IEEE History Center

Preserving the past, enlightening the future and promoting the legacy of electrical engineering, technology and computing.

IEEE History Center

Preserving the past, enlightening the future and promoting the legacy of electrical engineering, technology and computing.

Preserving and promoting the history of technology, the profession and IEEE is a privilege that the IEEE History Center takes very seriously. 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.

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IEEE Milestones dedicated to honor significant technical achievements associated with IEEE

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Technology icons’ memories preserved in the IEEE Oral History Collection

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unique articles on the Engineering & Technology History
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IEEE History Center News

Teachers work on a hands-on activity during a STEM Mentorship Program facilitated by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO with support from IEEE Foundation donors.

IEEE REACH Gains Traction on a Global Stage

Through the lens of history, IEEE REACH offers secondary school teachers resources that enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while boosting cultural and technological literacy. The program provides a…

Don Heirman

Pioneer Don Heirman’s Generous Giving Paves the Way for Future Innovation

Heirman’s estate gifts honor his lifelong legacy and will indelibly support critical IEEE initiatives  Though industry giant Donald (Don) N. Heirman sadly passed in October 2020 at the age of…

Robert Dent

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…

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