Share Local Section Awards recognize excellence in public affairs initiatives, educational programs, and other accomplishments. Search by Award name Program Planning Grants Program Planning Grants are intended to assist local sections with their membership outreach efforts. The objective is to encourage development of a program involving more than a single event. Project Connect Grants The Project Connect Grants for Local Sections were inaugurated in 2001 to assist local sections with their efforts to reach out to students, recent chemical engineering graduates, and new engineers. Shining Star Award The Local Sections Committee and Career and Education Operating Council are proud to administer the Shining Star Award which recognizes outstanding volunteerism at the AIChE local section level and encourages members to become more involved in local section activities. Related Content: Awards Provisions, Eligibility, & Nominations Following are the provisions, eligibility requirements, and nomination instructions for AIChE Board of Directors Awards, Institute Awards, Division & Forum Awards, Committee Awards, and others. Board Awards - Instructions & Form Institute Awards - Instructions & Form Division &... Board of Directors Awards Closely associated with Institute awards, Board of Directors' Awards honor members for major career achievements, impact on society and the profession, and service to the Institute. Institute Awards AIChE's most prestigious awards, honoring eminent chemical engineers for career accomplishments, service to society, and service to the institute. Division & Forum Awards Division and Forum Awards honor individuals for excellence in their technical fields. A wide range of fields are represented. Committee Awards Institute committees give a wide range of awards to individuals and groups for technical program contributions, public relations, government relations, and contributions to minority affairs, among other achievements.