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IEEE Smart Village: Preparing Students to Be Productive Participants in Increasingly Technology-Based Economies

Jude Numfor, a veteran IEEE Smart Village (ISV) entrepreneur, says the biggest challenge for his company, Renewable Energy Innovators, Cameroon, is recruiting staff with the technical skills and hands on…

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Generous Donors Pay off their Five-Year Pledge in the First Year by Donating Stock

IEEE Life Member John Derrick is doing a lot of pre-paying these days. “I’m 83, so there’s little time to lose!” declares John. With excellent financial planning, John and his…

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IEEE Heritage Circle – Celebrating & Highlighting the Diversity of Our History & Donors

The IEEE Foundation highlights our honored philanthropists recognized in the IEEE Heritage Circle.  Their loyalty and charitable efforts make a positive impact and transform lives worldwide. The IEEE Heritage Circle,…

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Moving Forward and Giving Back

Daniel C. Cambron was an active student member of IEEE throughout his undergraduate and graduate school years, but he didn’t stop there – the dynamic entrepreneur has continued to nurture…

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Maxwell’s Ether: From Wave Optics to the Electromagnetic Theory of Light – 4 October 2023

Please mark your calendar for 4 October 2023, at 1:00 pm Eastern time, and join us for a virtual presentation! We invite you to celebrate IEEE Day with the IEEE…

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IEEE Foundation adds PayPal to Simplify the Donation Process!

Great news! The IEEE Foundation has made donating more effortless by adding PayPal as a way to contribute funds. As our donor base expands, we strive to provide efficient and…


The Career Guidance provided by IEEE’s Essential Resources Inspired her to Give Back Through Volunteering

Mythili Chaganti’s involvement with IEEE started as a student in India. She won an engineering essay writing contest, and the reward was a one-year student membership to IEEE. Thus, her…

IEEE Life Member Positions IEEE at the Top of His Charitable List

IEEE Life Senior Member Paul Dorvel has spent more than 30 years in the electrical power industry focusing on high-voltage transmission lines but appreciates the varied challenges in other engineering…


The Power of a Community Full of Contributions

By: Amanda Weissman There was once an engineering student at the University of Illinois who felt there was something missing in their academic career. He had a vision of a…

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Remembering Roger Brockett – Researcher, Educator and Innovator

IEEE Life Fellow Roger Brockett, a renowned researcher, educator and innovator passed away on 19 March 2023. His research inspired a generation of mathematicians. A strong proponent of scholarship and…

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Celebrating the 2023 IEEE Awards Honorees

The 2023 IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges Summit (VIC Summit) was held 5 May 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The event highlighted the innovation and creativity of engineering, science, and…

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The 2023 IEEE Brokaw Award for Circuit Elegance

The 2023 IEEE Brokaw Award for Circuit Elegance was awarded to five individuals for their design of a ring amplifier during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2023. The win­ners,…