About the Award

Award Criteria

Recipients of the Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award are selected based on demonstrated qualities that include, but are not limited to,

  • Teaching excellence in the classroom
  • Counseling/mentorship for women students
  • Exceptional service/support of women students
  • Commitment to improving the educational experience of women students
  • Advocacy of women’s engineering programs

Selection is based upon undergraduate and graduate student votes.


Award Presentation

The award will be presented each year during a Notre Dame women’s basketball game. It includes an individual “plaque” and cash prize. In addition, each winner’s name is etched on a plaque which will be on permanent display in the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.