Milestones:IEEE Milestones Program

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IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing

Program Guidelines: IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing is a program of the IEEE History Committee administered through the IEEE History Center to honor significant achievements in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering and the associated sciences. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers and patents. Milestones are proposed, nominated, and sponsored by an IEEE Organizational Unit (OU)—such as an IEEE section, society or chapter. After recommendation by the IEEE History Committee and approval by the IEEE Executive Committee, a bronze plaque commemorating the achievement is placed at an appropriate site with an accompanying dedication ceremony. The program is administered for the IEEE History Committee by the IEEE History Center.

IEEE established the Milestones Program in 1983 in conjunction with the 1984 Centennial Celebration to recognize the achievements of the Century of Giants who formed the profession and technologies represented by IEEE.

Each milestone recognizes a significant achievement that occurred at least twenty-five years ago in an area of technology represented in IEEE and having at least regional impact. To date, more than seventy-five Milestones have been approved and dedicated around the world.

See a list of the current IEEE Milestones

Is your Section interested in proposing a Milestone?

It is a two-step process. You will first have to propose the idea. When you have received the go ahead to make the nomination, you will then go to the nomination box in the lower left hand corner on this page, enter the name of your nomination, and then press New Milestone. Before proceeding any further, please go to the Proposing a Milestone page for more detailed information.