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Nominations Sought for 2018 William G. Hunter Award

1 May 2018 No Comment

June 30 is the application deadline for the William G. Hunter Award, sponsored by the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality. Presented annually, the award was designed to encourage the creative development and application of statistical techniques to problem solving in the quality field. Named in honor of the division’s founding chair, the award recognizes that person (or persons) whose actions most closely mirror who Bill Hunter was, which includes the following:

  • A Communicator
  • A Consultant
  • An Educator (especially for practitioners)
  • An Innovator
  • An Integrator (of statistics with other disciplines)
  • An Implementor (who obtained results)

The nominator must have the permission of the person being nominated and letters from at least two other people supporting the nomination. Claims of accomplishments must be supported with objective evidence. Examples include publication lists and letters from peers.

Nominators are encouraged to read the accompanying article, “William G. Hunter: An Innovator and Catalyst for Quality Improvement”, written by George Box in 1993, to get a better idea of the characteristics this award seeks to recognize.

The award is presented at the Fall Technical Conference in October.

Download award criteria and a nomination form from the ASQ site. If you have questions, contact Necip Doganaksoy.

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