[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 138th anniversary of founding American Institute of Electrical Engineers (May 13, 1886 – May 13, 2022)


(worldkings.org) The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) was a United States -based organization of electrical engineers that existed from 1884 through 1962. On January 1, 1963, it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The 1884 founders of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) included some of the most prominent inventors and innovators in the then new field of electrical engineering, among them Thomas Alva Edison, Nikola Tesla, Elihu Thomas, Edwin J.Houston, and Edward Weston. The first president of AIEE was Norvin Green, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company. 



The purpose of the AIEE was stated "to promote the Arts and Sciences connected with the production and utilization of electricity and the welfare of those employed in these Industries: by means of social intercourse, the reading and discussion of professional papers and the circulation by means of publication among members and associates of information thus obtained." 

After the AIEE's founding in 1884, its member's badge was created in 1893 by a committee headed by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, President of AIEE from 1891 to 1892. The badge's logo depicted Benjamin Franklin 's kite, representative of the discovery that lightning carried electricity.

The design also showed a winding of gold wire with its midpoints crossed by a galvanometer's indicator, invoking the electrical engineer's Wheatstone bridge. Additionally, Ohm’s law and the letters 'AIEE' were added in gold at the logo's base. The busy logo design was replaced four years late.

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