The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2023 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions that improve the safety, sustainability, and resilience of civil infrastructure in a world faced with climate change, natural disasters, increased use due to population growth, and infrastructure that has outlived its design life.
Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that have had a broad impact.
Theme: Safe, Sustainable, Resilient Civil Infrastructure
Prize: $250,000 USD also, a 14-karat gold medal
Nomination Subtopics Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, statistical algorithms, and cloud computing Also, Natural disaster risk analysis, management and vulnerability of interdependent systems, and real-time monitoring and control Technological advances related to transforming waste to potable water and energy In addition, Design innovations, heuristics, methodologies, and standards with application to transportation, water and sanitation, power, bridge, and building infrastructure
However, the nomination can be beyond these topics.
Also, nominations should clearly indicate the scientific or engineering impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and the societal and/or economic impact of the nominee’s work.
Eligibility individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions that improve the safety, sustainability, and resilience of civil infrastructure. Candidates must be living, and the winner must be able to participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs. Nominations from any individual or organization, including self-nominations are eligible. Nominations of candidates traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering are particularly encouraged.
Submission for nominations must be in English and must include:
Name and contact information of the nominee Name and contact information of the nominator Nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography of significant and relevant publications Proposed citation of 50 words or fewer, highlighting the achievement(s) for which the candidate is nominated Narrative statement of no longer than five pages describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award Four confidential letters of support