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Loretta Arellano

On the MOVE with IEEE

Loretta ArellanoMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member IEEE has played an important role in Loretta Arellano’s life and career, from student through retirement. Professionally, “IEEE helped me build my network, stay current…

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‘Speaking Volumes’ for the Next Generation

Alex Acero, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Fellow Dr. Acero was excited to join the IEEE as a master’s engineering student in the 1980s, but he didn’t stop there; during the next three…

Ray Larsen and Robin Podmore

IEEE Smart Village Co-Founders Larsen and Podmore Inducted into Hall of Honor

It wasn’t easy, even in a good natured way, to ridicule two men of such substance and accomplishment. On 16 November, Ray Larsen and Robin Podmore, the two co-founders of…


Pilot Project to Transform 500,000 Lives

A Focus on One Successful IEEE Smart Village Energy EntrepreneurJude Numfor, Managing Director REI-c, contributed to this article IEEE Smart Village (ISV) is a unique program within IEEE. ISV provides…

Akshay Rathore

Recognizing Young Researchers – Dr. Akshay Rathore Receives 2020 IEEE Bimal Bose Award

Dr. Akshay Rathore, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Concordia university in Montreal, Canada and Prominent Lecturer within the IEEE Industry Applications Society, was recently presented with the…

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Supporting a Bright Future for Engineering Students

Joseph Hughes’ association with IEEE made an indelible mark on his life and career – so much so that he’s now helping to provide opportunities in engineering education for others.…

Jan and Mitchell Hobish

Decades of Membership Inspire Donor to Support STEM for the Next Generation

IEEE Lifetime Senior Member, Mitchell K. Hobish, Ph.D., was first exposed to IEEE through his father, an electrical engineer. As a young teen, he perused his father’s IEEE periodicals, even…

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Pursuing His Interests and Making A Difference

Cherif AmiratMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member As Chief Information Officer at IEEE, Dr. Cherif Amirat has proven that he isn’t just a valued member of the professional team, but a loyal…

Jill Gostin

Sees IEEE as “a Place of Opportunity”

Jill GostinMEMBER GRADE: Senior Member A longtime IEEE member, Jill took a hiatus for a few years but returned with zeal over a decade ago. “I became an IEEE volunteer…


Funding Invaluable Opportunities to Travel

Recognizing the significant role IEEE has played in his professional success for nearly 30 years, Dr. CJ Reddy wanted to give back. A longtime member of IEEE’s Antennas & Propagation…


Pughs Invest in the Future of IEEE

For more than a quarter of century, Emerson and Betsy Pugh have generously invested their time, talent, and treasure to enable the IEEE History Center to preserve and promote the history of…


Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Supports IEEE Scholarships

The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation, created in 1982 by Dorsey partners, supports charitable causes in the communities where Dorsey & Whitney LLP attorneys and their families live and work. It…