The ideal candidate will be:
- A woman who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, and
- A woman who has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence resulting in significant accomplishments.
A maximum of ten (10) awards will be given annually.
The ideal candidate will have ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of cumulative engineering experience. The candidate should indicate which category(ies) for which she has experience and list the total number of years spent in each category and not double count. The total number of years listed should add up to 10 to 15 years. Each advanced engineering degree counts as one year of experience if obtained while not working full-time. Periods of unemployment are omitted from the ten to fifteen years.