2021 Best Paper Award was presented to Meg Handley, Mihee Park, Ashley N. Patterson, and John Jongho Park (Pennsylvania State University): Inclusive Leadership Development for Engineering Undergraduate Students.

2020 Best Paper Award Winner awarded to Tahsin Mahmud Chowdhury(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Daniel Knight (University of Colorado Boulder), Daria A Kotys-Schwartz (University of Colorado Boulder), Julie Dyke Ford(New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), Homero Murzi (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University): Using Competing Values Framework to Map the Development of Leadership Skills as Capstone Design Students Transition to the Workplace.

2019 Best Paper Award not awarded.

2018 Best Paper Award was presented to James Magarian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), & Alison Olechowski (University of Toronto). Engineering students and group membership: Patterns of variation in leadership confidence and risk orientation. 

2017 Best Paper Award goes to Mike Klassen, Serhiy Kovalchuk, Doug Reeve, and Robin Sacks (University of Toronto) for their paper entitled Leading from the Bottom Up: Leadership Conceptions and Practices Among Early Career Engineers.

2016 Best Paper Award goes to Dr. William J. Schell (Montana State University) and Dr. Paul J. Kauffmann (East Carolina University) for their paper entitled Engineering Leadership: Faculty Perceptions and Profiles.

2015 Best Paper Award goes to Dr. Doug Reeve, Dr. Cindy Rottmann, and Dr. Robin Sacks from the University of Toronto for their paper entitled The Ebb and Flow of Engineering Leadership Orientations.