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Award Recipients

Celebrating the 2021 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients whose groundbreaking technological advances shape our lives and the future of the profession is a privilege and a responsibility that IEEE takes very seriously. The 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony is an annual highlight for IEEE that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of technology “Giants.” The event was held as a virtual celebration 11–13 May. Videos of all speakers, Q&A sessions, and award presentations can be viewed on the Awards Channel on IEEE.tv


To kick off the events on 10 May a Virtual Toast, sponsored by the IEEE Foundation, congratulated and celebrated awardees, donors and sponsors.
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Wicks Tribute
Wicks Travel Grant to Nurture Generations of Radar Engineering Students

Michael “Mike” Wicks was a gifted electronic engineer who had a profound impact on all who met and interacted with him. His distinguished career included a variety of prestigious positions in the U.S. government and academia. He was the originator of a significant number of radar signal processing concepts that are now mainstream, was a distinguished lecturer who spoke to groups all over the world and widely published.

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Hoffman Award
Inaugural Edward J. Hoffman Early Career Development Grant Awarded to Dr. Émilie Gaudin

Dr. Edward J. Hoffman was a scientist whose early research in medical imaging was instrumental in the creation of the positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which is used to detect cancers and other diseases. Three things drove Dr. Hoffman’s life and career – his research, mentoring graduate students and postdocs, and working with the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). Among his many accomplishments was his election as president of NPSS in 2003.

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Tribute gifts to the IEEE Foundation are a unique way to recognize someone special who has touched your life in a special way.
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june
28
IEEE REACH presents two sessions featuring the Electric Lighting and Skyscrapers learning inquiry units during the National Council on Social Studies Pop-Up Event. Sessions have the potential to introduce hundreds of teachers to REACH.
June
29
IEEE Southeast Michigan Section is screening The Bit Player: CLAUDE SHANNON : PROPHET OF INFORMATION in partnership with the IEEE Foundation. Register here to attend.
July
1
July is Disability Pride Month (US). Discover how EPICS in IEEE student led Access and Ability Projects solve accessibility challenges and create independence.
july
10
Nikola Tesla’s birthday (1856) - The IEEE Nikola Tesla Award, established in 1975, is named in honor of Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer, distinguished Yugoslav-American inventor, and pioneer in many fields. He is most renowned for the development of the coil that bears his name and the a-c induction motor. The 2021 recipient is Zi-Qiang Zhu.
July
13
Dedication of IEEE Milestone: Folsom Powerhouse (Sacramento Valley Section). Folsom was one of the earliest electrical plants to generate three-phase alternating current, and the first using three-phase 60 hertz.
July
25
Registration for the virtual 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting is open.
July
30
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
apr
22
The 4th IEEE PES Day focuses on ”Clean Energy Revolution!.” PES is the largest philanthropic IEEE Society partner of the IEEE Foundation.
FEB
13
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.
Feb
21
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.
oct
28
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.

Annual Report

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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