Hour of Code at Lewis University

The Lewis University IEEE Student Chapter, in conjunction with the IEEE Computer Society Chicago section, sponsored an Hour of Code event on Saturday, December 9. Over twenty children between five and thirteen years old attended the event, many with their parents, to learn how to write computer programs. The younger children were introduced to programming… Read more

Ken Wyatt donates to the Chicago Section’s STEM program

After our 19th Annual IEEE EMC Society Chicago Chapter MiniSymposium yesterday and our dinner last night where we discussed our Educational and Scholarship program, our speaker, Ken Wyatt, generously donated $1,000 to our Chapter specifically for the continuance of our Educational effort. Hats off to Ken!  This is significant for our Chicago Chapter and Section… Read more

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

Science Kits for Public Libraries Update

Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) is a project of your IEEE-Chicago Section, that offers grants of up to $2,000 to Chicago area public libraries to develop and circulate math and science collections for pre-university students (K-12). The mission of the SKPL is to inspire and engage children in a lifelong pursuit of scientific discovery…. 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