Overview of Award Categories
Distinguished Engineer Award
Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award
This award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in the practice of engineering, contributions to the engineering profession, and actions enhancing the image of engineering in our society. Charles W. Britzius was the epitome of the distinguished engineer, having excelled in all three areas recognized by the award: he was the founder of Twin City Testing, inc.; was a long-time contributor to MSPE and ASCE; served as mayor of Deephaven; and was a tireless supporter of numerous professional and civic causes.
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Distinguished Scientist/Technologist Award
Richard S. Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award
This award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in the practice of science and technology, contributions to their profession, and actions enhancing the image of science and technology in our society. Dick Alberg was a board member of MFESTS and the Minnesota Section of ASQ at the time of his passing in 2005. He thoroughly enjoyed working in the field of quality engineering and traveled around the world providing his expertise to various manufacturing facilities.
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Young Engineer of the Year Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an engineer less than 35 years of age. Nominees are judged on the basis of educational and collegiate achievements; professional society activities; civic and humanitarian activities; continuing competence; engineering achievements; and overall professional experience.
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Young Scientist/Technologist of the Year Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a science or technology professional less than 35 years of age. Nominees are judged on the basis of educational and collegiate achievements; technical society activities; civic and humanitarian activities; continuing competence; scientific/technical achievements; and overall professional experience.
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Award Presentation Information
At the annual Minnesota Engineers Week Awards and Recognition Banquet, MFESTS presents the four categories of awards to recognize outstanding achievements by individuals from within the ranks of its Member Societies. Each of the awardees receives a plaque in commemoration of their selection. Member Societies are expected to sponsor their awardee and guest for the cost of banquet.
Award Nomination and Submission Information
Award Nomination Forms are posted to this website by November 1st of a calendar year. The deadline for submission of the completed Award Nomination Forms is typically the first Saturday in January. It is expected that an official of Member Society prepare the nomination form, gather endorsements, and gather a suitable photo of the nominee; it is strongly suggested that the nominating official coordinate with the nominee to ensure completeness and accuracy of the information for the nomination.
Award Nomination Forms
Each of the nomination packets is available to download in two formats, either a MS Word file or a PDF file, either format may be used for the nomination submission.
- The filename of the each of the packets has a year designator; the year that is indicated corresponds to the year the that the award will be presented. Example—a filename that includes “2022” is for the nomination that is due by August 31st 2022.
- Files for an upcoming year will typically be posted here by November 1st of the year preceding nomination submission.