ECE Excellence Awards

ECE Excellence Awards

In addition to three faculty awards, the department awards six student awards and a staff award to honor those in the department who are excelling in their work.

Nomination materials consist of the nominee’s CV and a one-page letter of support from the nominator highlighting 2021 activities. Award winners are not eligible for the same award for a period of five years. For the student research awards, one nominee for each level (undergraduate and graduate) should be submitted by the division chair. Please contact the chair of your division (Computer Engineering, Electronics, Signals and Systems, and Electrophysics) prior to the deadline to discuss the selection process within the division. Student nominees must be registered during the Spring 2022 semester.

The deadline for nominations for all ECE Excellence Awards is Monday, March 1, 5:00 p.m., via the Nomination Form.


ECE Graduate Student Excellence: Research
This award is given yearly to the top ECE graduate student who has excelled in their research during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been registered in the ECE department for the 2021-22 academic year and have an ECE faculty research advisor. Students must be nominated by their faculty advisor.
ECE Graduate Student Excellence: Teaching
This award is given yearly to the top ECE graduate student who has excelled as a teaching assistant or a supervised teaching student during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been a teaching assistant or supervised teacher in the ECE department for at least one semester in the 2021 calendar year. Students must be nominated by their teaching supervisor.
ECE Graduate Student Excellence: Service
This award is given yearly to the top ECE graduate student who has excelled in their service to the ECE department during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been registered in the ECE department for the 2021-22 academic year. Students can be nominated by any faculty member.
ECE Undergraduate Student Excellence: Research
This award is given yearly to the top ECE undergraduate student who has excelled in their research during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been registered in the ECE department for the 2021-22 academic year and have an ECE faculty research advisor. Students must be nominated by their faculty advisor.
ECE Undergraduate Student Excellence: Teaching
This award is given yearly to the top ECE undergraduate student who has excelled as a teaching assistant or a supervised teaching student during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been a teaching assistant or supervised teacher in the ECE department for at least one semester in the 2021 calendar year. Students must be nominated by their teaching supervisor.
ECE Undergraduate Student Excellence: Service
This award is given yearly to the top ECE undergraduate student who has excelled in their service to the ECE department during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the student must have been registered in the ECE department for the 2021-22 academic year. Students can be nominated by any faculty member.
ECE Staff Excellence Award
This award is given yearly to the top ECE staff member who has excelled in their duties during the 2021 calendar year. To be eligible, the staff member must have been employed in the ECE department for the 2021 calendar year. A staff member must be nominated by their supervisor.