IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

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The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, awarded for meritorious achievements in telecommunications. (Photo courtesy: IEEE)

The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal is an award honoring "exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering" in the field of telecommunications.[1] The medal is the highest honor awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for achievements in telecommunication sciences and engineering.[2]

It was instituted in 1976 by the directors of the world's largest technical professional society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), commemorating the centennial of the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. The award is presented either to an individual, or to a team of two or three persons.[1]

The institute's reasoning for the award was described thus:

The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 was a major event in electrotechnology. It was instrumental in stimulating the broad telecommunications industry that has dramatically improved life throughout the world. As an individual, Bell himself exemplified the contributions that scientists and engineers have made to the betterment of mankind.[1]

Recipients of the award receive a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate, and an honorarium.[1]

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As listed by the IEEE:[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d IEEE webpage: IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs Researcher Gerard J. Foschini Awarded 2008 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, NewsBlaze.com, Folsom, CA, September 22, 2008. Retrieved from NewsBlaze.com website.
  3. ^ IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Recipients (list), IEEE.org website. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Recipients, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Broadcom Engineer Receives Prestigious IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal". Broadcom Corporation. December 1, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Recipients of the 2014 Medals and Awards". IEEE. February 14, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 

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