Nomination period now underway for categories that include research, service, teaching excellence, and commercialization

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Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering is introducing a new awards program to recognize academic and research faculty. The 2022 College of Engineering Faculty Awards will include honorees in categories that include research, service, teaching excellence, and commercialization.

The nomination period is open until March 31. Winners will receive $2,000 and be announced later this semester.

“Georgia Tech’s engineering faculty are among the best in the world,” said Raheem Beyah, dean and Southern Company Chair. “The College of Engineering Faculty Awards are an additional way to recognize their extraordinary contributions to research, instruction, service and entrepreneurship.”

A total of eight individuals or groups, each with majority appointments within the College, will be selected for the following:

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Research Award

One faculty member in each category will be recognized for the impact of their research.

Early career (assistant professors)

Midcareer (associate or full professors)

Research faculty (any rank)

Outstanding Teaching Award

One person in each category will be honored for their outstanding impact through classroom instruction over at least a cumulative two-semester period.

Early career (assistant professors, lecturers, academic professionals)

Midcareer/senior (tenured faculty, senior/principal lecturers, senior/principal academic professionals, professors of the practice)

In addition, one winner will be selected for each of the following three awards, which are open to academic and research faculty.

Outstanding Service Award

A group or individual will be honored for their impact on the College, including impacts on groups (faculty, staff, or students) and/or culture and community.

Outstanding Achievement in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Award

An individual will be honored for their achievements through commercialization and entrepreneurship related to Georgia Tech research, as demonstrated through fundraising at a company, licensing, acquisition, and other entrepreneurial activities.

Outstanding Achievement as an Inventor Award

The award will honor an inventor and is based on their record in patenting and licensing inventions at Georgia Tech.