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IEEE members select James Jefferies as 2017 IEEE President-Elect

(posted 24 October 2016)

James A. Jefferies, Senior Member, has been selected as the 2017 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the IEEE Tellers' Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors on 20-21 November, Jefferies will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2018. He will succeed 2017 IEEE President Karen Bartleson, senior director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys (retired), Mountain View, CA, USA. The other candidate for 2017 IEEE President-Elect was Wanda K. Reder, chief strategy officer, S&C Electric Company, Chicago (nominated by IEEE Board of Directors).

The following individuals were elected to the office of IEEE Region Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2017-2018:

  • Region 2: Wolfram Bettermann
  • Region 4: David Alan Koehler
  • Region 6: Keith A. Moore
  • Region 8: Magdalena Salazar-Palma
  • Region 10: Akonori Nishihara
 
 

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Call for nominations: IEEE Fellow Class of 2018: deadline 1 March

(posted 24 October 2016)

Nominate an IEEE member for Fellow.  It will be one of the high points in their career.  The nomination period for the 2018 Fellow Class is open and will continue through 1 March 2017.

 
 

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IEEE Women in Engineering news: leadership summits and events

(updated 24 October 2016)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is pleased to announce upcoming events, leadership summits, and opportunities:

 
 

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Orientation webinars for new members; guest speaker for October

(updated 24 October 2016)

IEEE Section Chairs and Section Membership Development Chairs receive a monthly email notification regarding newly joined members in your Section. The current list of new members (those who joined in the past 30 days) is available through SAMIEEE, your volunteer analytics tool. The report provides member contact information: name, mailing address, email address, phone number, type of membership (traditional, e-membership), Societies joined, grade, and reasons for joining IEEE.

Welcome these new members to your Section and encourage them to register for a 60-minute live New Member Orientation webinar. These webinars are typically scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month, either 9:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET (13:00 or 19:00 UTC-04). This month's guest speaker is Kerrianne Sullivan, Manager, IEEE Communications Society. All are welcomed to join the 27 October sessions.

 
 

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IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) Conference Education Program webinar: audience development

(posted 26 October 2016)

The IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) Conference Education Program is offering the following upcoming webinar:

Audience Development: Growing Your Conference Attendance

  • Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2016
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. ET (1600 UTC-05) or 3:00 p.m. ET (2000 UTC-05)
  • Speaker: Caroline Johnson, Manager, Customer Relations & Operations; Lea Miller, Audience Development Specialist
  • Description: Learn how to expand your conference audience by utilizing basic marketing techniques including social media, web presence, and mobile optimization. Plus, tune in for a first look at new audience development resources available by MCE.
 
 

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IEEE-USA offers free e-books to members in October and November

(updated 24 October 2016)

As a special benefit to IEEE members for the month of October, IEEE-USA E-Books will offer “Shaping an Engineering Career--Book 3/Vol. 2: Advancing to Management.” Author Alan C. Tribble explains the different types of management jobs, (e.g., engineering management, program management, business development management, etc.) that are typical career-growth opportunities for engineers. He offers advice on how to work within an organization, as well as specific recommendations for technical personnel preparing to transition to management This e-book is available 1 October to 15 November.

In November, IEEE-USA E-Books will offer "A Living Resume--Vol. 3: Documenting Your Professional Service, Community Service & Consultancies." In this final installment of the Living Resume trilogy, author Harry T. Roman advises readers on ways to participate in activities outside of their companies. This e-book is available 1 November to 15 December.

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

IEEE-USA E-Books seeks authors to write an e-book, or a series of e-books, on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea for an e-book that will educate other IEEE members on a particular topic of expertise, email your e-book proposal to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager, Georgia C. Stelluto, at g.stelluto@ieee.org.

 
 

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News from IEEE Educational Activities: new Cyber Security eLearning courses, accreditation activities, IEEE Standards University

(updated 26 October 2016)

New Cyber Security eLearning Courses: The IEEE eLearning Library provides the advanced technology content only IEEE can provide through convenient, multimedia-based online courses. With more than 400 courses in communications, computing, engineering, power, professional development, and dozens of other core and emerging technologies, the IEEE eLearning Library gives technology professionals, students, and faculty a better way to learn. Recently added courses include coverage of hot topics in cyber security, including:

  • Cloud Security
  • Cryptography Fundamentals
  • Footprinting 
  • Social Engineering for Cyber Security

Call for IEEE Program Evaluators for Accreditation Activities, deadline extended: Are you a qualified professional from industry, government, or academia who would like to assist in accrediting engineering and engineering technology programs?

IEEE Standards University: Launched by IEEE Standards Association and IEEE Educational Activities and designed for educators, students, engineers, or anyone interested in standards, IEEE Standards University (ISU) brings a better understanding of the value and impact of standards in business and manufacturing. Participants can draw from a variety of materials that build a practical understanding of standards and the innovation derived from standards development. The varied resources may help improve team working and collaborative skills invaluable to career success, while enhancing understanding of standards in fields such as electrical and electronics engineering, computing, and many others. ISU offers videos, online courses, workshops, and a freely available e-Magazine, with a worldwide audience of educators, students, and practicing professionals interested in technical standards and standards development.

 
 

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IEEE Collabratec™ surpasses 60,000 users; join the conversation

(posted 16 September 2016)

IEEE’s online networking and collaboration platform, IEEE Collabratec™, connects IEEE members and technology professionals to their colleagues and peers. With over 60,000 users on the platform, the amount of personal connections and technical knowledge shared among the many users and communities continues to flourish.

In addition to the user-base growing, so have the platform’s features. Integrated messaging allows you to message people in your network, both individually and in groups. You can customize your home feed to display content most relevant to you. Enhanced search features help you discover relevant content in communities and your private groups. Using the IEEE Collabratec bookmarklet, a browser plugin, you can add content directly to your library from IEEE Xplore®, Web of Knowledge, ScienceDirect, and more. As an IEEE or Society member, you can sign up to be a mentor or search for a mentor using the mentoring feature.

Learn how you can incorporate IEEE Collabratec into your professional and IEEE volunteer activities. You can find videos, webinars, and other materials to help familiarize yourself with the platform and other activities.

 
 

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New IEEE Event Finder™ app helps members find IEEE events nearby

(posted 16 September 2016)

With help from members in Region 10, a new app to help IEEE members identify IEEE events or conferences has been released. The app will use the geolocation feature of the user's phone to identify events happening nearby.

Using the search functionality allows the user to find events by:

  • Event/Conference title
  • Date and event types
  • City
  • State/province
  • Country
  • Regions
  • Sections
  • Chapters
  • IEEE sponsoring Societies/Councils

"My assessment of the mobile app is that it is well done," states Mike Fallenstein, IEEE Region 4 Communications Committee Chair. "It is easy and intuitive to navigate. It has a very modern feel to it like the newer apps released by other companies. There will always be enhancements that will be wanted by users, but I think this is really excellent for a first release."

Download the free app from the Apple iTunes or Google Play store.

 
 

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Upgrades to Google+ and Google Hangouts

(posted 16 September 2016)

IEEE members and volunteers using GoogleApps@ should take note of the following upgrades to Google+ and Google Hangouts:

  • On 12 September 2016, Hangouts on Air moved from Google+ to YouTube Live. New Hangouts on Air will need to be scheduled using YouTube Live. Note that if you have existing events scheduled to happen after this time, please move them to YouTube Live.
  • Later in 2016, Google+ will become a Google Apps core service. It will be simpler and faster to use. In order to make Google+ simpler and faster to use, lightly-used functionality was removed. Please see the functional changes for details.
 
 

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Get involved in IEEE Future Directions initiatives

(updated 24 October 2016)

IEEE Future Directions is your resource to emerging technologies within IEEE. The team has identified specific technologies as primary focus areas and has established them as formal initiatives to engage IEEE and the general public. For each initiative, you can find a wealth of knowledge, resources, and opportunities to participate. Visit each featured portal for access to upcoming conferences, news articles, technical papers, related standards, professional organizations, and academic programs. To get involved in the initiatives and to stay informed, join the free technical communities available.

Current Future Directions activities include:

Registration is open for the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) event, taking place 12-14 December 2016, in Reston, VA, USA. This year's theme is "IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems." This is a unique event designed to examine key critical innovations across technologies, which will alter the research and application space of the future. An early registration discount is in effect through 12 November and WF-IoT is in a cooperative registration discount with Globecom, another IEEE event, taking place in December in Washington, D.C., USA.

 
 

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Promote IEEE membership as 2017 IEEE membership year begins

(posted 29 August 2016)

As of Tuesday, 16 August, anyone joining IEEE becomes a member for the 2017 membership year. This is a valuable time to promote IEEE membership. Any new member that joins in September receives an additional four months of membership at no extra cost. Individuals can join online at www.ieee.org/join.

Please be aware of the following timeline for renewals:

  • 6 September: Renewing members will be able to access their 2017 renewal quotes for membership and subscriptions. Members can renew online at www.ieee.org/renew.
  • 1 October: The first renewal notice will begin mailing to members and nonmembers
 
 

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Give the gift of IEEE membership

(posted 29 August 2016)

IEEE is pleased to announce a new program that allows members and non-members alike to give the gift of IEEE membership.

Please help promote this new program to your members and others who might want to share the opportunities of IEEE membership.

When they give the gift of IEEE membership they are helping someone special build a platform for success. You already know how IEEE membership has helped you in your career, provided countless networking opportunities and the ability to stay technically current.

 
 

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Advance your career with mentoring and employment opportunities in IEEE Collabratec

(posted 29 August 2016)

IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and discover career opportunities.

Log into IEEE Collabratec to get started with the Opportunities features:

  • Search job listings: select Opportunities from the main menu to search job listings from the IEEE Job site. Filters are provided to narrow your search results based on company, date the job was posted, job location, etc. Save job details to view, share, or apply later.
  • Get discovered by organizations seeking talent: On the Opportunities “Settings” tab, users can check the box under Employment Preferences to make their profile and CV/resume visible to organizations seeking talent. Complete the Employment Preferences and upload a CV/resume to get discovered by potential employers.

Career Communities: CareersConnect-India and CareersConnect-USA are communities available to IEEE members to discuss career-related topics, get job search input, and interact with other technical professionals.

Mentoring: Mentoring features facilitate the matching of IEEE members and Society Affiliates for the purpose of establishing a mentoring partnership.

  • To become a mentor: On the Opportunities “Settings” tab, check the box under My Mentor Preferences and complete the fields to be discovered by potential mentees.
  • To find a mentor: Select People on the main menu, and under the Relationship filter, check the box next to IEEE Mentors. Additional filters are provided based on the person’s mentoring area, location, company, interests, member grade, etc. When you have found a potential mentor, click the +Connect button and select “Request Mentor.”
 
 

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Announcing the new vTools.Events and updates to vTools.eNotice

(posted 29 August 2016)

The IEEE MGA vTools team is excited to announce the release of a new version of vTools.Meetings. This new version is re-branded vTools.Events to better identify with the meetings and activities that are included. vTools.Events is more than just a place to report past meeting activity.

The IEEE MGA vTools team has also released an update to vTools.eNotice.

 
 

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Featured news around IEEE: IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

(updated 24 October 2016)

Follow the links on the right side of this page to view more news around IEEE.

This month's featured IEEE News source is IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.

The October edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is a special issue on the role of standards in the smart grid. It covers the important role standards in interoperability, interconnection, ICT, security, and more of the future power grid.

 
 

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Request for feedback on MGA News/SCOOP

MGA wants to know what kind of information you want to see on this page. Your feedback is appreciated.

 
 

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