The Region 6 Awards Program
The Region 6 awards program is now substantially different from all previous years. In brief, here are the important changes:
- All Section awards will directly become nominations for Region awards.
- All award nominations and endorsement letters will be submitted online. 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, teachers, and companies that support the profession 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. There are four categories of awards: for individuals, companies, IEEE activities, and IEEE “organizational units” (groups).
- Outstanding Engineer (must be an IEEE member)
- Outstanding Service and Leadership to the IEEE
- Outstanding Educator of the Year (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
Companies and Corporations:
Activities: Mixed IEEE Individuals and Organization Units:
- Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Women in Engineering – this may be to an individual (up to 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
IEEE Organizational Units:
- Outstanding Small Section of the Year (up to 500 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)
Rules and Requirements to Submit Region 6 Nominations
- The deadline for submission is nominally May 15 by 11pm Pacific time. All nominations will be online and to your own Section. Extensions or other deadlines will be announced by the R6 Awards Chair.
- 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 that they send their nominations or letters.
- You can only nominate an individual or an organization within your own Section.
Read the specific Awards Category Description to determine the requirements and qualifications for each award.
Contact the R6 Awards Chair for instructions on how to submit an award nomination.
IEEE Rules for Awards and Nominations
These are IEEE-wide rules as defined in the MGA (Member and Geographic Activities) manual.
- No individuals may nominate themselves.
- 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.
- Neither an Awards Chair, nor a Section Chair acting as an awards chair may submit nominations or letters of recommendation.
- Members of any awards committee that has voting power on awards may not submit nominations or letters of recommendation.
To make a nomination, read the specific Awards Category Description to determine the requirements and qualifications for each award, then contact the R6 Awards Chair for instructions on how to submit an award nomination.