Former NSF Deputy Director to receive IEEE-USA Distinguished Public Service Award

IEEE Fellow Dr. Joseph Bordogna, former deputy director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will be honored with the IEEE-USA Distinguished Public Service Award at the IEEE-USA Leadership Workshop on 4 March in St. Louis. He is one of 15 IEEE-USA award recipients.

Bordogna is being recognized "for visionary leadership in promoting multidisciplinary approaches to national research priorities and for his support of the engineering profession as assistant director for engineering and deputy director of the National Science Foundation."

Bordogna, who resigned from NSF last June and returned to the University of Pennsylvania as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Engineering, was the longest-serving deputy director in NSF history. He joined the agency in 1991 as head of its Directorate for Engineering, and was appointed acting deputy director in 1996. Three years later, he was named deputy director by former President Bill Clinton. Bordogna served as 1998 IEEE president.

Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers, selected Bordogna to receive its Eminent Member Award in April 2005. The award is the society's highest honor, given only to those whose achievements and leadership in electrical and computer engineering have resulted in significant benefits to humankind.

IEEE-USA award recipients are recognized for their professionalism and technical achievements, as well as literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.

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IEEE-USA's distinguished awards are administered under its Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors. For more information, visit http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/awards/, or contact Sandra Kim at sandra.kim@ieee.org. Nominations are being accepted for the 2006 awards. The deadline is 31 July 2006.

For more on the 2006 IEEE-USA Leadership Workshop, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org/calendar/conferences/2006workshop/default.asp.

Here's the complete list of 2005 IEEE-USA award recipients:

Professional Awards

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Joseph Bordogna
For visionary leadership in promoting multidisciplinary approaches to national research priorities and for his support of the engineering profession as assistant director for engineering and deputy director of the National Science Foundation

PRECOLLEGE EDUCATION COMMITTEE TEACHER-ENGINEER PARTNERSHIP AWARD
James Jensen and Robert Cornacchioli
For exemplary dedication and outstanding achievement in promoting engineering activities in precollege education

CITATION OF HONOR
Clifford Lau
For educating congressional staff about technology issues in legislation through the Congressional Research and Development Caucus

Thomas F. Rogers
For contributions to the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Technology, and for implementing IEEE-USA's federal advocacy effort in space and aerospace policy

Ralph W. Russell, II For promotion of engineering to young people through IEEE's emeritbadges.org program at the National Scout Jamboree

Martin M. Sokoloski
For long-term efforts on behalf of IEEE-USA, and for development of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus

DIVISIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Guruprasad Madhavan
For innovative student leadership in the IEEE's Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and outstanding professional contributions to IEEE periodicals in Division X

REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Ronald A. Tabroff
For efforts in promoting PACE activities within Region 1

Ralph D. Painter
For promoting and developing teacher in-service training in support of providing technology experiences to young people in Region 3

Edward G. Perkins
For tireless efforts in developing programs for career management leadership for engineers in Region 6

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Linda Bailey Hayden
For outstanding accomplishments in cultivating student interests in engineering and supporting career development

Srinivas Katkoori
For outstanding accomplishments in cultivating student interests in engineering and providing hands-on engineering experiences for students

Technical Award

HARRY DIAMOND MEMORIAL AWARD

G. Clifford Carter
For distinguished technical contributions and exceptional engineering leadership in the field of sonar signal processing

Literary Award

AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS FURTHERING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROFESSION
C. Stewart Gillmor
For his biography, Fred Terman at Stanford, illustrating the importance of electrical and electronics engineering, and the contributions of this transformative engineer

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 220,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society with 360,000 members in 150 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org.


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