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Celebrating Volunteers

Celebrating Four IEEE Volunteers

Built by the efforts of volunteers and funded by the generosity of its donors, the IEEE Foundation recognizes charitable acts by celebrating four of the many people involved with the philanthropic and humanitarian programs that donations to the Foundation supports. The combined efforts of them, and their peers, help to advance the mission and vision of IEEE and the Foundation.  

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Advancing Information Theory
Advancing the Field of Information Theory

In a well-received presentation to the North American School of Information Theory at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) this August, Elza Erkip, Ph.D. – the Information Theory Society’s esteemed 2022 Padovani Lecturer – discussed how information theory can be used to enhance privacy in the online world. But addressing solutions to this modern-day concern is just one of the ways in which the IEEE Fellow, 2018 IEEE Information Theory Society President, and Institute Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering hopes to continue impacting the field of information theory.

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STEM Grants
Grants Help Volunteers Deliver STEM Programs

IEEE Foundation partnered with IEEE Educational Activities and TryEngineering to add a new, impactful fund to the Foundation’s portfolio of funds. Now, IEEE volunteer groups can apply for grants which encourage local IEEE groups to offer STEM events in their community.

TryEngineering empowers the next generation of technology innovators. Through its robust STEM web portal, educators and students have access to free resources, lesson plans and activities that engage and inspire pre-university students. In addition to creating and posting the information, TryEngineering now supports IEEE’s technology experts who volunteer to bring these resources to their communities around the world. 

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“ When I achieved Life Member status, my member dues and assessments were waived, as well as my basic subscriptions to technical societies where I had five years or more membership. I believed that the savings should be diverted to charitable contributions to "give back" to the Institute that had helped throughout my career.”
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