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TJ Rodgers

A Spark of Philanthropy to Inspire Future Generations

Dr. T.J. Rodgers’ contribution to support the IEEE SSCS- James D. Meindl Memorial Educational Fund was driven both by his respect for his mentor, Professor James D. Meindl, and his…

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Celebrating Women in IEEE for Women’s History Month

This month, the IEEE Foundation honors women and their contributions to IEEE and their professions as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Everyday IEEE volunteers make incredible contributions through their work…

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Honoring Her Father’s Legacy

Janet E. Saad began donating to the IEEE Foundation in 2014 to honor her father’s memory and long-standing relationship with the organization. Janet’s father, Ted Saad was a pioneer in…

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IEEE Foundation Marks a Golden Occasion

A Message from Ralph Ford, IEEE Foundation President Today, 16 February  2023, thanks to its unwavering purpose, strong execution, and generous donors and volunteers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates five decades…

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IEEE Foundation Works to Empower Women in Engineering

Announcing the New “Future” Pillar In celebration of the IEEE Foundation’s milestone 50th anniversary in February 2023 and a desire to lay the foundation for the future we envision, the…


Celebrating a Diverse Set of Innovators – Expanding the IEEE Heritage Circle

The IEEE Heritage Circle is the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation. It recognizes the indomitable philanthropic spirit of those who have compassionately given to IEEE and…

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Philanthropic Partner of IEEE Marks Half a Century of Global Social Impact Through Technology and Education Piscataway, NJ, February 16, 2023 –  The IEEE Foundation announces the celebration of its…

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New Diversity and Inclusion Projects Powered by the IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Fund

In 2021, the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) launched its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Fund of the IEEE Foundation, with a primary objective of supporting projects and programs that positively…

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Lisa Su Donates Cash Prize in Support of Women

This article is an edited excerpt of the “AMD’s Lisa Su Breaks Through the Silicon Ceiling” article, published 24 September 2021 in IEEE’s The Institute. When Lisa Su became CEO…

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EPICS in IEEE: A Year in Review

The EPICS in IEEE program had a stellar year in 2022. As educational institutions were better able to navigate through another year of the global pandemic—students returned to team-based learning…


Taking Flight Personally and Professionally

For Alex Tacescu, receipt of the 2015 IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship — which recognizes a deserving student for an outstanding project in engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, or another IEEE field of interest…

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Celebrate IEEE Foundation’s 50th Anniversary 

To commemorate its 50-year Anniversary, the IEEE Foundation, the philanthropic partner of IEEE, will celebrate and unveil events throughout 2023 that showcase the profound impact that donor support makes around…