This Award will be bestowed by the faculty of Aerospace Engineering to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding alumni, champion the Aerospace Engineering profession, create a sense of community/camaraderie within the department, and facilitate interaction/continuity with the student body and the department's alumni and corporate friends.

Nomination Categories and Criteria for Selection

  • Outstanding Young Aerospace Engineer
    These members must be alumni under the age of 40 and have shown outstanding work in their field, plus be promising leaders for the future. They must have a strong commitment and interest in the University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
  • Outstanding Aerospace Engineer
    These members must be age 40 or older, and have proven superior professional achievement, community service and service to the University. These alumni are role models for all to follow and their example of distinguished professional practice deserves recognition.
  • Distinguished Aerospace Engineering Alumni
    Members in this category are alumni who are retired or near-retirement with outstanding career records. This award recognizes sustained and meritorious contributions to engineering and engineering management.
  • Aerospace Engineering Honorary Engineering Award
    Recipients of this award are non-TAMU Aerospace Engineering Alumni who have made major contributions to the engineering profession and whose support of the TAMU Aerospace Engineering Department merits recognition.

Selection, Award, and Presentation

The faculty may typically select three to five recipients. If no deserving nominations are received, the faculty may choose to make no award recommendations. Nominees for an award in any given year will not be considered in any subsequent year unless re-nominated.

The award will consist of a brief citation/certificate/plaque attesting to the individual's own accomplishments. Awards will be presented to recipients at a special ceremony. Awards will not be presented in absentia. If a recipient is unable to attend to accept their award, their honor will be automatically held over for presentation the following year. After one hold-over year, the nominee must be re-nominated.

Nomination Information Requirements

Complete nomination information may be submitted in one of two ways: electronically using the web-based form or providing the information listed below and returning it to the address shown below. Nominations should include as much of the following as possible:

  • Full name, title, address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee
  • Category being nominated for
  • A record of professional experience and noteworthy accomplishments, especially extraordinary contributions. What has this nominee accomplished that no one else has done? Information here should support the category being nominated for.
  • Any noteworthy public or professional service accomplishments
  • Any noteworthy awards won by the candidate, along with a description of the criteria for selection or significance
  • A brief citation of 75 words or less which describes the nominee's accomplishments, contributions, etc.
  • A current vita / résumé

Restrictions on Nomination: All nominations are to be confidential. The nominee should not know that he or she is being nominated. 

Online Nominations

Nominations can be submitted by clicking the box below or emailing the above requirements to Dr. Rodney Bowersox at The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2015.

Online Nomination Form