NCEES Engineering Award


In 2009, NCEES introduced this award to recognize college engineering programs for engaging their students in collaborative projects with licensed professional engineers.

The NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education was established to promote understanding of the value of licensure and to encourage partnerships between the engineering profession and education.

2016 call for submissions

EAC/ABET-accredited programs from all engineering disciplines are invited to submit projects that integrate professional practice and education. Projects must be in progress or completed by March 14, 2016. All projects must be received electronically by May 2, 2016.


The NCEES Engineering Award includes six cash awards.

  • Grand prize: $25,000
  • Five awards: $7,500 each

Use of the funds awarded is at the discretion of the winning engineering departments/colleges. NCEES encourages their use for the advancement of projects connecting professional practice and education.

The grand prize winner will be recognized at the NCEES annual meeting in August 2016. All award-winning submissions will be exhibited at the event and featured on the NCEES website, in NCEES publications, and in other related professional publications.

How to enter

Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2016 NCEES Engineering Award.

Promotional Materials

Download the 2015 Engineering Award book (PDF)

Download the 2016 brochure (PDF)

Download the 2016 poster (PDF)