The 2015 IEEE Herz Award Goes to Susan Hassler

IEEE Spectrum’s editor in chief received the organization’s prestigious staff award

4 December 2015

Susan Hassler has been chosen to receive the 2015 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award “for enhancing the global impact of IEEE by creating the distinctive publication IEEE Spectrum, which exemplifies the highest values of science, technology, and engineering journalism.” She was presented with the award last month at the IEEE Meeting Series in New Brunswick, N.J.

Hassler, an IEEE member, has served as editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum, in New York City, since 1999. Under her leadership, the magazine has received several prestigious publishing awards, including a 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Thought-Leader Magazines category. In 2012 IEEE Spectrum introduced Robots for iPad, a mobile app dedicated to the latest developments in robotics. The next year the magazine launched a Chinese-language edition. Hassler also oversees The Institute and is a member of its editorial board.

The IEEE Board of Directors created the Herz Award in 2005 to honor longtime volunteer Eric Herz, who served in many capacities, including IEEE general manager and executive director. The award recognizes a present or past full-time IEEE staff member with at least 10 years of service for demonstrated contributions over a long period of time.

The nomination deadline for the 2016 IEEE Herz Award is 31 Jan­uary. For more information, visit IEEE Awards program website

This article originally appeared in print as “Herz Award Goes to Hassler.”

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