Milestones

Chicago Section’s First Sponsored IEEE Milestone

On Friday August 3, 2012, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) recognized the Schweitzer and Conrad Liquid Power Fuse as an Electrical Engineering and Computing Milestone because of the its importance and originality. It was the world’s first reliable high-voltage power fuse and its invention enabled the safe and inexpensive supply of electricity for millions while being a catalyst in the forming of the S&C Electric Company (S&C). The recognition was sponsored by the IEEE Chicago Section and initiated through the leadership of John Zulaski, past Chicago Section chair and an S&C retiree.  This was the first approved milestone sponsored by the Chicago Section. To learn more, read about it here.

Chicago Section’s Second Sponsored IEEE Milestone

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognized the Single-element Unidirectional Microphone as an Electrical Engineering and Computing Milestone because of its importance to sound recording and originality of design. The recognition was sponsored by the IEEE-Chicago Section with the milestone plaque presented to Shure Incorporated’s management during a dedication ceremony. This was the second approved milestone sponsored by the Chicago Section and the 137th granted by the IEEE. To learn more, read about it here.