SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering 2018 Engineering Awards Banquet

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Innovation for Humanity

We warmly invite you to attend the 38th annual Engineering Awards Banquet. In keeping with this year’s theme of "Innovation for Humanity," we’ve brought the banquet away from the traditional hotel.

Instead, we invite you to dine in our beautiful, brand new Diaz-Compean Student Union, right on the San José State campus. You will enjoy a dinner, superbly catered by the SJSU Hospitality school, and first-class student entertainment.

In light of this year's theme, "Innovation for humanity," you will also be able to see how our many Engineering students and clubs are working to improve humanity's condition. Students will showcase their work and be available for conversation during the cocktail hour.

Event Information

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Agenda: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM-9:00 PM Dinner and Awards

Venue: San José State University
Diaz-Compean Ballroom, Student Union
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
Directions & Parking South Parking garage

Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 2018

Cost: $200 per person/ $2,000 per table

Contact: Sanela Latic Skripic
sanela.latic@sjsu.edu
408-924-3978

Banquet Registration

The deadline to register is April 23rd, 2018 at 6 pm.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Would you like to sponsor a table for your friends or your company? Would you like your company name to be prominent at the Banquet? Proceeds from sponsorships will go towards supporting student-focused activities, including student clubs.

Please complete the Commitment Form and send it back to Sanela Latic Skripic, including the proper contact person's information by April 13th, 2018.

PLATINUM $10,000
Advertisement projected during dinner
One year of recognition on the College of Engineering website
Recognition in the event program
One table at Awards Banquet (10 complimentary dinner tickets)

GOLD $8,000
One year of recognition on the College of Engineering website
Recognition in the event program
One table at Awards Banquet (10 complimentary dinner tickets)

SILVER $5,000
Recognition in the event program
One table at Awards Banquet (10 dinner tickets)

TABLE $2,000
One table at Awards Banquet (10 dinner tickets)

2018 Awards

We all know a colleague, student, alumnus, faculty or staff member who has been excelling at what they do. At the Davidson College of Engineering, we like to publicly recognize that person’s achievements and accomplishments. This person is an example for everybody in our community, and we hold our annual awards ceremony to honor them.

Here are the awards we will present this year:

  • Alumni Award of Distinction - Recognizes alumnus or alumna who has achieved superior professional accomplishments and/or has demonstrated outstanding citizenship through significant community or professional service.
    Mark A. Pasquale
    Vice President, Engineering & Technology
    Lockheed Martin Space Mechanical Engineering, 1984
  • The Newnan Brothers Award for Faculty Excellence - Recognizes outstanding achievement by faculty members who demonstrate excellence in some combination of teaching, service to students, and/or research. The College of Engineering’s Dr. Don Newnan, and his brother, Dean, created this award in 2007 and are the sponsors.
    Xiao Su, Department of Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching - Recognizes sustained excellence in teaching as evidenced by versatility of assignments, performance of students in subsequent courses and as graduates, development of new courses and educational innovation.
    Pedro Santacruz, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service - Recognizes faculty with exceptional service to students, a department, the college, the university or to the community.
    Winncy Du, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship - Recognizes the accomplishment of research on significant and original contributions to knowledge. The award criteria includes quality of refereed publications and recognition through awards of professional societies.
    Younghee Park, Department of Computer Engineering
  • Award for Outstanding Lecturer - Recognizes excellence in teaching a variety of courses, designing course and lab experience reflecting workplace environments, mentoring students and developing innovative curricula.
    Baruch Saeed, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Staff Award for Excellence in Service - Recognizes a staff member who performed exemplary service to students, a department, the college or university. Recognition may be given for a particular significant accomplishment or for sustained service accomplishments.
    Brandi Rubino, Department of Computer Engineering
  • The Scott T. Axline Memorial Student Award for Excellence in Service - Recognizes student who have demonstrated exceptional service to fellow students, their major Department, the College of Engineering, the University, the community, or a professional organization. Must be in good academic standing.
    Cory Simpson, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • The Donald Beall-Rockwell Student Award for Engineering Accomplishment - Recognizes exceptional achievement in either the senior project for undergraduate students, or for a project or thesis for graduate students.
    Siqiong Zhou, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Cisco Logo

Facebook Logo

Gold Sponsor

Beall Family Foundation Logo

Past Sponsors and Award Winners

Photos from past events