Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

Description:  The Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award is presented by the Water Environment Federation to recognize individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.  The award is presented by a WEF representative at the WEF Member Association annual meeting.
Award Criteria:  Candidate must be employed at an educational facility laboratory, industrial, commercial, or municipal laboratory which performs wastewater-related analysis and must have direct analytical responsibilities.  Candidates are eligible for this award only once.  Qualifying criteria may include:
  • Membership and involvement in professional associations. Examples: Water Environment Federation Committees, Standard Methods Joint Task Groups, MA committees and conferences and conference             activities.
  • Outstanding efforts in the area of wastewater and environmental aquatic analyses, including such items as innovative sampling techniques or solutions to a treatment, analytical or environmental problem.
  • Involvement in community activities or public relations.
  • Presentations at professional conferences, meetings, etc. relevant to water quality analysis.
  • Professional certifications.
  • Continuing education.
  • Contributions that have been beneficial to the nominee’s facility.
  • Unusual initiative or performance "beyond the call of duty".

Eligibility:  Individual must be a member of WEF and PWEA, and employed at an educational facility laboratory, commercial, or municipal laboratory, which performs wastewater related analyses and must have direct analytical responsibilities.
Nomination Process:  The Laboratory Practices Committee will review all nominations and will send a recommendation(s) to the Awards Committee; the Awards Committee is responsible for making final selection of award recipient.  Final selection is submitted to WEF by the PWEA Awards Committee.


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