Award Guide

Use this guide to select the best award suited to your nomination

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The Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent awards for engineering achievement, this prize honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information. The Draper Prize is awarded biennially and recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.

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Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
Awarded biennially, the Russ Prize recognizes a bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition.  This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life.  An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological disciplines and professions.

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Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
The intent of the Gordon Prize is to identify new modalities and experiments in teaching and learning that have demonstrated impact on the effectiveness of contemporary engineering and technology education. The focus is on innovations in curricular design, teaching methods, technology-enabled learning, and similar foci that may be appropriate in the future.

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Simon Ramo Founders Award
This award honors an outstanding NAE member or foreign member who has upheld the ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational, and personal achievement and accomplishment.

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Arthur M. Bueche Award
The honor of this award is bestowed on an engineer who has shown dedication in science and technology, as well as active involvement in determining science and technology policy, promoting technological development, and contributing to the enhancement of the relationship between industries, government, and universities.