IEEE-USA is thrilled to announce the following recipients of the 2022 IEEE-USA Awards. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, and congratulations to all the honorees!

Professionalism Awards

The IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

To honor IEEE members in the United States for long-term dedicated effort and outstanding accomplishments in advancing the aims of IEEE professional activities.

  • No recipient chosen

The IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award

To recognize individuals for outstanding IEEE-USA volunteer efforts and contributions.

  • Dr. Veronika Rabl
    For distinguished service to the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee and effective policy advocacy for energy efficiency and electrification

The IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Public Service

To honor an individual not currently in the practice of engineering for contributions in furthering the professional goals of IEEE in the United States by such means as (but not limited to) influencing laws or regulations benefiting the profession, industrial environments to foster professionalism curricula, or publications designed to enhance professionalism and other similar activities.

  • Kevin Wheeler
    For preservation and growth of federal research and development funding for small businesses

The IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor

To honor IEEE members who have made exemplary contributions toward securing recognition of professional activities in the United States.

  • Dr. Ashutosh Dutta
    For distinguished leadership in the development of the International Network Generations Roadmap and bridging the gap between academia and industry
  • Dr. Paul Sanberg
    For advancing academic and engineering innovation through the founding of the National Academy of Inventors

The IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award

To recognize IEEE members for their contributions to Student-Professional Awareness Activities in the United States.

  • No recipient chosen

The IEEE-USA Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit

To recognize an IEEE member who has been instrumental in furthering both entrepreneurial growth and spirit in the United States.

  • Dr. Matt Francis
    For entrepreneurship through Ozark Integrated Circuits and for inspiring future STEM innovators through mentoring

The K-12 STEM Literacy Committee Educator-Engineer Partnership Award

To honor pairs of K-12 educators and engineers that, through their joint collaboration, provide learning experiences to precollege students, support the education and curriculum requirements of their institution, promote and increase the math, science and engineering awareness of student participants, and/or support the educational goals of the IEEE and IEEE-USA.

  • Mr. Neville Jacobs and Mr. Alexander Dulce
    For outstanding and sustained contributions in STEM education and mentoring of underrepresented communities through the Baltimore Robot Challenge.

Technical Award

The IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Memorial Award

To honor individuals for distinguished technical contributions in the field of electrotechnology while in U.S. Government Service.

  • Dr. David Rivera
    For groundbreaking contributions in applied electromagnetic engineering resulting in advancements in the art and science of antenna design for submarine applications

Literary Award

The IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession

To recognize outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of the public understanding and the advancement of the engineering profession in the United States.

  • Dr. Alice Parker and Dr. Leda Lunardi
    For inspiring the next generation of women in engineering through the book “Women in Microelectronics”

Nominations for the 2023 IEEE-USA Awards will open on 1 April 2023.

For more information, please contact:
David Iams
Senior Manager, Career and Professional Activities