IEEE Commemorates 125 Years

Feb. 4, 2009
Engineering the Future

IEEE is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a variety of activities surrounding the theme of engineering the future.  Major anniversary events include the first IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition for college and university students worldwide; a global media roundtable and Webcast addressing emerging, world-changing technologies; a series of celebrations in major world cities throughout the year; and IEEE Engineering the Future Day on May 13, the actual anniversary date of IEEE’s founding. IEEE traces its roots to the founding of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

IEEE kicked off its celebration on Sept. 1, with the launch of its first Presidents’ Change the World Competition. The goal of the contest is to recognize and reward individual college and university students or teams of students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to solve it. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 28, and winners will be announced in June at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles.

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