Professional Awards in Engineering

Each year the J.B. Speed School of Engineering presents professional awards in engineering in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering and an outstanding young engineer in Bioengineering.

Professional Award in Engineering

Criteria may include:

  • Outstanding career performance in engineering such as a major executive, inventor, educator, in government service, medicine or the humanities.
  • Exceptional efforts by an individual to foster the professional development of young engineering college students.
  • Exceptional ability in the planning and direction of significant and important projects in technical engineering.
  • Exceptional contribution by an individual to technical engineering knowledge.

Outstanding Young Engineer Award

  • Criteria may include:
  • 35 years of age or under at time the award is presented.
  • Progress achieved in industrial/governmental/educational environment since graduation from Speed School, e.g., Chief Engineer; Plant Manager, etc.
  • Number of quality of professional publications and presentations.
  • Leadership in chosen field of engineering such as offices held in professional societies, activities, conference chairmen, etc.
  • Entrepreneurship activities.
  • Leadership in community activities and/or university activities.
  • Number of patents.

Dean Collins congratulates Alumni Fellow Michael Golway

2020 Speed School Fellow

Alumnus Michael Golway

Departmental Alumni Award Winners

Outstanding Corporate Award

Nominees considered for this award should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Supports educational mission of the school by providing:
    • academic scholarships for Speed students
    • cooperative education assignments for Speed students
    • participation in e-expo and career fairs
    • in-class presentations or educational materials
    • classroom or educational lab upgrades
    • access to expertise, equipment, factory tours, etc.
  • Supports the research mission of the school by providing:
    • collaboration on research contracts/grants
    • financial support of research labs/centers
    • participation in lab/center activities
    • Extends employment opportunities for Speed graduates
    • Provides significant financial contributions to Speed School

Speed School is pleased to announced that GE Appliances, a Haier Company, has been named Outstanding Corporate Partner for 2020.

Leadership Through Inclusion Alumni Award

Speed School Leadership Through Inclusion Alumni Award bestowed annually upon a Speed School alum who actively promotes inclusive excellence. The recipient contributes to and enhances the field of engineering while demonstrating an exceptional understanding of diversity and inclusiveness beyond his/her regular duties.

Nominees considered for this award should meet one or more of the following:

  • Supports educational mission of the school by providing:
    • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion in the field of Engineering
    • Positive interactions within the Engineering field
    • Contributions to the Speed School diversity programming
    • Mentorship to Speed students and/or student organizations
    • Contributions to enhance diversity and inclusiveness within Engineering
  • Extends mentorship/career opportunities for underrepresented Speed School students (underrepresented minorities, females, LGBT community)
  • Must be a Speed School graduate

The 2020 recipient of the Leadership Through Inclusion Alumni Award is Larry Combs.