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

Rocket Man Gregory Olsen Kicks Off IEEE Global Leaders Series

21 March 2017
The space tourist helps the IEEE Foundation raise awareness of its philanthropic projects

Timeline: The Evolution of 5G

20 March 2017
How each generation of wireless technology brought us to the age of 100-Gb/s communications

Q&A With Gerhard Fettweis, Creator of the Tactile Internet

17 March 2017
The 5G application would mimic the experience of touching something in real time

Members Weigh In on IEEE President Bartleson’s Message in Response to U.S. Travel Ban

14 March 2017
Some say the statement was political; others say it was necessary to show support of global scientific research

How The Institute Went From a Column to an Award-Winning Publication

3 March 2017
IEEE’s member publication celebrates its 40th anniversary

5G: The Future of Communications Networks

1 March 2017
A new IEEE initiative is working to improve the next generation of wireless

If You Liked ‘Hidden Figures,’ Watch This Documentary Next

28 February 2017
Top Secret Rosies highlights female mathematicians creating ballistics programs for World War II

Learn How Li-Fi Works from Its Inventor, Harald Haas

20 February 2017
The technology, which transmits data through LEDs, could replace Wi-Fi

Women Make Up a Third of Top IEEE Leadership Positions

16 February 2017
IEEE Board of Directors is more diverse than Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 Boards

Redesigned IEEE Home Page Makes It Easier to Find Resources

15 February 2017
The site helps members, researchers, and other visitors quickly access products and services