Region 1 Awards Program Update & Summary

Awards serve to provide recognition of professional achievement whether it is in technical, educational or in service to IEEE and to provide high visibility to other engineers, employers and the public.




The latest revision of the Professional Awards Category consists of awards in eight subcategories. They are as follows:

  1. Technological Innovation (Academic)
  2. Technological Innovation (Industry or Government)
  3. Managerial Excellence in Engineering Organization
  4. Outstanding Teaching in IEEE area of interest (University or College)
  5. Outstanding Teaching in area of interest (Pre-University or College)
  6. Enhancing relationship between IEEE and Industry
  7. Enhancing the IEEE’s or Engineering Profession’s Image with the Public.
  8. Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, RAB, REGION 1 and SECTION.


This reward is for recognition of a REGION 1 IEEE section rather than for the individual IEEE member. More explicitly, it is a PACE Award giving recognition to the section having achieved the highest level of advancing professionalism during the past year. This award is unchanged.


This award is given to the individual(s) involved with GOLD activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which is(are) directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the Region’s goals and/or objectives. This award is unchanged.


This award includes $1,000 in cash! This award recognizes the personal efforts of those who have provided leadership, creativity, guidance, hard work and inspiration in a wide range of IEEE activities over a long period of time.


To nominate a candidate, the Region 1 Sponsor shall:

  1. Complete and sign the New Region 1 Awards Nomination Form.
  2. Attach a two hundred word or less summary of the contributions which warrants this nomination.
  3. Attach the candidate’s resume.
  4. Send the Nomination form, summary, and resume to your Section Chair, who will sign and forward the package to the Chair of Region 1 Awards and Recognition Committee.

The nomination deadline date for the above awards is June 15th. The decision as to who will receive the awards will be made at the Annual Region 1 Meeting which is normally held in the summer or fall of each year.


  1. The Region 1 Awards Committee will review all of the nominations received by the deadline.
  2. The Committee will make a determination as to which candidates should receive an award. Then a formal recommendation will be submitted to the Region 1 Executive Committee.
  3. The Executive Committee will then approve the Region 1 members who will receive the awards.
  4. The Award Plaques and Cash Honorarium will be given to section representatives at the February meeting of the following year.
  5. The formal presentation of the awards will be made by the Region 1 Director, or by his designee, at an appropriate time and location.

The application procedure as well as pertinent details and nomination forms all appear on the website. Log on and you will find the forms and information ready for your use. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the awards chair.

IEEE Members, Upgrade to Senior Member Grade

Identification of your IEEE membership level, be it Member level, Senior level, or Fellow level, actually identifies your level of talent and achievements. It is an indication of your level of accomplishment to other IEEE members and to professionals outside of IEEE whether you are just beginning or ending your engineering career. To obtain the recognition you deserve you should seriously consider elevating your membership grade. This action is bound to increase key volunteering opportunities within IEEE and may actually aid you in achieving other objectives in the employment world and in other worlds.

The grade of Senior Member is the highest for which application may be made and shall require experience reflecting professional maturity. For admission or transfer to the grade of Senior Member, a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields for a total of 10 years. The member shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years, including one or more of the following:

  • Substantial engineering responsibility or achievement
  • Publication of engineering papers, books, or inventions
  • Technical direction or management of important engineering work with evidence of accomplishment recognized contributions to the welfare of the engineering profession
  • Development or furtherance of important engineering courses in a program on the “reference list of educational programs” (REP list)

Procedure to upgrade to senior level
All of the procedures, details and forms you needed for the upgrade will be found on the following web site:

Note that only Senior Members can be considered for elevation to Fellow