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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…

Allison Marsh Member

Dedicated to Serving Young People in the Community

Allison Marsh joined IEEE in 1998 while attending Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA. IEEE membership enabled Allison to network with other IEEE graduate student members from around the world. Allison…


Continuing a Family Tradition of Generosity

In 1952, Palmer Langdon took a class in electronics at Los Angeles City College. Thus began a life-long commitment to the electronics industry and a special appreciation of the practical…

Julian Bussgang

It’s Important to Train the New Generation and to Encourage Progress

Julian Bussgang admires the work of the IEEE Foundation and has found a “painless” way to give. As a member of the Life Members Committee, Julian realized how much IEEE…


Inspiring New Generations of Students

Dr. Roberto Padovani, executive vice president at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, joined IEEE as a student member in 1982. Roberto now holds more than 80…

Nita Patel

The Impact of Technology on Humanity

Nita Patel joined IEEE originally because, “it was a great way for a shy person like me to meet others in the engineering field.” Since joining, she has been an…

Murty Bhavaraju

Giving Back to the Next Generation of Power Engineers

Dr. Murty P. Bhavaraju joined IEEE as a student. His mentors at PSE&G encouraged him to participate in the IEEE Power & Energy Society by joining committees, participating in conferences,…

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Speaking of Numbers: Measurement, Quantification and the Kelvin Dictum

On 29 May, the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE History Center organized  Speaking of Numbers: Measurements, Quantification, and Kelvin’s Dictum, a virtual lecture focusing on Lord Kelvin’s work. The lecture…