IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of IEEE. created in 1973 to support the careers and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members. Our programs are supported through a special assessment of IEEE’s U.S. members, through sales of products and services, and through the generosity of members and others who make gifts and contributions. IEEE-USA is currently seeking gifts and contributions to the following Funds administered through the IEEE Foundation:
Your gift to the IEEE-USA General Fund supports special projects conducted by IEEE-USA to enhance the careers of U.S. IEEE members, improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and math education, and promote public awareness of the profession. Examples of how donated funds have been used include:
- Celebrating the engineering profession and its contributions to society through support for National Engineers Week programs and activities like the Future City Competition and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
- Supporting K-12 STEM Literacy Programs and outreach
- Special opportunities to place IEEE Members in Fellowships as technology advisors at key government agencies
- Supporting the development of member products and services like the IEEE-USA Salary Service and online IEEE-USA Consultant Finder
IEEE-USA Student Public Policy Fund
Donations to the Student Public Policy Fund support the participation of U.S. IEEE student members in the nationally-recognized Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program. WISE Interns from various technical disciplines work together under the guidance of a Faculty-Member-in-Residence to do research on important technology policy issues and interact with public policy makers to learn about the policy-making process. They study the intersections of technology with policy and learn how engineers and scientists can make an effective contribution to technically sound laws and regulations. Many WISE alumni go on to pursue careers in public service. Donations to the IEEE-USA Student Public Policy Fund help provide students with housing in Washington, DC and a living stipend for the nine-week summer program. For more information about the WISE Internship program and how you can help create opportunities for more IEEE student members to participate, go to: https://ieeeusa.org/advocacy/wise/
IEEE-USA MOVE Community Outreach
In August 2015, IEEE-USA agreed to launch the MOVE Community Outreach project, a collaboration with Regions 3 & 5 and the Red Cross to deploy a vehicle with volunteer support team by the end of 1Q2016, designed and equipped to provide communications and power to people in areas impacted by natural disaster. The vehicle will also be used in proactive STEM education and public visibility engagements. Donations are sought to help support MOVE emergency deployments and K-12 STEM public outreach, including the costs of operating and maintaining the MOVE vehicle and upgrading its capabilities.
IEEE-USA Awards Fund
IEEE-USA solicits contributions for support of the annual IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition, which recognize professional leadership, public service, technical achievement and literary/journalistic contributions to the advancement of engineering. IEEE-USA also welcomes inquires related to targeted funding support for specific IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition.
You can make donations online. Or to hold a personal and confidential discussion of giving opportunities, please contact the IEEE Development Office by telephone at +1 732 562-3915 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.