Young Engineer Award

Young Engineer of the Year


1970 John Nunemaker, PE
1971 John LaPlante, PE
1972 Robert Footlik, PE
1973          Herzl B. Locks, PE
1974 Saiyed Jafri, PE
1975 Thomas Berns, PE
1976 Kenneth Bower, PE
1977 James Adrian, PE
1978          Robert A. Alvey, PE
1979          Earl S. Moldovan, PE
1980          Richard B. Helm, PE
1981          Lincoln D. Cochran, PE
1982 Emil Cook, PE
1983 G. Alan Peterson, PE
1984 Alexander S. Butkus, PE
1985 John Frauenhoffer, PE, SE
1986 Debra Royse, PE
1987 John P. Coombe, PE
1988 Mark D. Whitlock, PE
1989 Richard Kerhlikar, PE ,SE
1990 Sarh B. Steinberg, PE
1991 Reginald H. Benton, PE, SE
1992 Keith Brandau, PE, SE
1993 Lori Sommer, PE, SE
1994          Mark S. Wyle, PE, SE
1995          Pamela Broviak, PE
1996 Stuart Kemp, PE, SE
1997 Weylan Bryant, PE
1998 William Bailey, PE
1999 Jeffrey Ball, PE
2000          Susan M. Morgan, PhD, PE
2002 Brent A. Porfilio, PE
2003 Robert E. Stanley, PE
2004 Nathan F. Schwartz, PE
2005 Jacob Wolf, PE
2006 Mike Rosborg, PE
2007 Darren E. Forgy, PE, PLS
2008 Dan Figola, PE, LEED AP
2009 Jason Frericks, PE
2010 Kelly Jo Hoffman, PE, SE
2011 Sarah M. E. Stock, PE 
2012 Ryan Mumm, PE, SE 
2013 Matt Heyen, PE 
2014 Peter Pascua, PE 
2016          Bradley Kleinmaier, PE

ISPE Young Engineer of the Year Award

Guidelines

This award recognizes a young ISPE member who has made outstanding contributions to the Engineering Profession and the community during the early years of one’s career.

Nomination Process/Method of Selection 


Any licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Engineering Intern (EI), and ISPE member in good standing, who is 35 years of age or younger as of January first in the year the award is to be presented, is eligible for nomination. The nomination shall be made either by an ISPE chapter or an individual ISPE member in good standing  Only one submission per chapter or individual member shall be allowed.

Current officers and directors of ISPE are not eligible for nomination. 

The ISPE Honor Awards Committee makes the selection of the recipient based on the following criteria: 

  • Collegiate educational and extra-curricula achievements
  • Professional society activities, positions held, and achievements
  • Technical society activities, positions held, and achievements
  • Community and humanitarian activities, positions held, and achievements
  • Career positions and responsibilities after completion of Baccalaureate degree
  • Engineering career achievements 

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Nomination Format 
Complete nomination packets shall not exceed 10 8-1/2” by 11” pages. Submissions must include the attached Nomination Form as the cover page, including the nominee’s signature. This form and all accompanying sheets – except for supporting documentation -- shall be typed in 11-point Arial font. Supporting pages shall identify to which of the seven criteria categories each applies. Lastly, please provide a statement of 500 words or less, which is suitable to be used as a press release that provides an overview of the nominee’s achievements and summarizes why the nominee is deserving of this award. Provide at least two media outlets to which this statement should be sent if the nominee is selected for this award. 

Deadline and Submission 
Nomination packets must be e-mailed no later than March 31 to info@IllinoisEngineer.com in the year for which the nomination applies. Nominations will not be carried forward to a subsequent year. 

Award Presentation
The award will be presented at the ISPE Annual Conference (usually conducted in July).

Criteria

Minimum Requirements 
The nominee shall be 35 years of age or younger as of January first in the year for which the award is to be presented. 

Although registration as an EI by the nominee is satisfactory, licensure as a Professional Engineer  will be given greater consideration. 

The nominee must be a ISPE member in good standing.  

Evaluation Criteria 
The Honor Awards Committee members will evaluate the nominee based on the seven criteria categories and score each with a maximum amount of points based on the following table. 

Criteria Category 
10 points -  Collegiate educational and extra-curricular achievements
20 points -  Professional society activities, positions held, and achievements
15 points -  Technical society activities, positions held, and achievements
15 points -  Community and humanitarian activities, positions held, and achievements
15 points -  Career positions after completion of Baccalaureate degree
25 points -  Engineering career achievements
100 - Total for all categories

Basis for Nomination 

  A. Collegiate educational and extra-curricular achievements

Include undergraduate and post-graduate degree(s) with institution, major(s), and date for each degree; honorary societies; scholastic awards; organizations in which the nominee participated, and any other activities deemed relevant to this category.  


B. Professional society activities, positions held, and achievements 

These should include any non-technical organizations (e.g. NSPE, SWE, NSBE, and SHPE) at the national, state, and local level. Include affiliations, positions held, awards received, notable achievement, etc.


C. Technical society activities, positions held, and achievements 

Representative organizations in this category include the founding societies (e.g. ASCE, ASME, and IEEE) and any others for which the nominee’s technical prowess is applicable. Include affiliations, positions held, awards received, notable achievement, etc. 

D. Community and humanitarian activities, positions held, and achievements

This category includes a wide swath of organizational activities, including service organizations, scouting, governmental service, religious organizations, and others intended to assist people and/or improve quality of life. Include affiliations, positions held, awards received, and noteworthy achievements with explanation of each’s significance in the particular activity, etc. 

E. Career positions after completion of Baccalaureate degree 

Include each employer, location, dates of employment. Describe nominee’s position(s) with each employer and your responsibilities, e.g. number of persons supervised, size of budget managed, and types of duties.

F. Engineering career achievements

Describe nominee’s accomplishments in each employment experience and the significance of them. Include customer/client feedback that reflects nominee’s value. Provide information about patents either awarded or pending, awards for work performed or results achieved, and any other information that enhances the nominee’s worthiness for this award. Note this is the most significant category for scoring.