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Award to a USA Individual for Outstanding Contributions to Cooperative STEM Education

Clement J. Freund Award

GrantWatch ID# 158048
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/15/17

Grant Description
Award of $2,000 to a USA individual who has significantly impacted cooperative STEM education programs. Nominations may be submitted for individuals in any sector, including business, government, education, and industry. The individual is not required to have been directly involved in cooperative education, but must have exerted a profound influence on the betterment of the movement.

Cooperative education refers only to programs in engineering and engineering technology that adhere to the criteria adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accomplishments may include, but are not restricted to the following:

-Long and dedicated service to the practice and philosophy of cooperative education and to students in the programs through administration, counseling, and fostering of high-quality cooperative programs as an employer or an academician.

-Initiation, promotion, and support of an extensive, quality cooperative program in business, government, industry or education that clearly benefits engineering and engineering technology.

-Administration or executive support at the highest levels in business, industry, government or education of a cooperative program.

-Publication of recognized and widely distributed books or articles contributing to the understanding and growth of the concept of cooperative education as defined by the criteria adopted by ABET.

-Exertion of influence on legislation at the national level which is clearly beneficial to cooperative education.

The awardee receives a $2,000 honorarium, reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ASEE Annual Conference to receive the award, a plaque and a certificate of achievement.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Any person whose professional duties and accomplishments have furthered cooperative education programs in engineering or engineering technology is eligible for the award.

Nominators must be active members of ASEE or have been members during their professional career. More information about ASEE membership may be found here:

No member may nominate a family member or an immediate supervisor or subordinate in his/her own organization.

Pre-Application Information
This Award is offered biennially in odd-numbered calendar years. The nomination process for the 2017 award will begin in November 2016 and close January 15, 2017.

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American Society for Engineering Education
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