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National Academy of Engineering Awards

National Academy of Engineering Awards
Areas of Interest: Honoring Engineers
Project Type: NAE Program, Contest/Award
Primary Contact: Deborah Young
202.334.1266
dyoung@nae.edu

The National Academy of Engineering salutes leaders in engineering for their lifetime dedication to their field and their commitment to advancing the human condition through great engineering achievement and/or through innovation in engineering and technology education. The NAE dedicates more than $1 million annually to recognize these leaders and to bring better understanding of the importance of engineering and engineering education to society.

Currently, the NAE presents five awards for engineering achievement and innovation - the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, the Simon Ramo Founders Award, and the Arthur M. Bueche Award.

The Call for Nominations for the 2017 Simon Ramo Founders Award, the 2017 Arthur M. Bueche Award, the 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering, and the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education will begin on January 1, 2017 and end on April 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT.

Call for Nominations is now Open

Nominations will begin on January 1, 2017 and end on April 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

For more than three decades the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has been recognizing outstanding engineers for their dedication to their discipline, as well as for their development (or shared involvement) of an engineering invention or process that has greatly improved humanity.

The NAE salutes leaders in engineering for their lifetime dedication to their field and their commitment to advancing the human condition through great engineering achievement. The NAE awards more than $1 million annually to recognize these leaders and to bring better understanding of the importance of engineering to society.

The NAE currently presents five awards for engineering achievement - the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, the Simon Ramo Founders Award, and the Arthur M. Bueche Award.

Note to all NAE Awards Nominators: Nominators of the chosen recipients for the Founders & Bueche awards and the Draper, Russ, and Gordon Prizes personally receive notice from the NAE Awards office that their nominee(s) have been chosen to receive one of our NAE Awards. All recipients and their nominators for the Founders & Bueche awards are notified by the end of July each year, and all recipients and their nominators for the Draper, Russ, and Gordon Prizes are notified by the end of October each year. If you are a nominator and have not received personal notification that your nominee(s) will receive an NAE Award by the above mentioned time, you will receive notice from the NAE Awards office the following January asking if you would like your nominee(s)' nomination to be carried over for consideration in the following prize cycle. You may also contact the NAE Awards office directly to ask that your nominee(s)' nomination be carried forward.


2017-2018 Awards Guide

NAE Online Award Process

1. Register

Select the appropriate online award that best suits your nomination (eligibility information is specific to each award).

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the award with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online Nomination. For a list of required information and attachments, please review the 2017-2018 Awards Guide.

4. Save

During the Call for Nominations period, your nomination can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the Nomination is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your Nomination by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Nomination as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your Nomination for your records by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Nominations period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact Deborah Young.

Award Guide

Use this guide to select the best award suited to your nomination.

 

Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering - $500,000 Cash Award

Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, this prize honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information. The Draper Prize is awarded biennially and recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.

Previous Winners

 

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize - $500,000 Cash Award

Awarded biennially, the Russ Prize recognizes a bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life. An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological disciplines and professions.

Previous Winners

 

Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education - $500,000 Cash Award

The intent of the Gordon Prize, which is awarded annually, is to recognize new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and technology-enabled learning that strengthen students' capabilities and desire to grow into leadership roles.

Previous Winners

 

Simon Ramo Founders Award

This annual award honors an outstanding NAE member or foreign associate who has upheld the ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational, and personal achievement and accomplishment.

Previous Winners

 

Arthur M. Bueche Award

The honor of this annual award is bestowed on an engineer who has shown dedication in science and technology, as well as active involvement in determining U.S. science and technology policy, promoting technological development, and contributing to the enhancement of the relationship between industries, government, and universities.

Previous Winners