Electrical Engineering Awards
About the Awards
The Electrical Engineering Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of the department's students, staff, and faculty. Awardees will be honored at the EE Graduation Celebration. Award categories are:
Yang Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student
Outstanding Professional Student
Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Vikram Jandhyala and Suja Vaidyanathan Endowed Innovation Award in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering students, staff and faculty can submit online nominations for these awards, accepted annually during March. Once the nomination window closes, no additional nominations will be accepted. Nominations will be reviewed by the EE Awards Committee. Award recipients are selected in early April and notified by the Electrical Engineering Chair before the end of Spring Quarter. Recipients are recognized during the UW EE Graduation Ceremony in June.
Preparing Your Nomination
To submit a nomination, please use the online nomination form.
It is recommended that you gather the following information before starting a nomination:
- Nominee’s name and contact information.
- Nomination letter: You can upload a PDF, cut-and-paste from a Word document or type directly into the space provided on the form.
Summary of Awards
Detailed nomination criteria for each award is listed on the online nomination form.
(who can be nominated)
(who can nominate)
|Yang Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student||Recognizing one UW EE doctoral student who is in their final year of study and who has conducted outstanding research in the field of electrical engineering, as evidenced by their publications or recognized by outside researchers in their field.||Faculty
(Student's Research Supervisor)
|Outstanding Professional Student||Recognizing a professional student who shows an exemplary commitment to their education by having a strong balance between their engineering career and graduate education.||Faculty, Staff|
|Outstanding Undergraduate Student||Recognizing an undergraduate student who shows an exemplary commitment to the UW Electrical Engineering department in service activities.||Faculty, Staff|
|Outstanding Staff||Recognizing one UW EE staff member who consistently exceeds expectations within the EE Department and community in general.||Faculty, Staff, Students|
|Outstanding Faculty||Recognizing a faculty member who demonstrates a clear commitment to the EE Department and community in general.||Staff, Students|
|Vikram Jandhyala and Suja Vaidyanathan Endowed Innovation Award in Electrical Engineering||One undergraduate and one graduate student in recognition of student entrepreneurial potential.||Faculty, Staff, Students|