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
For inspiring students in South Africa and instilling in them a passion for science and technology.
VICE PRESIDENT’S RECOGNITION AWARD
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
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.)