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Award description

Recognizes IEEE members who volunteer in informal education settings for the benefit of teachers, students, parents of students, and the public. These volunteers will have served in advisory, educational, or fiduciary positions and used their professional background to enhance understanding and involvement in fields of interest of IEEE by users of the informal education system.


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Nomination deadline

The deadline to submit a nomination package for 2017 is 1 May 2017.

Nominations require three to five references.

** Please note: An individual may serve as a nominator or reference for only one nomination per award category.**


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Nominee eligibility

The award is given to IEEE Graduate Student members, members, Senior members, and Fellows whose innovation has made a major impact and been emulated outside the individual’s immediate environment. Self-nominations are not acceptable. Typical recipients will be those who assist museums, libraries, parks, zoos, aquariums and gardens to accomplish their educational mission in areas that fall within the IEEE fields of interest.  Most of the recipients are expected to be content experts who help science and technology museums offer public programs in fields where new discoveries, technologies and applications advance rapidly.  Activities to be recognized include service as volunteer librarian, docent, tour guide, or curator; technical advisor; and board or committee member in an informal education institution.


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The award consists of US$1,000, a brass, and walnut plaque, and up to US$2,000 in travel expenses to receive the award.


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