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Monthly Awards

Our Team

Society Member of the Month

A society member will be recognized each month for his or her dedication to that particular society. This person has surpassed the expectations of the organization by participating in and helping to organize numerous events sponsored by the society for a particular month. Any member of an EC-affiliated society is eligible for this award. However, the society member must be nominated by the organization in order to receive the monthly award. The recipient will receive a certificate, a $20 gift card to a restaurant of his or her choice. In addition, the nominator will also receive a $10 gift card to a restaurant of his or her choice.

Deadline: Last Friday of Each Month

Emerging Engineering Award

The Emerging Engineer program is run by the Engineering Council Awards Committee to recognize those students who excel in the College of Engineering. Nominees will be put in a pool of candidates that will be selected from throughout the school year. If selected, the nominee’s photo and responses will go on a poster located on the first floor of Engineering Hall (just across from the elevator) for two weeks.  They will also receive a 20 dollar gift card to the restaurant of his or her choice.

Deadline: Last Friday of Each Month

Society of the Month

The Society of the Month Award recognizes those societies that have demonstrated leadership, community service, and dedication to both its members and the College of Engineering for the month in which it is nominated. The recipient society will receive $250 along with a certificate and will be asked to give a brief (3 minutes maximum) presentation at an Engineering Council General Meeting.

Deadline: Last Friday of Each Month

EC Committee Member of the Month

A committee member will be recognized each month for his or her dedication to a particular EC Committee (SITE, E-Week. EOH, EXPO, etc.). This person has surpassed the expectations of the organization by participating in and helping to organize numerous events sponsored by the committee for a particular month. Any member of a committee is eligible for this award. However, the EC committee member must be nominated by their committee in order to receive the monthly award. The recipient will receive a certificate,  a $20 gift card to a restaurant of his or her choice. In addition, the nominator will also receive a $10 gift card to a restaurant of his or her choice.

Deadline: Last Friday of Every Month

Sophomore | Bioengineering

vreddi3@illinois.edu

Awards Director

ARJUN REDDIGARI

Sophomore | Bioengineering

as36@illinois.edu

Yearly Awards Chair

ABHISHEK SOMENHALLI

Sophomore | Mechanical Engineering

jhy3@illinois.edu

Technology Chair

JESSICA YOON

Junior | Electrical Engineering

ad8@illinois.edu

Publicity Chair

ANNAMIKA DUA

Yearly Awards

William R. Schowalter Award

During his 12 years as Dean of the College of Engineering, William R. Schowalter demonstrated outstanding character, creativity, and enthusiasm. Above all, his dedication to the students and faculty of the college was always evident in his conduct. In his honor, on behalf of Engineering Council, the William R. Schowalter Scholarship was established upon his retirement in February 2001.

 

Recipients of this award are chosen based on their leadership skills, creativity, and encouragement of others through activities and dedication to the College of Engineering. To qualify, students must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (includes students in departments that are outside of but still affiliated with the College of Engineering), be a sophomore or junior (by number of years in attendance), and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Lisle Abbott-Rose Award

Friends of Lisle Abbot Rose, former director of public information for the College of Engineering, established a fund in his memory from which an award is made annually to recognize an outstanding senior student in engineering. In 1994, Mrs. Mildred Maddux Rose, his widow, endowed the award in perpetuity.

It is awarded to a student who most nearly approaches the ideal of technical excellence combined with cultural breadth, depth, and sensitivity. Seniors who will graduate in January, May or August of the award year are eligible. In addition to a cash award, the recipient is given an individual plaque and his/her name is placed on the permanent memorial in Engineering Hall. One recipient is selected by the college awards committee. Selection is based on scholastic activities (30%), activities outside of university courses (30%), nontechnical courses taken (20%) and an essay (20%). Chair of the college awards committee notifies associate dean for academic programs of selection.

Stanley H. Pierce Award

Stanley H. Pierce was an inspiring leader in the constant endeavor for better relations between faculty and students. During his years as associate dean of the College of Engineering, he gained the admiration and respect of the students because of his sincere concern for them as individuals and as a group. He was genuinely interested in their problems and achievements, both academic and personal, and established a rapport with them. In memory of this exemplary spirit, the Stanley H. Pierce Award was established by the late W. L. Everitt.

As a guideline for the award, he proposed: “These awards would be given annually, one to the undergraduate student and the other to the faculty member, who are selected as having done the most to develop empathetic student-faculty cooperation.”  For students to qualify, they must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (includes students in departments that are outside of but still affiliated with the College of Engineering) and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Letters of Recommendation are required. Recommendation writers must consist of two professors for the student award, or two students for the faculty award. It will be your responsibility to contact the recommendation writers and submit their letters

Andrea J. Culumber Award

Andrea J. Culumber, BS ME 1997, was deeply involved in student activities within the College of Engineering and throughout the campus. Her creativity, enthusiasm, and positive attitude had a profound impact on all those who interacted with her. She was an excellent role model for students, and her intelligence, outgoing personality, and leadership style set a high standard for leaders on this campus. On August 11, 1998, she was killed in an automobile accident. In memory of her enthusiasm, dedication, kindness, and leadership, the Andrea J. Culumber Award has been established by the College of Engineering, Engineering Council, the Knights of St. Pat, and TRW, Inc.

This award is given annually to a student in the College of Engineering in recognition of strong leadership skills and dedicated involvement in student activities within the community. Particular weight is attributed to personal qualities such as enthusiasm, creativity, and kindness. The recipient will be a student who not only leads but is innovative and encourages others to become involved. The recipient receives a certificate at the awards convocation, and has her/his name added to a permanent plaque located in the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. To qualify, students must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (includes students in departments that are outside of but still affiliated with the College of Engineering), have a junior/third year standing, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Kay Simmons-Kappes Outstanding Contribution Scholarship

During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Engineering Council created an endowment to fund two scholarships: one given to a freshman or sophomore and the other given to a junior or senior. The recipients of this award are students who demonstrate involvement for the benefit of a specific engineering department or the college as a whole. To qualify, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be a student on campus for the following fall semester.

The faculty application for this award can be found below.

Outstanding Society of the Year

(EC Society Award)

This award is given to a society at the end of the year that has surpassed the expectations to promote engineering leadership to their members and fellow societies. The society will receive a monetary stipend and a plaque.

 

NOTE: A society cannot win this award two consecutive years  

Most Improved Society of the Year
(EC Society Award)

This award recognizes societies that have shown large improvements compared with their past performances. The society will receive a monetary stipend and a plaque.

 

NOTE: A society cannot win this award two consecutive years  

Advisor Evaluations

(Faculty Award)

Every year the College of Engineering recognizes the top 10% of engineering advisors on campus. These advisors are chosen each year by undergraduate and graduate students within the engineering discipline. As a recipient of this prestigious award, the advisors will attend an awards banquet in the Spring at which they will receive a plaque recognizing their excellence. In order to receive a better representation of the advisors on campus, students are highly encouraged to take a few minutes to thoughtfully fill out the Advisors List Evaluation Form.

William L. Everitt Award

(Faculty Award)

In 1968, undergraduate engineering students established the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence to honor Dean Emeritus William L. Everitt at the time of his retirement. The award, which annually recognizes one engineering faculty member for outstanding undergraduate teaching, is one of the most coveted awards available to the faculty. It serves to emphasize the importance attached to good teaching in the college. The award is made possible through an endowment contributed by the personal and corporate friends of Dean Everitt.

The recipient receives a plaque in recognition for his or her outstanding effort as well as a check in the amount of $3000. The winner’s name is also engraved onto a plaque that is placed in Engineering Hall. To qualify, the nominee shall have taught for a minimum of two semesters during a period of three years prior to the presentation of the award (one semester must be in the current calendar year) and must not have won this award in the past five years.

The nominator MUST be a student. The application requires the student to work with the Professor to get all required recommendation letters and turn them in with the application.