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Individual Awards

The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community.

If you missed our training session, both the PowerPoint presentation and recording are available below.

Individual Awards Submission Details

Deadline:  March 31, 2016
Apply: Download the Individual Awards Packet
Questions:
 awards@swe.org
2016 Individual Awards Training: 

SWE is launching a new application for submitting 2016 Individual Awards packages. The new application allows nominators to submit a complete package online. Nominators can upload files and edit their package up until the deadline. Simply create a single login and submit one or more award packages. 

**Links to individual award nomination forms can be found in the award tabs below**

Listen to a recording of our recent individual awards training webinar.

 

Individual Awards Overview

The highest award given by the Society of Women Engineers. It is presented annually to a woman who has made an outstanding technical contribution for at least twenty (20) years of time in a field of engineering. Her academic training may be in either science or engineering. Apply for this award. 

Honors an individual who has demonstrated professional excellence in their chosen STEM field and has proven to be an advocate of women in engineering and SWE’s objectives. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually.Apply for this award.

Presented to a woman who has made significant contributions to the engineering profession, and has at least twenty (20) years professional experience and ten (10) years’ experience as a full-time or emeritus engineering educator. Apply for this award.

presented to a woman who has made significant contributions to the engineering profession, and has at least twenty (20) years professional experience and ten (10) years’ experience as a full-time or emeritus engineering educator.  

Recognizes a SWE member or associate member who has made a significant contribution(s) to the Society of Women Engineers for at least twenty (20) years, especially at the local and regional levels, or on Society-level committees. This award is intended to recognize members whose involvement has been focused in areas not recognized by other SWE individual awards or member grade. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually. Only SWE Members are eligible for this award. Apply for this award.

Honors any woman engineer who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments, and has 10 to 15 years of cumulative engineering experience. A maximum of ten (10) awards will be made annually. Apply for this award.

Honor conferred on SWE members with at least twenty (20) years of membership “in recognition of continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession.” Only SWE Members are eligible for this award. Apply for this award.

The Global Leadership Award honors a person with at least fifteen (15) years professional experience who has worked in and led an internationally based engineering, scientific or technology-based business or organization, and in doing so, serves as a role model to women engineers and technologists worldwide. A maximum of three (3) awards may be presented annually. Apply for this award.

Awarded to a geographically diverse team making outstanding technical contributions in the field of engineering and/or technical management demonstrating innovative thinking to overcome global challenges.  It is presented annually to a team with women in technical leadership roles that meets or exceeds project objectives. Apply for this award.

Recognizes a woman who has charted her own path throughout her career, providing leadership in technology fields and professional organizations along the way. The ideal candidate must demonstrate outstanding leadership in her organization, exhibit a clear understanding of how her career path contributed to her achievements, work to enrich the conversation of what it means to be a successful woman in STEM, and demonstrate activities supporting SWE’s mission, and have between fifteen (15) and twenty (25) years of experience. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually. Apply for this award.

recognizes a woman who has charted her own path throughout her career, providing leadership in technology fields and professional organizations along the way. The ideal candidate must demonstrate outstanding leadership in her organization, exhibit a clear understanding of how her career path contributed to her achievements, work to enrich the conversation of what it means to be a successful woman in STEM, and demonstrate activities supporting SWE’s mission, and have between fifteen (15) and twenty (25) years of experience. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually.   

Established in 1986 to honor SWE’s Dr. Judith A. Resnik, NASA Mission Specialist on the ill-fated Challenger space shuttle flight on January 28, 1986. It is awarded only as merited for visionary contributions to space exploration to individuals with at least ten (10) years of service. This award acknowledges a specific engineering breakthrough or achievement that has expanded the horizons of space exploration. Apply for this award.

Celebrates and recognizes a man or company who has contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in the engineering field. A maximum of three (3) awards may be presented annually. Apply for this award.

Honors a person who has contributed to the advancement of women by mentoring those around them. The individual will have made a difference in the lives of many by affecting women at a variety of levels ranging from high school through more senior levels in relation to their position. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually. Apply for this award.

Recognizes a woman with at least twenty (20) years’ of experience, who has succeeded in rising within her organization to a significant management position such that she is able to influence the decision making process and has created a nurturing environment for other women in the workplace. This award is endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation. Apply for this award.

Honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations (SWE) and the community, in the first ten (10) years of their career.  A maximum of ten (10) awards may be presented annually.  Only SWE Members are eligible for this award. Apply for this award.

Honors an individual who has been instrumental in establishing a landmark program for his or her organization to improve the ability of women engineers and other employees to integrate or balance work and family responsibilities. In so doing, he or she has demonstrated recognition of the need for employees to integrate work, family and personal interests. Apply for this award.

Bestowed upon SWE collegiate members with at least two (2) years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus. The nominator of this award must be a SWE Collegiate Member, Collegiate Section Faculty Advisor, or a SWE Member in good standing. A maximum of ten (10) awards will be given annually. Only SWE Collegiate Members are eligible for this award. Apply for this award.

Bestowed upon a leader who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as an advisor. The nominator must be a SWE Professional or Collegiate Member in good standing and belong to the section the Faculty Advisor currently advises. Apply for this award.

bestowed upon a leader who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as an advisor.  The nominator must be a SWE Professional or Collegiate Member in good standing and belong to the section the Faculty Advisor currently advises.  

Bestowed upon a member who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as a Counselor. The nominator must be a SWE Collegiate Member in good standing or a Faculty Advisor and belong to the section the SWE Counselor currently advises. Apply for this award.

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