The Meritorious Achievement Award in Outreach and Informal Education 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.

Nominate someone for an EAB Award.
Candidate 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. Typical 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.


The award consists of a plaque and US$1,000. Travel expenses up to US$2,000 to attend the EAB Awards Ceremony are also covered.

Nominator requirements
Non-members of IEEE are eligible to serve as a nominator of this award.

Submit an EAB award nomination
Reference requirements

The nominator is responsible for providing a minimum of three, and a maximum of five, people to serve as references for this award. At least two references must be IEEE members.