IEEE Celebrates 125 Years of Engineering the Future
Happy Birthday, IEEE!
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, is commemorating its 125th anniversary today with a variety of activities including the first IEEE Engineering the Future Day. Follow all events on the IEEE 125th Anniversary Web site.
Engineering the Future Day, which takes place on IEEEâ''s â''officialâ'' anniversary date, recognizes the contributions and impact that IEEE, its members and engineering and technology professionals have made for the benefit of humanity.
Designed to raise public awareness of the diverse opportunities in different technology fields, Engineering the Future Day is part of a series of celebrations in major world cities throughout the year in an effort to increase awareness of technology advancements around the world. IEEE groups from Belgium to India, to Australia and Panama and around the U.S. have local celebrations planned for today, and additional celebrations are planned for throughout the year.
Today also kicks off two competitions that were launched in conjunction with IEEEâ''s 125th Anniversary:
IEEE Presidentsâ'' Change the World Competition â'' Beginning on today IEEE members and the public may cast their vote for the peopleâ''s choice award in the Presidentsâ'' competition from among the 15 finalists posted on the Web site. The competition, which invites students or teams of students to identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to solve it, closed 28 February. Prizes will be awarded to the finalists in June.
IEEE Engineering Your World Competition â'' Kicking off on Engineering the Future Day, this contest, open to everyone, invites individuals to submit videos of how they use science, engineering or technology to make their living spaces (i.e. â'' dorm, apartment, car, work area, etc.) more livable, fun and convenient. A panel of judges will select the top five entries which will compete in online voting competitions. Details will be posted today on the IEEE 125th Anniversary Web site.