Webinar Writing Effective Fellow Nominations

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series - Special Topic

How to Write an Effective IEEE Fellow Nomination

September 4, 2014  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Mariesa Crow
Fred Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T, IEEE PES VP Publications


The IEEE Grade of Fellow is a prestigious distinction conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

This webinar will give an overview of the IEEE Fellow nomination process.  This webinar will discuss how to effectively organize the nomination packet to highlight the candidate’s contributions.  Recommendations will be made regarding presentation of supporting evidence and how to best assess impact.  Guidelines will be provided for letters of support and reference. 


The Presenter:Crow2

Mariesa L. Crow is the Fred Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T. She received her BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois -Urbana/Champaign. Her area of professional interest is computational methods and power electronics applications to renewable energy systems and energy storage. She has been PI or Co-PI on $19 million in externally funded research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, DOE, DOD, DOT, DOEd, the State of Missouri and several utilities. She has authored over 200 technical articles and several textbooks and book chapters. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Mariesa Crow has served as the IEEE PES Major Awards chairman and has served on the PES Fellows Committee for several years.  She is currently the IEEE PES VP for Publications.

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