About the Awards

The UW Electrical & Computer Engineering Awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by its students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners. Award recipients represent exceptional achievements; embody UW ECE core values such as leadership, collaboration, and teamwork; and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Awardees will be honored at the UW ECE Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. in the Paul Allen Atrium outside the UW ECE Main Office.

Nomination Process

Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 1.

UW ECE Awards Nomination Form

Award Categories

Award Description
(who can be nominated)
Nomination Eligibility
(who can nominate)
Yang Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Recognizes a UW ECE doctoral student in their final year of study who has conducted outstanding research in the field of electrical and computer engineering, as evidenced by their publications or recognized by outside researchers in their field.

** The top three finalists for the Yang award are required to give a research presentation to the selection committee. **

Faculty, Staff, Students
Vikram Jandhyala and Suja Vaidyanathan Endowed Innovation Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Recognizes a UW ECE undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated entrepreneurial potential. Learn more Faculty, Staff, Students
Outstanding Mentorship Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering Recognizes any member of the UW ECE community including faculty, staff, students, alumni, industrial advisors, and others whose exemplary mentoring and advising activities have made important contributions in building a supportive culture in the UW ECE Department. Faculty, Staff, Students

Alumni, industry capstone members, and advisory board members are also welcome to submit nominations.

Self nomination is not allowed for this award.

Outstanding Teaching Award  Recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching abilities in the UW ECE Department. Faculty, Staff, Students
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award  Recognizes a student who demonstrates an outstanding contribution to teaching in the UW ECE Department. Faculty, Staff, Students
Student Impact Award Recognizes a student who shows an exemplary commitment to UW ECE and whose service has made a lasting impact on the department. Faculty, Staff, Students
Outstanding Collaboration/ Teamwork (Chair’s Award) Recognizes exemplary collaborative work, especially in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. Recipients can be a team member, an entire team, or a specific collaboration. Faculty, Staff, Students

View Past Award Recipients