March 1--One of the privileges of membership with the Laser Institute of America is to be able to nominate another member to become a Fellow of the LIA.
The criteria for nominating a Fellow are as follows:
1. Professional accomplishments in one or both of the following areas:
a. Management--Has achieved significant or pattern-setting accomplishments in a management position in a business related to LIA mission areas.
b. Technical--Has made exceptional, documented technical contributions in a field relating to the LIA mission areas.
2. Service to the fields of lasers, laser applications, or laser safety in one or more of the following categories:
a. LIA Service--Has volunteered significant, extended effort on behalf of LIA. The office of president of LIA is sufficient to meet the entire service requirement. Other LIA offices and service must generally be augmented with additional activities.
b. Interdisciplinary Activity--Has been active with other groups related to LIA mission areas.
c. Publication and Promotional Activity--Has published, promoted or disseminated information relating to the LIA mission areas through any medium, including magazines, newspapers, television, industry, and government standards and educational forums.
The candidate has to satisfy the following criteria:
1. Must have practiced the profession of laser science and engineering in academia, medicine, industry, or government for at least 10 years, and
2. Fellow membership for any individual shall not be instituted or remain in effect unless his/her membership is current.
3. For exceptional candidates, the executive committee may waive the eligibility requirements.
Nominations must be submitted by April 6, 2007.