The Ragazzini Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form.
The recipient must have spent a significant part of his/her career in the USA.
For contributions through research in engineering education, organization of control education conference sessions and workshops, development of open online courses, textbook and book chapters, and thought leadership in higher education.
For extraordinary contributions to Control Engineering Education through numerous authored textbooks and through education leadership.
For outstanding contributions to control education through dedicated mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, integration of research and education, and innovative curriculum development combining engineering and the arts.
For outstanding contributions to control engineering education via authorship of influential textbooks, mentorship of young engineers, and development of control programs
For writing textbooks, mentoring Ph.D. and undergraduate students, and international educational leadership
For outstanding contributions to textbook writing, industrial collaboration, and mentoring of students to enter the control field
For contributions to engineering education via authorship of widely-cited textbooks and mentorship of young control engineers
For outstanding contributions to control education through innovative and effective classroom teaching, textbook development, and graduate student mentoring
For inspirational mentorship of generations of graduate students who have participated in defining the field of control engineering
For outstanding contributions to automatic control education through publication of textbooks and research monographs
For outstanding contributions to automatic control education through powerful fundamental research, tutorial papers, and a comprehensive textbook
For substantial contributions to control education through teaching, mentoring of graduate students, and research in control theory and applications to robotics
For outstanding contributions in process control and systems engineering education through classroom teaching, textbook and monograph publication, and graduate student mentorship
For leadership in control education through curriculum and laboratory development, for contributions in continuing education for control engineers in industry, and for promotion of student involvement in engineering professionalism
For outstanding contributions in control education through monographs, software, the establishment of control programs and the mentoring of a large number of outstanding graduate students
For outstanding contributions to education in adaptive, nonlinear and hybrid control systems, and robotics through mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, development of textbooks, course materials, and experimental laboratories
For outstanding contributions to control education through course, textbook, and laboratory development, and the invention and commercialization of innovative laboratory experiments
For excellence in classroom teaching, textbook and monograph preparation, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring of students in the area of systems, control, and optimization
For outstanding ability to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate students in optimal control, estimation, and flight mechanics
In recognition of outstanding contributions and distinguished leadership in automatic control education