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'''Program Guidelines: '''The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical achievements in areas associated with IEEE.  It is a program of the IEEE History Committee, administered through the IEEE History Center. 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 Board of Directors, 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.
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'''[[Milestones:Proposing a Milestone|Milestone Program Guidelines]]''' The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE.  It is a program of the [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/IEEE_History_Committee_History IEEE History Committee], administered through the [http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/IEEE_History_Center IEEE History Center]. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers and patents. Milestones are proposed by any IEEE member, and are sponsored by an IEEE Organizational Unit (OU)—such as an IEEE section, society, chapter or student branch. After recommendation by the IEEE History Committee and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors, a bronze plaque commemorating the achievement is placed at an appropriate site with an accompanying dedication ceremony. 
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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Each milestone recognizes a significant technical 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 a hundred Milestones have been approved and dedicated around the world.  
  
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'''Special Citations'''
  
=== [[Milestones:List of IEEE Milestones|See a list of IEEE Milestones dedicated to date]] ===
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The IEEE History Committee also administers a&nbsp; [[Milestones:Special Citations Guidelines|special citation program]] to recognize events or institutions which – although not technical achievements as defined by the Milestone Program – have contributed to the profession. Examples might be: museums or archives with substantial holdings pertaining to the history of electrical engineering and computing, the holding of a seminal conference, or the formation of a technical society.
  
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=== See a [[Milestones:List of IEEE Milestones|list of IEEE Milestones dedicated to date]]  ===
  
'''Is your Section interested in proposing a Milestone?'''
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See a[http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php?title=Milestones:Milestones_Status_Report list of IEEE Milestones already in the proposal stage]<br>
  
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 proposal box in the left hand column of&nbsp;this page, enter the name of your nomination, and then press New Milestone.
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<br>'''Is your organizational unit interested in sponsoring a Milestone proposal?'''
  
However, before proceeding any further, please go to the '''[[Milestones:Proposing a Milestone|Proposing a Milestone]]''' page for guidelines and more detailed information.&nbsp; Here is a list of technical achievements which might be '''[[Milestones:List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones|suitable for proposal]]''', but which have not yet been recognized.<br>
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The History Committee is always open to Milestone proposals, and encourage IEEE&nbsp;organisational units to sponsor them.&nbsp; Please read the '''[[Milestones:Proposing a Milestone|Proposing a Milestone]]''' page for guidelines and more detailed information.&nbsp; Also, please check the list of&nbsp;Milestones already in the proposal stage to make sure your intended milestone is not already in the process of being approved.  
  
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If you are looking for ideas for technical achievements which might make good milestone proposals, here is a list of technical achievements which might be '''[[Milestones:List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones|suitable for proposal]]''', but which have not yet been recognized.
  
For example proposals to follow in preparing your own proposal, please click on the "List Milestone Proposals" link in the grey bar on the left of this page.&nbsp; For an example of a nomination to follow, please see '''[[Milestone-Nomination:First Practical Photovoltaic Solar Cell|First Practical Photovoltaic Solar Cell]]''' <br>
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You must be logged into the GHN using your IEEE logon (or guest account logon if you have been given one) in order to submit a milestone proposal.
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If you would like an example of a&nbsp;proposal to follow in preparing your own proposal, please click on the "All Milestone Proposals in process" link in the grey bar on the left of this page.&nbsp; It will show you the list of proposals which you can then click on to view the filled-out ones.
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IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing

Milestone Program Guidelines The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE.  It is a program of the IEEE History Committee, administered through the IEEE History Center. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers and patents. Milestones are proposed by any IEEE member, and are sponsored by an IEEE Organizational Unit (OU)—such as an IEEE section, society, chapter or student branch. After recommendation by the IEEE History Committee and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors, a bronze plaque commemorating the achievement is placed at an appropriate site with an accompanying dedication ceremony. 

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 technical 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 a hundred Milestones have been approved and dedicated around the world.

Special Citations

The IEEE History Committee also administers a  special citation program to recognize events or institutions which – although not technical achievements as defined by the Milestone Program – have contributed to the profession. Examples might be: museums or archives with substantial holdings pertaining to the history of electrical engineering and computing, the holding of a seminal conference, or the formation of a technical society.

See a list of IEEE Milestones dedicated to date

See alist of IEEE Milestones already in the proposal stage


Is your organizational unit interested in sponsoring a Milestone proposal?

The History Committee is always open to Milestone proposals, and encourage IEEE organisational units to sponsor them.  Please read the Proposing a Milestone page for guidelines and more detailed information.  Also, please check the list of Milestones already in the proposal stage to make sure your intended milestone is not already in the process of being approved.

If you are looking for ideas for technical achievements which might make good milestone proposals, here is a list of technical achievements which might be suitable for proposal, but which have not yet been recognized.

You must be logged into the GHN using your IEEE logon (or guest account logon if you have been given one) in order to submit a milestone proposal.

If you would like an example of a proposal to follow in preparing your own proposal, please click on the "All Milestone Proposals in process" link in the grey bar on the left of this page.  It will show you the list of proposals which you can then click on to view the filled-out ones.