Distinguished Educator Award

Award and Nomination Description


Recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who best exemplifies the special human qualities of Fred Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the Society through tireless service.


US$2,500 and Plaque.


Must be a member of IEEE and MTT-S at time of nomination.

Basis for Judging

The award shall be made to an individual who has achieved distinction in an academic career or in a career of educating professionals in a continuing education environment, in the Society’s field of interest. The candidate shall also have an outstanding record of research contributions, documented in archival journals. The candidate shall also have exhibited excellence as a teacher and supervisor of students, as an author of course material, and a record of bringing current R&D experience to the classroom to prepare the students for effective careers. Finally, the candidate shall have a record of many years of service to the Society.


Presented at the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Awards Banquet.


Complete directions for nominations and endorsements are on the nomination form.

Deadline for all materials is July 31. Questions, please, to mttawardschair@ieee.org.

Previous Distinguished Educator Award Recipients

All previous Distinguished Educator Award recipients are listed here: Past Awardees:  Distinguished Educator Award

IEEE/MTT-S Awards: Important Information for nominators

IEEE Policy 4.4 (Limitations of Awards) states the following:

"No person shall receive an award or be the nominator or reference for a nomination for a candidate for an award, who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award.  This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units."

With reference to the MTT-Society, this Policy affects Members of the MTT-S Awards Committee* and voting members of the MTT Administrative Committee**.

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