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A Historical Partnership

The IEEE Foundation looks back on a half-century of outstanding achievement this year and celebrates an enduring almost 45-year partnership with the IEEE History Center, which is committed to preserving,…

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Volunteers: The Fuel that Powers IEEE

Since its founding in 1973, the IEEE Foundation has worked side by side with IEEE volunteers, supported by our donors, to unleash exciting, thoughtful and impactful programming. Throughout the past…

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IEEE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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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Foundation for the Future – IEEE Foundation Then and Now

The IEEE Foundation is coming up on a big anniversary. With that on the horizon, we want to take a moment to reflect on how the Foundation came to be. …

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See the USA the AIEEE Way

The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) invited the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) of Great Britain to visit the United States and to hold a joint meeting in connection…

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Students with a Passion for Engineering History

Donations to the IEEE Foundation enable, among other initiatives, IEEE programs that support and encourage the next generation of innovators. Two donor-supported programs that benefit the student, IEEE and those…

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Dedicated Volunteers Enable Expansion of IEEE Oral Histories

“IEEE Life Fellows: Capturing Oral History,” the IEEE History Center’s major oral history project is in full swing. This IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC) funded project, captures the life stories and career…

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Helping IEEE Preserve History

According to Peter J. Wild, his more than 50-year affiliation with IEEE has proven invaluable to his career. “I became a member of IEEE after completing my studies as an…

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“A Telephone for the World” Wins 2021 Middleton Prize

In June 1990, Motorola publicly announced an ambitious business venture called Iridium. The project’s signature feature was a constellation of 77 satellites in low-Earth orbit which served as the equivalent…

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Harnessing the Power of Cumulative Giving

Noel N. Schulz, Ph.D. is no stranger to the act of philanthropy within her field. A nationally-recognized expert in power systems engineering, Dr. Schulz is Washington State University’s (WSU) First…