The Roger P. Webb Awards Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Roger P. Webb Awards Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2020 Roger P. Webb Awards Program

The Roger P. Webb Awards Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognizes the excellence of the School’s faculty, staff, and students and celebrates the end of the academic year. On Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020 from 3-5 pm at the Klaus Building Atrium, the School of ECE will honor those people who have shown exceptional dedication to their professions and studies, ECE, Georgia Tech, and the community as a whole. The program will consist of the awards presentation, with a reception to follow after the ceremony. This website details the awards for faculty, staff, and students. To nominate a person for an award, please see each category for specific instructions on how to submit nomination packages. All nominations must be received by Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

The method of recognition for faculty and staff awards is pending clarification/approval from the University System of Georgia at this time. It is our hope that this is resolved prior to the date of our awards program. The monetary component of our student awards will continue as in past years.

Faculty Award Categories

The ECE Faculty Honors Committee solicits nominations of faculty members as candidates for recognition in four categories. Faculty colleagues only may submit nominations for these awards to Jackie Nemeth; the correspondence in the package should be addressed to the members of the ECE Faculty Honors Committee. The Committee requests one pdf file containing the entire contents of the nomination package: 1) a nominating letter, 2) candidate résumé, and 3) three letters of recommendation. (The initial nominating letter may be submitted online, followed by the pdf file of the nomination that may also be submitted online.) Go to the ECE Faculty Awards page.

Award categories include:

  • Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member
  • D. Scott Wills ECE Distinguished Mentor Award
  • ECE Outreach Award
  • Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Junior Teacher Award and the W. Marshall Leach/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Teacher Award

Staff Award Categories

The ECE Staff Awards Committee solicits nominations of classified staff, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and general faculty in three categories. Nomination packages for these awards may be submitted by ECE faculty and staff members to Anna Walker and Lucretia Allen. The Committee requests nominators complete the online form and submit nomination packages electronically via the awards program website. The Research Spotlight Award also requires a two-page summary of nominee achievements. Nominators are encouraged to include additional letter(s) of support with all nomination packages, regardless of award category. Go to the ECE Staff Awards page.

Award categories include:

  • Hats Off Performance Award
  • Research Spotlight Award
  • Academic Spotlight Award

Student Award Categories

The ECE Student Awards Committee solicits nominations of outstanding students in six categories. Faculty and staff members only are encouraged to submit nominations to Greg Durgin. Nominating packages and letters may be submitted online or sent to Dr. Durgin by U.S. mail or by Georgia Tech campus mail. The ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award and ECE Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Award require additional documentation, so please read those requirements carefully on the ECE Student Awards page. In addition, eight more awards will be chosen and given by the School of ECE and by the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society. Go to the ECE Student Awards page.

Award categories include:

  • ECE Faculty Award
  • Most Outstanding ECE Senior Co-op Award
  • ECE Undergraduate Research Award
  • ECE Outstanding Service and Outreach Award
  • ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Excellence Award
  • ECE Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Excellence Award
  • Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award
  • Outstanding Electrical Engineering Sophomore Scholar Award
  • Outstanding Computer Engineering Sophomore Scholar Award
  • Electrical Engineering Junior Scholar Award
  • Computer Engineering Junior Scholar Award
  • ECE Senior Scholar Award
  • Outstanding Electrical Engineering Senior Award
  • Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior Award

Additional Recognitions

Georgia Tech also hosts an Institute-wide Faculty/Staff Honors Luncheon and a Student Honors Day. If any ECE faculty or staff members receive Institute-level awards, they will also be recognized at the Roger P. Webb ECE Awards Program. If any ECE students receive Institute-level awards that are not specific to the School of ECE, they will also be recognized at this event. ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Award winners, which are presented at the School’s annual spring picnic, will also be recognized at the Roger P. Webb ECE Awards Program.

For More Information

Nominations may be made online or sent via campus mail or U.S. mail to Jackie Nemeth (faculty), Anna Walker and Lucretia Allen (staff), and Greg Durgin (students) by Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the following address:

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
777 Atlantic Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332-0250

The organizing committee for the Roger P. Webb Awards Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Committee looks forward to making this event a tradition that everyone in ECE anticipates and enjoys every year. For more information, please contact Douglas Blough, associate chair for ECE Faculty Development at 404.385.1271 or at doug.blough@ece.gatech.edu.