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Galuchie Recognized for Distinguished
Job Performance

Karen A. Galuchie Senior Manager, IEEE Foundation Operations & Planned Giving was named recipient of the 2010 Joyce E. Farrell IEEE Staff Award, one of the two highest forms of recognition for staff. This annual award honors distinguished job performance and exhibition of the characteristics of the IEEE Enabling Culture Principles:
1. Strong member and customer focus
2. Respect for the employee and volunteer
3. Teamwork
4. Lead by example
5. Participatory management
6. Accountability & our word is our bond
7. Innovation & continuous improvement
8. Open, honest communication and feedback

Karen was selected based on the recommendations and endorsements of her colleagues and peers.

ENIAC Milestone is a Commemorative Coaster

In commemoration of the many engineering feats IEEE members helped make possible, and to recognize donors to the IEEE Life Members Fund (LMF), the IEEE Life Members Committee is offering the Electronic Numeric Integrator & Computer (ENIAC) commemorative coaster. This is the fourth in a series of limited edition pewter coasters, each depicting historic IEEE Engineering Milestones.

A major advance in the history of computing occurred at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946 when engineers put the ENIAC into operation. Designed and constructed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering under a US Army contract during World War II, the ENIAC established the practicality of large scale, electronic digital computers and strongly influenced the development of the modern, stored-program, general-purpose computer. The machine contained more than 18,000 vacuum tubes, which were cooled through the use of 80 air blowers. It measured 8 feet high, 3 feet wide and almost 100 feet long, filled a 30-by-50 foot room, and weighed 30 tons.

This IEEE Milestone, dedicated September 1987 in Philadelphia, PA, USA, is commemorated as a coaster available to individuals who donate US$100 or more specifically to the IEEE Foundation-LMF from October 2010 to September 2011. One coaster will be provided per donor, per year.

Members may donate to the LMF during dues renewal, when returning the annual membership profile or make a gift online. For more information, e-mail donate@ieee.org.


Apply for a Grant in 2011

The IEEE Foundation accepts grant applications for new and innovative projects in January, April and September. Grant Applications are reviewed by a committee of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors or the IEEE Life Members Committee. Approval of grants and funding arrangements are announced within one month of each IEEE Foundation Board meeting or IEEE Life Members Committee meeting.

Submission Deadlines:

IEEE Foundation Meeting Date Grant Application Deadline
Mar 2011 3 Jan 2011
Jun 2011 22 Apr 2011
Nov 2011 12 Sep 2011

Please submit your grant application using the online form.
 
The IEEE Foundation considers projects that:

  1. Use technology for humanitarian causes
  2. Improve math, science and technology education from pre-college through continuing education
  3. Introduce pre-college students to engineering and science
  4. Support professional development and conference participation for university students
  5. Preserve and promote the history of IEEE associated technologies
  6. Recognize major contributions to IEEE associated technologies. 

Please review the IEEE Foundation's grant guidelines and direct your questions to foundation-office@ieee.org.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Fund Established

The IEEE Foundation established and manages the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Restricted Fund that will provide resources to IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE HKN) in support of its core purpose: to recognize students who have achieved excellence in the IEEE technical fields of interest.

Eta Kappa Nu, formerly a non-profit, public-service organization comprised of nearly 200 university chapters, is now IEEE’s official student honor society and an organizational unit of IEEE.

You can donate to the IEEE HKN Restricted Fund through your 2011 dues renewal or visit www.ieee.org/donate.


Help Pakistan - A Special Message

Help Pakistan-
A Special Message from the IEEE President to IEEE Members
16 August 2010

Dear IEEE Members:

Earlier this year the IEEE Community responded with generosity and compassion to the devastating earthquake in Haiti by donating to an IEEE fund established through the IEEE Foundation. Today, as the world begins to realize the significance of the recent massive flooding in Pakistan, IEEE is responding to the need for international support and has established the IEEE Pakistan Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund. IEEE volunteers, members, staff and friends are encouraged to contribute to this fund. IEEE will match the first US$50,000 in donations.

Pakistan's worst floods in recorded history began in July in the mountainous northwest and have spread throughout the country. According to recent reports, some 20 million people and 62,000 square miles (160,000 square kilometers) of land — about one-fifth of the country — have been affected.

You may contribute to the IEEE Pakistan Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund online through the IEEE Foundation or by check to IEEE Foundation – Pakistan Fund. Donations from IEEE organizational units (societies, sections, conferences, etc.) can be made using existing governance processes.

Fund disbursements will be managed by the IEEE Region 10 Director in consultation with the leadership of the IEEE Sections in Pakistan and the Region Committee. According to IEEE policy, the disbursements may be in the form of grants to academic institutions, charitable organizations, or used for such things as equipment, services, scholarships and classroom and laboratory materials. They also may be used to support programs developed for retraining or other professional activities to help engineering and technology professionals.

We are hopeful that your generosity will support the IEEE commitment to humanitarian efforts of rebuilding affected areas in Pakistan. Together, we increase the impact of our contributions with the IEEE US$50,000 dollar-for dollar match. Members who wish to support immediate relief efforts are encouraged to work through an established organization of their choice.

For more information or questions regarding the IEEE Pakistan Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund please contact the IEEE Contact Center.

Sincerely,
Pedro Ray
2010 IEEE President and Chief Executive Officer


IEEE Foundation June E-Newsletter is Available

IN THIS ISSUE:
1. U.K. Student Wins IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship at INTEL Science Fair
2. Spoken Language Processing Student Travel Grant Awarded
3. Senese Scholarship Recipient Announced
4. IEEE Foundation Sponsors Medals IEEE Honors Ceremony
5. Check Your Mail for the 2009 Honor Roll of Donors
6. Call for Grant Applications
7. Your Article Submissions are Welcome

Senese Memorial Scholarship Awarded

Steven Geuther is the fourth annual recipient of the IEEE Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship, made possible by donations from IEEE staff and volunteers. Each year IEEE awards this scholarship to a senior graduating from Piscataway High School who plans to major in a field of interest of IEEE. The $1,000 scholarship was presented to Geuther during the school’s Senior Awards Assembly on Wednesday, 2 June. Geuther plans to study mechanical engineering at Lehigh University.

The Daniel J. Senese Memorial Scholarship was established as a tribute to former IEEE Executive Director Daniel J. Senese in honor of his interest in encouraging the study of science and technology. Staff members are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the IEEE Foundation - IEEE Daniel J Senese Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to the IEEE Development Office. Donations may also be made by credit card online.

 


J. Barry Oakes Memorial Education Fund Established

On 1, May 2010, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M) lost a dear friend and colleague J. Barry Oakes. Family, friends and the IEEE I & M Society with IEEE Foundation have established The J. Barry Oakes Memorial Education Fund -- an educational fund in support of IEEE Student undergraduate and graduate activities in electrical engineering.

You and/or your company can make a contribution in memory of J. Barry Oakes as a testimonial to the meaningfulness of his life and the lives he touched. Contributions should be made to IEEE Foundation, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08854 . Please notate gift is in support of the J. Barry Oakes Memorial Education Fund.

IEEE President's Scholarship Awarded

2010 IEEE President-Elect Moshe Kam presented the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Thursday evening during annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

James Sinclair Popper an 18-year old senior of Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom won the Scholarship for his CookerSmart Project. Students must compete in the Intel ISEF competitions beginning at the state/local level and advance onto the international competition, held annually in May.

The IEEE Foundation established the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Fund in order to accept contributions that can support the award. Contributions made to the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship provide the financial resources students need to pursue their engineering dreams.


IEEE Foundation Sponsors Awards

The annual IEEE Honors Ceremony recognizes technical professionals in a wide variety of disciplines for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession.

The 2010 IEEE Honors Ceremony will be held in Montreal, Canada on Saturday, 26 June at Le Windsor. Each year, the IEEE Awards Board selects recipients of the IEEE’s prestigious Medal and Recognition awards. The IEEE Foundation is proud to sponsor and present two of the medals and one service award.

The IEEE Medal of Honor will be presented to IEEE Life Fellow Andrew J. Viterbi, co‐founder of Qualcomm Incorporated and developer of wireless technologies that became the international standard for third‐generation cellular phones. He is being recognized for “seminal contributions to communications technology and theory.” The IEEE Founders Medal will be presented to Paul E. Gray, Professor of Electrical Engineering emeritus and President emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MT) Cambridge, MA, USA “For an exemplary career of leadership in education, research and public policy.” The IEEE Haraden Pratt Award will be presented to Raymond David Findlay Emeritus Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada “For sustained leadership at IEEE and regional levels in effecting positive change for IEEE and its members.”

Call for Grants - April 23

The IEEE Foundation accepts grant applications for new and innovative projects in January, April and September. The next date for grant applications is April 23. Please submit your grant application using the online form.

The IEEE Foundation considers projects that:
• Use technology for humanitarian causes
• Improve math, science and technology education from pre-college through continuing education
• Introduce pre-college students to engineering and science
• Support professional development and conference participation for university students
• Preserve and promote the history of IEEE associated technologies
• Recognize major contributions to IEEE associated technologies.

Please review the IEEE Foundation's grant guidelines and direct your questions to foundation-office@ieee.org.


IEEE Foundation March E-Newsletter Available

IN THIS ISSUE:
2010 Foundation Awareness Survey
IEEE Doubles Impact of Haiti Fund
New Tax Bill Encourages Giving to Haiti
IEEE Foundation Awards US$120,000
Upcoming Call For Grant Applications – April 23
Three New Funds Established
IEEE Foundation Sponsored Awards
IEEE Unveils New Tagline
Join the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League and be Forever Generous
Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
Life Members Travel/Tours Program
Meet the 2010 IEEE Foundation Board
Your Article Submissions are Welcome

 

IEEE to Match US$50,000 Donations to IEEE Foundation

IEEE staff, members and friends have responded with generosity and compassion to the devastating earthquake by donating to the IEEE Haiti Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund. As of 12 February, more than $50,700 was raised through 472 gifts from 57 countries. IEEE will match dollar for dollar the first US$50,000 in contributions, doubling the impact of the Fund. The Haiti Fund has generated 328 new donors to the IEEE Foundation and raised awareness of its donate online option. Donate now or apply for a grant.

 

US Taxpayers may deduct their 2010 charitable donations to Haiti earthquake relief efforts when they file their 2009 taxes this spring under a bill President Barack Obama signed Friday. The measure sped through Congress, receiving final approval Thursday.

The bill, PL 111-126, 2010 HR 446, approved 22 January, 2010 allows contributions to disaster relief efforts in Haiti made between 11 January and 1 March 2010 to be tax deductible in 2009. The measure, modeled after a similar bill that bolstered giving after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, aims to encourage more donations after a 12 January earthquake devastated the poorest nation in the Americas.

On 20 January, in response to the disaster in Haiti, the IEEE Foundation established and is soliciting contributions to the IEEE Haiti Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund.

As of 28 January, IEEE members and friends of IEEE are responding with generosity and compassion to the devastating earthquake by donating more than $37,500 through 346 gifts within the past 7 days. IEEE will match up to the first US$50,000 in contributions. Donate now

 

Valiant efforts continue in Haiti to alleviate suffering and provide basic human needs, yet other challenges lay ahead. One of these is re-establishing engineering and technology education and professional activities in Haiti. To help meet this challenge, IEEE has established the IEEE Haiti Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund. It will match donations up to the first US$50,000 contributed. IEEE continues to encourage donations to relief organizations. But we are hopeful that the generosity of members and others will add to the long-term revitalization of Haiti through this IEEE fund.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE NOW TO THE HAITI FUND

Dear IEEE Members:

The tragedy in Haiti is still only in the first stage of triage with valiant efforts being made to alleviate the immediate suffering and provide the basics for sustaining human life. However, challenges just as daunting lay ahead for reconstruction. One of these will be the re-establishing of engineering and technology education and professional activities in Haiti.

As a global transnational organization with nearly 400,000 members and as a leader in advancing technology for humanity, IEEE is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges. To this end, the IEEE Foundation has established the IEEE Haiti Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund. Individuals may contribute online or donate by check to the IEEE Foundation and mailed to the IEEE Development Office, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Donations from OUs (societies, sections, conferences, etc.) will be made using existing governance processes. Direct your questions to IEEE Contact Center.

Because Haiti is in IEEE Region 9, disbursements of funds will be coordinated through that Region. The IEEE Board of Directors just last November developed a policy that allows IEEE and its Organizational Units to contribute to third-party nonprofit organizations that provide disaster relief. The disbursements may be in the form of grants to academic institutions, charitable organizations, or used for such things as equipment, services, scholarships and classroom and laboratory materials. They also may be used to support programs developed for retraining or other professional activities to help engineering and technology professionals in Haiti.

IEEE continues to encourage donations to other organizations for the immediate relief effort and to help bring some semblance of stability to the lives of the people of Haiti. But we are hopeful that the generosity of our members – and others associated with IEEE -- will also add to the long-term development of Haiti through this IEEE fund.
Sincerely,

Pedro Ray
2010 IEEE President and Chief Executive Officer
Donate Now - Contributions to the Fund will be accepted online.
IEEE will match up to the first US$50,000 in contributions.

 

The IEEE Foundation accepts grant applications for new and innovative projects. In 2010 the deadlines are 4 January, 23 April and 10 September. Please submit your grant application using the online form. The IEEE Foundation considers projects that:

  1. Use technology for humanitarian causes
  2. Improve math, science and technology education from pre-college through continuing education
  3. Introduce pre-college students to engineering and science
  4. Support professional development and conference participation for university students
  5. Preserve and promote the history of IEEE associated technologies
  6. Recognize major contributions to IEEE associated technologies.

    Before submitting an application, please review the IEEE Foundation's grant guidelines, Direct your questions to foundation-office@ieee.org.