The 2014 Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award goes to Doug A. Bowman of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, USA, in recognition of research and design achievements that have significantly advanced knowledge in the fields of 3D user interfaces and virtual reality. Professor Bowman’s work on 3D UIs has resulted in both important interaction technique designs and a deep understanding of principles and guidelines for designing effective 3D spatial interfaces. He has also contributed significantly to the theory and practice of VR through his research on the effects of fidelity on the effectiveness of VR systems. His work has profoundly influenced the way that 3D UIs and VR systems are characterized and designed. The IEEE VGTC is pleased to present Doug A. Bowman with the 2014 Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award.