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Students with a Passion for Engineering History

Donations to the IEEE Foundation enable, among other initiatives, IEEE programs that support and encourage the next generation of innovators. Two donor-supported programs that benefit the student, IEEE and those…

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Grants Help Volunteers Deliver STEM Programs

IEEE Foundation partnered with IEEE Educational Activities and TryEngineering to add a new, impactful fund to the Foundation’s portfolio of funds. Now, IEEE volunteer groups can apply for grants which…

Advancing The Field Of Information Theory

Advancing the Field of Information Theory

In a well-received presentation to the North American School of Information Theory at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) this August, Elza Erkip, Ph.D. – the Information Theory…

Celebrating Four IEEE Volunteers For International Day Of Charity

Celebrating Four IEEE Volunteers for International Day of Charity

Built by the efforts of volunteers and funded by the generosity of its donors, the IEEE Foundation recognizes the International Day of Charity by celebrating four of the many people…

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Dedicated Volunteers Enable Expansion of IEEE Oral Histories

“IEEE Life Fellows: Capturing Oral History,” the IEEE History Center’s major oral history project is in full swing. This IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC) funded project, captures the life stories and career…

Peter J. Wild IEEE

Helping IEEE Preserve History

According to Peter J. Wild, his more than 50-year affiliation with IEEE has proven invaluable to his career. “I became a member of IEEE after completing my studies as an…

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Growing the Engineers of the Future

In 2022, Peter W.  Sauer, long-time IEEE volunteer who was better known in IEEE circles as ‘Pete’, was presented with the IEEE Nikola Tesla Award for his contributions to dynamic modeling and…

Bahman Hovieda IEEE

Empowering Others to do Their Very Best

During the 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Transmission and Distribution Conference & Exposition (T&D), Bahman Hovieda was everywhere: being recognized at the opening ceremony, speaking at a special luncheon for donors…

Marina Chamsi IEEE

Helping to Eradicate Barriers in the Engineering Field for Women

With her determined, adventurous and enthusiastic spirit, Marina Chamsi, a ‘21-‘22 Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Sahazizian Scholar recipient, is a recent Electrical Engineering graduate from McGill University. She…

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Giving Back to Support Students

In 2022, John Undrill, an IEEE Life Fellow and long-time IEEE Foundation donor, was awarded the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award, for “contributions to the development of analytical…

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Celebrating the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients

The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit and Honors Ceremony is an annual highlight for IEEE that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of technology “Giants.” The work of the…


“A Telephone for the World” Wins 2021 Middleton Prize

In June 1990, Motorola publicly announced an ambitious business venture called Iridium. The project’s signature feature was a constellation of 77 satellites in low-Earth orbit which served as the equivalent…