Honoring Excellence in Welding
The AWS Awards recognize men and women in the industrial, education and research communities who have made exceptional contributions to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied processes including joining, brazing and soldering, cutting and thermal spraying.
Award recipients are selected by AWS awards committee and subcommittees; Standing committees specially designated by subject recognition; and District and Section activities. (Due to the selection and administration of the awards, some are restricted from public nominations.)
Follow any of the links below to learn more about all awards within each category:
- Honorary/Meritorius Awards
- Education/Meritorius Service Awards
- Welding Journal Awards
- Lecture Awards
- Counselor and Fellow
- AWS CWI Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding Achievement Awards
- Excellence in Welding Awards
For full award descriptions, nomination requirements and listing of past recipients, download the National Awards Recognition Package now.
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