Outstanding Mentoring Award

The Outstanding Mentoring Award is made to a faculty member in the College of Engineering in recognition of excellence in mentoring of graduate students and/or junior faculty.

The award consists of a memento and an honorarium. The award will be given annually (if appropriate).


The basis for selection will be excellence in mentoring of graduate students and/or junior faculty. Outstanding mentoring can come in a variety of forms, and nominators are encouraged to nominate all such deserving candidates. 


This award is open to any faculty member in the College of Engineering, including regular, research, teaching, and special faculty, who has been a faculty member in the College of Engineering for at least 10 years, not necessarily continuously.  

Nomination requirements

Nominations for the award will be submitted to the College of Engineering Award and Recognition Committee for Faculty by the deadline. Successful nomination packages will have multiple nominators and examples of a broad impact in mentoring. Documentation to support the nomination should include:

  • a citation of no more than 100 words
  • a nomination letter of no more than two pages, including justification of the nomination
  • a current curriculum vitae for the nominee
  • letters of reference (at least five and no more than ten) from current or former Carnegie Mellon graduate students and/or faculty that address one or more of the following
    • detail how the nominee's mentorship contributed to their development
    • describe their observation of the nominee's mentoring and how it has contributed to the development of graduate students and/or junior faculty
  • any other optional materials the nominators may consider appropriate, recommended to be not more than ten pages

Selection of the award winner or winners is performed by the College of Engineering Awards and Recognition Committee for Faculty. All awards will be announced at the Annual College of Engineering Faculty Meeting.