Honors & Awards

Each year, we honor individuals who have exhibited exemplary service either to the College of Engineering or to society, in general.

Engineering Leader of the Year

Each year, College of Engineering selects an individual who exemplifies excellence in their field as the Engineering Leader of the Year. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership in the development of technology-based solutions to societal problems, and serves as an example of outstanding achievement for current and future generations of engineers.

See the list of honorees.

Alumni Circle of Distinction

The College of Engineering is distinguished by its accomplished alumni. In our gratitude for their significant contributions, the College inducts alumni into the Circle of Distinction annually. This award is the highest honor that we bestow on alumni who have shown exemplary support for the College of Engineering and the University.

See the latest honorees.

Faculty, Staff and Student Awards

The College of Engineering acknowledges the outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, and students. Each year, the College honors those who have shown exceptional performance in a particular area.

Three staff members with Dean Walker
2019 staff award recipients with Dean Sharon Walker.

Those awards include:

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Early-Career Research Award
  • Outstanding Mid-Career Research Award
  • Outstanding Career Research Award
  • Outstanding Innovation Award
  • Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award
  • Outstanding PhD Student Award
  • Outstanding Master’s Student Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
  • Outstanding Academic Advising Award
  • Outstanding Professional Staff Award

See detailed descriptions and submit nominations.

Engineering Leader of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership in the development of technology-based solutions to societal problems, and serves as an example of outstanding achievement for current and future generations of engineers.

See the List of Honorees
Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Vice President for Digital Transformation at Lockheed Martin, was the 2019 Engineering Leader of the Year.

Jeffrey Wilcox

Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Vice President for Digital Transformation at Lockheed Martin, was the 2019 Engineering Leader of the Year.

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Chuck Dabundo, Vice President at the Boeing Company, was the 2018 Engineering Leader of the Year.

Chuck Dabundo

Chuck Dabundo, Vice President at the Boeing Company, was the 2018 Engineering Leader of the Year.

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