The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) awards program recognizes WIE members and WIE Affinity Groups who have made outstanding contributions to IEEE WIE, their community, and the engineering profession, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling the IEEE WIE goals and objectives. Women engineers are among some of the most distinguished contributors to the engineering profession.
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
Cinzia Da Via
This award recognizes an individual member of the full IEEE WIE Committee (as defined in the MGA Operations Manual section 4.20 IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee, D. Composition) who has exhibited volunteering of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities/projects that support the goals of WIE at the local, regional, national and/or international level. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of “significant performance” and should have made a distinguishing contribution. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units, not on professional achievement. The award recipient shall be presented with a plaque. One award shall be presented annually.
IEEE WIE Inspiring Member of the Year Award
Inmaculada Plaza (R8)
I am inspired by the IEEE objective: working and innovating for the benefit of humanity. But I have always wondered how to put it into practice. To do so, I have kept in mind two ideas. Firstly a statement that I read when I was young: “Life is your own work of art“. Secondly the concept of continuous improvement, enclosed in the statement “There is at least one corner of the universe that you can certainly improve, and that is yourself“. Both have helped me in everyday life. I have also been inspired by the example of all the people who have fought for justice and equality throughout history.
Honorable Mention: Susana Lau Hou (R9)
Honorable Mention: Cristiane Agra Pimentel (R9)
IEEE WIE Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award
Moira Bastos Prates (R9)
Knowing that it is possible to encourage people, share knowledge and change lives through volunteering and technology is what inspires and motivates me to pursue the IEEE WIE mission in my community.
Honorable Mention: Mahsa Bataghva Shahbaz (R7)
Honorable Mention: Aryan (R10)
IEEE WIE Affinity Group (AG) of the Year Award
WIE Panama Section Affinity Group (R9)
Honorable Mention: WIE Northeast Brazil Section Affinity Group (R9)
Honorable Mention: WIE Turkey Section Affinity Group (R8)
IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group (SBAG) of the Year Award
WIE ESPRIT Student Branch Affinity Group (R8)
Honorable Mention: WIE Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE) Student Branch Affinity Group (R10)
Honorable Mention: WIE Chandigarh University Student Branch Affinity Group (R10)