Society Level Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award

on line submission form

(first presented in 1969)
honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the application of electricity to industry in accordance with the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Prize: $5,000 and engraved statuette

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Basis for Judging: Any of the following criteria apply: invention in the field as exemplified by issued patents; contribution to the general engineering or scientific basis of the technologies found within the scope of the IAS; executive or managerial contribution in the organization or operation of enterprises as associated with the scope of the IAS.

Presentation: At IAS Annual Meeting.

Distinguished Service Award

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(first presented in 1988)

recognizes an individual for dedication and service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Prize: $5,000 and Plaque

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Basis for Judging: Exceptional administrative, managerial and leadership achievement; proposal and/or implementation of innovative new Society programs; dedication to the growth and advancement of the Society and/or its geographic and technical entities.

Presentation: At IAS Annual Meeting.

Society Prize Paper Awards

recognizes the best papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.
Prize: $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, $500 for 3rd place and Certificates; plus up to five (5) honorable mention certificates.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Eligibility: Authors of papers published in IAS Transactions during preceding year

Basis for Judging: Originality, timeliness, contribution, and clarity.

Presentation: At IAS Annual Meeting.

Industry Applications Magazine Prize Article Award

(established in 1996)
honors the author(s) of the best technical article published each year in the Industry Applications Magazine.

Prize: $750 First Prize; $500 Second Prize; and Certificate. For articles with multiple authors, the monetary award for the first and second place prizes will be split equally among the co-authors. Each author will receive a certificate.

Funding: Funding will be provided by the IEEE Industry Applications Society through funds allocated annually to the Awards Department of the IAS.

Eligibility: Author(s) of all technical articles published in a calendar year in the Industry Applications Magazine are eligible for that year's award. Neither nominators nor members of the Selection/Evaluation Committee shall be eligible for this award.
Basis for Judging: 1) the degree to which the article describes an application topic of current interest to a broad cross-section of IAS members; 2) the degree to which the article content is presented in a manner that is readable by a broad cross-section of IAS members; 3) reviewer score sheets for each article when available; 4) the degree to which the article is consistent with the scope of the IAS.

Presentation: Annually, at the IAS Annual Meeting in October of each calendar year.

Society Chapter Awards

recognizes achievements by IEEE Industry Applications Society Chapters.

Prize: Framed certificates

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Eligibility: IAS Chapters with over 70 members and IAS Chapters with under 70 members.

Basis for Judging: Greatest Chapter attendance, increase in membership, number of meetings,
participation in technical conferences, Chapter presentation at IAS Council meetings.
Presentation: At IAS Annual Meeting. 

IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award

on line submission form

(established in 1996) (renamed 2009)

recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member less than 35 years of age.

Prize: $2,500, Plaque and travel expenses to attend the IAS Annual Meeting.

Funding: Funded by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Eligibility: Nominees must be less than age 35 at the specified award nomination due date. To be considered as a nominee, a one page form must be completed describing IAS activities and associated contributions made by the nominee. The form must be submitted and received by the IAS President before the specified due date of March 15.

Basis for Judging: Outstanding contribution to the profession in the form of IEEE/IAS activities such as (but not limited to) authorship of technical papers, IAS chapter leadership, IAS committee work, conference leadership, and standards working groups.

Presentation: The selected recipient is notified by June 1 and arrangements for receiving the award are made. Presentation of the award is at IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, usually held in October.

IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Service Award (established in 2015)

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Description:  To recognize an individual under age 35, through dedication and service, distinguished him/herself to IAS

Prize:  The award consists of a $2,500 honorarium, plaque, and travel reimbursement to an IAS conference for recognition

Funding:  The award would be funded by the IEEE Applications Society.

Eligibility:  Members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society are eligible

Basis for Judging:  The basis for judging shall be based upon:  1) administrative and leadership contributions; 2) contributions through ssection or chapter activities; 3) contributions through technical committee and conference activities; 4) Technical paper reviews for conferences/transactions; and 5) Contributions through new/revised programs that impact IAS growth globally.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at an IAS financially sponsored conference.


Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design Awards

to apply for this award please visit the IAS Annual Meeting 2015 website - Student Design Contest

(established in 1995)

recognizes three separate individual students or student teams and the students' associated electrical engineering department. It is primarily for students enrolled in a Bachelor's program in Electrical Engineering, or its equivalent, who receive the highest rankings and approvals of a submitted engineering design project within the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Prize: (awards will be divided equally among team members)
1st award prize: $800 cash honorarium for students and certificates
$500 cash honorarium for students' Academic Department and certificate
2nd award prize: $600 cash honorarium for students and certificates
$400 cash honorarium for students' Academic Department and certificate
3rd award prize: $400 cash honorarium for students and certificates
$300 cash honorarium for students' Academic Department and certificate

In addition, travel for student(s) to attend IAS Annual Meeting: $6,000 ($2,000 maximum per award - travel funds will be split equally among team members traveling to the meeting). Other associated expenses: ad in various magazines; printing and mailing of brochures;
preparation of award certificates: approx. $2,400.

Funding: Funded by the Myron Zucker Endowment managed by the IEEE Foundation.
Eligibility:

  • i) a project report, written by the students involved in the design project, must be submitted. This report must not exceed 25 pages including figures, diagrams, a 1-2 page executive summary, appendices, etc.;
  • ii) design projects must have been completed during
    the time period of September 1 to May 15 of the following year, e.g. 9/1/95-5/15/96.
  • iii) a letter of nomination from a faculty member involved in the project must be submitted. Students must also submit addresses, phone numbers and E-mail addresses. U.S. students must also submit their social security number;
  • iv) at least one student involved in the design project must be a member of the IEEE;
  • v) students must receive academic credit for the project work;
  • vi) the design project must fall within the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society;
  • vii) one or more undergraduate, or the equivalent, Electrical Engineering students involved in the design project.

Basis for Judging: The IAS Education Department Myron Zucker Grant Committee will determine award selection based upon:

  • i) the extent to which the solution of the design problem demonstrates the practical application of engineering fundamentals and engineering judgement;
  •  ii) the quality of the written report presentation;
  • iii) the extent to which an industrial entity, if any, provides appropriate guidance and access to an applications environment. The IAS Executive Board will make the final approval based upon the recommendations/rankings of the Myron Zucker Grant Committee.

Presentation: At the next Annual IAS Annual Meeting following the submission of the report (design projects must have been completed during the time period of September 1 to May 15 of the following year, e.g. 9/1/95-5/15/96. The awards will be presented at the next IAS Annual Meeting following the submission of the report, e.g. 10/1/96)