This award, which honors Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson's leadership in establishing both the U.S. Global Positioning System and the Satellite Division of the ION, recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of Position, Navigation, Timing (PNT) and/or Applications.
The award shall consist of a suitable plaque with appropriate wording and a $2,500 honorarium.
Nominations for the Award may be submitted by a regular or research faculty member at any college or university. Each college or university may only submit one award nomination in a given year. Submission must be in the form of a single-author thesis or dissertation completed within one year preceding the closing date. Submissions must be written in English and provided without publication restrictions. Nominations shall include:
Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.
Nominations can be submitted online at the link above, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full information on eligibility, nominations, selection committee and voting procedures, view the Satellite Division Award Policies and Procedures.
The Parkinson Award winner’s nominator, typically a supervising professor, will be notified of the winner and given permission to notify the recipient.
Formal presentation of the award will take place at the ION Satellite Division Annual Meeting (ION GNSS+) in September. Winners will be reported in a subsequent issue of the ION Newsletter.
Nominations must be received by June 30th. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.