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Isadore T. Davis Award

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

The Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry is jointly established and endowed by ASEE’s Corporate Member Council, Engineering Deans Council, Engineering Technology Council, Engineering Research Council, and Division of College-Industry Partnerships. The Isadore T. Davis Award is founded to celebrate the spirit and leadership of individuals who make a mark in the collaborative efforts of engineering or engineering technology education with industry toward the improvement of partnerships or collaborations. The outcome for this award is to promote collaborations/partnerships between engineering or engineering technology education and industry to improve learning, scholarship and engagement practices within the engineering education community. While the collaborative project being honored may have a large group of individuals associated with it, the award committee will select no more than two individuals to honor in one year for this award. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 honorarium to be divided between the honorees.

NOMINATION FORM

An individual or team who has achieved excellence in collaboration between engineering or engineering technology education and industry will be considered for this award. The award will be given to a faculty member, researcher, administrator, industry employee, industry leader or organizational Team. This award recognizes an individual or individuals that promote partnerships or collaborations between engineering or engineering technology educators and industry to improve learning, scholarship and engagement practices within the engineering education community. Partnerships or collaborations could include areas of championing career development for our youth, improving the plight of our protected classes, issues of diversity in the workplace, unique collaborative scholarship of discovery or applied research, in addition to many other areas of engineering or engineering technology education and industry collaboration and/or partnerships. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in one or more of the following activities specifically related to collaboration or partnerships between engineering or engineering technology education and industry, government and other non-government agencies. Accomplishments (as appropriate) As an educator: Engineering, engineering technology, and other faculty (ASEE members) are eligible and who have demonstrated evidence of contributions to improvements in engineering and engineering technology education through productive collaborations or partnerships with industry, government or other non government agencies. As a researcher: faculty or other academics (ASEE members) are eligible and who have demonstrated evidence of excellence in research or scholarship through a collaboration or partnership with industry, government or other non government organizations. As an administrator: administrators (ASEE Members) are eligible who have demonstrative evidence of excellence in a program or project with industry that resulted in contributions to engineering and engineering technology education or evidence of commitment of promoting and supporting industry and engineering and engineering technology education collaboration or partnership in their institution. As an industry leader or employer: industry leader or employee or employer (ASEE member or corporate membership) who have demonstrated excellence in a program or project with engineering or engineering technology education; industry leader or employee or employer who have demonstrated excellence in engineering or engineering technology collaboration or partnership in their company or organization.

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that only ASEE members can submit award nominations)  

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

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Isadore T. Davis Award

Nomination Open: 11/15/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

2021 winner:

Pauline Wade has capitalized on over 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry to lead initiatives in teaching, service, and program building. Teaching: Wade deployed courses for the Department of Computer Science at the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) and Texas A&M University. Her main focus was to bridge the gap between students’ academic experience and professional careers by engaging industry practitioners to collaboratively teach courses and participate in course and curriculum improvements. She developed the most industry linkages in all universities in the Cebu region. University Service and Community Outreach: Wade’s involvement in collaborative programs with academia, government, and industry resulted in the following: 28 capability-building programs over 14 years, in four universities, helping to prepare more than 3,000 undergraduates for industry Outreach campaign, funded by industry, promoting IT degrees to over 3,000 high school students Creation of the Department of Science & Technology-UP Cebu Technology Business Incubator (TBI), which has incubated over 60 start-ups and received the University of the Philippines President’s Excellence Award in 2017. Wade raised over ₱18.1 million PHP ($369,800 USD) for the TBI and the Department of Computer Science for use in improving infrastructure and educational programs Program Building: Wade has consistently developed sustainable programs including: Texas A&M’s engineering honors program, as the assistant program director, with a 200% growth in membership since the inaugural year New employee training programs, co-taught by faculty and industry professionals, for 400 employees of three multinational IT companies Continuing education program for UP Cebu, consisting of over 30 courses for IT professionals Wade graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in computer science from Columbia University in New York. She is a mother of two sons and resides with her husband in College Station, Texas.

The Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry is jointly established and endowed by ASEE’s Corporate Member Council, Engineering Deans Council, Engineering Technology Council, Engineering Research Council, and Division of College-Industry Partnerships. The Isadore T. Davis Award is founded to celebrate the spirit and leadership of individuals who make a mark in the collaborative efforts of engineering or engineering technology education with industry toward the improvement of partnerships or collaborations. The outcome for this award is to promote collaborations/partnerships between engineering or engineering technology education and industry to improve learning, scholarship and engagement practices within the engineering education community. While the collaborative project being honored may have a large group of individuals associated with it, the award committee will select no more than two individuals to honor in one year for this award. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 honorarium to be divided between the honorees.

NOMINATION FORM

An individual or team who has achieved excellence in collaboration between engineering or engineering technology education and industry will be considered for this award. The award will be given to a faculty member, researcher, administrator, industry employee, industry leader or organizational Team. This award recognizes an individual or individuals that promote partnerships or collaborations between engineering or engineering technology educators and industry to improve learning, scholarship and engagement practices within the engineering education community. Partnerships or collaborations could include areas of championing career development for our youth, improving the plight of our protected classes, issues of diversity in the workplace, unique collaborative scholarship of discovery or applied research, in addition to many other areas of engineering or engineering technology education and industry collaboration and/or partnerships. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in one or more of the following activities specifically related to collaboration or partnerships between engineering or engineering technology education and industry, government and other non-government agencies. Accomplishments (as appropriate) As an educator: Engineering, engineering technology, and other faculty (ASEE members) are eligible and who have demonstrated evidence of contributions to improvements in engineering and engineering technology education through productive collaborations or partnerships with industry, government or other non government agencies. As a researcher: faculty or other academics (ASEE members) are eligible and who have demonstrated evidence of excellence in research or scholarship through a collaboration or partnership with industry, government or other non government organizations. As an administrator: administrators (ASEE Members) are eligible who have demonstrative evidence of excellence in a program or project with industry that resulted in contributions to engineering and engineering technology education or evidence of commitment of promoting and supporting industry and engineering and engineering technology education collaboration or partnership in their institution. As an industry leader or employer: industry leader or employee or employer (ASEE member or corporate membership) who have demonstrated excellence in a program or project with engineering or engineering technology education; industry leader or employee or employer who have demonstrated excellence in engineering or engineering technology collaboration or partnership in their company or organization.

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that only ASEE members can submit award nominations)  

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

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Year Winner Name
2020 Scott Danielson
2019 Joseph J. Rencis
2018 Alok K. Verma
2016 Ramesh K. Agarwal
2013 Ramulu Mamidala
2012 Mohammad Noori
2011 Dharmaraj Veeramani

Isadore T. Davis Award

2021 winner:

Pauline Wade

Pauline Wade has capitalized on over 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry to lead initiatives in teaching, service, and program building. Teaching: Wade deployed courses for the Department of Computer Science at the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) and Texas A&M University. Her main focus was to bridge the gap between students’ academic experience and professional careers by engaging industry practitioners to collaboratively teach courses and participate in course and curriculum improvements. She developed the most industry linkages in all universities in the Cebu region. University Service and Community Outreach: Wade’s involvement in collaborative programs with academia, government, and industry resulted in the following: 28 capability-building programs over 14 years, in four universities, helping to prepare more than 3,000 undergraduates for industry Outreach campaign, funded by industry, promoting IT degrees to over 3,000 high school students Creation of the Department of Science & Technology-UP Cebu Technology Business Incubator (TBI), which has incubated over 60 start-ups and received the University of the Philippines President’s Excellence Award in 2017. Wade raised over ₱18.1 million PHP ($369,800 USD) for the TBI and the Department of Computer Science for use in improving infrastructure and educational programs Program Building: Wade has consistently developed sustainable programs including: Texas A&M’s engineering honors program, as the assistant program director, with a 200% growth in membership since the inaugural year New employee training programs, co-taught by faculty and industry professionals, for 400 employees of three multinational IT companies Continuing education program for UP Cebu, consisting of over 30 courses for IT professionals Wade graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in computer science from Columbia University in New York. She is a mother of two sons and resides with her husband in College Station, Texas.

Past Winners

Year Winner Name
2020 Scott Danielson
2019 Joseph J. Rencis
2018 Alok K. Verma
2016 Ramesh K. Agarwal
2013 Ramulu Mamidala
2012 Mohammad Noori
2011 Dharmaraj Veeramani