Member Benefits Bulletin
 December 2013


iPad Winners Announced
Congratulations to the lucky winners in the 2014 early renewal drawing! These five members will receive an Apple® iPad® 2:

Name Section Region
Matthew F Reda Eastern USA - Region 2 Washington Section
Fabian Patrick Moore Europe, Middle East, Africa - Region 8 U.K. & Rep Of Ireland Section
David H Cropley Asia & Pacific - Region 10 South Australia Section
Martin D Adams Latin America - Region 9 Chile Section
Jamshid E Dorafsha Western USA - Region 6 Oakland-East Bay Section

As a reminder, the membership year is ending soon. If you haven't already renewed for 2014, be sure to do so before 31 December.

New Way to Access the IEEE-USA Consultants Database
Teams from IEEE and IEEE-USA have come together to create a new way for consultants to purchase an annual subscription to the IEEE-USA Consultants Database. Now, when IEEE members join or renew their IEEE Membership, they will also be able to purchase an annual subscription to the IEEE-USA Consultants Database.

The IEEE-USA Consultants Database is a central location where consultants from across the US can place profiles containing their expertise and contact information and where business employers can come to find independent electrical engineering consultants.

When joining or renewing your IEEE Membership, go to the Special Interest Groups section of the Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog, and select IEEE Consultants Network Membership Premium. This step will allow you to enroll in the database, as well as pay the US$99 subscription fee, at the same time you pay for your IEEE Membership. After you subscribe, you can use your IEEE Account username and password to sign in to the database, and then complete your profile by adding your specialties and keywords, so clients searching the database can find you by your expertise.

Please note that with your annual subscription this service also includes:
  • One yearlong listing of your profile and expertise in the IEEE-USA Consultants Database searchable by potential employers
  • Free downloadable Consulting eBooks
  • Two Free exclusive webinars on consulting
Consultants, when you renew your IEEE Membership please don’t forget to also join the IEEE-USA Consultants Database by selecting the Special Interest Groups section within the Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog, and then select “IEEE Consultants Network Membership Premium.” Remember, with an annual listing fee of only US$99, just one referral will pay for the listing.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members
As a special benefit of IEEE Membership for the month of December, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value – Book 2: Developing a Workable Innovation Process.

Creating Economic Value The second book in this series, written by Gerard H. “Gus” Gaynor, teaches the fundamentals related to the innovation process, presents various models with their limitations; describes the innovation design process; considers the issues in developing a process model; suggests a generic model; and it describes organizing for innovation.

Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value – Book 2: Developing a Workable Innovation Process can be downloaded for FREE through 31 December 2013. Non-member price is US$9.99.

In January, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Starting Your Start-Up – Book 1: Developing a Business Plan. Author Tanya Candia writes an eBook that is designed for the engineer or entrepreneur who has a great product or service idea, but no real marketing expertise. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the January issue of the Member Benefits Bulletin.

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

GoogleApps@IEEE Improvement

GoogleApps@IEEE users may have noticed a recent improvement to the suite of available products. The Gmail navigation bar (the black bar at the top of your inbox with Search, Mail, Drive, Calendar, and other Google services -- see image below) was replaced.
nav bar

nav barIn its place is the new "App Launcher" (image to right). Please be aware that if you do not see the black navigation bar in Gmail, you should click on the App Launcher for quick access to addtional products available in GoogleApps@IEEE. The App Launcher can be found in the upper right hand corner of your inbox, next to your e-mail address and profile picture.

Not a GoogleApps@IEEE User? Available to members at no additional cost, GoogleApps@IEEE is a suite of products offered to IEEE members to enhance peer-to-peer communications and collaboration. The suite of applications includes e-mail, calendaring, contacts, and document sharing along with other collaborative tools. 30GB of available cloud storage memory is available for these applications.

Learn more or sign up for GoogleApps@IEEE.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. You can find additional Frequently Asked Questions and answers at the GoogleApps@IEEE Support Web site.

Member Discounts

Computer Discounts for the Holidays

Discounts For your holiday shopping needs, IEEE offers terrific discounts on three popular computer brands: Dell, HP* and Lenovo*. Enjoy the convenience of shopping online. Whether it’s for your home or office, for yourself or somebody on your list, choose from a wide selection of products including laptops, tablets, notebooks, desktops, workstations, servers, storage, networking and accessories. Some purchases even qualify for free U.S. ground shipping.

Start working on your computer holiday list now by going to the Technology Discounts page and see how much you could be saving!

* Available in the U.S. only

New Shipping Service Discount

UPS IEEE is pleased to announce the launch of the UPS® Savings Program, available to members in the U.S. Make the most out of your membership and take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS. Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability, speed and cost. See how UPS discounts can help your bottom line:
  • Up to 35% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 31% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 33% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 19% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Plus, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS. To enroll and start saving, visit or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), Monday-Friday, 8 AM. – 6 PM EST.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

Foreign language skills matter in business. Rosetta Stone solutions can help.

Home Office The ability to speak another language is becoming a key factor in organizational success. Rosetta Stone equips learners with the language skills needed to overcome communication challenges. At an exclusive member rate of US$219, you can begin learning a new language through the Rosetta Stone’s award-winning language-learning solution. Learn more about the TOTALe® program discount for IEEE members.

Refer a Colleague, Get Great Merchandise
In conjunction with IEEE-USA, IEEE is excited to announce a special offer for U.S. members. Refer a colleague to IEEE. If they join before 31 December, they'll get a US$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 are eligible to receive incentives through the 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 US$25 discount off their first-year membership dues.
  • Your referral will provide your IEEE member number as they join.
  • Within 3-4 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!

Engineering Cancer Treatment Engineering Cancer Treatment: Applying Control Theory in Therapy Design
Dr. Datta is doing work on translational genomics. The sequencing of the human genome has produced a vast amount of information, and he is trying to see if some of the information available in the literature, as well as the information that is generated by the genomic technology, can help in the diagnosis and therapy for complex diseases like cancer.
IEEE One Voice IEEE: One Voice
"IEEE: One Voice" takes a look into the integrated world of engineering and is aimed at making those involved in that community proud of all their hard work and dedication to the field, while also encouraging those who are not affiliated with IEEE to feel good about the contributions of technology to society.

A Robot to Mine the Moon A Robot to Mine the Moon
IEEE Spectrum visits a warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Honeybee Robotics, a space technology company, is developing a next-generation rover to excavate and mine the lunar surface.

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Access GoogleApps@IEEE via myIEEE

Did You Know?

IEEE members can quickly access their GoogleApps@IEEE service via myIEEE. The GoogleApps@IEEE gadget is visible to all members on the "myDesktop" page in myIEEE. Members can remove, relocate, or add the gadget back at any time. Users will experience:
  • Services and account settings hot-linked to respective locations in GoogleApps (separate window);
  • Single sign-on (no need to reauthenticate).

After signing in to myIEEE, select the “Customize” tab and begin personalizing your myDesktop page.


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 a special discount of 35% the latest titles from Wiley-IEEE Press through 31 December 2013! Use Member Discount Code - IEEE3 - when prompted at checkout.

Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Narrating Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication
Han Yu (Editor), Gerald Savage (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-06161-9, February 2013, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$49.95, Discounted Price: US$32.47

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.

Montreal Fireball: Spectacular Flash Explained
As seen in LiveScience
5 November 2013

IEEE Member Highlight:
warrenMassoud Amin, IEEE Senior member and director of the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute, spoke with LiveScience about what news organizations were calling "The Montreal Fireball".

Weightless weighs in
As seen in Land Mobile
19 November 2013

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranWilliam Webb, IEEE member, shares his thoughts on the latest developments in “Weightless community".

2014 IEEE Medals and Recognitions
The IEEE Awards Board is pleased to announce the 2014 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients, as approved by the IEEE Board of Directors.

The 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient is Bantval Jayant Baliga (LFIEEE)—Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, “For the invention, implementation, and commercialization of power semiconductor devices with widespread benefits to society.”

The complete list of recipients and citations is available online. The 2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony will be 23 August in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in conjunction with Sections Congress.

Nominations are due 1 July 2014 for the 2015 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients. For more information about IEEE Awards, visit



Mentors Needed
The IEEE Mentoring Connection is looking for online mentors to help guide younger IEEE professionals in career planning and professional development.

Each mentoring partner is asked to commit to at least two hours per month for the success of their mentoring partnership. Interested members should visit the mentoring website for information on roles and responsibilities.

Sign up now to be a mentor!

Call for Nominations
IEEE Technical Field Awards

Nominations are due 31 January annually for the IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFA). IEEE TFAs are awarded for contributions or leadership in a specific field of interest of IEEE and are among the highest awards presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields. Nomination forms and award-specific criteria can be found online.

Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced.

For more information visit or e-mail

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

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

Find out more.
Free App Available
IEEE released a new app to the App Store; IEEE Xplore Images. IEEE Xplore Images is a purpose-built iPad app containing over one million images from IEEE journals. It gives users a new and visually engaging path into IEEE content. Images can be browsed or searched and then saved or emailed. Authorized users can access full text articles and download them to their iPad. All users can access and work with images for non-commercial applications. This app is available for free download in the App Store.

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

Title: Optimization of Power System Operation
Copyright Year: 2009
Authors: Zhu, J.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Power, Energy, & Industry Applications
Abstract: Optimization of Power System Operation applies the latest applications of new technologies to power system operation and analysis, including several new and important content areas that are not covered in existing books: uncertainty analysis in power systems; steady-state security regions; optimal load shedding; and optimal reconfiguration of electric distribution networks.

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 addition eBook Classics titles.

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IEEE Foundation
Professors Corner is being used by professors around the globe to enhace their curriculum. Most recently Professor Leon Tabak of Cornell College used the 2013 IEEE Founders Medal video to support the celebration of Cornell Alumni Leo Beranek's 99th brithday. The video will be played in the campus library supporting a larger display of Leo's achievements.

Explore to find a video to use in your classroom. 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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