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New Faces of Engineering 2015

A Recognition Program for Engineers Week 2015

The New Faces of Engineering Professional Edition program highlights the vitality, diversity and rich contributions of engineers 30 or younger. It is sponsored by the DiscoverE Foundation, a coalition of engineering societies, major corporations and government agencies. IEEE-USA has participated since the program began in 2003.

If you would like to nominate a student for the New Faces of Engineering College Edition program, go to


The campaign is designed to enhance and improve the image of engineering by:

  • Putting faces to what has often been referred to as “the stealth profession”
  • Showing a group of young, diverse and talented engineers, thereby portraying engineering as an exciting profession open to everyone
  • Providing both stimulation and incentive for college engineering students to explore the variety of career options available to them with their engineering degrees, as well as encouraging high school students to study engineering in college
  • Helping engineering students understand they are part of a global profession

Eligibility Criteria

  • Engineers 30-years-old or younger as of 31 December 2014 are eligible.
  • Nominees must have a degree in engineering from a recognized U.S. college or university, or from an equivalent international educational institution. Degrees in engineering technology, science, computer science and similar disciplines do not qualify; a degree in computer engineering is acceptable.
  • Nominees must be a member in good standing of a sponsoring DiscoverE partner.
  • Self-nominations are permitted.

IEEE Selection Criteria

  • An ad hoc committee of IEEE members selects the IEEE/IEEE-USA New Face of Engineering, as well as up to four runner-up engineers.
  • The committee evaluates nominees based on their educational attainment and engineering achievements in design, research, development, test, manufacturing or management.
  • Nominees are also judged on their participation and accomplishments in professional and technical society activities. Particular consideration is given to work (e.g. volunteering, publishing, conference presentations) in IEEE technical societies.

Nomination Process

  • All nominations are handled online through DiscoverE.
  • Complete nominations must be submitted by 17 October 2014. You can access the form here by selecting "New Faces of Engineering."


IEEE selects one individual to be featured with the New Faces from other participating societies and government agencies in an online or print ad during Eweek, 22-28 February 2015. Each photo will be captioned with the engineer’s name, sponsor, employer and a brief statement of accomplishments.

The DiscoverE Foundation will profile each of the top engineers here.

The engineering trade press will be targeted for feature stories on the top individuals. Media contacts provided by nominees will also be sent information. Up to four additional engineers will be publicized on the DiscoverE Website and promoted by their sponsoring engineering society.

New Faces are also designated "Engineering Ambassadors" and may be asked to participate in a variety of outreach or community-building events.

Where are they now?

Click here to read about IEEE's 2011 New Face, Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan.

Click here to read about IEEE's 2010 New Face, Sanna Gaspard.

Click here to read about what IEEE's 2004 New Face, Dominique Green, has been doing since receiving his award.


Updated:  19 August 2014