Each spring, Dean Aaron Bobick recognizes the school's many outstanding staff members at the Engineering Honors Ceremony. This event is held in conjunction with the departmental awards for undergraduate students; all are invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Complete the nomination form (below).
  • Attach a nomination letter — no more than one page — that explains the rationale for the nomination. 
  • Any engineering faculty and staff member or engineering student may submit a nomination (No self-nominations, please).
  • The selection committee will review nominations and consider nominations from the current academic year only. The award includes a $250 cash prize.

McKelvey Outstanding Staff Member

  • Full-time staff member who has made outstanding contributions to the school
  • Contributions must extend beyond the staff member's expected responsibilities
  • Associate deans are not eligible for this award