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This Regional Award shall be given in recognition of meritorious technical achievement that has furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Accomplishments shall be in the field of engineering, design, applied illumination, optics, ophthalmology, lighting, research or education.
Associate Member, or Member in good standing of IES for a minimum of three(3) years.
NOTE: This award does not imply qualification for Fellow nor is it required o qualify for nomination to Fellow.
Must have met either the educational requirements (or) the scientific requirements as outlined below.
Have taught at least three (3) years continuous at a two year or higher college or university, a complete illuminating engineering course (including lighting design), or have taught a complete IES sponsored lighting course at least five times. This could be the same course such as an ED Series or a special seminar series or several courses such as ED-50, ED-100, etc. as long as they total five (complete course).
Must have made significant scientific or aesthetic contributions to the field of illumination. This may be in the form of publications, presentations or design recognition. Meeting any one of the following criteria will qualify:
The Award is an engraved plaque issued through the IES office. These awards shall be presented at the region's discretion. The cost of this award is the responsibility of the region in which it is given.