The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management is accepting nominations for the 2018 Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award—a program that recognizes an individual, company, or organization that contributed in a significant way to improving the technology, policy, or practices of low-level radioactive waste management in the United States. The award recipient will present the innovation being recognized at a lecture during the Waste Management ’18 Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium and all travel expenses will be paid.
Criteria The criteria for selection include:
- Innovation. Is the improvement unique? Is it a fresh approach to a standard problem? Is it a visionary approach to an anticipated problem?
- Safety. Does the practice enhance radiation protection?
- Economics. Does the approach produce significant cost savings to government, industry or the public?
- Transferability. Is this new practice applicable in other settings and can it be replicated? Does it increase the body of technical knowledge across the industry?
Eligibility To be eligible for the award, the individual/group must consent to being nominated and must be willing to prepare and present a lecture about the innovation being recognized at the Waste Management Symposium. Individuals or organizations can nominate themselves or another individual, company, institution, or organization.
Nominations To nominate yourself or another individual, company, or organization for this distinguished award, please contact:
c/o Ted Buckner
Southeast Compact Commission
Post Office Box 5427
Cary, NC 27512
(919) 380-7710 – FAX
or visit the Southeast Compact Commission’s website at http://www.secompact.org/.
Nominations must be received by August 31, 2017.