The Region 9 Awards & Recognitions Committee presents the information and rules for each of the awards given by R9.
1. “Ingeniero Eminente del IEEE Latinoamérica” Award
The “Ingeniero Eminente del IEEE Latinoamérica” award is established as a recognition for those members belonging to any of the Sections that make up the Latin American Region, who have contributed significantly to the promotion and growth of the professional disciplines that are part of IEEE.
2. Outstanding Volunteer Award “Oscar C. Fernández” of the IEEE Latin America
This Prize is instituted as a way to recognize and stimulate IEEE volunteers in Region 9 and as a means of recognizing those who have contributed in an outstanding way in its Section.
3. IEEE Latin America Regional “Best Achievement of the Year” Award
This Prize will be awarded to the Section that, in the opinion of the Regional Committee, has carried out an activity of such importance in the year prior to the meeting, which deserves this recognition according to the evaluation criteria described below.
4. IEEE “Theodore W. Hissey” Award
IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Award, for the contribution to Student and Young Professionals activities in the IEEE Latin American Region.
5. Meritorious Service Award
This Award is designed to recognize Region 9 members who, through their professional and technical skills, have made outstanding and remarkable contributions to the Institute, its communities, peers and fellow professionals.
6. Region 9 Outstanding Section Award
This award is to recognize the outstanding success of a Section in the fulfillment of its objectives – in accordance with the IEEE policy – through the organization of technical, professional and geographical activities for the benefit of its members and through maintenance, improvement and Support for Student Branches, Chapters and Affinity Groups within their geographical boundaries.
7. Regional Director’s Discretionary Award
This award is designed to provide tools to the Regional Director so that he or she can recognize individual contributions to the Region, Sections and IEEE, based on the achievements and contributions of volunteers.