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‘Speaking Volumes’ for the Next Generation

Alex Acero, Ph.D.MEMBER GRADE: Fellow Dr. Acero was excited to join the IEEE as a master’s engineering student in the 1980s, but he didn’t stop there; during the next three…

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IEEE Smart Village Co-Founders Larsen and Podmore Inducted into Hall of Honor

It wasn’t easy, even in a good natured way, to ridicule two men of such substance and accomplishment. On 16 November, Ray Larsen and Robin Podmore, the two co-founders of…

Akshay Rathore

Recognizing Young Researchers – Dr. Akshay Rathore Receives 2020 IEEE Bimal Bose Award

Dr. Akshay Rathore, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Concordia university in Montreal, Canada and Prominent Lecturer within the IEEE Industry Applications Society, was recently presented with the…

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Supporting a Bright Future for Engineering Students

Joseph Hughes’ association with IEEE made an indelible mark on his life and career – so much so that he’s now helping to provide opportunities in engineering education for others.…

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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…

CJ Reddy MEMBER GRADE: Fellow

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…