Awards Program Overviews

The 2015 New Faces of Engineering Have Arrived!

Announcing the 2015 New Faces of Engineering winners!  This year’s exceptional group of young engineers display a singular commitment to effecting positive change through substantive, real world applications of their skills and training.  

Watch this short video to meet all 13 of these amazing professionals and learn how they are innovating solutions in energy, technology, water resources and the environment.

   Jessica Garcia – ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies)

   Kelly Barnett – AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

  Mark Moehling – ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)

   Maria Gibbs – ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

   Alyssa Wingenfield – ASHRAE

   Eduardo Barrientos – ASME

   Kartik Kulkarni – IEEE-USA

   Bill Zhang – IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers)

   LaTisha Durham – NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

   Kerry Bruggemann – NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)

   Sandeep Makam – SAE International

   Kyle Riegel – SME Education Foundation

   Qiong Zhang – SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)


Check out the press release announcement (4/2/15)

Educator Awards Overview

By honoring the educators who are hard at work in our 6 to 12 grade classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover engineering.

Unique to this program, engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. This community recognizes that educators deserve support and respect when it comes to advancing student learning.

Recognition and Prizes

Up to three winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a recognition event in June 2015, a $2,000 cash prize, and a 3M gift pack of classroom supplies. Their engineer/student nominators will also receive the trip to Washington, D.C. Eight notable runners-up will receive $500 each and 3M gift packs.

Application Process and Requirements

Application forms are submitted online. Click here to download the Application Guide (PDF). This guide is designed to assist you in completing your online application form and includes all of the application questions. The 2015 application has alreay passed.  Winners will be notified in May and a recognition event will be held in Washington, D.C. in June.

Teacher nominees must be:

  • Full-time educators teaching in grades 6-12 (U.S. or U.S. equivalent)
  • Nominated by an engineer or college engineering student (college or graduate level). The application form includes short questions to be completed by the educator and the engineer/student nominator.
  • Note: A photo of the educator nominee (formal headshot and, if available, candid shot of teacher in classroom) is also required.

The DiscoverE Educator Awards are sponsored by Bechtel, ExxonMobil Corporation, 3M, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Shell Oil Corporation, and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).

Announcing the 2015 New Faces (College Edition) Winners!

This year’s exceptional group of winners include 12 of the nation’s most promising engineering professionals of tomorrow. These students exemplify the vision, innovation and leadership skills that form the foundation of a successful engineering career.

   Miguel MartinezAIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

   Jonathan OvertonASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)

   Jennifer KearneyASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

   Yoora Byeon – ASHRAE

   Angadbir Singh Sabherwal – ASME

   Lynze CheungChinese Institute of Engineers – USA

   Grant GriffithsIEEE-USA

   Karina QuintanaNACME (Nat'l Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

   Jasmine StithNSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

   Juan CortezSHPE (Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers)

   Kelli AlvaradoSPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)

   Ruth WilliamsSWE (Society of Women Engineers)


Check out the press release announcement (4/2/15)

The College Edition program is generously sponsored by NCEES.


Meet all Award Nominees and Winners

College Edition Award

Daniel Webster College

Drew is a mechanical engineering major, with a minor in aeronautical engineering and a passion for...

College Edition Award

The University of Texas at Austin

Biological engineering representative for the UT Austin chapter of AIChE, Miguel Martinez assists...

College Edition Award

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Damian, a computer engineering major, plans to continue developing the field of software defined...

College Edition Award

West Virginia University

Ruth Williams is committed to inspiring young girls to explore engineering. She is a member of...

College Edition Award

University of Florida

Erin, a mechanical engineering major, grew her professional skills during her work at Solar...

College Edition Award

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brittany, an electrical engineering major, is planning for a career to innovate and find a solution...

Apply Now or Nominate Someone

The DiscoverE awards celebrate the engineers and educators who are making a difference. You can join the celebration by:

  • Applying for an award
  • Nominating a colleague
  • Spreading the word about the winners

            Apply Now or Nominate Someone.