The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites nominations for the Alumni of the Year Award.  The award recognizes Department of Mechanical Engineering alumni who have attained outstanding achievements and success in their professions and/or have attained outstanding service to their communities.

Selection Criteria

  • Nominees must have graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.
  • Criteria for the award include professional achievements and/or personal service which may bring recognition and honor to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Utah.
  • A nominee who is unable to accept the award in a given year will be invited to accept the following year, at the discretion of the committee. If he/she is unable to accept the award in the second year, he/she will remain in consideration for subsequent years but will not be automatically selected.
  • All nominations will remain active/in consideration for three years.
  • Current University of Utah employees are not eligible for consideration.

Selection Process

  • The nominator must be an individual other than the nominee.
  • The nominator must be an individual who is not a family member of the nominee.
  • The Awards Committee (consisting of members of the External Advisory Board) will review all of the active nominations each year, and submit recommendations to the Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair (Professor Bruce Gale – for approval.

 Award Procedure and Timeline

  • Persons making nominations must submit a formal nomination letter, to the Department of Mechanical Engineering Chairman by Aug 15, 2020.
  • The nomination letter must describe distinctive and notable accomplishments in the nominee’s professional career and/or service to their communities.
  • A detailed biographical history or resume of the nominee of no more than two pages is not required, but strongly recommended.
  • Award winners will be notified at the beginning of September 2020.
  • All persons named as the award winners are required to attend the Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall Social held in October each year, where they will be honored at the event.