Awards and Recognition

The Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award

The annual Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor conferred by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.

The PSMES Early Career Engineering Award

The PSMES Outstanding Early Career Engineering Award is sponsored by PSMES. The award is intended to recognize mechanical engineering graduates who have made exemplary contributions in the engineering profession since graduation, such as technical or research advancements, leadership contributions, academic achievements, community involvement, or humanitarian contributions.

The PSMES Outstanding Early Career Engineering Award recipients are encouraged to return to the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering to be recognized by faculty, alumni, and students for their extraordinary achievements.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519