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2016 NCEES Engineering Education Award winners

Grandprize winner

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction is the grand prize winner of the 2016 NCEES Engineering Education Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met June 7, 2016, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the top prize for its submission, 888 Boylston Street-Interdisciplinary Team Design (PDF). For the project, electrical, structural, and mechanical engineering students worked as part of a team that also included licensed faculty, more than 50 licensed professional engineers and architects from industry, and many other allied professionals who served as mentors for the students. The team designed a proposed 17-story mixed-use high-rise building; the main guideline was for the building to be energy efficient according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers standards.

The jury praised the project for its strong interaction with professional engineers as well as improving the quality of life in this community.

Additional winners

The jury selected five additional winners to receive awards of $7,500 each:

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Education Award book

Download the NCEES Engineering Education Award book (PDF), a publication that highlights each year’s winning projects.