IEEE Honorary Membership

Presented to: 

An individual.

NOTE: In a given year, if the IEEE Medal of Honor recipient is not an IEEE member, he/she will be automatically recommended to the IEEE Board of Directors for IEEE Honorary Membership.


To individuals not members of the IEEE, who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE’s designated fields of interest


Honorary Members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the IEEE, except the right to hold office therein. Recipients shall receive a certificate, Honorary Member pin, and a crystal sculpture.

Basis for Judging:

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: significance of achievement; originality; impact on society; impact on the profession, publications, and patents relating to the achievement; and quality of nomination.

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