Awards and Scholarships
Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) is given to a single individual or to a research team of two or more individuals for significant and lasting contributions to the field of hypervelocity science. The award consists of a plaque citing the accomplishments of the award winner and a monetary remuneration set by the Hypervelocity Impact Society Board of Directors. The selection of the Distinguished Scientist Award winner is based on nominations made by the members of the Hypervelocity Impact Society and anyone who has been involved in hypervelocity impact science and engineering. See the Hypervelocity Impact Society web page at www.hvis.org for additional details.
Best Paper Award
An award for the best paper submitted for presentation at the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium is also given at the meeting. The selection criteria for this award are:
- Difficulty of Research
- Importance of Research
- Excellence of the Written Paper
Candidates for Best Paper are nominated by each of the Chairmen for the technical sessions held at the meeting.
Alex Charters Student Scholars Program
The Board of Directors for the Hypervelocity Impact Society has established an Educational Outreach Committee, the purpose of which is to promote awareness of hypervelocity impact activities among students. The Alex Charters Student Scholars Program is designed to support students interested in hypervelocity impact phenomena and who are enrolled in an academic institution at the time of the conference. This program is aimed primarily at graduate students. The scholarship program provides support for students to attend the Hypervelocity Impact Symposia. This includes a waiver for the registration cost, a copy of the symposium proceedings, and reimbursement for transportation and lodging during attendance at symposia up to a limit of $1000. The Alex Charters Student Scholars are selected by a vote of the HVIS Educational Outreach Committee through a competitive evaluation of nominations submitted by their academic advisors. See the Hypervelocity Impact Society web page at www.hvis.org for nomination details.