American Welding Society - Awards Programs

The AWS Awards are designed to recognize men and women in the industrial, education and research communities who have made distinctive contributions to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied processes, including joining, brazing and soldering, cutting and thermal spraying.


Education/Meritorious/Service Awards

Adams Memorial Membership Award:
The nominee is selected at least 12 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

Dalton E. Hamilton Memorial National CWI of the Year Award:
This award is recognized at the National, District and Section levels. The nominee is selected at least 12 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Selections are made during the annual District Conference meetings for all three levels. District and Section level recognitions are automatic but National level nominee information is submitted to the AWS Certification Committee for final selection. A nomination form must be completed along with an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

Samuel Wylie Miller Memorial Medal Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

Private Sector Instructor Membership Award:
This award is recognized at the National, District and Section levels. The nominee is selected at least 12 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Selections are made during the annual District Conference meetings for all three levels. District and Section level recognitions are automatic but National level nominee information is submitted to the AWS Awards Committee for final selection. A nomination form must be completed and submitted along with an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

R. D. Thomas Memorial Award:
The nominee is selected at least 10 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show. Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the AWS Awards Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award:
The nominee is selected at least 12 months in advance of the AWS Welding Show and by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA). Nominee packets may be submitted for consideration to the RWMA Committee and must include an introduction letter of support and a complete resume or CV of the individualís qualifications.

For pdf directory downloads and nomination forms please use the links on the left hand side of this page under "AWS Awards Directory".

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