Department Alumni Awards Nominations

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering recognizes outstanding graduates of mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering and engineering mechanics.

The 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

Questions may be directed to MAE communications assistant, Kierra Hampton:

Visit the department's alumni awards page to view past winners and read award descriptions.


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

Information regarding nominations for university alumni awards may be viewed on the Alumni Association website.
Nominations for college alumni awards are accepted on the college's awards website.