College of Engineering Alumni Awards

History of Awards

The College of Engineering Alumni Awards were created in 1994 under the leadership of then Dean John A. White. He stated, “…being students at Georgia Tech, you have had a significant impact on the world. Those who wonder why Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering enjoys an impeccable reputation need only look at your accomplishments.” He passed the torch to Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, former Georgia Tech provost and dean, whose outstanding service to the College of Engineering led him to receive the 2006 Dean’s Appreciation Award from former Dean Don P. Giddens. As a B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. alumnus and fellow Distinguished Engineering Alumni recipient, Dr. Giddens continued this honorable awards tradition. The program is now under the leadership of Dean Gary S. May, who received his B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and is a former Distinguished Alumni recipient.

Each year, the College of Engineering recognizes, with an invitation-only induction ceremony, select alumni who have contributed to the profession, advanced in their careers, and enhanced the lives of others both personally and professionally. These outstanding alumni are reviewed by committees within each of the eight schools within the College and formally submitted for selection. The distinctive categories are listed below. For information regarding the nomination process, please send an email to alumni-awards@coe.gatech.edu.

Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award

The Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and/or service to the Institute, profession, or society at large. They are on the “fast track” and have made rapid advancement within their organizations. They have also been recognized for early professional achievements by others within their profession, field, or organization. They are considered future leaders in their profession. See all award recipients.

Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have provided distinguished contributions to the profession, field, Institute, or society at large. Candidates are highly placed executives and are actively involved in engineering or management, industry, academia, or government. See all award recipients.

Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame

Membership in the Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree or an honorary degree from Georgia Tech. Those chosen have made meritorious engineering and/or managerial contributions during their careers. See all award recipients.

 

ECE Award Recipients (2016)

Behrooz L. Abdi, Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni


Leslie Sibert, Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni

 


James R. Carreker, Engineering Hall of Fame

ECE Award Recipients (2015)
Alumnus William Allen
William H. Allen, Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni

 

Alumnus Robert Stargel
Robert N. Stargel, Jr., Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni

 

Alumnus Ken Byers
Kenneth G. Byers, Jr., Engineering Hall of Fame

 

 

Last revised May 16, 2016