• Category Descriptions

    Fellow Membership

    Fellow Member: ISA's most distinguished membership grade, conveyed to qualified members to recognize exceptional engineering or scientific attainments in the field of automation.

    Honorary Membership

    Honorary Member: ISA's highest honor recognizes individuals, members or non-members, whose support of and/or contributions to the advancement of the automation profession deserve special recognition.

    Celebrating Excellence

    Education

    Excellence in Education: Recognizes an individual who has exhibited excellence in developing and/or enhancing new or established educational programs to advance the automation profession in educational institutions.

    Mentoring Excellence: Recognizes a member who has, in the previous year, excelled in mentoring students and/or young professionals in automation or student sections in advancing the mission of the Society.

    Leadership

    Excellence in Leadership:Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry and/or profession to advance automation.

    Society Service

    Excellence in Enduring Service: Recognizes dedicated volunteer service to the Society at the grassroots level.

    Excellence in Society Service: Recognizes an ISA member for distinguished and dedicated volunteer service the Society.

    Division Excellence: Recognizes an ISA division for development and implementation of programs and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Division Leader Excellence: Recognizes a division leader who, in the previous year, has provided exceptional efforts in organization, development and/or implementation to further a technical division and for services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Section Excellence: Recognizes an ISA section, regular or student, for development and execution of programs, initiatives, activities, and/or services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Section Leader Excellence: Recognizes a section leader who, in the previous year, has demonstrated exceptional leadership and/or provided a specific service within a section to advance the mission of the Society.

    Standards Excellence: Recognizes an ISA standards committee member for exceptional efforts in organization, development and/or administration to further the development of ISA standards and for services to advance the mission of the Society.

    Volunteer Leader of the Year: Recognizes the volunteer leader who, in the previous year, has provided the most outstanding service to advance the mission of the Society unmatched by other leaders.

    Technical Innovation

    Excellence in Analytical Innovation, endowed by the ISA Analysis Division: Recognizes an individual who has played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process and/or service in the analytical technology field.

    Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation: Recognizes the company whose contributions and innovations have enhanced social value.

    Excellence in Individual Technical Innovation, endowed by Honeywell UOP: Recognizes an individual who has played a critical role in the conception, design, and/or implementation of an innovative product, process and/or service.

    Excellence in Technical Presentation: Recognizes the most outstanding paper, article, presentation, or document published and/or presented on behalf of ISA that introduces a new technology or explains an existing automation process.