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Member Benefits Bulletin
 April 2012

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Upgraded E-Commerce Platform and New Log in Security Procedures in Effect as of 1 April
IEEE has launched its new e-commerce platform with a greatly enhanced user experience for joining and renewing memberships. In addition, you will be able to more easily manage your account preferences and purchase products through IEEE Xplore.

Members will enjoy single sign on access to these IEEE sites, a single page application for joining or renewing their membership, and an enhanced ability to customize communication preferences, among other enhancements that make this new platform a simple, intuitive interface for our members and customers.

One important change you need to know about is the enhanced security features around your IEEE Account. IEEE now requires a valid e-mail address to be selected as your username. Your existing password will not change. In addition, IEEE Accounts will require two security questions to be used for account recovery purposes.

The next time that you sign in to renew your membership, add additional services to your account or update your profile, you will receive a one-time prompt to change your user name and update your security questions. You can select the e-mail address we have on file for you or choose a new one. All user names must be unique, so if you share your e-mail address with another member, you must create a user name with an e-mail address that is unique to you.

A list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the upgrade and new log in security procedures can be found in the IEEE Support Center knowledgebase.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members
As a special benefit of IEEE membership, for the month of April IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Engineering the Art of Negotiation – Part 2 – How to Handle Your Colleagues

Engineering the Art of Negotiation – Part 2: How to Handle Your Colleagues focuses on how to get ahead in an organization and experience greater career satisfaction by building a better relationship with colleagues using the principles and practices of interest-based negotiation. The book also gives tips on how to get colleagues to do what you want them to by having a deep understanding of your colleagues’ interests; being willing to listen to your colleagues; and developing flexibility in seeking solutions that satisfy your needs, as well as the needs of your colleagues.

Engineering the Art of Negotiation – Part 2: How to Handle Your Colleagues can be downloaded for FREE through 30 April 2012. Non-member price is US$5.99.

In May, IEEE USA's free eBook will be Innovation Conversations, Book 1: The Innovation Process. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the May Benefits Bulletin.

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

IEEE-USA Webinar to Focus On the “Power Formula for LinkedIn Success”

Wayne Breitbarth, LinkedIn Guru and author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand and Job Search will be speaking to IEEE members about the power of LinkedIn on Thursday, 10 May at 2:00pm ET. Mr. Breitbarth will provide information on how to write and improve your Linkedin Profile, build a network of business professionals and search the LinkedIn database of over 150 million business professionals for new business contacts and relationships. Please go to the IEEE-USA website to sign up for this cutting edge webinar.
Featured Programs

NREL Wind Technology Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Wind Technology Center
Much of the wind industry's success can be attributed to the research conducted at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Program, research conducted at the NWTC has led to the development of multi-megawatt wind turbines that produce electricity at a cost that is starting to compete with conventional energy sources in the marketplace.

IEEE Life Sciences IEEE Life Sciences
IEEE Life Sciences initiative champion Moshe Kam and key speakers from the 2011 Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT) conference speak about life sciences.

Held at APEC 2012, the MicroMouse maze is made up of a 16 by 16 grid of cells, each 180 mm square with walls 50 mm high. The mice are completely autonomous robots that must find their way from a predetermined starting position to the central area of the maze unaided.

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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 members to their peers and the general public. To view additional member media coverage visit IEEE in the news.

There’s Never a Bad Time to Be An Entrepreneur
As seen in Forbes, 18 March 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
John Cioffi, IEEE Fellow and CEO of Assia Inc., says there is never a bad time to be an entrepreneur. He shares his story of success and gives advice on how to be successful on Forbes.

Future, Flexible Hybrid Optical/Wireless Networks
As seen in Converge!, 20 March 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
The wireless and optical domains are being driven closer together, especially as cell sizes get smaller and coordinated transmission techniques become possible. Dr. Leonid Kazovsky, IEEE Fellow and IEEE Communications Society member, speaks one-on-one with Converge about the future of flexible optical/wireless networks. Check out the interview on the Converge! Network Digest YouTube channel.

Women in Engineering Push to Bolster Their Ranks
Winston-Salem Journal, US 11 March 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
Karen Panetta is an IEEE Fellow and a member of Women in Engineering; she discusses the challenges women face in engineering and what is being done to encourage women to pursue careers in the field. There are two programs that Karen is involved with to help young girls become interested in the engineering field, which targets middle school girls and, which targets high school girls.

Report: Day After Thailand Flood Water Level Normal, Hard Drive Prices Up
(German Version)

As seen in FOCUS Online News, 9 March 2012

IEEE Member Highlight:
Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior Member, discusses while the water masses from flooding in Thailand are long since drained away, the computer industry is still feeling the effects. The hard drive manufacturers that produce much of their equipment in this emerging country still need months to get their factories back on its feet.

Participate in the 2012 IEEE-USA Salary and
Benefits Survey
During the week of 23 April please look for an e-mail invitation from IEEE-USA to participate in the 2012 IEEE-USA Salary and Benefits Survey. If you are an IEEE US Higher Grade Member you will be eligible to participate in this year’s survey and receive five complimentary uses of the IEEE-USA Salary Calculator (use of the updated calculator becomes available during the week of 25 August). As you may already know we have partnered with eNetrix, a Division of Gallup, Inc. to upgrade our system to improve the user experience and bring you one of the best salary calculators for technical professionals.

This year we have made it easier for you. Whether or not you receive an e-mail invitation, you will be able to log into the the salary service system and complete the survey between 23 - 30 April. You can go directly to We look forward to your participation.

Did You Know?

themes IEEE members can customize their myIEEE desktop with personalized themes. Members can choose one of several technology-based themes, such as: aerospace, computing, green technology, robotics and vehicular technology. There are fifteen technology and five color-based options to personalize your myIEEE experience. Follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Login to myIEEE.

Step 2:
Click on “Customize.”

Step 3:
Click on “Edit Theme.”

Step 4:
Select "Colors" or "Technology."

Step 5:
Choose your theme.

To suggest additional themes, complete the myFeedback form. The link is located on the bottom of myIEEE pages.

When customizing your desktop, don't forget to decide what gadgets appear and how they are positioned. Simply drag and drop them where you want.


Member Discounts

Now There are Two Ways IEEE Members Can Save Money On Their Professional Liability Insurance Premiums

Whether you’re self-employed or work for a firm, there’s no better protection for your career, reputation and assets than professional liability coverage. And there’s no better plan for technologists than the Professional Liability Insurance Plan for IEEE members. Now there are two ways to choose from to save money on your professional liability insurance premiums:

1. NEW! 10% premium credit upon obtaining a certified software development credential
You can earn a premium credit of 10% when you obtain an IEEE Certified Software Development Credential* and purchase your coverage through the Professional Liability Insurance Plan for IEEE members. Visit the Professional Liability Insurance Web page for more information.

2. 10% premium credit upon completing a risk management course
You can earn a risk management premium credit of 10% when you complete the IEEE Risk Management Course offered through the IEEE eLearning Library and purchase your coverage through the Professional Liability Insurance Plan for IEEE members. Visit the Professional Liability Insurance Web page for more information.

Dell Home and Business

IEEE members enjoy exclusive benefits and special discounts on the full assortment of Dell products designed for Home and Business including notebooks, desktops, servers, printers, as well as thousands of Electronics and Accessories. Dell offers a complete complement of service and support, solutions and free advice, comprehensive recycling programs, as well as financing options designed to meet your unique needs.

To learn more and to start saving now, visit these Dell Member Purchase Program (MPP) sites:
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Content YOU Need. Wherever YOU Are. Instantly.
Many Wiley-IEEE titles are available digitally for download onto your computer, laptop or mobile device or can be accessed 24/7 on Wiley Online Library.

IEEE members Save 15% on the latest titles from Wiley-IEEE Press! Use Member Discount Code - 18493 - when Prompted at Checkout.

Electromechanical Motion Devices Electromechanical Motion Devices, 2nd Edition
Paul C. Krause, Oleg Wasynczuk, Steven D. Pekarek
9781118296127, Hardcover, March 2012, Wiley-IEEE Press
Regular Price: US$125.00, Member Price: US$106.25

Mastering System Identification in 100 Exercises Mastering System Identification in 100 Exercises
Johan Schoukens, Rik Pintelon, Yves Rolain
9780470936986, Hardcover, March 2012, Wiley-IEEE Press
Regular Price: US$59.95, Member Price: US$50.96

Electrical Modeling and Design for 3D System Integration Electrical Modeling and Design for 3D System Integration: 3D Integrated Circuits and Packaging, Signal Integrity, Power Integrity and EMC
Er-Ping Li
9780470623466, Hardcover, March 2012, Wiley-IEEE Press
Regular Price: US$110.00, Member Price: US$93.50

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IEEE T-shirt Giveaway
ieee shirt Congratulations to our April 2012 IEEE Merchandise Giveaway winners. Five random IEEE members are selected each month.
Name Section City Country
Devendra V Desaine Trinidad And Tobago St Augustine Trinidad and Tobago
Donald S Cowher Orange County Yorba Linda USA
John D Charlton Susquehanna Harrisburg USA
John H Oglesby Worcester County Harvard USA
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2012 IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards Nominations
Final Call - Deadline 30 April 2012

The IEEE Educational Activities Board (IEEE EAB) is seeking nominations for the 2012 IEEE EAB Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching. Please consider submitting a nomination to one of these prestigious awards:

• Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities
• Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education
• Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education
• Major Educational Innovation Award
• Pre-University Educator Award
• Meritorious Service Citation
• Standards Education Award
• Employer Professional Development Award
• Society/Council Professional Development Award
• Section Professional Development Award

For details about the individual awards and the IEEE EAB Awards program visit

Discover more of what IEEE membership offers you. Visit our international online benefits tool.

Member Referral

Society Focus

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

The fields of interest of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) are the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information.

Members of GRSS come from both engineering and scientific disciplinary backgrounds. Those with engineering backgrounds often support geoscientific investigations with the design and development of hardware and data processing techniques, thereby requiring of them familiarity in areas such as geophysics, geology, hydrology, meteorology, etc. This fusion of geoscientific and engineering disciplines gives GRSS a unique interdisciplinary character and an exciting role in furthering remote sensing science and technology.

Learn more about the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society or join today.
eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 260 Free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Writing in the Technical Fields: A Step-by-Step Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians
Copyright Year: 1994
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Number of Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780470547090
Abstract: Using an informal, hands-on approach, this practical guide reviews the basics of good technical writing. It provides a simple, effective system for writing all types of technical documents including letters, memos, minutes, procedures, manuals, proposals, progress reports, and final reports. You will gain a better understanding of the writing process and learn how to: improve the coherence of your writing, write better paragraphs, write better sentences, choose the right word and more.

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

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 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.

Ideas for New eBooks
IEEE-USA invites IEEE members and volunteers to submit queries for eBooks they may want to write. If you’ve got an idea for an eBook that will educate other IEEE members on career guidance and development topics for engineers, e-mail your eBook queries and ideas to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager Georgia Stelluto at

IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine
The second quarter 2012 Standards Education e-Magazine will be available mid-April. This edition will focus on standards in China.

The new IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine (eZine) is a free, quarterly publication “for those who learn, teach, use, deploy, develop and enjoy Standards.” First published in September 2011, the eZine contains feature articles on standards and technology themes (like Smart Grid), articles from educators on standards in the curriculum, an area for Best of Student Application Papers highlighting the use of standards in student projects, information about the standards development process and much more.

For more information, visit

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