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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For Jim Prendergast, Keeping IEEE Relevant Was Key

14 December 2017
Executive director reflects on his accomplishments as he prepares to retire

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IEEE Eta Kappa Nu’s Revamped Website Aims to Get Its Members More Involved

7 December 2017
It’s easier to find the honor society’s chapters and learn about its resources

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Young Professionals Say Career Development Programs Are Top Priority

5 December 2017
Most who join IEEE after graduation rely on the organization for support

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Young Professionals Group Prepares IEEE for the Future

1 December 2017
Its pilot projects will benefit all members

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Awards Honor People Making a Difference in Engineering Education

30 November 2017
Recipients improved accreditation processes and developed innovative courses

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How Volunteering Can Help You Land Jobs and New Skills

23 November 2017
Three members say donating their time has benefited their careers

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IEEE Wake-Up Radio Standard Expected to Boost Battery Life of IoT Devices

22 November 2017
If incorporated into low-power radio receivers, the batteries could last up to two years

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CPMT Society Is Now the Electronics Packaging Society

16 November 2017
New name better represents its diverse fields of interest including the IoT

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Timeline: IEEE’s Efforts to Elevate the Engineering Profession

8 November 2017
The organization has been working to enhance the field for more than 40 years

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How Blockchain Technology Could Combat the Global Counterfeit Drug Market

2 November 2017
IEEE survey of the pharmaceutical industry identifies benefits and challenges