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COE Faculty & Staff Awards

Note: clicking on the title in each section will bring you to the nomination requirements, if applicable and a list of past recipients.

  • Excellence in Mentoring Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding College of Engineering faculty and staff members for excellence in mentoring. This award is established to confer honor upon individuals whose inspiration and contributions to faculty, staff, or student development are truly significant.
  • Faculty Research Team Award
    The Award recognizes a team of College of Engineering faculty for their recent extraordinary efforts to collaborate on highly impactful and innovative team research that strongly support our College's research mission. Emphasis will be given to a newly developed research initiative, while the sustaining and/or enhancement of an existing, strong research collaboration will be considered as well. The COE team of nominees will have demonstrated the interactions among a group of faculty, which may include other researchers across the University and/or with other institutions to develop or sustain a significant research initiative that contributes to establishing the College as a prestigious research enterprise.
    This award is established to confer honor upon individuals with truly significant inspiration, dedication, and contributions to their establishment of a research initiative that enhances the reputation of the College in a timely or cutting edge research area.
  • Fostering Engineering Innovation in Education Award
    The Award recognizes outstanding College of Engineering educators for their extraordinary efforts during the past year to enhance our students’ knowledge, skills and ability to innovate as 21st century engineers. Specifically, nominees will have demonstrated fostering of technological innovation or innovative engineering design, with sustainable value for society, in undergraduate engineering courses that bridge between freshman cornerstone and capstone experiences, or in graduate courses.
  • Going the Extra Mile "GEM" Staff Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding service by administrative, support, and technical staff employees in the College of Engineering.
  • Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding College of Engineering educators for excellence in teaching and for contributions to the art of teaching. This teaching award is established to confer honor upon individuals whose inspiration and contributions to student learning are truly significant.
  • Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards an outstanding College of Engineering Cooperative Education Coordinator for excellence in preparing students for successful cooperative education experiences, developing and maintaining a rich and robust set of opportunities, and providing the support necessary for students to progressively develop education and career skills through their cooperative education experiences. This award is established to honor an individual whose inspiration and contribution to student experiential learning are truly significant.
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards College of Engineering faculty for contributions to the institution through exemplary and sustained leadership in service activities at Northeastern University. This service award is established to confer honor upon individuals, who, by their service through administrative leadership responsibilities, committee work, editorial boards, conference organization, or other activities, have positively impacted Northeastern’s academic enterprise and/or community. The awardees illustrate the important role that strong service contributions play in the life of our College and University, and in professional fields.
  • Outstanding Staff Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding service by administrative, support, and technical staff employees in the College of Engineering.
  • Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award
    The Award recognizes College of Engineering groups or teams of staff (in a unit or across units) who have collaborated and worked together on a major project or significant task in outstanding, innovative and/or unexpected ways that advances departmental goals and/or the College mission. The team successfully fostered cooperation, collaboration and open communication among students, staff, and faculty in all stages of the project/task, its members provided encouragement and support, and helped others overcome obstacles.
  • Outstanding Translational Research Award
    This Award recognizes and rewards outstanding College of Engineering researchers for accomplishments in applying research innovations to advance technology development. These research awards are established to confer honor upon individuals, who, by their contributions to their applied research, have brought recognition to themselves, the College and Northeastern University as an exemplar of our focus on experiential engineering education.
  • Rising Star Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding service by administrative, support, and technical staff employees in the College of Engineering.
  • Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award
    The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding College of Engineering researchers for accomplishments in advancing the frontiers of knowledge. These research awards are established to confer honor upon individuals, who, by their contributions to their research discipline, have brought recognition to themselves, the College and Northeastern University. The awardees illustrate the important role that research plays in a comprehensive program of engineering education.

  • Dean's Award for Meritorious Service
    The Dean’s Award for Meritorious Service was established to recognize exceptional contributions to the College of Engineering and is selected by the Dean.
  • Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students
    College of Engineering Freshman completes an evaluation form rating each of their instructors in the Freshman year. The highest scoring instructors are chosen from Engineering, Physics, Math and Chemistry to receive the award.