Nominations Open for 2018 HASBAT POY and YPOY

Each year, HASBAT participates in the Professional of the Year Awards Dinner Celebration, a Huntsville Association of Technical Societies (HATS) event. This year’s celebration will take place on June 21, 2018 at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Grand Hall.  The emcee for the POY Awards Dinner will be Haley Baker, News Anchor at WAFF 48.

Each year, member societies of HATS, including HASBAT, select an individual from within their ranks for recognition as their Professional of the Year (POY) and recently, Young Professional of the Year (YPOY). HASBAT is now accepting nominations for its 2018 POY and YPOY. Criteria for each award as well as links to nomination forms are below.

Email nominations to awards@hasbat.org.

POY Criteria:

  • Engaged in professional work or activity that is concerned with broad and beneficial social, defense, technological or economic consequences.
  • Key contributor to the success of the organization or community activity.
  • Exhibited an extraordinary dedication, creativity, or leadership in that work or activity.
  • Participate in a professional organization that is a member of HATS.
  • Retained membership in the professional organization that is a member in good standing of HATS.
  • Demonstrated excellence in some professional (technical or managerial) work or activity that is concerned with broad and beneficial technical, scientific, social or economic consequences. This excellence shall be exemplified in his or her workplace, in the professional organization in which they are participant members of, and/or in volunteer efforts.
  • Exhibited an extraordinary dedication, creativity or leadership in that work or activity that results in excellent contributions to the technical and economic development of the City of Huntsville and the surrounding areas.

POY Nomination Form

YPOY Criteria:

  1. He/she has retained membership in the professional organization that is a member in good standing of HATS.  He/she must be 35 years old or younger to qualify for the YPOY award.
  2. He/she has demonstrated excellence in some professional (technical, managerial, or community) work or activity that is concerned with broad and beneficial technical, scientific, social or economic consequences. This excellence shall be exemplified in his or her workplace, in the professional organization in which they are participant members of, and/or in volunteer efforts in the community.
  3. He/she has exhibited an extraordinary dedication, creativity or leadership in that work or activity that results in excellent contributions to the technical and economic development of the City of Huntsville and the surrounding areas, including activities such as education, mentorship, training, knowledge transfer, STEM initiatives, etc.  He/she exemplifies the dedication and importance of our young professional demographic to the community.

YPOY Nomination Form