The DGM-Pioneer acknowledges the special achievements of a DGM member, within the framework of the activities of the technical committees and working groups, in the expansion of the DGM network of experts as well as his merits in working towards a sustainable collaboration between science and industry. The prize consists of the sculpture “Pioneer” and a certificate, in which the awarding of the prize together with the work being recognized is stated.
Through the DGM Pioneer award, the heads of the DGM technical committees would like to honour special achievements and merits in the expansion of the DGM network of experts, within the framework of the activities of the technical committees and working groups. The awarding of the prize takes place officially on the occasion of a main DGM event during the course of that year (e.g. DGM Day). The cost of the sculpture will be covered by the technical committees, from the contributions of the non-members. The award “DGM Pioneer” honours special achievements and merits in the expansion of the DGM network of experts within the framework of the activities of the technical committees. The candidate should be a member of the DGM and should have worked hard towards a sustainable collaboration between science and industry. This award illustrates the great importance of the technical committees as the backbone of the German Society for Materials Science. There are no restrictions for the nomination. Nomination suggestions may be sent in by all DGM members and technical committee members (technical committee member = regular participant in committee meetings). The Award Committee I makes the decision on the prize-giving, subject to the decision of the Executive Board. The prize is named “DGM Pioneer XXXX” (XXXX being the year in which the prize is awarded). The prize consists of of the sculpture “Pioneer” and a certificate, in which the awarding of the prize together with the work being recognized is stated. The announcement of the prizes to be awarded takes place in the main DGM presentation media. Suggestions may be sent to the main DGM office together with documents evaluating the person (appraisal, CV, scientific career, lists of publications and lectures, copies of prize-worthy work).
Submissions for the evaluation of candidates should be sent as PDF documents by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Documents: letter of appraisal (1-2 pages), CV, if necessary list of publications and any other information that may help in the evaluation of a candidate.
Suggestion will be accepted every year until 31st August.
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Since 1992, Stefanie Welk has been working with the material wire, which she bends with her hands, knots or welds, transforming it into transparent sculptures. Often, she displays her wire objects in an exciting correlation with other materials like steel, wood or natural stone.
Her work shows the human being in his diverse relations with the world:
At first, tightly wound figures emerge, later mythological creatures. In the next stage of development, the figures expand into spherical shapes, wires making force fields around them, however in doing so, the boundary between the body and the surrounding space is no longer clearly definable. Her newer work shows dynamic groups of people as webs of connected lines. In Stefanie Welk’s work, metal is transformed into a transparent and breathable medium for intellectual currents, energy pathways, spheres of influence and energy fields, that emerge from her figures and which are permeated by them. Always recognizable in them, appears the inherent desire to surpass oneself, to expand oneself, to form networks and to take the plunge into the future.