IEEE Honors Leaders in Education

Initiatives in South Africa receive several awards

6 January 2012

Nine individuals, one IEEE section, and one organization were honored for their outstanding initiatives in education by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) during a November ceremony at the Palace in New Brunswick, N.J. EAB Vice President Tariq Durrani was master of ceremonies for the awards presented by the board’s awards and recognition chair, S.K. Ramesh, and Douglas Gorham, managing director of IEEE Educational Activities, in Piscataway, N.J.


MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN ACCREDITATION ACTIVITIES
John Joseph Sammarco


For exceptional leadership in accreditation processes for continued improvement of engineering technology education programs.




Roderick Arthur Harker

For accreditation activities in South African education and impacting accreditation activities worldwide.



MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN CONTINUING EDUCATION

Arnold M. Peskin


For advancing continuing education through mentoring, leading technology transfer, and impacting adult learning.

 

MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN INFORMAL EDUCATION

Marcel Keschner Rems, Alejandro German Lagos Palermo, and Nicolas Daoudian


For development, design, and construction of E-Scientia, an interactive exhibit featuring the fundamentals of engineering for secondary school students.

 

PREUNIVERSITY EDUCATOR AWARD

Donovan Duffield


For inspiring students in South Africa and instilling in them a passion for science and technology.

 

VICE PRESIDENT’S RECOGNITION AWARD

Bernard Widrow


For outstanding contributions to electrical engineering education, theory, and practice in the fields of adaptive systems in control, communications, signal processing, and pattern recognition.

 

SECTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
IEEE South Africa Section


For supporting the professional development of its members by creating a customized IEEE continuing education portal, organizing major IEEE technical conferences, and utilizing IEEE’s Distinguished Lecturer Program.

 

EMPLOYER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Tata Consultancy Services


For promoting holistic professional development of its employees through in-house conferences, employee publications, innovation labs, and university collaborations that balance individual aspirations with business needs.

 

STANDARDS EDUCATION AWARD

Mladen Kezunovic


For educating students and engineers about the importance and benefits of interoperability standards. (Kezunovic received his honor at the IEEE Standards Association awards dinner held in December.)


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