IISE Engineering Economy division Teaching Award

This award is to recognize and promote the outstanding teaching of Engineering Economy.

Eligibility requirements

  • The candidate must be a member of IISE.
  • The course for which he/she is being recognized must be an engineering economy course within an engineering or similar program.
  • Course materials for which they are being recognized must have been developed and taught by the candidate for at least three times or more.

Nomination process

Nominations may be made by a faculty colleague, a student who has taken the course from the candidate or himself/herself. The nomination package must consist of the following:

  • Three letters of support; at least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member in the same academic department and one from a student who enrolled and completed the course.
  • Course syllabus and supporting items such as samples of different instructional materials used.
  • Summary copies (at three) of teaching evaluations for the course he/she is being recognized.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.
  • A one-page teaching statement and philosophy by the individual being nominated.

All supporting documents in the nomination package should be submitted in PDF format. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 14, 2024. Please email the entire package either as a single PDF file to TBD . The winner will be notified by Mar. 24 2024.

Evaluation process

The application will be evaluated on a five point scale (1 = minimum, 5 = maximum) on the following (weighting in parentheses):

  • Innovation in teaching content and delivery methods (40 percent).
  • Broader impacts on engineering economy teaching, such as papers, presentations and panel discussions at IISE and ASEE meetings (30 percent).
  • Teaching evaluations from students (30 percent).

Submit nominations to Raymond Smith.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Societies and divisions must follow standard conflict of interest guidelines. Those guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  • Officers and Board members of the Division should be ineligible for awards during the period of their service, without approval by the Senior VP for Technical Operations (SVP). Exceptions may only be made by the SVP when awards are time sensitive, and the impacted board member(s) or officer(s) must recuse themselves from the award process. For awards that are not time-sensitive, the nominee should wait until their Officer or Board service is complete to be nominated.
  • The awards committee (or judging committee) should not include members who have either a personal or professional relationship with the nominees. For example, a faculty member should not be judging a paper competition where a participant from the same university is a nominee for best paper award.
  • The awards committee (or judging committee) should actively change its membership on a rotating basis from year to year to ensure fairness, equity, and diversity. That is, some members of the judging committee should roll off the committee and new members should roll on.


  • First prize winner(s) will receive a certificate with a hardback cover at the Engineering Economy (EE) Division townhall meeting at the 2024 Annual Conference.
  • Second and Third prize winners will receive a digital certificate and be recognized at the EE townhall meeting at the 2024 Annual Conference
  • First, second, and third prize winners will be recognized on the EE webpage and in the EE newsletter
  • First, second, and third prize winners will be recognized in ISE magazine.


  • Submissions due by Feb. 14, 2024
  • Winner(s) Notification due by Mar. 24, 2024

2024 Winner

Cameron MacKenzie
Iowa State University

2022 Winner

Mario Beruvides
Texas Tech University

2021 Winner

Aimee Ulstad
Ohio State University

Past Winners

Engineering Economy Division Page