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IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Nomination Deadline: February 1

The IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award was established to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under “for outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical society activities including local and/or transnational PES and other technical societies, leadership in community and humanitarian activities, and evidence of technical competence through significant engineering achievements.”

The award, administered by the PES Awards and Recognition Committee, is presented annually at the IEEE PES Annual Meeting.  Recipients receive a plaque, up to $1000 for travel to attend the IEEE PES Annual Meeting, and have the privilege of designating a college or university to receive a $2,000 scholarship for an electrical engineering undergraduate.

To be eligible for the award, an individual must be 35 years of age or under on January 1 of the presentation year, have been a member of PES for at least one year, and as a minimum have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited electrical engineering program or equivalent.  Nominations can be made by any PES member with the endorsement by the chapter or technical committee of which the individual is a member.

Factors to be considered for selection include: local/transnational PES activities and leadership, professional society activities, evidence of technical competence and achievement, community and humanitarian activities, educational achievements, and professional registration.

Nomination forms:

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Or click here for a PDF file.

The preferred method of submission for the complete nomination package is to email the entire nomination package as a single pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Nomination packages may also be mailed to Professor A. P. Meliopoulos, Chair IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award Committee, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332, USA, 1-404-894-2926, FAX 1-404-894-0560.  Please send a copy of all submissions to the IEEE PES Executive Office, Attn: Shanon Nason, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The nomination deadline is February 1.

IMPORTANT:  Nomination forms must be written in English.  One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.  

PES, being one of IEEE’s Organizational Units, follows IEEE Policy 4.4H.

IEEE Policy 4.4.H
•Eligibility and Process Limitations. Individuals serving on any board or committee involved at any stage of the recipient selection or approval process for an award shall be ineligible to receive, or act as a nominator or reference for that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.

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