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THE AWARDS PAGE

This page contains information about awards given by the Education Society, the Frontiers in Education Conference, the IEEE Member and Geographic Board, education/teaching-related awards given by the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE itself.

 Education Society Awards

The Education Society offers several awards, which are typically presented at the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (other arrangements can be made if circumstances warrant).

For all Education Society awards the annual deadline is APRIL 15.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EDUCATION SOCIETY AWARD

The Awards Committee has developed a single template for all award nominations, and a template for reference letter writers. Please follow this procedure for all award nominations:

  1. The nominator should create a nomination, using the nomination form.
  2. The nominator should complete items on the cover sheet and send this to each person serving as a Reference.
  3. The nominator is then asked to send a reference form form to each proposed reference document writer along with a copy of the completed nomination form. Please use WORD files.
  4. The reference letter writer is asked to complete the reference form and return it to the nominator. Please use WORD files.
  5. The nominator is asked to assemble the files into a single document, convert it to PDF (if possible), and to submit two copies. One copy should go to the Awards Policy Committee Chair, Edwin C Jones, Jr (n2ecj@iastate.edu). The second copy should go to the chair of the individual award selection committee (click here to determine the contact information for the chair of the award selection committee), identified in the cover sheet.
  6. Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged, and nominators of successful nominations will be notified at, or soon thereafter, the same time that the recipient is notified by the President of the Society. Nominators of unsuccessful nominations will be notified directly, and unsuccessful nominations will automatically be carried over for one year, though updated or additional information may be submitted.
AWARD NOMINATION/REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
  • Cover Sheet
  • Nomination Form
  • Reference Form
  • It is the responsibility of the NOMINATOR to submit
    the COVER SHEET, the NOMINATION FORM,
    and the REFERENCE FORMS to the Awards Committee
    Chair, Edwin Jones Jr. (n2ecj@iastate.edu) by 15 April.

    LIST OF EDUCATION SOCIETY AWARDS

    • IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION BEST PAPER AWARD recognizes the best paper published each year in the IEEE Transactions on Education, as evaluated on originality, quality, advancement of the art, and effectiveness of presentation in terms of clarity of exposition and coherence.

      The BEST PAPER AWARD process is conducted by the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors; thus nominations from the field are not part of the process.

      View award recipients.

     Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Awards

    Several awards are presented at the FIE Conference.

    • The Benjamin Dasher Best Paper Award is given to the best paper presented at the annual Frontiers in Education Conference, as demonstrated by technical originality, technical importance and accuracy, quality of oral presentation, and quality of the written paper appearing in the Conference Proceedings.
    • The Helen Plants Award is given for the best special (non-traditional) session at the FIE conference, as demonstrated by originality, session content and presentation including the use of written materials and visual aids, and participation of session attendees.
    • The Ronald Schmitz Award is given to recognize outstanding and continued service to engineering education through contributions to the Frontiers in Education Conference.

     IEEE Computer Society's Education/Teaching Awards

    The IEEE Computer Society offers the following awards, which all have a deadline of 15 October:
    • Taylor L. Booth Education Award - The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements. The award consists of a bronze medal and $5,000 honorarium are awarded for an outstanding record in computer science and engineering education.
    • Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award - The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements. A certificate and $2,000 honorarium are awarded for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service, and for helping to maintain interest in the field and make a statement about the importance with which the IEEE Computer Society views undergraduate education.

     ASEE's Fredrick Emmons Terman Award

    • Fredrick Emmons Terman Award (scroll down the ASEE Awards' page). — The Frederick Emmons Terman Award, which was established in 1969, is awarded by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Association of Engineering Education (ASEE). The Terman Award is bestowed annually upon an outstanding young electrical/computer engineering educator in recognition of the educator's contributions to the profession.

      The Terman award is sponsored by the Hewlett-Packard Company and consists of a $5,000 honorarium, a gold-plated medal, a bronze replica, a presentation scroll and reimbursement of travel expenses for the awardee to attend the ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, where the award is presented.

     IEEE Membership and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) Awards

    The IEEE's Membership and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

    • Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award recognizes the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the transnational goals and objectives of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) as related to transnational activities. The accomplishments of the candidate(s) should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.
    • Achievement Award is to recognize individuals or a team involved with Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) and/or the Regional network for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the goals and objectives of MGA. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of Regional operations. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.
    • Innovation Award is to recognize an individual or a team whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and objectives of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA). The accomplishments of the candidate(s) should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.
    • Leadership Award recognizes those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities which support the goals and objectives of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) at the local, regional, national, and/or international level. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.
    • GOLD Achievement Award (Graduates of the Last Decade) is to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) operations. The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals or teams involved with GOLD 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 GOLD goals and/or objectives. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to GOLD. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.

     IEEE Education Activities Board Awards

    IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor individuals and companies for major contributions to engineering and technical education.
    View a description of all EAB awards.
    1. Meritorious Achievement in Accreditation Activities
    2. Meritorious Achievement in Continuing Education
    3. Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education
    4. Pre-University Education
    5. Major Educational Innovation
    6. Meritorious Service to IEEE EAB
    7. Standards Education
    8. Employer Professional Development
    9. Section Professional Development
    10. Society / Council Professional Development

     IEEE Education Awards

    • IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal — was established in 1956 by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and continued by the Board of Directors of IEEE. It is through this medal that IEEE recognizes the importance of the educator's contributions to the vitality, imagination, and leadership of the members of the engineering profession.
    • IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award — was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1990 to honor teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines. This IEEE award is sponsored by the IEEE Education Society

     IEEE Fellow Award

    The deadline for submission of all materials to the IEEE Fellows Committee is March 1st annually. This is a 100% firm deadline!

    Go the the IEEE Fellows Web page for details in regard to this program.

    The Education Society (EdSoc) has a Fellows Committee. However the EdSoc's Fellows Committee does not nominate individuals for the IEEE Fellow award. The sole purpose of this committee is to receive, review and evaluate the nomination packets it receives from the IEEE Fellows Committee.

    However: While the Society itself does not make nominations, many Education Society Fellows are more than willing to provide references and/or make nominations for deserving individuals. The hyperlinks below provide a listing of Education Society Fellows along with their email address (if they have made it available). Many of these Fellows will be willing to support a nomination, and, many may not. Finding Fellows that will support a Fellow-candidates nomination is a great deal of hard work!

    Start the process: Given the March 1st deadline and speaking from experience, it is highly recommended that this process be started in early November; given the various requirements, four months is a safe time frame assuming that a nominator works diligently.

    Very important: it is critical that your Fellow nomination and your references document what the IMPACT of your work has been!

    Go the the IEEE Fellows Web page for details in regard to this program.

     IEEE Senior Member Program

    Are You A Senior Member?

    "And why not? Many members do not understand the requirements for and benefits of becoming a Senior Member. Contrary to popular opinion, a Nobel Prize in Physics, 40 years of experience, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering are not prerequisites for becoming a Senior Member! Senior Membership confers benefits not only on the member but on his Section as well... apply now! For details on becoming a SENIOR MEMBER, visit the IEEE Senior Member Program page." (Connecticut IEEE Section's home page, 2003).

    If you qualify to be a Senior Member but your membership grade is 'Associate' you can upgrade that quite easily. Refer to the section just below.

     IEEE Member Grade

    Take a look on your IEEE membership card. Under your name is your membership grade. If it says ASSOCIATE then you should consider upgrading to become a MEMBER. There is no cost for this action.

    To get this done click here for the IEEE self-upgrade web page.

     Education Society Awards Committee

    For a complete listing of the members of the Awards Committee click here.