IEEE Long Island Section & Region 1 Awards

The Long Island Section of the IEEE issues up to nine awards annually to recognize outstanding individuals that have made significant contributions to the engineering profession. The Region 1 Awards Program recognizes professional/technical excellence and major accomplishments and contributions made by Region 1 IEEE members.


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Nominations for each of the 2016 Long Island Section awards must be submitted to the IEEE Long Island Section Awards Committee by 2016 December 1 in time for the annual Awards Ceremony held the following Spring. Each LI Section award recipient will receive a custom-inscribed award plaque during the ceremony.

> LI Award Nomination Form

The IEEE LI Section Awards

Alex Gruenwald Award
This Award honors an IEEE member who has made important contributions to our profession on Long Island, and to the IEEE at large. Alex Gruenwald was an IEEE pioneer in the area of professional activities. He was a very active member of the Long Island Section, and went on to be a Region 1 Director.

Athanasios Papoulis Award
This award is presented to educators in engineering, science, or mathematics, either living or teaching within the boundaries of the Long Island Section of the IEEE, who has demonstrated innovative teaching techniques. Athanasios Papoulis was a professor at Polytechnic University who was committed to promoting quality technical education on Long Island.

Charles Hirsch Award
This Award recognizes an IEEE member who has made an outstanding technical contribution that has benefited Long Island. Charles Hirsch was a creative engineer at Hazeltine.

Friend of the IEEE Long Island Section Award
This award is given to a company or organization in recognition and appreciation of prominent and continued support of the IEEE Long Island Section and its members, in support of the Section's goals, activities and the Engineering Profession.

Harold Wheeler Award
This Award recognizes an IEEE member who has demonstrated outstanding technical and management abilities. Harold Wheeler was a world-famous engineer, who throughout his career at Hazeltine and Wheeler Labs, made many important technical contributions. He was a founding member of the IEEE Long Island Section.

Lifetime Achievement Award
This Award is given to a member who has demonstrated continual and distinguished leadership, outstanding career-long contributions and service benefiting the Engineering community and the IEEE LI Section. This award is the highest honor the IEEE Long Island Section bestows on an individual.

Outstanding Student Chapter Award
This award is given to an IEEE student chapter that is from one of the Long Island engineering schools. The award recognizes outstanding activities that encourage student interest in the IEEE.

Outstanding Volunteer Award
This award honors a Long Island Section member for substantial contributions to IEEE volunteer activities at the International, National, Region, Section, Chapter, or Society level.

Outstanding Young Engineer Award
This Award honors a Long Island IEEE member who has made important technical contributions prior to his or her 35th birthday.

The IEEE Region 1 Awards

Information on the IEEE Region 1 Awards can be found on the global IEEE website:

> Additional Information on Region 1 Awards

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