Rice University engineering alumni contribute greatly to the Brown School of Engineering. They serve as mentors, employers and volunteers, often giving their time and resources to help the next generation of Rice engineers.
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The George R. Brown School of Engineering Alumni Awards happen in November, honoring alumni for their achievements in the engineering profession. The event is sponsored by Rice Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni (REA), the oldest alumni affinity group at Rice University.
About the Awards
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award — This award is the highest honor bestowed by the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni. Recipients of this prestigious award are selected based on a lifetime of professional achievements, leadership and contributions made professionally and to society at large.
Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award — This award was first presented by the Rice Engineering Alumni in 1974, with George R. Brown ’20 being the initial recipient. It recognizes Rice engineering alumni for outstanding professional achievement and service to society.
Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award — In 1996, the Rice Engineering Alumni established this award and gave the first to William H. White ’86. This award recognizes the achievements of Rice engineering alumni under the age of 40.
Distinguished Service Medal — The Distinguished Service Medal, established in 2012, recognizes Rice engineering alumni for extraordinary service to the School of Engineering and its alumni community. The medal is intended to recognize exceptionally meritorious service of a visionary, foundational, transformative or sustaining character, reflecting an unusually deep dedication to, or uncommon generosity of time or means in support of, the Rice engineering community. This honor is not necessarily awarded annually and was not be presented in 2018.
Nominate an Alumnus/a
If you want to nominate an alumnus/a, please submit either a resume/CV or brief summary (no more than one page in length), detailing why this alumna or alumnus merits consideration.
Email your nomination to Hillary Norwood.
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Rice Engineering Alumni
Formed in 1938, Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) is the oldest alumni affinity group at Rice and is dedicated to providing support to the George R. Brown School of Engineering. REA provides over $150,000 in awards and scholarships to outstanding students each year, recruits students for meaningful internships and facilitates opportunities for alumni to interact with current Rice students as well as other students in their communities.