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22 HAC 029 October Installation Completed

Working to Build a More Inclusive Future

With the goal of building a more inclusive future, the HTB & SIGHT Taenzer Grant Program launched in 2022 thanks to funding from the IEEE Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund…


EPICS in IEEE Celebrates 15 Years of Impact

Since its founding in 1995 at Purdue University, the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program has been providing nonprofit organizations with technology solutions to improve and deliver services to…

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Students Showcase Impact during 2024 IEEE Rising Stars Conference

By: Eileen R. Heltzer, CFRE; Senior Development Officer, IEEE Foundation The 2024 IEEE Rising Stars Conference was 5-7 January in Las Vegas, NV, USA at the Tropicana Hotel.  A record…

PES S+ 2023 24 Recipients

Fueling the Next Generation of Power & Energy Engineers

Eighty-two students from 58 universities across USA and Canada were selected by the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative (PES S+ ) as the 2023-24 class IEEE PES Scholars. PES S+…

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Raise Your Paws for the First IEEE Foundation Day Celebration

A note from Bruno McDonald, IEEE Foundation Chief Canine: Welcome to the most pawsome celebration of the year! Did you know that 16 February is now IEEE Foundation Day? I’m…

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WIE: Securing Brilliant Futures

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a vibrant community of  IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. They help girls and women enter and advance in…


Nurturing the Future of the Pulp & Paper Industry

By Dave Durocher, IEEE Senior Member and dedicated IEEE volunteer. The IEEE core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. No other IEEE group…


Gunther and Shirley Karger Establish the IEEE Communication Society Community Leadership Award 

Founding Members of IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC October 9,1963) Gunther Karger elected Chairman of the Cape Canaveral, Florida Section Gunther Karger, Senior Life Member of IEEE, first became obsessed with…

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16 February 2024 Marks the First IEEE Foundation Day Celebration

A note from Ralph Ford, President of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors: On 16 February, 1973, what started with the goal to further the scientific and educational purpose of…

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2023 Recap: IEEE Foundation

2023 was an occasion for reflection, celebration and connection as the IEEE Foundation marked 50 years of impact; thank you for being part of it and making it all possible! …

Congratulations All Awardees

Recognizing Educational Excellence

The recent IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards honored outstanding leaders and initiatives Educating the next generation of innovators and engineers is one of the core program pillars of the IEEE Foundation.…

Levy At Silicon Valley Birthplace Mountain View California

Redefining ROI to “Return on Impact” Is His Lifelong Goal!

Pictured above, Levy at Birthplace of Silicon Valley, Mountain View, CA On Sunday, 24 September 2023, Levy Gerzberg woke up early to make the trip from his home in Los…