ABET and The Lemelson Foundation announce inaugural “Engineering for One Planet (EOP) Innovation in Sustainability Award”

ABET and The Lemelson Foundation have announced the launch of the “ABET and The Lemelson Foundation Engineering for One Planet (EOP) Innovation in Sustainability Award.”

The award recognized individuals, programs, and institutional teams that are successfully integrating sustainability into ABET-accredited programs. 

“This award underscores our joint commitment to recognize and encourage sustainability initiatives that drive innovation in STEM education,” said ABET’s CEO and EOP Network member Dr. Michael Milligan.

“‘[It] recognizes how critical high-quality sustainability education is for every STEM graduate and our future workforce,” noted Rob Schneider, The Lemelson Foundation’s Executive Director. 

Potential candidates should have proven success in integrating sustainability into STEM courses by utilizing tools like the EOP Framework and other supporting resources as guides. 
The award recipient will receive a $10,000 cash prize, recognition at ABET’s annual awards ceremony next fall, and have their work featured on ABET’s website and social media.

Please note that this award will be selected from a pool of nominations. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 20, 2024.

For more details about the award, including nomination criteria and process, please visit ABET’s website.