Outstanding Educator Award

The UCA of SME's Outstanding Educator Award is presented to professors and teachers who have had an exception career in academia and the education in the area of underground design and construction. These individuals also have had significant contributions to the industry through they academic interests, as well as the introduction of many student graduates into the industry. These individuals are nominated by their industry peers and bestowed the award by the UCA of SME Executive Committee.

To nominate an individual for the Outstanding Educator Award, send an email to awards@smenet.org with the following information:

  • Briefly describe how the nominee has contributed significantly to the Underground Design and Construction industry through their academic interests.
  • In 25 words or less create a citation to be inscribed on an award if the applicant is selected.
  • Attach the nominee’s biography
  • Attach up to four letters of recommendation
  • Attach the nominee’s resume

Deadline to submit your award nominations is October 31, 2019.

2018 - Priscilla Nelson
2014 - Herbert Einstein
2012 - Edward Cording
2010 - Levent Ozdemir
2008 - Tor L. Brekke
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