ESM Early Career Recognition Award

ESM Early Career Recognition Award

The ESM Early Career Recognition Award recognizes alumni who graduated in the past 10 years who have distinguished themselves at work, in academia, and/or in their community.


Nominations are sought from anyone who knows a deserving recipient. Individuals may also nominate themselves.

Download the nomination form. Completed forms should be sent to:

Nominations Deadline

The deadline for completed nominations for the Spring 2019 Early Career Recognition Award is July 31, 2018. If you would like to nominate someone, please submit the nomination form as early as possible so we have adequate time to contact the listed references for letters of support.

Award winners will be announced in summer and recognized in the fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Storms, coordinator for alumni, development, and advancement, at or 814-867-1569.



  • Abby Dodson (B.S. '12 E SC)
  • Guneet Sethi (’04 M.S. E MCH, ’08 Ph.D. ESMCH)


  • Amber Black (’14 Ph.D. ESMCH)


  • Benjamin Ross (B.S. E SC ’06, M.S. E SC ’07)


  • Mukul Dixit (B.S. ’07, M.S. ’08)
  • Shawn Keebaugh (B.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’09)


  • Joseph Geddes (B.S. ’01, M.S. ’01, Ph.D. ’06)


  • Brian Piccione (B.S. ’05)
  • Fei Wang (Ph.D. ’05)


The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523