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.
2023 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Award Recipient
James 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.”
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.
The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.