PISCATAWAY, NJ-Technical association IEEE is commemorating its 125th anniversary this year with a variety of activities surrounding the theme “Celebrating 125 Years 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, 2009. The latest information is available on the new anniversary Web sitewww.ieee125.org .

"For the last 125 years, IEEE has fostered technological innovations that have helped improve the quality of life," says 2009 IEEE President Dr. John Vig. "We are proud of our heritage and our community where the best in engineering, technology and applied sciences continue to learn, discover and develop new knowledge for the benefit of humanity worldwide."