IEEE Bhagawandas and Rajani Lathi Award for Excellence in Engineering Textbooks

To recognize excellence in first-edition English language printed textbooks used to teach electrical and electronics engineering to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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$10,000 honorarium, and certificate(s). Travel allowance up to $1,600.
IEEE Foundation,
Annually, at the Frontiers in Education Conference.
Basis for Judging:
The textbook must demonstrate originality, quality, advancement of the art, and effectiveness of presentation in terms of clarity of exposition and coherence. The textbook must have a demonstrated impact on the profession of education through bibliometric impact statistics and testimonials. Examples of bibliometric impact statistics include adoption statistics, purchase records, and citation counts. Examples of testimonials include crowd-sourced reviews, publisher collected reviews, and user impact statements.
To be considered, the textbook must have been published in its first edition in any language five years prior to the award year. For example, the 2024 award would recognize textbooks published as first edition in 2019. This establishes a five-year publication history demonstrating the impact the textbook has had on its field of instruction within engineering education. Any textbook winning the award must have clearly made an impact in its field of instruction through adoption at institutions of higher education, user reviews, citations in scholarly works, or through similar bibliographic metrics. Such metrics may be publicly available, and others may be retrieved through requests from the publisher. The language of instruction must be English and target an audience of advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Textbooks translated from other first edition languages to English are eligible provided the textbook is normally available for purchase in English. The textbook field of instruction should be signals, systems, communication, controls, analog electronics, digital electronics, or electromagnetics. The textbook can have multiple authors with the honorarium shared equally among the authors. The textbook primary author (first author) must be an IEEE member in the nomination and award years.. Secondary textbook authors need not be IEEE members. No author must be a member of the IEEE Education Society and no Society membership preference will be given during award evaluation.
Nomination Details:

Nomination Deadline: 9 June