Qualifications

These awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This encompasses not only those students and professionals in traditional engineering disciplines, with a focus on positive impact in low- and middle-income countries, but also those who are in related disciplines that take a solutions-oriented approach to the same challenges - water, sanitation, energy, food, shelter, and infrastructure. These related disciplines include global health, environmental science, atmospheric science, agricultural science, geography, governance, policy and community advocacy.

Student

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program in engineering or a related discipline or have graduated from such a program within the last two years;
  • Engaged in education, research and/or practice that aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision; and
  • ​Has demonstrated a commitment to improving development tools and practice to achieve positive impact.

Professional

  • Currently working in a field of engineering or in a related discipline;
  • Engaged in education, research and/or practice that aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision; and
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to improving development tools and practice to achieve positive impact.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents should be included in the nomination package:

  • Two letters of support (one page each) explaining why the nominee should be considered for the award, and
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Nomination Submission

Nominations and supporting documents will be submitted electronically. Once materials are submitted they will remain in the nomination pool for three years. Additional materials on the nominee can be submitted each year to update the nomination.

Submissions for the 2021 Global Engineering Awards will be accepted in early 2021. Any questions can be submitted by email to the Mortenson Center Managing Director Laura MacDonald: laura.a.macdonald@colorado.edu

Recipient Notification

Recipients of the award will be notified approximately one month in advance of the ceremony, and the awards will be given in person at the Global Engineering Awards in Boulder, Colorado. The Mortenson Center will cover recipients' travel and accommodation.