Awards Details

Robert Earll McConnell Award
The Robert Earll McConnell Award (McConnell Award) recognizes significant contributions that tend to advance a nation’s standard of living or replenish its natural resource base.
Scholarship Description
The Robert Earll McConnell Award (McConnell Award) recognizes significant contributions that tend to advance a nation’s standard of living or replenish its natural resource base. Such significant contributions may be represented by discovery of a major source of mineral supply, by development of an engineering process to extend present minerals supplies, or outstanding engineering contributions that, in other ways, enhance the standard of living.

There are no limitations regarding nationality or membership in the AIME Member Societies, but preference is given to members. If a committee member is nominated, they will either find a replacement committee member so that they can resign for the year or remove their nomination until their term is up. Candidate must be living or passed away prior to May 1st of the nomination year.

No AIME Major Award winner is eligible to be nominated for another AIME Major Award until 9 years shall have elapsed, and the nomination support package shall conspicuously reference work in a new field or significant new accomplishments in the field for which the original award was made. (The AIME Major Awards are the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal, Robert Earll McConnell Award, James Douglas Gold Medal, Hal Williams Hardinge Award, Erskine Ramsay Medal, Robert H. Richards Award, William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, Benjamin F. Fairless Award and Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.)

AIME Board members are exempt from receiving AIME awards.
Robert Earll McConnell Award Conditions for Nomination
The Robert Earll McConnell Award recognizes significant contributions that tend to advance a nation’s standard of living or replenish its natural resource base. Such significant contributions may be represented by discovery of a major source of mineral supply, by development of an engineering process to extend present minerals supplies, or outstanding engineering contributions that, in other ways, enhance the standard of living.
The Candidate must be living or passed away prior to May 1st of the nomination year.
Additional Information
Nomination for this award is currently closed.

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