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

Form of Recognition

Engraved Award


One to four per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.


IEEE members in the United States are eligible.

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 award.


Proposals for nominations of candidates for this award shall be made via the online nomination portal.


Basis for Judging

Selection shall be based on outstanding dedication, efforts, significance, and most particularly on clear evidence of successful accomplishments and achievements in advancing the social, economic, legal, and ethical objectives of the profession and thus securing recognition of IEEE professional activities in the United States.


The IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee shall evaluate all proposals and shall select (up to four) proposals which, in their judgment, are best and recommend the proposed candidate(s) to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for approval.


The ARC will develop and arrange plans for the presentation of awards, which will be done at an annual Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with a major IEEE-USA conference or at other appropriate venues, and with consideration to the request of the approved award recipient.


Citation shall be proposed by the person originating the nomination. It will be reviewed and modified as appropriate by the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee.


David Iams
Career, Member, and Professional Activities Manager
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