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Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition Committee Chair
Shadrack Roberts

Awards and Recognition Committee Support Chair
Mohamad Berri


The Regional Awards & Recognition Committee carry out those activities associated with the process of Region 4 Awards. The Committee pursues the development of new awards recognizing activities of outstanding worth and merit with Region 4. It assists the Regional Director in coordinating any awards activities within Region 4 as appropriate. The Committee supports the IEEE Awards and Recognition Committees in the development of awards and in the development of Region 4 nominations for IEEE Awards.

*** Region 4 Deadline for nominations extended until 30 AUG 2019 ***

Download the Region 4 Awards and Recognition Guidelines   (Awards Nomination Guidelines in PDF format)  *** This guide is to assist R4 members in selecting the appropriate R4 Award listed below. The guide includes award descriptions as well as sample letters of recommendations. Further questions should be directed to the Awards Chair and Support Chair contacts at the top of the page.

Submit award nominations via the - Region 4 Awards and Recognition Portal

  • Individual
    • Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award
    • Outstanding Professional Award
    • Outstanding Student Award
    • Young Professional Achievement Award
  • Section - Outstanding Large, Medium, and Small Section Awards are awarded to one large Section, one medium Section, and one small Section each year, for their successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.
    • Large Section Award - 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year
    • Medium Section Award - 5011,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year
    • Small Section Award - 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year

For IEEE USA, MGA, TAB, and EAB award descriptions and nomination forms may be found at the following address:

AWARDS DESCRIPTION

"Region 4 Jack Sherman Outstanding Member" Award is designed to recognize members of Region 4 who through their professional and technical abilities have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions to the Institute, their communities, fellow professionals and fellow man. The award is not designed to recognize a single achievement, but rather collective contributions complemented by singular works exemplifying the objectives and attributes of IEEE. For further information on the award and nomination form go to Region 4 The Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 Outstanding Professional" Award is designed to recognize members of Region 4 who through their technical abilities have made outstanding contributions to their profession. It recognizes the development of new technical concepts, significant patents, development of new devices, development of applications, new designs, significant cost reductions using known techniques, etc. For further information on the award and nomination form go to Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 Outstanding Student" Award recognizes one student who has exhibited exceptional performance both as a student and as a young professional through his or her contributions to the Institute, their university and membership in Region 4. Recognition is given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities, admirable ethical behavior, and strong commitment to professionalism both inside the classroom and within their community. For further information on the award and nomination form go to Region 4 Outstanding Student Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 YP" Award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievement of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of YP operations within Region 4. The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals involved with YP activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity (ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the Region's goals and/or objectives. For further information on the award and nomination form go to Region 4 YP Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 Outstanding Large Section" Award will be awarded to one Section to recognize the excellent work of the Section in the past year. The total membership of a Large Section 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year. Region 4 Outstanding Large Section Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 Outstanding Medium Section" Award will be awarded to one Section to recognize the excellent work of the Section in the past year. The total membership of a Medium Section 5011,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year Region 4 Outstanding Small Section Award - nominate here

The "Region 4 Outstanding Small Section" Award will be awarded to one Section to recognize the excellent work of the Section in the past year. The total membership of a Small Section (including Students) shall be 500 or less as of 31 December of the prior year. Region 4 Outstanding Small Section Award - nominate here


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