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2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony Award Recipients Announced
May 22, 2017

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional association, has announced that the 2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony will be held on May 25, 2017 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. The event will be streamed live by beginning at 7:00 p.m. PT (1900 UTC-04).

The achievements of IEEE Life Fellow Kees Schouhamer Immink, regarded as the most prolific contributor to the world’s consumer electronics of the late 20th century, will be recognized with the IEEE Medal of Honor.

Additionally, two other special recognitions will be awarded at this year’s IEEE Honors Ceremony:

The IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award will be presented to Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. This award is presented to the technology having the most promising potential to provide the greatest overall benefit to humankind. ITT-M’s micro grids can serve as the sole source of electricity to homes not connected to the grid. And they can serve as a backup power supply to homes connected to it, to let lighting and essential appliances continue operating even during brownouts. In India, micro grids are expected to evolve rapidly.

The IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award will be presented to SpaceX. This award is presented to the technology that has the most promising potential to provide the greatest financial return from broad commercial application. SpaceX has achieved a milestone in space flight by creating and demonstrating a suite of technologies capable of returning a rocket-booster safely to Earth. These technologies promise to reduce the cost of getting to Earth’s orbit by enabling the rapid reuse of space launch vehicles.

A total of 23 technology giants will be recognized for their accomplishments in advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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