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BEYA STEM Professional Categories

BEYA Peer Reviewed (PR) — Professional Awards:
These awards are granted to individuals in the workforce. These nomination applications are reviewed and recommended for an award by a panel of leaders from industry, government, and academia. 

 

Career Achievement
The nominee is beyond the midpoint (approximately 22-plus years in the work force) of his or her career but not close to retirement age, and has made significant achievements in engineering titles in industry or government. The committee looks less at the degrees earned than at the body of work produced by the nominee, its broad, social and economic value and impact, and the nominee's performance as a role model and mentor for minorities in technology. 

The nominee package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee's obtained goal
2. The discipline required to achieve the nominee's level of performance
3. The nominee's triumph over obstacles in the field
4. The nominee's potential as a role model for youth
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Community Service 
The nominee has demonstrated leadership in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) communities through volunteer work, contributions, and other such activities that are not included in his or her job duties.

The nomination package should show:
1. The nominee's potential as a role model
2. The time and energy the nominee devotes to serving the community
3. The nominee's efforts to promote STEM or other professional development through community service.
4. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Affirmative Action (Dave Barclay)
A person who has demonstrated efforts to promote affirmative action in the approach of his or her organization or small-business equivalent to advancement in education, job promotion, small-business development, and community activities. Successful nominees may lead small-business purchasing and support small-business development and entrepreneurship, as well as human resources initiatives.

The nomination package should show:
1. The nominee's effectiveness at attracting minorities to the organization
2. The nominee's success in improving the organization's policies of hiring and retaining minorities or promoting minority businesses
3. The nominee's contributions to affirmative action [diversity initiatives] or small business development
4. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Educational Leadership
 - Corporate Promotion of Education
Nominee must be a manager of education programs or other staffer from private enterprise who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs.

The nomination package should show:
1. The success of the programs at the nominee's company
2. The impact of the programs on schools, colleges and universities with which the nominee's company interacts
3. The timeliness of the programs to the needs of the society and the corporate and public sectors
4. The impact on under served minorities seeking careers in STEM at the nominee's company and elsewhere.
5. The nominee's effectiveness in generating interest about STEM among women, racial and ethnic minorities.
6. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership
This nominee owns 50 percent or more of a thriving, minority-owned scientific, engineering, or technical company, or a significant percentage of a majority firm, with strong financial growth and more than 10 employees.

The nomination package should show:
1. The nominee's ability to recognize and capitalize on technical growth sectors
2. The nominee's effect on redesigning an existing product
3. The nominee's leadership and management skills that led to earnings growth and expansion of operations
4. The impact of the nominee's business on the community, demonstrated by increased employment, job training, and minority opportunity
5. The nominee's contributions to the growth of engineering technology
6. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Most Promising Engineer
This nominee must be an engineer, in the early years (approximately 3 to 10 years in the workforce) of his or her career, who demonstrates tremendous potential for future technical contributions.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee's contributions to the organization
2. The nominee's leadership abilities and initiative
3. The nominee's professional and technical achievements
4. The nominee's potential for advancement
5. The social and/or economic value of the development
6. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Most Promising Scientist
This nominee must be a scientist, in the early years (approximately 3 to 10 years in the workforce) of his or her career, who demonstrates tremendous potential for future scientific contributions.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee's contributions to the organization
2. The nominee's leadership abilities and initiative
3. The nominee's professional and technical achievements
4. The nominee's potential for achievement
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Outstanding Technical Contribution
A person performing technological functions, who has designed, developed, managed, or assisted in the development of a product, service, system, or intellectual property that is a substantial achievement in the field. The overall impact of the technological achievement is the prime consideration, regardless of title or degrees earned. The committee sees a nominee that offers broad impact and high value to society as a whole.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the development
2. The innovation of the development
3. The uniqueness of the design
4. The social and/or economic value of the development
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Professional Achievement
A highly experienced, mid-career (10 to 22 years experience) STEM professional who has made significant discoveries, made important advances in his or her chosen STEM career path, and is acknowledged as a leader of large STEM initiatives. Here, the specific degree earned is less relevant than the significance of the work and the nominee's achievement as a role model for others in the field.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee's achievements
2. The discipline required achieving the nominee's level of performance
3. The nominee's triumph over obstacles in the field
4. The nominee's potential as a role model for youth
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Research Leadership
The nominee works in research and development and is a consistent leader in discovering, developing, and implementing new technologies. His/her impact radiates out into the product line, changing the way in which people live and work.

The nomination package should show:
1. Uniqueness of the discovery
2. New products or new ways that they are used
3. Patents produced
4. Impact on his/her industry
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Senior Investigator
The nominee works in research and development and is a consistent leader in advancing basic science knowledge or discovering, developing, and implementing entirely new technologies. The effects of this person's work radiate out into the product line, changing the way we live and work.

The nomination package should show:
1. Uniqueness of the discovery 
2. New products or new ways that they are used 
3. Patents produced 
4. Impact on his/her industry 
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Senior Technology Fellow
The nominee for this award works in R&D and translates basic science discoveries into inventions. This winner dreams up new devices and processes by using the research labs' discoveries, and leads R&D teams doing so; or, by virtue of his or her leadership position on the forefront of technical innovations, serves as a role model and leader for minorities and women.

The nomination package should show:
1. Uniqueness of the product or process
2. Innovation in bringing it to full implementation or production
3. Impact on the corporate product line
4. Budget or income impact
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

Technical Sales and Marketing
This nominee combines technical expertise with marketing skills in a high-level position. The award recipient not only sells the products of cutting-edge technology, but also participates in development of product lines and marketing plans on a national and international scale.

The nomination package should show:
1. The nominee's deep understanding of technology, regardless of degrees earned
2. The nominee's extensive background in marketing technology
3. Major roles the nominee has played inn product decisions, marketing strategy, and pricing decisions
4. Major impact the nominee has made on company profitability
5. Quality of supporting documentation

 

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