IEEE Founders Medal

Presented to

An individual or team, up to three in number.


For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.


The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.

Basis for Judging

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: outstanding leadership; planning or administration of affairs related to the profession; and quality of nomination. The candidate(s) should be a major industry administrator, or manager of a complex scientific mission. An additional consideration may be service to IEEE beyond normal expectations.

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