The American Automatic Control Council sponsors five awards. These awards are given to recognize excellence in scientific, technological, or educational contributions to automatic control. The deadline for submission of award nominations is Dec. 1 of the year previous to the award year. This is a hard deadline.
Nomination packages may be carried over as follows. Nominations received in year Y can be held over and considered as nominees again in years Y+1 and Y+2. Updates to the nomination package are encouraged, but optional. Note that for the Eckman award, the nominee must still be eligible. If the nominee does not win the award by year Y+2, the nominee cannot be considered in years Y+3 and Y+4. Re-nomination with a new nomination package can be made in year Y+5.
Summary of Awards
Control Engineering Practice AwardDescription
The Control Engineering Practice Award is given to one individual or one team to be selected from those nominated for significant contribution to the advancement of control practice.
Donald P. Eckman AwardDescription
The Eckman Award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the field of automatic control.
John R. Ragazzini Education AwardDescription
The Ragazzini Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form.
O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper AwardDescription
The O. Hugo Schuck Award recognizes up to one application paper and one theory paper that was published in the ACC conference proceedings and presented at the previous ACC by the author.
Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage AwardDescription
The Bellman Award is given for distinguished career contributions to the theory or application of automatic control.