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IEEE Smart Village: Empowerment through Enterprise

Just fifteen years ago, the notion of an IEEE group working to bring enterprise development to off-grid and remote communities was nascent. Today, IEEE Smart Village (ISV) stands as a…

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Working to Build a More Inclusive Future

With the goal of building a more inclusive future, the HTB & SIGHT Taenzer Grant Program launched in 2022 thanks to funding from the IEEE Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund…

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EPICS in IEEE Celebrates 15 Years of Impact

Since its founding in 1995 at Purdue University, the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program has been providing nonprofit organizations with technology solutions to improve and deliver services to…

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Raise Your Paws for the First IEEE Foundation Day Celebration

A note from Bruno McDonald, IEEE Foundation Chief Canine: Welcome to the most pawsome celebration of the year! Did you know that 16 February is now IEEE Foundation Day? I’m…

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16 February 2024 Marks the First IEEE Foundation Day Celebration

A note from Ralph Ford, President of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors: On 16 February, 1973, what started with the goal to further the scientific and educational purpose of…

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2023 Recap: IEEE Foundation

2023 was an occasion for reflection, celebration and connection as the IEEE Foundation marked 50 years of impact; thank you for being part of it and making it all possible! …

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EPICS in IEEE Positively Impacting Access and Abilities

More than 15 percent of the world’s population (about 1 billion people) live with disabilities, such as hearing, vision, mental health or mobility challenges. EPICS in IEEE engaged the ingenuity…

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IEEE Smart Village Supporting Underserved Communities

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) is a unique program within IEEE. ISV provides seed money with the intent to empower  people through productive use of technology, expanded educational opportunities and enterprise…

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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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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…