Nomination Deadline

March 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference


The ANS Standards Service Award recognizes outstanding achievement by individuals in the generation and use of ANS standards in the field of nuclear science and engineering. The award recognizes significant contributions to the development, application, and management control of ANS standards.

The award consists of an engraved plaque. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year and is normally conferred during the ANS Winter Conference, but may be presented to more than one individual if merit warrants.

Nomination and Eligibility

Anyone can nominate worthy candidates for the ANS Standards Service Award. The nominees shall be current or past members of the ANS Standards Committee. The award need not be given in periods when qualified candidates are not submitted.


This award was established in 1984 by the ANS Standards Board to identify and honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of ANS nuclear standards accepted by recognized authorities as the most practical and appropriate criteria and methods to safely implement good working practices and responses to regulatory initiatives.

Selection Criteria

Administration and control of standards shall be judged by the timeliness of availability, the efficiency of the review and consensus process, or the typical duration between the start of a project and the publication of the standard. General acceptance shall be determined by the sales volume, the endorsement of standards by appropriate regulatory bodies, or the overall usefulness of the standard at the time it becomes available commensurate with industrial need.

The award shall recognize a sustained effort on the part of the recipient to attain the above standards of achievement as well as benefits accruing from the attainment well beyond the time when it was initially established.

Areas to be considered in evaluating development include:

  • identifiable tasks that resulted in enhanced standards,
  • identifying the need for or the approach to be taken in developing a useful standard on a difficult or controversial topic,
  • taking a leadership position in gaining consensus where agreement was particularly elusive, and
  • setting technical criteria that reflect an unusually good balance among need, cost, and good engineering practice.

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

  • A letter of recommendation
  • Letters of support (support letters recommended but not required, no more than five)

Questions should be directed to Patricia Schroeder.

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