PSPE 2023 Awards Program

The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Awards Program recognizes the performance and accomplishments of chapters, individuals, projects, and other professional organizations whose efforts have enhanced the integrity of our professional engineering society or the stature of our engineering profession. All awards described below may be nominated through each PSPE chapter awards committee or President.

Award recipients will be honored and presented with their awards during the PSPE Installation of Officers & Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast. 

 Applications are due by May 5, 2023.

Engineer of the Year Award Categories

PSPE Engineer of the Year Award

PSPE awards recognize exceptional engineers. These individuals, through their efforts, are the epitome of a Professional Engineers.

The PSPE Engineer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding, distinguished engineers for their work for PSPE and overall activities and achievements. Occupational and professional achievements, civic, political, engineering affairs, and education represent the primary selection criteria for the Engineer of the Year award.

Engineer of the Year Application Requirements | 2023 Engineer of the Year Application Form

PSPE Young Engineer of the Year Award

The Young Engineer of the Year award recognizes an outstanding engineer no older than 35 as of January 1, 2023. The evaluation criteria include collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, engineering experience, publications/patents, significant engineering project achievements, and additional activities, such as civic, fraternal, or humanitarian endeavors.

Young Engineer of the Year Application Requirements | 2023 Young Engineer of the Year Application Form

*Winners at the state level may be nominated for the national NSPE Awards.

Chapter Awards

Chapter Awards recognize the outstanding outreach initiatives of PSPE Chapters for giving back to their communities and the various engineering disciplines. Chapter Awards are given annually to a Chapter for:

  • Communication (via the website, newsletter, etc.) that keeps members informed of events, meetings, and news;
  • Membership has substantially grown and maintained in the year;
  • Outstanding Program of topics/meetings throughout the year that is exceptional and educational;
  • Special Project(s) undertaken by the Chapter that is impactful and advances the mission of PSPE.

Download the PSPE 2023 Chapter Award Application or Complete the online Chapter Award Application.

Chapter Award Categories

Communications Award

This Chapter Award is presented to the Chapter whose communication with its membership improved significantly, and whose attendance at Chapter functions increased measurably during the past year. Examples of enhanced communication may include developing a Chapter newsletter (mailed or digital) or a Chapter telephone committee that contacts each member with news and upcoming events and promotes Chapter activities. A Chapter should include examples of improved communications and documentation that the measures taken significantly increased awareness of programs, improved meeting attendance, and enhanced Chapter communications.

Membership Growth Award

The Chapter Membership Growth Award is presented to the Chapter having the largest percent increase in membership for a given year. The measure of growth will be based upon the percentage of increase in membership for one year, from May 31 of the previous year to June 1 of the current year.

Outstanding Program Award

This award is presented to the Chapter whose overall programs during the year are judged to be the most informative and which achieve in content the professional and timely objectives of the Society. Attention is given to special programs that promote significant membership participation and attain a high degree of publicity for the Society.

Special Projects Award

The Chapter Special Projects Award is presented to the chapter that has given special attention to a specific project of accomplishment in the interest of promoting the engineering profession, for example, a unique forum on educating the public on pollution, a special high-level Engineers Week program, or special professional seminars or panel discussions. Any chapter can submit a resume of the special project undertaken to be considered for this award.

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Engineer of the Year Categories

Engineer of the Year

Young Engineer of the Year

Chapter Award Categories

Communications Award

Membership Growth Award

Outstanding Program Award

Special Projects Award

Key Dates

February 2023 – Entries Open

May 5, 2023 – Entries Close

May 29, 2023 – Winners Announced

Sept. 22, 2023 – Award Ceremony

Past Award Recipients

Engineer of the Year Hall of Fame

Young Engineer of the Year Hall of Fame

President’s Dedicated Service Award Hall of Fame