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Nomination Criteria

Academic Track Nomination Criteria

Outstanding Young Engineers (OYE)
• Applied or Theoretical Research in Engineering – (Academic Track)
Outstanding Young Scientists (OYS)
• Applied or Theoretical Research in Science – (Academic Track)

The Maryland Academy of Sciences announces the 2014 competition for Outstanding Scientist of the year (OYS) and Outstanding Engineer of the year (OYE) in the academic sector.  Nominees must be Maryland residents 35 years of age and under. Their work should be well known nationally and internationally due to a sizable publication record in refereed international journals.  The reference letters supporting the nomination should come from scientists that are well known in the nominee’s field.

Important factors in the final decision are:  contribution of the candidate’s work to the advancement of his/her field of research, the possibility that this work could become a game changer in its field of research, and the prospect of the candidate to rise to national and international prominence in the next 5-10 years.

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Non-Academic Track Nomination Criteria

Outstanding Young Engineers (OYE)
• Applied or Theoretical Research in Engineering – (Non-Academic Track)
Outstanding Young Scientists (OYS)
• Applied or Theoretical Research in Science – (Non-Academic Track)

The Maryland Academy of Science’s Outstanding Young Engineer and Scientist Awards recognize substantial achievements on the part of a young professional working in a non-academic environment. The awards may be bestowed for a wide variety of achievements, directed to the practical applications of science or engineering.

These awards are considered the highest state-wide professional honor, and will be granted to an engineer and/or scientist who have been instrumental in implementing a novel approach to solve a difficult and previously unsolved problem. The ideal candidate will, through a combination of technical excellence, vision and leadership, have overcome obstacles to implement a novel solution that impacts people in a positive way. Based on this high standard it is not expected that an award will be made in every year.

Nominees must be Maryland residents 40 years of age and under.

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