Deadline: March 31
▼Engineering Education Excellence Award Nomination Form
The Sustaining Universities Program of the Professional Engineers in Higher Education of the National Society of Professional Engineers has established an award to recognize engineering educators each year.
This national award recognizes engineering faculty who have demonstrated the ability to link engineering education with professional practice. The recipients must be licensed and have a faculty appointment in an ABET-accredited engineering program. The recipients of the award will be recognized on the NSPE Web site and will receive a cash prize of $5,000.
2014 Engineering Education Excellence Award
Dr. E. Terence Foster, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE
Dr. E. Terence Foster, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE, is an Engineering Professor and on the Graduate Faculty at the University of Nebraska, where he also holds a Courtesy Professorship at the Aviation Institute. His Ph.D. in Engineering is from the University of California at Berkeley, and his undergraduate education was from MIT. In addition to NCEES International and National Certification as a Professional Engineer and SECB certification as a Structural Engineer, Dr. Foster is a Licensed Professional Engineer in 11 states and is a Certified Professional Constructor. He is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. His work with computer systems has resulted in the ICCP CCP, the Novell CNE and MCNE certificates, and the Microsoft MCSE designation. Currently he serves as Associate Director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. In the Durham School, Dr. Foster led the creation of the EAC-ABET accredited Construction Engineering Program which offers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Past positions he has held have been with Union Pacific as an Assistant Vice President and with MultiTec as the President. In his early career he was a senior research engineer at the Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an Army Captain during the Vietnam Era (received the Army Commendation Medal), a Fulbright Scholar, and Vice-President of a computer service subsidiary of HDR. He has served as the Nebraska State President, Practice Division Vice President, and National Director of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Dr. Foster has been on the boards of two financial institutions, the Nebraska Engineering and Architecture Examiners (Chair), and the Western Heritage Museum (Vice President). In addition he has served six years on the Board of Governors (Chair) of the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. Currently he is starting his fourth three-year term on the National Board of Directors of the American Institute of Constructors.