The Nation's Top Third, Fourth and Fifth Year College Engineering Students Are Honored With Scholarships and Recognition
WASHINGTON DC, September 18, 2012 -- New Faces of Engineering - College Edition returns for its second year to recognize some of the nation’s most promising undergraduate engineering students. Applications are now available at www.Facebook.com/CollegeEdition. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 16. Nominees will be announced during Engineers Week, 2013 (February 17-23). Winners will be announced on April 2 and will receive scholarships and national recognition in print and online.
In its successful inaugural year, College Edition’s 15 honorees represented a cross-section of interests, specialties and backgrounds. One of last year’s winners, DeeAnn Turpin, is a Biological Systems Engineering major at Kansas State University and an active member of Engineers Without Borders. DeeAnn was nominated by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and as an honoree, she was able to participate as a judge in the Future City Competition’s national finals (www.futurecity.org). DeeAnn shared her enthusiasm on Facebook: “I am very honored to have been selected for the New Faces of Engineering College Edition Award and I am proud to represent EWB, SHPE, and K-State! Go Cats!!”
The College Edition Facebook page recognizes the achievements of third, fourth and fifth year engineering students and provides a forum where students can communicate with the Foundation throughout the year. The page also provides a source of academic and professional development opportunities available to them from National Engineers Week Foundation’s engineering association, university, and corporate partners. Students can meet with their engineering peers in every field and learn about other events, licensure exams, internships, jobs, competitions, engineering associations and more.
The College Edition application requires the student’s photo (jpg format), list of accomplishments, and four short essays. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Engineering program at an ABET Accredited college or university or from an equivalent international educational institution and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must also be affiliated with one of the following engineering associations:
• AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
• AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
• ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)
• ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
• ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
• ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
• CIE-USA (Chinese Institute of Engineers)
• IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
• NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)
• NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
• NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)
• NOGLSTP (National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals)
• SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
• SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
• SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
Students that do not currently belong to an above society may still join a participating organization. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/collegeedition.
New Faces of Engineering - College Edition is inspired by the National Engineers Week Foundation’s highly successful New Faces of Engineering program which, for ten years, has honored the nation’s top young professionals. Funding for New Faces of Engineering - College Edition is provided by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying).
“NCEES is excited to again sponsor New Faces of Engineering - College Edition and build on its success of recognizing outstanding engineering students and raising awareness of the importance of professional engineering in our everyday lives,” says NCEES Immediate Past President and 2013 EWeek Chair Dale Jans, P.E. “By providing a dynamic online presence, the program is designed to help all engineering students connect and find the resources they need for their future careers.”
About National Engineers Week Foundation
The National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education, and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant. The Foundation and coalition are actively putting the E in STEM.
For more information, visit www.eweek.org.
NCEES is a national nonprofit organization composed of engineering and surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An accredited standards developer with the American National Standards Institute, NCEES develops, scores, and administers the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the United States. NCEES also provides services facilitating professional mobility for licensed engineers and surveyors. Its headquarters is located in Clemson, S.C.
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