Award Descriptions

Electrical and Computer Engineering Awards

ECE Alumni Impact Award

The ECE Alumni Impact Award, established in 2017, is the highest recognition granted by ECE to its alumni. This award recognizes alumni who have made a significant and lasting impact in any or all of the following areas: technology, education, industry, government, society. Awardees are often regarded as visionaries within their field.

ECE Alumni Merit Award

Presented during Homecoming weekend each year, the ECE Alumni Merit Award recognizes alumni who have achieved significant success in either academic, governmental, and/or industrial positions. Awardees are regarded as leaders in their field. 

ECE Alumni Distinguished Educator Award

The ECE Distinguished Educator Award is the highest recognition granted by ECE to its alumni in academia. This award recognizes alumni who have made a significant and lasting impact in education. They are regarded as visionaries within the field and are celebrated for their exceptional work in educating the engineers of the future.

ECE Alumni Rising Star Award

This award, established in 2016, recognizes younger ECE alums who have achieved early success within their careers in academia, government, industry, or private organizations. Awardees must be seen as an “engineer to watch” within the greater science and engineering community, and been nominated up to the age of 35, or within 10 years of graduation.

ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lectureship

This honor, established in 2017, recognizes ECE alumni from traditionally underrepresented groups in Electrical and Computer Engineering who are leaders in their field and serve as role models for the ECE community through their leadership, impact on society, service to the community, or other contributions.

College of Engineering Awards

The Alumni Medal

Presented to one alumnus/a who has shown extraordinary achievement in their field and brought distinction to the College of Engineering. It is the highest accolade awarded by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Presented to one alumnus/a who has generously volunteered service to further College projects and activities.

The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Recognizing the meritorious contributions by an alum in the early stages of his/her career. Recipients have either graduated from the College of Engineering within the last ten years or are no more than 35 years old. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated leadership skills, professional contribution and service to the community or the College of Engineering.