Call for Award Nominations

The Biological & Agricultural Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education invites nominations for the 2021 Division awards.

Would you like to reward faculty for their teaching and/or scholarly activity? Now is your chance!!  All nominations are due by March 1, 2021 and must be submitted electronically to


This award recognizes evidence of outstanding teaching performance and/or scholarly achievements in engineering education that occurs unusually early in a faculty member’s professional career.

Eligibility: Tenure- or professional-track (e.g., clinical professor, lecturer, research professor) with not more than seven years’ experience post-Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree), excluding post-doctoral work, in the field of biological and/or agricultural engineering. Recipient must be an ASEE member and a member of the BAE Division at the time the award is made at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Nature of Award: Recipient will receive full early-bird registration for the upcoming ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Recipient is also asked to give an invited lecture on her or his teaching methods, philosophy, and/or accomplishments in a BAE Division-sponsored session at the same meeting.

Nomination packets must include:

  • A nomination letter (up to 3 pages) discussing why the nominee is deserving of the award. Letter should highlight the quality and quantity of educational responsibilities performed and provide evidence of excellence and impact.
  • Nominee’s vita (up to 4 pages) focused on information pertinent to the award.
  • Letters of support (up to 3) from peers and students (current and/or former).


This award recognizes an individual or group of individuals in the development and dissemination of excellent teaching materials and methods in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Eligibility: Individuals need not be members of ASEE, but preference will be given to ASEE members.

Nature of the Award: The award consists of a $500 honorarium and an inscribed plaque, which are presented during the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference.

Nomination packets must include:

  • A nomination letter (up to 3 pages) that describes the innovation and excellence of a specific teaching material or method. Letter should highlight impacts on student learning.
  • Supporting materials (curriculum, publications, teaching philosophy etc.) relevant to the specific teaching material or method.

Please contact the Division Awards Chair if you have any questions about these awards:

Alicia Modenbach, PE

Awards Chair, BAE Division of ASEE

P: 859.257.1265