USC Viterbi School of Engineering (VSOE) students who have made significant contributions to the application of the methods and principles of engineering economic analysis to green technology are encouraged to apply for The Fleischer Prize In Green Technology. Included in this group of eligible students are those in VSOE minors. USC student groups whose membership includes at least one VSOE or VSOE minor student are also encouraged to apply. “Green technology,” in the context of the Fleischer Prize, refers to those plans, programs, mechanisms, and devices that are intended to improve the general quality of the environment. The Fleischer Prize In Green Technology is a $1,000 cash prize, which will be awarded each year for no less than ten (10) years commencing with the spring 2014 semester.
The “significant contribution” can be project reports or papers written for class purposes. It can also be papers submitted to, or published in, conferences or archival journals, as long as no professors or other full time or part time faculty are coauthors. The contribution submitted for The Fleischer Prize In Green Technology must include a title page that specifies the project title along with the names and electronic mail addresses of all contributors to the submitted document. The submission will be carefully evaluated by an oversight committee of four (4) USC VSOE faculty whose assessment will embrace considerations of the requirements and issues itemized below. This committee, for which Dr. Fleischer serves as an ex officio (without vote) member, is appointed by, and is responsible to, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Dean or his appointed representative.
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ABOUT THE AWARD
The National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award is granted biannually by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The award was created by a $500,000 contribution from Dr. Donald Newnan, Professor Emeritus of the California State University at San Jose. The inaugural award, which carries a $10,000 honorarium, was presented to Dr. Gerald Fleischer at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the ASEE. Dr. Fleischer elected not to keep the honorarium. Instead, he generously donated its entire amount to the USC VSOE for the purpose of establishing the annual Fleischer Prize In Green Technology.
ABOUT DR. FLEISCHER
To say that Dr. Fleischer is an internationally renowned academician is patent understatement. To wit, he has served as a UNESCO expert in Engineering Economics in Venezuela, he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Ecuador, and he served as a Visiting Professor at the Chinese University Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering in Hong Kong. He chaired the editorial board of The Engineering Economist, he has been a Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering since 1976, and he was elected Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 1978. Dr. Fleischer is the 1991 recipient of the Wellington Award, which is given annually to the Outstanding Engineering Economist in industrial engineering.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE DONOR
It is my hope and expectation that The Prize will serve in some small way to illuminate rational decision-making relative to this area of critical importance to the Nation’s future. It is this view that the consequent economic costs, both direct and indirect, of investments in green technology are too often ignored or little appreciated by the general public as well as corporate entities and governmental agencies. (GAF)