As we prepare for the PNWIS annual meeting, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of the past year and to remember all the fine things PNWIS members have done in support of the environment and the organization. Award categories and their descriptions are provided below.
Nominations are due by Friday, July 21st
Robert Stockman Distinguished Achievement Award
This award is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to air and/or waste management in the PNWIS region and for a long-standing contribution to PNWIS. The award is presented in the name of Robert Stockman, one of the leading air pollution control pioneers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Young Professional of the Year Award
This award is presented to a young professional leader who has made an outstanding contribution to air and/or waste management in the PNWIS region and for their contributions to PNWIS.
Environmental Achievement Award
This award is presented to an organization that has used innovative techniques to reduce or prevent air pollution or waste.
This award is presented to a representative from the media who consistently presents accurate, balanced and in-depth information on the environment. The media representative must be from the PNWIS region.
This award is presented to an inspector, permit engineer, or internal auditor who diligently enforces regulations in the PNWIS region. These “hawkeyes” are trained agency inspectors, industrial auditors, environmental activists, or others who take a “front line” approach to regulatory compliance.
Hard Hat Award
This award is presented to a source tester or engineer who has worked to advance source sampling technology.
Lab Coat Award
This award is presented to an individual who has contributed to laboratory and ambient sampling technology.
PNWIS/A&WMA Executive Committee Award
This award is presented to recognize someone who has gone beyond the call of duty in their volunteer work for PNWIS.
Certificate of Appreciation/Recognition
These certificates are presented to individuals, firms, agencies, or other organizations that have made some significant contribution to the fields of air pollution control and waste management or to the volunteer work of PNWIS.
Other Conference Awards
Excellence in Presentation Award
This award is presented for the best presentation at the annual meeting.
Young Professional Excellence in Presentation Award
This award is presented for the best presentation from a young professional at the annual meeting.
Student Paper Awards
Students are given cash awards for outstanding presentations at the annual meeting. Student papers are evaluated on the basis of technical content, visual aids, and presentation skills.
Bent Black Banana Award
The award is on the “lighter side” and is generally presented for some unusual contribution at the annual meeting. The PNWIS Awards Committee selects the recipient with the selection criteria heavily weighted by the “embarrassment quotient”.