• Excellence in Education


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


    The individual has developed a program that has been adopted by an academic institution or has furthered an established program producing substantial and tangible results, and/or has demonstrated outstanding administrative capability in advancing the goals of an established educational program.

    Nomination Process

    Candidates are nominated by the membership on the proper form by the designated deadline. Nominations are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Honors and Awards Committee.  Society Officers are not eligible for nomination during their term of office.

    Documentation requirements include:

    • Description of program that was developed and/or enhancements made to existing program
    • Example of results achieved
    • Letter of recommendation illustrating the benefit of the program to the institution, students, and/or profession

    Administration and Judging

    Recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee is submitted to the Executive Board for approval.

    Past Honorees

    2015 Richard Braatz, Ph.D.
    2014 A. Vimala Juliet, Ph.D.
    2013 Matthew D. Maynard
    2012 Gangbing Song