Nominate an Innovator for a Marconi Society Award

Past recipients include Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi, and Jacob Ziv

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Marconi Fellows IEEE Fellow Andrea Goldsmith and John Cioffi holding the Marconi Prize.
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THE INSTITUTE When I was a student, I fell in love with the discipline of engineering and the power it gave me to understand problems and build solutions that improve people’s lives. Throughout my career in academia and business, IEEE has been my professional home, a source of cherished friendships and collaborations, and a vehicle that has enabled me and other volunteers to enact positive change in the profession.

As a proud recipient of several IEEE awards, including the 2021 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, and head of the IEEE ad hoc committee on diversity, inclusion, and ethics, I am keenly aware of the important role that awards programs play in the engineering field. They elevate and celebrate the leaders who have enabled unprecedented advancement of technology and expanded its practical impact. They also provide young people with role models.

That is why I am proud to share the open call for nominations for two prestigious Marconi Society awards with my IEEE colleagues. I urge you to nominate worthy candidates. I especially encourage you to consider nominating people who represent the geographic, ethnic, and gender diversity that reflects the richness of the populations that we, as engineers, serve.

The Marconi Society envisions a world in which everyone can benefit from the opportunities of connectivity. Our awards honor both distinguished luminaries and rising stars in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) and welcome them into a diverse community dedicated to digital inclusion through advanced technology.

Thank you for considering your colleagues and students for the prestigious Marconi honors. We look forward to your nominations. Please contact us with any questions: prizes@marconisociety.org.

IEEE Fellow Andrea Goldsmith is the dean of engineering and applied science at Princeton, where she is a professor of electrical and computer engineering.

IEEE membership offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities for those who share a common interest in technology. If you are not already a member, consider joining IEEE and becoming part of a worldwide network of more than 400,000 students and professionals.

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