NAE Call for Nominations

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 seven 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 Simon Ramo Founders Award, the Arthur M. Bueche Award, the Gibbs Brothers Medal, and the J. C. Hunsaker Award in Aeronautical Engineering.


Note to all NAE Awards Nominators: Nominators of the chosen recipients for the Ramo Founders award, the Bueche award, the Gibbs Brothers Medal, the J. C. Hunsaker Award in Aeronautical Engineering, 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 Ramo Founders award, Bueche award, the Gibbs Brothers Medal, and the J. C. Hunsaker Award in Aeronautical Engineering are notified by the end of June each year, and all recipients and their nominators for the Draper, Russ, and Gordon Prizes are notified by the end of October each year. Nominators will be contacted in January regarding the status of their nomination.


The NAE call for nominations for the 2021-2022 awards and prizes will begin on January 1, 2021. To sign up for the NAE awards mailing list, please go to www.naeawardsonline.com.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Deborah Young, Awards Program Officer at dyoung@nae.edu. Thank you.

Giving to the NAE Arthur M. Bueche Award