Nominations Open for 2022 Academy of Distinguished Engineers

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The University of Connecticut Distinguished Engineering Awards are presented to outstanding alumni for exceptional professional achievement and to non-alumni for notable engagement and/or contributions to the School of Engineering. All honorees are inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at a celebration in the Fall of 2022.


Distinguished Professional Achievement Award (alumni)

The Distinguished Professional Achievement Award and induction into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers honors individuals whose careers are characterized by their sustained and meritorious contributions to engineering and engineering management in the highest tradition of the School.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Each candidate shall hold a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut, granted at least ten (10) years prior to election.
  • Membership is reserved for graduates who have made sustained and meritorious engineering, managerial or policy contributions throughout their careers.
  • Nominees may be active or retired from their full-time employment.
  • Nominees will generally have at least 15 years of sustained professional service.
  • Nominees shall not be active faculty or staff at the University of Connecticut.


Distinguished Engagement Award (non-alumni)

The Distinguished Engagement Award and induction into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers is awarded to non-graduates of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, based on contributions to the School of Engineering and excellence in their profession. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees will be individuals who are actively involved in engineering, management or service – or who have played a crucial legislative or policy making role at the State or federal level at the time of the nomination.
  • Nominees will have a distinguished record of engagement with the School of Engineering.
  • Nominees shall not be active faculty or staff at the University of Connecticut.


A committee of alumni and faculty will select the recipients of each award. Recipients of the awards will be formally honored by the Dean and University administration at an awards ceremony to be held in the Fall of 2022.  In addition, each recipient will be profiled briefly in the School of Engineering e-newsletter.


Please communicate your intent to nominate by Monday, February 28th, 2022 by sending a brief e-mail to engr-academy@uconn.eduFull nomination packages must be sent to by Monday, March 28th, 2022. Click this link to download the nomination form that must be sent by March 28th.  

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