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2021 IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award: Christopher Sanderson

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Christopher Sanderson received the IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award. An IEEE Senior Member, IEEE-HKN BOD, and IEEE-USA member, IEEE-USA recognized Sanderson “for exceptional leadership, and creation of programming for the professional development of IEEE’s U.S. members.”

For the second consecutive year, IEEE-USA conducted its prestigious awards presentations virtually, featuring video appearances from the 2020 award recipients, nominators, and board members. The awards premiered on YouTube on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.

These annual awards celebrate professionalism, technical achievements, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.

Christopher Sanderson is South Area Chair for Region 5, as well as Houston Section Chair, and his nominator described him as a vital resource for professional development. As a host of talks on leadership and standards, as well as a coordinator and champion for professional development, Sanderson has arranged engaging presentations and forums across all of Region 5.

Within the Houston Section, Sanderson helped to develop and enhance the novel Continuing Education on Demand (CED) program, which provides practical industrial power application topics to enhance the daily activities of the practicing electrical engineer.

To help members confront the challenges of the pandemic—in 2020, Sanderson and his support team created and introduced more than a dozen new online professional development talks. Topics range from "The Internet of Things" to conducting a job search during disruptive times. Sanderson’s marketing plan included reaching out to non-IEEE technical organizations, and inviting them to participate in and promote the meetings.

Christopher Sanderson received the IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award. An IEEE Senior Member, IEEE-HKN BOD, and IEEE-USA member, IEEE-USA recognized Sanderson “for exceptional leadership, and creation of programming for the professional development of IEEE’s U.S. members.”

For the second consecutive year, IEEE-USA conducted its prestigious awards presentations virtually, featuring...