Marcel Keschner to Receive the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award

The IEEE senior member’s projects have helped provide technical education to underserved populations

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IEEE Senior Member Marcel Keschner
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THE INSTITUTEIEEE Senior Member Marcel Keschner was chosen to receive the 2019 IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award “for promoting technical activities and technical education for underserved populations while advancing cooperation between the volunteers of IEEE across continents and cultures.”

Keschner is president of Markel Ingenieros, an engineering and consulting company in Montevideo, Uruguay, and CEO of Kcode, a technical consulting firm in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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