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American Sociological Association: Environment and Technology Awards
The Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award
The Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award is to recognize individuals for outstanding service, innovation, or publication in environmental sociology or sociology of technology. It is intended to be an expression of appreciation, to be awarded when an individual is deemed extraordinarily meritorious by the Section. All members of the
Section are invited to submit nominations for the award, together with supporting documentation. To nominate an individual for this award, please send a letter of nomination describing the nominee's contribution to environmental sociology and/or the sociology of technology, accompanied by a copy of the nominee's CV, by March 1, 2012 to the chair of the award committee David Pellow (email@example.com).
Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award.
This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding paper within environmental sociology, authored solely by graduate student or students, and accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASA. The paper can be presented at any session or roundtable at ASA. Graduate students, or advisors on their behalf, are encouraged to submit papers to this competition. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012. E-mail nominations to Lori Hunter (Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu).
Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award.
This award is given for publications of special noteworthiness in the field of environmental sociology. In alternate years, publications are considered in either book or article form. This year the committee will consider single books of special noteworthiness published within the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011. All members of the Section are encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are welcome. Please send a nomination letter and a PDF version of the published work to Lori Hunter (Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu). Submission deadline is April 1, 2012.
Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism.
The Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism recognizes work that addresses technology and human affairs, social action and social change, conflicts over values, or work that proposes innovative solutions to emerging social issues associated with technology. In accordance with Robert Boguslaw's wishes, the honored work should address the concerns of ordinary people rather than reflecting organizational or institutional agendas. The award is limited to doctoral students or young investigators who have obtained their Ph.D.s in the past five years. Unpublished papers or articles published within the last two years are eligible. Candidates may either submit their own work or be nominated by someone else. Neither nominees nor nominators need be affiliated with this or any other Section, nor do they need to be associated with any other professional network or organization. Please submit nominations, including copies of the papers or articles by April 1, 2012, to Dorceta Taylor (Dorceta@umich.edu).
The Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award
The Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award is given every other year and honors faculty members and other professional practitioners in the field of Environmental Sociology. The award recognizes the outstanding practice and outreach contributions of professionals not only in college and university positions, but also positions in journalism, government, service agencies, private sector environmental organizations, and non-profit environmental organizations. Section members are encouraged to nominate colleagues, but all members are encouraged to self-nominate. Nomination packets may include statements of commitment to service activities, letters of support that delineate the nominee's outstanding service and outreach accomplishments, and other evidence of especially dedicated service to the field. Materials should be submitted electronically to the Award Committee Chair in one file under 10 Mb. For full consideration, please submit all materials to Diane Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2012.