About IEEE-USA Awards & Recognition

Every year, IEEE-USA Awards are given to recognize professionalism, technical achievement, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.

IEEE-USA has authorized the presentation of Awards and Recognition for the purpose of recognizing excellence, outstanding service and contributions in furtherance of its objectives. The awards are administered by IEEE-USA's Awards and Recognition Committee and have been approved by the IEEE Awards Board and the IEEE Board of Directors.

In addition to IEEE-USA awards, other forms of recognition are also available, including awards from other entities within IEEE and also outside the organization.

The following listing of IEEE-USA awards includes links to information on each award, its purpose, form, frequency, eligibility, nomination and selection process, and presentation. Please contact David Iams (d.iams@ieee.org, +1 202-530-8374) with any questions or concerns.

Full List of 2020 Awardees
Full List of 2019 Awardees

Professionalism Awards

Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award
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To honor IEEE members in the United States for a lifetime of dedicated efforts and successful accomplishments in advancing the social, economic, legal and ethical aims of IEEE professional activities. Maximum of one award presented per year.
[List of Past Recipients]

Award for Distinguished Public Service
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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.
[List of Past Recipients]

George F. McClure Citation of Honor
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To honor IEEE members who have made exemplary contributions toward securing recognition of professional activities in the United States.
[List of Past Recipients]

The IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award
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To recognize key individuals for outstanding IEEE-USA volunteer efforts and contributions. Maximum of one award presented per year.
[List of Past Recipients]

K-12 STEM Literacy Educator-Engineer Partnership Award
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To honor pairs of K-12 teachers and engineers that, through their joint collaboration, provide learning experiences to precollege students, support the education and curriculum requirements of their educational 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.
[List of Past Recipients]

IEEE-USA Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit
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To recognize a key individual who has been instrumental in furthering both entrepreneurial growth and spirit in the United States.
[List of Past Recipients]

IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award
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To recognize IEEE members for their contributions to Student-Professional Awareness Activities in the United States.
[List of Past Recipients]

Technical Achievement Awards

Harry Diamond Memorial Award
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To honor individuals for distinguished technical contributions in the field of electrotechnology while in U.S. Government Service.
[List of Past Recipients]

Electrotechnology Transfer Award
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This award has been discontinued. If you were interested in nominating someone for this award, please nominate the person under the Harry Diamond Award.
[List of Past Recipients]

Literary Awards

Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and Advancement of the Engineering Profession
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To recognize outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of the public understanding andthe advancement of the engineering profession in the United States.
[List of Past Recipients]

Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding of the Profession
This award is now merged with the Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism.
[List of Past Recipients]

Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism
This award is now merged with the Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding of the Profession.
[List of Past Recipients]

2021 IEEE-USA Awards Ceremony

Contact

David Iams
Career, Member, and Professional Activities Manager
d.iams@ieee.org
+1 202 530 8374