Industry-Government Engagement Award

Industry-Government Engagement Award (Post) NEW!

Industry-Government Engagement Award (Post)

Description: For excellence and leadership in supporting the Society’s Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) Plan by truly making a difference in the areas of project delivery, problem solving, thought leadership, policy, education, or awareness.  This award will recognize Posts that have initiated, led, and finalized an effort from inception to fruition.  The award is criteria dependent (may not be awarded every year but may be awarded to multiple Posts that meet the criteria). 

This award further serves to recognize those Posts who have advanced SAME’s enduring purpose since our beginning in 1920: promote solidarity and cooperation between engineers in civil and military life.

Eligibility: Must be Post in good standing and efforts must be documented in official form via SAME National calendar, SAME Perspectives, TME, Post Annual Report, official policy change or policy/program creation at local, regional, or national levels.

Nomination Criteria:

1. Outstanding collaboration and support to solving a challenge affecting industry, government, and the industry-government interface from inception to acceptable outcome.  An acceptable outcome can be a contribution to project delivery (e.g. SAME Perspectives), resolution of a challenge, a change to policy, an establishment of a program, or a significant contribution to the awareness of SAME’s role in leading industry-government collaboration.

Example – Hosted a Post IGE Workshop to define issue, collaborate on possible solutions, track next steps, and document outcome.  White paper was provided to SAME National for dissemination to appropriate stakeholders.

2. Outcome must substantially contribute to policy or programs for the benefit of the industry and the nation, placing SAME as a “thought leader” on the subject.

3. Post must be directly and collectively involved in planning and coordination of industry-government collaboration leading to the acceptable outcome.

Nomination Process:  Nominations will only be made online using the designated application form on the SAME website.  Nominations will only be accepted during the designated dates.  Nominations must include a supporting narrative in the format outlined and supporting documentation of outcomes of the effort.  The nomination should cover the duration of the endeavor and be a maximum of 3 pages, 11 pt font.  The National Leadership Team determines Post awardees.

Award:  The award will be a podium banner that the Post can use for future meetings and events or display as a wall-hanging.  It will serve as recognition, awareness, and promotion for the Post recipient.  It will be red, with the SAME insignia, and include the following: For Excellent Employment of Industry-Government Engagement, ____ Post, (year).