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NCEES Engineering Education Award

Dordt College wins 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award

Congratulations to the Dordt College Engineering Department on winning the 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award grand prize. The department received the $25,000 award for its submission, Liberia Farm Bridge (PDF).

About the award

The NCEES Engineering Education Award recognizes college engineering programs for engaging their students in collaborative projects with licensed professional engineers. It was established to promote understanding of the value of licensure and to encourage partnerships between the engineering profession and education.

For the 2018 competition, NCEES will introduce new award categories and new award amounts to encourage a broad spectrum of engineering programs to enter and compete for a prize.

The 2018 NCEES Engineering Education Award categories are:

  • International projects
  • Community enhancement projects
  • Public welfare and health services/care projects
  • Energy and sustainability projects
  • Device/design/prototype projects
  • Freshman/sophomore design projects
  • Innovation projects

Programs entering the competition will be able to select which category best fits the intent and spirit of their project. In addition to launching new award categories, NCEES is introducing new award amounts and an increased number of possible winners.

Eight cash awards will be presented and can be used at the discretion of the winning engineering departments/colleges. NCEES encourages the winners to use the funds for the advancement of projects connecting professional practice and education.

  • Grand prize: $25,000
  • Seven awards: $10,000 each