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Students Around the Globe Inspired by IEEE REACH

Pre-university teachers in the Social Studies and STEM disciplines are being inspired by the free IEEE REACH resources that situate technology and engineering in their social and humanist contexts. During two teacher webinars—the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association’s (ITEEA) annual conference, Where Technology and Engineering Come to Life, and the United States’ National Council for History Educators’ (NCHE) conference, teachers learned about the REACH program and left equipped with lesson plans, videos and hands-on activities they could use immediately, either remotely or in the classroom. 


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WISE Program Introduces IEEE Student Members to Public Policy

Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program was founded in 1980 to introduce engineering students of all disciplines to the important intersection of technology with policy, and to the public policymaking process. Since then, WISE has become a premier Washington internship program, ranked among the Top 100 Internship programs in the United States by the Princeton Review.

IEEE-USA, IEEE Technical Activities, and the IEEE Life Members Committee together sponsor three IEEE student members from the United States to participate in each summer. 

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It’s Not About the Money: IEEE PES Society Award Recipients Donate Cash Prize

In a venn diagram between generosity and excellence, 2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Award Recipients who gifted their cash prize to IEEE Foundation to invest in human potential lie squarely in the middle. 

Awardees honored at this July’s IEEE PES General Meeting underwent a comprehensive nomination and evaluation process and were honored in a virtual award ceremony. He Renmu received the IEEE PES CSEE Yu-Hsiu Ku Electrical Engineering Award and donated her prize back to the award fund to encourage others to do the same. 


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World Space Week is Celebrating Women in Space. Read about Katherine Johnson, the Hidden Figures Mathematician who helped Astronaut John Glenn into space on the all-new IEEE Spectrum website. And learn about Judith Resnick, one of the first women in space, and others, on the IEEE History Center wiki
Happy IEEE Day! Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways IEEE members collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. The day commemorates the first time engineers worldwide gathered to share technical ideas in 1884. In celebration, take a tour of the IEEE Archives and see some of the IEEE History Center’s most treasured artifacts.
On World Teacher’s Day have a first look at amazing educational resources on the IEEE Education Week website. IEEE makes an impact through education at every level, from pre-university STEM, to university activities, to continuing professional education. 
The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting will recognize the donor funded Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Recipients.
Join the IEEE Foundation, and its panel of experts in the field, who will demystify the 2021 Estate Planning Trends and provide important takeaways to help you shape your estate plan. Register today.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was founded as the national honor society for electrical engineering in the United States in 1904 by undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founders Day is a way for us to share the Eta Kappa Nu story and how it prepares future leaders of the profession.
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.

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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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