Welcome to the Reliability Society Awards page. As you will see from the information below, the RS sponsors a rich and diverse set of awards. If you have any questions pertaining to any of our awards, please contact our Nomination and Awards Chair, Jeffrey Voas.
- IEEE Fellow
- Annual Reliability Society "Engineer of the Year" Award
- Chapters Award
- Education Award
- Certificate of Achievement - Chapter Chairperson
- Company Recognition Award
- IEEE Reliability Society Lifetime Achievement Award
- IEEE Reliability Society Student Achievement Award
IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for selected IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Reliability Society affiliated IEEE fellows can be found here. Click on the links to the left for additional information
Annual Reliability Society "Engineer of the Year" Award
Description: To recognize outstanding contributions to the Reliability discipline within the last few years.
Prize: $1,500 and Plaque, plus up to $1,000 for travel expenses for recipient to attend the January IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Awards Banquet.
Eligibility: RS Members are eligible.
Nomination:An administrative superior of the nominee (e.g. department head, supervisor, or chapter chair) should make and submit the nomination. The nomination package should consist of a one-half page biography of the nominee plus up to four pages of concise descriptions of the accomplishments. For technical contributions, please concisely describe why the contribution is unique. For managerial and educational contributions, please concisely explain the obtained benefits. Please limit identified publications to only those in which the nominee was the sole or principal author. The accomplishments should be organized according to the above-described criteria, as applicable. The award is given at the RS Meeting in January, and nominations may be submitted until 15 October of the preceeding year. Send the nominations to Jeff Voas, your Society's Jr. Past President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basis for Judging: Primary consideration: impact of contribution on the advancement of reliability theory, education, engineering or its management. Nominees will be considered according to the following prime criteria:
- Reliability Technical Contributions
- Reliability Management Contributions
- Reliability Publications
- Contributions to Reliability Education
Professional Services to IEEE:
- Reliability Society Service
- Other IEEE service positions
Presentation: Annually, at an IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony.
Description: Recognition of Reliability Society Chapter activities.
Prize: $800 and Citation for 1st place, $500 and Citation for 2nd place, $400 and Citation for 3rd place; and $200 for all other Chapters submitting complete entries.
Eligibility: IEEE Reliability Society Chapters in operation December 31st of award period (January 1 - December 31).
Nominations: Based upon evaluation by the AdCom Chapters Chairperson from input provided by individual chapters
Basis for Judging: Membership; meeting attendance; number of meetings, workshops or conferences; training sessions; written papers; technical tours; and other pertinent activities.
Presentation: Annually, at the IEEE Reliability Society Fall AdCom meeting.
Description: To recognize outstanding contributions in the area of reliability education. (Note: this includes areas such as availability, maintainability, system safety and quality).
Prize: $250 and Plaque
Eligibility: Open to all members of the IEEE Reliability Society.
Nominations: The Vice President - Membership along with the Chairpersons of the Professional Development and Education Committees recommend candidates (e.g., new text books; new courses or programs developed by universities, industry or government; new short courses or tutorials developed).
Basis for Judging: The AdCom votes on the proposed candidates. No more than one award may be given in a year; unsuccessful candidates may be resubmitted in a following year. The AdCom may elect not to give an award in this area in a particular year.
Presentation: At any IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony.
Certificate of Achievement - Chapter Chairperson
Description: To recognize the Chapter Chairperson’s effort and to enhance the Chapter’s relationship with the AdCom.
Prize: Framed Certificate and token gift such as a pen and pencil set with the IEEE Reliability Society logo and/or the IEEE logo on it.
Eligibility and Nomination: All IEEE Reliability Society Chapter Chairpersons for the year in question who conducted programs acceptable to the Vice President - Membership and the AdCom Chapter Chairperson and submit a completed entry for the Reliability Chapters Award.
Basis for Judging: AdCom Chapter Chair and Vice President – Membership evaluation.
Presentation: At any IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Meeting with an Awards Ceremony
Company Recognition Award
Description: To recognize a Company’s support to an IEEE Reliability Society Chapter during the year.
Eligibility: All Companies nominated to AdCom for the award by the IEEE Reliability Society Chapters (no more than one nomination per year per Chapter).
Nomination: Any Chapter may nominate a Company that has performed an outstanding service for them during the year for this award.
Basis for Judging: The AdCom may present several awards in a year but the maximum number per Chapter is one per year.
Presentation: The AdCom will make the plaque available to the Chapter to present to the Company at either a Chapter Meeting or at a Chapter Tour of the Company’s facility.
IEEE Reliability Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Description: To recognize sustained outstanding contributions to the field of Reliability Engineering. Typically the contributions will span the career of the individual, usually in excess of 25 years.
Prize: $1,500 and suitably engraved brass Plaque, plus up to $1,000 for travel expenses for recipient to attend the January IEEE Reliability Society AdCom Awards Banquet.
Eligibility: Open to all members of the IEEE Reliability Society.
Nominations:Â Nominations must be submitted by a peer or supervisor of the nominee. Self nominations will not be accepted. The nomination package should consist of a one-half page biography of the nominee plus up to four pages of concise descriptions of the nominee's lifetime accomplishments / achievements. The award is given at the RS Meeting in January, and nominations may be submitted until 15 October of the preceeding year. Send the nominations to Jeff Voas, your Society's Jr. Past President, at email@example.com.
Basis for Judging: The contributions meriting this award must clearly be within the area of Reliability Engineering or a closely related field; The Nominations and Awards Committee will make a recommendation for endorsement by the full voting ADCOM; No more than one award may be given in a calendar year; Unsuccessful candidates may be resubmitted in a following year; The ADCOM may elect not to give an award in a particular year.
Presentation: Annually, at the IEEE Reliability Society Awards Dinner at the RAMS Symposium.
IEEE Reliability Society Student Achievement Award
Description: To recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a career and profession in reliability-related discipline.
Prize: $1,000 for each awardee with a certificate, up to five winners.
Eligibility: Full-time students pursuing a bachelor's or higher degree in STEM fields.
Nominations: An administrative superior of the nominee (e.g. department head, academic supervisor, or local RS chapter chair) should make and submit the nomination. The nomination package should consist of
- A resume of the nominee with concise descriptions of the accomplishments and services of the student,
especially those related to RS.
- A list of courses taken in reliability or related fields, and any leadership and service activities in promoting reliability in society or
general STEM disciplines.
- Transcripts showing the student is a full-time student.
Submission deadline: End of November annually. All application materials should be sent to Dr. Steven Li at firstname.lastname@example.org
Basis for Judging: Evidence of student’s interests in reliability and related engineering career pursuit; Technical contributions to the field of reliability engineering; Leadership and services to IEEE RS or local reliability society chapters.