ISPE’s highest award given to an individual. Presented to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare and /or humankind. Must be a PE. Will be considered for nomination to NSPE for the NSPE award.
Criteria / Method of Selection
Candidates shall be licensed engineers whose civic, professional, or technical contributions have included outstanding service to the engineering profession, to the public welfare, and/or human kind and / or whose special contributions to ISPE have been in areas of administration, communications, professional development, public relations, legislative affairs, liaison society development, or other areas promoting the social, economic, and professional interests of engineers. Officers and directors if ISPE and NSPE are ineligible. Nominations may be submitted by any ISPE member or chapter, and the submission must be approved by the candidate’s chapter. The ISPE winner will be considered for nomination to NSPE for the NSPE Award. NSPE does not limit a state society to the approval of a single candidate.
The ISPE Honors and Awards Committee makes the selection of the winner, weighing the following particulars:
- The candidate’s professional integrity is beyond question.
- The professional reputation is more than local in character.
- The undertaking or services upon which the award is based are in high order.
- There is more than an ordinary relationship between the undertaking of services and the public welfare, the military affairs of the country, and the good of humankind.
Criteria Used in Judging
10 points - Memberships in both technical and non-technical organizations
20 points - Service to the Profession
10 points - Service to his/her community and for the benefit of human kind
20 points - Honors or awards bestowed (including national awards)
10 points - National technical, professional or non-professional offices held
15 points - Regional, national, or international activities of unique quality
15 points - Special national or international advisory assignments
100 Potential Points
Cover Sheet including the following
- Name of the Award
- Name of the Nominee
- Email Address of the Nominee
- Home Address of the Nominee
- Business Address of the Nominee
- Licensure Status - State(s) and License Number(s)
- Nomination Submitted by
- Submitter’s Telephone number / Email Address
- Submitters Chapter
Basis for Nomination
Please type on no more than 12 8.5" x 11" pages in 11-pt Arial font. Each category below should begin on a separate page.
A. Memberships in professional, technical, and other organizations, including offices held.
This category should include current memberships in any organizations related to the Engineering Profession at the international, national, state, and local levels; Offices held
B. Achievement and Service to the Engineering Profession.
currently or in the past with such organizations should be listed along with significant achievements while in such positions.
This category will be evaluated on the basis of a broad range of achievements in both technical and organizational ways that have advanced the well-being of the global population or portions thereof. Enhancement of the reputation of the Engineering Profession with stakeholders outside the Profession, e.g. the Public, governmental entities, and the educational community, should be documented with specific examples to enhance the evaluators’ appreciation of the nominee’s worthiness.
C. Service to the community and humanitarian activities, including key positions held, significant achievements for the public welfare, and other pertinent information.
In judging the worthiness of a nominee for this most prestigious recognition awarded by NSPE, the evaluators are looking for significant items that differentiate the nominee and reinforce the proposition that the nominee has had a long-term and significantly favorable impact on the Engineering Profession, society, and/or the global economy.
This category addresses areas of achievement that are not directly related to the Engineering Profession. Include affiliations, positions held, and notable achievements with explanation of
each’s significance in the particular activity.
D. Honors, awards, and other laudatory recognition from any source.
Recognition from any source that acknowledges the achievements of the nominee should be presented. Particular emphasis will be accorded such recognition on the international or national level. The reputation of the source of the honor will also be considered.
E. Special advisory assignments.
Individuals who have demonstrated highly developed technical, professional and leadership skills are frequently asked to undertake these types of special assignments. Cite the specific activity, how the nominee became involved, and the impact of the nominee’s contributions. Emphasis should be made of engagements that go beyond the borders of the United States.
Summary & Media Outlets
Please provide a statement of 500 words or less, which is suitable to be used in a press release that provides an overview of the nominee's achievements and summarizes why the nominee is deserving of this award.
Please provide at least two media outlets to which a press release should be sent if the nominee is selected for this award.