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1 EAB support for IEEE Education Medal? David Hodges, Vice Chair, IEEE Awards Board Educational Activities Board 17 November 2007, Boston

2 The IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal l IEEEs Medals represent the highest level of recognition offered in the Institutes Awards program. l The IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal (previously IEEE Education Medal) was established in 1956 by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and continued by the Board of Directors of the IEEE. l This Medal recognizes the importance of an educator's contributions to the vitality, imagination, and leadership of engineering education. l It is presented annually to an individual for a career of outstanding contributions to education in IEEE fields of interest.

3 Recent recipients of the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal l ANDREW S. TANENBAUM Professor of Computer Science Vrije Universiteit, NetherlandsANDREW S. TANENBAUM l SANJIT K. MITRA Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa BarbaraSANJIT K. MITRA l H. VINCENT POOR George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering Princeton University, Princeton, NJH. VINCENT POOR l PAUL R. GRAY Professor, EECS, Executive Vice Chancellor and ProvostPAUL R. GRAY University of California at Berkeley l YASUHARU SUEMATSU President, National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, JapanYASUHARU SUEMATSU l PETAR V. KOKOTOVIC Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa BarbaraPETAR V. KOKOTOVIC l BRIAN D.O. ANDERSON Australian National University Canberra, AustraliaBRIAN D.O. ANDERSON

4 Funding realities for all IEEE Awards are changing l Corporate support has shrunk sharply. l There is no long-term commitment for Education Medal funding is secure. l EAB has not participated in IEEEs Institute-wide Awards program. l The Education Medal is an appropriate recognition for support by EAB. l The main question is budgetary.

5 Next steps l EAB will be asked to consider in 2/08 whether to add partial or full support for the Education Medal to its 2009 budget. l Current full cost is about $28K/yr l More details on the Education Medal are shown on the Awards Board site:


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