Facing the Truth: Benefits & Challenges of Facial Recognition | IEEE TechEthics Virtual Panel

As facial recognition becomes more prevalent, there is a need to address the related benefits and challenges. This panel of international biometrics experts discusses these aspects of this increasingly ubiquitous technology.

Celebrating Women in Engineering

IEEE recognizes women making significant contributions to the technical profession.

Astronaut Sally Ride Brought Women and the LGBTQ+ Community to the Final Frontier 40 Years Ago

IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta reflects on how Sally Ride helped pave the way for women and other underrepresented groups in aeronautics and other technology fields.

This interview and article was a result of the ongoing media relations activities which is a component of the IEEE Public Visibility program.

IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Fund Shares Initial Impacts

Support projects and programs that positively impact diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the computer engineering and computer science communities.  

The ROI of LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Elena Joy Thurston, Executive Director Pride and Joy Foundation, speaks about LGBTQ inclusion at the Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.

Pride in STEM

The IEEE Computer Society interviews feature personal experiences, words of encouragement, and career advice from LGBTQ+ professionals navigating their career trajectory. Members may find opportunities to learn and advocate for equity and inclusivity.  

Excellence in STEM: Dr. Shaoshan Liu

Dr. Liu sheds light on the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in these fields, sharing personal experiences and offering valuable recommendations to inspire and motivate others.

Designing Without the -Isms: How Tech Inclusion Benefits Society

This TechEthics panel discusses designing more ethical and accessible products and services.

2023 IEEE WIE Day

Engaging Women in Mitigating Climate Change & Building Climate Resilience

IEEE Women in Engineering was formally established on 29 June 1997 to support and advance the interest of women in STEM. To celebrate, the launch of IEEE WIE Day celebrations on 23 June coincides with International Women in Engineering Day. 

WIE encourages its members, Affinity Groups, and Student Branch Affinity Groups to organize their own events beginning 29 June (the day WIE was established) until 31 July 2023. Learn more about IEEE Women in Engineering.

AI Can Offer Insight Into Who Responds to Antidepressants  

IEEE research advances mental health.

IEEE-HKN Career Conversations: Mental Health

Discusses mental health and the intersection of one’s workplace and personal life.


IEEE TryEngineering Series: Spotlight on Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Next Generation of Engineers

New Award Recognizes IEEE Society’s Work in DEI

For the past 20 years, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society has been working to become more welcoming and inclusive.

Celebrating a Diverse Set of Innovators – Expanding the IEEE Heritage Circle

The IEEE Foundation is excited to announce an expansion of six additional distinguished names to our giving levels. The new levels honor a varied representation of the groundbreaking work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community members.

Voices Captured, Voices Lost: Using Oral History to Document Women in IEEE and STEM

IEEE History Center Institutional Historian and Archivist Dr. Mary Ann Hellrigel joined IEEE Women in Engineering Chair Celia Shahnaz for a webinar discussing the voices of prominent women engineers, scientists, and technologists.

The IEEE Foundation Honors Women and Their Contributions to IEEE

Meet five women who exemplify the program pillars: Illuminate, Educate, Engage, Energize, and Future

A Young Professional on the Power of Mentorship

This IEEE award recipient is guiding the next generation of engineers.

Girls Need More Moms as STEM Role Models

A mother shares how her persistence, patience, and tenacity inspired her daughter.

The Women Behind ENIAC

How they broke a computer-science glass ceiling.

TryEngineering STEM Grant Program Helps Build Equity for Under-Resourced Communities

IEEE TryEngineering Series: Spotlight on Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Next Generation of Engineers

Lewis Howard Latimer, Electrical Pioneer and Inventor, a Seldom-Told History

His work profoundly impacted the development of electric light.

Access the IEEE REACH lesson on electronic lighting featuring Latimer's work

My Mummy Is an Engineer and Other Children’s Books That Aim to Bridge the Gender Gap

IEEE Member Kerrine Bryan is trying to increase the number of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields by changing the way children perceive careers in those disciplines.

Overcoming Systemic Racism Through System Engineering

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson’s proven strategy for creating real change.

IEEE Fellow Sandra K. Johnson

Her work developing a mobile money transfer app aims to help people fund worthy causes.

How Violence and Segregation Destroyed African American Innovation

Economist Lisa D. Cook’s research shows that African American patent levels didn’t recover to their per capita 1899 peak until 2010.

Rory Cooper’s Wheelchair Tech Makes the World More Accessible

This IEEE Fellow has introduced customized controls and builds wheelchairs for rough terrain.

Leading the Way for More LGBTQ Inclusivity in STEM

This IEEE member helps companies ramp up their inclusion efforts.

IEEE President’s Note: A Promise Is a Promise

Ray Liu, 2022 IEEE President & CEO, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusivity.

Diversity in STEM

Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu, a retired educator, has dedicated her career to guiding students to use technology to develop unique solutions for social problems.

Students in Belize Grow a Passion for Computer Science Through PathLight

The IEEE Computer Society helped expand the MSU x PathLight Coding program by 30 seats.

Victoria Serrano Helps Panamanian Students Discover STEM Through Lego Robots

IEEE member Victoria Serrano, with support from the IEEE Control Systems Society and EPICS in IEEE, has inspired close to 100 students through her STEM Beyond the Borders program.

Why I Became an Advocate for Girls and Women

IEEE Senior member Qusi Alqarqaz shares how his mother, Wedad Ahmad Bani Yaseen, inspired and mentored him.

We Need to Support Our LGBT Community

Talented colleagues are hiding under an invisibility cloak.

Diversity in STEM With Leilani Battle

Leilani Battle, Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, USA, discusses her career growth, overcoming challenges, and how volunteering with IEEE Computer Society has given her a global perspective to computing.

Celebrating 25 Years of IEEE Women in Engineering

Over the past 25 years, IEEE Women in Engineering has impacted recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines around the world. It also works to inspire girls to pursue a career in engineering.

Spotlight On: Lingling Fan

Growing up in a remote coastal village in east China, IEEE Power & Energy Society Fellow Lingling Fan, Ph.D., experienced what it was like to live in a place without the infrastructure to support electricity and clean water and where people had to work extremely hard to earn a living. This had a profound impact on her and eventually led her to pursue a career as an engineer, focusing on power systems.

Iluminando el Futuro: Lighting the Future of STEM in Latin America

Read about this initiative aimed at inspiring members and volunteers, regionally and internationally, to serve as K-12 mentors in their native language, Spanish.

Meet the Women Leading the Healthcare Technology Transformation

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) brings together volunteers to help address global healthcare challenges.

In celebration of 2022 Women’s History Month, IEEE SA gained the insights of four female volunteers working on the interoperability of healthcare technologies.

Helping to Eradicate Barriers in the Engineering Field for Women, One of Many Goals for Electrical Engineering Student Marina Chamsi

Marina Chamsi, a ‘21-‘22 Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Sahazizian Scholar recipient and fourth-year Electrical Engineering student at McGill University, aspires to support women who are interested in the profession.

Fostering Gender Equality and Social Inclusion With Technology Standards

The IEEE Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust, and Agency Program aims to advance technology for all.

Women in STEM: Volunteering to Lead

On 20 October 2021, IEEE hosted a panel discussion with top women in leadership in nonprofit membership organizations. The panelists discussed their experiences as women in science and technology, and explored why they found it important to volunteer their time and talent.

Reshaping the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Network for Sustainable Development

The annual IEEE Women in Engineering Beijing Leadership Summit (WIEBLS) was held last November, bringing together inspirational women engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life to share their insights on how to best empower women in engineering.

Making a Difference Through Engineering: One Student’s Dream Come True

For Kayla Richardson, senior at Arizona State University (ASU) who is poised to graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power and Energy, helping others is something that is deeply ingrained in her.

A Future Trailblazer Is Set to Hit the Ground Running

As he prepares to graduate with a BS/MS in electrical computer engineering from Drexel University, Joey Arnold – a ‘21-‘22 Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative recipient and Lockheed Martin Scholar – is looking forward to becoming a “trailblazer within the industry.”

Celebrating Diversity in Electrical Engineering: One Woman’s Full-Circle Journey

Learn about how Karen Butler-Purry, PhD, P.E., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate and Professional School at Texas A&M University, was inspired to become an engineer, and how she is mentoring and inspiring the next generation.

Being More Inclusive Is Paying Off for This IEEE Society

The Instrumentation & Measurement Society saw double-digit growth

Small changes made over time can lead to big results, the saying goes. A great example of that is the concerted effort the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society started more than two decades ago to become a more welcoming and inclusive environment for women and members from outside the United States.

This Startup Is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills

Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors.

Paying It Forward: A Female Engineer Opens Doors of Opportunity to Others That Were Once Opened for Her

Guadalupe Gonzalez, PhD, is helping to shape energy policy across the country of Panama for the foreseeable future as national director of electricity at the National Energy Secretariat.

One Engineer’s Hopes to Implement Far-reaching Renewable Energy Solutions Across Latin America

As a child, Luis Felipe Gaitan Cubides, IEEE PES’ 2021 Outstanding Student Scholarship Award recipient, spent a lot of time on a family farm in rural Colombia where electricity didn’t arrive until just a few years ago.

These visits had a big impact on Felipe, who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana while also working as an electrical design engineer for IEB, a consulting firm that manages and develops engineering projects in the energy, oil and gas, mining, cement, and institutional sectors.

Lisa Su receives IEEE's highest semiconductor award

The CEO is the first woman to receive IEEE's highest semiconductor award.

IEEE Takes Steps to Address Implicit Bias in STEM

Implicit bias, often referred to as unconscious bias, occurs when we make judgments or decisions on the basis of thought patterns that subconsciously and unintentionally affect outcomes.

IEEE Commits to Ensuring Digital Properties Are Accessible

IEEE is committed to providing an accessible digital experience to all individuals, including those with disabilities, for equity in earnest.

IEEE Photonics Prioritizes Intersection of Mental Health, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To foster wellbeing and in support of marginalized community members’ mental health, the IEEE Photonics Society Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) is partnering with the Society’s Diversity Oversight Committee and Dragonfly Mental Health (DMH). DMH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating excellent mental health practices worldwide and developing and making available a series of online sessions designed to serve individuals’ diverse needs.

Meet the First Latina to Lead IEEE Women in Engineering

Jenifer Castillo’s goals include providing more support for women in industry, expanding leadership programs, and increasing the number of female senior members.

> Meet the First Latina to Lead IEEE Women in Engineering

The IEEE Signal Processing Society Promotes Inclusivity, Community, and Accessibility and Targets Increase in Event Attendance

In support of the IEEE Code of Conduct, the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is committed to providing equal opportunity to its members, regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, and/or personal identity. The Society is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes diversity in the Signal Processing community.

2021 IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal recipient, Kristina Johnson

Kristina M. Johnson has broken through barriers during her career. She became the first female dean of Duke University’s engineering school, the first female provost at Johns Hopkins University, and the first woman to receive the John Fritz Medal—in 2008—from the American Association of Engineering Societies.

> Ohio State President Makes Increasing Interdisciplinary Research and Diversity Her Priorities
> Kristina Johnson - Leading in Academia, Government, and Business - Career Reset

Accelerating Through Change: Experience the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to careers in STEM, recently hosted its annual International Leadership Conference (ILC).

The IEEE Photonics Society Is Building a More Vibrant and Safer Community: IEEE Pride in Photonics Initiative

The IEEE Photonics Society is a global, technical community of academic and professional scientists and engineers who advance lasers, optoelectronics, photonics, and breakthroughs in quantum physics into devices, systems, and products that revolutionize daily lives around the world. Furthermore, the Society is deeply committed to providing equal opportunity to scientists and engineers, regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, and/or personal identity.