2017 IEEE Awards Program and the Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit
December 18, 2016
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The IEEE Awards Program is a more than 100-year-old, peer-recognition program that has recognized the achievements of leaders and visionaries who have paved the road of
discovery in ways no one could have imagined. Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding
contributions have made a lasting, positive impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity—one innovation at a time. Generations of inventors and innovators have
stood upon the shoulders of giants to create, improve, and achieve in their respective fields. The IEEE Awards Program celebrates these technological triumphs.

IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit

Join us for the 1st annual IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit, “IEEE VICS,” and Honors Ceremony Gala on 25 May 2017 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. IEEE VICS is a one-day event where you can meet, mingle, and network with peers and some of the top technology “giants” in the world. Dynamic speakers will present talks in an interactive setting. The day will culminate with the evening’s Honors Ceremony, where IEEE bestows its highest-level awards for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. Visit the website www.ieee-vics.org for more details.

How can you participate?

The IEEE Awards Program needs volunteers like you. You can participate in the Awards Program in the following ways

Nominate a Colleague for an IEEE Award

The IEEE Awards Board seeks nominations for qualified candidates in every field of interest of IEEE for its IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions. Candidates do not need to be an IEEE member, but must meet a notable scope of work specifically considered to be an important contribution to the field of interest covered by the award. Award nominations are initiated by any individual who can quantify the scope of work of the nominee and are then reviewed by a peer committee of that award.

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General award criteria include: Leadership in field; breadth of work; achievements in other fields; inventive value (patents); individual versus group contribution; publications; originality
impact of contribution; society activities and honors; and quality of endorsement. IEEE Technical Field Awards are bestowed for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of IEEE. IEEE Medals and Recognitions embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. The Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed by IEEE.

Nominations are due 15 January annually for IEEE Technical Field Awards and 15 June annually for IEEE Medals and Recognitions.

  1. Check out all the Technical Field Awards here
  2. Check out all of the IEEE Medals here
  3. Check out all of the other IEEE recognitions here
  4. See the Awards Online Nomination Form.

Serve on a Awards Committee
Recipients of IEEE-Level Awards are recognized as the most influential members in their chosen field. Each year, new recipients join the prestigious IEEE Award honoree list through a selective nomination and approval process. The prestige of the IEEE Awards Program speaks through its recipients. Volunteers are necessary to provide expertise in soliciting and evaluating
nominations. The Awards Board Nominations & Appointments Committee invites all interested individuals to submit their name for consideration for a volunteer position in the IEEE Awards Program. Visit the Awards Board Nominations & Appointments Committee for more information.

Help Support the Awards Program
The IEEE Awards Program relies upon the expertise of hundreds of volunteers and the financial support of many individuals and organizations to continue to recognize the technological advancements that have advanced society. By sponsoring an award or making a donation to the Awards Program, you will encourage and facilitate the recognition of tomorrow’s generation of genius. For more information, email awards@ieee.org

Check out our article from the 2016 Awards Ceremony and how IEEE Young Professionals are involved

Article contributed by Eddie Custovic, IEEE IMPACT Editor in Chief

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