Inspiring the Future


As an undergrad, I always looked forward to reading about @IEEEorg student members doing great things in @IEEEInstitute Now I'm deeply humbled to be an inspiration to young #STEM enthusiast. Thank you @IEEEFoundation & @IEEESmrtVillage for your remarkable contributions to my life. 

Ifeanyi B. Orajaka IEEE Smart Village energy entrepreneur (Green Village in Nigeria), former Foundation grantee - on Twitter 

“I can’t imagine my career without IEEE. Since my student days at Auburn, I have been actively involved with this extraordinary organization. My time spent as an IEEE volunteer has been rewarded many times over, not only through professional advancement, but most importantly through the lifelong friends I have made through IEEE activities. Giving to the IEEE Foundation campaign is just one small way I can repay what I see as a rich life of benefits received. I sincerely hope you will join me in this important effort.”
H. Vincent (Vince) Poor IEEE Student Member 1972, Member: 1977, and IEEE Foundation Board Member; 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Recipient; Fellow, National Academy of Inventors® (elected 2015); Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (elected 2015) 

“Working at Bell Labs and now with the dedicated students at Stephens Institute of Technology, I appreciate the link between meaningful work and a satisfying life. I am grateful that IEEE has been the connecting thread through all my professional endeavors. Through IEEE, I have also gained new friendships and enjoyed many organization-sponsored activities. Supporting the IEEE Foundation Campaign is a powerful way for me to say thank you and allow others worldwide to benefit from IEEE priority initiatives. I can think of no better gift, and ask that you join me in this effort.”
Dr. Victor Lawrence IEEE Member since 1975 and IEEE Foundation Board Member; 2016 Inductee, National Inventors Hall of Fame; Member of the National Academy of Engineers; National Academy of Inventors® (NAI) Charter Fellow; Fellow of IEEE; Fellow, AT&T Labs

"I have been a regular donor to the IEEE Foundation Fund for a long time because the idea of my contribution being of benefit to humanity struck a chord with me. Seeing the Foundation reports of projects that help people around the world makes me proud to be an IEEE member. Recently I have been donating to the Foundation’s “Chicago Section Fund” that provides grants to public libraries to create science kit collections that are borrowed to the community just like a book. This project makes hands-on, STEM learning available to kids regardless of race, gender or income."
John A Zulaski, IEEE Life Senior Member, retired


"Being a PES Scholar has opened a variety of networking opportunities in the industry and means of learning about current ground breaking projects as well as understanding the Power and Energy industry in general."

Herve Nyirinkwaya -  2014 Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative Scholar, University of Pittsburgh

"First, I would like to extend my deep gratitude to the Nathanson Family and to the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society (AESS) for this great honor. Second, I am very grateful for the grant for continuing education in the radar area."
Professor Yonia Eldar recipient of 2014 IEEE-AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award about receiving the Nathanson Award and the grant to further her education and career in the field of radar support by the Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Education Fund of the IEEE Foundation

“By supporting the Foundation, a member can support the future efforts of IEEE which are built on the past activities. We all rely on the outstanding efforts of earlier members of IEEE. We build on their achievements and help our fellow man with our own personal hard work and achievements
in the electrical engineering area.”  
Daniel D. Hoolihan, IEEE Senior Member

"The generous funding from the IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation enabled IEEE WIE to inspire and empower girls, and raise awareness of the importance of engineering and how it benefits humanity, while documenting the achievements of women in the profession as role models."
Keyana Tennant, Program Manager, IEEE Women in Engineering regarding the US$25,000 grant project entitled IEEE-WIE – I Change the World.  I am an Engineer

 "The Museum of Innovation and Science has made a major achievement through the generosity of the IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation. The Museum has now digitized its entire collection of more than 1,500 General Electric (GE) motion pictures, created a YouTube channel- “Schenectady Invention and Technology Films,” and re-housed the films in new acid-free containers."
Christopher Hunter, discussing the $13,133 grant project entitle Preserving & Increasing Access to GE Films

“I’m proud to be a supporter. The IEEE Foundation allows me to channel my giving to projects and activities related to our profession, which are making a difference. I encourage all IEEE members to learn more about the IEEE Foundation and the opportunities to support its programs, activities and initiatives. I also encourage members to become involved by proposing philanthropic projects that
will make a difference.”
John Meredith, IEEE Senior Life Member






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