College of Engineering Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Distinguished Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recognizes alumni for significant achievement in research, design, creation or ideation of an original idea or concept, or achievements in a startup or self-made business.

Not currently accepting nominations.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established by the College of Engineering to recognize distinguished achievement on the part of alumni in the field of engineering or architecture by reason of significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership, or genius in production. Nominations are judged by the college’s award selection committee on behalf of the college alumni office.

Past Recipients

Year Awardees
2021 Janet Braun, ISE 82
Rakesh Gupta, EE 83
Michael Snyder, AAE (MS 11, BS 09)
2020 Seyed Madaeni, ISE 12
Ali Rahimi, CSE 14
2019 Michael J. Reidelbach Sr., CER 69
John L. Smucker, ME 67
Michael Triplett, CHE 97, 04
2018 Kevin Hrusovsky, ME 83
Dennis Guenther, ME 71, 74