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The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE. Through its Awards Program, IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing the fields of interest to IEEE to the benefit of society.

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IEEE Award Recipient Series: Q&As with Icons of Engineering and Technology

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New Children’s Book About Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer is a new book that introduces kids to a great inventor and the birth of the first home console.

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The IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal will be sponsored by Google over the next 10 years starting in the year 2021.

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Kristina Johnson First Recipient of the IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal

Kristina M. Johnson, is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal. Professor Johnson is an internationally recognized leader in engineering, education, the private sector, government, and has even impacted the movie industry.


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New IEEE Medal Named for Computing Pioneer Frances E. Allen

A new medal, sponsored by IBM, honors computing pioneer and IEEE Fellow Frances E. Allen. Nominations for this award open in December 2020. It is scheduled to be presented for the first time at the 2022 IEEE Honors Ceremony.