Society Chapter Awards

Nominate Your Chapters and Colleagues for Our Chapter Awards and Contests

Managed by: Beata Polgaris

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 15 June 2024, 12:00 noon PST

Nomination Forms:

Managed by: Srikanth Pillai, CMD Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time) 

Nomination Form: Outstanding Member Award Call For Nominations 2024


Managed by: Srikanth Pillai, IAS CMD Past Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Nomination Form: Outstanding Chapter Award Contest Nomination Form 2024

Managed by: Yanni Zhong, Chapter Web Contest Subcommittee Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Nomination Form: Chapter Web Contest Submission Form 2024

Managed by: Richard Cselko, Student Thesis Contest Subcommittee Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Nomination Form: Guidelines and Application Forms

Program Information:

In line with the proposed IAS five-year strategic plan (2020-2025), the IAS Board is of the view to offer more value-added benefits to its students and Young Professionals. In this regard, several YP activities have been introduced. These include, but are not limited to, the Global Young Professional Mentoring Program (GMP) Contest 2023, IEEE IAS Annual Meeting Young Professional Event, etc.

In keeping with this theme, the first IEEE IAS Most Impactful Webinar Contest (MIWC) was introduced in 2021. This contest is meant to incentivize IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapters (SBCs) and IEEE YP Affinity Groups to develop and host their webinar event, benefit their membership base, and attract new members to join the Society and local entities.

This IEEE IAS MIWC 2024 Contest is expected to:

  • Provide opportunities for local/international engagement and interactions with peers from both industry and academia;
  • Invest in membership elevation by strengthening relationships among Students and YPs; and
  • Enable and incentivize youth to suggest innovative programs, by them, for them, supported and acknowledged by the IEEE IAS.

Critical Deadlines: 

  • Contest Announcement: 11 April 2024
  • Deadline for Submissions: 20 June 2024
  • Winners Announcement: 1 July 2024

Monetary Awards

  1. 1000 USD – First (1st) place, with certificates for the organizers + travel grant for two people to attend IAS Annual Meeting 2024,
  2. 750 USD – Second (2nd) place, with certificates for the winning Chapter ,
  3. 500 USD – Third place (3rd), with certificates for the winning Chapter.

Note: If, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the quality of the submissions does not sufficiently meet the evaluation criteria, the committee reserves the right not to present the award. The travel grant will be subject to IEEE travel regulations and the status of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2024. IAS reserves the right to suspend the travel grant.

Program Guidelines & Forms:

For any further inquiries, please contact Nishad Mendis or Lakshitha Gunasekara.

Managed by: Roozbeh Kabiri, Myron Zucker Design Contest Subcommittee Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time) 

Nomination Forms:

Committee Chair: Wei-Jen Lee, IAS President 2021-2022

Program Information: The Industry Application Society is soliciting interested parties to submit proposals to the Myron Zucker Student Faculty Grant Program. Adhering to Mr. Zucker’s goal, the principal objectives of the Student-Faculty Grant Program are:

  • to interest students and faculty in industry applications of electrical engineering;
  • to involve students and faculty in engineering problems related to the Scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society;
  • to provide financial assistance to students for their education; and
  • to provide seed money to allow faculty members to commence or expand teaching, research, or academic concentrations in industry applications of electrical engineering.

In general, the Program functions much like a research support agency. It is administered by the IEEE Industry Applications Society through its Zucker Grant Committee with the consent of the IEEE Foundation.

The project must be designed to produce publishable results in one year (12 months). The preferred period of performance (for these 12 months) is September 1st through August 31st of the following year. The funding is such that approximately two grants, not exceeding $25,000 each, can be awarded during each annual proposal cycle. This endowment is the programs only funding source; no other sources, including IEEE membership dues, are used.

Each project must be under the primary direction of a person who holds a full-time regular academic appointment on the engineering teaching faculty of an institution of higher education. This individual must be a member of IEEE. This is to be strictly enforced by the IEEE Foundation and any entries that do not meet this criteria will be rejected

Deadline of Application: March 31, 2024

Program Letter & Forms:

2023 Faculty Grant Awardees are:

First Place

Design Principle and Practice of Novel Bearingless Motor Systems with Improved Suspension Performances

Christopher H. T. Lee, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798

Second Place

Single -Stage Buck-Boost DC/AC Power Conversion with Non-Pulsating AC Output Waveforms for Electrified Traction Applications

Mahima Gupta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University, Portland Oregon 97201

Previous Winners:


  • Surge Protection of Electric Car Charging Stations, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty Advisor: Thomas Tsovilis


  • High-Reliability Electric Propulsion Drives based on Digital Twin Technologies, University of Kentucky, Faculty Advisor: JiangBiao He
  • FPGA Based Cost-effective Digital Protection Schemes for Reliable Protection of Large-scale Wind Farms, Lakehead University, Faculty Advisor: Mohammed Uddin


  • Enhancing the Security of Distributed Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: A Bottom-Up Approach to Protect and Authenticate Grid Embedded Devices, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Florida State University, Faculity Advisor: Charalambos Konstantinou
  • Robustness Enhancement of Model Predictive Control for Medium Voltage Drives (RMPC4MVD), Tampere University. FAculty Advisor: Petros Karamanakos


  • Compact, Reliable, and Robust Gan-Based Active Rectifiers for More Electric Aircrafts, Kansas State University.  Faculty Advisor:  Mohammad Shadmand
  • Fractal-based approach for direct-stroke shielding of substations against lightning, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.  Faculty Advisor:  Thomas Tsovilis, Assistant Professor


  • Power Grid Resilience to Extreme Weather Conditions:  Unlocking the Full Potential of Grid-Scale Renewables and Battery Storages – George Washington University USA
  • Development of a New Internet of Things (IoT) Network and Cybersecurity Framework toward Wireless Battery Management Systems in Cyber Physical Environments, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA


  • High Density Wide Band Gap Based Variable Frequency Power Factor Correction AC/DC Rectifier for More Electric Aircraft, Concordia University, Canada – Academic Advisor:  Akshay Kumar Rathore.
  • Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis for Induction Motors, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada- Academic Advisor:  Dr. Xiaodong Liang.

Managed by: Sumit Chhabria, Robotics Contest Subcommittee Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time) 

Nomination Forms: 

Previous Winners: No Robotics Contest Winners were awarded in 2022

Managed by: Usman Munawar, Humanitarian Contest Subcommittee Chair

Award Information:

Submission deadline: 05 May 2024, 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time) 

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