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.
Form of Recognition
One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.
Members of government bodies, leaders of industry, members of academia, and others outside of the profession of engineering, in the United States.
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
Evidence of contributions shall include but not be limited to promulgation of laws benefiting the profession; promulgation of regulations benefiting the profession; creating an internal industrial environment to foster professionalism; and establishment of curricula and/or publications designed to enhance professionalism.
The IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee shall evaluate all proposals and shall select the proposal which, in their judgment, is best and recommend the proposed candidate 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.
The Citation should be proposed by the person originating the nomination. It will be reviewed and modified as appropriate by the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee.