SKPL Grant Presentation in Des Plaines

Representing the IEEE Chicago Section Science Kit for Libraries grant program, Norm Phoenix presented the initial portion of the grant award  to the Des Plaines Public Library on Friday, October 14, 2016. The IEEE presentation was during a celebration of renovations made to the library over the last year. Here are some photographs from that… Read more

IEEE Day 2016

IEEE Day celebrates the first time in history that engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884! The Northwest Subsection is commemorating this first IEEE gathering by recognizing the current achievements of members, updating technical projects, and welcoming the student members of the newest Chicago Section Student Branch If you… Read more

A Successful 2016 Smartgrid Workshop

Greetings Region 4 and Chicago Section members! On August 18, over 150 attendees gathered at IIT Chicago Illinois for the SmartGrid Workshop. The workshop provided a nimble learning environment that included some of the brightest and well respected smart grid experts in the country. The presenters came from a variety of institutions including academia, research… Read more

2016 IEEE Douglas M. Staszesky Recipient – Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

Illinois Institute of Technology Bodine Chair Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to making the automation of electric utility distribution systems a practical reality. Doug Staszesky worked… Read more

3 Chicago Section Members Elevated to Senior Member

Recently, three members of the Chicago Section, Dr. Rafeeq Al Hashemi, Jonathan Levine and David Welch were elevated to Senior Member grade.  Only 8% of IEEE’s approximately 416,000 members hold the Senior Member grade. For each of these newly elevated members the Senior  grade demonstrates their extensive experience, reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance. The IEEE’s criteria… Read more

Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead

Last Thursday, Norm Phoenix presented the 1st installment check to the Glenside Public Library.  The presentation was at the library before Mr Smarty Pants performed the Mousetrap Machine Show. The Glenside library will use the funds to expand the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics (STEAM) programs.  Kits available for checkout by Glenside patrons will cover… Read more