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.
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.