The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is pleased to recognize the excellence and ongoing contributions of its dedicated staff. Each staff award will include $500 and a plaque, with recognition at the annual faculty & staff celebration.
Two awards are offered:
- Dean's Outstanding Student Support Award
- Dean's Outstanding Service Award
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations.
In Spring 2020, The College of Engineering inaugurated a college level DEI award. The purpose of this award is to recognize members of our community for contributions to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) of the engineering profession both within and outside of the university. We acknowledge the contributions of two community members annually, one at the faculty/staff level and one at the undergraduate/graduate student or postdoc level.
The College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA) recognizes excellence in teaching and honors individual faculty members at each of the university’s colleges for their instructional accomplishments. The COTA was instituted as a complement to the campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. The COTA program is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the individual colleges.
College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward faculty for contributions to scholarship and the profession while being a faculty member in the College. By tradition, the Award will be presented to an untenured faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship potential.
College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward faculty for contributions to scholarship and the profession while being a faculty member in the College.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Visionary leaders in their field, recipients of this honor have reached exceptional levels of professional and personal achievement. This award recognizes distinguished leadership, service, teaching, innovation, and other exemplary accomplishments that positively impact society and the engineering profession.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Emerging leaders in the early stages of their careers, recipients of this honor are no more than ten years out from receiving their UMass Engineering PhD or no more than fifteen years out from receiving their UMass Engineering undergraduate degree. This award recognizes outstanding professional and personal achievements, and highlights the recipient’s ambitions and potential to positively impact UMass, the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.
These awards recognize the outstanding contribution of the inductees to the Engineering profession, as judged by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council and reviewed by current Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty.