About the Mulligan Medal

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Educational Medal recognizes the importance of the educator’s contributions to the vitality, imagination, and leadership of the members of the engineering profession. Formerly the IEEE Education Medal, this award was established in 1956 by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and continued by the Board of Directors of IEEE.

Past Recipients

2023 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Award Recipient

Dr.-James-Truchard-photo-colorJames J. Truchard (Life Fellow): Founder and former chairman and CEO of National Instruments, Austin, Texas, USA. For “the development of LabVIEW and establishing worldwide programs to enhance hands-on learning in laboratories and classrooms.”

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Nomination deadline:  15 June
Committee approval: November
Recipient notified: November


An individual IEEE member in the teaching profession; For a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.

Basis for Judging

Excellence in teaching and ability to inspire students; leadership in electrical engineering education through publication of course materials and writings on engineering education; leadership in the development of programs in curricula or teaching methodology; contributions to the engineering profession through research, engineering achievements, and technical papers; participating in the education activities of professional societies; and quality of nomination.

Selection committee

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The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Instructions and guidelines for award nominations

Learn more on the Nomination Portal →