Nomination Deadline

January 15

odd-numbered years

Presented at the

MCD Topical Meeting Banquet

odd-numbered years

Monetary Award



The Mathematics & Computations Division (MCD) Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions towards developing MCD via leadership, governance, standards, benchmarking, program, and/or other developmental activities.

The nominee must be living at the time of submittal, but in certain exceptional cases, a posthumous award could be made.

When possible, one such award will be made biannually, coinciding with the year the Mathematics and Computation Division (M&C) Topical Meeting is held, following procedures established by the MCD and summarized below.

The award consists of an engraved plaque and monetary award of $1,000 which is presented at the M&C Topical Meeting, and complimentary registration at the M&C meeting (if not paid by the recipient’s employer).


The Mathematics & Computations Division (MCD) of the American Nuclear Society established the MCD Distinguished Service Award as a Division-Administered award.

Selection Method

Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of recommendation from the nominator (principal sponsor)
  • A narrative summary of about 1,000 words, including accomplishments, the period of activity, and the significance of achievements
  • A list of ANS positions held.
  • A brief chronological resume.
  • Three (3) letters of support are required (no more than 5). One must be an ANS Fellow and one former Chair of MCD (may be the same person). Sponsors should be knowledgeable about the candidate's contributions to MCD. Sponsors of a given candidate should be dispersed geographically, and only one may be from the home institute of the candidate

The principal sponsor has the responsibility of (a) securing the required letters of recommendations from the other two co-sponsors, (b) assembling the nomination package, and (c) submitting it to the Chair of the MCD Honors and Awards Committee, along with his or her own recommendation of the nominee by the deadline indicated in the call for nominations announcement.

Evidence of the candidate's service contribution shall be submitted in the form of written recommendations from the sponsors and others as appropriate. Written recommendations should specify the candidate's substantial contributions in leadership, governance, standards, benchmarking, program and/or other developmental activities of the MCD over a prolonged period of time, to the degree meriting consideration for the MCD Distinguished Service Award.

The selection of the MCD Distinguished 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 in service to MCD as evidenced by (a) a detailed account of outstanding leadership, governance, standards, benchmarking, program and/or other developmental activities in MCD, and by (b) the nature and significance of the activities and the role of the nominee in such activities. This recognition is made when, in the opinion of the MCD Honors and Awards Committee, the duration and significance of the candidate’s contributions warrant that distinction.

Consideration for the MCD Distinguished Service Award requires a willingness and formal acceptance on the part of the candidate to attend the MCD topical meeting at which the award will be presented 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.

The Honors and Awards Committee of the MCD administers this award. That committee establishes the selection criteria and selects the recipient. The national Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and support as appropriate.

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

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

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