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Honors, Awards, and Professional Societies

Awards and Prizes

Awards and prizes presented by the Grove School of Engineering are listed below. For detailed information on these and on other award opportunities, contact Assistant Dean Rawlins Beharry, 212-650-8040, Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.

Association of Old Crows Award
Engineering Alumni Awards
Engineering SEEK Scholars Award
Engineering Student Support Award
Theodore Charros Scholarship
GEM Fellowships
Donald Griff Scholarships
Grove Foundation Scholarship
Paul A. Karmel Memorial Award in Electrical Engineering
Rose Lederman Scholarship
Sam and Clara Linder Scholarship
Patell Memorial Award in Chemical Engineering
Pope, Evans, and Robbins Scholarships
Judith Resnick Award
Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship
David B. Steinman Awards

Honor Societies

Tau Beta Pi is the United States Engineering Honor Society. Seniors and juniors in the top fifth and top eighth of their respective classes are eligible for election under rigorous standards of scholarship, character, leadership, and service to the School. Honor societies for individual disciplines have chapters in most of our Engineering departments.

Eta Kappa Nu is the national electrical engineering honor society, which has for its purpose the reward and stimulation of high scholarship and professional achievement. Outstanding senior and junior students are eligible for membership; election is based on unimpeachable character and undoubted ability, as evidenced by scholarship.

Chi Epsilon is the national civil engineering honor society. Juniors and seniors in the top third of their respective classes are eligible for membership; election is also based on character, practicality, and sociability.

Omega Chi Epsilon is the national chemical engineering honor society. Membership is limited to students who have completed a substantial number of chemical engineering credits and have demonstrated a high level of scholastic achievement and excellent character.

Golden Key International Honor Society is an academic honors organization recognizing scholastic achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study.

Professional Societies and Organizations

Student chapters of the following societies have been formed: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Broad-based engineering organizations on campus include the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Latin American Engineering Student Association-Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (LAESA-SHPE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). During each semester, lectures are delivered before these societies by prominent professionals; students are also encouraged to present their own papers. In addition to these professional and technical societies, the Grove School of Engineering sponsors a Concrete Canoe Club, open to all Grove students. For more information of these engineering student organizations, contact Assistant Dean Rawlins Beharry, 212-650-8040, Chair of the Engineering Students Council of Presidents and Leaders. 

National engineering societies offer students substantial competitive awards for papers, oral and poster presentations, and design competitions on certain specified topics. Other competitive awards for research are offered to graduates by these societies.