ASAE is proud to recognize the following 2017 Power of A Silver Award winners for their efforts to develop and showcase their industry value and benefits.

American Cheese Society – The Safe Cheesemaking Hub

In March 2017, ACS launched The Safe Cheesemaking Hub. The hub is a website which grew out of meetings with a broad consortium of industry stakeholders who recognized the need for an easily searchable “one-stop shop” for resources, research, training, and tools to enhance industry food safety practices. The site is freely accessible to all, regardless of ACS membership status, and it is focused on the needs of small- to mid-sized producers.

Water Environment Federation – Operations Challenge

WEF’s Operations Challenge is the premier professional skills competition in the water quality field. Held at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, teams compete in five events demonstrating the varied skills necessary for contemporary water quality professionals to efficiently deliver clean water and sanitation services to their communities. Participants hone their technical and teamwork skills while learning about emerging practices and products in a competitive, educational, and social atmosphere.

Edison Electric Institute – Fleet Electrification Initiative

The Edison Electric Institute, the trade association representing America’s investor-owned electric companies, launched its Fleet Electrification Initiative to demonstrate the merits of electric transportation to customers and to help accelerate market adoption of electric vehicles. This helps to push down vehicle development costs for automakers, making electric vehicles more affordable for customers.

American Society of Civil Engineers – Dream Big: Engineering Our World Film and Educational Project

Dream Big: Engineering Our World, an IMAX® film and education project is the first film in the giant screen industry focused specifically and resolutely on engineering and human achievement. Dream Big is the first entertainment and educational project about engineering that will reach millions of people through IMAX® film, via renowned museums and science centers, with compelling educational outreach programs, new media and innovative marketing. The project draws on research conducted by the National Academy of Engineering urging the widespread adoption by the engineering profession of a new, more inspirational portrayal of engineering to engage the public and attract a new generation of young minds.

Futures Industry Association – FIA Innovators Program

In 2015, Futures Industry Association launched a new annual program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the derivatives industry during its annual Futures and Options Expo in Chicago. The FIA Innovators program highlights the latest advances in financial technology (fintech) by providing a platform for a select group of fintech startups to show off their innovations and share their insights with Expo attendees.

A complete listing of Summit, Gold and Silver winners can be found here. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to all the winners.  Nominations will open in January for 2018 recognition.