• Category Descriptions

    Fellow Membership

    Fellow Member: ISA's most distinguished membership grade, conveyed to qualified members to recognize exceptional engineering or scientific attainments in the field of automation.

    Honorary Membership

    Honorary Member:  ISA's highest honor recognizes individuals, members or non-members, whose support of and/or contributions to the advancement of the automation profession deserve special recognition.

    Celebrating Excellence

    Education

    Excellence in Education: Recognizes an individual who has developed and/or enhanced established educational programs to advance the automation profession in educational institutions.

    Leadership

    Excellence in Leadership:  Recognizes an individual who has made signficant contributions to the industry and/or profession to advance automation.

    Member's Choice

    Member's Choice Award - Division Leader of the Year: Recognizes a division leader who has demonstrated leadership and/or provided a specific service to advance the mission of the Society.

    Member's Choice Award - Section Leader of the Year: Recognizes a section leader who has demonstrated leadership and/or provided a specific service to advance the mission of the Society.

    Member's Choice Award - Student Mentor of the Year: Recognizes a member who has demonstrated leadership and/or provided a specific service to advance the mission of the Society.

    Member's Choice Award - Volunteer Leader of the Year: Recognizes a member who has provided a specific service to advance the mission of the Society.

    Society Service

    Excellence in Enduring Service: Recognizes dedicated volunteer service to the Society at the grassroots level. May be presented to multiple (up to five) honorees.

    Excellence in Society Service: Recognizes distinguished and dedicated volunteer service to the Society.

    Division Excellence: Recognizes an ISA Division for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Section Excellence: Recognizes an ISA Section for development and/or execution of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Standards Excellence: Recognizes an ISA standards committee member for exceptional efforts in organization, development and/or administration to further the development of ISA standards and for services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Technical Innovation

    Excellence in Analytical InnovationEndowed by the ISA Analysis Division: Recognizes an individual who has played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process, and/or service in the analytical technology field.

    Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation: Recognizes the company whose contributions and innovations have enhanced social value.

    Excellence in Individual Technical InnovationEndowed by UOP, a Honeywell Company: Recognizes individuals who have played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process and/or service. May be presented to multiple (up to five) honorees.

    Excellence in Technical Presentation:  Recognizes the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, article, presentation, or document published and/or presented on behalf of ISA that introduces a new technology or explains an existing automation process.