February 24, 2017


Technology Century Image Award

Submissions Due: February 24, 2017

TechCentury is an award-winning publication of the Engineering Society of Detroit that has been serving the needs of engineers and technical professionals since 1939. Published four times a year and online, the magazine covers a multitude of technical topics: the Blue Economy, Nanotechnology, Cyber Security, Sports Engineering, Smart Systems, etc. TechCentury's Image Award is bestowed on a person who has advanced awareness of engineering and the technical professions in noteworthy and innovative ways.

The Editorial Board process for reviewing/awarding the TechCentury Image Awards is as follows:

  • Call for nominations in January
  • Nominations are due by 5 p.m. (EST) on the last business day in February
  • The Editorial Board will take the following actions on nominations/award in March:

(Note: participation of all board members is required)

    • Nominations will be presented by ESD members who ensure that the required information is provided
    • The board will rank nominations: 1st (5 points), 2nd (3 points), 3rd (1 point)
    • The highest total receives the award. For ties, person with the most 1st place votes receives award.

Tech Century Image Award

Award Criteria:
This award is intended to recognize individuals who have promoted, publicized, and enhanced the engineering and technical professions to the public-at-large through public engagement, mentoring, public speaking, authoring articles, and other publicly visible activities.

Nomination Requirements:

  • Nominator provides the required supporting information to the ESD Editorial Board, including:
    • The Nominee's CV
    • A 200-word, or less, description of why the Nominee fulfills the award criteria
    • The names of two (2) individuals, in addition to the Nominator, who can attest to the Nominee's qualifications for this award
    • An example of the Nominee's work: article composed, news article, event record, speech given, testimonial, etc.   
  • Entries must be received by no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on the last business day in February.
  • Nominees do not have to be ESD members. Nominators must be ESD members.
  • The award winner must be present at the ESD Awards Banquet, or if they cannot attend, someone must attend on their behalf.

Nominator must submit entries to:
TechCentury Image Award
The Engineering Society of Detroit
Susan Thwing, Editor, TechCentury magazine
20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48076
Fax: 248-353-0736 or e-mail:


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