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IEEE Foundation Releases 2023 Annual Report

Reflects on an Enduring 50 Years of Impact 2023 marked a momentous milestone for the IEEE Foundation — our golden anniversary. This milestone celebration, led by John McDonald, IEEE Foundation…

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Honoring the Past While Encouraging the Future Through Memorial Giving

John Baillieul is an IEEE Life Fellow and an IEEE Millennium Medal Award winner. He has held several leadership positions with IEEE TAB (Technical Activities Board) and IEEE Publication Services…

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IEEE Heritage Circle: Our Honored Philanthropists Providing A Circle of Impact

The IEEE Heritage Circle, the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation, acknowledges the philanthropic spirit of those who have given back to IEEE throughout their career and…

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Speaking of Numbers: Measurement, Quantification and the Kelvin Dictum

On 29 May, the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE History Center organized  Speaking of Numbers: Measurements, Quantification, and Kelvin’s Dictum, a virtual lecture focusing on Lord Kelvin’s work. The lecture…

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Rich in Content

Ekaterina Rybkina discusses her research experience as the 2023 Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Young Scholar in Residence Established by IEEE Heritage Circle Members Elizabeth and Emerson Pugh, the Pugh Young…

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IEEE Women in Engineering Family Cares Grant Program: Fostering Inclusivity & Igniting Passion for STEM

In a remarkable stride towards making it easier for IEEE members with family care obligations to attend IEEE conferences, IEEE Women in Engineering is excited to announce the launch of…


A Prolific Innovator was Inspired by the Visionary Professor James D. Meindl

Nicky Lu, Ph.D., received his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, CA, USA, and…

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Rural Library Opens a Window to the World of STEM with Grant from Science Kits for Public Libraries

For 15 years, Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) has been providing grants to libraries in rural areas, small towns, and cities across the Midwest. These grants enable libraries to…

Region 4 SKPL Grants

IEEE Region 4 Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Announces 17 Grants Bringing  STEM Learning to Young Library Patrons Across the Midwest, USA

Established in 2009, IEEE Region 4 SKPL is a donor-supported program designed to bring early engineering and STEM education kits to kindergarten through middle school children throughout the Midwest, USA.…


EPICS in IEEE: Transforming Lives for the Better

Past EPICS in IEEE project leaders discuss the far-reaching impacts their successful service-learning projects have had on their target communities and their own lives The act of “advancing technology for…

Funding Approval May 2024

Jon C. Taenzer Bequest Continues Longtime Global Impact

Jon C. Taenzer was a renowned research engineer, senior scientist, electronics engineering inventor/patent holder, author, IEEE Life Senior Member and IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League member who passed in 2019.The IEEE…

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2024 IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony Video Recap

The 2024 IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony, a premier IEEE annual event, took place earlier this month. A day full of excitement from start to…