I am proud of having catalyzed the efforts on environmental technologies, methodologies, standards, and applications in IEEE by promoting the creation of the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative (http://environmental.ieee.org).
Volunteers are extraordinary and willing to embrace new challenges for the advancement of science and technology, for improving the economic and social conditions of people, for ensuring a sustainable future to the humanity and better living conditions. Knowledge, competences, and enthusiasm of volunteers have been and will always be the powerful and tireless engine of IEEE.
Last summer, I have been meditating again about our core values, our mission, and our driving principles. I’d like to share my thoughts and vision on basic principles that should guide our strategic actions for the benefit of the community that we serve and the entire humanity. Please, read this paper, which has been published in the IEEE New York Monitor, vol. 63, no. 9, November 2016. I’d like to hear from you.