IEEE Milestones

IEEE Milestones
 December 18, 2014

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) North Jersey Section dedicated four IEEE milestone plaques in Electrical Engineering and Computing to recognize the technical achievements of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. from 1925 to 1983.

The dedication, held at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, on Dec. 18, included eight technical presentations highlighting many of the 54 innovations listed on the four plaques and describing today’s research in those areas. The dedication was attended by about 150 including many former Bell Labs researchers.

The official Milestone Plaque unveiling was done by Dr. Marcus Weldon, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, with help from Dr. Peter Staecker, IEEE 2013 President and CEO, and Russell Pepe, Chairman, IEEE North Jersey Section, of Scotch Plains. For more information about the IEEE Milestone program and to view these and other milestones, go to the IEEE Global History Network at:

The IEEE Milestone program, established in 1983, recognizes and preserves the history significant achievements in engineering and computing over 25 years ago that greatly benefits humanity. Up to now, about 150 major innovations have been recognized worldwide, including a plaque in 2009 to Bell Labs for the Invention of the first transistor.

This program is supported by the IEEE Foundation. To make a donation, go to:

The IEEE North Jersey Section serves about 3000 members in the six counties in Northern New Jersey. It holds more than 100 technical and social events per year and an organizational meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at three locations including Alcatel-Lucent Bell labs.

For more information, see: or contact Russell Pepe, Chairman, at 201-960-6796 or

Bell Labs Milestone Ceremony