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Evening of Innovation with Qualcomm

On 5 May 2022 at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, CA, US, Qualcomm generously hosted an “Evening of Innovation,” a panel discussion with 2022 IEEE Medal Recipients. IEEE Awards Board…

Prof Robert Heider

Entrusting the Future to IEEE

Robert HeiderMember Grade:  Member As a valued IEEE member since 2009, Robert Heider brings extensive industry expertise to the engineering field based on his over 50 years of experience as a…

Don Heirman

Pioneer Don Heirman’s Generous Giving Paves the Way for Future Innovation

Heirman’s estate gifts honor his lifelong legacy and will indelibly support critical IEEE initiatives  Though industry giant Donald (Don) N. Heirman sadly passed in October 2020 at the age of…


New Michael C. Wicks Radar Student Travel Grant Celebrates Wicks’ Legacy of Innovation and Altruism

Inaugural three recipients announced at Radar Con ’22 in New York City On 21 – 25 March, industry professionals worldwide attended the 2022 IEEE Radar Conference, which for the first time…

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IEEE Heritage Circle: Celebrating the Philanthropic Spirit

Philanthropy in Action The goal of the IEEE Foundation is to partner with donors to enable more than 250 IEEE programs that advance technology for the benefit of humanity. It’s…


IEEE Foundation in Support of Giving and Gaining Happiness

Each year the world acknowledges International Day of Happiness, a day recognizing this fundamental need, that’s both the focus of so much energy and, at the same time, often overlooked…

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Giving Back by Supporting IEEE Initiatives

Rafi KoutobyMember Grade: Member As an active IEEE member throughout his student years at California State University-Long Beach (US), Rafi Koutoby — now a Distribution Engineer at utility company Southern…

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Celebrating “IEEE’s Community”

Jack JewellMember Grade: Fellow As a valued IEEE Member and current Fellow, the IEEE has played an instrumental role in Jack Jewell’s life and career for over 30 years. “I always…

Linda Hugle

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Paving the Way for Women in Engineering

Linda Hugle, the daughter of Frances Hugle, embodied the ideals of Forever Generous. As an educator herself, Linda understood the importance of education and helping a young person pursue their dreams.…

Supporting the Profession; Leaving a Legacy

Supporting the Profession; Leaving a Legacy

Former Director of the IEEE Foundation Board, Dr. John Impagliazzo is a true leader in the field of philanthropy. He willingly gives his time, talent and treasure to advance IEEE…

A Fireside Chat and Q&A with President Ralph Ford and Executive Director Karen Galuchie

A Fireside Chat and Q&A with President Ralph Ford and Executive Director Karen Galuchie

On Thursday, 10 February, 2022, newly-elected IEEE Foundation President Ralph Ford and Executive Director Karen Galuchie held a “fireside chat” to discuss President Ford’s goals and vision for the IEEE…

A Future Trailblazer Is Set to Hit the Ground Running

A Future Trailblazer Is Set to Hit the Ground Running

As he prepares to graduate with a BS/MS in electrical computer engineering from Drexel University, Joey Arnold, one of the inaugural Hoveida Family Scholars selected through the 2021-2022 IEEE Power & Energy…