Call for Nominations: The 2017 Medal of Excellence Awards

The Medal of Excellence Awards, established in 2006, recognize graduates of Rutgers University School of Engineering, as well as friends of the school, who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation in industry, academia, government, research, or business. The awards also recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in other areas including continued involvement in the School of Engineering and social responsibility.

Honorees are celebrated at a networking dinner event that is attended by alumni and SoE faculty and students, as well as an impressive representation of local industry members and other distinuguished guests. SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The areas of recognition include:

  • Medal of Excellence
  • Distinguished Achievement in Industry
  • Distinguished Achievement in Research
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus/a
  • Dean's Award for Service
  • Rutgers Engineering Society: Distinguished Engineer Award

Nomination Procedures

Faculty, staff, alumni, or friends of Rutgers University may submit nominations. Nominations must be received by February 24, 2017 for appropriate consideration by the Selection Committee for this year's awards. Award recipients are asked to be present at the Engineering Awards Banquet (held on October 26, 2017) to accept the award in person, a condition for receiving the honor. Those nominees unable to attend the awards banquet in person will be reconsidered in subsequent years. Nominations submitted after February 24, 2017 will remain in active consideration for three years and may be updated during this time.

To nominate someone for an award, please complete a nomination form and submit it along with the required supporting materials online.

If you are unable to submit your nomination via online, you may contact Kendra Cameron at 848-445-8535 or thru email at kendrac@soe.rutgers.edu.

The Medal of Excellence Award

This award honors alumni or friends of the School of Engineering whose superior achievements have honorably reflected the School over the course of his or her lifetime. Recipients of this award will have an outstanding record of distinguished career accomplishments in either traditional or non-traditional engineering fields, set high standards of excellence in their careers serving as excellent role models for today’s Rutgers Engineering students, demonstrated executive managerial leadership, and pursued activities that generally benefit the greater good of society.
 
For the nomination form, click here

Distinguished Achievement in Industry Award 

This award honors alumni of the School of Engineering whose contributions have earned distinction in industry and commerce as a leader, innovator, and manager.

For the nomination form, click here

Distinguished Achievement in Research Award

This award honors alumni of the School of Engineering whose achievements in the areas of research and education have significantly contributed to the advancement of new technologies. This award is open to candidates pursuing innovation in either industry or academia.

For the nomination form, click here

Distinguished Young Alumnus/a Award

This award recognizes the early career accomplishments of alumni who have graduated—at any academic level—within the past ten years and have demonstrated continued involvement with the school and university.

For the nomination form, click here. 

The Dean’s Award for Service

The Dean’s Award for Service honors alumni or friends of the School who have given of their time or talent for the enrichment of the School of Engineering community. A candidate’s contribution must directly impact the School through service such as board or committee membership, as a guest lecturer engaging with students, as a supporter of School or student initiatives, by making industry introductions which open doors to opportunities, and other similar contributions.

For the nomination form, click here. 

Rutgers Engineering Society: Distinguished Engineer Award

The Distinguished Engineer Award is presented annually by the Rutgers Engineering Society to a fellow School of Engineering graduate who has made significant technical contributions in his or her career. Alumni of the School of Engineering have been presenting this award since 1960. For the nomination form, click here.