Each year the Northeast Indiana DiscoverE Committee selects an individual for the Citizen Engineer award. This is a prestigious award. It is presented at the Northeast Indiana DiscoverE Engineers Week Banquet. The recipient receives commendation from all in attendance, a plaque describing this award, and a framed photograph.
The following criteria are used for selecting the Citizen Engineer.
Active participation and leadership is considered. Examples follow:
- Service club activities
- Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimists, Exchange, etc.
- Engineering organizations, local and national
- Type of participation, offices held, committee activities, etc.
- Community service work
- United Way, Red Cross, March of Dimes, etc.
- Scouts, Cub Scouts, Indian Guides, YMCA, Junior Achievements, etc.
- School activities
- Vocational guidance work, Science Fair, Parent Teacher Association, etc.
- Church work
- Teaching, committee activities, choir, offices held, etc.
- Other activities for the betterment of the community
- District civic organizations, C of C, Safety Council, City Traffic Council, Civil Defense, etc.
Note: Not eligible for nomination are those who:
- Are engaged in the community work by nature of the jobs (e.g., employee and community relations personnel) or who hold positions in the community organizations for which the receive remuneration.
- Have already received formal awards from other committees or organizations during the past five years.
The selected engineer need not be a member of the society nominating them. The nomination committee should list in its letter of nomination all the activities and accomplishments of its nominee as completely as possible. Remember that this list is all the selection committee has in making its selection.