Awards

The PSW Section makes faculty and student awards on an annual basis.

The awards deadline is always January 15th.

Section Outstanding Teaching Award:  This award is given by each ASEE section, with support, where possible, from local industry. The award, which focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching. The award consists of a certificate, prepared by ASEE National Headquarters, and an appropriate honorarium, where possible, presented by the local section. Each section shall determine its own level of the honorarium and fund the honorarium from its Banking and Accounting Services System fund. Presentations are made at the section annual meeting with notation in the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet Program.

Section Outstanding Two Year College Teaching Award: The award, which focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching at a two year college.

Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award:  The Campus Liaison Board of ASEE has initiated this award in order to recognize those ASEE Campus Representatives who have achieved excellence in their roles as the Society’s representative on campus. The ASEE Campus Representative acts as a liaison to help determine members interests and reactions to Society programs and publications, to stimulate interest among the faculty in section and national meetings and to promote individual membership and involvement. This award is bestowed annually upon those ASEE Campus Representatives who have demonstrated staunch support for ASEE on their campuses. The award consists of a certificate to the ASEE Campus Representative selected from each section and is presented at the section meeting.

PSW Section Undergraduate Student Award: The purpose of the award is to recognize undergraduate engineering or engineering technology students who demonstrate strong achievement in design projects, research, community service, and/or education-related activities.

PSW Section Graduate Student Award: The purpose of the award is to provide recognition of engineering or engineering technology graduate students who demonstrate a strong commitment to education in engineering-related fields.

Section Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award: The award, which focuses on outstanding classroom performance, recognizes teachers of engineering and engineering technology students and serves as an incentive to make further significant contributions to teaching.  Tenure track and non-tenure track educators who are no more than five years into their first faculty positions are eligible.

Additional Information:

Section Outstanding Teaching Award

2020 — Paul M Nissenson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2019 — Gisele Ragusa, University of Southern California
2018 — Mariappan Jawaharlal, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2017 — Rose-Margeret Itua, Ohlone College
2016 — Amelito G. Enriquez, Cañada College
2015 — Kamran Abedini, Cal Poly Pomona
2014 — Behzad Razavi, UCLA
2013 — Avelino Eduardo Saez, University of Arizona
2012 — Taufik Taufik, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2011 — Erik Dunmire, College of Marin
2010 — Trevor Harding, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2009 — Thomas Impelluso, San Diego State University
2008 — No award given this year
2007 — John Tester, Northern Arizona University
2006 — Paul Blowers, University of Arizona
2005 — No award given this year
2004 — No award given this year*
2003 — Thomas Piechota, University of Nevada, Los Vegas
2002 — Kurt Colvin – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
2001 — Eric Wang – University of Nevade, Reno
2000 — Gregg Fiegel – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
1999 — Debra Larson – Northern Arizona University
1998 — Kimberly Ogdon, University of Arizona
1997 — Chandra S. Brahman, Fresno State
1998 — Faculty Awards | pdf
1997 — Faculty Awards | pdf

*Fellowship awards given this year to defray cost of travel for the 2004 ASEE PSW Conference hosted by University of the Pacific

Section Outstanding Community/Two Year College Teaching/Educator Award

2020 —
2019 — No award given this year
2018 — No award given this year
2017 — No award given this year
2016 — No award given this year
2015 — Bruce Mayer (Chabot College)
2014 — Elizabeth Rozell (Bakersfield College)
2013 — Ann-Marie Vollstedt (Truckee Meadows Community College)
2012 — Dominic Dal Bello (Allan Hancock College)
2011 — Erik Dunmire (College of Marin)
2010 — Kate Disney (Mission College)
2009 — Nicholas Arnold (Santa Barbara City College)
2008 — Amelito Enriquez (Canada College)
2007 — No award given this year
2006 — No award given this year
2005 — No award given this year
2004 — No award given this year
2003 — Jeffrey Jones (Cuesta College)
2002 — No award given this year
2001 — Jo-Ann Panzardi (Cabrillo College)
2000 — Vince Bertsch (Santa Rosa Junior College)
1999 — Albert Ickstadt (San Diego Mesa College)
1998 — Keith Level (Santa Barbara City College)
1997 — Robert Stevenson (East Los Angeles College)

Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award

2020 — Paul M Nissenson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2019 — Camilla Saviz (University of the Pacific)
2018 — Brian Self (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
2017 — waiting to hear back from Nim Marayong was 2016/2017 ASEE PSW Chair
2016 — Brian Self (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
2015 — waiting to hear back from Amir Rezaei was 2014/2015 ASEE PSW Chair
2014 — waiting to hear back from Reza Raeisi was 2013/2014 ASEE PSW Chair
2013 — waiting to hear back from Amelito Enriquez was 2012/2013 ASEE PSW Chair
2012 — waiting to hear back from Eric Wang was 2011/2012 ASEE PSW Chair
2011 — Amir Rezaei (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
2010 — No award given this year
2009 — No award given this year
2008 — No award given this year
2007 — No award given this year
2006 — No award given this year
2005 — No award given this year
2004 — No award given this year
2003 — Sima Parisay (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
2002 — Allen Plotkin (San Diego State University)
2001 — Sima Parisay (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
1999 — Paul Rainey (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Section Outstanding Student Award

2020 —  Bill Mhass Mansiantima (UC, Irvine), Alize Hall [Undergraduate] (confirming campus), & Alena Raymond [Graduate] (UC, Davis)
2019 — Sonya Dick (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) &
Peter Kuetzing (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

2018 — Isabela Figueira (Santa Clara University)
2017 — Maria Quezada (Arizona State University)
2016 — Rebecca Kandell (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
2015 — Stephanie Cai (UC, Berkeley)
2014 — Matthew Vance (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)