The annual Service Award for an outstanding tenure track or professional track faculty member in the Clark School of Engineering will be presented at the winter commencement exercises. The faculty member receiving the service award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award. Nominations from students, faculty, and staff are hereby solicited.

Factors such as the following will be weighed in determining the award winner:

  • Esprit de corps
  • Innovation in courses or curricula
  • Effective service on committees, from departmental to international
  • Advising students or student groups
  • Outreach efforts to the campus and community
  • Recruitment activities, participating in open houses, alumni activities
  • Enhancing the University or School image
  • Efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the Clark School
  1. A nomination letter explaining how the candidate meets some of the above criteria, or similar.
  2. A maximum of 4 letters of support from any combination of the following.

a. Nominee’s supervisor
b. Person supervised by the nominee
c. Nominee’s peer
d. Faculty, staff, or student who has had personal experience with the the
nominee’s service activities

Note that previous nominations will be considered again for up to two additional years, and nominators have the option to withdraw or update the package. Prior recipients are not eligible to be nominated again. 

Submit a Nomination

Meet Our 2022 Recipient

Vincent Nguyen, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Vincent "Vince" Nguyen has initiated and cultivated a myriad of opportunities to serve the Clark School community and the student body. Within the  Clark School, he piloted a sustainability curriculum in the ME Capstone Design course, founded the Social/Environmental Design Impact Award aimed at inspiring and promoting socially and environmentally conscious design decisions in Capstone projects, and partnered with the Women in Engineering program to create the eMpower Tools Cam and the Get Out And Learn engineering kit that mitigated online instructional challenges disproportionately impacting under-privileged students during the pandemic. Externally, he has worked with a local non-profit “Volunteers for Medical Engineering” to provide custom assistive devices for persons with disabilities designed by the students he mentors, and then developed a high school level version of the program as part of President Pines’ e4usa initiative. Currently, Vince is part of the emerging Engineering for One Planet initiative, which is developing engineering curriculum that empowers students to tackle broad social and environmental challenges facing the world.

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Past Recipients