Alumni Awards

ECE recognizes outstanding alumni with the ECE Alumni Hall of Fame and the Outstanding Early Career Award, and the College of Engineering honors outstanding engineering graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award.

Recognizing our Pack

With more than 16,000 ECE alumni, only a select number will be chosen as recipients of the ECE Alumni Awards, making these truly noteworthy distinctions.

Nominate

To nominate one of our ECE alumni for any of the ECE awards, complete the nomination form. Nominations are accepted year-round, with the cutoff for each year’s class on June 30.

ECE Alumni Hall of Fame

We have inducted 86 exemplary alumni into our Alumni Hall of Fame since its inception in 2015, celebrating the accomplishments of our outstanding graduates who use their education to excel in a profession, career, or service.

Recipients are alumni of NC State ECE, and demonstrate professional, entrepreneurial, or service achievements in their selected industry. Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Recognized by technical organizations at a high level (e.g. IEEE fellow).

  • A significant number of influential technical publications or patents in the ECE field.

  • A successful faculty member at a College or University, e.g. leadership in a national or international research center, distinguished faculty title, or university leadership position.

  • Founder of a successful business or organization.

  • Served or serves at the senior management level in a corporation.

  • Has participated or participates at a leadership level in a nationally recognized community service organization, e.g. United Way, Red Cross, or Habitat for Humanity.

  • Recognized by a national community organization for their impact.

Hall of Fame Inductees

ECE Outstanding Early Career Award

The Outstanding Early Career Award is presented to one alum each year who has attained significant achievement early in their career and who shows promise of further contributions to the field. 

Recipients are alumni of NC State ECE, and demonstrate professional, entrepreneurial, or service achievements in their selected industry. Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Founder of a promising startup or business
  • A tenured professor at a College or University
  • Serving at a management level at a business or organization
  • Recognition from a technical organization (such as IEEE)

This award is given to those that are 40 years old or younger or graduated with a degree from NC State ECE within the past 10 years.

ECE Newsletter

The ECE Newsletter is sent out monthly to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with the most current goings-on of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

It includes major ECE news stories, upcoming events, and information on how to support the department. There are no restrictions on who can sign up for the ECE Newsletter and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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