Member Benefits Bulletin
 December 2014


iPad Winners Announced
Congratulations to the lucky winners in the 2015 early renewal drawing! These five members will receive an Apple® iPad® Air:

Name Section Region
Vernon K Handley Southern USA - Region 3 Huntsville Section
Alan Ott Southern USA - Region 3 Richmond Section
Martin Baur Europe, Middle East, Africa - Region 8 Austria Section
Yu Kai Chen Asia & Pacific - Region 10 Tainan Section
Jamshid E Dorafsha Asia & Pacific - Region 10 Taipei Section

The membership year ends soon. If you haven't already renewed for 2015, be sure to do so before 31 December.

IEEE-USA Webinar: Engineer Your Career

Join IEEE-USA on 15 January 2015 at 2:00pm EST to learn how you can identify and make unique contributions to your workplace. Leslie Martinich, the Founder and Principal Consultant of Competitive Focus, a provider of education and consulting services in leadership, professional ethics and innovation management will be the presenter for this webinar. She is the past VP Publications for the IEEE Technology Management Council and she is currently working on an eBook for IEEE-USA titled Engineer Your Career. In addition to helping you identify unique ways to make contributions to your workplace, she will also discuss ways you can gain support to be successful in your current position and ways you can improve your career satisfaction.

Join us on 15 January and let Ms. Martinich help Engineer Your Career.

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, Starting Your Start-Up – Book 2: Market Size and Strategy, by Tanya Candia.

Starting Your Start-Up The Starting Your Start-Up eBook series is designed for the engineer or entrepreneur who has a great product or service idea, but no real marketing expertise. Book 2, Market Size and Strategy, helps flesh out the initial plan, find the real market size, even when dealing with disruptive technology where market size data is hard to come by. It also helps the entrepreneur better understand the target buyer and how to communicate the value of their product or service, increasing the probability of early and ongoing sales.

Candia shares that “choosing a market cannot be done lightly, yet many startups ignore this step and rush to market with a product that they feel is suited to anyone.” Choosing the first market segment involves the following steps:
  • Select the candidate industries/markets;
  • Segment the markets;
  • Define characteristics of each segment;
  • Determine the optimal category;
  • Short-list and size the segments;
  • Select your target market and segment.

Members can download Starting Your Start-Up – Book 2: Market Size and Strategy for free through 31 December 2014. Non-member price is US$9.99.

In January, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Shaping an Engineering Career – Book 1: Responding to Career Challenges – A Personal Journey, written by Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the January issue of the IEEE Member Benefits Bulletin.

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society Launches in January
In January 2015, IEEE will launch the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (formerly the IEEE Technology Management Council) which enables technology professionals and managers to optimize their career opportunities and organizational effectiveness. This transition will allow for a greater sense of collaboration in conquering the job market, by enabling individual memberships and providing a more direct personal connection to the community than ever before.

During this transition all active council Chapters will transition to active society chapters. Additional communications will be sent regarding the transition of the Chapters.

Become a member of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.

IEEE Mentoring Program
IEEE MentorCentre is the online mentoring platform for IEEE. This is a valuable resource for 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.

Engineers & the Industry: New Opportunities Standards Education: An Introduction
Bring a virtual IEEE guest lecturer into the classroom with this 15 minute video, the first in a planned 3-part series, discussing the basics about standards and standardization to undergraduates.

The Value of Standards The Value of Standards
Members of the 2014 IEEE-SA Standards Board discuss the value standards provide to international communities and industry.

Robots Play Soccer Robots Play Soccer
Can soccer-playing robots beat the human world champions by 2050? That's the ultimate goal of RoboCup, an international competition where teams of robots from all over the world compete in different categories, from small wheeled robots to adult-size humanoids.

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IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE members have a powerful tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is an 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 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.

Shop AmazonSmile, Donate to the IEEE Foundation
AmazonSmile provides a simple and automatic way for you to support the IEEE Foundation. While you shop at, you’ll find the same products with an added bonus - the IEEE Foundation receives 0.5% of the purchase price.

How to set up your IEEE Foundation/AmazonSmile account:
  1. Visit:
  2. Select: “IEEE Foundation, Inc.”
  3. Shop: eligible AmazonSmile products
  4. AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the IEEE Foundation
Bookmark and continue supporting the IEEE Foundation in this unique way.

Year End Contributions
Access to technology is not universal, yet technology has become imperative to improving health, education, safety, warmth and light. On every continent we have the opportunity to advance IEEE's core purpose - to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

You can help with a year-end contribution to the IEEE Foundation.

With your help, the IEEE Foundation works globally to promote the promise of a better tomorrow by leveraging the talented resources within our own IEEE family. Your donations help sustain IEEE programs and expand their reach, transforming lives around the world. Your donation to IEEE Foundation enable us to support robust, global programs such as the competitive Grants Program, four IEEE Signature Programs and the following IEEE initiatives, to name just a few:
  • IEEE's online engineering education resource,, which is now mobile. Launched in September, the site had nearly 200,000 visitors in the first month.
  • The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical and engineering achievements. By the end of 2014, IEEE will have dedicated its 150th milestone. Use the “Innovation Map” on the IEEE Global History Network site to visit a location where technology history was made.
  • IEEEXtreme, IEEE’s 24-hour virtual programming competition, challenges teams of IEEE Student members from around the world to solve a set of programming problems. In October, IEEEXtreme 8.0 welcomed more than 2,250 teams representing 71 countries from all 10 IEEE regions. These teams compiled and tested more than 300,000 solutions.
These examples are just a few ways the IEEE Foundation provides ongoing global support for IEEE programs that use technology to address humanitarian needs, preserve the history of IEEE technologies, and encourage and enhance careers in our fields.

Help us fulfill a global promise of a better tomorrow. Please consider the IEEE Foundation as you donate at year-end.

Member Discounts

Why Rosetta Stone?

Rosetta Stone Everyone has the ability to learn a new language. Rosetta Stone language learning unlocks that potential with instant feedback, fun activities, and expert guidance to keep you engaged and motivated.
  • Learn at your own pace and on almost any device
  • Software tracks your progress and self-adjusts
  • Native speakers provide expert live tutoring
Learn more about the Rosetta Stone online program at an exclusive member price and be on your way to speaking a new language!

Hardware Holiday Offers

technology Need a PC, tablet, or desktop? There is still time to take advantage of special holiday offers from three top brands. These holiday promotions feature instant savings and deep discounts. Shop in the comfort of your home while saving on great gifts for family and friends.

Visit the Technology Discounts page to gain access to these offers.

Plan Your Next Cruise and Save

CruisesOnly As a member of IEEE, you have access to exclusive discounts through CruisesOnly, America’s Largest Cruise Agency. CruisesOnly has served travelers for more than two decades, and offers an extensive selection of top-brand cruise vacations, in-depth information about every cruise line and cruise ship and thousands of useful customer reviews. IEEE members can browse the latest in new promotions and last-minute offers, shop by category, and compare prices at a glance. For additional assistance, cruise experts are always just a phone call away.

CruisesOnly reports the industry’s strongest Best Price Guarantee - if you find a lower price advertised anywhere within 48 hours of booking, they’ll refund 110% of the difference.

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myIEEE Offers Customization Options

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myIEEE is an IEEE member's personalized gateway to membership. Sign in today for a comprehensive view of IEEE Membership and the latest IEEE has to offer. Access individual society memberships and subscriptions. Connect with local IEEE sections and volunteer leadership. Find upcoming conferences. Learn more about individual benefits. Read the latest news from IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Standards News, and The Institute.

IEEE members can organize their favorite myIEEE content exactly as they prefer with myDesktop, a customizable page of myIEEE modules.

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.

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


New Discount Available Exclusively to IEEE Members
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.

Ground Penetrating Radar Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar: Inverse Scattering and Data Processing
Raffaele Persico
ISBN: 978-1-118-30500-3, June 2014, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$120.00, Member Price: US$78.00

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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.

Your Car May Be Programmed to Kill You — and 9 More Fun Facts About Self-Driving Vehicles
As seen in Yahoo Tech
11 November 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
millerIEEE member Jeffrey Miller speaks about the pros and cons of repairable options for driverless vehicles.

Powering STEM Classrooms with Social Media
As seen in Data Driver
5 November 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranIEEE Senior member Kevin Curran shares how he uses YouTube videos to supplement a number of his lessons and lab sessions to break up the monotony of his lectures.

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!

EA INSIGHT is the newsletter of IEEE Educational Activities (EA). Each issue offers a range of articles covering events, products, and services. The newsletter includes volunteer news, key dates, awards news, and other timely stories.

Read current edition.

The November edition includes:
  • Global Outlook - Educational Activities Events in Sub-Saharan Africa and EA Representatives Exploring Partnership Opportunities in China;
  • EA Volunteer Spotlight - S.K. Ramesh;
  • Spotlight on EA Programs - Standards Education and Customized Education Solutions;
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IEEE Partners with STC to Offer Online Course
IEEE has partnered with the Society for Technical Communication (STC) to offer “Technical Communication for Engineers,” a brand new online course that offers a fast and effective entry into the theory and application of technical communication. This course is designed for engineers of all ages and backgrounds, and the material is presented at the level of a graduate seminar by two experts with extensive experience. Join instructors Hillary Hart and Leah Guren as they combine the best of live lectures (with interactive Q&A) with the convenience of online training. Space is limited so secure your spot today! Just enter promo code IEEE at checkout to save US $400 on your registration fee.

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2014 Salary & Benefits Survey
Salary Survey

IEEE-USA has conducted compensation surveys of U.S. IEEE members since 1972. IEEE-USA has recently published the 2014 Salary & Benefits Survey report as well as five individual industry compensation reports for: Communications, Computers, Circuits and Devices, Power & Energy, and Systems and Controls. IEEE Members receive a greatly reduced price for these reports.

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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: Communication Patterns of Engineers
Copyright Year: 2004
Authors: Tenopir, C.; King, D.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: General Topics for Engineers
Abstract: Communication Patterns of Engineers brings together, summarizes, and analyzes the research on how engineers communicate, presenting benchmark data and identifying gaps in the existing research.

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. Is Mobile has 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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