Reviewer. We need faculty/staff to review and rate nomination essays. Reviewers help identify the most promising nominations and help select a more reasonable number of nominations for further consideration by the Selection Committee. Each nomination will be reviewed by at least three reviewers consisting of one alumnus/alumna, one student, and one faculty/staff. The number of faculty/staff needed to review will depend on the number of nominations received that year. In 2011, over 1,000 nominations were submitted and 50 alumni, 50 students and 50 faculty/staff reviewed nominations. Time commitment: minimal (3-5 hours during the last two weeks of November, 2012).
Additionally, the Prize office will be reaching out as needed to faculty and staff members with specific expertise (e.g., knowledge of renewable energy technology in South America, or have conducted research or lived in a location where a nominee is working) to consult as experts, based on the nomination essays received and the needs of the Selection Committee.