ASQ - Statistics Division


Lloyd S. Nelson Award


Deadline: Papers in Journal of Quality Technology automatically considered


The Statistics Division annually recognizes the paper in the ASQ journal, Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), with the “greatest immediate impact to practitioners.”

On Feb. 8, 2003, Dr. Lloyd S. Nelson became ASQ's 20th Honorary Member upon receiving unanimous support from the Society's board of directors. His citation reads, "For enduring contributions to the science of quality improvement as the founding editor of the Journal of Quality Technology, for dissemination of knowledge to the profession through published articles and over 25 years of Technical Aids Columns in JQT, and for his service to the Society and the profession."

As the editor of ASQ's Industrial Quality Control, Nelson in the 1960s proposed dividing the magazine into two publications. Eventually, he convinced the board to create the general-interest magazine Quality Progress and the more technical quarterly Journal of Quality Technology. He became the first editor of the Journal of Quality Technology. Nelson was honored in 2001 as one of the first recipients of ASQ’s Distinguished Service Medal. He was named an ASQ Fellow in 1964 and was awarded the Shewhart Medal in 1978. Nelson also served on ASQ's Awards Board and Shewhart and Deming Medal Committees, and was a long-time member of the Journal of Quality Technology's Editorial Review Board.

Recipients of the Lloyd S. Nelson Award

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