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Robert A. “Bob” Dent Recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist by AFP-New Jersey 

IEEE Life Senior Member Robert A. “Bob” Dent has received the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) New Jersey’s Excellence in Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Philanthropist for his philanthropy to IEEE through the IEEE Foundation.

Since 1981, AFP NJ’s Excellence in Philanthropy Awards have recognized the achievements of some of the most notable citizens and organizations in the State who have dedicated their efforts toward making New Jersey a better place. 


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IEEE-HKN Members are Engaged, Enlightened and Energized

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the honor society of IEEE and a donor supported program, wrapped up its Student Leadership Conference (SLC) on 9 October.
Held over four days, the SLC was an interactive, online event that attracted more than 270 HKN students representing nearly 80 chapters from 20 countries. Attendees engaged in more than 50 professional development and chapter strengthening sessions and workshops.

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Supporting Opportunities Through IEEE-HKN

A leader in academia as well as an IEEE Foundation Board Director, Dr. Sarah Rajala has taught electrical and computer engineering or served as the Dean for four decades. Her interest in the professional development and education of young people was ignited by her own induction into her school’s Beta Gamma Chapter in 1972 and led to her active role in and financial contributions to the growth and sustainability of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE. 


IEEE Foundation highlights the importance of estate planning, shares examples of donors who are Forever Generous, and offers Estate Planning tips and tools designed to help you leave a permanent legacy of philanthropy.
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Aviation History Month 
It’s Aviation History Month. Learn about the history of air transportation from the IEEE History Center Wiki.
National STEM/STEAM Day 
Today focuses on helping students advance in STEM fields, and celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Learn more about IEEE educational events and resources.
IEEE HAC Global Summit 
The Summit will showcase grassroots HAC/SIGHT projects and contribute to the global discussion on the application of humanitarian technology to address local challenges. 
International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM 
The date is symbolic of the 60th anniversary of American Astronomer Frank Kameny’s US Supreme Court fight against workplace discrimination. Learn more.

At this time of Thanksgiving, the IEEE Foundation wishes our US friends and their loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving and extends our gratitude for your commitment to the IEEE Foundation and its mission to our IEEE family globally.

Cyber Monday 
Your online purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to IEEE Foundation (if selected) when you do your holiday shopping at 

Giving Tuesday 
Giving Tuesday focuses on giving back toward the charitable organizations, like the IEEE Foundation, that are making a difference. 

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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