HASBAT Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 POY and YPOY

The Huntsville Association of Technical Societies (HATS) is proud to present the 2017 Professional of the Year Awards Dinner!  This year, the theme of the awards dinner is “Passing the Torch.” With this theme, HATS is highlighting the contributions of their member societies (i.e. HASBAT) and members of the community have made in preparing the next generation for the challenges of the future.   HATS wants to honor and celebrate all of the work their members societies do to promote education, mentoring, training, and sharing valuable knowledge and skills to make the next generation successful and able to continue moving our society forward in all fields of study, including space, defense, biomedical, cyber, and many others.  Therefore, HASBAT is asking our Member Companies to nominate a POY and Young POY from your organization and/or within the community!  To do so, please review the award criteria and instructions on the attached Nomination forms for the 2017 Professional of the Year and 2017 Young Professional of the Year.  The deadline for your submission is NLT 26 May 2017 to the HASBAT Scholarship and Awards Committee (admin@hasbat.org)!! 
At this year’s dinner, HATS will specifically be:
·  Honoring each member society’s “Professional of the Year” nominee
·  Honoring the Society of the Year
·  Honoring each member society’s “Young Professional of the Year” with a new award for members 35 years old and under
WHAT: 2017 HATS Awards Dinner
THEME: Passing the Torch
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (registration begins at 5:30pm)
WHERE:  The Westin at Bridgestreet Towne Center (6800 Governors West NW Huntsville, AL 35806)
SPEAKERS:  Dr. Deborah Barnhart (CEO, US Space & Rocket Center) and Daniel Tait (CEO, Energy Alabama)
EMCEE:  Greg Screws, WHNT News Anchor
5:30 – Registration (cash bar available)
6:00 – Dinner Program Begins (cash bar available throughout night)
Music and dancing will close the evening
Dress: Business Attire
To attend, tickets will go on sale soon through the HATS.org website.  The cost is $50 for an individual ticket to include meal and wine and $400 for a society table. 

2017 POY Nomination Form
2017 Young POY Nomination Form