Shining a Light on Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL)

  As the school year is about to begin, we thought to shine a light on a great program that has enriched many children’s lives. It’s the Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL), a project of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Chicago Section. Today, we’d like to give the program a… 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

Joint TEMS – PMI Knowledge Shareing

Members of the IEEE and Project Management Institute (PMI) gathered together at DeVry University in Downers Grove on Jan. 14th for an evening of knowledge sharing. Cynthia Andersen opened the meeting and Dr. Bakul Banjaree facilitated a discussion on Risk Analysis for Software Reliability and Quality. Bakul’s talk focused on major elements of software risk… Read more

Achieving 2016 Engineering Career Goals

The December TEMS meeting topic was: “Achieving 2016 Engineering Career Goals: The year is winding down and it is time to define career goals for 2016” The evening began with a presentation by Dr. Bakul Banerjee, on behalf of IEEE TEMS on resource made available by IEEE. IEEE networking collaboration too Collaborate ( is the… Read more

2015 Section Chair Farewell

Greetings! Yes, that is correct, you have all read the caption correctly. I have come to the end of my tenure as the Chicago Section Chair. Over the past one and a half years, I have learned so much from the IEEE Chicago Section Members. Part of being a leader is also displaying the willingness… Read more