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Announcing 2017 Region Awards Program

The 2017 Region 6 Awards Program

by Jeffrey Pawlan, Region 6 Awards Chair [updated 21-April]

The 2017 Region 6 awards program is substantially different from all previous years. In brief, here are the important changes:

  • All Section awards will directly become nominations for Region awards. There are no Area awards.
  • All award nominations and endorsement letters will be submitted online to a Fluidreview award management system. There are no forms any longer. No more emailed or paper nominations.
  • There are many new award categories added.

Purpose and Value of the Awards Program

The awards program honors IEEE volunteers, engineers, and teachers within Region 6. This is important because those who contribute to IEEE and to our community should be recognized and thanked for their hard work, dedication, and contributions. The awards program is a vital part of member retention.

The New Awards Categories

Companies and Corporations:

  • Outstanding Corporate Service

IEEE Organizational Units:

  • Outstanding Small Section of the Year  (less than 501 active members)
  • Outstanding Large Section of the Year  (more than 500 active members)
  • Outstanding Small Student Branch of the Year (up to 25 active members)
  • Outstanding Large Student Branch of the year (more than 25 active members)
  • Outstanding Chapter of the Year (includes Technical Councils and Affinity Groups except WIE and LMAG which are now given their own awards)

Mixed IEEE OUs and Individuals:

  • Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Women in Engineering – this may be to an individual (up t0 3 people), or to a WIE Chapter
  • Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Life Member Activities – this may be to an individual or to an LMAG Chapter

Individuals:

  • Outstanding Engineer (must be an IEEE member)
  • Outstanding Service and Leadership to the IEEE
  • Outstanding Educator (must be an IEEE member)
  • Outstanding Educator of K through 12
  • Outstanding IEEE member who made contributions to STEM and Education as a Mentor, Assistant, or Facilitator
  • Outstanding IEEE member contributing to Global Humanitarian Projects or Activities
  • Outstanding IEEE member promoting Membership Development or Senior Elevation
  • Outstanding IEEE Young Professional

Rules and Requirements to Submit Region 6 Award Nominations

For 2017, the deadline for submission is May 15, 2017 by 11pm Pacific time. All nominations will be online and to your own Section.

All nominations of individuals require two letters of recommendation. The deadline is the same as above.

All nominations and letters must come from IEEE members and they must be members within the Section where they submit their nominations or letters.

You can only nominate an individual or an organization within your own Section.

IEEE Rules for Awards and Nominations

These are IEEE-wide rules as defined in the MGA (Member and Geographic Activities) manual.

  1. No individuals may nominate themselves.
  2. Neither an Awards Chair, nor a Section Chair acting as an awards chair may be nominated for a Section or Region award. The exceptions are Special Section Chair’s awards and Section Region Director’s awards.
  3. Neither an Awards Chair, nor a Section Chair acting as an awards chair may submit nominations or letters of recommendation.
  4. Members of any awards committee that has voting power on awards may not submit nominations or letters of recommendation.

Here is the complete list of awards in Region 6. You may select a particular award that you want to read the detailed description and criteria for selection:

  1. Outstanding Corporate Service
  2. Outstanding Small Section of the Year (less than 501 active members)
  3. Outstanding Large Section of the Year (more than 500 active members)
  4. Outstanding Small Student Branch of the Year (less than 26 active members)
  5. Outstanding Large Student Branch of the year (more than 25 active members)
  6. Outstanding Chapter of the Year (includes Technical Councils and Affinity Groups except WIE and LMAG which are now given their own awards)
  7. Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Women in Engineering – this may be to an individual (up to 3 people), or to a WIE Chapter
  8. Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Life Member Activities – this may be to an individual or to an LMAG Chapter
  9. Outstanding Engineer (must be an IEEE member)
  10. Outstanding Service and Leadership to the IEEE
  11. Outstanding Educator (must be an IEEE member)
  12. Outstanding Educator of K through 12
  13. Outstanding IEEE member who made contributions to STEM and Education as a Mentor, Assistant, or Facilitator
  14. Outstanding IEEE member contributing to Global Humanitarian Projects or Activities
  15. Outstanding IEEE member promoting Membership Development or Senior Elevation
  16. Outstanding IEEE Young Professional

Nominations

To make a nomination, read the 2017 Region 6 Awards Categories with Descriptions to determine the requirements and qualifications, and information required for submission of the online forms.

The deadline for all awards nominations to be submitted is May 15, 2017 at 11:00pm PT. Instead of forms or emails, all nomination submissions and also all endorsement letters are done online with our new Fluidreview website:   https://ieee-r6.fluidreview.com/

If you ever used the Fluidreview website for either MGA award nominations or for IEEE-USA award nominations then you already created a Fluidreview account and you can use those credentials. Otherwise you will need to create an account when you go to this website.  It is not linked to your IEEE account so it will not fill in automatically. If you wish, you may create your new account using the same login and password as your IEEE account or you can choose anything you wish.

There are 16 main award categories and two of them have sub-categories. Women in Engineering (WIE) and also Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) have separate nominations from the Outstanding Chapter of the year award. These two also have additional sub-category awards. Individuals who did significant activities to promote Women in Engineering can now receive an award on their own. Up to three people per year can receive awards if they deserve this recognition. Also an individual that did significant activities to promote Life Member activities can receive an award.

For all award nominations for individuals, two letters of endorsement are required. This has been the policy of the IEEE MGA and also IEEE-USA for many years. It is very easy to do. The letter of endorsement is also an online form to be filled out by your endorsers. It will take very little time as it only contains three questions.

You will want to gather all of the needed information to fill out the online nomination ahead of time so a complete list of all of the questions is provided with the award descriptions so you can get the information that you will need.  All questions require an answer in order for the nomination to be valid. Phone numbers and addresses are necessary. We have problems in the past contacting award recipients for needed information or getting their award to them.

If you have any questions on how to submit a 2017 online award nomination, contact Jeffrey Pawlan, R6 Awards Chair for instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

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