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Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition Committee Chair
Steve Kerchberger

Awards and Recognition Committee Support Chair
Mohamad Berri

Awards and Recognition Committee Support Chair
Shad Roberts



 

***The 2020 R4 Awards Nomination window opens Tuesday, 1 December, and closes Thursday, 31 December 2020***

 

The Regional Awards & Recognition Committee carries 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 developing awards and developing Region 4 nominations for IEEE Awards.

 

Download the Region 4 Awards and Recognition Guidelines  (Awards Nomination Guidelines in PDF format) *** This guide assists R4 members in selecting the appropriate R4 award listed below. The guide includes award descriptions as well as sample letters of recommendations. Members should direct further questions 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 available 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 - 501 to 1,500 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

 

Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award

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 does not recognize a single achievement, but rather collective contributions complemented by singular works exemplifying IEEE's objectives and attributes.

 

Outstanding Professional Award

To recognize members of Region 4 who, through their technical abilities, have made outstanding contributions to their profession. It acknowledges the development of new technical concepts, significant patents, development of new devices, development of applications, new designs, considerable cost reductions using known techniques, etc.

 

Outstanding Student Award

To recognize a student who has exhibited exceptional performance as a student through their contributions to the Institute, their university, and membership in Region 4. Students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities, admirable ethical behavior, and a strong commitment to professionalism both inside the classroom and within their community are recognized.

 

Young Professional Achievement Award

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 YP operations within Region 4. The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals involved with YP activities, which 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 objectives.

 

Outstanding Large Section Award

The Region 4 Outstanding Large Section Award will be awarded to one Large Section to recognize the Section's overall excellent work in the past year. A large section has 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year. 

 

Outstanding Medium Section Award

The Region 4 Medium Section Award will be awarded to one Medium Section to recognize its overall excellent work in the past year. A medium section has 501 to 1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year. 

 

Outstanding Small Section Award

The Region 4 Outstanding Small Section Award will be awarded to one Small Section to recognize its overall excellent work in the past year. A small section has 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the past year. 

 


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