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Member Benefits Bulletin
 July 2011

 

August Webinar Provides an Inside View of Engineering for Change
As part of the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Webinar Series, Iana Aranda, Manager of Technical Programming and Development at ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), will present “Leveraging the Power of Engineers ... Engineering for Change.” This free webinar will take place on 16 August, 2011 at 10:00 am EST.

Launched earlier this year, Engineering for Change (E4C) is a global alliance that encourages collaboration and facilitates the development of engineering solutions to improve quality of life in under-served communities worldwide. IEEE, along with ASME and Engineers Without Borders, are founding partners of the active online community, which recently reached the 5,000-member mark.

Aranda has guided the development of E4C’s online platform and driven content-related partnerships with global technical societies, non-governmental organizations and other organizations at the intersection of technology, design and international development.



Additional webinars are in development. Visit humanitarian.ieee-elearning.org for future topics and speakers.




New eBook Series Addresses Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology
Gerard “Gus” Gaynor, retired 3M Director of Engineering, has completed the first ebook in a series entitled “Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology.”

Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology – Book 1: Perspectives on Leading and Managing discusses managing and leading as related to technical professionals and their managers and includes such topics as:
  • changing social paradigm;
  • more leadership styles;
  • role of scientific management;
  • leader, manager, or manager-leader;
  • leadership: historical perspective;
  • expectations from technical professionals;
  • results from leadership research;
  • leader training;
  • leadership styles.
Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology – Book 1: Perspectives on Leading and Managing can be downloaded for the IEEE Member price: US$9.95. Non-member price is US$14.95.

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




IEEE Xplore Digital Library Expands
Options and Features
IEEE has launched new features for the IEEE Xplore digital library that expand subscription options and add increased value to content and search results. New features include:
  • New IEEE Standards Dictionary Online - a single, complete source of 39,000 IEEE standards terms and definitions presented in HTML format;
  • “Cited-by” links now appear in all journal article abstracts, including articles from other publishers. IEEE Xplore journal article abstracts have been enhanced to show a listing of all articles that have cited the subject document. This enhancement is the result of IEEE participation in the CrossRef Cited-by Linking program;
  • References for IEEE conference papers – to provide more complete abstract records for conference content, IEEE has partnered with third parties to add reference information to conference paper abstracts;
  • IEEE Index Terms - IEEE has developed a comprehensive thesaurus that includes index terms that map to individual documents. The new IEEE Index Terms appear on all abstract pages for journals and conference papers.



myIEEE
Did You Know?

You can login to myIEEE and find your member number. It might even be quicker than searching through your wallet. Once you login, roll your mouse over the dynamic greeting. The pop up message that appears will include your member number, member grade, a quick link to your local section Web page and a list of its officers.

Have you ever attended an event where you need to supply your member number? If you do not have it memorized (no worries, not many members do) you can also access myIEEE on your mobile device. Login to myIEEE and follow the steps described above. Please note that there may be some limitations depending on your mobile device.

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Professional Development Webinars

IEEE-USA Webinar Presents Series on Risk Management
This webinar series on Risk Management is being produced in conjunction with Quality + Engineering, LLC and will consist of six webinars:
  • Cyber Security in the Electric Utility Sector;
  • Application of Risk Management During Project Definition;
  • Risk Management Standards and Decision-making;
  • Enterprise Risk Management and Information System Security;
  • Lean/Six Sigma and Risk Reduction;
  • Risk-based Metrics for Software System Design, Development and Test.
This series will help IEEE members understand risk management standards, practices, concepts, and tools. The series will also help members learn about current and emerging career opportunities in cyber security, power grid, controls and other areas.

The series began on 20 July and is running monthly to its completion in December 2011. The price for members is US$19 per webinar and US$89 for the series. For non-members the price is US$38 per webinar and US$189 for the series. Those members and nonmembers registering for the entire series will be able to view the July 20 webinar and able to view the rest of the webinars on their scheduled dates. Please go to the IEEE-USA webinar page to register for this event.






IEEE Job Site is Hosting an Online Career Webinar
Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Time: 10:00 am EST (17:00 CET)
Overview
The IEEE Job Site is hosting an Online Career Webinar where a representative from Vestas, a leader in wind energy, will discuss how qualified candidates can gain entry into their Graduate Programme.

The Vestas Graduate Programme is a great opportunity for young professionals with one to two years work experience, recent graduates, grad students, and students - all of whom have a 3.5 GPA and hold a relevant Master's Degree (or are about to obtain one).

Get more information about the Vestas Graduate Programme.






Members Visit Historical Sites and Milestones in UK
The IEEE History Center Milestones celebrate technological breakthroughs and turning points. The IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC) organizes technology-themed tours around a number of IEEE Milestones. The first tour was to the Panama Canal in March 2010. The second tour was held 16-25 May 2011in the United Kingdom.

During that 10 day trip, participants visited four IEEE Milestones.
  • Benjamin Franklin House: In the heart of London just steps from famed Trafalgar Square, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home. Now a public museum, it was the home of Dr. Benjamin Franklin - scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States between 1757 and 1775.
  • Cheltenham - Home of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ): One of the three UK Intelligence Agencies and a part of the UK's National Intelligence Machinery, GCHQ works in partnership with the Security Service (also known as MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6) to protect the UK's national security interests. GCHQ’s main operational building is the site of the invention of Public-key Cryptography (PKC).
  • Bletchley Park: On this site during the 1939-45 World War, 12,000 men and women broke the German Lorenz and Enigma ciphers, as well as Japanese and Italian codes and ciphers. They used innovative mathematical analysis and were assisted by two computing machines developed here by teams led by Alan Turing: the electro-mechanical Bombe developed with Gordon Welchman, and the electronic Colossus designed by Tommy Flowers. These achievements greatly shortened the war, thereby saving countless lives.
  • James Clerk Maxwell's Home: Glenlair House, near Corsock in Dumfries & Galloway, is famous as the home of the eminent scientist, Professor James Clerk Maxwell. His importance in the history of scientific thought is comparable to Einstein’s (whom he inspired) and to Newton’s (whose influence he curtailed).” Between 1860 and 1871, at his family home Glenlair and at King’s College London, where he was Professor of Natural Philosophy, Maxwell conceived and developed his unified theory of electricity, magnetism and light. A cornerstone of classical physics, the Theory of Electromagnetism is summarized in four key equations that now bear his name.
LMC tours are planned with Life Members and their spouses in mind. All IEEE members may participate, but the pace of the tour is set for the seniors. Contact the IEEE Life Members Committee for more information on upcoming Technical Tours.

Find out more about the IEEE Life Member Fund or make a donation today.



Generating Media Coverage for IEEE Members
This month, the IEEE 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 members to their peers and the general public. To view additional member media coverage, please visit IEEE in the news.

Education is the Key to Innovation: A Q&A with Qualcomm’s Irwin Jacobs
As seen on Forbes.com, 17 May 2011


IEEE Member Highlight: Irwin Jacobs is an IEEE Life Fellow and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Information Theory Society, as well as co-founder of Qualcomm.

In this online article, Jacobs talks with IEEE CIO, Dr. Alexander Pasik, on engineering education and innovation. Jacobs was studying hotel management when he saw the role technology would play in changing the world. It was then he changed his major and pursued electrical engineering, later becoming the founder of Linkabit and Qualcomm. He discusses the necessity of educational opportunities and the role schools, universities, governments and organizations all play in highlighting the importance of science and math. As a society we must influence, engage and excite today’s students to become tomorrow’s engineers.

Read the full article.



IEEE.tv
Featured Programs

EMB AMA Medical technology and Individualized healthcare - Joseph Kvedar EMB AMA Medical Technology and Individualized Healthcare - Joseph Kvedar
Joseph Kvedar talks about sensor technology and the synergy between connected health, personalized health and payment reform. Wireless sensors and medical applications will help further improvements to healthcare.



Doing the Right Thing: Social Implications of Technology Doing the Right Thing: Social Implications of Technology (Member Access)
This video intends to encourage working engineers and students to engage in discourse concerning the social, economic, and environmental impact of technology. Engineers from industry and academia, attending the 2005 Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) discuss ethics and social responsibility.



The Full Spectrum: Travelogue of the Atomic Age The Full Spectrum: Travelogue of the Atomic Age
Authors Sharon Weinberger and Nathan Hodge talk about the travels behind their book, "A Nuclear Family Vacation."



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Save on New Releases in Wireless Communications from Wiley-IEEE Press!

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Channel Equalization Channel Equalization: From Concepts to Detailed Mathematics
Gregory E. Bottomley
9780470874271, Cloth, June 2011, Wiley-IEEE Press
Regular Price: US$125.00, Member Price: US$106.25



Multi-Mode / Multi-Band RF Transceivers for Wireless Communications Multi-Mode / Multi-Band RF Transceivers for Wireless Communications: Advanced Techniques, Architectures, and Trends
Gernot Hueber (Editor), Robert Bogdan Staszewski (Editor)
9780470277119, Cloth, February 2011, Wiley-IEEE Press
Regular Price: US$130.00, Member Price: US$110.50



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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 g.stelluto@ieee.org.


Society Focus

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is a worldwide, non-profit association of more than 26,000 individuals engaged in the electric power energy industry. Its mission is to be the leading provider of scientific information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society and the preferred professional development source for our members. The scope of the Society embraces research, development, planning, design, construction, maintenance, installation and operation of equipment, structures, materials and power systems for the safe, sustainable, economic and reliable conversion, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and usage of electric energy, including its measurement and control.

Learn more about the IEEE Power & Energy Society or join today.

Survey
Thank you to all who responded to last month's question. Here are the results of the poll:

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This month's question:

In your opinion, what is the key reason for joining an IEEE Society?


Check back next month for the results.

eBook Classic Feature
IEEE members have access to more than 220 Free eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore.


Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Number of Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780470544341
Abstract: Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms discusses data mining principles and then describes representative state-of-the-art methods and algorithms originating from different disciplines such as statistics, machine learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computation. Detailed algorithms are provided with necessary explanations and illustrative examples.

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

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