Professional Development Awards Banquet

3rd Annual Engineering Professional Development Awards Banquet
Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM
Carver Hawkeye Arena, Feller Club Room

The annual Professional Development Awards Banquet is a celebration held in late April each year honoring College of Engineering student organizations and advisors, community partners, and students for outstanding leadership and service. The night includes a featured speaker, dinner and awards ceremony.  What started as an idea to celebrate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our student organizations gradually evolved into a celebration of all of the accomplishments related to professional development. Group, individual, and industry awards will be given out in various categories.  The purpose of the banquet is to foster a strong sense of pride in our college, recognize the accomplishments of our students and student groups, and encourage students to seek out experiences that make them great engineers and leaders.

Consider recognizing outstanding student organizations, student leaders, faculty and employers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service or commitment to student development.  Nominations will be accepted on-line through March 31sth. Winners will be announced at the banquet on April 20th at the Carver Hawkeye Arena Feller Club Room.

April 20th Program

  • 6:15 - Doors Open and Networking
  • 6:30 - Welcome from the Dean and Student Org Updates
  • 6:45 - Dinner
  • 7:15 - Keynote Speaker: Bob Chuisano, Author and Former COO, Rockwell Collins
  • 8:00 - Awards Presentation
  • 8:30 - Closing Remarks 

Awards are given in the following categories:

Student Organization Awards:

  • Outstanding Established Student Organization – developed student organization that demonstrates significant initiative, creativity, perseverance, and integrity in its members and throughout all areas of the organization
  • Outstanding Student Organization for Service/Fundraising – a creative and collaborative effort within or by an organization to benefit the community or raise money for the organization goals
  • Outstanding Student Organization Collaboration – organization(s) demonstrates collaborative spirit through innovative and unique efforts in an event, program, or project
  • Most Improved Student Organization – organization established revitalized membership process, improved focus of organization’s mission or operation, creation/improvement of new program, etc.

Individual Awards:

  • Outstanding Leader – student leader who displays significant effort through diversity, service, commitment, and community throughout the organization
  • Most Promising New Member – new member who demonstrates significant effort, leadership, and involvement in improving the student organization
  • Unsung Hero – successful student who demonstrates unexpected but significant contribution or initiative without holding a leadership position within the organization
  • Outstanding Student Research Assistant – student research assistant who has proven to be extremely dedicated, reliable, and crucial to the faculty member’s field of study
  • Outstanding CoE Student Employee – student employee in the college that has shown extraordinary work ethic and has made an impact on both their workplace and their coworkers
  • Outstanding Research Faculty Mentor – faculty member who provides structural learning, insight, and promotes success within his/her research group
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor – advisor who acts as a positive role model and provides advice and encouragement while supporting the organizations goals
  • Outstanding Intern/Co-op – student who demonstrates a high level of quality work, professionalism, and value to the company throughout his/her internship/co-op experience

Community Partner Awards:

  • Outstanding Company Sponsor/Community Partner – supporter works in collaboration with the student organization to meaningfully contribute to the organizations mission, event programming, finances, etc.
  • Outstanding Intern/Co-op Employer – employer who provides outstanding resources and service to promote professional engineering experiences

*Awards may vary slightly each year depending on nominations. Congratulations to our previous award winners from 2014-2015 & 2015-2016.