Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday Night Awards Banquet & Ceremony: IEEE-USA Presents its 2010 Awards

On Saturday night, IEEE-USA delivered its 2010 awards in recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

IEEE USA presented a $2500 scholarship to IEEE Student Member, Zachary Phillips.  Zachary’s entry took first place in the IEEE’s fourth annual “How Engineers Make a World of Difference” online video competition. Check out Zachary's video:






John Meredith
Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award
  • John Meredith – For passionate leadership in promoting lifelong learning for IEEE members

Award for Distinguished Public Service

  • Bart Gordon – For promoting science and engineering in the U.S. Congress

Citation of Honor
Bart Gordon
  • Harold Adams – For leadership in creating the IEEE-USA National Energy Policy Position Statement
  • C.J. Chung – For creating Robofest to inspire interest in engineering among precollege students
  • Thomas Gentile – For leadership in creating the IEEE-USA National Energy Policy Position Statement
  • A. Mayer Sasson – For leadership in creating the IEEE-USA National Energy Policy Position Statement

Regional Professional Leadership Award
  • Ashutosh Dutta – For fostering industry relations in Region 1
  • Jignasa Ray – For revitalizing student activities in Region 1

Professional Achievement for Individuals
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  • Mohamad Berri – For leadership in recruiting students and promoting IEEE membership
  • Russell Lefevre – For leading the collaboration between IEEE and other engineering societies to form the Technologies for Carbon Management Initiative
  • Bob Parro – For precollege mentoring through the U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Veronika Rabl – For leading the collaboration between IEEE and other engineering societies to form the Technologies for Carbon Management Initiative
  • Saifar Rahman – For leading the collaboration between IEEE and other engineering societies to form the Technologies for Carbon Management Initiative
  • Abby Vogel Robinson – For leadership in the design and launch of the new IEEE-USA in Action, an interactive, online publication
  • Dorota Temple – For mentoring early career engineers in technical excellence and professional ethics
  • Christos Zahopoulos – For sparking precollege interest in technology and engineering careers through the RE-SEED program

Professional Achievement for Organizations
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc. – For sustained support of IEEE professional development activities

Colonel Mason
Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering the Public Understanding of the Profession
  • William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer – For telling the inspiring story of how engineering can change the world with their book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Colonel Mason – For increasing public understanding of the profession through the weekly radio program, The Promise of Tomorrow

Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism
Robert Kanigel
  • Robert Kanigel – For his substantial body of work on science, technology and engineering and their place in the world

Harry Diamond Award
  • Rabinder Nath Mdan – For leadership in the development of high resolution tracking sensors for defense systems

Precollege Teacher-Engineer Partnership Award
  • Percy F. Shadwell & Marion Zeiner – For instilling enthusiasm in engineering and technology by mentoring students at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Florida

Rabinder Madan
Entrepreneur Achievement Award
  • Dileep Rao – For contributions in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and development of future engineering businesses

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