The New Faces of Engineering strives to promote the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on society. The campaign is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by:
• Putting faces to what has often been referred to as “the stealth profession”;
• Showing a group of young, diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone;
• Encouraging high school students to study engineering in college.
Criteria for Recognition
• Engineers 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2013, are the focus of the recognition program.
• Nominees must have a degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited U.S. college or university, or from an equivalent international educational institution. Degrees in engineering technology, science, computer science, and similar disciplines do not qualify; a degree in computer engineering is acceptable.
• New Faces of Engineering is not a competition or an awards program. New Faces of Engineering recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines. However, nominees must be a member of an Engineers Week Diversity Council Founding or Affiliate Partner. See Attachment A for a list of these Partners.
The Engineers Week New Faces review committee will select one nominee from the pool submitted by the Diversity Council Partners to be among those featured as New Faces in USA TODAY or other national media.
In an effort to more fully recognize ALL Diversity Council members’ nominees, in addition to including a Diversity Council nominee in the national print ad, NEWF will design a “print-ready” ad (for print or electronic
media) which includes ALL the Diversity Council nominees (one per member). NEWF will distribute this additional ad to all Steering Committee and Diversity Council members and ask that it be included in members’ Engineers Week publications and other venues.
The top individual New Faces will be featured in a full-page ad in USA TODAY or other national media during Engineers Week, February 16-22, 2014. Each photo will be captioned with the engineer’s name, Society membership, and a brief statement of that individual’s accomplishments as they relate to the public welfare.
The top nominee from the Diversity Council will also be identified as representing the Diversity Council. National Engineers Week Foundation will profile each of the top individuals, and all of the Diversity Council nominees, at eweek.org. The profiles will be posted on the Engineers Week web site at www.eweek.org and at www.discoverengineering.org, the Engineers Week web site for middle school students.
The engineering trade press will be targeted for feature stories on the top individuals. Media contacts provided by all nominees will also be provided information. The top candidates will be designated as “engineering ambassadors” and may be asked to participate in a variety of outreach or community-building events as available. These may include,
but are not limited to: an e-mail and/or online Q & A discussion forum with engineering undergraduates globally; participation either virtually or on site at a Foundation webinar; and sponsored travel to an Engineers Week national event. Possible participation events for ambassadors may include Future City regional or national competitions; local or national Discover Engineering Family Days; the NEWF Global Marathon, etc.
Candidates are asked to list languages in which they are fluent.