2017 Call for Nominations: Aristotle Award

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Please review this information and nominate faculty members who are, or have been, funded under SRC contract research for a period of at least six years and who meet the selection criteria.


A primary goal of SRC is to produce advanced degree students with the capability to work effectively in the semiconductor industry. The Aristotle Award was created by the SRC Board of Directors in March 1995 to recognize SRC-supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of SRC students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time. The Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding teaching in its broadest sense, emphasizing student advising and teaching during the research project, thereby contributing to the maturation of the student.


Nominations will be accepted by email from the SRC community including the SRC Board of Directors, Advisory Boards, Industrial Liaisons, university researchers (self-nominations will not be accepted), government agencies that participate in the SRC research program, and alumni of the SRC student programs.

Nominations must include:

  • Nomination Information Form
  • Nomination Narrative covering each of four selection criteria
    • no more than three pages total
  • Supporting documentation
    • input from former students is strongly encouraged
    • should be brief and speak to the criteria
    • no more than six letters of support

Please include only bibliographical information for publications. Email nominations by close of business on April 5, 2017 to awards@src.org. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed by e-mail. In addition, submitters will be informed of incomplete nominations. Incomplete nominations will be rejected if requested information is not provided.

Questions? Email awards@src.org


An Awards Committee selected from industrial and academic participants will review the nominations and present its recommendations to the SRC Board of Directors. Finalists and nominators will be notified of the Board of Directors' decision in July and the Aristotle Award will be presented at TECHCON 2017 in September.

Please note that the reviewers are looking for uniquely innovative qualities and specific examples that directly relate to the criteria.


The following equally-weighted selection criteria will be considered by the Awards Committee:

  • Innovation in student advising
    • Student involvement in defining research direction and planning
    • Contribution to student maturation in academic and professional qualities
  • Provision of learning experiences for students in sound execution of semiconductor technology (device physics, process, design, etc.) and deployment of statistical methodology such as design of experiments
  • Creation of an environment that encourages development in leadership skills
    • Continuous quality improvement
    • Hands-on aptitude
    • Team dynamics
    • Verbal presentation skills
    • Written communication skills
    • Technical writing
    • Environmental awareness
    • Equipment ownership/uptime/utilization
    • Effective meetings
  • Student exposure to and interaction with industry
    • Technology transfer
    • Interaction with industry personnel (mentors, etc.)
    • Publications/presentations at technical conferences prior to graduation

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