CEF Celebrates the Class of 2023
On June 8, 2023, Chicago Engineers’ Foundation honored the high school and college students named as 2023 Incentive Award recipients.
CEF Presents Speakeasy Chicago
It was an evening of glitz, glam, and fun at Speakeasy Chicago on Friday, April 28, 2023.
CEF Presents 2023 Engineering Focus Luncheon
On February 21, 2023, Chicago Engineers Foundation presented the Engineering Focus Luncheon, a kickoff to National Engineers Week in Chicago.
CEF Celebrates the Class of 2022
On June 9, 2022, Chicago Engineers Foundation (CEF) honored the high school and college students named as 2022 Incentive Award recipients.
CEF Celebrates Engineers Week 2022
Chicago Engineers Foundation celebrated National Engineers Week with a variety of activities and events around this year’s nationwide theme, Reimaging the Possible.
CEF Hosts Annual Engineering Focus Luncheon
On February 22, 2022, Chicago Engineers Foundation presented the third annual Engineering Focus Luncheon to kickoff National Engineers Week in Chicago.
CEF Welcomes 2021-2022 Leadership Team
At the September 23, 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, the slate of Officers, Directors, Associate Council members, and Emeritus Directors were welcomed as the 2021-2022 leadership team.
CEF Presents Virtual Internship Learning Event
Chicago Engineers Foundation partnered with Destination Internship to present Engineering Internships, a virtual learning event focused on best practices to find and secure great internship opportunities.
CEF Celebrates the Class of 2021
On June 10, 2021, Chicago Engineers Foundation honored the high school and college students named 2021 Incentive Award recipients during a virtual event.
CEF Presents Virtual Learning Event on Chicago’s Water System
Chicago Engineers Foundation presented the April 2021 Engineering Spotlight virtual learning event with Richard Lanyon, focused on the past and future of Chicago’s Water System.
CEF Presents Annual Engineering Focus E-Week Event
On February 22, 2021, Chicago Engineers’ Foundation presented the annual Engineering Focus event to kickoff National Engineers Week in Chicago.
CEF Presents Virtual Event Highlighting Engineers Fighting COVID-19
On January 27, 2021, Chicago Engineers Foundation presented a new Engineering Spotlight virtual event focused on engineers mobilizing to fight COVID-19.
CEF Presents Inaugural Engineering Spotlight Virtual Learning Event
On November 18, 2020, Chicago Engineers’ Foundation (CEF) presented the first Engineering Spotlight virtual learning event, titled Healthy Building Design, Construction, and Operation During COVID-19.
CEF Past President Receives 2020 Alumni Award
At the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation Annual Meeting, outgoing President Erik Cempel received the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.
CEF Welcomes the 2020-2021 Leadership Team
At the September 24th virtual Annual Meeting, the new slate of Officers, Directors and Associate members became the 2020-2021 leadership team.
CEF Celebrates the Class of 2020
Chicago Engineers Foundation honored the Class of 2020 during a virtual award celebration.
CEF Announces 2020 Because of CEF… Contest Winners
CEF is honored to announce the winners of the 2020 Because of CEF…video contest.
CEF Alum and NSBE Co-Founder Presents Virtual Black History Discussions
Dozens of Chicago students, parents and educators came together for two virtual presentations by NSBE co-founder and CEF alum George A. Smith.
CEF Debuts Virtual Student Programming
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Chicago Engineers Foundation (CEF) introduces virtual resources to continue inspiring young minds through K-12 outreach, and also offering mentoring and career resources for CEF Scholars.
CEF Seeks Internship Opportunities for Scholars
During the ongoing COVID-19 situation, many Chicago Engineers Foundation award recipients are losing internship opportunities.
CEF 2020 Application Deadline Extended to May 1st
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the deadline for 2020 CEF Incentive Award Applications is Extended to May 1, 2020.
CEF Sponsors Washington Awards
Chicago Engineers Foundation was honored to be a first-time sponsor of the 2020 Washington Awards held on Friday, February 28, 2020.
CEF Celebrates National Engineers Week 2020
Chicago Engineers Foundation is celebrating National Engineers Week 2020.
CEF Hosts Inaugural Engineering Focus Luncheon
Chicago Engineers Foundation presented the inaugural Engineering Focus luncheon on February 17, 2020 to kickoff National Engineers Week in Chicago.
Check Out CEF On Tech Scene Chicago
President Erik Cempel and Executive Director Debbie Birrell discuss Chicago Engineers Foundation programs and Engineers Week activities on a Tech Scene Chicago broadcast, aired live February 7, 2020.
Catch CEF on Comcast Newsmakers
President Erik Cempel discusses how Chicago Engineers’ Foundation works to inspire and encourage Chicago students to pursue engineering careers.
CEF Welcomes the 2019-2020 Leadership Team
At the September 19th Annual Meeting, the new slate of Officers, Directors and Associate members became the 2019-2020 leadership team.
CEF Hosts Annual Student Success Workshop
On August 2, 2019 CEF Award recipients and professionals gathered for the annual Student Success Summer workshop.
CEF Hosts Because of CEF…Video Competition
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Incentive Award program, CEF hosted a student video competition for the class of 2019.
Media Release: 2019 Incentive Award Celebration
View the 2019 Award Celebration Media Release
Media Release: CEF Presents Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award
View the Distinguished Alumni Award Media Release
CEF Celebrates the Class of 2019
More than 200 guests gathered at the Union League Club of Chicago on June 13, 2019 for the organization’s annual Award Celebration.
Congressman Congratulates the CEF Class of 2019
Raja Krishnamoorthi – Congressman, IL-8 created a video message for the Class of 2019, which debuted at the 2019 Incentive Award Celebration.
Media Release: Primera Foundation Partnership
View the Primera Foundation partnership media release
The Primera Foundation Makes a Multi-year Commitment to the CEF Award Program
The Chicago Engineers Foundation (CEF) is pleased to announce that the Primera Foundation has made a four-year commitment, $20,000 in total, to the Chicago Engineers Foundation Award Program. CEF has awarded over $500,000 awards to aspiring engineering students in the past five years.
CEF Presents Engineering Magic
It was an evening of magic, with an engineering twist, at Engineering Magic on March 29th.
CEF Celebrates National Engineers Week 2019
Chicago Engineers’ Foundation volunteers participated in many activities during #Eweek2019.
CEF 2019 Scholarship Award Application Opens
The 2019 Incentive Award application opened on January 1, 2019. High school Seniors who plan to study engineering in college, and live or go to high school in the city of Chicago may visit the Foundation’s scholarship application website through April 1, 2019 to apply for award consideration. In addition, 2018 awardees who are currently studying engineering in college may apply for renewed award support.
CEF Presents Inaugural Student Success Networking Event
Chicago Engineers’ Foundation presented a new career development opportunity on January 3, 2019. Incentive Award recipients, alumni, and professionals gathered for the inaugural Student Success Networking Event.
CEF in the Community
Chicago Engineers’ Foundation volunteers have fanned out across Chicago this Fall visiting schools and working on a variety of activities with K-12 students.
CEF Presents Building Brews Craft Beer Event
On October 18, 2018 CEF presented the second annual Building Brews craft beer event.
CEF Welcomes the 2018-2019 Leadership Team
At the September 20, 2018 Annual Meeting CEF welcomed new Officers, Directors and Advisors to the leadership team.
CEF Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Chicago World’s Fair
More than 100 guests joined Chicago Engineers’ Foundation for A World of Innovation on August 9, 2018.
CEF Presents 2018 Incentive Awards
On June 12, 2018 the leadership of the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation hosted the Incentive Award Dinner & Presentation at the Union League Club of Chicago. More than 200 students, family members, volunteers, and ULCC members participated in the celebration to honor the 100 Incentive Award recipients in the class of 2018.
Congratulations to the 2018 CEF Incentive Award Recipients!
Fun and Celebration at Cocktails & Casino
On March 1 2018 more than 100 guests joined CEF for Cocktails & Casino at the Union League Club of Chicago. The evening included casino table games, a giant silent auction, great food, live music, and complimentary drink samples courtesy of 6 area vendors.
CEF Presents Inaugural Student Success Initiatives
On January 3, 2018 Chicago Engineers’ Foundation presented the inaugural Student Success Workshop. CEF Scholars joined professional volunteers for a session focused on resume essentials and interview skill development.
CEF 2018 Scholarship Award Application Opens
The 2018 Incentive Award application opened on January 1, 2018. High school Seniors who plan to study engineering in college, and live or go to high school in the city of Chicago may visit the Foundation’s scholarship application website through April 24, 2018 to apply for an award. In addition, 2017 awardees currently studying engineering may apply for renewed support.
CEF Hosts Inaugural Craft Beer Event
More than 100 guests joined the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation at Building Brews, the organization’s first craft been tasting. Twelve local brewers participated in the tasting. The event also included a panel discussion focused on the science and technology behind craft brewing.
CEF Welcomes 2017-2018 Leadership
At the 2017 Annual Meeting on September 21, 2017 CEF welcomed new officers, directors and advisors to the leadership team.
CEF Presents 2017 Incentive Awards
More than 200 guests came together at the CEF Incentive Award Dinner & Presentation to celebrate the 2017 CEF Scholars on June 20, 2017 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Members of the Engineers’ Foundation leadership, and keynote speaker Dr. Peter Nelson, Dean of Engineering at UIC, welcomed the students and friends of CEF to this annual celebration.
Fun and Games at Casino Night 2017
More than 100 CEF supporters gathered at ULCC on March 9, 2017 for Casino Night 2017, the organization’s signature fundraising event. This year’s theme, Brazilian Carnival, was a festive celebration and fundraiser benefiting CEF’s scholarship awards for aspiring engineers. The evening featured casino table games, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, wine grab, and an amazing buffet of Brazilian-inspired foods. The Clemente High School Steel Drum Band and a Luminarts Jazz trio added to the festive atmosphere with live performances.
CEF Presents Bridging Urban America Film Event
More than 130 guests joined CEF for one of the final American screenings of Bridging Urban America, the Story of Ralph Modjeski. The event was presented in partnership between the Chicago Engineers Foundation and Transportation Subcommittee of the Union League Club of Chicago.