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The American Society of Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section invites nomination of undergraduate students by their advisors or faculty members for the 2016 ASEE PSW Edison International Student Award. The purpose of the award is to provide recognition of undergraduate engineering or engineering technology students who display strong achievement in design projects, research, community service or education-related activities.

Eligibility:  The student must be an undergraduate currently enrolled in an engineering or engineering technology program in a four-year university or community college within the ASEE PSW region (Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada) at the time of submission. The nomination must be submitted by a faculty member or an advisor. The recommender must be an ASEE member in good standing.

Award Criteria: Recognizing that any one or all of the below may be relevant to a particular submission, the application should address all applicable areas, including:  1) Excellence in classroom or laboratory assistance for engineering or technology courses; 2) Outstanding performance in a design capstone project; 3) Community work related to engineering education; 4) Support in K-12 activities that promote science and math education, and/or student motivation to become engineers; 5) Outstanding contributions to engineering student organizational activities that support the educational mission of the institution; 6) Scholastic excellence, please note that the nominee must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA at time of nomination.
Application Requirements:  1) A letter of nomination (maximum 500 words) from a faculty, an advisor, or an administrator; 2) A personal statement (maximum 500 words) from the student addressing his/her accomplishments. The statement must be completed using the attached Word template; 3) Optional additional letters of recommendation (Maximum of 2 additional letters).
Submission:  Send via email to Jeffrey Ashworth at: by January 31, 2016, with a subject line of “ASEE PSW Edison International Student Award + Student Name.” (Note: File type in PDF preferred)
Award Notification:  ASEE PSW board members will review and select the winning candidate based upon the above criteria. A cash prize of $250 plus travel assistance (not to exceed $500) will be presented to one finalist at the 2016 ASEE PSW Conference. The finalist will be notified by March 1, 2016.

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