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Member Benefits Bulletin
 May 2016



Job Seekers
Look for job postings and other career opportunities in IEEE Collabratec. Visit the Opportunities section to:
  • Search job listings and filter by location, interest, and posting date.
  • Manage your saved job listings for quick reference and review.
There are over 2,100 job posted in IEEE Collabratec in technical areas such as:
  • Communications (signal processing), over 1,000 jobs posted
  • Energy, over 600 jobs posted
  • Information Technology, over 600 jobs posted
  • Nuclear and Plasma Sciences, over 300 jobs posted
  • Biomedical Engineering, over 300 jobs posted
  • Cybersecurity, over 100 jobs posted

Have Recruiters Find You
Make yourself visible to recruiters who represent the top technology firms in their respective industries. Get started by enabling your Employment Preferences under the Settings tab in Opportunities. Identify your desired interest in areas such as:
  • Job type (Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship)
  • Preferred amount of business travel
  • Willingness to relocate
  • Employer location (Country, State, City)
  • Annual salary
Upload your CV/Resume to further enhance your visibility to recruiters. Recruites will be searching for potential candidates by using search tools that scan your CV/Resume for key word matches.


Thank you to the Charter Sponsors of IEEE Collabratec


Member Discounts

IEEE members can access more savings in more places for home and office—including group discounts on insurance, travel, home/office and technology needs. While you focus on your career, we’ll take care of saving you money. See vendor details for terms, conditions and availability.

Visit the Member Discounts page at to discover this added perk of IEEE Membership.


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Liberty Mutual has partnered with IEEE to offer members exclusive savings on auto and home insurance.* Along with quality coverage, expert advice, and personalized service, you could also enjoy our valuable and unique benefits, such as Better Car Replacement™, Accident Forgiveness, Home Protector Plus™, and our Multi-Policy Discount. Helping people live safer, more secure lives for more than 100 years, Liberty Mutual is a company you can trust.

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Be Prepared: May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Group Insurance Brought to you by the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program

What if you become disabled and you were not able to work? How would you continue to pay your bills and take care of your family?

Now is a good time to ask yourself these questions and evaluate your financial protection. Disability insurance helps provide valuable income protection and peace of mind, but many people underestimate their risk or need for it. Here are some common myths and facts about disabilities to help make sure you’re aware AND prepared.

Save 35% on Books from Wiley-IEEE Press

IEEE members save 35% off all Wiley-IEEE Press and Wiley print books! Visit and enter promo code 18493 at checkout. Offer valid on print books only, and excludes major reference works, databases, journals, and digital books.
The Fully Integrated Engineer: Combining Technical Ability and Leadership Prowess Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices
Kirk St. Amant, Madelyn Flammia
ISBN: 978-1-118-32802-6, April 2016, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$49.95, Member Price: US$32.47

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

As a special benefit of IEEE Membership through 15 June, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Starting Your Start-Up – Book 5: The Launch, by author Tanya Candia.

The Launch The Launch presents a detailed roadmap to successfully launching a company and product, from setting realistic goals for the launch, determining the key messages, and preparing the sales team--to briefing the press and analysts, finding the right venue, and enlisting the help of early customers. This book takes you through all the necessary steps to a successful launch.

Candia writes that a company or product launch should achieve some well-defined goals. But she reveals many entrepreneurs don’t comprehend the launch purpose, and most technologists don’t understand when or how to launch a company or product. Further, Candia says if there is no clear understanding about the need for a launch, it will be difficult to set realistic goals.

The launch, Candia shares, “should build brand awareness, smooth the process for sales efforts, build buzz around the company or product, and result in benefits that last far beyond the launch.” And she presents the information in an easy way for the busy entrepreneurs to act upon and internalize it.

Some of the topics in The Launch are: The Definition of a Launch; The Intent and Expected Outcome; Timing; How to Develop a Launch Plan; How to Manage the Message; Implementing the Launch Plan; and Post-Launch: Where Do We Go from Here?

The last eBook in the Starting Your Start-Up series, The Launch is filled with exercises that will assist you in planning and executing a successful launch. Other titles in the Starting Your Start-Up series include:
  • Book 1: Starting Your Start-Up
  • Book 2: Market Size and Strategy
  • Book 3: Competitive Analysis
  • Book 4: Pricing Strategies
Members can download Starting Your Start-Up – Book 5: The Launch for free through 15 June 2016. Sign in with your IEEE Account, add the book to your Cart, and enter the promo code MAYFREE16 at checkout.

In June, IEEE-USA eBooks will offer Shaping an Engineering Career – Book 2: Dual Career Ladders, by Raymond E. Floyd and Richard H. Spencer.

In Dual Career Ladders, Floyd and Spencer give a brief summary of their backgrounds; write about their experiences in a “dual ladder” career; what they learned along the way; and they offer insight to readers who may be considering a “dual ladder" career path.

IEEE-USA Webinars

webinar Workplace Civility & Employee Engagement: Two Hot Workplace Topics
Many employees today are faced with certain types of incivility in the workplace. From rudeness to belittling another employee’s efforts, to outright bullying. Our presenter Nathalie Thompson of 5 Fold Consulting has heard and seen all these things take place in many workplaces. Nathalie has extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation and is often brought in by companies to address these workplace problems. IEEE-USA is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, 16 June at 2:00 pm EDT so Nathalie can provide solutions to any IEEE member that might be facing these issues or mangers tasked with solving these complicated workplace issues. The webinar Civility in the Workplace is designed to prepare all members to deal with this growing concern.

Employee Engagement
Elizabeth Lions has again graciously volunteered her time to speak with IEEE members about Employment Engagement. An "engaged employee" is one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests. According to Gallup, only 30 percent of workers are engaged at work, which results in over US$550 billion lost in productivity. Please join us on Friday, 24 June at 1:00 pm EDT for Employee Engagement: How to Take the Reins and Get Involved and let Elizabeth walk us through what is employee engagement and why is it important.

Keynote Maker Tenaya Hurst Lights Up the Stage at Rising Stars 2016 Keynote Maker Tenaya Hurst Lights Up the Stage at Rising Stars 2016
Rogue Maker and Wearable Tech Hackathon instructor Tenaya Hurst livens up lunchtime at the 2016 Rising Stars Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reflecting on her roots as a performer, Ms. Hurst shares her story and performs her song in lights.

Brooklyn 5G 2016: Panel on eHealth and Virtual Reality Brooklyn 5G 2016: Panel on eHealth and Virtual Reality
Panel moderator Dr. Christopher Collins (NYU School of Medicine) introduces Dr. Partho Sengupta (Mount Sinai) and Dr. Klaus Doppler (Nokia Tech) to discuss VR's role in emerging platforms for medicine on 22 April 2016.

How IEEE Helps Entrepreneurs How IEEE Helps Entrepreneurs
Pramod Abichandani, IEEE member and CEO/founder of Locorobo, discusses how IEEE helped him launch his concept for low-cost educational robotics into a viable company.

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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 25% 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 email inviting them to join at a 25% discount off first-year membership dues, and will receive benefits through 31 December 2017.
  • Your referral will provide your IEEE member number when he or she joins.
  • Within 1-2 weeks after your referral joins, you will receive an email confirming your recruiting success, including a link which allows you to select your IEEE-USA merchandise item.
  • You will receive a separate email 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!

IEEE in 2030 Challenge Seeks the "Next Big Idea"
For the second year, IEEE is holding the IEEE in 2030 Challenge, designed to discover innovative, creative, and potentially disruptive approaches to new products and services targeted to technology professionals in industry. The IEEE New Initiatives Committee is currently accepting proposals for short-term (completed in 12 months or fewer) projects. Submissions for the IEEE in 2030 Challenge are due by 1 July 2016.

Applications may be submitted by one or more IEEE members or organizational units, individually or in cooperation with an IEEE staff group. The proposals will be evaluated on their potential to lead to new IEEE products, services and communities delivering value to engineers and technology professionals working in industry.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit the 2030 Challenge page.

Build an Effective Resume/CV to
Land the Perfect Job
resumelab Utilize the resume and CV building tools in IEEE ResumeLab. Available to IEEE members at no additional cost, this is an effective way to build your resume or CV. Select from a wide array of templates geared toward specific industries, sectors and work experience stages. The step-by-step process is intuitive and simple to use so you can create the type of resume employers are expecting to see. Build your resume or CV today.

Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members
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.

Biometrics: The future of digital security
As seen in CNBC
5 April 2016

IEEE Member Highlight:
monicaIEEE member Diogo Mónica explains the ineffectiveness of current methods of authentication while discussing alternative biometric solutions and future improvements to be made.

Biometric Authentication: Making mobile devices and apps safer
As seen in BetaNews
4 April 2016

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranIEEE Senior member Kevin Curran explains, in depth, the biometric authentication options implemented in mobile devices while addressing the security concerns involved in their increased application.

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

Coming Soon!
Smart Tech Signature Events
30 September - 1 October Crystal City, VA
21 October-22 October, Birmingham, England
Learn more.

IEEE Honors Ceremony
Join us on Saturday, 18 June at 7 pm EDT for the IEEE Honors Ceremony, live on! IEEE is proud to recognize the distinguished 2016 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients at a black-tie gala in New York City, and we invite the entire IEEE community to participate in the live webcast and on social media. IEEE President Barry Shoop and IEEE President-Elect Karen Bartleson will host the 2016 event, with IEEE Life Fellow G. David Forney, Jr. accepting the 2016 IEEE Medal of Honor.

What Do You Propose?
The IEEE Foundation Grants Program is a vital element of the Foundation’s mission to enable IEEE programs that enhance technology access, literacy, and education. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the IEEE Foundation, in 2016 the Foundation will invest approximately US$325,000 in grants funding specifically to innovative and promising IEEE grassroots projects that raise awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society.

If your IEEE organizational unit (OU) has a project worthy of IEEE Foundation grant funding under the theme: increase the understanding of technology and its critical role in meeting global challenges and improving the human condition, we invite you to apply for a grant.

Application deadline is 15 July 2016, so send your proposal in now. Your project could be among the ones selected to receive funding from the IEEE Foundation Fund or IEEE Life Members Fund. Funding decisions will be announced in December 2016. Please visit for more information.
Communities on
IEEE Collabratec
Joining Communities on IEEE Collabratec allows you to stay connected with others who share similar interests. You can contribute to group discussions, ask questions of your peers, or share content that others might be searching for. Consider joining these communities on IEEE Collabratec.
Call for Nominations
IEEE Medals and Recognitions
Nominations are due 1 July 2016 for the 2017 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.

All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields.

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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, email 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 330 free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.

Title: Signal Integrity Effects in Custom IC and ASIC Designs
Copyright Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
Abstract: This book brings together research papers from the past few years that addresses the broad range of issues faced by Integrated Circuit (IC) designers and Computer Animated Design (CAD) managers now and in the future.

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

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