IEEE Awards is now accepting nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions. The deadline to nominate a colleague is 15 June 2021. Nominate a colleague today!
The IEEE Awards Program is more than 100 years old, a peer-recognized program of achievement that has recognized leaders and visionaries who have paved the road of discovery in ways no one would ever imagine. IEEE Awards inspire achievement and set a standard of excellence and a motive to aspire to shape the future for the benefit of humanity, one innovation at a time.
Celebrating Award Recipients During Women’s History Month!
March is Women’s History Month, commemorating the celebration of the vital role of women in history. The Awards Program has much to celebrate—six amazing women will receive some of the highest awards given by IEEE at the virtual 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) and Honors Ceremony on 11-13 May 2021!
The first woman to receive the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Ruzena Bajcsy is being honored “for pioneering and sustained contributions to healthcare technology fundamental to computer vision, medical imaging, and computational anatomy.”
Evelyn H. Hirt will be given the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, “for steadfast service and leadership dedicated to the IEEE mission and members across all corporate, geographic, technical, and educational levels.”
Evelyn L. Hu is the second woman to receive the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal, sponsored by ARM, Ltd. She is being recognized “for leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics.”
Kristina M. Johnson is the first recipient of the new IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal, sponsored by Google, LLC, “for leadership and technical contributions spanning academia, government, and business.”
Elisabeth Patè-Cornell is the first woman recipient of the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, “for sustained leadership in developing theory and applications of probability risk analysis and for the design and evaluation of complex engineering systems.”
The IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal, sponsored by Intel Corp., goes to Lisa T. Su, the first woman to receive this medal, “for leadership in ground-breaking semiconductor products and successful business strategies that contributed to the strength of the microelectronics industry.”
In addition to the presentation of awards, world-class featured speakers from such organizations as CTA, Dolby, Amazon, and Disney will deliver engaging talks, and panelists will have conversations about such exciting topics as: cybersecurity, diversity & inclusion, and women in engineering, XR technology, telehealth, education, and power and energy. Participate in Q&A sessions with the speakers and networking chats.
You must attend this year’s virtual 2021 IEEE VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony held 11–13 May. Registration is now open. Come and join the celebration!This is one event you won’t want to miss!
—IEEE VIC Summit Team