Impact

The five pillars of the IEEE Foundation — Illuminate, Educate, Engage, Energize and Future — are not just ideals. Each pillar represents a practical and impactful implementation of its principles through numerous IEEE grants, scholarships, fellowships, residencies and awards, which are made possible by the generous giving of Foundation donors.

Impact

The five pillars of the IEEE Foundation — Illuminate, Educate, Engage, Energize and Future — are not just ideals. Each pillar represents a practical and impactful implementation of its principles through numerous IEEE grants, scholarships, fellowships, residencies and awards, which are made possible by the generous giving of Foundation donors.

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Illuminate the possibilities of technology by using it to address global challenges

Technology is a propelling force that makes it possible to take action. It allows us to ask previously unimaginable questions and find solutions to unsolved problems.

  • IEEE Smart Village - Empowering energy impoverished communities by delivering sustainable electricity, educational services and enterprise development.
  • IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) - A global network of IEEE volunteers partnering with underserved communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.
  • EPICS in IEEE - Students, volunteers, and communities working together to solve challenges through service learning and engineering.
  • IEEE MOVE - Assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communication, computer, and power solutions.
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Educate the next generation of innovators and engineers

The future of technology depends upon the nourishment of brilliant minds, the creation of opportunities to dream, and the cultivation of a generation of socially responsible technology professionals.

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Engage a wider audience in appreciating the value & importance of technology

The pace of technological advancement is accelerating. Driving a greater understanding of how science and technology impacts society enables us to value the past, meet the needs of today, and create the world of tomorrow.

  • IEEE History Center - Through its many targeted programs, the Center collects and disseminates information and resources that exemplify the impact and influence of technology and its relationship, both past and present, to society.
  • IEEE Life Members - supports a wide array of activities that keep life members active, initiates engagement with students, and provides opportunities to support the advancement of engineers, engineering and other technical professionals.
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Energize innovation by celebrating technological excellence

Technological innovation pushes the boundaries of thinking, breaks new ground, and improves lives.

  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu- IEEE’s Honor Society - where the importance of scholarship, character and attitude are understood and celebrated.
  • IEEE Awards - Shining a light on the incredible work being done by the IEEE professional community to advance technology and innovation.
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Future looks beyond our lifetime to shape the destiny of future generations

Ensuring future generations have sufficient and appropriate educational and inspirational programs and services to lay the foundation now, establishing the future we envision and desire.

  • IEEE Women in Engineering - A global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers, technologists and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
  • IEEE Foundation Fund - The IEEE Foundation Fund provides the critical resources needed to sustain, grow and advance the IEEE Foundation’s mission to invest in IEEE social good programs.
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