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IEEE Members are Empowering the Future - May 2021
L. Dennis Shapiro

Celebrating L. Dennis Shapiro

A pioneer in the personal emergency response systems industry, L. Dennis Shapiro was dedicated in all he did, including helping people live more safely, building companies that made a difference and patenting new inventions. His patents included innovations in motion detector technology (Aritech Corp), and the premier emergency response alert (Lifeline Systems), that has saved countless lives and to this day enables elderly people and others with medical needs to live independently. Shapiro was also a philanthropist and avid collector.


COVID Response
Making a Difference: Celebrating the Impact of the IEEE Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

British mathematician Ada Lovelace once famously said that “your best and wisest refuge from all troubles is in your science.” She couldn’t have known then how much her words would resonate more than a century and a half later during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One year ago, in April 2020, the IEEE Foundation established its COVID-19 Response Fund with Lovelace’s sentiments in mind. Since then, a total of 242 donors recognized the need to respond to the “troubles” at hand, and as of today the fund has received US$50,665 in donations (including a dollar-for-dollar match by the Foundation) -- surpassing its goal of US$50,000.


Dr. Li
Forging a Path for Women in Power and Energy

Dr. Ruomei Li, 2020 Chair of IEEE Women in Power (WIP) and former Secretary General of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE), can’t say enough about the impact IEEE has had on her life and career since attending her first IEEE conference 22 years ago. “By participating in IEEE activities and reading IEEE publications over the years, I’ve obtained a lot of useful technical information on current and future trends in my field of interest,” shared Dr. Li. “


In 2020, IEEE Foundation provided more than $3,400,000 in funding to IEEE programs thanks to contributions from generous donors like you.
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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) will honor its graduating seniors during an online celebration. Join in to celebrate the accomplishments of the next generation of engineering leaders.
IEEE Power Electronics Society announces the 3nd Annual PELS Day Celebrations! The IEEE Power Electronics Society invites you to celebrate PELS Day on June 20th. On this day, in 1987, PELS became a full-fledged society within the IEEE.
The International Women in Engineering Day 2021 theme is 'Engineering Heroes' and celebrates the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to respond to the pandemic and to support lives and livelihoods every day - the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution; who undertake everyday ‘heroics’ as much as emergency ones.
The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. The deadline to complete the online scholarship application form is 30 June.
The 4th IEEE PES Day focuses on ”Clean Energy Revolution!.” PES is the largest philanthropic IEEE Society partner of the IEEE Foundation.
To celebrate World Radio Day - explore an IEEE REACH inquiry unit designed to lead students through a study of mass communications by exploring the history of radio and broadcasting.
Imagining Tomorrow - Engineers Week (February 21–27, 2021) is a time to celebrate the critical work of engineers and engage the next generation of innovators.
IEEE-HKN’s premier educational and networking event is now a multi-day, interactive, online experience! All the best features of the Student Leadership Conference, IEEE-HKN Founders Day celebrations and more are available through the “HKN Experience.


This update provides news about the individuals and organizations whose charitable gifts transform lives through the power of technology and education. As the philanthropic partner of IEEE, the IEEE Foundation inspires donations to enable IEEE programs that improve access to technology, enhance technological literacy, and support technical education and the IEEE professional community.
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