IEEE Unveils Two New Medals

New medals recognize contributions to environmental and power technologies

8 January 2009

IEEE has created two medals that recognize contributions to environmental and power technologies.

“Both medals were established because these technical areas weren’t well represented in the IEEE awards portfolio,” says Kerry Ann Ward, manager of IEEE Awards Activities.

The IEEE Medal in Power Engineering will be awarded to an individual “for outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.” The IEEE’s Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, and Power & Energy societies are sponsoring the award. Recipients receive a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and an honorarium.

Toyota Motor Corp. donated US $300 000 to fund the new IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies. The award recognizes “outstanding worldwide accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improves the environment and/or public safety.” Open to individuals as well as teams of up to three, the award covers a variety of disciplines, including power electronics, intelligent transportation systems, wireless communications, sensor networks, control and automation, computing, and signal processing. Recipients receive a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and an honorarium.

The initial presentation of both medals is scheduled for 2010; nominations are due 1 July 2009.

To learn more about these and other IEEE awards, or to nominate a colleague, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards.

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