IACEE Awards

IACEE presents three awards at each World Conference, the next one being the IACEE 2018 World Conference in Monterrey, Mexico. The nomination process for the 2018 awards will open in 2017. If you’d like to nominate an individual or a company, you will have an opportunity to do so when the nomination process opens. Nominations are collected and handled confidentially by the awards committee, and award recipients are selected by the awards committee. Information about each award, including eligibility requirements, is available below. If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Schrey-Niemenmaa.

 

  1. IACEE Award for Individual Leadership in Continuing Engineering Education given In Memory of Joseph M. Biedenbach

    Dr. Joseph M. (Joe) Biedenbach was one of three American CEE leaders who “invented” the series of World Conferences on CEE that was begun in Mexico City in 1979. Joe had a distinguished career in CEE and used his outstanding talent as a visionary, conference organizer, and friend to have a major impact on CEE from the sixties through the early nineties in ASEE, IEEE, and IACEE. Probably no other figure in CEE in the US was as beloved as Joe and as respected for his selfless giving to the profession. Joe’s activity in creating the World Conferences led to the founding of IACEE at the Fourth WCCEE in Beijing in 1989. His last professional position was as a Chaired Professor of Continuing Engineering Education at the University of South Carolina, where he died suddenly in April, 1990 at the age of 63. Shortly thereafter, IACEE honored his memory by naming its only award (at that time) after him.
     

  2. IACEE Award for Corporate Leadership in Continuing Engineering Education given in Memory of Glen L. Martin

    Dr. Glen L. Martin was the first Industrial Organizations & Companies representative to serve on the IACEE Council after the founding of IACEE in Beijing in 1989. Glen had a long career in engineering education that included serving as Dean of Engineering at San Diego State University. Glen was a “warrior” for the establishment of closer ties between industry and academe, a passion that led him to become Director of Professional Development for the engineering consulting firm CH2MHill. He died suddenly at age 59 while attending the IACEE Council Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1991. The Council subsequently chose to honor his memory by naming IACEE’s principal corporate award after him.
     

  3. IACEE Fellow Award
     

IACEE Award for Individual Leadership in Continuing Engineering Education given In Memory of Joseph M. Biedenbach


 
Objectives:

  1. To honor an individual at the World Conferences on Continuing Engineering Education, who, by example, has demonstrated individual world-class leadership in developing and/or promoting continuing engineering education.

  2. To promote continuing engineering education worldwide by honoring an exemplary individual practitioner.  

  3. To honor the memory of Joseph M. Biedenbach, one of the three principal founders of the series of World Conferences on CEE that began in 1979 and a founding member of IACEE in 1989, whose demonstrated tireless efforts to promote continuing engineering education spanned his career.

This is an award made to an individual, who:

  1. is known as a role model in continuing engineering education development ;

  2. has shown great personal involvement in the development of CEE;

  3. is expected to give a plenary lecture at the WCCEE. 

Criteria:
Following are the criteria against which an individual candidate for this award might be measured.  Nominees need not meet every criterion; the following are merely guidelines.  However, any nominee must agree to support criterion #(10) if selected as the awardee.

  1. Demonstrable commitment to CEE, support for CEE, and participation in CEE;

  2. Demonstrates vision about how professional development is a part of a life-long career;

  3. Demonstrates the individual’s role and responsibility in the improvement of the work environment, products, services and processes, by means of professional development;

  4. Encourages others to demonstrate commitment to CEE, support for CEE, and participation in CEE. Demonstrates a willingness to share knowledge with colleagues and other stakeholders;

  5. Active participation in international and national societies and educational networks;

  6. Reputation for high quality, world-class presentations and workshops focusing on CEE;

  7. Demonstrable encouragement and support to employers and individuals for CEE via education, training and job rotation;

  8. Innovative use of social media and other technologies for educational purposes to reach all appropriate stakeholders;

  9. Demonstrates continuous empathy with and encouragement of quality improvement in professional development;

  10. The recipient shall agree to attend the World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education and, during a featured session, to present his/her thoughts, views, experience and reflections on the development of CEE, as highlighted in objective c above.

 
Administration:

  1. Nominator(s) must be an IACEE member(s), but it is not necessary for the nominee to be an IACEE member. It is hoped that any individual who receives the award and who is a non-member will become a member of IACEE.

  2. An award need not be made if the Awards Committee judges the nominees not to be worthy recipients.

  3. This IACEE Award recipient is also eligible to receive compensation for travel to and lodging at the site of the World Conference.

  4. A written case for support must be prepared and submitted to the IACEE Council for consideration. 


IACEE Award for Corporate Leadership in Continuing Engineering Education, 
given in Memory of Glen L. Martin

 

 
Objectives:

  1. To honor a company at each World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, whose support for continuing engineering education demonstrates world-class leadership and whose continuing engineering education practices and programs serve as models for companies throughout the world;

  2. To promote continuing engineering education worldwide by honoring exemplary practitioner companies;

  3. To honor the memory of Glen L. Martin, a founding corporate member of IACEE, whose tireless efforts to promote corporate involvement in engineering education spanned his career. 

Criteria:
The criteria against which corporate candidates for the award should be measured are listed below.  Nominees need not meet every criterion; the following are merely guidelines for comparison of the pool of nominees.  However, any nominee must agree to support criterion #(14) if selected as the awardee. 

  1. Demonstrable top management commitment to CEE, support for CEE, and participation in CEE;

  2. CEE programs demonstrate vision and are linked to and integrated with corporate strategy, thus promoting continuous improvement to products and services;

  3. Willingness to share high quality programs with other companies, particularly suppliers and customers;

  4. Active participation in IACEE and the company’s regional CEE professional societies (ACEECIS, AEESCA, AEESEAP, AFTE, ANSTI, ASEE, CACEE, CCEO, JSEE, SEFI, UPADI, etc.);

  5. Reputation for high quality, world-class programs, together with leadership and innovation in program development and delivery;

  6. Developing good opportunities for on-job learning and continuous development, by systematic job rotation and analysis of failures to promote learning;

  7. Defined percentage of corporate revenue reserved for education and training;

  8. Demonstrated partnership with academic suppliers of CEE;

  9. Evidence of a corporate culture of willingness to release people at all levels for education and training;

  10. Application of educational technologies to reach all appropriate employees;

  11. Evaluations of programs routinely conducted, with consistently good results;

  12. Feedback from evaluation instruments continuously used to refine and improve programs;

  13. Programs periodically undergo structured reviews for applicability to current problems and for revision;

  14. As a condition of accepting this award, the recipient organization shall agree to send a high-level representative to present and discuss its CEE program to an international audience during a featured session of the World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education.

 Administration:

  1. Nominator(s) must be IACEE member(s) but it is not necessary for the nominee to be an IACEE member. It is hoped that any non-member company that receives the award will become a member of IACEE;

  2. An award need not be made if the Awards Committee or Council judges the nominees not to be worthy recipients;

  3. A written case for support must be prepared and submitted to the IACEE Council for consideration.



IACEE Fellow Award

Objectives:

  1. To recognise no more than two individuals in any biennium who have given sustained and outstanding service over an extended period and have pro-actively advanced/supported the development of IACEE.

Criteria:

  1. Following are the criteria against which candidates for the award should be measured. Nominees need not meet every criterion; the following are merely guidelines for comparison of the pool of nominees.

  2. Demonstrable commitment to IACEE, exemplified by periods serving on Council, or extended membership recruitment, instigated a major new initiative

  3. Achieved major progress for IACEE by undertaking a significant and clearly defined task, which has resulted in important outcomes for the Association.

  4. Offering training, mentoring, advice to other, e.g. new IACEE members, to help them become more effective.

  5. Openness and willingness to share and carry out responsibility on approaches, experience etc. with other members.


Administration:

  1. The nominator(s) and nominee must both be IACEE members.

  2. A written case for support must be prepared and submitted to the IACEE Council for consideration.

  3. The award winner will be presented with a certificate at the WCCEE, which will cite if this can clearly be identified, the reason why the individual has been elected to a Fellowship

  4. It is not anticipated that the award winner will need to make a presentation.

  5. No financial benefits will accrue from being a Fellow, but neither will membership fees change.