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IEEE PES Robert P. Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

IEEE PES Robert Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award

Purpose: To honor PES members in the power engineering profession for long-term dedicated effort and outstanding accomplishments in advancing the aims of IEEE professional activities in the areas served by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES).

Form of Recognition: Specially engraved plaque. Financing of travel cost up to $1,500 to participate in the PES General Meeting Awards Ceremony where the award is presented.

Frequency:  Only one individual will be recognized per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.

Eligibility: Candidates shall be an IEEE and PES members in good standing.
No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE USA Board of Directors, IEEE USA Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE PES Robert P. Noberini Award Evaluating Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.

Nominations:  The nomination of candidates for this award shall be made on nomination forms available via the IEEE PES website.
Nominations will also be solicited via publication of suitable notices in IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, PES e-Newsletter and in Section newsletters. In addition, a press release shall be made available to appropriate trade and technical publications.

Basis for Judging: Selection shall be based on the dedication, effort, quality, and most particularly on clearly successful accomplishment and achievement in advancing the social, economic, legal, and ethical aims of the IEEE Power & Energy Society professional activities.

Selection:  The IEEE PES Robert Noberini Award Evaluating Committee will consist of three members including a chair. The chair will be appointed by the PES President and will serve no longer than 3 years. The two remaining members will be selected by the chair and will be subject to the approval of the PES Executive Committee. Initially, one non-chair member will serve a one year term, and the other a two-year term. These two initial non-chair members shall be eligible for reappointment for an additional full three-year term following their initial terms. Thereafter, members will be appointed to three-year terms, and no Committee member shall serve for more than three years.

The IEEE PES Robert Noberini Award Evaluating Committee will submit the results of its evaluation to the PES Awards and Recognition Committee for review and evaluation. If the PES Awards and Recognition Committee concurs with the recommendation of the Noberini Committee, it will present the recommendation to the IEEE PES Executive Committee during the spring meeting for final PES approval.

The following schedule will be required:

1. Deadline for submission: Feb 1

2. Deadline for results from IEEE PES Robert Noberini Award Evaluating Committee: March 1.

3. Approval from PES ExCom: Spring ExCom meeting.

4. Communication to winner: April 30.

Presentation: Presentation of the award shall be made by the President, IEEE PES at the PES General Meeting Awards Ceremony.

Citation: The citation may be proposed by the person originating the nomination. It will be reviewed and modified as appropriate by the IEEE PES Robert Noberini Award Evaluating Committee. The PES Awards and Recognition Committee shall make the final decision on the wording of the citation.

NOMINATION FORMS Due Feburary 1st

Click here for a Word file or click here for a PDF.

IMPORTANT:  Nomination forms must be written in English.  One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year. 

PES, being one of IEEE’s Organizational Units, follows IEEE Policy 4.4H.

IEEE Policy 4.4.H
•Eligibility and Process Limitations. Individuals serving on any board or committee involved at any stage of the recipient selection or approval process for an award shall be ineligible to receive, or act as a nominator or reference for that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.

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