Recognizing Excellence

Craig M. Berge Dean David W. Hahn announced in 2022 an expanded College of Engineering Annual Awards program for faculty and staff. The program, with an awards ceremony each spring, recognizes outstanding achievements and excellence in support of research, teaching and service.

Staff Awards Faculty Awards Student Award College-Wide Diversity Award


More Awards Information

Visit the Annual Awards page for information on categories and nomination criteria.

2022 Accolades

  • Visit the college news site and read about the first year of the comprehensive awards program, including recent winners in each category..


Staff Awards


In support of primary units or teams, or the college overall


Innovation and problem solving in primary units or teams, or the college overall

Outstanding Advisor/Mentor

Excellence and caring in support of students

William P. Cosart Award

Annually recognizes, since 2001, an individual’s exemplary service to the College of Engineering

Faculty Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor

As exemplified by PhD student scholarly success via papers, conference presentations and dissertations

Teacher of the Year – Two Awards, One Tenure/Tenure-Track and One Career-Track

Undergraduate or graduate education

Researcher of the Year

Research and scholarship as evidenced by large and/or numerous grants, numbers of papers and citations, collaborative efforts and professional society recognitions

Dean's Award for Outstanding Early Career Faculty

Teaching, research and service for a tenure-track or early career-track faculty member (first five years of career or prior to promotion package submission)

Student Award

Wildcat Engineering Student Society Recognition for Excellence

Goes to one engineering student group each year

College-Wide Award

Outstanding Supporter of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering

A student, staff or faculty member who promotes diversity and inclusion in the College of Engineering and the engineering profession


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