FARS Outstanding Discussion Award
Purpose: To recognize discussants that provide outstanding discussions of papers presented at the FARS Midyear Meeting. An outstanding discussion is one that is clear, constructive, and civil; i.e. it provides valuable feedback for improving and understanding the contribution of the paper in a way that is understandable to the audience and not demeaning to the authors.
Nature of Award: There is no limit on the number of awards. The award will not be accompanied by any plaque or money. The winners will be recognized publically at the following annual meeting luncheon. The winners will also be encouraged to list this award on their CV as evidence of their outstanding discussion activities for the Section.
Process: After the meeting, the Best Midyear Meeting Paper committee will email all meeting attendees to ask for nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. The nomination would only have to include the discussant’s name and the name of the authors whose paper he or she discussed. The committee will then ask for the discussants’ slides, and use these, along with the number of nominations, the source of the nominations (e.g., an author nominating his or her discussant for the award would get a lot of weight), and any first-person attendance at the discussion to determine the award winners.
Jeffrey Doyle (Utah State University)
David Erkens (University of Southern California)
Lucile Faurel (Arizona State University)
Susanna Gallani (Harvard University)
Alastair Lawrence(University of California, Berkeley)
Michael Minnis (University of Chicago)
Edward Riedl (Boston University)
Samuel Tan (University of California, Berkeley)
Joshua White (Vanderbilt University)
Gwen Yu (University of Michigan)