IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal is an award honoring "exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering" in the field of telecommunications.[1] The medal is one of the highest honors awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for achievements in telecommunication sciences and engineering.

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
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Awarded forExceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering[1]
CountryUnited States USA
Presented byIEEE
First awarded1976
WebsiteIEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

It was instituted in 1976 by the directors of 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:[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "IEEE Alexaner Graham Bell Medal". IEEE.org. IEEE. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ "IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Recipients" (PDF). IEEE.org. IEEE. Retrieved 11 February 2020.