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Early Career Recognition Award for EECS

The Penn State Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Society has developed an annual award to recognize and honor an outstanding alumnus or alumna at the outset of their career in each of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Received a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer science or computer engineering from Penn State, University Park campus, within ten years of the nomination date.
  • Demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments.
  • Shown great potential for continued success in their field.

Selection Criteria

  • Responsibilities and achievements in their career, position advancements, awards and recognition, significant contributions
  • Extra-curricular leadership activities, positive influence on others, role model for success
  • Potential for success

Nomination Procedures

The nomination may come from anyone with direct knowledge of the nominee’s career accomplishments and activities. The following documents need to be received by the nomination deadline:


The deadline for submission is July 15. The award recipient will be announced in October. Questions can be referred to Tammy Falls at or by phone at 814-863-8143.

The Nomination Form with a copy of the nominee’s résumé should be sent to:

Tammy Falls
Attention: Early Career Recognition Alumni Award
Program and Events Coordinator
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Penn State University
207 Electrical Engineering West
University Park, PA 16802

Or emailed with “Early Career Award” in the subject line to

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering