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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 one of the highest honor awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for achievements in telecommunication sciences and engineering.

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
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Awarded forexceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering
CountryUnited States USA
Presented byIEEE
First awarded1976
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It was instituted in 1976 by the directors of the world's largest professional society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics 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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  1. ^ a b c d IEEE webpage: IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  2. ^ IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Recipients (list), IEEE.org website. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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