Dear IEEE volunteers in Latinamerica
The IEEE History Committee has two main programs to document and recognize the History of Electrotechnology and the IEEE itself:
- The Global History Network, GHN
All IEEE Members can make contributions to this wiki-styled site
A few Sections have written about its formation and History.
MANY more interesting Facts remain to be up-loaded, from all Sections and countries of Latinamerica !
- IEEE Milestones
Each milestone recognizes and honors a significant technical achievement that occurred at least twenty-five years ago in an area of technology represented in IEEE and having at least regional impact.
In the last 3 years a plethora of Milestones have been proposed, many of them have already been approved and dedicated;
the attached Document lists 46 of them.
Only one of them, Rincon del Bonete belongs to our Region 9.
Doubtless there are many projects and innovations in LatinAmerica that deserve to be recognized as Milestones.
It is not a difficult process, and it has been simplified.
Section volunteers should search for candidate projects and innovations and nominate them.
There are more than one hundred IEEE Milestones, world-wide. Only four of them are in Region 9:
The Chivilingo Hydroelectric Plant in Chile (1897, recognized in 2001)
The Electrical and Control Installations of the Panama Canal in Panama (1914, recognized in 2001)
The Arecibo Radiotelescope in Puerto Rico (1963, recognized in 2003
The Rincon del Bonete Hydroelectric in Uruguay (1945, recognized in 2012)
Again, all Section and Chapter volunteers -any IEEE members- are encouraged to make contributions to the IEEE History and to propose Milestones in Latinamerica.
I’m ready and willing to help you to evaluate candidates or any other clarification.
Juan Carlos Miguez
Regional History ad-hoc Committee Chair
Member of the IEEE History Committee