The Illinois Award is ISPE’s highest award given to an individual. The award is presented to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare and/or humankind. Nominees must be a PE. The Illinois Award winner will be considered for nomination to NSPE for the NSPE award. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
Honorary Membership may be granted, in accordance with the ISPE Bylaws, to a person who either has attained eminence in engineering or the related sciences or has rendered outstanding service to the engineering profession. Because of the high honor bestowed by this award, it will usually be made in a special public ceremony or during the ISPE Annual Conference. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.
The Engineer’s Ring in the United States is a stainless steel ring, worn on the fifth finger of the working hand by engineers who have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer in a Ring Ceremony. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
Young Engineer of the Year
The Young Engineer of the Year Award recognizes young ISPE members who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and their communities during the early years of their careers. The ISPE Young Engineer selected will be considered for nomination to NSPE for the NSPE New Professional Award. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
The NSPE Fellow Program is a national program intended to recognize deserving professional engineers who have demonstrated long term professional service at the chapter, state and national levels of NSPE. The NSPE Board of Directors established the Fellow recognition program to honor those licensed members who have demonstrated exemplary service to the profession, the Society, and the community. View more information and the full list of ISPE members who have been named NSPE Fellows at the link below.
ISPE offers a state-level award recognizing public and private entities that make exemplary use of the Qualifications-Based Selection process at the federal, state, and local levels. QBS Award winners serve as examples of how well the QBS process works, and they help NSPE/ISPE promote the practice of QBS in jurisdictions that do not use, or underuse, QBS to procure engineering services. All award winners are recognized at the ISPE Annual Conference. All nominees will be considered for nomination for the national-level NSPE/ACEC award. Download the nomination form and view more information at the link below.
Joint Honors Award
Recognizes persons for outstanding cooperation between ISPE and other professional or civic organizations. This award is not necessarily made annually, and is limited to one award per year. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
Outstanding Chapter Member Award
Because ISPE recognizes that the individual chapters are the ‘grass roots’ of the organization, this award recognizes a chapter member for outstanding services to his/her individual chapter. This award can be made to any chapter member who has exhibited dedication in helping the chapter grow and prosper. The recipient may be an officer, past officer, committee chair or active member. Download the nomination form and view the full list of recipients at the link below.
Engineering Education Excellence Award
ISPE has established an annual award to honor an outstanding engineering educator. This state award recognizes an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated an ability to link engineering education with professional practice. The recipients must be licensed professional engineers and have a faculty appointment in an ABET/EAC accredited engineering program at the time of application. All nominees must be an ISPE member and a PE. This award is for ISPE members only. Award winners are recognized at the ISPE Annual Conference. Nominees will be considered for nomination to NSPE for the NSPE-level award. Download the nomination form and view more information at the link below.