Norman and Marion Bright Memorial Award
The 2010 winner is:
Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
Perry Nelson graduated from high school in 1979 and spent the next seven years in broadcasting as a radio announcer. He returned to school in 1986 to study chemical technology at Red Deer College and after a one year transfer to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology graduated from the two year program in 1998.
He worked in chemical related industries for the next fifteen years moving up the management and professional ranks by earning the designations Certified Engineering Technologist, Registered Engineering Technologist, and finally earning a license to practice engineering as a Professional Licensee (Engineering).
While working he pursued other interests earning a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2007, a Bachelor of Management degree in 2008 and a Graduate Diploma in Management in 2010 on the way to an MBA that he will complete in 2011.
He is currently the Registrar for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, ASET. One of the most exciting projects he has been involved with at ASET has been the development of the National Technology Benchmarks (NTB) for technical academics. The NTB are used by institutes and colleges to develop technical programs and are recognized by the profession as the standard for technical academics.
Nomination Form: Submit your nomination package as a PDF
Terms of Reference
The award shall be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to the furtherance of chemical technology. The person so honoured may be either a chemical sciences technologist, or a person from outside the field who has made a significant and noteworthy contribution to its advancement.
Deadline: December 1 for the following year's award
Sponsor: CIC Chemical Education Fund
Award: A framed certificate, an honorarium of $500.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for this award.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
The award shall be presented annually unless the committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.
This award was established by the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) to commemorate the devotion of Norman and Marion Bright to the Chemical Institute of Canada, culminating in Norman's service as Treasurer from 1967–1970, and Marion's as Manager of Membership Services from 1970–1974.JOIN NOW