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Smart Toilets for Accessible Use Within Ugandan Communities

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) provide a pledge to “leave no one behind.” This pledge brings visibility to the idea that individuals with disabilities or differing abilities should…

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Unlock Your IEEE Legacy with the Foundation’s Goldsmith Legacy League

To “Unlock Your Legacy” means to discover, create, and leave behind a meaningful and lasting impact on the world; one that reflects your values, beliefs and contributions. It is about…

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Planned Giving Impact: A History of Being Forever Generous

Since its founding, the IEEE Foundation has been the proud beneficiary of many planned and estate gifts, which have played a central role in our ability to unleash exciting, thoughtful,…

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Estate Planning Even Includes Your Pets

Dear Pet Parents,  All the pets I know have a special relationship with their human(s), like I am fortunate to have with John and Jo-Ann McDonald. We are best friends.…

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Maxwell’s Ether: From Wave Optics to the Electromagnetic Theory of Light

The IEEE Foundation and IEEE History Center explored James Clerk Maxwell’s revolutionary unification of light, electricity and magnetism. The keynote speaker, Daniel Jon Mitchell DPhil., Senior Historian of the IEEE…

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New Endowment Fund is a Gift that Will Keep on Giving

Though individuals eventually pass away, their actions can have a far-reaching impact on others around the world long after they’re gone. Such is the case for Dorothy Percival, widow of…

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Science Kits for Public Libraries: Creative Approaches

Since its inception in 2009, SKPL (Science Kits for Public Libraries) —the IEEE Region 4 program offering grants to public libraries for science kits that provide hands-on materials for kids…

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Giving through the IEEE Membership Renewal

Making a gift during your IEEE Membership Renewal is one of the most convenient ways to support the IEEE Foundation while ensuring IEEE remains your professional home. With your support,…

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Life Members Remain Active through Local Groups Across the Globe

Life Members are encouraged to remain active in IEEE activities and engage with students and young professionals by mentoring this next generation of technologists. The IEEE Foundation Life Member Fund…

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IEEE Foundation Commemorates its 50th Anniversary and Looks to the Future at Sections Congress 2023

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board hosts the IEEE Sections Congress every three years, bringing together hundreds of volunteer delegates from all 10 IEEE regions. The IEEE Foundation was…

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Lifelong IEEE Member and Philanthropist Paving the Way for Future Generations

IEEE Life Senior Member Jacob M. Kulangara, PE, has been a member of IEEE and the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) for almost five decades. He started in 1976…

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High School Seniors Receive IEEE Scholarships

Three Piscataway High School seniors received IEEE Scholarships during its Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on 15 June in Piscataway, NJ, US, where the IEEE Operations Center is located. Richard…