College of Engineering Student Leadership Awards Banquet

The 6th Annual College of Engineering Student Leadership Awards Banquet will take place virtually in Spring 2020

See the 2020 Student Leadership Award Winners!


The Student Leadership Awards Banquet is a yearly celebration honoring College of Engineering students, organizations, advisors, and mentors for outstanding leadership and service. The purpose of the event is to foster a sense of pride, recognize the accomplishments of Engineering students and student organizations, and encourage students to seek out leadership experiences.

Consider recognizing outstanding student organizations, student leaders, and advisors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service or commitment to student development.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Student Organization Awards:


Outstanding Student Organization Leader - a leader in a student organization who displays significant dedication to the organization and its members by contributing to the organizations mission and goals, promoting diversity and service, and by creating community among the organization’s members.

Emerging Leader - A first-year, second-year, or transfer student in a student organization who demonstrates significant effort, leadership, and involvement in improving the organization.

Unsung Hero - a member of a student organization who demonstrates significant contribution or initiative without holding a leadership position within the organization

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor - an advisor who acts as a positive role model and provides guidance and encouragement while supporting the organization’s goals.


Outstanding Student Organization - a student organization that demonstrates significant initiative, creativity, perseverance, and integrity in its members throughout all areas of the organization

Outstanding Student Program for Service, Outreach, or Diversity - a student organization that has made meaningful contributions to students, the university, and the surrounding communities through service projects, K-12 outreach, or diversity initiatives

Most Improved Student Organization - a student organization that has demonstrated significant improvement in membership recruitment, improved the focus of the organization's mission or operation, or improved or implemented new programs


General Leadership Awards:

Engineer and Something More – a student who exemplifies our motto for "Engineer and Something More" through substantial involvement in the college, in the University, or in the community. This involvement may be through service, leadership and/or experiential education. It could include, but is not limited to, involvement in music, athletics, study abroad, community service, leadership, and/or campus organizations, etc. 

Outstanding Mentor - a student/staff/faculty/alum in the College of Engineering who acts as a positive role model and provides guidance and encouragement while supporting students

Outstanding Student Researcher - an undergraduate student researcher who demonstrates exceptional time, effort, and perseverance in pursuing research interests under the direction of a faculty or staff member.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant or Tutor - an undergraduate student who makes a major contribution to teaching and learning through work as a Teaching Assistant or Engineering Tutor.

Outstanding College of Engineering Student Employee – a student employee in the college who has shown extraordinary work ethic and has made an impact in the workplace


*Awards may vary slightly each year depending on nominations. Congratulations to our previous award winners.

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