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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New Resource Makes Submitting Research Articles to IEEE Conferences Easier

15 March 2019
The Author Center has added a section that details all the steps

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The Institute’s Print Edition Is Now Inside IEEE Spectrum

8 March 2019
Changes are being made to the member publication’s website as well

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Thermal-Imaging Cameras Help Protect Endangered Rhinos in Africa

6 March 2019
IEEE Member Eric Becker develops poacher-detection systems for the World Wildlife Fund

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Shoes for Lymphedema Patients Take Top Prize at EPICS in IEEE Challenge

20 February 2019
Student-designed 3D-printed footwear could help people who suffer from swollen feet

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Smart Clothing Could Soon Be Part of Your Wardrobe

13 February 2019
An e-textile expert talks about the future of garments with built-in electronics

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IEEE's 5G and Beyond Roadmap Provides Details About the New Communication Network

4 February 2019
White paper identifies needs, challenges, and solutions

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Learn How Designers Use Laser Cutters and Engravers

1 February 2019
IEEE TryEngineering and Epilog provide background information and lesson plans for students

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Shimmy Technologies Wins IEEE Contest for Technology Transforming the Retail Industry

25 January 2019
The startup’s training program teaches garment workers new skills like 3D apparel modeling

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U.S. Judge Rules Mats Järlström’s First Amendment Rights Were Infringed

16 January 2019
He and others in Oregon who refer to themselves as engineers are not breaking the law

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The Institute’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2018

9 January 2019
What to wear at a job interview and blockchain were among the hot topics