Member Benefits Bulletin
 May 2014
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IEEE Mentoring Program
IEEE MentorCentre is the online mentoring platform for IEEE. This is a valuable resource to IEEE members seeking a professional mentoring partnership. That means all the best practices you have come to expect from an IEEE mentoring program are in place, with ample opportunity to enter a unique mentoring partnership not found anywhere else.

What you will find with IEEE MentorCentre:
  • The ability to connect with mentors based on specialized areas of practice, experience, IEEE Societal affiliation and more;
  • Opportunities to give back to the profession by registering as a mentor;
  • Additional fields to narrow down the preferred profile of the mentor, and;
  • Improved mentor controls allowing them to control how they are viewed in the system.
Participation in the program is voluntary and open to all IEEE members above the grade of Student member.

If you missed any part of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2014, you'll find something interesting here on's coverage of the event. The premier event in applied power electronics, APEC 2014 was focused on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Browse all of the videos which showcase some of the key presentations. Also watch sponsored videos from Infineon and Transphorm.
KeyTalks: 3D Packaging of Power Products KeyTalks: 3D Packaging of Power Products
Brian Narveson of the Power Source Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee illustrates the milestone developments of 3D printing and packaging in power products.
KeyTalks: Every Application Needs Power KeyTalks: Every Application Needs Power
David Freeman, Chief Technology Office of Power Management, Texas Instruments, speaks about cloud enabled technologies, the growth of automotive electronics and why power semiconductor companies should provide a full system solution.

KeyTalks: Mission Critical Power KeyTalks: Mission Critical Power
Miguel Chavez, Director of Global R&D Critical Power Solution at Eaton, speaks about our dependence on critical power and what we can do to improve the quality of mission critical power.

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IEEE ResumeLab new
IEEE members have a new tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is a new online service that resumelaballows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using specialized tools tailored for each step of the job seeking process. This new product is added to the list of offerings that assist members as they find jobs and develop their careers.

IEEE ResumeLab is designed with a series of modules that assist the member through the employment process. Key modules and features include:
  • Resumes - Select from a wide array of templates geared toward specific industries, sectors and work experience stages.
  • Letters - From cover letter to post-interview thank you letter, ensure optimal communication throughout the hiring process.
  • Skills Assessment - Highlight the skills you possess, your competency in those skills, and what makes your experience with these skills unique.
  • Mock Interviews - Prepare for the real thing by selecting an interviewer and the type of questions they’ll ask. Choose to record your interview for evaluation and feedback.
  • Video Resumes - Record custom video messages for potential employers.
  • Portfolios - Upload and organize your past work to present to potential employers.
  • Share Online – Publish and share everything you create on a publicly viewable Web site.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members

As a special benefit of IEEE Membership for the month of May, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Educating 21st Century Engineers by Dr. James Gover and Dr. Paul Huray.

Communicating With Congress IEEE Fellow Dr. James Gover and Dr. Paul Huray, both IEEE members, co-authored Educating 21st Century Engineers to bring an awareness of the declining interest that U.S. students have in a career in engineering, which is evident in the decline of U.S.-born student enrollments in undergraduate and graduate engineering programs.

Gover and Huray advocate for the federal government to declare engineering a public good, and for corporations to fill a major role in engineering education - as engineers invent, improve, design and manage the production of technology that drives much of our U.S. economy.
Members can download Educating 21st Century Engineers for free through 31 May 2014. Non-member price is US$5.99.

In June, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Career Planning Guide: How to Achieve Greater Satisfaction and Impact at Work. This eBook challenges the readers to think about how they really feel about their current jobs by completing a self-assessment, writing down their likes and dislikes, and listing what that ideal job would look like for them. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the June issue of the Member Benefits Bulletin.

Member Discounts

Dell Discount

Dell IEEE members can save up to 40% on Dell PowerEdge* servers priced US$1,299 or more through 31 May 2014. This exclusive offer is available on ALL Dell PowerEdge server models except the PowerEdge T20.

In addition to the 40% off PowerEdge promotion, Dell is offering savings on the following items:
  • Inspiron Laptops, Desktops and All-in-Ones: 2% Savings
  • Latitude Laptops: 5% Savings
  • XPS Desktops, All-in-Ones, Laptops and Ultrabooks: 5% Savings
  • Optiplex Desktops and All-in-Ones: 5% Savings
  • Precision Workstations and Mobile Workstations: 10% Savings
  • Select electronics and accessories: 10% savings
Take advantage of these savings by going to or call 800-757-8442 and mention member ID GS17493364.

* The 40% off PowerEdge offer is non-transferable. Offer is not combinable with other offers, discounts or coupons. Limit of five promotional items per customer. Only valid on PowerEdge servers purchased through Dell Small Business.

IEEE Vacation Center

Vacation Center The IEEE Vacation Center has partnered with America's leading travel companies and cruise lines to offer exclusive travel discounts for IEEE members. Here are ways that Vacation Center makes traveling easy and affordable:
  • Get a 5% member discount from TNT Vacations with over 900 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and the US.
  • If cruising is your thing, CruisesOnly lets you shop across all cruise-line offerings in one convenient place while taking advantage of the guaranteed lowest pricing.
  • If more active vacations interest you, try bicycling and walking in beautiful international settings. With VBT Bicycling & Walking Vacations, you save up to US$200 per person with itineraries around the world.
Plan your next vacation now and save with the IEEE Vacation Center.

Upcoming IEEE-USA Webinars

LinkedIn to Find the Right People
22 May 2014
2:00 pm EDT

Find out what hiring managers are learning about finding the correct person for a position using LinkedIn. Networking is not only key for people looking for employment, but also for hiring. In fact most companies realize that it is better not to fill a position than bring in someone who is not productive and makes the entire team suffer. Face-to-face networking along with online networking has become essential to filling open positions with the correct people. Kim Brown and Don Herres presented a webinar last year on using LinkedIn; Building Your Online Resume. Now come hear them discuss how hiring managers are using LinkedIn to Find the Right People.

Business Models and Value Propositions: Identifying Member Needs and How to Meet Them
5 June 2014
2:00 pm EDT

On 5 June 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT IEEE-USA is providing a great presentation for IEEE Section and Region leaders. Business Models and Value Propositions: Identifying Member Needs and How to Meet Them will cover how an IEEE Section can identify members' unmet needs and how it can meet those needs by using the Value Proposition Canvas and Business Model Canvas. The Value Proposition Canvas identifies and provides an understanding of customer needs and what will meet those needs. The Business Model Canvas describes how to create a Section's value proposition, the infrastructure that creates it and associated costs. The resulting business model provides a context to discuss its components, interactions between components, and tradeoffs between delivering the value proposition and cost.

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Features in this desktop include:
  • customizable selection of any myIEEE modules and gadgets;
  • multiple layout options with drag-and-drop gadget placement;
  • RSS tools to import feeds from IEEE or other content sources;
  • choice of several technology-based themes to further personalize the page.

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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 the Wiley Online Library.

IEEE members can receive 25% off on the latest titles from Wiley-IEEE Press! Use Member Discount Code - IEEE3 - when prompted at checkout.

The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, 3rd Edition Magnetic Actuators and Sensors, 2nd Edition
John R. Brauer
ISBN: 978-1-118-50525-0, January 2014, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$125.00, Member Price: US$93.75

"Like" Wiley-IEEE Press on Facebook to be entered to win one of three US$50 Amazon Gift Cards!

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Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members
This month, IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative continues its efforts to increase 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.

The paper printer will be dead in four years
As seen in Times of India
31 March 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranKevin Curran, IEEE member, discusses why paper printers will be eliminated in the future. The introduction of cheaper tablets, such as the Aakash, a.k.a Ubislate 7+ from India, will help push this trend of digital document, image and video viewing to become the norm.

Internet das Coisas está cada vez mais próxima da realidade / Internet of Things is increasingly closer to reality
As seen in iG (portuguese edition)
15 April 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
colcherRaul Colcher, IEEE member, discusses Internet of Things and explains how the internet became what it is today.

Refer a Colleague, Get Great Merchandise
In conjunction with IEEE-USA, IEEE is excited to continue this special offer for U.S. members. Refer a colleague to IEEE. If they join before the end of the membership year, they'll get a 50% discount off their first year membership, and you'll get a gift. IEEE-USA gift items you can choose from include:

Cooler backpack Computer backpack
Portable solar battery charger Tablet case
Portable speaker Parker pen and mechanical pencil set
Parker ballpoint pen Travel coffee mug and tumbler set
Golf balls Baseball hat
Golf umbrella Travel umbrella

Members remain eligible to receive incentives through the existing IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program. How it works:
  • Refer your colleague via the online form.
  • Your referral will receive an e-mail inviting them to join at a 50% discount off their first-year membership dues, and will receive benefits through 31 December.
  • Your referral will provide your IEEE member number as they join.
  • Within 1-2 weeks after your referral joins, you will receive an e-mail confirming your recruiting success, including a link which allows you to select your IEEE-USA merchandise item.
  • You will receive a separate e-mail for each new member you recruit.
Please help spread the word and share your IEEE experience - no one knows how beneficial IEEE Membership is to technical and career development better than you, the member. Refer your friends and colleagues today!

Volunteers Needed for IEEE Awards
The IEEE Awards Board seeks new volunteers to serve on its award selection committees and Awards Board standing committees to assist with managing the recipient nomination and selection process for IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions, the highest awards IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

To apply to serve on an award selection committee or as a member of one of the following Awards Board (AB) committees, visit the IEEE Awards Board Nominations and Appointments Web page.

  • AB Awards Review Committee
  • AB Planning and Policy Committee
  • AB Finance Committee
  • AB Presentation and Publicity Committee
  • AB Joint Awards with National Societies Committee
  • Medals Council
  • Technical Field Awards Council
  • Recognitions Council

Call for Nominations
IEEE Medals and Recognitions

Nominations are due 1 July 2014 for the 2015 IEEE Medals and Recognitions. IEEE medals are the highest recognition within the IEEE awards hierarchy, with the prestigious IEEE Medal of Honor as the premier award. IEEE medals embrace broad and significant contributions within the technical fields of interest of IEEE.

IEEE Recognitions reward members' individual contributions to IEEE, published papers, and corporate advancements within the IEEE fields of interest.

Recipients are recognized at the formal IEEE Honors Ceremony. All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields.

For more information visit or e-mail

Call for Nominations
Nominate Candidates for the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors

The following positions for 2015 IEEE-HKN Board of Governors will be open for election on the 2015 Chapter Election Ballot:
  • President-Elect
  • Governor Regions 5 & 6
  • Governor at-Large (MGA Representative)
  • Student Representative
All candidates must be members of IEEE-HKN and in good standing. Nominations for any of these positions are due by 1 June 2014 and should be mailed to:
Chair, IEEE-HKN Nominations and Appointments Committee
IEEE Educational Activities Board
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ, USA 08854
or e-mailed to Stephen Goodnick, Past President and Nominations Chair, IEEE-HKN Board of Governors.

IEEE-USA Careers & Employment Flipboard
A Roundup of Career Guidance for IT Pros

The IEEE-USA Career and Employment Issues Flipboard aggregates career advancement and job-hunting advice for current IT professionals, as well as guidance for those new to the industry. The IEEE-USA Flipboard also covers entrepreneurism, hiring tips, industry trends and more.

Find out more.
Call for Authors
IEEE-USA eBooks seeks authors to write an eBook, or a series of eBooks on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea for an eBook that will educate other IEEE members on a particular topic of expertise, e-mail your eBook proposal to IEEE-USA eBook Chair, Gus Gaynor and IEEE-USA Publishing Manager, Georgia C. Stelluto.

eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 280 free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
Copyright Year: 1998
Authors: Goldsmith, P.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Photonics & Electro-Optics; Robotics & Control Systems
Abstract: The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems. Topics include: A convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more. This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers.

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

Find out how to access additional eBook Classics titles.

Apply for IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Awards
As a scholastic honor society, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) has numerous award programs designed to promote and encourage educational excellence in the IEEE fields of interest. These awards include:
  • C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Young Professional Award
  • Vladimir Karapetoff Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
Learn more about these awards on the IEEE-HKN Web site. Nominations for these awards are due by 31 May. Questions? Contact Is 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 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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