Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize

Presented at the annual Staff Service Awards ceremony to a staff member of the Caltech community whose contributions embody the values and spirit that enables the Institute to achieve excellence in research and education.

All staff members are eligible for this award, and are nominated by a member of the Caltech community. A committee of six faculty and staff members makes the final selection based on the following criteria. The selected staff member should

  • Enjoy uncommon trust and respect among her or his peers,
  • Directly or indirectly support the Institute's research and teaching mission in a singularly effective, professional, and passionate manner, and
  • Engender a spirit of enthusiasm about Caltech and its values among everyone with whom he or she interacts, both on campus and off.