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Mike Shinn Member of the Year 2017-18Two $7,500 scholarships (one male and one female)
Pre-College Program of the Year 2017-18Awarded to an institution or program with demonstrated programmatic success in helping to prepare students for college math, science and/or engineering education. Criteria •Must demonstrate outstanding contributions to the pre-college effort •Must demonstrate the positive impact of a program with a focus on math, science or engineering •Must demonstrate significant positive impact within the community •Must demonstrate scope/reach of current programs •Must demonstrate activities supporting the NSBE mission
PCI Female Student of the Year 2017-18High school senior that has shown promise in science, math or engineering. Based on GPA, coursework, school activities, letters of recommendation. This award is accompanied by a scholarship. Verifiable acceptance into engineering/math science program at an accredited college or university is required. Criteria • Must have an equivalent of 3.0 grade point average or higher (4.0 scale) • Must demonstrate leadership activities • Must demonstrate involvement in community • Must demonstrate participation in pre-college initiative activities • Must demonstrate interest in engineering, technology, math or science • Must be a member or participant in a math, science or technology related extracurricular activity • Must provide documentation of accomplishments
Lifetime Achievement in Academia 2017-18Awarded to a seasoned academician who has exhibited career technical excellence and leadership in higher education in a career spanning several years. Criteria • Must demonstrate significant impact on technical curriculum • Must have at least 15 years of significant contribution to the academic engineering development at a particular institution (s) • Must demonstrate publications/lectures/conference contributions • Must demonstrate social/community/campus contributions • Must demonstrate activities supporting NSBE’s mission • Must hold a management level position • Must have a masters degree or higher • Must demonstrate participation in an education program designed to benefit African American students on a national or local level • Must indicate wide scope of commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) • Must provide documentation of accomplishments in his or her field • Must be (or have been) a faculty member at an institution of higher learning
Lifetime Achievement in Government 2017-18Awarded to a seasoned engineering or technical professional who has exhibited technical excellence, leadership and has made significant career contributions to his or her field over several years. Criteria • Must demonstrate work that has significantly expanded his or her industry over several years • Must have contributed significantly to the engineering profession for at least 15 years • Must demonstrate publications/lectures/conference contributions • Must demonstrate social/community contributions made by the individual • Must demonstrate activities supporting NSBE’s mission • Must hold a management level or higher position
Corporate Community Service 2017-18Awarded to a company with a demonstrated investment in the African-American community including neighborhood development, technology and advocacy. Criteria • Must demonstrate outstanding contributions to community programs • Must demonstrate pioneering initiatives in community leadership • Must demonstrate significant impact on the community • Must demonstrate scope/reach of current programs • Must demonstrate activities supporting the NSBE mission • Must indicate scope of commitment to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields • Must have exhibited community interest by encouraging African Americans to pursue careers in engineering and the sciences ments
Lifetime Achievement in Industry 2017-18Awarded to a seasoned engineering or technical professional who has exhibited technical excellence, leadership and made significant career contributions to his or her specific field over many years. Criteria • Must hold a management level position • Must demonstrate work that has significantly expanded his or her industry over several years • Must have contributed significantly to the engineering profession for at least 15 years • Must demonstrate social/community contributions, as well as publications and lectures • Must demonstrate activities supporting NSBE’s mission • Must hold a management-level or higher position
Pioneer of the Year 2017-18Awarded to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the engineering profession via innovation, patent development, etc. Criteria: • Must have created/introduced and be able to demonstrate new innovations to engineering/technology • Must provide copies of published technical articles • Must demonstrate the significant positive impact his or her innovation has had on industry • Must demonstrate social contribution made by the nominee • Must demonstrate activities supporting NSBE’s mission • Must hold a management level or higher position ssion
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017-18Awarded for outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship. Nominees must own a majority percentage of the thriving engineering or technical company and demonstrate strong financial performance. Financial report or annual report required with submission. Criteria • Must demonstrate the positive impact of a product or service on the community • Must prove ownership/principal interest • Must provide net revenue • Must provide the percentage of employees who are African-American • Must demonstrate activities supporting NSBE’s mission
Minority Engineering Program Director/Year 17/18Based on exceptional leadership of and demonstrated commitment to a university/college based program directed toward the recruitment, retention, and academic success of minority engineering students. Criteria • Must demonstrate a significant impact on their school’s engineering program • Must demonstrate programmatic development that is proactive, continual and of substantial benefit to the students • Must demonstrate pioneering/recruitment efforts • Must demonstrate activities supporting the NSBE’s mission