IEEE Foundation Focus Newsletter Issue 35 - April 2023

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A Historical Partnership

The IEEE Foundation looks back on a half-century of outstanding achievement this year and celebrates an enduring almost 45-year partnership with the IEEE History Center, which is committed to preserving,…

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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)…


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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IEEE Smart Village Invests in the Well-being 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…

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IEEE Foundation Marks a Golden Occasion

A Message from Ralph Ford, IEEE Foundation President Today, 16 February  2023, thanks to its unwavering purpose, strong execution, and generous donors and volunteers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates five decades…


Celebrating a Diverse Set of Innovators – Expanding the IEEE Heritage Circle

The IEEE Heritage Circle is the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation. It recognizes the indomitable philanthropic spirit of those who have compassionately given to IEEE and…

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New Diversity and Inclusion Projects Powered by the IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Fund

In 2021, the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) launched its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Fund of the IEEE Foundation, with a primary objective of supporting projects and programs that positively…