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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.



Call for nominations1 December
Nomination deadline1 April
Awards Committee approval10 May
Recipient notifiedEarly June
Award presentationby 1 November



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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 of US$250


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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.