IEEE Life Fellow Leah H. Jamieson has been awarded the 2020 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal “for contributions to the promotion, innovation, and inclusivity of engineering education.” Jamieson has devoted much of her career to establishing innovative education programs in engineering, attracting women to computing disciplines, and increasing public understanding of engineering. She cofounded the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program at Purdue University to ensure that the technical education of students occurs alongside the development of professional and leadership skills in teamwork, creative problem solving, and ethics.
Jamieson has been a leading voice on issues affecting women and minorities entering academic careers through programs including outreach and leadership development efforts with AnitaB.org and mentoring programs through the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. She is the Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal was established in 1956. The award is cosponsored by the IEEE Life Members Fund and others.
This year, in light of the global health emergency and pervasive travel restrictions, IEEE made the difficult decision to refrain from holding the in-person IEEE Honors Ceremony. Instead, Jamieson and the other 2020 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients were honored in a series of online promotions.
Leah Jamieson is the Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the recipient of the 2020 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.