Awards Program Overviews


New Faces of Engineering

Today’s engineers are working to solve issues on a global scale. New Faces of Engineering (Professional Edition) recognizes the outstanding talents, skills and abilities our next generation of engineering leaders (age 30 or younger) have shown on projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.

This program strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society.  This global campaign is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by:

  • Putting real faces and stories to what has often been referred to as “the stealth profession”
  • Recognizing a global group of young, diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting and inclusive profession
  • Helping engineering students understand that they are part of a global community of engineering professionals.

Nomination Process

The 2017 online application period ends on November 18, 2016 and the 2017 winners will be announced on April 5, 2017. You can still check out the 2017 New Faces Nomination Guide to better understand eligibility requirements. 

The 2017 New Faces nominees (finalists) will be selected by their respective professional societies and announced in February 2017.  The top 2017 New Faces winners will be selected by DiscoverE and announced on April 5, 2017. Please check out the New Faces Pro Overview. It can be downloaded and printed to distribute and spread the word.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a member of a participating professional society. See below for complete list.
  • You must be 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2016 to apply for the 2017 program.
  • You must have a degree in engineering from an ABET Accredited (EAC) U.S. college or university, or from an equivalent international educational institution. Degrees in science, computer science, engineering technology, or similar fields are not eligible; a degree in computer engineering is acceptable.
  • Nomination forms must include a color headshot photo. Photos should be head and shoulder shots of high quality resolution suitable for publication (jpg, tif or eps and at least 300 DPI at 2”x3”).  Business attire is recommended.
  • Optional: One additional “action” photo that shows you on the job, in training, or in the classroom.

Recognition

Each year a new class of New Faces nominees and award winners are selected. The winners are featured in national/local media outlets and featured on the DiscoverE website with a photo and a brief statement of each engineer’s accomplishments. New Faces are also recognized by their nominating professional societies in a variety of ways, such as articles in the organization’s member magazine and at national and local events. New Faces are also designated as “Engineering Ambassadors” and may be asked to participate in a variety of outreach or community-building events. 

2016-17 Participating Professional Societies

To apply for New Faces, you must be a member of one of the following societies. If you have any questions about your membership, please contact the society directly (see links below). 

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). You must contact them directly to apply.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASHRAE

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Chinese Institute of Engineers - USA (CIE-USA)

The National GEM Consortium (GEM)

IEEE-USA

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

If you have any questions please contact DiscoverE at Karen@DiscoverE.org

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Announcing the 2015 Educator Awards Winners!

By honoring 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 teachers 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.

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

New Faces of Engineering - College Edition

This award recognizes the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. College Edition also maintains a year-round community on Facebook. "Like" us to learn more about scholarship opportunities, events, licensure exams, internships, jobs, competitions, the benefits of membership to engineering societies, and more.

Application Process

The 2017 New Faces - College Edition is accepting applications until November 18, 2016.  To read more about the award, visit the New Faces College Edition Application Guide

The 2017 New Faces College Edition nominees (finalists) will be selected by their respective professional societies and announced in February 2017. The top 2017 College Edition winners will be selected by DiscoverE and announced on April 5, 2017. 

Recognition

Each year a new class of College Edition winners are selected. Each winner will receive a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000, are recognized on our website and College Edition’s Facebook page with a photo and a brief statement of their accomplishments, and are featured in an ad in their college newspaper. College Edition winners are also recognized by their nominating engineering society in a variety of ways, such as articles in the organization’s member magazine and at national and local events.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a member of a participating engineering society. See below for complete list.
  • ​You must be an undergraduate engineering student (3rd, 4th, 5th year) as of September 30, 2016. (Graduate and Ph.D. students are NOT eligible).
  • You must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program from an ABET Accredited (EAC) recognized U.S. college or university or from an equivalent international educational institution.
  • You must have a track record of engineering experiences (i.e., internships, volunteer, or work related).
  • Your grade point average must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or 4.0 or higher on a 5.0 scale). A copy of transcript is required for all winners.
  • Your application must include a high resolution color headshot photo (jpg or png format).  An additional photo that shows you participating in an engineering-related activity (class, event, internship, or in the field) is optional.
  • Applications are due no later than midnight EST on Friday November 18, 2016.
  • Please note: You can apply if you previously submitted an application or were selected as a nominee. (Past winners are not eligible).

Participating Organizations

To apply for College Edition, you must be a member of one of the following societies.  Each will grant a scholarship to their honorees. Not a member? It's not too late to join! Click on participating society below to learn how.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) $500

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) $1,000

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) $500

ASHRAE $1,000

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) $1,000

Chinese Institute of Engineers - USA (CIE-USA) $500

The National GEM Consortium - TBM

IEEE-USA $500

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) $500

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) $1,000

National Associate of Black Engineers (NSBE) $500

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) $500

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) $1,000

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) $500

If you have any questions, please contact DiscoverE at Karen@DiscoverE.org.

The New Faces College Edition program is generously sponsored by NCEES.

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Meet the Honorees!


College Edition Award

San Jose State University

In high school, Eulises thought he’d complete vocational school and then start working. But his...

College Edition Award

University of Dayton

As a freshman, Shaquille Tensley designed an IPad carrying case that provides stroke victims with...

College Edition Award

Iowa State University

Jacob was inspired to become an engineer in 7th grade after an engineer from IBM came to his...

College Edition Award

Graphic Era University (India)

The opportunities engineers have to be creative, inventive, and problem solvers inspire Harsh. He...

College Edition Award

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Yazeli’s love of learning and research, her drive to understand the world through science, and her...

College Edition Award

University of Central Florida

Throughout middle and high school, Kaithlyn loved being a part of the Robotics scene. She served as...

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.