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Brandon Wei Seng Ung

Ung Receives Fellowship in EE

In November 2022, graduate student Brandon Wei Seng Ung was awarded the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering. IEEE Foundation Director and former Vice President of EA…

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Record Attendance for 2022 IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference

“Networking with alumni from the chapter and with IEEE as a professional after graduation,” “the ideas for building community and leveraging our various networks” and “collaborate with local chapters” were…


IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute Emerges Stronger Than Ever

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, attendance at the 2022 IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute grew more than 100 percent compared to 2020, with 314 students attending. The experience offers…

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It’s Time for The IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

The IEEE VIC Summit, one of IEEE’s premier, annual events, will be held 5 May 2023. The event highlights the innovation and creativity of engineering, science and technology through provocative,…

Science Kits

Opening Doors to a World of Wonder

Educators often struggle to help students relate to and develop a love of science. But thanks to IEEE Region 4’s fun, innovative and informative “Science Kits for Public Libraries” (SKPL)…


SECURE 2.0: Updates That May Impact You!

On 29 December 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (HR 2617) into law, which included provisions affecting retirement savings plans intended to build upon the 2019 SECURE Act. This legislation builds on the original Secure Act and years of discussion aimed at strengthening the retirement system and an expansion of the rules for qualified charitable donations (QCDs). While the Secure 2.0 Act contains dozens of provisions, the highlights are different depending on where you are in your life cycle.


IEEE Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrencies Donations

There are more than 300 million cryptocurrency users worldwide. Crypto philanthropy is an emerging and often taxwise way for crypto users to make philanthropic donations.  The IEEE Foundation is excited…

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First Female IEEE President Gives to Inspire Young Women

Martha Sloan was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1971 and attained Life Fellow status in 2011, and as a trailblazer in the engineering world, she was the only woman among 600…

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IEEE Smart Village Invests in the Wellbeing of Farmers in Turkana, Kenya

In the far northwest corner of Kenya, you will find Turkana County, one of the poorest counties struggling to provide adequate food for both humans and animals. Located in equatorial…

TJ Rodgers

A Spark of Philanthropy to Inspire Future Generations

Dr. T.J. Rodgers’ contribution to support the IEEE SSCS- James D. Meindl Memorial Educational Fund was driven both by his respect for his mentor, Professor James D. Meindl, and his…

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Celebrating Women in IEEE for Women’s History Month

This month, the IEEE Foundation honors women and their contributions to IEEE and their professions as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Everyday IEEE volunteers make incredible contributions through their work…

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Honoring Her Father’s Legacy

Janet E. Saad began donating to the IEEE Foundation in 2014 to honor her father’s memory and long-standing relationship with the organization. Janet’s father, Ted Saad was a pioneer in…