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IEEE Foundation Announces 2008 Application Deadlines

The IEEE Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of the IEEE, is committed to improving the technological literacy of society from childhood through adulthood. One way the IEEE Foundation seeks to achieve this goal is by awarding grants to new and innovative projects.  During 2008, unsolicited applications will be accepted in three cycles from IEEE units and other organizations working in areas of relevance and importance to the IEEE and its membership.  Projects should achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Improve primary and secondary science, technology, and math learning
  • Encourage pre-university students to consider engineering as a career path
  • Increase the public’s understanding of the role of engineers and technology in society
  • Preserve the history of IEEE associated technologies
  • Tap the technological expertise of IEEE members
  • Demonstrate ability to be replicated

Application deadlines:


Deadline

IEEE Foundation Meeting Date

4 Jan 2008

Mar 2008

18 Apr 2008

Jun 2008

5 Sep 2008

Nov 2008

Before submitting the online application, please review “How to Apply for a Grant”. Questions should be directed to the IEEE Foundation Administrator at +1 732 981 3435 or foundation-office@ieee.org.

IEEE Foundation Grants Awarded during 2007 Top US$275,000

During its November 2007 meeting, the IEEE Foundation awarded six new project grants totaling US$116,240.  Expected to impact people around the world, the goals of these projects include: expanding tryengineering.org to two new languages; finding technological solutions to humanitarian challenges; fostering a love of science; developing collaborative learning models in China and Hong Kong; encouraging students to consider careers in engineering; and promoting research into the history of the development of communication technologies.

With the awarding of these six new project grants, the IEEE Foundation has committed more than US$275,000 during 2007 to new and innovative projects that seek to improve technological literacy.  Learn more about these and other grants awarded by the IEEE Foundation during 2007.

IEEE Foundation Approves Establishment of Three New Funds

The IEEE Foundation is pleased to announce that during its November 2007 meeting, it approved the establishment of the following three funds: 
 
Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award Fund
Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, this fund supports the annual presentation of the Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society to recognize individuals in their mid to late portions of their careers who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on development of the robotics and/or automation fields.

IEEE James A. Rooks Memorial Fund
Sponsored by the family and friends of James A. Rooks along with the IEEE Industry Applications Society, this fund supports the IEEE Industry Applications Society’s IEEE-IAS James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern Program, which subsidizes the cost of attendance of student interns at the annual IEEE-IAS Pulp and Paper Conference.

Rudolf Chope Award Fund
Sponsored by Rudolf Chope through the Chope Family Bypass Trust, this fund will support the Rudolf Chope Award, which, once established, will be presented bi-annually by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society to recognize distinguished research and development accomplished in quantum and industrial electronics and/or industrial electrical engineering.

These funds will be added to the over 100 restricted funds that the IEEE Foundation already administers on behalf of IEEE units in support of a variety of educational, historical, and peer recognition programs.  Contact the IEEE Development Office by email at donate@ieee.org or by telephone at +1 732 562 3860 to find out how to establish a fund to be administered by the IEEE Foundation.  

Alcatel-Lucent Affirms its Commitment to Recognition of Engineering Excellence

Alcatel-Lucent affirmed its commitment to the recognition of engineering excellence by agreeing to continue sponsorship of two IEEE awards – the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, both through 2009 

Established in 1976 to commemorate the centennial of the telephone’s invention, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal is given for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communication sciences and engineering.  The prize items include a US$20,000 honorarium, gold medal, bronze replica, and certificate. 

The IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, named for Eric E. Sumner, who retired as Vice President, Operations Planning, Bell Laboratories at AT&T, and was the 1991 IEEE President, recognizes outstanding contributions to communications technology.  The prize items include a US$10,000 honorarium, bronze medal, and certificate.  

CH2M HILL Foundation Renews Sponsorship of Important Power Student Prize

The IEEE Foundation is pleased to announce that the CH2M HILL Foundation has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes.  This renewal extends the CH2M HILL Foundation’s long standing sponsorship of this important power student prize through the 2012 presentation.

The Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes is named in recognition of the outstanding professional contribution Hayes made as a founder of CH2M HILL, a global engineering, construction, and operations firm.  The award is presented annually by the IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES).  It recognizes an outstanding original student paper in electric power engineering and/or application in renewable energy sources; alternative power generation; high-reliability power generation, transmission, and distribution; energy-efficient power generation and distribution; or new technologies for power generation, transmission and distribution. The prize items include a US$1,500 honorarium, certificate and travel expenses.  To learn more about this and other IEEE PES awards, click here…

Preserving the Memory of James A. Rooks

To preserve the memory of James A. Rooks, an IEEE Life Fellow, active volunteer, and pulp and paper industry leader, the IEEE Foundation in cooperation with the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), and Rooks family established the IEEE-IAS James A. Rooks Memorial Fund.  The purpose of the Fund is to support the IEEE-IAS James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern Program, which subsidizes the cost of attendance of student interns at the annual IEEE-IAS Pulp and Paper Industry Conference so they can participate in an intern mentoring program. The goal of the Fund is to raise sufficient dollars to support the program indefinitely.  To date, just over US$10,500 has been raised and was used to support the attendance and participation of three student interns at the most recent IEEE-IAS Pulp and Paper Industry Conference held in Williamsburg, VA, USA 24 to 28 June 2007.

You are invited to help preserve the memory of James A. Rooks with a gift to the IEEE-IAS James A. Rooks Memorial Fund.  By making a gift, you will not only be paying tribute to his memory, but helping sustain his life-long effort to enhance the future workforce of the pulp and paper industry.  You can make your gift through the IEEE Foundation’s secure “Donate Online” webpage or by mailing a check, made payable to the IEEE Foundation – James A. Rooks Memorial Fund, to IEEE Foundation, 445 Hoes Lanes, Piscataway, NJ  08854, USA. To discuss alternative giving methods, please call the IEEE Development Office at +1 732 562 3915 or e-mail donate@ieee.org.

Inaugural IEEE Mikio Takagi Student Prize Presented

The inaugural IEEE Mikio Takagi Student Prize was presented to Brent A. Williams during the 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007) held in Barcelona, Spain.  Williams, a student at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, was recognized for his paper entitled “Hurricane Wind Field Estimation from SeaWinds at Ultra High Resolutions.” 

During 2006, the IEEE Foundation worked with the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society as well as the family, and friends of Dr. Mikio Takagi to establish the IEEE Mikio Takagi Student Prize in memory of his lifetime of achievements.  The Prize recognizes a student who has presented an exceptional paper at IGARSS.  The winning student receives US$500 and a certificate.  To learn how you can support awards that recognize student excellence contact the IEEE Development Office at donate@ieee.org.

Computer Society Presents the IEEE Computer Society 60th Anniversary Award

IEEE Computer Society 60th Anniversary Award, sponsored by an anonymous donor, will be presented to Professors Maurice M. V. Wilkes and David L. Parnas for seminal contributions to the discipline of computing.  Wilkes pioneered microprogramming, which enabled very large and complex hardware structures to be implemented reliably and systematically. Parnas provided insights into making large-scale systems development manageable with the concepts of encapsulation and information hiding, and helped establish software development as an engineering discipline firmly rooted in mathematics.

The IEEE Computer Society 60th Anniversary Award is a one-time award that was to recognize an individual or individuals (no more than two) who have been responsible for one of the most fundamental and important computer science and engineering contributions over the past century. Consideration was given to the originality of contribution; significance of achievement; impact on computer science and engineering; and impact on society.  The prize items include a US$20,000 and a crystal model.  To learn more about this special award, click here…

Students Recognized for Outstanding Work in EMC Receive Travel Support

Thanks to the Leo L. Beranek Student Travel Grant program, two groups of students were able to present their award winning work at the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) held in July 2007 in Honolulu, HI, USA.  Sponsored by Constance Brown and James Beranek in honor of its namesake – Leo L. Beranek, the goal of this program is to recognize and reward outstanding students in the area of EMC by providing travel support to attend the annual EMC symposium.

The first group of students to be recognized in 2007 was a team of students from France who co-authored a paper entitled "Efficiency of Embedded On-Chip EMI Protections to Continuous Harmonic and Fast Transient Pulses with Respect to Substrate Injection."  The team consisted of Ali Alaeldine from the Institut d’Electronique et. de Télécommunications. de Rennesand(IETR - INSA), Rennes, France and Nicolas Lacrampe from the Laboratoire d'Analyse et. d'Architectures des Systèmes (LAAS-CNRS), Toulouse, France.  The other group to be recognized during 2007 was a team of students from California State University at Chico for its entry in the EMC Student Design Competition entitled “Minimizing EMI  from Broadban Radiator”.   The team consisted of Robert Powelson, Chris Solis, and Sourabh Bhalerao.

The IEEE Foundation is proud to administer the fund that supports this important student program.  To find out how you can set up a similar program contact the IEEE Development Office at donate@ieee.org.

IEEE Foundation Awards Over US$121,000 in Grants

Over US$121,000 in project grants were awarded to seven new initiatives at the IEEE Foundation’s June 2007 Board Meeting.  The projects focus on a range of objectives, including educating the public about engineering, bringing together IEEE Student Branches, and spreading engineering literacy across the world.  There is even a reality TV show amongst the recipients.

More than US$181,000 in project grants has been awarded thus far in 2007.  Through the awarding of these grants, the IEEE Foundation supports a cross-section of programs that seek to improve the worldwide technological literacy of society from childhood to adulthood. The next project grant application deadline is 31 August 2007.  To see a list of the grants awarded in 2007 and learn more about the IEEE Foundation and its grant making program, click here…

Dreams Soar at the 2007 IEEE Honors Ceremony

At the IEEE Honors Ceremony held on 16 June 2007 in Philadelphia, PA, USA, eighteen individuals and two corporations were honored for their achievements in innovating the way people live by advancing technology.  This distinguished group of recipients contributed to innovations that have become integral parts of everyday life, including personal computers, wireless communication, plasma TVs and hybrid automobiles.

The IEEE Foundation is proud of the role it plays in recognizing these pioneers and leaders who dared to dream and ventured into the unknown to turn their ideas into reality.  Two of the medals and the service award that were presented are sponsored by the IEEE Foundation.  These include the IEEE Medal of Honor, presented to Thomas Kailath; the IEEE Founders Medal, presented to Anita K. Jones; and the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award, presented to Luis T. Gandia.  To view a full list of the 2007 IEEE Honors Ceremony awards and recipients, click here…

Gifts in Memory of Former IEEE Executive Director Encourage the Study of Science & Engineering

To pay tribute to the former IEEE Executive Director Daniel J. Senese, who passed away in January 2007, the IEEE Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship was created.  The Scholarship honors Senese’s interest in encouraging the study of science and technology.  Made possible by the generosity of Senese’s friends, colleagues and the IEEE, the US$1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving Piscataway High School graduating senior enrolled in an accredited college or university, who is majoring in a field of interest of the IEEE. 

Albert Kao was selected as the first recipient of the IEEE Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship.  He plans to use the Scholarship to study biomedical engineering at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA beginning in September 2007.

The IEEE Foundation is proud to be administering the IEEE Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Gifts may be made to the Fund in Daniel Senese’s memory by clicking on the “Donate Online” tab found at the top of the IEEE Foundation website and selecting the IEEE Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship Fund.

TryEngineering.org Goes Global

TryEngineering.org logoTryEngineering.org, a website designed to introduce students, parents, and educators to engineering and engineering careers, is now available in seven languages, including English, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Spanish.  Thanks in part to the support of the IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation, the site now reaches out to young engineers around the world with information about careers and higher education in the engineering field.

A group of professional translators converted the previously English-only site into the six other languages.  The translation was then reviewed by engineers who are native speakers of each language. The site’s newsletter has also expanded to include English, French, and Spanish versions, also thanks to support from the IEEE Life Members Fund.

To learn more about the initiatives supported by the IEEE Life Members Fund, click here...

2007 IEEE PES Award Winners Announced

A diverse group of outstanding accomplishments in the power engineering field will be recognized through the presentation of these IEEE Power Engineering Society awards in 2007.  These individuals and their innovations will be rewarded thanks to the funds entrusted to the IEEE Foundation by generous individuals and companies who wish to advance the field of power engineering and help scientists and engineers reach broader horizons in the future.

Uno Lamm High Voltage Direct Current Award
Sponsored by: PES Award Endowment Fund
Peter Lips
For contributions to continuing development and innovation in HVDC technology, commercializing of direct-light-triggered thyristor valves with integrated overvoltage protection, and valve testing standardization.

Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
Sponsored by: PES Award Endowment Fund
Goran Andersson
For worldwide contributions to power engineering education and the establishment of strong industry-academia links.

Nari Hingorani FACTS Award
Sponsored by: ABB, Alstom, EPRI, GE Energy, Hingorani Power Electronics, National Grid Corporation, S&C Electric, Siemens, Silicon Power Corporation, & Westinghouse
Dr. Ani Gole
For contributions to education in the field of power systems and embedded power electronic apparatus simulations.

Walter Fee Outstanding Young Engineer Award
Sponsored by: PES Award Endowment Fund
Dr. Karen Miu
For leadership in the power engineering field and contributions to the engineering profession and engineering education.

Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering
Sponsored by: PES Award Endowment Fund
Cheryl Warren
For contributions to distribution reliability standards and practices.

Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award
Sponsored by: GE Energy
Richard G. Farmer
For innovation in the development of analysis, measurements and mitigation techniques for sub synchronous resonance and leadership in the area of power system dynamic analysis.

Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes
Sponsored by: CH2M Hill Foundation
Mauracio Eduardo Burgos Lopez
For his paper entitled “Technical and Market Integration of Small Hydroelectric Energy at the Fox River.”

These awards will be presented during the 2007 IEEE PES General Meeting to be held in Tampa, FL, USA on 24-28 June 2007.  To learn more about the role the IEEE Foundation plays in the recognition of excellence by serving as a fund administrator for IEEE organizational units and how you can help, contact the IEEE Development Office at donate@ieee.org.

2007 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Winner Selected

Lew Terman, IEEE President-Elect, congratulates George Hotz, 2007 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship winnerThe 2007 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship winner is George Hotz, a 17 year old high school student from Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ.  Hotz was selected from over 1,500 students from 40 countries at the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Albuquerque, NM from 13 to 19 May.  His project, entitled "I Want a Holodeck” features a full-color, high resolution, 360 degree viewable volumetric display. Among Hotz’s prizes, he receives a US$10,000 scholarship payable over four years, which he will use to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology this September to study electrical engineering science.

Through 2009, the IEEE Foundation General Fund will match dollar-for-dollar all donations, up to US$100,000, to the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Fund.  To date over US$60,000 in cash and pledges have been received.  By answering the challenge and making a gift to the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Fund, donors are helping to ensure that future generations of engineers have the resources they need to pursue their academic goals and engineering dreams.  To make a gift, click here…

2007 IEEE-APS Award Winners Announced

Thanks to the philanthropic contributions of individuals and companies, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society is able to present the following awards during 2007.  The award winners are being honored for their innovations in antennas and education as well as exemplary service to the electromagnetics community.

Chen-To Tai Distinguised Educator Award
Sponsored by: Family and friends in memory of Chen-To Tai
Dr. Yahya Rahmat-Samii
For significant contributions to electromagnetics education and for inspiring new methodologies
for the design, analysis, and measurement of complex antenna systems.

IEEE-APS Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by:  IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi
For his technical contributions in electromagnetic scattering and his exemplary service
to the electromagnetics community.

John Kraus Antenna Award
Sponsored by: John Kraus, Jr. in memory of his father, John Kraus
Ben A. Munk
For his contribution in designing thin and broadband conformal arrays (10:1) with VSWR < 2 and
scan angle ± 60° in both E- and H-plane, without use of lossy materials.

The awards will be presented on 13 June 2007 during the awards luncheon at the 2007 Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, to be held at the Sheraton Waikak, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. To learn more about the role the IEEE Foundation plays in the recognition of excellence by serving as a fund administrator and how you can help, e-mail donate@ieee.org.

Inaugural IEEE Inaba Award Presented

2007 Inaba recipient receiving his awardDr. Masahiro Fujita of the Sony Corporation received the first ever IEEE Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production for his entertainment robot technology that led to AIBO, the world’s first mass-market consumer robot.  The award was presented in Rome at the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation on 13 April 2007 by Richard A. Volz, 2007 President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

Created in 2006 thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Seiuemon Inaba and managed by the IEEE Foundation, the award is given in acknowledgement of a conceptual innovation that has evolved into a commercialized product based on the fundamental robotics and automation technology introduced by a researcher or researchers.  Current and future impact of the innovation is an important element of the selection.  To learn how you can support awards that recognize excellence contact the IEEE Development Office at donate@ieee.org.

Year-End 2007 IEEE Foundation Grant Application Deadline Changed

The IEEE Foundation has moved up the year-end 2007 grant application deadline to 31 August 2007.  The original deadline was 7 September 2007.  Awarding grants to new and innovative projects is one way the IEEE Foundation seeks to achieve its goal of improving technological literacy.  Projects should achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Improve primary and secondary science, technology, and math learning
  • Encourage pre-university students to consider engineering as a career path
  • Increase the public’s understanding of the role of engineers and technology in society
  • Preserve the history of IEEE associated technologies
  • Tap the technological expertise of IEEE members
  • Demonstrate ability to be replicated

To learn more about the IEEE Foundation’s grant guidelines, and to submit an online application, click here…

Students Receive Travel Grant to Attend ICASSP 2007

2007 Spoken Language Processing Grant recipients and sponsorsThe 2007 Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant was presented to Natasha Singh-Miller and Bernd Geiser for their papers related to spoken language processing selected for presentation at the 2007 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2007).  Both students received US$600 travel grants to attend and present their papers at ICASSP 2007.  Singh-Miller, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, won for her paper “Trigger-Based Language Modeling using a Loss-Sensitive Perception Algorithm.” Geiser, of RWTH Aachen University in Germany, won for his paper titled “Backwards Compatible Wideband Telephony in Mobile Networks: CELP Watermarking and Bandwith Extension.” 

The grant is administered through the IEEE Foundation and sponsored by Dr. XD Huang, Dr. Alex Acero, and Dr. Hsiao-Won Hon with the royalties from their book, Spoken Language Processing.  For information about sponsoring a travel grant or contributing to the IEEE Foundation, contact us at donate@ieee.org.

2007 White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering Presented

The 2007 Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering was presented to Joseph Guerci, consultant and IEEE Fellow, for excellence in radar adaptive processing and waveform diversity.  Guerci accepted the award at the 2007 IEEE Radar Conference Banquet.  Established in 1999 with gifts from the children of Warren D. White in his memory, the award recognizes a radar engineer for outstanding achievement due to a major technical advance or a series of advances over time in the art of radar engineering.  The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society administers the award.

IBM Renews Its Sponsorship of IEEE John von Neumann Medal

The IEEE Foundation is pleased to announce that IBM Corporation has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the IEEE John von Neumann Medal.  This renewal will extend IBM’s long standing sponsorship of this prestigious Medal through the 2009 presentation.

Established in 1990, the IEEE John von Neumann Medal may be presented annually to an individual or team, up to two in number, for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology. The medal is named in honor of the eminent mathematician, John von Neumann, whose work at Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study led to the building of the IAS binary stored-program computer in 1952. That breakthrough became the foundation for computers today.  To learn more about this and other IEEE Awards, click here…

IEEE Foundation Awards Over US$50,000 in New Project Grants

Over US$50,000 was awarded to six new project grants during the March 2007 IEEE Foundation Board meeting.  Helping students, at a variety of levels, gain a better understanding of math, science and technology, and promoting the history of electrical and computer engineering are the primary objectives of this latest set of project grants.

Through the awarding of these and other project grants, the IEEE Foundation supports a cross-section of programs that seek to improve the worldwide technological literacy of society from childhood to adulthood.  To learn more the IEEE Foundation and its grantmaking program, click here…

Five IEEE Student Branches Selected to Received IEEE Student Branch Enterprise Awards

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, who made a five-year pledge to the IEEE Foundation in support of this program, IEEE Student Branch Enterprise Awards were recently awarded to five IEEE Student Branches.  Each of the following winning Branches will receive US$1,500 to implement its student directed project:

Student Branch

Project Name

University of California – Berkeley

IEEE Robotics Competition           

University of Jordan

Method and System for Imaging Display and Interface

Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua           

Mobile Face Recognition System for Non-Cooperative Environments

Universidad Estadual Paulista ILHA Solteira

Robotics for Freshmen:  The First Step Towards Electrical Engineering

Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
(BUET)                      

Sustainable Technology Solutions for Providing ICT Based Services to Rural People

To qualify, each Student Branch submitted a proposal that outlined its project, its impact on students, how it increases professional and technical awareness, a budget, and schedule.  The proposals were judged by the IEEE Regional Activities Student Activities Committee.
 
To be considered for the next round of IEEE Student Branch Enterprise Awards, proposals are due by 15 Nov 2007.  To find out more about the program, click here…

2007 IEEE Conference on the History of Electric Power

logo for 2007 IEEE Conference on the History of Electric PowerThe sixth in a series of conferences sponsored by the IEEE History Committee and the IEEE History Center at Rutgers University is entitled “The 2007 IEEE Conference on the History of Electric Power”.  The conference will be held from 3 to 5 August 2007 on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, USA.  A cross section of engineers, historians, museum curators, and others are expected.  The program will include dozens of fascinating papers, plenty of time for informal discussion, and some interesting excursions. Conference papers will deal with all aspects of electric power and its applications from the 19th century to the present.  Abstracts, along with a 1-page c.v., either electronically or in paper form, are to be submitted no later than 15 April 2007 to Frederik Nebeker, IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901, USA; f.nebeker@ieee.org.  For additional information, click here...

IEEE Foundation Vice President Wins 2007 Gordon Prize

Arthur WinstonArthur W. Winston, IEEE Foundation Vice President of Development and Past IEEE President, has been awarded the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education by the National Academy of Engineering along with Harold S. Goldberg and Jerome E. Levy.  The trio received the award, “for the development of a multidisciplinary graduate program for engineering professionals who have the potential and desire to be engineering leaders.”  The award winning program is part of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.

The Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education specifically recognizes innovation in engineering and technology education.  The US$500,000 award will be presented at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C., USA, on 20 Feb 2007 during Engineers Week.  To learn more about the Prize and the 2007 winners, click here …

IEEE History Center Adds 75 New Oral Histories to its Website

The IEEE History Center has added 75 new oral histories to its online archive. The new oral histories include interviews with Gordon Moore, the developer of Moore's law and co-founder of Intel Corporation, Robert Noyce, on of the inventors of the integrated circuit, and Wilson Greatbatch, who helped develop an implanted, cardiac pacemaker.

Through its Oral Histories Program, the IEEE History Center preserves the history of IEEE associated technologies by documenting, as primary source material for future historians of technology, the personal memories of the pioneering electrical and computer engineers who transformed the world in the 20th century. Support the Oral Histories Program now by clicking on the "Donate Online" tab above and make a philanthropic gift to the IEEE History Center.

To view the IEEE History Center's archive of oral histories, click here...