To honor individuals who have made exemplary contributions toward achieving the aims of professional activities in the United States.

Form of Recognition

Specially engraved plaque.


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.


Also nominations are solicited via publications of suitable notices in IEEE and IEEE-USA publications. In addition, a press release shall be made available to appropriate trade and technical publications outside of IEEE.

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 the proposal which, in their judgment, is best and second best as alternate, and recommend the proposed candidate to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for approval.


Presentation of the award shall normally be made by the IEEE-USA President or designee at a major IEEE-USA Conference, such as the PACE Workshop.


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
+1 202 530 8374