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Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award

The Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award provides recognition to individuals who have made outstanding contribution s toward the advancement of the fields of mathematics and/or computation in support of advancing the understanding of these topics of interest to members of ANS.

Dr. Pomraning contributed greatly to such advancements in both his research and in educating future researchers. This award is made possible by an endowed gift from SAIC, a company that Dr. Pomraning co-founded. The award is administered by the MCD. When possible, one such award will be made every other year, coinciding with the year the MCD topical meeting is held, following procedures established by the MCD. The honoree will be presented with an engraved plaque and monetary award at the Meeting Banquet of the MCD topical meeting.

Nominations are made on a standard form available by clicking on the link above. Three sponsors are required, one of which must be an ANS Fellow. One sponsor shall be designated as the principal sponsor. The principal sponsor has the responsibility of:

  1. securing the required letters of recommendations from the other two co-sponsors,
  2. assembling the nomination package and
  3. submitting it to the ANS Headquarters along with his or her own recommendation of the nominee by the deadline indicated in the call for nominations announcement.

Sponsors of a given candidate should be dispersed geographically, and only one may be from the home institute of the candidate. If the committee does not select a nominee for whom an application was submitted, the nominator may submit a new nomination package for that individual the next or subsequent award cycles.

Evidence of the candidate's contribution shall be submitted in the form of written recommendations from the sponsors and others as appropriate. Written recommendations should specify the candidate's outstanding accomplishments and contributions that have benefited the fields of mathematics and/or computations in support of advancing understanding of topics of interest to the ANS, to the degree meriting consideration for the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award. The selection of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award is determined by critical review and assessment of submitted credentials and qualifications; hence, due care should be exercised in preparation of the nomination package. In the process of review and selection, emphasis is placed on excellence of achievement in the fields of mathematics and/or computations in support of advancing understanding of topics of interest to the ANS as evidenced by (a) outstanding original research, documented in refereed scientific journals or major publications and by (b) outstanding technical leadership.

The nominee must be living at the time of submittal but in certain exceptional cases a posthumous award could be made. Curriculum vitae along with a bibliography of major publications including documentation of participation in symposia and conferences should be attached.

Consideration for the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award requires a willingness and formal acceptance on the part of the candidate to attend the MCD topical meeting the award will be presented at, unless unusual circumstances prevent attendance. Members of the MCD Executive Committee and Honors and Awards Committee are excluded as nominators of, as well as candidates for, the award during their respective terms of office.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to with a copy to

Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and Awards
American Nuclear Society
555 N. Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526-5535

Nomination Deadline: January 15 (odd years only)

Spring of odd numbered years at the MCD Topical
Meeting Banquet

Monetary Award: $1,000

More information can be found on the Mathematics and Computation Division website

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