Engineer of the Year

The Engineer of the Year award goes to an school alumnus or closely affiliated person with distinguishing activities in alumni, community, business and professional affairs.

2019 Engineer of the Year

UB alumnus Benjamin Pawlik has the job many space enthusiasts dream about - working in NASA’s Mission Control. In his over 30 year career at the Johnson Space Center, Pawlik has kept both feet firmly planted on the ground while supporting 50 shuttle missions and is currently a mission manager in the NASA Commercial Crew Office in Houston, Texas.

Past Winners


Do you know an outstanding alumnus of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences? We accept nominations every year to honor an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in alumni, community, business and professional activities. Contact for more information.