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IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 18

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 18 features news and information on a variety of topics, including: results from the 2016 Salary & Benefits Survey Report; IEEE-USA Mass Media Fellows; eBook Corner; a Newsmaker Interview with Walt Hubbard, director of the King County (Wash.) Office of Emergency Management, and keynote speaker at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference; an IEEE-USA conference update; a product update on the Salary Survey free uses for respondents to the salary survey; and a reminder about the November free eBook download.

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 17

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 17 features news and information on a variety of topics, including: ASCE's Dream Big: Engineering Our World in IMAX 3D during EWeek 2017; IEEE-USA withdraws support for H-1B Bill; eBook Corner; a Newsmaker Interview with Cory Doctorow, sci-fi author, activist, journalist and blogger; IEEE-USA conference update; and a product update on October's free Member eBook. Tune in online or subscribe via iTunes or your favorite Podcast application.

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IEEE Member Benefit: Free March IEEE-USA eBook

As a special benefit to IEEE members, IEEE-USA provides members with one complimentary eBook each month. Through 15 March, members can download at no charge Shaping An Engineering Career - Book 1: Responding to Career Challenges. To download your free eBook, go to the IEEE-USA Shop, sign in with your IEEE web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code MARCHFREE at checkout. If you aren't an IEEE member yet, join now for this and other benefits!

Celebrate Engineers Week (21-27 February)

If you're still looking for some ideas to celebrate EWeek, check out "5 Ways to Make a Difference During Engineers Week 2016." Nationwide activities include the first Global Day of the Engineer (24 Feb.) and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (25 Feb.). Here in Washington, the National Building Museum will host Discover Engineering Family Day on Saturday, 27 Feb. more

Future City Competition

Family Day

Girl Day

Global Marathon

IEEE Member Benefit: Free February IEEE-USA eBook

As a special benefit to IEEE members, IEEE-USA provides members with one complimentary eBook each month. Through 15 March, members can download at no charge Starting Your Start-Up - Book 4: Pricing Strategies. To download your free eBook, go to the IEEE-USA Shop, sign in with your IEEE web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code FEBFREE at checkout. If you aren't an IEEE member yet, join now for this and other benefits!

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 9

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 9 features news and information on a variety of topics, including: Engineers Week 2016 (21-27 February); Discover Engineering Family Day (27 February); IEEE Fellows nominations deadline (1 March); eBook Corner; Newsmaker interview with IEEE-USA President Pete Eckstein on his plans for 2016; IEEE-USA Conference Calendar; product and services update; free monthly eBook for IEEE members; and more. Tune in online or subscribe via iTunes or your favorite Podcast application.

IEEE-USA Beer & Business Entrepreneur's Meet Up Scheduled for 14 March at SXSW 2016

If you're going to SXSW in March, join IEEE-USA on 14 March at 3:30 PM for great networking and conversation over a few beers. Hear success stories about lobbying state government to change age-old laws and drive business success. Meet fellow entrepreneurs grappling with important funding, trade, export, tax issues that impact innovation and business. Compare notes and discuss the policies that keep you up at night – and join forces to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial future.

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 8

The IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 8 features news and information on a variety of topics, including: IEEE-USA's planning meeting and new leadership team; Engineers Week 2016; Mass Media Fellows; eBook Corner; Newsmaker Interview with IEEE Smart Grid Chair and University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Massoud Amin; Conference Calendar; Product and Services Update; Free Monthly E-book for IEEE members; Collabratec Webinar; and IEEE-USA Webinars. Tune in online or subscribe via iTunes or your favorite Podcast application.

IEEE Member Benefit: Free January IEEE-USA eBook

As a special benefit to IEEE members, IEEE-USA provides members with one complimentary eBook each month. Through 15 February, members can download at no charge Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology - Book 4: What it Takes to Be a Manager-Leader. To download your free eBook, go to the IEEE-USA Shop, sign in with your IEEE web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code JANFREE at checkout. If you aren't an IEEE member yet, join now for this and other benefits!

IEEE-USA Salary Service: 2015 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Survey Report Now Available

Median income for electrotechnology and information technology professionals jumped by more than 4 percent in 2014, the largest increase in the past five years, according to the new 2015 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Survey. Median incomes from primary sources — salary, commissions, bonuses and net self-employment income — for U.S. IEEE members working full-time in their primary area of technical competence (job specialty) rose from $124,700 in the 2013 tax year to $130,000 in 2014. If you want to find out what you are worth, visit the IEEE-USA Salary Service and purchase use of the two different salary calculators and a variety of industry specific salary eReports. more


IEEE-USA and DuPont Lead EWeek 2014
IEEE-USA, along with partner DuPont, served as lead engineering society for EWeek 2014, 16 to 22 February. A host of activities were planned to celebrate the role engineers play in making the world a better, safer and more enjoyable place for us all to live. Check out the DiscoverE Website for more information on EWeek events and activities. more

Future City Competition

Family Day

Girl Day

Global Marathon

Call for Nominations: IEEE-USA Officers
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee needs your help identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for, service on IEEE-USA committees and/or in IEEE-USA board positions. To nominate candidates, please go use our online nominations form, or contact Scott Grayson for more information. The deadline for nominations is 1 June 2015.

IEEE-USA Annual Meeting
The 2015 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting will be held 14-17 May 2015 in conjunction with the 36th IEEE Great Lakes Biomedical Conference (GLBC2015) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sponsored by IEEE-USA and hosted by the IEEE Milwaukee Section and IEEE Region 4, the Annual Meeting continues a strong tradition of offering the latest IEEE tools, policies, procedures, and other assets designed for both members and IEEE-USA's volunteer network. more

Join Us for Discover Engineering Family Day this Saturday (28 Feb.)
Discover Engineering Family Day will be celebrating its 22nd year at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, 28 February. This hands-on, fun-filled festival introduces basic engineering concepts to children and seeks to spark in them a keener interest in engineering and technology. more

Mobile Apps to Help People in Unsafe Situations & Protect Private Information Win Top Prizes in App-E-Feat Contest
An application to help people in an unsafe or confrontational situation and one to keep an Android phone clean and optimized have won the top prizes in the App-E-Feat mobile app development contest sponsored by IEEE-USA. more

IEEE Day: 7 October 2014
IEEE Day is 7 October, and IEEE will be celebrating the 130th anniversary of its oldest predecessor society, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Worldwide events are planned. In his IEEE Day message, IEEE-USA President Dr. Gary Blank says IEEE looks after the technical, professional and career needs of its members. more

Call for Nominations: IEEE-USA Awards (Deadline: 29 August)
IEEE-USA is seeking nominations for its 2014 awards. IEEE-USA Awards recognize professionalism, technical achievement, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. Nominations for this year's awards cycle are due 29 August 2014. more

Special Offer for Graduating Student Members: Three Free E-Books and Five Uses of IEEE-USA's New Salary Calculator
Through 1 August 2014, IEEE-USA is offering graduating student members three free e-Books from its Engineers' Guide to Lifelong Employability series, as well as five complimentary uses of our new salary calculator. Start building the career you want. more

Call for Nominations: IEEE-USA Officers (Deadline: 31 July)
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee asks for your help in identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for service on IEEE-USA committees and/or in IEEE-USA board positions. To nominate candidates, please visit our nominations page and make your nomination no later than 31 July 2014 so that your nomination can be considered. more

Winter 2013 Issue of IEEE-USA in ACTION
The Winter issue of IEEE-USA in ACTION is now available online. You may also download a PDF of this issue for offline reading. And our new app for iPad and iPhone is available through the Apple App Store.

IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and InnoTek 2014
The IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and InnoTek 2014 were held in Warwick, R.I., 15-18 May. This year's annual gathering of IEEE leaders and volunteers included sessions on running IEEE programs, membership and government relations. The first Innovations in Technology Conference (InnoTek) was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, focusing on emerging trends in technology

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
Don't miss the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo — 26-27 April 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. — hosted by Lockheed Martin. Explore science & engineering with more than 3,000 fun, hands-on activities in fields like robotics, genomics, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing and more. Other highlights include over 100 stage shows featuring Dirty Job's Mike Rowe, Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar and many others. more

U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference (23-24 April)
IEEE-USA is proud to be a supporting organization of the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C., 23-25 April, in conjunction with the USA Science & Engineering Festival. For the third year, leaders in education, policy and workforce development will convene to advance the national STEM agenda. IEEE-USA invites you to help shape our nation's future, and has negotiated a special program rate for its network of contacts who register using code: IEEE14.

Webinar: So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
Join us this Friday, 25 April, from 2-3 PM EDT for a free one-hour webinar on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs Steve Morris and Mark Wingate will cover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, how to get started, and common myths about the entrepreneur lifestyle. register now

Wireless Communications Professionals: Applications Due 28 February for WCET Certification Exam
Check out the January IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (WCP) Newsletter from the IEEE Communication Society for information on taking the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification Exam, as well as other important industry news. Applications for the Spring 2014 exam are due 28 February. more

U.S. IEEE Members Select Gary L. Blank as 2013 IEEE-USA President-Elect; Kristi J. Brooks as IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2013-2014
Gary Blank, a full-time consultant who has also worked in industry and academia, has been selected as 2013 IEEE-USA President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors in November, Blank will begin serving as IEEE-USA president on 1 January 2014. He will succeed 2013 President Marc T. Apter. U.S. members also selected Kristi J. Brooks, a design engineer for Ideal Aerosmith, to serve as IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2013-2014.

Check Out the New IEEE-USA Employment & Career Strategies Forum
IEEE-USA's Employment & Career Strategies Forum has migrated to a new platform, making it easier for members to share ideas and discuss effective career and employment strategies. Register now to join discussion groups, share resources and post job leads. Find articles and tutorials on resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, information on setting consulting fees, among other topics. more

Still Time to Register for ICCVE 2013 is Las Vegas (2-6 December)
Vehicles are communicating with one another and the outside world more and more. Advances will be highlighted at the IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), set for 2-6 December at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. ICCVE will gather global experts, practitioners and policymakers to present the latest innovations and findings on connected vehicles, share their insights, discuss economic, policy and social implications, and forecast trends and opportunities. more

EWeek 2014 Kickoff Webcast: Friday, 15 November (1:30pm EST)
Please join us this Friday (1:30 - 2 p.m. EST) for a live Webcast from the University of Delaware kicking off Engineers Week 2014 (16-22 February). IEEE-USA and DuPont are partnering to lead EWeek next year, and this event will give you an idea what exciting activities are planned. IEEE-USA President-elect Dr. Gary Blank will be one of the panelists. register now

Carbon Management Technology Conference: Early Bird Registration Ends 21 September
The Founder Societies Technologies for Carbon Management Conference, will be held 21-23 October 2013 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Va. Join professionals from all engineering disciplines to examine the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to changing climate, and how to meet these challenges. Gain engineering expertise, experience and perspectives on technologies, strategies, policies, management systems, metrics, and other key issues. Discover novel approaches and new technologies that are instrumental to technical, economic and social advancements in carbon management. more

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Early Bird Registration Ends 22 September
The IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, to be held 20-23 October 2013 at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel in Silicon Valley, will focus on using technology (hardware and software) to address the needs and aspirations of world citizens. If you've wanted to find a way to use your talents to better the situation of humanity, then this is your opportunity to learn more. more

Video: Fox 5 News Takes a Look at Discover Engineering Family Day
In this video, Fox 5 News reporter Holly Morris discusses the important contributions of African-American engineers with Sam Wilson, one of the planners for Discover Engineering Family Day. She also speaks with IEEE-USA's own Chris McManes about smart grid technologies, aided by his eldest daughter, Kasey.

Oregon Governor Proclaims Start of IEEE-USA Annual Meeting "IEEE Oregon Sustainable Technology Day"
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D., has proclaimed 1 August "IEEE Oregon Sustainable Technology Day." The proclamation coincided with the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, which was held 1-4 August at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland with the first IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech). more

Call for Nominations: 2014 AAES Awards
Recognize the greatness in engineering. The AAES Awards provide an excellent opportunity to expand recognition for IEEE members to an even broader audience. IEEE members are invited to nominate individuals who are outstanding in their respective areas of specialty for the 2014 AAES awards. Nominations are due to the IEEE-USA Awards Committee by 15 September 2013. more

IEEE-USA Awards & Recognitions: Nominate a Colleague
IEEE-USA is seeking award nominations to recognize U.S. IEEE members for their professionalism, technical achievement, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession. Literary awards are open to non-members. Nominations will be accepted through 30 August 2013. [download flyer]

Online Global Marathon Will Connect and Inspire Women in Engineering and Technology (6-8 March)
Register now for the Global Marathon By, For and About Women in Engineering and Technology, 6-8 March. The event, held in conjunction with International Women's Day, is an online gathering place to support and unite women engineers and technologists, who "meet" via live Internet chats, telephone conversations, Webcasts and other live events.

Deadline Extended: Nominate a Student Member to be the 2013 IEEE/IEEE-USA New Face of Engineering
The deadline to nominate an IEEE student member to be the 2013 IEEE/IEEE-USA New Face of Engineering – College Edition has been extended to Friday, 2 November. The program is for third-, fourth- and fifth-year IEEE student members enrolled in a bachelor of science engineering program at an ABET-accredited college or equivalent international institution, and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. The initiative is designed to recognize students whose academic success, contributions and experiences in engineering have them poised for future success. more

IEEE Job Site to Host Cloud Computing Virtual Career Fair
From 1 to 21 October 2012, the IEEE Job Site will host a free Cloud Computing Virtual Career Fair sponsored exclusively by Microsoft. The career fair will allow software engineers to conduct job searches and apply for open positions in Microsoft's Server & Tools Business. Microsoft staffers will be available for a Live Online Chat during the week of 12 October. more

Workshop: The America Invents Act — A Survival Guide
On 19 October, the IEEE-USA IP Professionals Initiative will host a workshop on the legal implications of the America Invents Act (AIA) and its impact on best business practices. The workshop will provide an overview of the AIA, and guidance for IP attorneys, inventors, engineering managers, and intellectual property managers on how to navigate the most significant changes in patent law since 1870. Approved for 6.5 CLE credits. more

Codebreaker: IEEE Members, Guests, Public Invited to Sneak Preview, Panel Discussion of New Film About Alan Turing, Father of Computing
On 4 October, in advance of theatre premieres later in the month and a national cable TV broadcast later this year, IEEE members and their guests, as well as members of the public, are invited to Washington's National Press Club for a sneak preview and panel discussion of Codebreaker, an acclaimed new 53-minute film about Alan Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy as the father of computing. A ticketed reception will be held from 6-7 p.m., followed by the screening and discussion from 7-9 p.m. more

IEEE-USA Sponsoring Mini Golf Hole to Help Raise Public Understanding of Engineering
Miniature golf began in Scotland 145 years ago and now it's coming to the nation's capital. Beginning on Independence Day and running through Labor Day, the National Building Museum will feature a 12-hole, fully playable mini golf exhibition. IEEE-USA is sponsoring the second hole in what promises to be one of the most fun exhibitions the museum has ever presented. IEEE-USA chose to participate to help raise the public awareness of engineering. The National Building Museum, which celebrates the building arts, is expecting thousands of people to play the course this summer. more

IEEE Election Ballots Due 12pm on Monday, 1 October
The deadline for returning completed ballots for the 2012 Annual IEEE Election is 12:00 noon (Central, USA). U.S. IEEE members are encouraged to vote for IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2013 and IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2013-2014. The current issue of IEEE-USA In Action features the candidates for President-Elect, 2013, Gary Blank and Lee Stogner. And video of this year's candidates forum is also available online. For information on voting and the candidates, visit the IEEE Election page.

Deadline Extended: IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition
To accommodate many requests to submit award nominations, the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee has extended the nominations deadline to 21 September 2012. Nominations for 2012 are being accepted for awards for recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. more

Early Registration Deadline Extended: IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference
The 2012 IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference (LSGCC), 4-5  October in Washington, D.C., will provide a forum to discuss and debate grand challenges and major technical trends at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and healthcare. The conference will conduct strategic discussions and debates that will be open to — and will engage — the scientific community. Thought leaders from academia, government, and industry will be invited to present their visions. Early registration discounts have been extended to 14 September. more

STEM Workshop: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness (6 June 2012)
Join us for a one-day workshop, STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness, on 6 June 2012 at AAAS in Washington D.C. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) enterprise is the driving force for the U.S. and global economic and social advancements.

Engineering Globalization Workshop (16-18 May)
Find out how the globalization of engineering R&D is impacting things like intellectual property and the U.S. engineering enterprise 16-18 May in Arlington, Va. IEEE President Gordon Day and former University of Maryland President C.D. Mote among the featured speakers. more

Last Call for Nominations: IEEE-USA Officers
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments Committee needs your help identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for service on IEEE-USA committees and/or IEEE-USA board positions. Nominations must be submitted by no later than 25 May.

IEEE-USA at USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
IEEE-USA will be participating in the second USA Science & Engineering Festival Finale Expo this weekend at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. Members are encouraged to stop by our booth, No. 2851 to the left of the Einstein Stage in Hall A. A dynamo will be featured. The event runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 4. Mayim Bialik, who stars on The Big Bang Theory and has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, will appear. more

2012 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
IEEE-USA is supporting the inaugural IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC), to be held 4-8 March 2012, in Greenville, S.C. The conference will provide a cross-organizational platform to exchange information among thought leaders of the fast-growing electric mobility ecosystem and to discuss new trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects on a global scale.

IP Seminar: The New Patent Law and What it Means to You
On 22 October, IEEE-USA and its new Intellectual Property Professionals Initiative hosted a seminar to help those interested in the patent process better understand The America Invents Act and its potential impact. Video from the seminar is now available online. more

Celebrate National Engineers Week
This week is National Engineers Week (EWeek) 2012. EWeek is a celebration of the countless ways engineers make a world of difference, and encourages youngsters to become more technically literate and consider a career in engineering. Check out the EWeek website for a listing of the major activities planned for this week, including the Discover Engineering Family Day, Future City Competition Finals, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and much more.

First-Ever Carbon Management Technology Conference
IEEE-USA is teaming up with seven other engineering societies for the inaugural Carbon Management Conference in Orlando, 7-9 February 2012. The gathering will focus on engineering perspectives on key issues, including technologies, strategies, policies and management systems. Professionals from all engineering disciplines will share expertise on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. more

Deadline Fast Approaching for 2011-2012 IEEE-USA Student Video Competition
Entries for IEEE-USA's "How Engineers Make a World of Difference" student video competition must be submitted through YouTube no later than midnight ET on Friday, 27 January. more

Didn't Attend CES? We've Got You Covered
Even if you weren't in Las Vegas thisfor the 2012 International CES, IEEE-USA (@IEEEUSA), IEEE (@IEEEorg) and Spectrum's Tekla Perry (@TeklaPerry) were tweeting up-to-the-minute updates from the exhibition floor. IEEE Standards (@IEEESA) was also be at CES creating awareness on "Enabling Consumer Connectivity through Consensus Building."

IEEE-USA Sponsors Presentation on Terahertz Technology
IEEE-USA, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology, sponsored a public presentation on "Terahertz Technology: The Next Frontier for Radio," on Monday, 19 December 2011. more

Volunteers Needed To Develop IEEE-USA Position on Spectrum Issues
IEEE-USA's Committee on Communications Policy is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing pending issues involving use of the spectrum,  including FCC proposals, with the goal of developing IEEE-USA responses and position statements. If you would like to be part of this effort, please contact the CCP Chair Eric Burger.

IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update - 20 December, 1pm
Federal government actions can affect your career, business and profession. Don't be surprised by new laws or miss opportunities. Join the IEEE-USA Government Affairs Team for their next monthly legislative update on 20 December 2011 at 1pm ET.  more

IEEE-USA Website Scheduled Downtime Friday/Saturday
Please be advised the IEEE-USA website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance between the hours of 9pm ET Friday evening (16 Dec) and 6am ET Saturday morning (17 Dec). It is possible during this time there may be periods where the website will be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

IEEE-USA Webinar Series: Risk Management Can Change Your Career
IEEE-USA's six-part webinar series on risk-based problem solving and risk-based decision-making under uncertainty concludes on 14 December with "Risk-based Metrics for Software System Design, Development and Test." more

IEEE-USA a Community Sponsor of FutureMedia Fest 2011
IEEE-USA continues its collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology's Future Media efforts and has signed on as a community sponsor of FutureMedia Fest 2011, an annual event exploring media's disruptive power on people and business. From 15-17 November on Georgia Tech's midtown Atlanta campus, FutureMedia Fest will connect attendees, create a robust innovation environment, and drive the growth of a new media ecosystem. more

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Preliminary Program Released
The role technology can play in helping to solve the world's most pressing humanitarian and development challenges will take center stage during the inaugural IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, 30 Oct. to 1 Nov. 2011, in Seattle. more

IP Seminar: The New Patent Law and What it Means to You
IEEE-USA and its new Intellectual Property Professionals Initiative is hosting a seminar to help those interested in the patent process better understand the law's potential impact Saturday, 22 October, at George Mason University. more

Volunteers Needed To Develop IEEE-USA Position on Cybersecurity
IEEE-USA's Committee on Communications Policy is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing pending cybersecurity legislation and related Administration proposals with the goal of developing an IEEE-USA position statement. If you would like to be part of this effort, please contact the CCP Chair Eric Burger.

2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Keynote & Speaker Video Now Available
If you couldn't join us in Austin, Texas, for the 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, you can visit our Video page for videos of the keynote addresses as well as select presentations. You can also visit our Annual Meeting Blog for additional recaps. more

IEEEXtreme 5.0 Kicks Off Tonight (8 PM ET)
This year's IEEEXtreme global programming challenge will see 1,510 teams of IEEE student members (more than 4,000 students) compete compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. The IEEEXtreme team encourages you to check out the activity on Facebook, and post comments to the wall to cheer on and support the teams. Global start times can be accessed here. more

Applications Sought for 2012 Government Fellowships
Application kits for IEEE-USA's 2012 Congressional Fellowships and Engineering & Diplomacy (State Department) Fellowships are available online. Applications are due 18 March 2011.

2010 IEEE-USA Unemployment Survey Report
IEEE-USA's Employment Assistance Committee continues its interest in developing a better understanding of the problem of unemployment among engineers. The report on the results of the latest survey is now available. more

Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology  Underway
The Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology is an annual worldwide forum connecting professional women, college students and girls for virtual and in-person conversations about education and careers in engineering and technology. To join the 2011 events, visit and click on the 'Join the Marathon' start button.

Engineers Week 2011 Kicks Off with Discover Engineering Family Day at National Building Museum
EWeek 2011, 20-26 February, will be unofficially kicked off on Saturday, 19 February, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The festival, co-sponsored by IEEE-USA, features dozens of hands-on activities provided by local engineering chapters and national organizations. Each year, the event attracts thousands of families who experience first hand the excitement of engineering, not to mention gumdrops, toothpicks and slime. more

Electric Energy Workshop to be Featured at 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting
The IEEE-USA Electric Vehicles and Personal Transportation Workshop is coming to Austin, Texas on 4 March. This technical seminar will focus on innovative solutions toward maximizing energy efficiency in automobiles and transportation systems. Thought leaders will brief attendees on pressing social, political, economic and technical issues surrounding transportation and energy. more

IEEE Election Results: 2011 IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2011-2012 IEEE-USA Member-at-Large
U.S. IEEE members have selected James M. Howard to serve as 2011 IEEE-USA President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller Committee's report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 22 November, Howard will begin his term as IEEE-USA President on 1 January 2012. He will succeed 2011 IEEE-USA President Ronald G. Jensen. U.S. members also selected John R. Twitchell to serve as 2011-2012 IEEE-USA Member-at-Large. more

Video: IEEE-USA Co-Sponsors Digital Media Skills Panel Discussion at FutureMedia Fest
IEEE-USA's Innovation Institute and Employment & Career Services Committees co-sponsored a Digital Media Skills panel discussion with the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) on 6 October at the Georgia Tech FutureMedia Fest. It was announced that this would be the first of a series of workshops from GIT and IEEE-USA on innovation in future media. Video of the panel discussion is available online.

IEEE-USA and the IEEE Computer Society to Develop Professional Exam for Software Engineers
IEEE-USA and the IEEE Computer Society will be working together to develop a professional exam requested by state licensure boards for licensing software engineers. The boards contend that because software engineers play a significant and ever-increasing role in the design and operation of safety-critical systems, they should be regulated in the same manner as other engineering disciplines.

Report on Today's Sci-Tech News: Become an IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow
IEEE-USA is seeking applications from U.S. IEEE undergraduate and graduate student members to work full-time in the summer of 2011 as reporters, researchers and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide — including radio and TV stations, newspapers and magazines — both print and electronic. Applications are due 15 January 2011.

IEEE Job Site Webinar: Looking for new career opportunities in clean technology?
The IEEE Job Site is hosting an employer webinar for Vestas Systems A/S — the No. 1 global manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines. On Wednesday, 15 December at 11:00 a.m. EST, attendees will be briefed on the major benefits of working at Vestas, as well as the company's exciting job opportunities around the globe. [register now]

iEXPO: International Investment Forum
The 6th Annual Plug and Play International Investment Forum on 28 October in Sunnyvale, California, will introduce a select group of 40 promising startups to some of Silicon Valley's premier investors and technology minds. If you are an entrepreneurial IEEE member pursuing a startup of your own, you can apply to present; if selected, you will receive a discounted participation rate. Individual IEEE members may also attend at a discounted rate by entering the promo code "IEEE" at the registration page. more

Join IEEE-USA at the USA Science & Engineering Festival
IEEE-USA will be among more than 550 exhibitors at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall, 23-24 October. The event is designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and promote technological literacy. IEEE-USA's exhibit will feature a laser display, history of IEEE and electricity, a blimp with flashing LEDs and an autonomous robot. Washington, D.C., area IEEE members who have not already volunteered can contact Dusty Fisher at The festival is a featured event of the IEEE-USA-supported "Educate to Innovate" campaign.

Nomination Deadline Extended for IEEE/IEEE-USA's
2011 "New Faces of Engineering"
If you haven't nominated a younger engineer for recognition as IEEE/IEEE-USA's 2011 "New Face of Engineering," your time is running short. The good news is that the nomination deadline has been extended a week to Friday, 22 October. The Engineers Week (EWeek) "New Faces of Engineering" program recognizes engineers new to the profession with outstanding educational and career accomplishments. The program is open to IEEE members worldwide. more

Register by 8 October for IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 4.0
Think you can code? On 23 October 2010, you can prove it! The IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 4.0, hosted by IEEE, is an innovative global online competition in which teams of up to three IEEE Student Branch members can test their collective coding expertise simultaneously against other student programmers around the world. more

IEEE-USA Elections Underway
The 2010 IEEE elections began on 1 August, and the polls are open until 12:00 noon (Central, USA) on 1 October. U.S. IEEE members are encouraged to vote for the 2011 IEEE-USA President and 2011-2012 Member-at-Large. For information on voting and the candidates, visit the IEEE Election page. You can also read candidate interviews in the current issue of IEEE-USA In Action.

New IEEE-USA E-Book: Engineers Can Write!
This new IEEE-USA E-Book features engineers whose success in the literary world — including award-winning poetry, short stories and novels — is as strong an argument as you will find to any claims that engineers can't write. Tom Moran, author of Engineers Can Write!, explores differences and similarities between writing and engineering, and offers some tips for conceptualizing writing to improve reports, articles, proposals and other documents. more

Deadline Extended: IEEE-USA Awards Nominations
IEEE-USA is seeking nominations for 2010 awards for recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. The deadline for nominations has been extended to 25 August 2010. more

IEEE Members Receive AAES Awards
On 19 April, IEEE members Gerald Posakony and Karen Panetta were honored at the 31st Annual Association of American Engineering Societies (AAES) Awards Banquet and Ceremony held at the National Academy of Engineering. Posakony received the 2009 Fritz Medal, referred to as the highest award in the engineering profession, for pioneering contributions to the fields of ultrasonics, medical diagnostic ultrasound, and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies. Panetta received the 2009 Norm Augustine Award, which is presented annually to an engineer who has demonstrated the capacity for communicating the excitement and wonder of engineering so that the public may have a better understanding of engineering and a better appreciation for how engineers improve our quality of life. more

Video: 2010 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Highlights
Videos of this year's IEEE-USA Annual Meeting keynote addresses and awards ceremony are now available online. Former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine and NAE Past President William Wulf both called on IEEE members to redouble their efforts in support of the recommendations in the 2005 National Academies report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future."

2010 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Blog
If you were unable to join us in Nashville for the 2010 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, 4-7 March, you can visit the Annual Meeting Blog for recaps of the keynote talks and session presentations.

New E-Book - Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value
Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value - Book 4: What it Takes to be an Innovator is the the last in a series of four e-books written to provide the reader with an understanding of the fundamentals of converting ideas into innovations, describes the requirements to become an innovator within the organization. more

Log Your K-12 Volunteer Hours on EWeek's Million Hours
Are you volunteering your time to help promote technical literacy among K-12 students? If so, EWeek organizers would like you to log your time in the Million Hours campaign. Visiting your local school, serving as a mentor to a Future City Competition team or volunteering at a science fair are among the ways you can show youngsters how exciting engineering can be. more

Finalists Selected in CS Student Design Competition
The IEEE Computer Society has selected 12 teams that will be invited to continue onto the final stage of the 2010 Computer Society Student Design Competition. more

New IEEE-USA E-Books Available
Four new E-Books have been added to IEEE-USA's E-Book catalog, including the 2009 IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, the 2009 Profile of IEEE Consultants and two new GovDocs. more

New IEEE-USA E-Book: Technical Presentations Book 1
Without a strategy and appropriate preparation, a technical presentation can be unfocused, irrelevant or fail completely. Book 1 of this new four-part E-Book series outlines a framework to help you prepare for your next presentation. more

Online Event: E = H20, A 24-Hour Live Experiment
By the year 2030, the 8 billion people on Earth will face an annual water shortfall of 2700 billion cubic meters, and the world will demand 45 percent more energy than it does now. We can't solve one problem without solving the other. Join thousands of IEEE members online starting 3 June 2010 at 12 noon ET (5 p.m. UTC) in a massively multiplayer forecasting experiment dubbed E = H20. Whether you have 5 hours or 5 minutes, you can help explore the future at the intersection of water and energy. [Register and Play Today]

IEEE-USA Energy Fly-In: 17-18 May
U.S. IEEE members with an interest in energy policy are invited to come to Washington on 17-18 May for the second annual IEEE-USA Energy Fly-In. This unique event gives IEEE members an unparalleled opportunity to directly influence the direction of the nation's energy policy.

Call for Nominations: IEEE-USA Officers
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments Committee needs your help identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for, service on IEEE-USA committees and/or in IEEE-USA board positions. Nominations must be submitted by no later than 11 May 2010. more

National Lab Day: Help Strengthen U.S. STEM Education
As part of the Educate to Innovate campaign to improve the participation and performance of America's students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), IEEE-USA encourages members to participate in National Lab Day (NLD). NLD will help build communities of support around teachers across the country, culminating in a day of civic participation. Volunteers will work together with educators and students to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12. While there will be an actual Lab Day on 12 May to celebrate the effort, NLD has already begun. get involved

IEEE Members Eligible for Discount on PnP Entrepreneurship Program is offering a series of intensive, 4-day sessions designed to help newcomers to the Silicon Valley start-up community learn best practices and to discover how Silicon Valley works. The Plug and Play Entrepreneurship Program leverages the expertise of the community's more than 330 start-ups, top-tier venture capital firms and industry execs to gives attendees a leg up on the competition. To be considered for the program, all applicants must submit a business plan and an application by no later than 15 April. IEEE members who are accepted into the program are eligible to receive 15 percent off the regular price.

IEEE Green Technologies Conference
There's still time to register for the second IEEE Green Technologies Conference, 15-16 April, at the Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The event will feature papers, presentations and technical seminars on current and emerging topics related to alternative and renewable energy sources. Attendees will include energy researchers, power engineers and students, among others. more

IEEE Establishes Haiti Fund
Valiant efforts continue in Haiti to alleviate suffering and provide basic human needs, yet other challenges lay ahead. One of these is re-establishing engineering and technology education and professional activities in Haiti. To help meet this challenge, IEEE has established the IEEE Haiti Engineering Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund. It will match donations up to the first $50,000 contributed. IEEE continues to encourage donations to relief organizations. But we are hopeful that the generosity of members and others will add to the long-term revitalization of Haiti through this IEEE fund. Donate Now

Norm Augustine Addresses Role of Science & Engineering in U.S. Job Creation at IEEE-USA Annual Meeting
Innovation is the key for the United States to thrive in an increasingly global economy, IEEE Fellow and former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine said at the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting on Friday. more

2010 Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology
The EWeek Foundation invites you to join in a 24-hour live (10-11 March) worldwide forum on topics for, by and about current and future generations of women in engineering and technology. At any and all times during the 24-hour period, a "conversation" will take place somewhere in the world on issues for, by and about women in engineering and technology. The marathon is a combination of live Internet chats, webcasts, teleconferences, and prerecorded sessions, and all are accessible to a worldwide audience. more

Register Now for IEEE Virtual Career Fair Webinars
Co-sponsored by the IEEE-USA, the IEEE Job Site will be hosting two free Career Webinars on Friday, 5 March, in conjunction with the IEEE Job Site Virtual Career Fair. Employers will present the key benefits of working at their companies — from compensation & benefits to work-life balance opportunities. The following companies will be the presenters at these webinars: Argonne National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins and SRC. Register now

Video: Fox News Affiliate Promotes Discover Engineering Family Day
DC's Fox 5 News (WTTG) helped to promote Discover Engineering Family Day by broadcasting three live spots from the National Building Museum during its Friday morning broadcast. One of the three segments featured IEEE-USA's own Chris McManes, who demonstrated an activity from PBS' reality show Design Squad. Fox 5's Holly Morris also received tutorials from Design Squad host Nate Ball on a t-shirt launcher and the "reverse rappelling" Ascender. more

Celebrate the Profession: EWeek is Now!
IEEE-USA is helping to celebrate Engineers Week (14-20 February) in Washington, D.C., with the national finals of the Future City Competition on the 16th and Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum on the 20th. The latter is a hands-on and "minds-on" event that features engineering-related activities for the whole family.

IEEE SA Launches Groundbreaking Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (P1809)
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is launching a groundbreaking electric-sourced transportation infrastructure initiative for the power engineering and transportation industries with the creation of The IEEE Standard 1809 Guide for Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure. You are invited to attend the first meeting, which is being hosted by the EPRI, through a web based teleconference on 18 February 2010. The deadline to register is 11 February. more

Under Secretary of Energy, FCC Chief Technologist Headline IEEE Smart Grid Conference
Under Secretary of Energy and IEEE Fellow Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, and Federal Communications Commission Chief Technologist and IEEE Senior Member Dr. Jon Peha will deliver keynote addresses during the IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Technologies. Hosted by NIST in Gaithersburg, Md., and sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the 19-21 January event will bring together Smart Grid industry leaders, researchers and visionaries. Registration is now closed. more

Copenhagen Diary: Blogging the UN Climate Conference
2009 IEEE-USA Government Fellow Thomas Lee was in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference, where he blogged about the latest developments and "filling in the gaps and providing 'color commentary' to what you saw in the press coverage." more

Educate to Innovate Launched with IEEE-USA Support
IEEE-USA is participating in the Educate to Innovate campaign announced today (23 Nov.) by President Obama at a special White House kick-off event attended by IEEE-USA President Gordon Day. U.S. IEEE members will be recruited to participate in National Lab Day, a nationwide initiative to foster ongoing collaborations among scientists, engineers, students and educators, ranging from hands-on projects and fieldtrips to efforts to upgrade middle-school lab facilities.

Deadline Approaching for 2009-2010 IEEE-USA Online Student Video Competition
IEEE-USA is accepting entries for the organization's third online engineering video competition for undergraduate students on "How Engineers Make a World of Difference" until midnight on Friday, 15 January. IEEE-USA will present four scholarship awards totaling $5,000 to undergrads who create the most effective 90-second video clips reinforcing for an 11-to-13-year-old audience how engineers improve the world. more

U.S. IEEE Members Select Ronald Jensen to Serve as 2011 IEEE-USA President
Congratulations to Ronald G. Jensen, retired chief engineer at IBM Corporation, Rochester, Minn., who has been selected by U.S. IEEE members to serve as 2010 IEEE-USA President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 22 November, Jensen will begin serving as IEEE-USA president on 1 January 2011. He will succeed 2010 IEEE-USA President Evelyn Hirt. The U.S. membership also selected Winnfort Myles as IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2010-2011. Myles will begin his term on 1 Jan. 2010. more

Register Now for Free IEEE-USA Career Webinars
IEEE-USA's free career webinar series continues on 3 Dec. with "Success for Start-Ups," and "Funding the Green Sector" on 9 Dec. On 28 Jan., the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee will co-sponsor "There's No Crying in Business: How Women Can Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries." more

IEEE-USA President Quoted in BusinessWeek
IEEE-USA President Gordon Day is quoted in a BusinessWeek article about a study showing that U.S. colleges graduate many more STEM students than are hired each year. Day said that because "engineers create jobs," we should encourage "smart and trained, entrepreneurial and energetic individuals to create jobs in the United States." more

Nobel Physics Prize Goes to IEEE Life Fellows
Congratulations to IEEE Life Fellows Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics. Kao was recognized for his ground breaking work in fiber optic communications. Boyle and Smith invented the CCD technology that is at the heart of today's digital cameras. more

IEEE-USA Congratulates S&T Medal Winners
Congratulations to Rudolf Kalman, IEEE Life Fellow, who received a 2009 National Medal of Science for his work in computational control systems, including the famous Kalman Filter. IEEE Honorary Member Charles Geschkle, co-founder and chairman of Adobe Systems Inc., received the 2010 National Medal of Technology. Both awards are the nation's highest public honors for scientific and technical achievement. more

IEEE-USA Commends DOE's $2.4 Billion Grants
to Accelerate Development of Electric Vehicles

IEEE-USA commends the Department of Energy for awarding $2.4 billion in grants to fund 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects. The grants are the largest single investment in advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles. When coupled with an expected $2.4 billion in cost share from the grant awardees, they are expected to create thousands of jobs in the U.S. battery and automotive industries. more

Unemployment Rate for Electrical Engineers Soars
The unemployment rate for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers (EEs) hit a new record in the second quarter, while the rate for all engineers increased for a second straight quarter, according to data released in July by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). more

IEEE-USA Co-Sponsors Congressional Briefing Series on the Road to the New Energy Economy
IEEE-USA and ASME are sponsoring a series of congressional briefings, presented by Discover Magazine and the National Science Foundation, designed to highlight how science and technology are being used to achieve the nation's energy goals. Each of the briefings in the four-part series is held on Capitol Hill and targeted at members of Congress and their staff. Briefing topics include biofuels, energy storage, energy efficiency, and transitional energy technologies. Videos of the presentations are available at the briefing series Web site.

IEEE-USA and Small Business Administration Partner to Assist High-Tech Entrepreneurs
To assist high-tech entrepreneurs starting new businesses, IEEE-USA and the U.S. Small Business Administration have signed an agreement pledging mutual cooperation in promoting, strengthening and expanding small business development throughout the country. According to IEEE-USA President Gordon Day, the agreement will benefit IEEE members who are starting their own technology-based businesses. more

TryNano Web Site Goes Live
Created through a colloboration between IEEE, IBM and TryScience.Org, the TryNano website is a resource for anyone interested in learning about nanoscience and nanotechnology, and includes information targeted at both pre-university and university students, teachers, and school councilors, as well as technical professionals. more

2008 IEEE-USA Annual Report Available Online
The 2008 IEEE-USA Annual Report includes detailed sections on Dr. Russell Lefevre's activities as 2008 IEEE-USA president; 2008 U.S. presidential election-year involvement; congressional briefings; U.S. government fellowships and Washington Internships for Students of Engineering; joint activities with and in support of other IEEE organizational units; e-books; student professional awareness conferences; and completion of the IEEE's new Washington Office. more

Video: IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Speakers
Video: Utah Governor Addresses IEEE-USA Annual MeetingVideo of key speakers at this year's IEEE-USA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City is now available online. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of Utah; R. James Woolsey, former CIA director; Richard J. Walje, President of Rocky Mountain Power; and Leonard J. Bond, Laboratory Fellow, Applied Physics/National Security Director are featured. more

Featured E-Book: The Best of Backscatter from Today’s Engineer — Volume 2
The second collection of Donald Christiansen's humorous and thought-provoking essays provides further evidence that there is fun and humor to be had even in a profession with serious objectives. Christiansen explores topics ranging from what it's like trying to describe a day in the life of an engineer, to the pros and cons of individual versus team invention, to the pipe dream of seeing engineers in prime time, to doubts about the reliability of the Internet, to fond recollections of engineering facilities of a bygone era...and much more. more

Last Call for Nominations: 2009 IEEE-USA Awards
IEEE-USA is seeking nominations for 2009 awards for recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. The deadline for IEEE-USA's awards nominations is 31 July 2009. Full awards descriptions and nomination forms can be found online.

New IEEE-USA E-Book: Doing Innovation
This new IEEE-USA e-book is the first in a series of four written to provide the basics for gaining an understanding of what innovation involves, what it takes to be an innovator, and what it takes to develop a culture where innovation can thrive. Doing innovation is not a "how to" book series: its purpose is to learn and apply the fundamentals in the context of the organization’s purpose and associated values. So, if you're looking to become an innovator, or participating in the innovation process, begin with Book 1: Perspectives on Innovation. more

IEEE Accessing the Future Conference (20-21 July)
Accessing the Future is a first-of-a-kind conference dedicated to identifying the next generation of accessibility challenges and the impact of technology five to ten years in the future. An IEEE international conference organized in partnership with IBM, and hosted by Northeastern University in Boston, Accessing the Future will bring together leaders from government, academia, industry and advocacy groups to define key accessibility standards and future technology roadmaps to build a smarter, more accessible world. more

IEEE-USA Energy Policy Fly-In (15-16 June)
Congress is focused on energy policy like never before. Legislators are trying change make sweeping changes to how America generates, distributes and uses energy. Now is your chance to help make sure they get it right. On 15 and 16 June, IEEE members in the United states are encouraged to join IEEE-USA in Washington, D.C. for our Energy Policy Fly-In. Come to Washington. Meet with your elected leaders. Help craft America's energy policy for the next 100 years. more

IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC) Addresses Public Health and Disaster Response and Management
The HTC is a unique partnership between IEEE and the United Nations Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership that unites technologists and humanitarians in an effort to develop and implement sustainable technological responses to selected humanitarian challenges in developing countries.
IEEE members who are interested in participating are invited to attend a two-day conference in Washington, D.C., 1-2 June. No registration fee is required, but space is limited, so interested individuals should register now. more

IEEE Celebrates 125th Anniversary with First "Engineering the Future Day" (13 May)
As the world's largest technology association, this year the IEEE commemorates its 125th anniversary, and 13 May has been designated IEEE Engineering the Future Day to celebrate and increase awareness of technological advancements around the world. For more information on the Engineering the Future Day and how you can help celebrate IEEE's milestone, please visit

IEEE Homeland Security Conference (11-12 May)
IEEE-USA is co-sponsoring the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, 11-12 May, in Waltham, Mass. The conference will bring together innovators from leading universities, research laboratories, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, small businesses, system integrators and the end user community to discuss novel and innovative technologies which address some of the most pressing national security problems.

Celebrating 125 Years: IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition
In 2009, IEEE will celebrate its 125th anniversary throughout the year with special events online and across the globe. The IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition recognizes students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity. The challenge: Identify a global or local problem, develop a solution, then tell us how you have made a positive impact in the world. You could win $10,000 and attend the 2009 IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles. more

Green Technology Conference: Engineers Should Contribute to Renewable Energy Policies, Consider Ethical Implications
Engineers working in renewable energy fields should participate in public policy-making and consider ethical implications, said the opening speaker at the first IEEE Green Technology Conference, held 16-17 April, in Lubbock, Texas.

Blogging the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City
Couldn't make it to the 2009 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting? IEEE-USA's crack team of bloggers recapped many of the sessions that took place in Salt Lake City this past weekend. At this year's gathering, industry leaders explored and debated one of the most important engineering challenges facing the world: alternative sources of energy. Speakers included Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of Utah, and R. James Woolsey, former CIA director. more

IEEE-USA Announces Winners of 2008-2009 Online Student Video Competition
IEEE-USA recently announced $5,000 in scholarship awards to five undergraduates at four U.S. universities, who entered the organization's 2009 "How Engineers Make a World of Difference" video competition. more

2009 IEEE International Conference on RFID
The 2009 IEEE International Conference on RFID, 27-28 April, in Orlando, Fla., will bring together leading researchers from around the globe to discuss the current state of international research in RFID technology.

Greater Investment in People, Technology, Energy R&D Needed to Shore Up U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness
IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre told a national conference audience, "There is much more that needs to be done in terms of investing in technology, in people, and in incentives that will drive innovation and entrepreneurship," as part of the Innovation Panel at the Innovation 2008 conference at the University of Minnesota. Lefevre said one of the top priorities of the new presidential administration should be to fully fund the America Competes Act. more

IEEE-USA President's Column: More on the Silver Tsunami
In his latest column, IEEE-USA President Russell Lefevre looks at recommendations from the INSIDE Aerospace Conference for meeting the looming demand for engineers in the U.S. aerospace and defense work force. more

STEM TV: How Engineers Make a World of Difference
TV programs on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are probably more plentiful than most people realize — shows that demonstrate how engineering can be used to solve problems and can be a lot of fun. Download a flyer with a partial listing of STEM-related TV shows here. See also a related article in IEEE-USA Today's Engineer Online here.

Local TV Reports on Engineering, Science Highlight IEEE Technologies That Benefit Society
As part of its public-awareness program to promote engineering and technological literacy, IEEE-USA has helped to underwrite almost 600 local television news reports on engineering and science since 2005. more

IEEE Members Receive the 2007 National Medal of Science and 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Four IEEE members were honored at a black-tie ceremony on 28 September in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to the nation's scientific and technological endeavor. Paul Baran, NovoVentures, Inc., and Armand V. Feigenbaum, General Systems Company, Inc., have been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, presented each year to the nation's leading innovators. Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA, and Andrew J. Viterbi, USC, received the National Medal of Science, which honors individuals for pioneering scientific research. The awards are the nation's highest honors for scientific and technological achievement. Congratulations to these members for their remarkable accomplishments. more

Promote Tech Literacy: Apply to be IEEE-USA’s Engineering Mass Media Fellow
The AAAS Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellows Program provides an opportunity for college and graduate students in engineering and computer science to work full-time over the summer as reporters, researchers and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide — including radio and TV stations, newspapers and magazines. Since 2000, IEEE-USA Mass Media Fellows have been assigned to such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, Popular Science and WNBC-TV. The application deadline is 15 January 2009. more

IEEE-USA Webinar: Engineers and Public Policy
IEEE-USA continues its free webinar series through the end of the year with Engineers and Public Policy (4 Dec.). more

Accelerating Innovation in Biosciences
IEEE-USA is co-sponsoring "Accelerating Innovation in 21st Century Biosciences: Identifying the Measurement, Standards and Technological Challenges," a conference to be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on 19-22 Oct. 2008. conference is hosted by NIST and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. more

Plug and Play Seminar: IEEE Members Eligible for Reduced Registration Fee
IEEE members are invited to attend the Plug and Play Acceleration and Collaboration Track (PACT) seminar for a reduced rate. The conference, to be held 20-21 Oct. in Sunnyvale, Calif., will focus on: the culture of innovation and spirit of entrepreneurship in universities; challenges that young start-ups and entrepreneurs face; and best practices in technology incubation. more

WIE "Engineering Your Future" Conference (3-5 Oct.)
IEEE-USA is co-sponsoring the second annual Women in Engineering (WIE) Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, 3-5 October 2008. Hosted by the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group, Southern NJ Section, this year's conference will feature workshops on: Teambuilding and Chair Yoga; How to Stay Cutting Edge; Outsourcing Engineering; Personality Types; Listening and Communicating Effectively; and How to Survive in a Changing Market Place. more

IEEE Elections: Return Your Ballots by 1 October
Ballots were mailed in August for the annual IEEE elections. Marked ballots must be received by the election vendor in Eden Prairie, Minn., by noon central time on 1 October. Two IEEE-USA positions — 2009 IEEE-USA President Elect and 2009-2010 IEEE-USA Member-at-Large — are on the slate, along with 15 other election categories. Please take a few minutes to fill out and mail your ballot, or access the election ballot and related materials electronically online at:

Clean, Safe Fusion Energy and its Potential to Contribute to World's Energy Supply to be Discussed on Capitol Hill
On Thursday, 18 Sep., Dr. Ned Sauthoff, U.S. ITER director, will discuss the ITER fusion energy experiment and its challenges at a Congressional Research & Development Caucus briefing, co-sponsored by IEEE-USA and ASME. more

Energy Secretary Bodman to Keynote GridWeek 2008
IEEE-USA is a partner in GridWeek 2008 (23-25 September), an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of Smart Grid stakeholders and thought leaders to to discuss Smart Grid issues and developments around the world. The 2008 conference will focus on delivering sustainable energy through the Smart Grid, with Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman providing a keynote address. more

IEEE-USA Today's Engineer Digest Wins 2008 Apex Award for Excellence
IEEE-USA Today's Engineer Digest, our print periodical mailed directly to U.S. IEEE members in March and October, has won a 2008 APEX Award of Excellence for Most Improved Magapapers & Newspapers for its March 2007 issue, which debuted our new publication design for the print digest.
more IEEE Membership...Why We Joined
New from, IEEE young professional members are interviewed during an IEEE GOLD/WIE/Student Congress on how they value IEEE membership, its benefits and services. more

Silicon Valley Engineer Testifies before Congress on Need to Retain Talented High-Tech Students and Professionals
Congress should make it easier for foreign graduate students and engineers to remain in the United States, Silicon Valley engineer and entrepreneur Lee Colby told a congressional subcommittee at a 12 June hearing on Capitol Hill.

Deadline Extended for IEEE-USA Awards Nominations
IEEE-USA is seeking nominations for 2008 awards for recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. These distinguished awards are administered under the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee, and approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations has been extended to 31 August 2008. more     [Watch video of this year's awards ceremony]

Webinar: Engineering the Art of Negotiation (8 Sep.)
Tired of hidden agendas, dealing with difficult people, or politics derailing projects? This free webinar teaches a process-driven approach to negotiation and persuasion that you can use to keep projects on track and keep difficult people in check. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the forthcoming IEEE-USA e-book, Engineering the Art of Negotiation: Part 1 — How to Handle Your Boss.

Call for Papers for Energy 2030 Conference
The IEEE-USA co-sponsored Energy 2030 Conference (17-18 Nov. 2008) invites papers on the technology, policy and economic framework required for the creation of a global sustainable energy infrastructure by 2030.  Paper proposal digests are due by 31 July. more

IEEE-USA President's Column: Robotics
The robotics industry is a more than $10 billion enterprise worldwide, with a growth rate estimated to be about 8 percent annually. As a nation, we can participate in this expansion or simply stand idly by as hungrier and more aggressive nations seize the opportunities. more

Call For Nominations: IEEE-USA Volunteer Positions
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee asks for your help in identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for, service on IEEE-USA committees and/or in IEEE-USA board positions. The deadline for nominations has been extended to 6 June 2008. more

Project Management Webinar: 03 June 2008, 1:00 PM ET
This free Webinar is designed for engineers, technical leads, project leaders and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of project management to help themselves and the groups they represent. Participants will learn basic project management techniques and how to apply them, whether at work, within the IEEE, at home or in the community. Participants will receive one complimentary IEEE-USA E-Book. more

IEEE-USA Announces 2007 Awards Recipients
IEEE-USA has announced the recipients of its 2007 awards in recognition of professional, technical and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. The awards were presented at the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis on 26 April 2008. more

2008 IEEE RFID Conference Garners Media Attention
The role of RFID in gaming and healthcare was featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article on 18 April. The newspaper was reporting on the IEEE RFID 2008 conference that IEEE-USA co-sponsors. more

Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon Honored for SET Leadership
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee, received the 2008 George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award for his leadership and commitment to ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in science and innovation. IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre presented the award to Rep. Gordon at a 2008 SET Congressional Visits Day reception at the Rayburn Building. more

Streaming Video: Networking Webinars
Whether you're actively job searching, considering a career change, or simply trying to get ahead in your career, networking is likely to be a key to success. In the first webinar, recorded on 8 Jan., Dr. Michelle Tullier examines factors that make networking work. In the second, recorded 15 Jan., career consultants Ellen Sautter and Diane Crompton look at networking online and building professional relationships through Internet-based tools, including: professional and social networks, discussion groups, blogs, and personal Web sites. more

IEEE-USA’s CareerNavigator
Visit IEEE-USA's CareerNavigator for your employment, career development, consulting and entrepreneurial needs. Choose from a wide range of products, publications, online management training and other useful services. more

TechMatch to Highlight Medical Device Entrepreneurs
IEEE-USA is partnering with LifeScience Alley™ to create a new event that will benefit members of both organizations. TechMatch 2008 will take place on 12 May, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, in Minneapolis, Minn.
The goal is to introduce small and emerging medical device companies to CTOs of larger life science/medical device firms, as well as to venture capitalists, corporate investors and angel investors. more

IEEE Homeland Security Conference Set (12-13 May)
IEEE-USA is pleased to support the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, 12-13 May, at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Mass. The conference will focus on transportation security for chemical, biological and explosive agents, cyber security and infrastructure protection, incident management and interoperability, and software assurance. White House Science Adviser Dr. John Marburger will deliver the keynote address. more

Webinar Presents Benefits of Long-Term Care Planning
Lengthening life spans mean more people will experience in their senior years acute or chronic ailments that require extended healthcare. In a free webinar sponsored by IEEE Financial Advantage, Steve Cain, Senior VP at MARSH Private Client Life Insurance Services, addresses the need for post-retirement healthcare planning from a personal risk-management perspective. The discussion includes funding options, Long Term Care Insurance, and tax implications. more

Future City Competition — 16 Years and Still Going Strong
The Future City Competition, which IEEE-USA introduced to Engineers Week in 1993, held its 16th annual National Finals, 18-20 February in Washington. Teams of middle-school students from 37 regions across the United States competed for the grand prize of a week at U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., and other prizes. IEEE-USA also judged and present the Best Communications System award for the eighth consecutive year. more

Discover Engineering Family Day
IEEE-USA/IEEE continued its role as a primary sponsor of the 2008 Discover Engineering Family Day, held on 16 Feb. at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The annual event, which unofficially kicked off Engineers Week 2008 (17-23 Feb.), broke previous attendance records with more than 7,300 visitors. more

Call for Proposals: Real-World Engineering Projects
The IEEE is continuing with a second year of funding for a program to develop projects and workshops in IEEE fields of interest for use by faculty members worldwide working with first-year students in electrical engineering (EE), computer engineering (CE), computer science (CS) and electrical engineering technology (EET). EE, CE, CS and EET faculty are invited to participate. The deadline for abstracts is 15 April. more

Webinars for IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Attendees
IEEE-USA's 2008 Annual Meeting is scheduled for 25-27 April 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two free pre-conference webinars for attendees are scheduled for 01 April and 15 April. more

Fifth Annual Career Fly-In: 7-8 April
IEEE-USA has scheduled its fifth annual Career Fly-In for 7-8 April 2008. U.S. IEEE members are invited and encouraged to come to Washington on those dates to discuss the state of the engineering workforce with Congress. more

2008 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, 25-27 April
IEEE-USA's 2008 Annual Meeting will be held early in 2008 to avoid conflict with the IEEE Sections Congress. So, please mark your calendars for 25-27 April 2008. Receive leadership training, learn about IEEE-USA activities and how they will benefit members in your Section, and learn about other PACE programs throughout the country. more

Engineers Week to Emphasize Engineering Diversity
Engineers Week 2008, to be held from 17 to 23 February, is co-chaired by IBM Corp. and the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA. Including year-round activities, Engineers Week is expected to reach several million people worldwide, with an emphasis in 2008 on expanding diversity in the engineering field and in the workplace. more

IEEE-USA Board Set, Vice President Positions Reorganized
After the IEEE-USA Board of Directors approved a volunteer reorganization at its 20 November 2007 meeting, the IEEE-USA Assembly elected IEEE-USA's new VPs and secretary-treasurer for 2008. more

IEEE WIE Magazine Debuts
IEEE Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) Magazine, a new publication that will be issued twice a year to IEEE WIE members, has launched its premiere issue. The publication's articles integrate engineering subjects with current issues facing society including careers, health care, medicine, law, governance and women's issues. A print edition will be produced for distribution at symposiums and other events throughout the year. more

Two New E-Books on Innovation
IEEE-USA has published two new e-books on innovation. The Best of Today's Engineer: On Innovation is a compilation of the best articles on innovation from the Today's Engineer archives, and is now available to IEEE members for only $4.95. In addition, we bring you a great companion book, Innovation Conversations — Book 1: The Innovation Process, from internationally renowned innovation expert and author, William C. Miller — now available to IEEE members for a discounted rate of $9.95. Check out these and 21 other e-books (some free!) to IEEE members. more

IEEE-USA Online Engineering Student Video Competition: $10K in Scholarships
Attention budding filmmakers: here's a chance to show the world how cool the engineering profession is — and possibly earn some scholarship money in the process. The challenge: choose an aspect of engineering that you consider to be socially constructive, appealing and "fun"; then translate it into a 90-second video clip aimed at an 11-to-13 year-old audience. All entries must be submitted by midnight Friday, 18 January. more

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