Awards and Recognition

Brown-Henderson Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award

The Brown-Henderson Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award, established in honor of the late Dean Emeritus James Seay Brown and the late Dean James M. Henderson, first dean of the College of Engineering, is to recognize an outstanding faculty member in the College of Engineering. This award will focus primarily on accomplishments which most closely reflect the mission of the College of Engineering, to prepare our graduates through a blend of education, research and service.

To be eligible a faculty member must be a full-time member of the College of Engineering faculty, must have been employed atTennessee Tech for the past three years, and must have not won the award in the past five years. The recipient will receive a plaque and a stipend.

Anyone within the College can submit a nomination. The Engineering Joint Council, the Engineering Development Friends and the Dean's Advisory Board are encouraged to present a nomination on behalf of their organization.

Nominations due by December 1st each year.

Brown-Henderson Award Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Brown-Henderson Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award


 Kinslow Engineering Research Award

The Kinslow Engineering Research Award is given annually for the best paper written by aTennessee Tech engineering faculty member and published in a referred professional journal during October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. Nominees must be the principal author. The selection criteria include both research innovation and research applicability.

Nominations due by December 1st each year.

Kinslow Award Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Kinslow Engineering Research Award


 Leighton E. Sissom Innovation and Creativity Award

The Sissom Award was established to recognize innovation and creativity in scholarship, methodology, invention, technique, processes, or other unique contributions demonstrating creativity and innovation. Any faculty member, administrator, student, secretary, technician, or engineer associated with the College is eligible for nomination. The recipient will receive a plaque and a stipend that varies with the size of the Sissom Endowment.

Nominations due by December 1st each year.

Leighton E. Sissom Award Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the Leighton E. Sissom Innovation and Creativity Award


Tennessee Tech Research and Creative Inquiry Day

Research and Creative Inquiry Day is an annual event designed to promote student research and creative inquiry and provide a venue for presenting that work. This event is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments who want to display their research and creative projects.

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