Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Missouri Honor Awards 

History

In the spring of 1950, Dean Huber O. Croft appointed an awards committee of the faculty of the College of Engineering to study a means of recognizing and honoring the outstanding works of alumni and their colleagues in engineering. The recommended plan is now being followed to award the ‘Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering’. The plan was officially recognized by the University of Missouri Board of Curators at its March 8, 1951, meeting.

The award is represented by a bronze medal (3 and 1/2 inches in diameter). The front of the medal is a laurel wreath encasing the words “University of Missouri” and the date. Also on the medal are the recipient’s name and the honor, “for Distinguished Service in Engineering.” On the back are the words, “Engineering Foundation, College of Engineering” and the year in which the award was made. The Columns and the Engineering Building are also depicted on the medal.

About the Award

The awards are presented the Friday evening of Engineers’ Week, typically in mid-March. For each recipient the citation is read, the award is presented and a response is given. The presentation of up to five awards per year may be considered. Both technical organizations and individuals are eligible to receive the awards. Nominations for the awards are received and reviewed by an awards committee of previous recipients. The committee recommends nominations to the faculty for approval. The nominations are then submitted to the MU Chancellor for final approval. The Dean contacts the approved nominees and determines their ability to receive the award and participate in the ceremony.

Nomination Criteria and Form

The award is a means of recognizing and honoring the outstanding contributions of alumni and colleagues in engineering.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • Exceptional efforts by an individual or an organization to foster the professional development of young engineering college graduates,
  • Exceptional ability in the planning and direction of significant and important projects in technical engineering,
  • Exceptional contributions by an individual to technical engineering knowledge, and/or
  • Exceptional contributions by an individual or an organization to insure and enhance the success of the college and its students

To receive consideration, nominations must include:

  1. A completed nomination form
  2. A personal endorsement of the nominee
  3. At least two endorsement letter(s) from colleagues or peers
  4. The nominee’s resume or vita

Nominees must have credentials and accomplishments consistent with the above criteria. Incomplete nominations will not be eligible for consideration. Prior to nominations made during the past two years may be considered.

 MUEAO Citation of Merit Award 

It is important we recognize MU Engineering Alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of engineering and MU. Since 1984, during Engineers’ Week in March, the MU Engineering Alumni Organization has honored one distinguished engineering alumnus or alumna who has made a significant impact to the engineering profession and/or MU.

You are requested to nominate one of MU’s outstanding alumni. That person might be a mentor at work, a client, a contractor or a colleague in the industry. Please take a moment and recognize that person’s efforts and show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 MU Engineering Alumni Organization Citation of Merit Award. This exclusive award is presented at the College of Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner. Criteria are as follows:

  • Nominee must be a MU College of Engineering graduate.
  • Nominee has made noteworthy contributions to the engineering profession and/or the MU College of Engineering.
  • Nominee is not presently on faculty or staff at MU.
  • Nominee must be able to accept this award in person at the College of Engineering Awards Banquet at MU.
  • Nominee is not a previous recipient of the Citation of Merit

How to nominate

  • Nominations are accepted from any MU Engineering alumnus.
  • A call for nominations is made in late summer/early fall with a winter deadline.

Click here for the 2018 Nomination Form

Send questions and nomination forms to: umcengrdev@missouri.edu

  • MU College of Engineering, Advancement Office
  • Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211-2200

Distinguished Alumni Award

James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award

The MU College of Engineering seeks to recognize individuals and/or entities who distinguish themselves in service to the College. The extraordinary activities of these individuals/entities will be consistent with the mission of the College to educate engineers, create leaders and develop entrepreneurs in a research and interdisciplinary environment.

Criteria:

  • Exceptional efforts (service) by an individual or an organization to assist the College of Engineering in fulfilling its mission of educating engineers, creating leaders and developing entrepreneurs in a research and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Exceptional ability in the planning and direction of significant and important projects consistent with the mission of the College of Engineering.
  • Exceptional contributions by an individual or an organization through its resources, i.e., time commitments, professional expertise, financial support, etc.

 To receive consideration, nomination(s) must include:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A personal endorsement of the nominee
  • At least two endorsement letters from colleagues or peers
  • The nominee’s resume or vita

A call for nominations is made in late spring / early summer with a deadline of late summer/early fall. Incomplete nominations will not be eligible for consideration. When applicable, prior nominations made during the past two years may be considered.

Diversity Awards 

The College of Engineering will recognize exemplary students, faculty or staff whose efforts toward diversity and inclusion in the College, on campus and in the community have served as a role model for their peers.

Two awards will be given at the Discover Diversity Banquet in May.

  • The Pioneer in Diversity Award will be awarded to a faculty or staff member
  • The Trailblazer in Diversity Award will be awarded to a student

Nominations

More information on nominations will be available in Spring 2018.

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