The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the Year Awards are given annually to one WIE Affinity Group and one WIE Student Affinity Group that have shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities.
For Section Affinity Groups, the award will be based on programs that took place during the period of 1 January to 31 December of the preceding year. For Student Branch Affinity Groups, the award is based on the programs during 1 July to 1 April.
|WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award Nomination Deadlines|
|Section Affinity Group||1 April|
|Student Branch Affinity Group||1 April|
An Affinity Group cannot receive this award more than once every three years (as a general rule).
Award selection is based on:
The above criteria take into account that IEEE WIE Affinity Groups vary in size and resources. In reviewing the number of participants in meetings, etc., the WIE Committee will take into consideration the percentage of participants from the available pool of members and individuals who could be served.
The WIE Committee will review all nominations and rank-order them based on the criteria listed.
A Certificate of Recognition and a subsidy in the amount of US$250 for future Affinity Group activities are awarded for both the winning WIE Affinity Group and the WIE Student Branch Affinity Group.