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Award - Leo B. Moore Medal
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Leo B. Moore Medal

The Leo B. Moore Medal is the most prestigious award conferred by the Standards Engineering Society. This Award was established in 1963 to recognize Dr. Leo B. Moore, then Professor of Management (Emeritus) at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The Award consists of an embossed Medal encapsulated in a glass-like casing and bearing the inscription "Leo B. Moore Medal", the name of the recipient, the words "for Distinguished Contribution to Standardization" and the year of presentation. It is accompanied by a professionally mounted Citation, and is presented at the SES Annual Conference.

The Awards Committee and the Board of Directors present the Leo B. Moore Medal to an outstanding individual nominated by an SES member. It is not an annual Award, but is given only when merited. The individual must have exhibited "highest achievement, extraordinary contribution, and distinguished service in standardization". Further, the individual must have advanced standardization "through original research and writing, creative application and development, or professional and public service".

The Medal is the outgrowth of several events in the life of Dr. Leo B. Moore. In 1956, Dr. Moore was Assistant Professor of Industrial Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He felt that Standardization would materially benefit from "more considered writing by thoughtful people", and that such efforts should receive recognition.

In 1957, when SES first thought of presenting awards, Dr Moore offered the Leo B. Moore medal for which he absorbed the full cost of the die, cast and make-up. The medal award became a reality in 1963, when the Leo B. Moore Medal was presented to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Robert S. McNamara.


This Award is presented by invitation of the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee, for highest achievement, extraordinary contribution, and distinguished service in the field of standardization, and its professional advancement through original research and writing, creative application and development, or professional and public service.

Accomplishments shall have been achieved through:

  • Promotion of the principles, advantages and application of standards and standardization.
  • Leadership or service, technical or administrative, on behalf of Industrial, National or International Standards Organizations.
  • Development, encouragement, and support of educational programs, literature, and information relating to the field of standardization.

This contribution shall have extended over a period of at least ten (10) years.

The Award is limited to one (1) per year.

Any Individual is eligible for nomination.

Nomination Procedure

Using the nomination form as a guide, you can submit qualified nominations in one of three ways:

EmailSES Awards Chairman

Telfax: +1 603 610 7101

Mail: SES
          1950 Lafayette Road, Box 1
          Portsmouth, NH 03801

Supporting Data

Provide a statement of 100 words or less stating the achievements in support of the nomination. Preparation of a draft Citation of not more than 350 words is recommended. List accomplishments specific to the award criteria, including the approximate number of years. List formal education, eg, university or college, year graduated, honors, awards, etc. List work experience in chronological order, including places of employment, and pertinent responsibilities. List memberships in Professional Organizations and awards and honors received. Provide any other information relevent to the nomination.

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