Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy: Nomination Procedure


To honor engineering alumni for their personal contribution toward engineering achievement, leadership, and service to the profession and to society.

Nomination Criteria for Selection:

An individual may be nominated who is a University of Iowa College of Engineering graduate, is living at the time of selection, and has accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Made distinguished contributions to the theory and practice of engineering or has demonstrated major accomplishments or guidance in emerging fields of engineering technology, or 
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in design, construction, production, or service delivery through the application of complex engineering principles, or 
  • Contributed truly exceptional service to their community, the College of Engineering, the profession, and/or the public. 

Nomination Information Requirements:

Complete nomination information should be submitted in the form of a letter, including as much of the following as possible: 

  • Full name, title, address, and telephone number of the nominee 
  • A record or professional experience and noteworthy accomplishments, especially extraordinary contributions. What has this nominee accomplished that no one else has done? 
  • Any noteworthy public or professional service accomplishments 
  • At least one "seconding" letter of recommendation and support for the award 
  • Any noteworthy awards won by the candidate, along with a description of the criteria for selection or significance 
  • A résumé, including a list of important contributions, publications, patents, professional experience, and principal technical society memberships and activities. 

Submission Information:

2019 nominations must be received no later than December 31, 2018.

Send nominations to:

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy
Selection Review and Recommendation Committee
College of Engineering
The University of Iowa
3100 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Iowa City, IA 52242-1527
FAX: (319) 335-6086

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