KATHY PRETZ

Piscataway, N.J.

Editor in Chief, The Institute, k.pretz@ieee.org

Kathy (nee Kowalenko) has worked for IEEE since 1992, and as editor in chief for The Institute since 2000. She writes about all aspects of IEEE, its members, and the technology they're involved in. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in applied communication from Rider University, in Lawrenceville, N.J., and holds a master’s degree in corporate and public communication from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, N.J.

Recent Work

Timeline: The Evolution of Assistive Technologies

15 June 2017
How devices to help people with disabilities have advanced over 40 years

Conor Walsh: Designer of the Soft Robotic Exosuit

13 June 2017
The Harvard professor’s prototype can help stroke survivors walk

Adaptive Toy Project Transforms Ride-on Cars and Interactive Stuffed Animals for Special Needs Kids

12 June 2017
IEEE student members work with physical therapists to retrofit off-the-shelf toys

The First Dictionary Dedicated to Electrical Power Engineering

8 June 2017
Written by an IEEE member, the three-volume effort covers nearly 33,000 entries

Does Having a License Make You an Engineer?

8 June 2017
In Oregon, a consultant was fined for claiming he has expertise

New IEEE Websites for Conference Organizers and Standards Developers

30 May 2017
One helps with planning events; the other publishes posts about technical standards

What’s Being Done to Improve Ethics Education at Engineering Schools

18 May 2017
Universities are working with IEEE and other organizations

Why Ethics Should Be Embedded Into AI Systems

17 May 2017
In this video, expert discusses the importance of building machines to act morally

The Whistle-Blowers Who Exposed Water Quality Problems and Defective Ship Designs

17 May 2017
These engineers’ courage led to reforms in Flint and the U.S. Coast Guard

Learn More About Ethics and Technology With New IEEE Resources

15 May 2017
Products and services help engineers understand the implications of their work