The IEEE has scheduled a series of events this year to celebrate organization’s 125th anniversary. Under the theme of “Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future,” the 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; and IEEE Engineering the Future Day.
The organization launched the Presidents Change the World Competition on September 1, 2008. The contest will 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 to solve it. Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 28, and winners will be announced in June at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles.
The media roundtable is scheduled for March 10 in New York City. Notable researchers in human technology interactions will highlight emerging technologies that have world-changing implications. While celebrating the IEEE’s 125th Anniversary, the roundtable will also facilitate an open dialogue among media and respected names in the engineering and technology sectors.
In addition, the roundtable will provide a platform to promote the organization’s Engineering the Future Day on May 13, the actual anniversary date of the IEEE. Through events and activities, this occasion will help increase awareness of technology advancements around the world.