IEEE REACH has amazing supporters.
The IEEE History Center is extremely grateful to our generous donors—individuals, corporations, and foundations—who have given to the REACH Program to enable this important educational program to be built and to grow. Their philanthropic spirit is an inspiration, and we would like to recognize those who have given over $10,000 here. We are thankful for all of our donors, no matter the amount, each of whom are recognized in our annual honor roll of donors where we list all those who give to any program of the IEEE History Center.
We are also grateful to the other nonprofit institutions—such as museums, libraries, associations, and historical societies—who have so graciously partnered with us, providing access to artifacts and collections, in addition to in-kind contributions, without which REACH would not have been possible.
Peter A and Gretchen LewisAs an engineer, I am acutely aware that as a profession we have made technology so easy to use it is almost invisible. As a result, people have become very dependent upon technology and many lack a strong understanding about how technological systems work. This could lead to problems related to knowing when to rely upon, or when to question technology. By bringing together the history of technological developments and their social implications with current applications, REACH provides an opportunity for teachers to help students’ develop critical thinking skills. By supporting REACH, we are making an investment in the students to help them avoid being misled by the wonders of continuous technological advancements and appreciate that new features of the latest device may not always provide the answers they are seeking.
The Institute of Navigation (ION) is the premier professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing. REACH's Early Maritime Navigation Learning Inquiry unit is uniquely aligned with ION’s mission to develop and promote programs that engage youth in navigation and allied arts and sciences. ION is proud to support IEEE's REACH program and support the introduction of the next generation of potential navigators in a creative humanities-based environment.
- In the late 1950s, Lucille Saunders, the East Rochester Village Historian, had visions of collecting and preserving local history information and artifacts. The Village was only 60 years old, with many early settlers still living in town. The year 1947 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Village. Material had been researched and collected for the event and later it became the start of the Local History Department. After two years of intense collecting of local memorabilia in the early 60s, a Local History Room was established in October, 1962 in the Fryatt Memorial Building at 901 Main Street. Retta Fryatt, widow of B.J.Fryatt who was one of the first businessmen in Despatch, had donated her gracious home to the Village in 1954.
Ways to Give
Your gift to IEEE REACH – at any level – can make a real impact. We hope you’ll donate an amount that’s meaningful to you, whether is’s $50, $100, $200 or more. Join our ranks of supporters by donating to IEEE REACH or The Foundation today.
“I am fascinated with how ideas impact history and I usually reflect on ideologies and how they influence all cultures. Using REACH in my classroom made me realize how much technology fits right into my passion.”
– Laurie Bisconti, Social Studies Teacher