Timeline

November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 Call for Nominations
January 31, 2024 Nominations are due
March 29, 2024 Applications are due
July 2024 38 by 38 Class of 2024 announced
October 2024 38 by 38 Ceremony

The College of Engineering launched the 38 by 38 annual award to celebrate Purdue Engineering alumni who are early in their careers, have demonstrated an accelerated trajectory of professional success, and whose achievements have made a significantly high impact relevant to their work. 2024 is the inaugural year for the award.

All living Purdue Engineering alumni who are graduates of the Purdue University College of Engineering (including Purdue University in Indianapolis), Purdue Engineering Professional Master's Programs, and Purdue Engineering Online and who are 38 years old or younger on January 1 of the year of the ceremony in which they would be honored are eligible (i.e., a 2024 nominee must be 38 years old or younger on January 1, 2024).

No.

Bragging rights! Also, honorees will be promoted on the Purdue University College of Engineering website, in publications and on social media. Honorees are invited to campus in October of their award year to attend a ceremony and celebratory activities in their honor. Honorees need not be present to receive the award.

The selection committee comprises 18 voting judges, one representative from each of the 13 academic units in the College of Engineering, and five staff members in Purdue for Life. The Dean of Engineering approves the final selection.

There are two key dimensions of selection criteria: 1) the nominee has demonstrated an accelerated trajectory of professional success by such measures as quickly increasing responsibilities or advancement to a leadership role; successful growth or sale of business; early career recognitions within their company, institution, or industry; impactful discovery, learning, and engagement; and/or high regard within their field, and 2) the nominee's achievements have made significantly high impact to their organization, to their board/shareholders, to society or to their community, i.e. as measured in units relative to their work, such as sales, revenue, margin, licensing of patents, lives improved or saved, citations, start-up companies, etc.

Please submit your nomination via the Purdue Engineering 38 by 38 nomination web form found here.

January 31, 2024, was the deadline to nominate alumni for the Class of 2024 38 by 38 award. The nomination period for 2024 is now closed.

March 29, 2024 is the deadline to apply for the Class of 2024 38 by 38 award. Use the link in the email you received to apply.

No, anyone can submit a nomination (with the exception of self-nominations).

No, self-nominations are not permitted.

No, but you may if you wish to. Your nomination will trigger an automatic email invitation to the nominee to apply for the Purdue Engineering 38 by 38 award. (Be sure to submit an active email address for your nominee.)

Yes, we welcome you to nominate as many eligible alumni as you wish.

No, multiple nominations received for a nominee don't weigh more than a single nomination.

No, only nominations submitted through the link provided will be considered.

Nominees 38 years old or younger on January 1 of the year of the ceremony in which they would be honored are eligible (i.e., a 2024 nominee must be 38 years old or younger on January 1, 2024).

Check to ensure that the email is not being held in your spam/junk folder and that the correct email address was used. Completed nominations with valid email addresses will trigger an automatic email invitation to the nominee.

Click on the link in the email and complete the application. By submitting an application, you are accepting your nomination. Only completed applications are considered. The deadline to complete an application is March 29, 2024.

The Purdue Engineering 38 by 38 Class of 2024 will be announced in July 2024.

October 2024. More details about the Class of 2024 ceremony will be provided in early 2024.

No, honorees do not need to be present at the awards ceremony to receive the award.

Questions about the Purdue 38 by 38 annual award can be directed to Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean of Engineering, Korina Wilbert, kwilbert@purdue.edu.