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Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient
Dr. Mildred Dresslhaus,
Institute Professor at
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge,
MA, USA, and 2015 IEEE
Medal of Honor recipient.

The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE (PDF, 157 KB). Through its Awards Program, IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing the fields of interest to IEEE to the benefit of society. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced. The IEEE Awards Program honors members and other professionals for their service to society.

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The IEEE Awards Board administers IEEE-level awards on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. These consist of IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards (TFAs), and Recognitions. These are the highest-level awards given by IEEE.

The IEEE Medals are at the top of the hierarchy of awards with the IEEE Medal of Honor as the top honor. IEEE Medals embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. 

IEEE Technical Field Awards are awarded for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of IEEE.

IEEE Recognitions are comprised of Service Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Prize Papers & Scholarships, Honorary Membership, and External Awards. 

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Presentation of IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions

IEEE Medal of Honor and the IEEE-level Medals, as well as the Service Awards, Corporate Awards, and Honorary Membership, shall be presented at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.

IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFAs) and Prize Papers are presented by the IEEE President or designee at an IEEE technical conference or symposium as recommended by the relevant selection committee, endorsed by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council, and approved by the IEEE Awards Board (AB). However, in rare and unusual circumstances, and with the approval of the AB, the presentation may be made at a non-IEEE technical conference.

All IEEE awards shall be presented at times and places approved by the Awards Board. IEEE-level awards shall be made in the same calendar year as the year of the award for which the recipient was chosen.


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony

IEEE Awards Booklets