Applications are now open for National Engineers Week Foundation’s New Faces of Engineering–College Edition. This third-annual event honors the best and brightest engineering students in the U.S. and beyond. Applications are now available and the deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. Nominees will be announced Feb. 13 immediately prior to the kick-off of Engineers Week 2014 (Feb. 16-22). Winners, to be announced on April 2, receive scholarships and national recognition in print and online.
The College Edition award recognizes third-, fourth- and fifth-year engineering students for their achievements and the program’s Facebook page is a forum where students can communicate with their engineering peers. The page also provides a source of academic and professional development as well as volunteer opportunities, available from National Engineers Week Foundation and their engineering association, university and corporate partners. Students can meet with their engineering peers in every field and learn about other events, licensure exams, internships, jobs, competitions, engineering associations and more.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a bachelor of science engineering program at an ABET Accredited college or university or from an equivalent international educational institution and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must also be affiliated with one of the following engineering associations:
- AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
- AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
- ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)
- ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
- CIE-USA (Chinese Institute of Engineers)
- NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)
- NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
- NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)
- NOGLSTP (National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals)
- SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
- SME Education Foundation (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
- SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
- SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
Students who do not currently belong to one of the above societies may still join a participating organization.
Funding for New Faces of Engineering–College Edition is provided by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying).
“NCEES is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s New Faces of Engineering–College Edition, as we continue to support the recognition of outstanding engineering students,” says NCEES Chief Executive Officer Jerry Carter. “The program helps engineering students connect and find the resources they will need throughout their careers, while raising awareness of the impact of professional engineering licensure on our daily lives.”
NCEES is a national nonprofit organization composed of engineering and surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An accredited standards developer with the American National Standards Institute, NCEES develops, scores and administers the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the United States. NCEES also provides services facilitating professional mobility for licensed engineers and surveyors. Its headquarters is located in Clemson, S.C.
About National Engineers Week Foundation
National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences and making science and math relevant. The Foundation and coalition are actively putting the E in STEM.
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