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

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