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The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (formerly the IEEE 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.

Presented to: An individual

Scope: For a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE

Prize: The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging: Excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students; leadership in electrical engineering education through publication of course materials and writings on engineering education; leadership in the development of programs in curricula or teaching methodology; contributions to the engineering profession through research, engineering achievements, and technical papers; participating in the education activities of professional societies; and quality of nomination.

Nomination deadline: 1 July

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the November IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony

Sponsors: MathWorks, Pearson, IEEE Life Members Fund

MathWorks     Pearson


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Medal nomination forms


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Medal recipients


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Medal committee members

  • Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Chair
  • Susan E. Conry
  • Melba M. Crawford
  • Hugh D. Griffiths
  • J. David Irwin
  • James McClellan
  • Urbashi (Ubli) Mitra
  • John Proakis
  • Yutaka Yamamoto


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2015 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony