IEEE Medal of Honor
|IEEE Medal of Honor|
|Awarded for||Exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest|
|Presented by||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Official website||IEEE Medal of Honor|
The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It has been awarded since 1917, when its first recipient was Major Edwin H. Armstrong. It is given for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest. The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate and honorarium. The Medal of Honor may only be awarded to an individual.
The medal was originally founded by the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) as the IRE Medal of Honor. It became the IEEE Medal of Honor when IRE merged with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) to form the IEEE in 1963.
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