IEEE Awards Board Seeks Members for 2010

For a rewarding volunteer activity, consider joining the IEEE Awards Board

8 January 2009

If you’re a senior member or Fellow and want a rewarding volunteer activity, consider joining the IEEE Awards Board. Its Nominations and Appointments Committee is soliciting recommendations for the following positions on the 2010 Awards Board and its committees.

Vice chair, Awards Board:

  • Attends the Awards Board meetings and participates as a voting member
  • In the absence or incapacity of the chair, assumes the chair’s duties
  • Serves as chair of the Awards Board Planning and Policy Committee
  • Serves on the Awards Board Operating Committee
  • Serves on the Technical Activities Board Awards and Recognition Committee
  • Attends the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony
  • Performs duties assigned by the Awards Board chair

Member-at-large, Awards Board:

  • Attends Awards Board meetings as a voting member
  • By mutual agreement with the Awards Board chair, performs special short-term tasks related to awards matters
  • Serves on the Medal of Honor Committee
  • Reports on the at-large member’s organizational unit’s awards-related activities
  • Division and region directors serving as members-at-large act as liaison to the Awards Board, the IEEE Technical Activities Board, and the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board

Chair, Awards Board Presentation & Publicity Committee:

  • Recommends policies and procedures related to the presentation and publicity of all IEEE awards
  • Oversees the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony
  • Serves on the Awards Board and its Operating Committee

Chair, Awards Board Finance Committee:

  • Oversees the Awards Board budget
  • Works with the Awards Board to prepare a budget to submit to the IEEE Finance Committee
  • Serves on the Awards Board and its Finance and Operating committees and the IEEE Finance Committee

Medals Council chair:

  • Oversees the IEEE medal-selection committees
  • Brings forward recommendations for recipients from the medal committees for the Awards Board to consider
  • Serves on the Awards Board and its Operating Committee

Recognitions Council chair:

  • Oversees the recognition committees
  • Makes recommendations for nominees from the councils for the Awards Board to consider
  • Serves on the Awards Board and its Operating Committee

Technical Field Awards Council chair:

  • Oversees activities of the technical field awards selection committees
  • Makes recommendations for nominees from the councils for the Awards Board to consider
  • Serves on the Awards Board and its Operating Committee

IEEE Institute-level Award Committee Member:

  • Stimulates nominations for IEEE institute-level awards
  • Reviews nominations and recommends recipients for institute-level awards

If you’re interested in one of these positions, e-mail your request to serve to awards@ieee.org by 1 March. Include the position you are interested in, a biography that does not exceed one page, and a summary of your IEEE awards activities. Although any IEEE senior member or Fellow can apply, it is helpful if you have already served on a society, section, or region awards-selection committee or have received a major IEEE award yourself.

For information on the awards program, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards.

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