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Furthering the Field of Information Theory

In a well-received presentation to the IEEE North American School of Information Theory at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) during August 2022, Elza Erkip, Ph.D., the Information Theory…

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Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund: Supporting Positive Initiatives Worldwide

Generosity can often have positive and far-reaching effects — and this has never been more clearly demonstrated than by the indelible impact the legacy of Jon C. Taenzer, through the…

Samantha Niyoyita

IEEE Smart Village: Supports Students to Create Global Solutions

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) delivers three interrelated and interdependent pillars – Energy, Education and Entrepreneurship – that empower off grid communities. Since 2015, the centerpiece of the ISV Education pillar…

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EPICS in IEEE Student Teams Tackling Environmental Sustainability Challenges

Every region of the world faces opportunities to improve environmental sustainability such as integrating renewable energy sources, creating potable water, reducing waste streams, and minimizing resource consumption. Given the importance…

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See the USA the AIEEE Way

The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) invited the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) of Great Britain to visit the United States and to hold a joint meeting in connection…

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Find Your Way to Give Back to IEEE

Thanks to our donors and the funds raised in cooperation with IEEE Organizational Units, the IEEE Foundation works across IEEE to invest in IEEE programs that bring the promise of…

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Announcing a New Way to Engrave Your Legacy on IEEE through the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League

Do you own a donor advised fund or are you thinking about setting one up? Including the IEEE Foundation in your Donor Advised Fund Succession Plan will now qualify you…

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Forever Generous: Your IEEE Legacy

With the goal of benefiting humanity, the IEEE Foundation locks arms with donors to enable more than 250 IEEE programs, advancing technology and solving the world’s greatest challenges. Benefiting humanity…

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Look How Much a Bequest Can Do

When you write your will, you acknowledge the people and institutions that mean the most to you. Including the IEEE Foundation among your beneficiaries preserves your #IEEELegacy,  while ensuring our…

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Environmental Competition Inspires University Students to Address Climate Change

EPICS in IEEE, thanks to the grant from the United Engineering Foundation (UEF), successfully launched the EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition for University Students. This competition has inspired teams of…

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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…