The Scientific and Engineering Award is given for achievements that produce a definite influence on the advancement of the motion picture industry. Achievements need not have been developed and introduced during the award year.
The Scientific and Engineering Award is a 24k gold-plated award attached to a rectangular base. The casting represents the Oscar statuette in bas-relief to one side of a plaque bearing the name of the award. Affixed to the base is a plate engraved with a description of the achievement and the names of the honorees.