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Former IEEE-USA President to Receive
Engineering Professionalism Award

WASHINGTON (26 February 2003)Paul Kostek, 1999 IEEE-USA president and current chair of the American Association of Engineering Societies (www.aaes.org), will receive the Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award in his hometown of Seattle on 29 March.

Kostek joins fellow IEEE-USA award recipients in recognition of their professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. Kostek’s honor is “for actively promoting the mission and goals of IEEE and IEEE-USA, and for his commitment to the engineering community.”

IEEE-USA’s distinguished awards are administered under its Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors. They will be presented at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the IEEE-USA Leadership Workshop (http://www.ieeeusa.org/conferences/2003workshop/default.asp).

Professional Awards

ROBERT S. WALLEIGH DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM AWARD

Paul J. Kostek
“For actively promoting the mission and goals of IEEE and IEEE-USA and for his commitment to the engineering community.”

CITATION OF HONOR

Melvin Hotz
“For outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in Licensure and Registration activities and the promotion of engineering professionalism.”

Luis G. Kun
“For exemplary contributions in the inception and implementation of a health care information technology vision in the United States.”

Fausto E. Molinet, Jr.
“For major contributions to the advancement of professionalism and the promotion of entrepreneurship.”

Larry G. Nelson Sr.
“For outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of precollege engineering programs.”

DIVISIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

John W. Ballance
“For leadership in the power industry and outstanding contributions to IEEE professional activities.”

Frank Lord
“For sustained high quality contributions to the Vehicular Technology Society and as founder and first editor of IMPACT.”

REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dr. Eric S. Ackerman
“For tireless dedication to the IEEE, the Florida Council and Region 3.”

Ray E. Aker
“For outstanding leadership in the Los Angeles Council and Region 6.”

Robert R. Bruckman
“For outstanding leadership in the Cedar Rapid Section and Region 4.”

Martin Kaliski
“For outstanding leadership in the Central Coast Section and Region 6.”

Dennis W. Lamont
“For his long time commitment in promoting leadership and professional development in Region 4 and in its Sections and Chapters.”

Donald A. Preston
“For on-going efforts to achieve the advancement of the Institute and its members in Region 5.”

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dr. David E. Flinchbaugh
“For significant engineering contributions in developing medical devices.”

John H. Pease, Jr.
“For outstanding leadership in the Oregon Section and Region 6.”

Edwin Podell
“For outstanding, sustained editorial and media contributions in the Philadelphia Section.”

New Horizons Telecom, Inc.
“For outstanding practice of innovative engineering in rural telecommunications and contributions to their IEEE employees’ careers.”

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
“For outstanding contributions to the professional and technical development of their IEEE member employees.”

 

Technical Award

HARRY DIAMOND MEMORIAL AWARD

Hans Joachim Liebe
“For pioneering contributions to the microwave spectroscopy of oxygen and water vapor and for the development of models of the complex refractivity of the atmosphere.”

 

Literary Awards

DISTINGUISHED LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS FURTHERING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROFESSION

Ben W. Stearns
“For his book, Arthur Collins: Radio Wizard.”

DISTINGUISHED LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS FURTHERING ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM

Abigail J. Sellen and Richard H.R. Harper
“For co-authoring the book, The Myth of the Paperless Office.”

David E. Brown
“For his book, Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse.”

 

For more information, visit the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Web page at http://www.ieeeusa.org/AWARDS/, or contact Sandra Kim at sandra.kim@ieee.org. Nominations are being accepted for the 2003 awards. The deadline is 31 July 2003.

IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers created in 1973 to promote the careers and public-policy interests of the more than 235,000 electrical, electronics, computer and software engineers who are U.S. members of the IEEE. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society. For more information, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org.

 

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