FUTURE CITIES

The IEEE Chicago Section once again sponsored an award for Future Cities this year. Future Cities is the competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders where students design their version of a future city with simulation software, build scale models, write essays, and give oral presentations. Twenty Six teams from nineteen schools competed in the… Read more

Initial Grant Presentation to the Franklin Park Public Library District

Norm Phoenix presented the initial Science Kit for Public Libraries grant to the Franklin Park Public Library District.  The presentation occurred on October 20, 2016 during the “Full Steam Ahead” program the library was holding that day.  The person receiving the grant on behalf of the library was Vanessa Morrison, Assistant Director – Information &… Read more

Chicago Section Presents 2016 Awards

On December 9th the IEEE Chicago Section held an awards banquet in the Skyline room at the Midwest Conference Center.   Certificates of Appreciation were given to many volunteers as well as Plaque awarded to  a few for exemplary service. Plaques were awarded to: Vickie Peters – Chicago Section Chair July 2014 to January 2016.  Vickie lead… Read more

November Message from the Section Chair

Another year has come and is almost gone. Due to circumstances beyond our control the annual Chicago Section Symposium will not take place. This does not mean nothing is going on. In fact, that’s half the problem. On the 7th is a Master of Engineering Management Information Session.  The IoT Summit is Nov. 9-10th at… 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

We’re Now Accepting Applications for Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant

  The Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Grant program is offering up to $2,000 in funding to Chicago area public libraries for the development of circulating math and science collections for pre-university students (K-12). The deadline for submission is November 15, 2016.   The grant seeks to be a catalyst for educating students about… Read more

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