For more than three decades the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has been recognizing outstanding engineers for their dedication to their discipline, as well as for their development (or shared involvement) of an engineering invention or process that has greatly improved humanity.
The NAE salutes leaders in engineering for their lifetime dedication to their field and their commitment to advancing the human condition through great engineering achievement. The NAE awards more than $1 million to recognize these leaders and to bring better understanding of the importance of engineering to society.
The NAE currently presents five awards for engineering achievement - the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, the Founders Award, and the Arthur M. Bueche Award.
Note to all NAE Awards Nominators: Nominators of the chosen recipients for the Founders & Bueche awards and the Draper, Russ, and Gordon Prizes personally receive notice from the NAE Awards office that their nominee(s) have been chosen to receive one of our NAE Awards. All recipients and their nominators for the Founders & Bueche awards are notified by the end of July each year, and all recipients and their nominators for the Draper, Russ, and Gordon Prizes are notified by the end of October each year. If you are a nominator and have not received personal notification that your nominee(s) will receive an NAE Award by the above mentioned time, you will receive notice from the NAE Awards office the following January asking if you would like your nominee(s)' nomination to be carried over for consideration in the following prize cycle. You may also contact the NAE Awards office directly to ask that your nominee(s)' nomination be carried forward.
The NAE Call for Nominations period for the 2017 Russ and Gordon Prizes as well as the 2016 Founders and Bueche awards begins on January 1, 2016 and ends April 1, 2016.
To submit a nomination, you must go online at www.naeawardsonline.com.