Chicago Fund

About the IEEE Chicago Section Fund

In 2009, the IEEE-Chicago Section Fund was established to address major technological, educational, historical, and peer recognition concerns of the Chicago Section. This 501 c3 tax deductible fund is administered by the IEEE Foundation as a restricted fund for the sole use of the IEEE-Chicago Section.

Current Projects:

i. Science Kits for Public Libraries:

The purpose of the “Science Kits for Public Libraries “ project is to provide hands on, self-directed educational opportunities in math and science to pre-university students by supporting Chicago area Public Libraries especially in the development of circulating collections of Science Kits. Click here to learn more about the project.

An example of the impact the Fund is having is well illustrated in this video provided with the permission of the Mt Prospect Public Library. In the video, some of the kits are shown being used by Middle school children at a “Mad Scientists” club that was offered in an after school program at the library.

ii. IEEE Milestone: World’s First Reliable High Voltage Power Fuse, 1909

The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE. It is a program of the IEEE History Committee, administered through the IEEE History Center. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers and patents. Milestones are proposed by any IEEE member, and are sponsored by an IEEE Organizational Unit (OU) such as an IEEE section, society, chapter or student branch. Click here to view Chicago Section Milestones.

For more information visit the IEEE Global History Network

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