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Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions, Technical Field Awards and AES Society Awards

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The IEEE Awards Program provides peer recognition to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. 

Awards presented by the IEEE Board of Directors fall into several categories: The Medal of Honor, Medals, Technical Field Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Service Awards, and Prize Papers. The IEEE also recognizes outstanding individuals through a special membership category: IEEE Honorary Member.

The Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society members may be particularly interested in the following IEEE Medals and Recognitions, Technical Field Awards and AES Society Awards.  IEEE Medals and Recognition nomination deadlines are 1 July 2012; the IEEE Technical Field award deadlines are 31 January and the AES Award deadlines vary and may be found on the AESS awards website: http://ieee-aess.org/membership/awards. A complete list of the IEEE Awards can be found at: http://www.ieee.org/about/awards.

IEEE Medals

IEEE Medals shall embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. Presentation of IEEE Institute-level Medals and Recognitions typically consist of a medal, certificate and honorarium and are presented by the IEEE President at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.

•    IEEE Medal of Honor, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.
•    IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.
•    IEEE Edison Medal, for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts.
•    IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.
•    IEEE Founders Medal, for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.
•    IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, for outstanding achievements in signal processing.
•    IEEE/RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields.
•    IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications, for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.
•    IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science.


•    IEEE Service Awards:
These awards consist of a bronze medal, illuminated certificate and honorarium.

  • IEEE Haraden Pratt Award, for outstanding service to the IEEE by a Sr. Member or Follow.
  • IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award, for distinguished service to the development, viability, advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of the IEEE focused on volunteerism.

•    IEEE Corporate Recognition Awards
These awards consists of a certificate and crystal sculpture.

  • IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition, for outstanding and exemplary contributions by an industrial entity, governmental or academic organization, or other corporate body, which have resulted in major advancement of electrotechnology.
  • IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition, for exceptional managerial leadership in the fields of interest to the IEEE.  The leadership may be reflected in an executive role by attaining preeminent stature in the eyes of the engineering community as an individual whose inspirational, creative, and professional contributions have been extraordinarily successful, exemplary, and persuasive in pursuing the theory, planning implementation, and direction of outstanding achievements, contributions, or service in the field of electrotechnology.


•    IEEE Honorary Membership:
The grade of Honorary Member is a significant honor bestowed by IEEE and is awarded for life to an individual. “Honorary Members are elected by the Board of Directors from among those who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in the IEEE's designated fields of interest and who are not members of the IEEE”.

•    IEEE Prize Paper/Scholarship Awards
These awards consists of a certificate and honorarium.

  • IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award, for the most outstanding paper reporting original work published in an IEEE archival publication.
  • IEEE Donald G. Fink Award, for the outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper in any of the IEEE transactions, journals, magazines or proceedings.
  • IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship, awarded to a first year, full- time graduate student for work in the area of electrical engineering, at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide.
  • The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship, awarded to a beginning graduate student every year for one year of full time graduate work in electrical engineering.

Nominations are initiated by members and the public, and then reviewed by a panel of peers.  Their recommendations are submitted to the IEEE Awards Board prior to final approval by the IEEE Board of Directors.

For nomination guidelines and forms, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards.  Questions? Contact IEEE Awards Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA; tel.: +1 732 562 3844; fax: +1 732 981 9019; e-mail: [email protected].

 
 

IEEE Technical Field Awards


The IEEE Technical Field Awards are awarded for contributions or leadership in specific technical fields of interest of the IEEE.  Technical Field Awards are presented by the IEEE President or designee at an IEEE technical conference, meeting or symposium, as recommended by the relevant selection committee and endorsed by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council, and approved by the IEEE Awards Board.  Ctrl + click on each of the awards below to get more detail.  The award normally consist of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate and honorarium. 

•    IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award
•    IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
•    IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Award
•    IEEE Control Systems Award
•    IEEE Electromagnetics Award
•    IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award
•    IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
•    IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award
•    IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award
•    IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award
•    IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
•    IEEE Internet Award
•    IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award
•    IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement
•    IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award
•    IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
•    IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
•    IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award
•    IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies
•    IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
•    IEEE Frederik Philips Award
•    IEEE Photonics Award
•    IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
•    IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
•    IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
•    IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
•    IEEE David Sarnoff Award
•    IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award
•    IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
•    IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
•    IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
•    IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
•    IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
 

IEEE AES Society Awards


AESS Awards are given based on separate criteria listed under each award.  Awards are presented for professional accomplishments in the AESS Field of Interest or for Best Paper in AESS Publications.  Other awards listed are joint sponsorship and /or participation awards.  Award nomination descriptions and past award winners can be found at: http://ieee-aess.org/membership/awards.  Awards normally consist of a plaque and honorarium.

“The AESS field of interest is defined as the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.  These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."

•    AES Society Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award is given annually to an individual, or team, for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today.” The contributions for which the award is bestowed are to have been made at least twenty (20) years prior to the year of the award, to ensure proper historical perspective. (Plaque and honorarium)


•    AES Society Exceptional Service Award
This Award is given as directed by the AESS Board of Governors whenever an individual has performed in support of the AESS in an exceptional manner.  It is to recognize service up and beyond the expectations of the specific volunteer office or standing committee position. (Plaque)


•    AES Society Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award
This Award recognizes candidates that have the unique capability of conceiving and organizing innovative and successful events in the field of interest of the AESS. (Plaque and honorarium)

•    Harry Rowe Mimno Award for the Previous Year’s Best Paper in the AESS Magazine
This award recognizes and fosters excellence in clear communications of technical material of widespread interest to AESS members. The award is to the author of a paper which is primarily tutorial (including surveys), speculative, or which advocates new ideas or principles tending to promote debate. (Plaque and honorarium)


•    M. Barry Carlton Award for the Previous Year’s Best Paper in the AESS Transaction
This award acknowledges what is judged to be the best paper in the AESS Transactions in each calendar year. We invite our readers to participate in the selection of the awardees by nominating outstanding papers. (Plaque and honorarium)


•    AES Society Chapter of the Year Award
This award annually recognizes the AESS Chapter whose performance was particularly noteworthy during
the previous year. Separate awards can be given to the outstanding national and international chapter. (Plaque)


•    AESS Outstanding Panel Award
This award recognizes an AESS Technical Panel whose performance was particularly noteworthy during the previous year in supporting AESS. (Plaque)


•    Radar Panel Warren D. White Award
The award is to recognize a radar engineer for outstanding achievements/contributions due to a major technical advance (or series of advances) in the art of radar engineering. The advance, significant, public, and well-known, shall be evidenced by technical papers, inventions, presentations, or products. (Plaque and honorarium)


•    Radar Panel Fred Nathanson Award
This award by the AESS Radar Systems Panel is to grant international recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art by one of our AESS members. The goal of this award is to encourage individual effort and to foster increased participation by developing young, under 40 years of age, radar engineers. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions through technical papers, presentations, inventions, and/or products to the radar art.  (Plaque, honorarium and eligibility for grant)

•    PLANS Richard B. Kerschner Award
This award is for outstanding achievement and contribution to the modern era of electronic navigation. It recognizes individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and position equipment, systems or practices.  (Trophy)

•    PLANS Walter R. Fried Award
This award is for the recognition of an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and positioning equipment, systems, or practices. It is to recognize the best paper presented at the Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) conference. (Plaque and honorarium)


•    AUTOTESTCON Frank McGinnis Professional Achievement Award
This Award is to recognize a career of outstanding leadership, individual initiative, and technical contributions in automated test engineering. Nominees must have demonstrated specified professional achievement and leadership over a career span, and participation in AUTOTESTCON. (Trophy and honorarium)


•    IEEE Judith A. Resnik Field Award
This award is sponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, the IEEE Control Systems Society, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society to recognize outstanding contributions to space engineering, within the fields of interest of the IEEE.  The Award is named in honor of IEEE Member Judith Resnik, who was a Mission Specialist on the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded on 28 January 1986. This award is part of the IEEE Technical Field Awards highlighted above.


•    IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal
The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications was established in 1999, in honor of Dennis J. Picard, whose lifetime of work at Raytheon Company helped make them a leader in tactical missile systems. For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.  This award is highlighted in the Medals Award list above.

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."

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