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

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Why Vinyl Records and Vintage Gaming Consoles Are Popular Again

16 August 2017
Older formats provide the tangible experience we’re missing in digital versions

Illustration: IEEE

Parenting in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

14 August 2017
IEEE survey looks at the impact the technology could have on today’s children

Photo: Cullen College of Engineering/Flickr

‘Your Brain on Art’ Conference to Explore the Physiological Side of Creativity

11 August 2017
Sessions to integrate the arts into the neuroscience field to spur innovations

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Timeline: Advances in Audio

9 August 2017
Key engineering breakthroughs affect how we listen to music

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Today’s Engineers Are as Powerful as World Leaders

3 August 2017
Founders of Amazon, Microsoft, and SpaceX are successfully tackling issues typically handled by governments

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Nine IEEE Virtual and Augmented Reality Standards Projects in the Works

3 August 2017
They cover video quality, user interfaces, and file formats

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New Resource Makes It Easier for Authors to Publish With IEEE

27 July 2017
Author Center offers checklists, tools, and educational resources

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IEEE’s Discussions With Companies Could Yield Better Products and Services for Industry

26 July 2017
Meetings have led to more engagement and new offerings

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Hyperloop Routes Planned in Europe, Korea, and the United States

25 July 2017
The maglev system aims to cut travel time from hours to minutes

Photo: MIT Hyperloop

MIT and the Hyperloop: High-Speed Transportation in a Vacuum

10 July 2017
IEEE student member is part of a team that built an award-winning prototype of a passenger-carrying “pod”