The Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards (DEAA) were established in 1966 to honor outstanding graduates and friends of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Each year these awards are given to individuals who have distinguished themselves through exceptional personal qualities, knowledge and significant contributions to their fields. Awards are presented at the Engineering Awards Banquet held each spring.
Awards are made to distinguished alumni in the following categories: Education, Research and Invention, Government Service, Industry and Commerce, and Private Practice. There is also a special category for those alumni with distinguished careers outside of these categories, and for non-alumni with distinguished service to the college.
Frank T. Buzzard (AeroEngr '74) - Government Service
Paul T. Hamilton (CivEngr '75, MS '77) - Industry and Commerce
Moriba K. Jah, PhD (AeroEngr MS '01, PhD '05) - Government Service
Michael R. McAtee (ChemEngr '84) - Industry and Commerce
Douglas G. Smith (CivEngr '75) - Industry and Commerce
Herb Morreale, co-chair (CompSci '91, DEAA winner)
Dave Zanetell, co-chair (MS CivEngr '93, DEAA winner)
Enid Ablowitz (past staff, DEAA winner)
Dereje Agonafer (AeroEngr '72, DEAA winner)
Jean Becker (past EAC/BAC member, DEAA winner)
Nan Joesten (ChemEngr '82, DEAA winner)
Kristy Schloss (CivEngr '86, DEAA winner)
Doug Smith (Staff, CivEngr '75, DEAA winner)
Ashok Srivastava (ElecEngr '91, MS '93, PhD '96, DEAA winner)