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Reimagining the Possible with IEEE Foundation 

This month, in conjunction with IEEE and millions of other dedicated engineers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates National Engineers Week (E-Week) 20-26 February 2022. Founded in 1951, Engineers Week always falls on the week that encompasses George Washington’s birthday (22 February 1732), who many consider to be the United States’ first engineer, due to his survey work.

This year’s E-Week theme is ‘Reimagining the Possible,’ with a focus on engaging the next generation of innovators, the Foundation is excited to do its part to ensure a diverse and well-educated workforce.


Noel Schulz
Harnessing the Power of Cumulative Giving

Noel N. Schulz, Ph.D. is no stranger to the act of philanthropy within her field. A nationally-recognized expert in power systems engineering, Dr. Schulz is Washington State University’s (WSU) First Lady (her husband Kirk Schulz is WSU President) and the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Prior to joining the WSU faculty in 2016, she served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University and has long been dedicated to recruiting, retaining and mentoring women in the field of engineering. 

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Joey Arnold
A Future Trailblazer Is Set to Hit the Ground Running 

As he prepares to graduate with a BS/MS in electrical computer engineering from Drexel University, Joey Arnold, one of the inaugural Hoveida Family Scholars selected through the 2021-2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative cycle, is looking forward to becoming a “trailblazer within the industry.”

Joey’s path toward electrical engineering was circuitous in that his decision to pursue it was made after considering, and ultimately discarding, several other alternative career directions.


Recurring Gifts

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Celebrate Women’s History Month
Meet some women engineers who shaped history.
Apply for the Pugh Scholar in Residence Program 
The Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence at the IEEE History Center is for scholars studying the history of technology and engineering or a related field.  
Happy Pi Day 
Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math and eat pie.

IEEE-HKN Pathway to Industries
Learn, Engage, Network! Join IEEE Foundation Director John McDonald, Keynote Speaker, as IEEE-HKN hosts this premiere event that connects you with industry experts.

International Day of Happiness 
On this happy day, or any day, whether you volunteer your time or donate money, don’t be surprised if you find yourself benefiting from a big dose of happiness in the process.
Apply for Student-Faculty Grant Program 
The IEEE Industry Application Society invites interested parties to submit proposals for the donor-supported Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Program.
Apply to IEEE TESI 
The TryEngineering Summer Institute is an exciting two-week, on-campus engineering summer program for high school students held at premier universities across the United States. Need based scholarships are available thanks to your donations.
Participate in Our Virtual Silent Auction! 
In partnership with Region 4 we will host our very first virtual silent auction! Inspire children to consider a STEM career while having fun bidding on fantastic auction items. The event benefits the Science Kits for Public Libraries. Stay tuned for more information.
Celebrate IEEE Education Week 
IEEE Education Week is a week-long celebration of worldwide educational opportunities provided by IEEE. Explore IEEE’s education programs and offerings.
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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