Arthur Winston, director emeritus of the Tufts University Gordon Institute, will receive the Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award, IEEE-USA’s highest honor. Winston is being recognized “for leadership through innovation, mentoring and promoting engineering management and entrepreneurial practices, as well as the creation of new policies of national interest.”
Winston served as IEEE president in 2004 as well the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) vice president. In this role, he extended EAB interests to include pre-university education and played a key role in the development of the engineering career resources Website, tryengineering.org. He is credited for bringing together for the first time deans of education and deans of engineering. In 2010, he received the EAB Meritorious Service Citation.
The Walleigh Award
The Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award is designed “to honor members of the engineering profession for long-term dedicated effort and outstanding accomplishments in advancing the aims of IEEE professional activities in the United States.”
Robert S. Walleigh was an electrical engineer and IEEE member who worked for the National Bureau of Standards – now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – for more than 35 years. He supervised the building of NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., and retired as a senior adviser for international affairs in 1979. For the next 18 years he worked as an IEEE-USA senior specialist.