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The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate/graduate student member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has overcome barriers to pursue engineering and/or who has made a personal impact in their community through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the WIE goals and objectives.



Nomination deadline15 March



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One award annually


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  • An IEEE member of Student Member of Graduate Student Member grade as of the submission deadline
  • A member of IEEE WIE for at least two (2) years
  • Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award


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Basis of Selection

  • Letters of Endorsement by professors and fellow members
  • Service to WIE at Student Branch, Section or Society level
  • Service to non-IEEE professional/technical organizations
  • Candidates will be evaluated based on their IEEE WIE volunteer participation and community involvement; not on academic achievement


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Nomination Package

  • Completed nomination form, completed by the nominator
  • Minimum of two (2), and no more than four (4), letters of endorsement


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Selection Committee

The winner will be recommended by the WIE Awards Subcommittee and approved by the WIE Committee.


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Award Instrument

A Certificate of Recognition and cash prize.


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Instructions and guidelines for Award nominations

Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters all within the online system.

To submit your nomination, please:

Please email WIE Awards if you have questions about this award or the WIE Awards process.