Selection Criteria

  • 60% Technical Achievements:  Discuss the significance of the achievements cited on behalf of the nominee and on the sustained contributions of the nominee to the field of engineering.

  • 15% Experience and Education:  Discuss the educational background and pertinent experience that helped contribute to the technical achievements of the nominee.

  • 15% Publications:  Discuss any relevant publications that contributed to the technical achievements of the nominee.

  • 10% Other Activities:  Discuss any relevant activities that assisted in the successes of the nominee.

Nomination Checklist

The following information constitutes a complete nomination:

  • A completed application https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/47106-Society-Of-Women-Engineers.

    • A formal statement:

      • With 1.5 line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right). 

      • Maximum length of 3,500 words.

      • Address each of the Selection Criteria above with each new section title bolded, underlined and centered.

      • Include the following sections:  Introduction; Technical Achievements; Experience and Education; Publications; Other Activities; Conclusion

      • DO NOT include graphics or photos within the formal statement.

    • The candidate’s resume (or curriculum vitae) with single line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right). Length of 3 pages or less.

    • The candidate’s SWE resume with single line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right).  Length of 3 pages or less. Optional for the Achievement Award. 

    • The candidate’s biography of no more than 500 words to be used as a basis for SWE publications. The submitted biography may be edited for clarity/content and editorial style. Award recipients will be able to verify the biography before publication. Please do not include any proprietary information in the biography.

    • At least three (3) and not more than five (5) supporting letters. Letters must clearly state who the recommender is and his or her relationship to the nominee.

      • Letters should be from people who are familiar enough with the candidate to be able to address one or more of the selection criteria.

      • All letters of recommendation require some form of authentication from the author. This can be a signature from the author, or an email header showing that the letter originated from the author. This is considered an electronic signature. Any letter without signature will be dropped from the package and may cause disqualification.  Nominator is required to retain the documentation should SWE inquire for verification.  

All above nomination materials must be compiled into one document and saved using the following naming format: AwardTitle_NomineeLastName.