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Grants Awarded in 2004

Thanks to the generosity of our donors who understand the importance of unrestricted giving, the IEEE Foundation was able to commit support from its General Fund to the following special initiatives in 2004.

emeritbadges.org - US$25,000
IEEE Region 3
Working through the Scouting Movement, this project will develop a new gender appropriate program for girls and adapt its existing hands-on electricity and electronics instructional material for use at Electronics Merit Badge Booth during the Boy Scouts 2005 US National Scout Jamboree.

IEEE Sections Congress 2004 - US$25,000
IEEE Regional Activities
Held every three years, IEEE Sections Congress brings together the IEEE's grass roots leaders for leadership training, networking, and strategic planning. This grant supports the "Core Training" sessions for the event including the production and distribution of the core training materials to the delegates.

IEEE-EESTEC Technical Conference "Engineering Education" - US$15,000
Electrical Engineering STudents European assoCiation (EESTEC)
This first ever joint conference of IEEE and EESTEC, held 27 Sept to 3 Oct 2004 in Cosenza, Italy, encouraged the exchange and dissemination of technical information and to promote understanding and cooperation among European students.

Edison Across the Curriculum - US$10,000
Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University
Working in collaboration with educators across many subject areas, this project integrates visual and textual documents from the Thomas A. Edison Papers to create a preK-12 cross-content curriculum that offers new resources for interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

Active Learning of Bioinformatics Through MatLab Experiments - US$9,550
Duke University
This project will implement an innovative "open source" method to develop and distribute learning materials on bioinformatics in the form of a resource kit that will be accessible to engineers around the world via a simple Internet download.

Networking Nigeria - US$24,400
IEEE Nigeria Section
This grant provides Internet access and a lab coordinator to the 60-seat computer lab donated by the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria. Through this effort, engineers and students in Nigeria will have the resources they need to make a great leap forward toward the development of their country's economic and technological potential.

IEEE Region 9 Student Branches Meeting - US$3,000
IEEE Bahia Section
Over 350 IEEE members will come together from 7 to 10 October 2004 for this meeting, which will strengthen the existing student branches in Latin America and create new ones by training branch leaders and providing them with tools they can take back and implement as needed.

Engineering Students Exhibition - 2004 - US$1,000
IEEE Kenya Section
The goal of this one-day exhibition, scheduled for 16 October 2004 at the Sarit Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, is to encourage students to development their engineering skills and further their technological insight.

IEEE Medal of Honor - US$60,000
Established in 1917, the award is the highest award bestowed by the IEEE. The Medal celebrates and honors an exceptional engineer who has dedicated his/her life to improving the world by recognizing a singular achievement or an extraordinary career in the fields of interest of the IEEE. The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate and honorarium.

IEEE Founders Medal - US$15,000
This award recognizes that leadership is as important to professional progress as technical ability. Established in 1952, this Medal is awarded for major contributions in the leadership, planning and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate and honorarium.

IEEE Haraden Pratt Award - US$9,000
Named in honor of Haraden Pratt, an exceptional IEEE volunteer who gave 31 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the IEEE, this Award recognizes outstanding service to the Institute. The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.

IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award - US$3,500
Given in recognition for inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of the IEEE, this award provide due recognition for such contributions as curriculum development, authorship of course materials, involvement with students and faculty in advisory capacities, as well as attracting and preparing students for a career in engineering and the sciences. The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.