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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How Small Satellites Are Providing Low-Cost Access to Space

12 November 2018
Commercial interests and educational institutions among those launching the tiny payloads

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Would You Quit a Tech Project Over Ethical Concerns?

2 November 2018
Engineers at Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are demanding the companies put ethics before profits

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New IEEE Website Is All About Robots

29 October 2018
With hundreds of visuals, the guide is a great way to get kids interested in STEM

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Tech Startup Thorn Takes Aim at Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

17 October 2018
The company, cofounded by actor Ashton Kutcher, develops tools to help identify victims and catch criminals

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IEEE Works With Vietnam to Advance Its STEAM Curriculum

12 October 2018
Smart Village program partners with ON Semiconductor and Nam Can Tho University

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Remembering Longtime IEEE Volunteer John Meredith

11 October 2018
The Life Fellow held many high-level positions

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Toshio Fukuda is 2019 IEEE President-Elect

8 October 2018
The annual election results are in

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Is Excessive Video-Game Playing a Medical Disorder?

5 October 2018
The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disease but others say evidence is lacking

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New Community Formed on Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

1 October 2018
IEEE Standards Association and 11 other organizations uniting to develop ethically aligned guidelines

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Should Employees Get Paid for Working While Commuting?

20 September 2018
Some say time spent checking email and making client calls should be on the clock