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DECEMBER 2018 Campaign Update
Realize the Full Potential of IEEE
IEEE Foundation is leading a special campaign across IEEE’s expansive network to raise awareness, forge partnerships, and fund Priority Initiatives.
Pughs Invest in the Future of IEEE

For more than a quarter of century, Emerson and Betsy Pugh have generously invested their time, talent, and treasure to enable the IEEE History Center to preserve and promote the history of technology, the engineering profession, and IEEE. Their fervor for the work of the Center, combined with their desire to nurture scholars who will advocate for the importance of technology and its history, motivated them to make a transformational gift to the Realize the Full Potential of the IEEE Campaign to endow the Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence at the IEEE History Center.

The Young Scholar in Residence program offers students, interested in the history of technology, a unique research opportunity with access to the top Ph.D. historians of technology working at the IEEE History Center. Scholars at the beginning or middle of their career studying the history of technology and engineering or a related field are eligible to apply. Over the course of two to three months, the selected students further their knowledge while working on a Center project connected to their own areas of interest.

Emerson and Betsy are Honored Philanthropists in the IEEE Heritage Circle. We are grateful to them for their visionary leadership and investment in the future of the IEEE History Center. Retired after a 35-year career at IBM, Emerson Pugh is an IEEE Life Fellow and served the IEEE membership as the 1989 IEEE President. In 1996, he joined the IEEE Foundation Board, serving as its President from 2000 through 2004.

Recognizing G&W Electric’s Support of Education

For the sixth consecutive year, G&W Electric renewed their financial commitment to the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Scholarship Plus Initiative. John Mueller, Owner and Chairman, saw early on the need to ensure that undergraduate students have the opportunity to explore the power and energy industry, discovering the transformative role they may play as a power engineer.


So Many Reasons to be Thankful

An aggressive goal was set for Giving Tuesday 2018 - raise $100,000 in less than two weeks.

IEEE members and friends responded overwhelmingly to the challenge! Supporters, like you, donated more than $107,000 to IEEE Foundation to support IEEE programs. Your generosity and dedication to IEEE is inspiring.


IEEE Supporters, like you, help to make a difference every day.
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Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2019 to all of our friends and Campaign supporters!
IEEE Rising Stars Conference
IEEE Foundation President John Treichler will be a keynote speaker on Saturday, 5 January. As a premier event within IEEE Region 6 (Western USA), IEEE Rising Stars Conference is designed to inform, excite, enthuse, and enlighten the top engineering young professionals and students.
Happy Birthday Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
National Inventors Day
Inventors and their genius are honored today! Nearly everything around us is the result of someone trying to find a solution to a problem. We’ve come a long way since the invention of the wheel, and that’s worth celebrating on National Inventors’ Day!
EPICS in IEEE Expo at San Jose University
San Jose University and Santa Clara University students will exhibit their projects for local citizens interested in how technology can improve their communities. IEEE providing resources, access to interested IEEE members, and support, to advance the benefits of service learning and education in the fields of interests of IEEE.

Featured Campaign Programs
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This Campaign Update provides news on the Realize the Full Potential of IEEE Campaign and the individuals and organizations whose charitable gifts make the Campaign a success.
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