Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in their field and are elected to NAE membership by their peers.
The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis. Members are nominated and elected by their peers, either directly into the WSAS or by virtue of election to the National Academies.
The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.
The NSF Faculty Early Career Development program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
The DARPA Young Faculty Award engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions, providing funding and mentoring to awardees early in their careers.
- Nate Sniadecki, 2011
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program grants funds to young faculty who show exceptional ability and promise in order to enhance early career development.
- Steve Brunton, 2017
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
- Steve Brunton, 2019