Dr. Wilson N. Felder, II, Early Career Award

Dr. Wilson N. Felder, II, Early Career Award

Description: The Dr. Wilson N. Felder, II, Early Career Award recognizes a young professional who, during his/her first 5 years of practicing in the T&E field, has accomplished a significant achievement(s) which enhances and strengthens the T&E profession.

Eligibility: ITEA membership is not a requirement for eligibility, but will be considered during the Committee’s selection process. The candidate must be nominated by a mentor, supervisor, or colleague. Teams, organizations, or institutions are ineligible for this award. ITEA can give multiple awards or if the Committee deems that no suitable nomination has been received one year, the award will not be granted.

Evaluation Criteria:

  1. Individual has been actively practicing in the Test and Evaluation profession for five (5) years or less.
  2. Accomplishment of a significant achievement, or achievements, which contribute to promoting excellence in the T&E profession and enhancing the status of the T&E professional.
  3. Activities demonstating this might include, but are not limited to:
    •  Getting involoved in the T&E community to change or improve processes and procedures to achieve a “best practice.”
    •  Developiong a new approach to an old problem/new thinking/development new strategies/process.
    •  Completing a special project that demonstrats a clear and vested interest in advancing the T&E profession.

Past Recipients

2011 – Captain Travis Bryce
2012 – Michael Modica
2013 – Laura Freeman, PhD
2014 – Nicolas Holthaus
2015 – David T. Barnette
2016 – O’Bryan Darnell Woods
2017 – Tiana Freericks
2018 – Captain Christopher Handy, USAF
2019 – Captain Trung Q. Nguyen, USAF

(NOTE: In 2019 this award was renamed the Dr. Wilson N. Felder, II, Junior Achiever Award and in 2021 Early Career Award)
2020 – Rigel Ifland
2021 – Capt Lauren Mount, USAF
2022 – Andrew “AJ” Rasure