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 22, 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:

1) 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.

2) Nominee’s vita (up to 4 pages) focused on information pertinent to the award. 3) 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:

1) 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.

2) 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