Member Benefits Bulletin
 January 2013


eBook Classics for IEEE Members new
Fourteen new titles were added for the 2013 membership year. IEEE members now have access to more than 260 eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore, at no additional cost.

The eBook collection spans a number of today's technologies across 15 different content area, and includes:
  • practical handbooks;
  • introductory and advanced texts;
  • reference works; and
  • professional books.
New eBooks will be added every year.

Finding IEEE eBook Classics
  1. Sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account.
  2. Under the “Browse” heading in the left-hand navigation, click on “Books.”
  3. Select the “Classics” tab from the top of the page. Under this tab you will find a listing of all the free titles.
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  1. Sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account.
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  3. Under the “Browse” heading in the left-hand navigation, click on “Books.”
  4. On this page, you can browse alphabetically by book title, or if you prefer, browse by keyword, such as “software.”
  5. If the title is included in the IEEE eBook Classics, you will see an orange “FREE” icon to the right of the book’s title, and individual chapters will have live links.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members
As a special benefit of IEEE membership, for the month of January, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Launching Your Career: How to Make the Transition from the Classroom to the Office.

perspectives_on_innovation The second eBook in the Launching Your Career series, compiled by Abby Vogel, former IEEE-USA Communications Committee chair, and former IEEE-USA President, John Meredith, explores:
  • the difficult decisions recent graduates face in their search to find the perfect job;
  • their fears in transitioning from the classroom to the workforce;
  • and, their needs and desires to become leaders while having enjoyable and rewarding careers.
Vogel and Meredith’s collaboration prompted a series of Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), e-books directed at IEEE members who have attained their first professional degrees in the past 10 years. GOLD is an IEEE program that offers programs and services to graduating students, recent graduates and young engineers.

Other eBooks in the GOLD series Launching Your Career include:
  • Book 1: How to Find Your Perfect Job;
  • Book 3 - A Practitioner's Guide to Leadership;
  • Book 4: Lifelong Learning — Your Key to an Enjoyable and Rewarding Career.
Launching Your Career: How to Make the Transition from the Classroom to the Office can be downloaded for FREE through 31 January 2013. Non-member price is US$5.99.

In February, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Launching Your Career: How to Make the Transition from the Classroom to the Office. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the February issue of the Strategic Thinking: A High Tech Strategy Guidebook, written by IEEE Senior Member Jim Blakley.

To purchase IEEE members-only products, and to receive the member discount on eligible products, members must log in with their IEEE Account.

I Change the World. I am an Engineer. I Change the World. I am an Engineer.
The members of IEEE Women in Engineering say it with pride because, in the era of globalization, no other profession equals an engineer's ability to create and propogate change for the good of all.

Microfluidic diagnostics and other breakthrough technologies. Microfluidic Diagnostics and Other Breakthrough Technologies.
Ali Khademhosseini is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Grab from your Surroundings - Evin Yarbrough Grab from your Surroundings - 2012 GHTC Session - Evin Yarbrough
When it comes to Humanitarian challenges, problems encountered in the field are usually approached with the cultural perspective and resources available in First World countries. This may be counter productive as a proposed solution may create additional problems. Instead the focus should be on three primary areas: When should we effect change? What’s cheap? What’s available?

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Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members
This month, IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative continues its efforts in increasing worldwide recognition of the IEEE brand and its members. This initiative is intended to foster awareness of members’ ongoing contributions to society for the benefit of humanity, and to elevate these IEEE members to their peers and the general public. To view additional member media coverage visit IEEE in the news.

Viewpoint: James Bond fails the tech test in Skyfall
As seen in, 2 December 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
panettaKevin Curran, IEEE Senior Member, is featured on the BBC Web site where he discusses "technological impossibilities" depicted in Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie.

Think Steve Jobs: 10 Emerging Tech Women in The Middle East You Should Know About
As seen in International Business Times, 8 December 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
aminKaren Panetta, IEEE Fellow, discusses why women in the Middle East and Africa who enter into STEM fields are considered assets to their families.

IRA Charitable Rollover is Back!
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision was extended through the end of 2013 within the U.S. The “rollover” provision allows U.S. IRA owners, age 70˝ and older, to make federally tax-free charitable distributions up to US$100,000 per year per person from their IRAs directly to eligible charities, such as the IEEE Foundation. Charitable distributions must be issued directly from the IRA administrator and may be used to satisfy the annual IRA required minimum distribution. Visit to learn more.

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Join a Technical Community for Free
You can join one or more of IEEE’s Technical Communities at no charge. IEEE Technical Communities are a new way IEEE continues to focus on creating a "neighborhood" atmosphere where technology experts can collaborate on hot-topic issues.

IEEE Communities offer the ability for new ways to get the right technologists together, IEEE member or non-member. When you belong to an IEEE Community, you communicate and collaborate with people involved in cloud computing, electric vehicles, green technologies, internet technolgies, life sciences, smart grid, RFID or earth observations, and join in the dialogue. Each community offers resources which may include access to IEEE Web Portals, conferences, continuing education courses, publications, standards, news and announcements, keeping you abreast of research and development as they unfold.

Currently, there are eight technical communities in which you can participate at no charge. We invite you to learn more about these communities or join for free today.

eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 260 free eBooks from IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Practical System Reliability
Copyright Year: 2009
Authors: Bauer, E.; Zhang, X.; Kimber, D.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software)
Abstract: Learn how to model, predict, and manage system reliability/availability throughout the development life cycle. Written by a panel of authors with a wealth of industry experience, the methods and concepts presented here give readers a solid understanding of modeling and managing system and software availability and reliability through the development of real applications and products. The modeling and prediction techniques and tools are customer-focused and data-driven, and are also aligned with industry standards (Telcordia, TL 9000, ISO, etc.). Readers will get a clear understanding about what real-world reliability and availability mean through step-by-step discussions.

To find this and other eBook Classics available to members at no additional cost, sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account.

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Member Referral

MDL Free Trial Goes Mobile has released a mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices to allow viewers to watch content on the go. The app is available for free for on all devices and includes some great features. Included is the availability to search for content in the vast video library, member login access, and easy sharing of programs. This app is available by visiting the Android™ Market or the iTunes App Store.

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