STC recognizes individual member achievement through several award programs. Below is information on the academic award programs and their deadlines.
Sigma Tau Chi and Alpha Sigma Honor Societies
STC sponsors two honorary societies for students, and this year the criteria for each have changed.
Membership in STX is an honor given to students enrolled in a program in technical communication, who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, are exemplary in participation in STC, and demonstrate a potential for significant contribution to the profession.
Membership in AS is an honor given to students enrolled in a program in technical communication who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, demonstrate active participation in STC, and have the potential to contribute to the profession.
Nominations are due by 30 November 2016. Contact: Russ Hirst (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication
The Jay R. Gould Award honors the distinguished teaching career of Professor Gould and celebrates true academic mentorship, demonstrated by the personal and professional concern that great teachers extend to their students beyond the classroom.
The Gould award nominating committee is seeking nominees for the award. To be eligible, a nominee must have been a member of STC for at least 10 years and must have been involved in postsecondary education for at least 15 years. Current STC board members and members of the Gould award nominating committee are not eligible.
Nominations are due by 15 October 2016, with candidate applications due by 15 November 2016. Contact: Kirk St.Amant (email@example.com).
Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research
The Ken Rainey Award honors the distinguished research contributions of Dr. Rainey, a professor at Southern Polytechnic State University and an STC Fellow who produced major research studies that continue to provide ongoing benefit to both practice and teaching in the field of technical communication.
This award honors research that has made positive, significant contributions to technical communication practice and teaching. One award will be given each year to an STC member who has conducted a lifetime of quality research in the field or has completed a single high-quality empirical study or a set of related high-quality studies.
To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have been a member of STC for at least one year.
Nominations are due by 4 November 2016. Contact: Ann Blakeslee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on all of these awards and nomination forms, see www.stc.org/membership/recognition/awards.