LAWTE Awards

LAWTE offers several training awards In an effort to bring more recognition to those who excel in educating and training in the field of laboratory animal science.  Please review the awards and criteria below and nominate anyone who you think is deserving of an award.  LAWTE will announce the winners of each award at the 2017 LAWTE training conference.  Click here to download the nomination form.

 

FOUNDER'S AWARD

This award recognizes an outstanding educator/trainer in the field of laboratory animal science and/or regulatory compliance.  An honorarium of $250, plaque and a lifetime membership to LAWTE will be awarded to the recipient

Criteria

  1. LAWTE member for more than 2 years
  2. Active LAWTE participant (officer, committee member or presenter)
  3. Engaged in training programs or regulatory compliance in the laboratory animal science industry
  4. Assisted with writing guidelines and policies to support the animal care program
  5. Assisted in efforts to secure AAALAC accreditation
  6. Demonstrated a commitment to continuing education with certification at the LATG, CMAR and/or CPIA level
  7. AALAS and branch participation (presenter, committee member or officer)
  8. History of public outreach is desired
  9. Consideration is given for nominees who have
    • Used animal models or other training methods to reduce the number of animals used
    • Incorporated web-based models
    • Emphasized the 3Rs in their training methods

 

IMPACT AWARD

This award recognizes an outstanding educator/trainer in the field of laboratory animal science that has a passion for teaching and encourages students to learn.  An honorarium of $100, plaque and a 1 year membership to LAWTE will be awarded to the recipient.

Criteria

  1. Has motivated students towards excellence in their laboratory animal science work
  2. Has inspired others around them to grow and develop their capabilities
  3. Has developed curriculum and/or course materials for the purpose of engaging students in the learning process
  4. Has encouraged a multi-disciplined teaching approach with the aim to develop participants into motivated learners
  5. Engaged in training programs or regulatory compliance in the laboratory animal science industry
  6. Demonstrated a commitment to continuing education with AALAS certification
  7. Consideration is given for nominees who have
    • AALAS and branch participation (presenter, committee member or officer)
    • Emphasized the 3Rs in their training methods

 

ROOKIE AWARD

This award recognizes an outstanding educator/trainer in the field of laboratory animal science that has been in the training environment for less than 2 years.  An honorarium of $100, plaque and a 1 year membership to LAWTE will be awarded to the recipient.

Criteria

  1. Engaged in training programs or regulatory compliance in the laboratory animal science industry
  2. Demonstrated a commitment to continuing education with AALAS certification
  3. Consideration is given for nominees who have
    • AALAS and branch participation (presenter, committee member or officer)
    • Emphasized the 3Rs in their training methods

 

TOP THREE

“Top Three” awards recognize an individuals, groups or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in the laboratory animal science training arena since the last LAWTE meeting.  A plaque will be awarded to the recipients.

Top Award – Performance

Criteria

  1. Has given a public presentation, workshop, or lecture in the laboratory animal science arena since the last LAWTE meeting
  2. Nominee has demonstrated themselves to be an impactful, authoritative, and engaging speaker

Top Award – Development

Criteria

  1. Nominee(s) has developed a powerful and influential training curriculum in the laboratory animal science field
  2. Nominee(s) has developed a powerful and influential online learning program or resource in the laboratory animal science field
  3. Nominee(s) has developed a powerful and influential training webinar in the laboratory animal science field

Top Award – Program

Criteria

  1. Training program must be supported by an AAALAC accredited animal facility
  2. Facility management must demonstrate a commitment to training
  3. The training program ensures proficiency by multiple avenues of assessment
  4. The training program has emphasized the 3Rs in their training methods
  5. Facility management has demonstrated a commitment to continuing education by encouraging AALAS certification and participation in outside training opportunities
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