IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate/graduate student member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) who has overcome barriers to pursue engineering and/or who has made a personal impact in their community through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling one or more of the IEEE WIE goals and objectives.


Nomination Deadline: 31 March 2023


One award annually


  • An IEEE Student Member or Graduate Student Member as of the submission deadline
  • A member of IEEE WIE for at least two consecutive (2) years
  • Must not be a past recipient of the IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Student Member of the Year Award

Basis of Selection

  • Letters of Endorsement by professors and fellow members
  • Service to IEEE WIE at Student Branch, Section or Society level
  • Service to non-IEEE professional/technical organizations
  • Candidates will be evaluated based on their IEEE WIE volunteer participation and community involvement; not on academic achievement

Nomination Package

  • Completed nomination form, completed by the nominator
  • Two (2) letters of endorsement

Selection Committee

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


  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Cash prize (US$500 for winner/US$250 for honorable mention).

Instructions and guidelines for Award nominations

Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters all within the online system.

To submit your nomination, please:

Please email if you have questions about this award or the IEEE WIE Awards process.