IEEE-USA is pleased to present this complete list of recipients of the 2020 IEEE-USA Awards. Congratulations to all the honorees!
IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Public Service
- Andrei Iancu
For his outstanding work updating patent regulations benefiting IEEE’s U.S. members by clarifying and strengthening intellectual property protection and reducing administrative hurtles.
The IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award
- Christopher Sanderson
For exceptional leadership and creation of programming for the professional development of IEEE’s U.S. members.
IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Memorial Award
- John Tague
For exceptional leadership and achievements in research and development for the U.S. Navy’s technology enterprise
George F. McClure Citation of Honor
- Michael Andrews
For leadership promoting engineering professionalism and IEEE member engagement to students and young professionals through the development of the Rising Stars conference and numerous educational initiatives.
- Zafar Taqvi
For enduring dedication in promoting professional activities—through contributions to member engagement; for inspiring and mentoring members; and for increasing IEEE visibility in industry.
IEEE-USA Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Azad Madni
For excellence in entrepreneurship over a lifetime of innovation, mentorship, and philanthropy
IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award
- Shilpita Biswas
For sustained leadership increasing IEEE’s visibility with industry, growing student membership, and organizing professional development events.
IEEE-USA K-12 STEM Literacy Educator-Engineer Partnership Award
- Stuart Wecker & Christine Busch
For building a highly successful, sustained partnership between the Tempe school district and IEEE volunteers to provide hands-on STEM workshops.
Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession
- Karen Panetta
For co-authorship of the book, “Count Girls In”, which serves as an inspiration for youth to pursue technology careers, and for lifelong commitment to STEM Literacy
Board Special Citation
- Mark Soffa, Kai A. Flowers, and James Joseph Talley Montgomery
For creation and implementation of an innovative STEM education model during COVID-19 restrictions.
IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Award for Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism
- No recipient
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