Ada Henry Van Pelt and the Electric Water Purifier
Remembering Ada Henry Van Pelt, the extraordinary inventor who has been referred to as “The Woman Edison” for her ingenuity.
Warning: PTAB Is Hazardous to America’s Competitive Health
Guest contributor James Edwards says the gamesmanship at and weaponization of PTAB turn it into a powerful tool against American innovators.
“No Clear Substitutes”: Supply Chain Interruptions and How Engineers Approached Them in the Past
These IEEE History Center oral histories emphasized that supply chains are about people as much as they are about materials.
“Carbon Queen” Mildred Dresselhaus
Now is a good time to remind readers of the "Carbon Queen," Mildred Dresselhaus, the first woman to win the IEEE Medal of Honor.
OP-ED: Get Software Right: License Software Engineers
In this Op-Ed, past IEEE Computer Society President Jim Isaak says software PE licensing in the U.S. has been all but ignored, and then abandoned.
Ida Henrietta Hyde and the Micro-Electrode
Hyde's electrode is the earliest known micro-electrode for intracellular work, but she received little recognition in her lifetime for her invention.
IEEE REACH/UNESCO Partnership: A New STEM Education Pathway that is Empowering Girls to Pursue STEM in Africa
A new IEEE REACH/UNESCO partnership is inspiring students, engaging teachers and garnering significant stakeholder interest.
Why Mobile Phones Can Do So Many Things: The Invention of The Fractal Antenna
Today’s mobile phones and countless other technologies owe their sleek design in part to antennas whose shapes are determined by fractals.
The History of IEEE Since 1984
The “History of IEEE Since 1984” is now a single narrative page with a set of appendices pulling all the background information into one location.
Your Engineering Heritage: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla as Science Fiction Characters
During their lifetimes, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla each appeared as characters in a number of what would today be considered science fiction novels.