The selection committee will consider these factors:
Career: Has the nominee achieved a high level of distinction in his or her field as measured by career trajectory, prior awards, or substantial contributions that have had a positive impact on the profession or society?
Established in 2013, the CU Engineering Recent Alumni Award
recognizes one recent alumnus/a each year for professional achievements,
continued service to the college and/or university, and outstanding
personal characteristics within 10 years of graduation from the College
of Engineering and Applied Science.
Alumni who have graduated from the college with a bachelor's, master's,
or doctoral degree within the last 10 years, as counted from the year of
graduation for the most recent degree, are eligible. (Example: A May 2007 BS and May 2007 MS graduate would have eligibility through December 2017; a December 2007 graduate would have eligibility through December 2017.)
The award selection process is based on the following weighted criteria:
Career accomplishments and professional development (50%): Nominee has made significant or distinct contribution to organization, business, or cause since graduation from the college. This may include demonstrated experience or knowledge of field. Examples: formal recognition/awards, patents, innovations, key projects; active membership and involvement in professional organizations; leadership roles in professional groups or boards, or in the company/industry in which they are employed; training and certifications, advanced education, and licenses.
Continued involvement with CU and CEAS (25%): Nominee actively participates in university or CEAS sanctioned/organized events or activities and/or gives back to the college/university in the form of time or money. Examples: student mentorship, senior design project involvement, departmental engineering boards, engineering societies, freshman projects, alumni events, financial contributions, speaking engagements, industry recruitment, etc.
Character, growth, and service (25%): Nominee exhibits exemplary personal qualities and development, as seen through some or all of the following: proven leadership skills or qualities, passion for interests, demonstrated integrity and ethical decision-making, and commitment of time, experience and/or recurring involvement with volunteer, nonprofit, or outreach work.