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These nomination procedures apply only to the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The nomination must be submitted online at www.naeawardsonline .There are no restrictions on who may nominate a candidate, but self-nominated entries are not accepted. Solicitations are sent to members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, professional engineering societies, and deans of colleges of engineering throughout the U.S.
The prize will be awarded to an individual or small group of individuals contributing to the same innovation. The intent of the donor, Bernard Gordon, in endowing this prize was to enhance U.S engineering leadership, to foster the development of engineering leaders through innovative educational programs developed by U.S. institutions of learning in the U.S. (i.e., not an international satellite facility) and to increase U.S economic competitiveness. Accordingly, prize recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents who are currently and have been substantially engaged in the nominated engineering and scholastic work in institutions in the United States and the institution where the innovation was developed and which shares the prize with the innovators must be a U.S. institution located in the U.S. Nomination from international persons or organizations are welcome, but must be for U.S. innovators and institutions. NAE members and nonmembers are eligible.* The prize is awarded only to living persons.
How to Submit a Nomination for the 2025 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
A nomination must be completed and submitted online at www.naeawardsonline.com during the NAE Call for Nominations period starting January 1, 2024 and ending April 1, 2024. Please see the NAE Awards Call for Nominations web page for additional information.