Awards & Recognition
IEEE-USA Award for
Literary Contributions Furthering the Public
Understanding of the Profession
This award recognizes outstanding journalistic or
other efforts that lead to a better public understanding of the contributions of
engineering professionals to the enhancement and expansion of the social, economic, and
cultural aspects of life.
Form of Recognition
Annual competition, provided that no awards will
be presented when the panel feels submissions are not worthy of the award. Limited to two
Submissions will be judged on their quality in
portraying subjects, themes, or incidents, or on their editorial content. They may include
an individual presentation or a series of presentations that lead to a better public
understanding of the contributions of engineering professionals to the enhancement and
expansion of social, economic, and cultural components of life. Submission will be limited
to print and broadcast media, produced by groups other than professional engineering
organizations in the United States.
A special panel will be appointed by the Chair of
the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee consisting of five persons respected in the
field of engineering professionalism, one of whom shall also be experiences in journalism.
This panel shall select the submission that, in their judgment, best fulfills the
objective, as well as two alternates. It shall include justification for its selections.
The submissions will then be reviewed by the Awards and Recognition Committee and will be
presented to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for approval. Upon final approval by the
Board of Directors, appropriate procedures for processing shall be followed.
Nominations may be submitted by any interested
individual or by the publisher, author, radio or television station, responsible for the
effort. The nomination must include: complete identification and a copy of the article; or
complete identification of the visual or aural media piece, with location and time
presented, as well as a 300-500 word summary of what the basic subject is and why the
piece meets the objectives in an outstanding way; or complete identification of the media
piece and submission of tapes, transcripts or other reasonable evidence that may be used
by the panel in judging accompanied by a 300-500 word summary as above. The article or
presentation must have been published, aired or heard in the calendar year preceding the
submissions, which must be received no later than April 15 of any year.
Form (PDF) ]
No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors,
the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee, or IEEE
staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this IEEE-USA award.
Presentation of the awards to the recipients will
be made by the President, IEEE-USA or designee at an appropriate major IEEE-USA
conference, which will be mutually agreed upon.
A citation will be developed by the special panel
based upon their evaluation of the submission and its subject content. The citation shall
briefly describe the subject in addition to such attributes as may be considered relevant.
The IEEE-USA Board of Directors shall provide
suitable funds for the awards and the expense of judging and presentation.
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Updated: 9 July 2009
Contact: Chris Brantley, email@example.com