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Grants Awarded in 2016

Your donations make it possible to fund innovative projects of interest to IEEE. Each year, the IEEE Foundation receives many more requests to its Grants Program than it is able to support. In 2016, the IEEE Foundation Grants Committee identified nine worthy projects, conducted all around the world, and awarded a total of US$291,813 in grants.

Grants are awarded through the IEEE Foundation Fund and the IEEE Life Members Fund.

In 2016, the IEEE Foundation awarded grants to IEEE organizational units for projects that addressed the theme: 
Raise awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society.

IEEE Foundation Fund (FF)

Ranger in Your Pocket: Los Alamos Innovations

   The IEEE Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Section received a $40,500 grant. Partnering with the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), they will produce the "Los Alamos Innovations" program as part of the AHF's "Ranger in Your Pocket" series - a resource for visitors to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. IEEE Region 6 - Western US.

Smart Agriculture for Sustainable Food Production

  The IEEE Student Branch at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India received $18,263 for a series of workshops where agricultural academics, technology creators, researchers, and educated farmers will be invited to share their knowledge, issues, solutions, and technologies in smart agriculture. IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

Miami Innovation Lab

  The IEEE Student Branch at Miami Dade College in Florida will use its $40,000 grant to create the Miami Innovation Lab to educate, inform, and show the potential impact and applicability of self-driving technologies on our community. IEEE Region 3 - Southern US.

KJZZ Science and Innovation Desk

A $50,000 grant awarded to the IEEE Phoenix Section, partnering with KJZZ 91.5 FM and its Arizona Science and Innovation Desk, will be used to produce a series of original technology-informed news and features stories that will be broadcast to the public during 2017. IEEE Region 6 - Western US.

IEEE Life Members Fund (LMF)

Virtual Histories of Disability and Technology

 
The IEEE EMBS Ottawa Section and SSIT Ottawa Section received $30,000 to develop a series of virtual exhibits exploring the historic impact of technology within our broader world as it relates to disability. IEEE Region 7 - Canada.

IEEE TechEthics Program - 2017 Event

  A $25,000 grant was awarded to IEEE Technical Activities to produce a one-day event on technology ethics, exploring the various ethical aspects and social implications of AI and autonomous systems. IEEE Region 1 - Northeastern U.S.

Celebration of the History of Television

  The IEEE UK and Ireland Section Life Member Affinity Group received a $9,000 grant for an event to inform and educate about how the evolution of modern consumer electronics has enabled billions of people across the world to enjoy access to highly sophisticated technology at affordable cost. The event will include lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits to show how the advances were achieved and what the future is likely to bring in the form of ever-more complex devices. IEEE Region 8 - Africa, Europe, Middle East.

Drones: A Limitless Future

 The IEEE New York Section was awarded $62,050 for Drones: A Limitless Future - a major new exhibition of the Intrepid Museum with programs in 2017 - and a professional development program for teachers in the New York city area, exploring the technoscience behind Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). IEEE Region 1 - Northeastern US.

Graceful Aging with Technology

 
The IEEE Buenaventura Section received $17,000 to raise public awareness of the positive impact that emerging technology can have on senior citizens in the ability to age gracefully as their mobility and cognitive functions diminish. IEEE Region 6 - Western US.

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