Amy Wagoner Johnson
WE20 Awards
Distinguished Engineering Educator
Amy Wagoner Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ANNOUNCED: Thursday, November 5, 2020

CONGRATS Amy Wagoner Johnson, Ph.D.

For being an impactful and inspiring teacher, whose students excel in engineering fields; for cutting-edge research in bone repair and coral regeneration; and for leveraging STEM to positively affect humanity.


Let's Celebrate This Recipient

  • Congratulations, Amy! Thanks for sharing your story and persevering to have a positive impact in the lives of your students.

  • Dr. Johnson, your video brought tears to my eyes. An inspiring story. Growing from initial difficulties to a clear love of being an educator. We need many more like you in engineering education.

  • Congratulations Amy. My son is there as a sophomore this year and I hope he gets to meet you and maybe even have a class with you. Your speech was so authentic and moving! I love what U of I is doing with the innovative saliva based testing, by the way! Good luck and be well.

  • Great message Amy! Congratulations on winning this high honor. It is a reflection of your passion for the students you teach!

  • Congrats and thank you for sharing your story during the keynote. I’m sure you will inspire others struggling to find their style and voice.

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    Thursday November 5, 2020

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
    • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award
    • Spark Award
    • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award

    Friday November 6, 2020

    • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Emerging Leader Award
    • Fellow Grade
    • Global Leadership Award
    • Global Team Leadership Award
    • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award Endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Work/Life Integration Award
    Awards Announced

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    • Advocating Women in Engineering Award
    • Mission (collegiate)
    • Multicultural Boeing Company (collegiate)
    • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    • Achievement Award
    • Mission (professional)
    • Multicultural Motorola Foundation (professional)
    • Prism Award
    • SWENext Global Innovator Award