Awards Program Overviews

The 2015 New Faces of Engineering Have Arrived!

Announcing the 2015 New Faces of Engineering winners!  This year’s exceptional group of young engineers display a singular commitment to effecting positive change through substantive, real world applications of their skills and training.  

Watch this short video to meet all 13 of these amazing professionals and learn how they are innovating solutions in energy, technology, water resources and the environment.

   Jessica Garcia – ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies)

   Kelly Barnett – AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

  Mark Moehling – ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)

   Maria Gibbs – ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

   Alyssa Wingenfield – ASHRAE

   Eduardo Barrientos – ASME

   Kartik Kulkarni – IEEE-USA

   Bill Zhang – IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers)

   LaTisha Durham – NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

   Kerry Bruggemann – NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)

   Sandeep Makam – SAE International

   Kyle Riegel – SME Education Foundation

   Qiong Zhang – SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)


Check out the press release announcement (4/2/15)

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).

Announcing the 2015 New Faces (College Edition) Winners!

This year’s exceptional group of winners include 12 of the nation’s most promising engineering professionals of tomorrow. These students exemplify the vision, innovation and leadership skills that form the foundation of a successful engineering career.

   Miguel MartinezAIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

   Jonathan OvertonASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)

   Jennifer KearneyASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

   Yoora Byeon – ASHRAE

   Angadbir Singh Sabherwal – ASME

   Lynze CheungChinese Institute of Engineers – USA

   Grant GriffithsIEEE-USA

   Karina QuintanaNACME (Nat'l Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

   Jasmine StithNSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

   Juan CortezSHPE (Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers)

   Kelli AlvaradoSPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)

   Ruth WilliamsSWE (Society of Women Engineers)


Check out the press release announcement (4/2/15)

The College Edition program is generously sponsored by NCEES.


Meet the Winners and Runners-Up

Educator Award

Pitts-Fowler Enterprises, Inc.

Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia

Founder of the Bridge-Gap STEM Mentoring Program and Society for Pre-Engineering at Marietta High...

Educator Award

Above the Edge

Johnson Aerospace and Engineering High School in St. Paul, Minnesota

Jill Johnson began her career as an electrical engineer working as a research and development...

Educator Award

U.S. Naval Academy

Thomas Johnson Middle School (TJMS) in Lanham, Maryland

Daisy Rayela, the STEM Coordinator at TJMS, is a firm believer that much learning can be done...

Educator Award

kBase Engineering

American International School of Utah in Salt Lake City

Second year middle and high school teacher, Kate Youmans left her secure job as an engineer to...

Educator Award

Nueces Co. CSCD / Texas A&M University

Foy H. Moody High School Innovation Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas

Jaime Trevino, a high school educator with thirty-two years of experience, helped establish the...

Educator Award

Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems

Da Vinci Science High School in Hawthorne, California

Aaron Tostado, a high school teacher with seven years experience, inspires his students by turning...

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