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Student Activities Achievement Award

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The Student Activities Achievement Award is given to a Chapter Student Activities Chair for service related to the goals and growth of student activities at all levels.

The following criteria are for the Student Activities Achievement Award:

  1. The Student Activities Achievement Award shall be presented annually but may be omitted if a suitable candidate is not identified.

  2. The Student Activities Achievement Award will consist of an 8” x 11” plaque which will state: “In recognition of service to the goals and growth of Student Activities at all levels and in appreciation of this dedication the Student Activities Achievement Award is given.” Fiscal impact will be about $25 per award to be budgeted by the Student Activities Committee.

  3. A candidate will be nominated to the Honors and Awards Committee by the Student Activities Committee. The nomination shall include:
    • A 1-page (100 words) explanation of the nominee’s qualifications
    • Documentation of the computed award points as outlined in Item 4
    • A copy of their ASHRAE bio

    The Honors and Awards Committee shall consider the points and the explanation in its deliberations. This award will be given at the Plenary Session's Honors and Awards Ceremony.

  4. Award points shall be cumulative as follows:
    • Chapter Student Activities Chair or Education Chair - 1 pt/year
    • Establishing a student branch - 3 pts/branch
    • Reactivating a Student Branch (Must have been inactive more than two years) - 2 pts/branch
    • Author (or co) to application for Undergraduate Senior Project Grant (Chapter supported school) - 2 pts/branch
    • Support to a Student Design Competition Entry (Chapter supported school – support defined as name listed in entry) - 2 pts/branch
    • Student Branch Advisor - 1 pt/year
    • Speaker to promote engineering or ASHRAE to a Post High School Audience - 1 pt
    • Speaker to promote engineering or ASHRAE at a K-12 class - 1 pt

  5. A minimum of 12 points is necessary for eligibility.

  6. The purpose of the Student Activities Achievement Award is to recognize excellence in volunteer service. It serves to heighten general membership awareness of, and interest in, student activities.

Student Activities Achievement Award

(12 Points Minimum Required)

Scoring System Points Max. Points Available Comments and Points for Nominee
Chapter Student Activities Chair 1 pt/year 4 pts
Establishing a Student Branch 3 pts/branch 6 pts  
Reactivating a Student Branch* 2 pts/branch 4 pts  
Undergraduate Senior Undergraduate Project Grant 2 pts/branch 4 pts  
Student Design Project Competition 2 pts/branch 4 pts  
Student Branch Advisor 1 pt/year 3 pts  
Speaker for Post High** 1 pt 3 pts  
Speaker for K-12** 1 pt 4 pts  
Total Points   32 pts  

* Must have been inactive more than 2 years
** Must be a formal presentation to a class or student group

Nominations must be received by December 31. Although this award is designed to recognize a past or present Student Activities Chapter Chair, other members demonstrating outstanding contributions to student activities can be nominated. Please submit your nomination to the Assistant Manager of Student Activities, ASHRAE, 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329 or through e-mail at : kthomson@ashrae.org

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