Actions taken by the IEEE Fellow Committee and the IEEE Board of Directors’ Fellow Ad-Hoc Committee have resulted in these modifications to the Fellow program.
The size of the Fellow Committee was expanded from 31 to 52 members to handle what has been in recent years an increase in the number of nominations. Nominations have risen by 60 percent since 2001.
Because there are few Fellows in Region 9 (Latin America), the requirement that references must be IEEE Fellows was waived for nominees from this region. References can now be a Region 9 IEEE senior or life senior member.
Endorsements will now be sent along with the nomination forms to the society or council evaluating the nominee. Endorsements, which are optional, may come from members and nonmembers and provide additional information to support the nomination.
The deadline to submit nominations for the class of 2010 is 1 March 2009.
For more information, go to the Fellows website.