.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by February 1st.

K.4.2 Nominations for this recognition may be made by members of the ISC staff, Board of Directors, Councils, the committee, Local Sections or any ASNT member.

K.4.3 If in the opinion of the committee, there are no candidates to meet the criteria, it is not mandatory that recognition be made in a given year.

K.5.0 Amenities

Recipients will receive a Charles Sherlock Meritorious service plaque.

K6.0 Score Card

Awards shall be determined by point.

CRITERIA CANDIDATE 1 CANDIDATE 2 CANDIDATE 3 COMMENTS
1. Outstanding voluntary services through ASNT participation at local and national level 
       
2. Significant exemplary services to ASNT        

Total Score

       

APPENDIX L

ASNT FELLOW RECOGNITION

L.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the ASNT Fellow Recognition is to acknowledge and honor persons of outstanding service in the field of nondestructive testing. Recipients shall have a history in the fields of research and development, applications, teaching and/or management.

L.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the ASNT Fellow Recognition.

L.3.0 Nominations

L.3.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by February 1st.

L.3.2 Nominations for the Fellow Recognition shall be made by either the candidate's local Section Chair, by any member of the ASNT National Board of Directors, or by any ASNT Fellow.

L.3.3 All nominations shall be in the form of petitions, with required supporting documentation, and in such form as may be required by the Board.

L.4.0 Eligibility

L.4.1 Nominees shall meet the following requirements and as determined by the point system established in accordance with Attachment L (Fellow Evaluation Checklist).

L.4.2 A Fellow of ASNT shall be an Individual, Sustaining, Honorary, or Retired Member who is of unusual professional distinction, and who has made continued significant contributions to the advancement of nondestructive testing and evaluation in areas such as management, engineering, science, education, or administration.

L.4.3 The nominee shall have demonstrated support for the Society through contributions and participation at the local and/or national level.

L.4.4 Nominees shall have at least 15 years of professional NDT-related experience and have been members of ASNT for not fewer than 10 years. In addition, membership shall not have been interrupted more than two (2) times with a total interruption time not to exceed two (2) years. All of the mentioned time qualifications shall be met as of the nomination due date.

L.5.0 Evaluation

The following point system and referenced checklist shall be used to evaluate the applicant’s ASNT and NDT related professional activities and accomplishments.

L.5.1 An applicant for Fellow shall have a minimum of thirty (30) points as determined by the Fellow Evaluation Checklist (Attachment L).

L.5.2 The Fellow Evaluation Checklist establishes two (2) major categories for consideration:

L.5.2.1 Significant contributions to the Society

L.5.2.2 Significant accomplishment in the field of NDT

L.5.3 To remain eligible, a nominee may obtain no fewer than ten (10) points in either Society or Professional accomplishment category (see Attachment L) providing the overall total points achieved is equal to or greater than the minimum requirement of thirty (30) points.

L.5.4 The Society shall elect no more than fifteen (15) membersto Fellow in any one calendar year. Should the number of nominees with thirty (30) points or more exceed the fifteen (15) member limit, only those having the highest number of points shall be considered. In the event of a tie in points, the number of Fellows elected in any one calendar year shall not exceed fifteen (15).

L.5.5 ASNT ISC shall verify the nominees’ term(s) of Society membership based on a review of membership records.

L.5.6 Those nominees not meeting the minimum membership requirements shall be notified immediately by ASNT ISC after verification.

L.6.0 Amenities

Recipients will receive a pin and certificate.

FELLOW EVALUATION CHECKLIST

Local Activities

Line Category Points Max Score
1a Local Section Organizer 4 Points/Section 8  
1b Section Officer 2 Points/Year 8  
1c Section Director 2 Points/Year 6  
1d Committee Chairman 2 Points/Committee/Year 6  
1e Education Program Organizer 1 Point/Program/Year 4  
1f Education Program Instructor 1 Point/Program/Year 4  
1g Section Talks/Presentation 2 Points/Presentation 8  

National Activities

Line Category Points Max Score
2a National Council Officer 2 Points/Year 8  
2b Division Officer 2 Points/Year 8  
2c Committee Officer 2 Points/Year 6  
2d Committee Member 1 Point/Committee/Year 6  
2e National Director 1 Point/Year 6  
2f National Officer 2 Points/Year 8  
2g Papers at National Conference 2 Points/Presentation 8  
2h National Conference Chairman 2 Points/Activity 8  
2i National Conference Committee Member 2 Points/Activity 8  
2j National Conference Track Coordinator 2 Points/Activity 8  
2k National Conference Session Chairman/Speaker 2 Points/Activity 8  
2l National Conference Short Course Coordinator 2 Points/Activity 6  
2m Papers Published in Materials Evaluation / RNDE 2 Points/Paper 8  
2n ASNT NDT Handbook Activities 2 Points/Activity 8  
2o ASNT Honors and Awards 3 Points/Award 9  

Professional NDT Activities (Non-ASNT)

Line Category Points Max Score
3a Honors and Awards 2 Points/Award 6  
4a Contributions to NDT 3 Points/Activity 12  
4b NDT Papers at other conference 2 Points/Presentation 8  
4c NDT Papers in other journals 2 Points/Paper 6  
4d NDT Publications other than papers 2 Points/Publication 6  
4e Membership in other technical societies 1 Point/Society 3  
5 Other Comments 2 Points 2  

APPENDIX M

GEORGE C. WHEELER EXCELLENCE IN PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION RECOGNITION

M.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition is to recognize and honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and advancement of professionalism of ASNT’s programs for the qualification and certification of personnel for nondestructive testing.

M.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition.

M.3.0 Eligibility

M.3.1 The following guidance should be used by the committee during their selection process:

M.3.1.1 The candidate shall be a long-time member of the Society (minimum fifteen (15) years) and must be widely recognized and appreciated nationally, and perhaps internationally, for many years of significant exemplary service to the Society.

M.3.1.2 The candidate shall have maintained an ASNT NDT Level III certification at least ten (10) years.

M.3.1.3 Recognitions shall be limited to performers of service to the Society. Activities performed as a function of an elected office or paid position shall not be considered.

M.3.1.4 If in the opinion of the committee, there are no candidates to meet the criteria, it is not mandatory that a recognition be made in a given year.

M.3.1.5 The attributes described in the attachment determined to be present in the candidate's history are then weighed, valued, or otherwise compared to determine that the candidate is more deserving of recognition via the ASNT George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition than his/her contemporaries.

M.3.2 Each member of the committee shall use the scorecard, at the end of this Appendix, to address the items for judgment. (Attachment M).

M.4.0 Nominations

M.4.1 Nominations for this award may be made by members of the ISC staff, Board of Directors, Councils, the committee, Local Sections or any ASNT member.

M.4.2 Nominations are sent to the ISC and shall be received by February 15th.

M.4.3 The nomination shall be in the form of a letter setting forth the reason and describing some of the contributions and how there service has contributed to the advancement of ASNT, specifically in the area of Personnel Certification and why the candidate should receive the recognition. Service activities may include but are not limited to: Serving on or chairing industry specific certification committees, authoring technical papers, giving presentations, activities which foster collaboration within industry sectors, working with other societies or agencies.

Nomination Member Information Postmarked/Received
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
P/R: XX February 202X (Emailed)
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
R: XX February 202X
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
R: XX February 202X
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
P: XX February 202X
R: XX February 202X

The Scope of the George C. Wheeler Appendix states:

The purpose of the George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition is to recognize and honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and advancement of professionalism of ASNT’s programs for the qualification and certification of personnel for nondestructive testing.

Our committee is charged to evaluate the four candidates above using the following scorecard which contains the guidance criteria in Appendix M.

Criteria Candidate 1 Candidate 2 Candidate 3 Candidate 4 Comments
1. The nominations meet the criteria listed in paragraph M4.1.1 and M4.1.2: Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No
2. Membership on the ASNT Certification Management Council, including previous PTCC, NCB, LPC, etc., for at least six (6) years and serving as chair of an examination method for at least three (3) years. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
3. The Responsible position involved in the development of personnel qualification and certification program documents, innovations and/or enhancements. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
4. The Involved as chair or vice chair of a committee or task group responsible for the development or revisions for personnel qualification and certification program documents i.e. SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, Interpretation panels, etc. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
5. Assisting ASNT’s personnel qualification and certification programs serving as examination supervisor or proctor including at least one international assignment. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
6. Service as a member of an ISO committee, task group, or document development group in certification. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10

APPENDIX N

GEORGE L. PHERIGO TUTORIAL CITATION RECOGNITION

N.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation Recognition is to recognize and honor an individual who has made significant contributions and efforts in the area of NDT education and training.

N.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation Recognition

N.3.0 Eligibility

These contributions should include but not be limited to one or more of the following:

N.3.1 Long-term educational efforts through a local section

N.3.2 Noteworthy service and promotion of education and training through service to the Technical and Education Council.

N.3.3 Development, planning, or conduction of educational or training courses through an academic institute, (such as trade or vocational schools, colleges, universities) or other formalized and recognized educational institutions.

N.3.4 Development and publication of educational materials or training aids that are judged to be outstanding.

N.3.5 Outstanding contributions to development or publication of an NDT Handbook.

N.4.0 Nominations

N.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by March 1st.

N.4.2 All nominations submitted to the committee must be accompanied by substantial support documentation attesting to the qualification and accomplishments of the nominee.

N.4.3 This George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation Recognition in the opinion of the committee no nominee is qualified, then George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation Recognition will not be given in that year.

N.5.0 Evaluation

Candidates will be evaluated according to the Eligibility requirements outlined above. The best candidate shall be chosen with regards to those eligibility requirements.

APPENDIX O

LESTER/MEHL HONOR LECTURE

O.1.0 Purpose

The Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture is established in memory of the outstanding contributions to ASNT and the NDT industry by Dr. H. H. Lester, and Dr. Robert F. Mehl, pioneers in the field of NDT. The lectures recognize these outstanding contributors to the field of NDT by selecting an individual to speak on a subject with direct bearing on the use of NDT and its application to materials evaluation.

O.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture. The Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture is combined and given annually. Recipients will be notified in the spring after the Symposium and will present their paper at the Annual Conference the same year. Only one Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture is given annually.

O.3.0 Eligibility

Individuals selected to present the Honor Lectures shall have made outstanding contributions to the science of NDT. Such contributions may be in the area of research, applications technology, management, education, equipment development, or other related areas. The individual must be prominent amongst their peers.

O.4.0 Nominations

O.4.1 Announcement

O.4.1.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by August 1st.

O.4.1.2 The committee Chair shall solicit the names of nominees from each of the members of the committee.

O.4.2 Contents All nominations shall contain information on the contribution(s) made by the Nominee and justification for award including how contributions relate to the appropriate conference theme. No specific format is required.

O.5.0 Evaluation

O.5.1 The Recipient is expected to present as a plenary speaker at the ASNT Annual Conference.

O.5.2 In case the potential recipient does not fulfill the requirement of personally presenting a lecture during the specified ASNT Fall Conference, the following steps will be taken:

O.5.2.1 The honorary citation is not presented at the conference and the case is re-submitted to the ASNT Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee for further evaluation/ deliberation. The ASNT NonFinancial Recognitions and Honors Committee will deliberate and make additional recommendations, which may include the following:

a. The retraction is justified, in which case no further action is needed, or

b. The absence of the recipient is understandable (e.g., documented medical reasons, bereavement), in which case the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee recommends the Award to be presented and the recipient invited to present the missed lecture at a future event

O.5.3 The Recipient is expected to provide a written text of the lecture to ASNT for publication in Materials Evaluation. The format, style and schedule for the text are to be obtained from the ISC. The paper shall be published in the December or January Materials Evaluation issue following the Annual Conference and the lecture is expected to provide the manuscript to the ISC in ample time to meet the publication date. The magazine feature title shall be "Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture – 20_ _ ".

APPENDIX P

LOU DIVALERIO TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR RECOGNITION

P.1.0 Purpose

This Recognition is intended for an individual whose primary duties are those of a technician.

P.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure and process for the administration of the Technician of the Year Recognition.

P.3.0 Eligibility

As such the acceptability of various products is determined by this individual from predetermined criteria and the data the individual collects through the application of one or more NDT methods. The NDT method(s) is (are) performed to written instructions. In general, the individual’s duties and responsibilities should be similar to those described by SNT-TC-1A for NDT Level I, II & III personnel. No single definition of a technician will be adequate in all cases. However, some general rules shall apply.

P.3.1 Primary job function is to perform “hands-on” inspection and evaluation of various products through the application of one or more NDT methods.

P.3.2 Has no supervisory or managerial responsibilities other than “on-the job” training or “guidance” as described in SNT-TC-1A.

P.3.3 Has no responsibility for technique development (other than “in-practice” improvement, ordata collection for engineering personnel).

P.3.4 Has no responsibility for the development of the criteria used for product acceptance.

P.3.5 Normally would not hold an educational degree higher than a two-year (associate’s) engineering diploma.

P.4.0 Nominations

The following general procedure for the review and evaluation of nominees for the Lou Di Valerio – Technician of the Year Recognition is recommended.

P.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by February 1st.

P.4.2 Format

P.4.2.1 Nomination forms (attachment P1) shall be sent by the ISC by December 1. Submittals not utilizing the nomination form are unacceptable.

P.4.2.2 Submittals must be legible and completed in a neat manner by a representative of the local section.

P.4.2.3 Nomination Enclosures, Mandatory and Substantiating Information

a. Local section support, verification of membership (good standing), and verification of meeting attendance.

b. Employer’s verification that the nominee is a practicing technician with little to no supervisory or managerial responsibility.

c. Certifications, awards, and other Society memberships (Note, photocopies of documents or an employer letter is acceptable).

P.5.0 Evaluation

The basic responsibility of the committee is to select the highest rated individual from all of the nominations received each year for the Lou Di Valerio - Technician of the Year Recognition (nomination form, Attachment P1). This shall be accomplished through the use of all available information during the review of each nominee and the allocation of points for each specific area on the grading sheet (Attachment P2).

P.5.1 General Review Applications are reviewed individually for neatness, necessary attachments/ verification, and the local section’s thoroughness in accordance with the current grading system (Attachment P2).

P.5.2 Grading The grading system is designed to award points for individual accomplishments and ASNT involvement. Points are not awarded for intangible achievements or the apparent attitude of the nominee. The only judgement (subjective) area is the “tiebreaker.” Note: Areas in doubt shall not be given credit until verified. Points cannot be given to events or achievements which have not yet occurred. Membership in good standing shall be verified by ISC.

P.5.3 Grading Procedure All Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members shall be provided with the current grading sheet and copies of all nominations received by ISC up to the cut-off date of February 1 (postmarked). All documentation shall be provided to the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members by February 15.

Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members shall grade each application based on the received materials. Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members may follow-up on any questionable item with the individual making the nomination. All communications shall be documented with copies to the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee Chair. Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members shall grade all applications in a fair and un-biased manner utilizing their own experiences, skills, and common sense.

P.5.4 Selection

The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee members shall select the candidate who meets the criteria of a “Technician” and who obtains the highest score. In addition, a candidate must be considered deserving of the recognition. All discussions, comments, and the final selection shall be confidential. Acknowledgment of a candidate as the “Lou Di Valerio - Technician of the Year” shall remain confidential until ASNT ISC officially announces the winner.

P.6.0 Amenities

P.6.1 A letter of congratulations from the ASNT President

P.6.2 A letter of congratulations from the ASNT President to the individual’s employer

P.6.3 A feature article on the Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year shall appear in Materials Evaluation.

P.6.4 An ASNT jacket and plaque.

APPENDIX Q

MENTORING AWARD

Q.1.0 Purpose

The award for outstanding mentor was established to recognize those persons or groups in the society working to encourage others to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought, and to offer the rest of the membership an example of what they could be accomplishing by acting a Mentors.

Q.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the Mentoring Award Recognition.

Q.3.0 Eligibility

Q.3.1 Mentoring is an important activity that the Board of Directors of ASNT intends to honor by offering this award to outstanding mentors of the past and present.

Q.3.2 Realizing that mentors have probably touched every person in the Society at some time, this award may be presented to more than one (1) honoree. Up to five (5) awards may be given each year.

Q.4.0 Eligibility

Q.4.1 Individual must be a current ASNT member in good standing for the past five (5) years.

Q.4.2 Individuals selected for the Mentoring Award shall have made outstanding contributions in assisting one or more individuals to reach goals in the NDT industry that they may have not otherwise attained creation and/or implementation of programs. The contributions may be in the sciences, or specific industry related assistance to colleagues or co-workers.

Q.4.3 Indirect mentoring opportunities - Individuals selected for the Mentoring Award shall have made outstanding contributions by providing mentoring opportunities for others by creating an environment that fosters and encourages such relationships with positive demonstrated outcome. It is understood that Mentors will have a variety of backgrounds and types of experience that will qualify them as such.

Q.5.0 Nominations

Q.5.1 An announcement shall appear in the January issue of Materials Evaluation requesting that nominations from the general ASNT membership to be submitted to the ISC by February 1st .

Q.5.2 Nominations submitted shall contain the following information:

Q.5.2.1 Name of Nominee

Q.5.2.2 Address of Nominee

Q.5.2.3 Business Affiliation

Q.5.2.4 Nomination letter not to exceed 1000 words outlining the contributions accomplished by the nominee.

Q.5.2.5 Letter must include tangible and specific information defining how, when and to whom the individual, group or program has demonstrated how members have been influenced to reach goals they may have otherwise not sought or been able to reach, and to provide an example to others of what they could be offering by acting as mentors.

Q.5.2.6 It is important that the letter not be written to demonstrate praises for the individual that would be better served as a Meritorious Service Award letter for this reason the letter must be specific. The letter must clearly indicate the mentoring category.

Q.6.0 Evaluation

Q.6.1 The Chair of the Awards committee will forward a copy of all nominations received to the subcommittee members at least thirty (30) days prior to the Research Symposium.

Q.6.2 The Non-financial Awards Committee, by majority vote, shall select recommended recipient(s) from the nominees.

Q.6.3 No discussion should be given as to why the unselected nominees were not chosen.

Q.7.0 Amenities

Acrylic Award or equivalent.

APPENDIX R

OUTSTANDING PAPER RECOGNITION

R.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the ASNT Outstanding Paper Recognition is to encourage a high degree of effort toward technical, educational, or managerial achievement in NDT through the publication in Materials Evaluation and Research in Nondestructive Evaluation.

R.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the ASNT Outstanding Paper Recognition. Recognizing authors for publishing high quality papers in ME (or RNDE) in the preceding year.

R.3.0 Eligibility

R.3.1 The ASNT Outstanding Paper in Materials Evaluation Recognition is presented to a person or persons for a manuscript published in Materials Evaluation which, in the opinion of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee, is an outstanding contribution to the advancement of NDT.

R.3.2 The ASNT Outstanding Paper in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Recognition is presented to a person or persons for a manuscript published in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation which, in the opinion of the NonFinancial Recognitions and Honors Committee, is an outstanding contribution to the advancement of fundamental knowledge in NDE.

R.3.3 Recipients of the recognitions are selected on the merit of written contributions published by the Society during the period of January through December of the preceding year. The author(s) of no more than two such publications are selected for the award in a given year. This award is given based only on the merit of the published paper regardless of the authors possible active membership in ASNT.

R.3.4 The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee has the option of not conferring the recognition if it is decided that no papers qualify for the recognition in a given year.

R.4.0 Nominations

R.4.1 The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, to allow the committee to make decision by February 15.

R.4.2 Contents

R.4.2.1 All manuscripts published in Materials Evaluation or Research in Nondestructive Evaluation during the preceding year shall be candidates for the respective recognition.

R.4.2.2 Papers may be nominated be reviewers, associate technical editors or editors of the journals, or by committee members.

R.4.2.3 Each committee member shall apply the criteria detailed in R.4.0 to each paper and develop a personal ranking of all the submissions. Each committee member shall then submit their candidates for the recognition.

R.4.2.4 The committee chair shall collect the nominations of each committee member and others and consolidate into a single listing.

R.4.2.5 The committee members shall review the papers from the consolidated list of nominations in accordance with criteria in R.5.1.1. After the committee meets, the papers receiving the highest cumulative total shall be selected as the recognition recipients if the committee agrees that the paper(s) have sufficient merit (Minimum of seventy-five (75) points). If the second ranked paper(s) have sufficient merit, additional awards may be given and both awards shall have equal stature.

R.5.0 Evaluation

R.5.1 Criteria

R.5.1.1 Each subcommittee member shall use the following criteria for selection:

a. Originality (0 to 25 points)

b. Appropriateness and accuracy of supporting material (0 to 25 points)

c. Usefulness of the contribution (0 to 25 points)

d. Clarity of the presentation (0 to 25 points)

R.6.0 Amenities

Recipients will be presented with a certificate at the ASNT Annual conference. Financial support is not provided for attending the awards ceremony.

APPENDIX S

PHILIP D. JOHNSON HONORARY MEMBER RECOGNITION

S.1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recognition is to acknowledge and honor a person of outstanding eminence in the field of NDT. This recognition is the highest which the Society bestows.

S.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recognition. This recognition is presented during the Annual Conference and bestowed for the life of the individual.

S.3.0 Eligibility

S.3.1 The recipient shall be a person of outstanding eminence in the field of NDT which can include research and development, applications, teaching or management. The person shall be a long-time member of the Society and must be widely recognized and appreciated nationally, and perhaps internationally, for many years (minimum twenty (20) of meritorious service in the technology of NDT.

S.3.2 If in the opinion of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee, if there are no candidates to meet the criteria it is not mandatory that the recognition be made in a given year.

S.4.0 Nominations

S.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by March 1st .

S.4.2 Nominations for Honorary Member may be made by:

S.4.2.1 At least ten (10) members of the Society distributed among at least three (3) sections,

S.4.2.2 Honorary members or

S.4.2.3 Members of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee

S.4.3 Shall include a resume of the candidate's (or multiple candidates, if applicable) activities and reputation supporting the nomination; and

S.4.4 Shall include a letter seconding the recommendation from a colleague who is also familiar with the nominee’s activities/reputation warranting the recognition.

S.4.5 Each member of the committee shall use the scorecard at the end of the appendix to address the items in paragraph S.3.1.

S.5.0 Amenities

Honorary members shall receive a certificate attesting to their Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recognition, full life-time membership (without dues), free registration at ASNT conferences and topical meetings. All Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Recipients shall be presented with a special badge for permanent retention and use by the recipient. As a minimum, the badge shall display the ASNT logo, the recipient's name, the year of the recognition with the words "Honorary Member" prominently displayed.

Criteria Candidate 1 Candidate 2 Candidate 3 Comments
1. The nominations meet the criteria listed in par. S.3.0        
2. Outstanding contributions in the field of NDT        
3. Outstanding development & research in the field of NDT        
4. Outstanding contributions to applications in the field of NDT        
5. Contribution to teaching of NDT        
6. Management & Supervision in the NDT career & profession        
7. 20 Years of membership in ASNT        
8. NDT Technology Recognition – Nationally & Internationally        

APPENDIX T

PRESIDENTS’ AWARD - -GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE

T.1.0 Purpose

Presidents’ Award is presented annually to the local sections of the Society that exhibit the greatest degree of proficiency in management and operation during the fiscal year. Either gold, silver or bronze awards may be earned by sections based on point accrual through the program. The number of awards presented each year is not limited.

T.2.0 Scope

This Manual listed below is designed to outline standards of excellence in the operation and management of local ASNT sections Due to the size of the manual and supporting documents, click the link below to access the current manual and individual forms.

President's Award Manual

APPENDIX U

ROBERT C. MCMASTER GOLD MEDAL RECOGNITION

U.1.0 Purpose

The ASNT Robert C. McMaster ASNT Gold Medal Recognition provides recognition for outstanding contribution, exceptional meritorious service, or significant advancement in any area of NDT and/or the Society.

U.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the ASNT Robert C. McMaster ASNT Gold Medal Recognition.

U.3.0 Eligibility

U.3.1 The contribution by the nominee provides tangible, and/or measurable, and/or observable advancement, improvement, enhancement, and/or growth to the science of NDT and/or to ASNT.

U.3.2 The contribution, services, advancement, inventions, etc., may be a single illustrious event or may be a number of continuing contributions or services of less individual public notice over a period of many years.

U.4.0 Nominations

U.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by February 15th.

U.4.2 The nomination shall be in the form of a letter setting forth the reason the candidate should receive the recognition.

U.4.2.1 Shall include a resume of the candidate's (or multiple candidates, if applicable) activities and reputation supporting the nomination; and

U.4.2.2 Shall include a letter seconding the recommendation from a colleague who is also familiar with the nominee’s activities/reputation warranting the recognition.

U.5.0 Evaluations

U.5.1 The following guidance should be used by the committee during their selection process:

U.5.2 The attributes described U3.1. determined to be present in the candidate's history are then weighed, valued, or otherwise compared to determine that the candidate.

Nomination Member Information Postmarked/Received
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
P/R: XX February 202X (Emailed)
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
R: XX February 202X
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
R: XX February 202X
  XXXXXXXX Section
Member ID: XXXXXXXX
P: XX February 202X
R: XX February 202X

The Scope of the Robert C. McMaster Appendix states:

The ASNT Robert C. McMaster ASNT Gold Medal Recognition provides recognition for outstanding contribution, exceptional meritorious service, or significant advancement in any area of nondestructive testing and/or the Society.

Our committee is charged to evaluate the four candidates above using the following scorecard which contains the guidance criteria in paragraph U4.1 in Appendix U.

Criteria Candidate 1 Candidate 2 Candidate 3 Candidate 4 Comments
1. The nominations meet the criteria listed in paragraph U4.1: Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No
2. The contribution by the nominee provides tangible, and/or measurable, and/or observable advancement, improvement, enhancement, and/or growth to the science of nondestructive testing and/or to ASNT. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
3. The contribution, services, advancement, inventions, etc., may be a single illustrious event or may be a number of continuing contributions or services of less individual public notice over a period of many years. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
4. The attributes described determined to be present in the candidate's history package are weighed, valued, or otherwise compared to determine that the candidate is more deserving of recognition via the ASNT Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Recognition than his/her contemporaries. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
5. The award when made, will bring honor to the society as well as the recipient by virtue of how and by whom the recommendations were made, the character and reputation of the recipient, and the manner in which the Subcommittee arrives at its choice. 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10

APPENDIX V

WILLIAM F. VIA BRIDGE NDT LIFETIME SERVICE RECOGNITION

V.1.0 Purpose

V.1.1 The William F. Via Lifetime Service Recognition provides recognition for outstanding voluntary service to the bridge and highway NDT and NDE industry. Activities performed as a function of an elected office or paid position shall not be considered.

V.1.2 One Recognition may be awarded every other year and presented at the NDE/ NDT for Structural Materials Technology for Highways and Bridges (SMT). Recognitions shall be limited to ASNT members who are performers of significant exemplary service to the bridge & highway NDE industry through voluntary service.

V.2.0 Scope

This policy is applicable to the administration of the William F. Via Lifetime Service Recognition.

V.3.0 Eligibility

Eligibility is based on the activities of the individual and how their service contributed to the advancement of NDE, specifically in the bridge and/or highway industries. Service activities may include but are not limited to chairing industry specific conferences, serving on or chairing infrastructure committees, authoring technical papers, giving presentations, activities which foster collaboration in the industry sector.

V.4.0 Nominations

V.4.1 Nominations for this recognition may be made by members of the ISC staff, Board of Directors, Councils, the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee, Local Sections or any ASNT member.

V.4.1.1 Nominations shall be in letter form describing some of the volunteer activities.

V.4.2 A call for award nominees shall be published biennially in the Materials Evaluation as part of a solicitation for recommendations.

V.4.3 Recommendations from open Society membership shall be postmarked on or by February 1st for consideration in the following year. The awards subcommittee may solicit additional recommendations, as appropriate.

V.5.0 Evaluation

If in the opinion of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee, there are no candidates to meet the criteria, it is not mandatory that an award be made in a given award year (even numbered years).

V.6.0 Notification

The recipient will be asked to give a keynote speech at the SMT Conference that same year and will be acknowledged at the Annual Awards ceremony.

V.7.0 Amenities

V.7.1 Each recipient of the award shall receive one (1) complimentary full registration to the SMT Conference.

V.7.2 Recipients shall receive a plaque or equivalent attesting to their William F. Via Lifetime Service Recognition.

V.8.0 Confidentiality

Names of unsuccessful candidates shall be held confidential because of potential consideration in later years (Non-recipients are notified with explanation of what they need to improve upon. Only the nominator and the non-recipient are aware).

APPENDIX W

YOUNG NDT PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

W.1.0 Purpose

The Young NDT Professional Recognition is to recognize individuals whose initial career contributions exemplify high standards of excellence in the areas of professional achievement and meritorious service.

W.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the Young NDT Professional Recognition.

W.3.0 Eligibility

The award is given to ASNT members with five (5) to ten (10) years of active involvement in the NDT/NDE industry and a minimum of five (5) years as ASNT member. Recipients shall include supervisors, educators, managers, researchers, consultants, developers, and others with NDT/NDE career involvement. Recognition applicants must be sponsored by an ASNT Local Section, ASNT Council or National Committee.

W.4.0 Nominations

W.4.1 Nominations are sent to ISC and shall be received by February 1st.

W.4.2 Nomination applications must be signed by the Chair of the sponsoring organization (see paragraph W3.0).

W.5.0 Evaluation

W.5.1 The committee shall consider the attributes of each nominee in the following areas:

W.5.1.1 Contributions to the science of NDT/NDE

W.5.1.2 Career achievements and advancements

W.5.1.3 Service to ASNT

W.5.1.4 Recognition by other organizations

W.5.1.5 Contributions to the general welfare of the community and public

W.5.2 If in the opinion of the committee, there are no candidates that meet the criteria, it is not mandatory that a recognition be made in a given year.

W.6.0 Amenities

Recipients shall receive a plaque or equivalent attesting to their NDT Professional Recognition.

APPENDIX X

50 YEAR SECTION CHARTER RECOGNITION

X.1.0 Purpose

The 50 Year Section Recognition provides recognition for long-term active charter activity of Sections of the Society.

X.2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the 50-Year Section Charter recognition. This recognition is for long-term Section charter operations within the Society. It recognizes 50 or more years of charter service in the Society.

X.3.0 Eligibility

Section candidates for this shall meet the following requirements:

X.3.1 ISC staff will refer to historical records and will use such records in conjunction with volunteer information to determine section eligibility for the recognition.

X.3.2 Sections must be active, meeting and reporting to ISC in order to considered eligible.

X.3.3 There are no limitations on the number of such recognitions during any given calendar year.

X.4.0 Nominations

ISC shall provide records showing years of Society Section charter. Sections that are shown by the ISC records to meet the respective recognition length of charter requirement, will automatically qualify for, and be nominated by the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee Chair or their designee.

X.4.1 Where ISC records are insufficient, nominations shall include validation records by the Section to substantiate the longevity of the Section’s chartered period.

X.4.2 Such records may consist of, but not limited to, minutes with attendees listed, dated working documents, letters, receipts for annual dues or other such records. In these cases, the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee will review the records for acceptability, if found to demonstrate the requisite period of Section charter, the nomination shall be accepted.

X.4.3 Nominations sent to ISC and must be received by February 15th

X.5.0 Evaluation

X.5.1 Selection of successful candidate Sections for this recognition shall be made by the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee at the annual Research Symposium.

X.5.2 Presentation of this recognition shall be made at the following Annual Conference Banquet/Luncheon of the awarding year

X.6.0 Recognition

This Recognition shall be called the “50 Year Section Charter Recognition” and shall be in the form of a plaque, with an inscription recognizing 50 Years of Section Charter, given at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet/Luncheon.

APPENDIX Y

RECOGNITION FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Y.1.0 Purpose

The Engineering Recognition for Sustained Excellence is to recognize outstanding sustained contributions in NDT Engineering by a single individual.

Y2.0 Scope

This policy establishes the procedure for administration of the ASNT Engineering Recognition for Sustained Excellence. The prestige of any award is measured by the accomplishments of past recipients. It is the responsibility of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee to assure that the accomplishments of any potential recipients are commensurate with the accomplishments of past recipients.

Y3.0 Eligibility

A candidate for this award must have made outstanding, sustained contributions to the field of NDT Engineering. Should the list of potential nominees not include one individual with this qualification, no one should be recommended for this recognition.

Y4.0 Evaluation

The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee selects up to one individual each year, provided the nominee has met the established guidelines of accomplishments— otherwise no one should be recommended for the recognition. In addition to the accomplishments requirements and the required materials for the nomination, the potential recipient of the Engineering Recognition for Sustained Excellence is required to present an overview lecture on some aspect of his or her work during the ASNT Annual Conference, where an honorary citation will be presented. In case the potential recipient does not fulfill the requirement of personally presenting a lecture during the ASNT Annual Conference, the following steps will be taken:

Y1.1 The honorary citation will not be presented.

Y1.2 The recommendation of the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee is retracted, and the case is reverted to the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee for further evaluation/deliberation. The Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee will deliberate and make additional recommendations, which may include the following:

Y1.2.1 The retraction is justified, in which case no further action is needed, or

Y1.2.2 The absence of the recipient is justified (e.g., documented medical reasons, bereavement), in which case the Non-Financial Recognitions and Honors Committee recommends the recognition be restored and the recipient invited to present the missed lecture at a future event.

Y5.0 Amenities

Citation – Glass Award or equivalent

Y6.0 Timeline of Award Process

Y6.1 Announcements are made annually in the May issue of Materials Evaluation

Y6.2 Nomination deadline: 1st of February

Y7.0 Nominations

Nominations may be submitted electronically. Self-nominations for the Engineering Sustained Excellence Award are not accepted. Nominations for the Engineering Sustained Excellence Award shall consist of:

Y7.1 A letter of nomination with a summary of applicable achievements and contributions of the nominee in the field of NDE/NDT Engineering;

Y7.2 Curriculum vitae; and

Y7.3 Two (2) letters of support

Y7.4 There is no limit to the number of times an individual can be nominated to this recognition.