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The 2018 Lowell Thomas Awards - Call to Nominations - Deadline Extended!

Engineering Exploration

October 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts

As a community dedicated to preserving the instinct to explore, we have always valued curiosity, determination, and ingenuity. For the 2018 Lowell Thomas Awards, we will celebrate individuals who have demonstrated the skills necessary to engineer a successful expedition.

The term “engineer” is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning to “contrive or devise.” Therefore a qualified candidate should possess the ability to orchestrate and execute noteworthy field expeditions. A nominee may be a technical engineer or coordinator, but he or she may also be an invaluable participant or someone without whom the logistics or success of an expedition would not be possible.

Candidates could include, for example:

•   Field scientists crafting unique solutions to complex problems;
•   Educators or explorers who highlight the importance of mechanical and procedural innovation;
•   Individuals who, by their work, have inspired exploration (including, but not limited to conservation, anthropology, archeology, or any of the other field sciences);
•   Artists, photographers, and documentary filmmakers whose work utilizes or highlights a genuine sense of invention in applied science.

The Flag and Honors Committee invites you to nominate explorers who are making exceptional contributions – consistent with this year’s theme – in the fields of exploration, scientific research, and who are dedicated to the principles of The Explorers Club as set forth in Articles II and III of the Bylaws.

Click Here for Award Nomination Guidelines

The Lowell Thomas Award is intended to celebrate excellence and is not solely limited to Explorers Club members. However, you must be an Explorers Club member in good standing to make a nomination. You are invited to submit an award nomination online, with the candidate’s curriculum vitae and exploration record, at

Please note, website and search engine results will not be considered, and self-nomination is discouraged.

Deadline extended! - Nominations are now due on or before:
May 11, 2018.

Please contact us for more information:

For more information please contact Bob Atwater, Vice President for Flag and Honors, at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Emerald Nash, Director of Member Services, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Published by : Explorers Club Staff

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