An individual IEEE member. The IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award is presented at the IEEE Honors Ceremony. Candidate must be an IEEE member and Young Professional as defined by the IEEE (within 15 years of first academic degree).
May be awarded to a young professional for contributions to the technical community and IEEE fields of interest.
The award consists of a certificate and crystal sculpture.
Basis for Judging:
In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: Impact on the profession and/or society; succession of significant technical or other contributions; leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s); previous honors, and other achievements such as publications or patents or other evidence; track record of volunteer contributions to the IEEE; and quality of nomination. Previous IEEE Medal recipients are not considered eligible candidates.