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Alumni Recognition Program

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Alumni Recognition Program aims to recognize outstanding graduates in mechanical, aerospace, or nuclear engineering and engineering mechanics. Awards are presented annually as deemed appropriate by the Alumni Relations Committee for significant career accomplishments.

The department's Alumni Recognition Awards are presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions, including, but not limited to, significant achievements in research, engineering practice, managerial or administrative leadership, service to community and/or society, entrepreneurship, and teaching. Alumni who have previously received a university, College of Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Alumni Society Award are typically not considered for these awards.

The nomination package should include, but is not limited to, the following information as applicable, based on the specific award:

  • Educational background
  • Employment, including positions held with corresponding dates
  • Professional achievements
  • Civic, community and university involvement
  • Awards received
  • Technical and professional society memberships
  • Bibliography
  • Patents
  • Other supporting information

Any questions can be directed to

A listing of the various awards and previous recipients of those awards is available here.

Submit a Nomination

In addition to the Department's Alumni Recognition Program, the University and College of Engineering also offer opportunities to recognize our alumni for their work and service.

To nominate someone for a University award, please visit:

To nominate someone for a College of Engineering award, please visit: