IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group of the Year Award

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group of the Year Awards are given annually to one IEEE WIE Affinity Group and one IEEE WIE Student Affinity Group that have shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities.

Awards will be based on programs that took place during the period of 1 January to 31 December of the preceding year.

Schedule

IEEE WIE Affinity Group of the Year Award Nomination Deadlines
Section Affinity Group 01 April 2018
Student Branch Affinity Group 01 April 2018

Scope

An Affinity Group cannot receive this award more than once every three years (as a general rule).

Basis of selection

Award selection is based on:

  • Quality of activities and programs sponsored/co-sponsored by the affinity group
  • Quantity of activities and programs
  • The number of participants at regular meetings and other activities and programs
  • Demonstrations of outreach programs to young women
  • The number of people served by the outreach
  • Communication with its members
  • Growth of affinity group membership
  • Affinity group website (if available)

The above criteria take into account that IEEE WIE Affinity Groups vary in size and resources. In reviewing the number of participants in meetings, etc., the IEEE WIE Committee will take into consideration the percentage of participants from the available pool of members and individuals who could be served.

Selection committee

The winner will be recommended by the IEE WIE Awards Subcommittee and approved by the IEEE WIE Committee

Award instrument

A Certificate of Recognition and a subsidy for future IEEE WIE Affinity Group activities are awarded for both the winning IEEE WIE Affinity Group and the IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group.

Instructions and guidelines for award nominations

Nominations for the award are accepted by submitting at the on-line awards portal.

Please email wie-award@ieee.org if you have questions about this award or the award process.