Awards & Recognitions Overview

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Awards Information

This page contains information about awards given by the Education Society, the Frontiers in Education Conference, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board, education/teaching-related awards given by the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE itself.

Education Society Awards

The Education Society offers several awards, which are typically presented at the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (other arrangements can be made when circumstances warrant).

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James Sluss

University of Oklahoma
United States

The deadline for all Education Society awards is 1 MAY.


The Awards Committee has developed a unified process for all award nominations, and a template for reference letter writers.

Please follow this procedure for all award nominations:

  1. The nominator should create a nomination, using the nomination form.
  2. The nominator should complete items on the cover sheet and send this to each person serving as a Reference.
  3. The nominator is then asked to send a reference form to each person writing a reference letter on behalf of the nominee along with a copy of the completed nomination form. Please use Microsoft Word files.
  4. The reference letter writer is asked to complete the reference form and return it to the nominator. Please use Microsoft Word files.
  5. The nominator is asked to assemble the files into a single document, convert it to PDF (if possible), and submit the package to the IEEE Education Society Operations Manager, Brittian Parkinson ( with a copy to the Awards Committee Chair, James Sluss, Chair (
  6. Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged, and nominators of successful nominations will be notified at, or soon thereafter, the same time that the recipient is notified by the President of the Society. Nominators of unsuccessful nominations will be notified directly, and unsuccessful nominations will automatically be carried over for one year, though updated or additional information may be submitted to the two persons mentioned in #5 above.

Education Society Awards

IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

To recognize excellence in teaching and related involvement with undergraduate students

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal

To recognize the importance of the educator's contributions to the members of the engineering profession

Ronald J. Schmitz Award

To recognize outstanding and continued service to engineering education through contributions to the Frontiers in Education Conference.

Helen Plants Outstanding Conference Special Session Award

To recognize the best special session of the annual Frontiers in Education Conference.

Benjamin J. Dasher Best Conference Paper Award

To recognize the best paper presented at the annual Frontiers in Education Conference.

IEEE Transactions on Education Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award

To recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Education.

IEEE Student Leadership Award

The purpose of the Student Leadership Award is to annually honor an IEEE member who has made an exceptional contribution to the Society while they were an IEEE Graduate Student Member or an IEEE Student Member.

Nominate Today or Submit a Reference Letter

Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award

To recognize members of the IEEE Education Society who have made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers.

Nominate Today or Submit a Reference Letter