Established in 2006, the Medal of Excellence Awards recognize graduates of Rutgers University School of Engineering who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduation in industry, academia, government, research, or business. The areas of recognition include: Medal of Excellence for overall achievement, Distinguished Achievement in Industry, Distinguished Achievement in Research, Distinguished Young Alumnus/a, and the Dean's Award for Service. Honorees are recognized at the Medal of Excellence Awards Dinner which also serves as an opportunity to raise funds for School of Engineering scholarships.
Award and Nomination Information
Medal of Excellence
This award honors alumni or friends of the School of Engineering whose superior achievements have honorably reflected the School over the course of his or her lifetime. Recipients of this award will have an outstanding record of distinguished career accomplishments in either traditional or non-traditional engineering fields, set high standards of excellence in their careers serving as excellent role models for today’s Rutgers Engineering students, demonstrated executive managerial leadership, and pursued activities that generally benefit the greater good of society.
Faculty, staff, alumni, or friends of Rutgers University may submit nominations. Medal of Excellence 2017 nominations must be received by February 24, 2017 for appropriate consideration by the Selection Committee for this year's awards. Award recipients are asked to be present at the Engineering Awards Banquet, to be held on October 26, 2017, to accept the award in person, a condition for receiving the honor. Those nominees unable to attend the awards banquet in person will be reconsidered in subsequent years. Nominations submitted after February 24, 2017 will remain in active consideration for three years and may be updated during this time. Nominate here>>