AVS Recognition for Excellence in Mentorship
The AVS seeks to recognize individuals from all scientific/engineering backgrounds, including but not limited to: academicians, technicians, industrial researchers, and teachers, who, through mentoring, have enhanced the careers of future generations who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, engineering, and technology. Their mentoring and leadership in an effort to fully develop the world's human resources is critical to the best scientific and engineering progress.
This recognition is specifically for people that have gone above and beyond their regular job duties by leading programs that have broad impact in training and mentoring, and promote diversity, belonging, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Recipients of this honor will have their profile displayed on the AVS website, be featured in the AVS newsletter, and receive a certificate of recognition. It is possible that more than one recognition for excellence in mentorship could be made annually.