The Poster Sessions on this page, categorized by track, will be presented at IEEE Sections Congress 2011 (SC2011) on Saturday, 20 August, during the following times:
A Successful Collaborative Initiative to Promote Section and Chapters: IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity
Presented by Xavier Fernando and Alexei Botchkarev, Toronto Section
This poster will share experience and knowledge gained by the IEEE Toronto Section in successfully organizing the IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity for the first time. The conference attracted 360 papers from 29 countries, out of which 186 papers were accepted. There were three tutorials, plus five key-note and plenary speeches. Both on-site and on-line participation were made possible, and the event was financially very successful. The poster will describe how the Section and Chapters can work collaboratively to engage local universities and industry in IEEE activities and integrate an IEEE Milestone (First External Pacemaker) to increase public visibility.
Analysis of Industry Relevance of IEEE
Presented by Nihal Sinnadurai, UK&RI Section
The Region 8 team was tasked to find "how to make IEEE more relevant to industry," i.e. how can IEEE serve the industry community to help make their businesses more successful. A team of senior leaders from industry was set up, first in the UK & RI Section, and then elsewhere in Region 8. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis was one the outputs from the teams. The intention is to influence and help change IEEE to serve its industry members better.
Atacama Solar Challenge
Presented by Leandro Valencia V., Chile Section
Atacama Solar Challenge (ASC) will be the first Latin American solar car race. It is an event where environmentalists, engineers, and racers all gather together as they all work towards promoting the development of solar technology and energy efficiency. ASC shares the principle “Generate human capital in Latin America, capable of improving development beyond what we believe possible.” Within this project, students of engineering meet the challenge of solving a real engineering problem.
Helping L'Aquila Fly Again
Presented by Stefano Zanero, Silvano Donati, and Francesco Vatalaro, Region 8
This poster will describe the Italy Section's humanitarian effort to help in reconstruction after the terrible earthquake in the city of L'Aquila (meaning "The Eagle") in Abruzzo. L'Aquila University (an ancient and well known institution) was substantially damaged. With help from the Section and the IEEE Foundation, there was substantial reconstruction of computer laboratories. The IEEE Computer Society supported other relief initiatives such as a charity cyber-law congress. This event illustrates the powerful networking and social effect of IEEE's solidarity, and its ability to help in disaster relief activities.
IEEE Industry-Academia Relations
Presented by Niranjan Uma Shankar and Prasanna Venkatesan, India IEEE Industry-Academia Relations
Working on real-world engineering challenges, having industry experts as mentors, understanding current technology trends, and future opportunities are critical to foster student excellence. To cater to these and more, industries and universities are attempting to bridge the industry-academia divide, but efforts are not centralized, and there is a lot of work to do in this space. Why not use IEEE as the central platform to bridge the divide? In India, we attempted this with an “Industry Relations” initiative (supported by Region 10 Student Activities Committee), and the impact it created was epochal in the Student Activities history of India. This poster will showcase the structure of the initiative and modus operandi. This model can be duplicated in other IEEE Sections, impacting Student members around the world.
IEEE Members: Promoting Social Responsibility through Personal Performance and Community Commitment
Presented by Cliff Alston, Denver Section
The IEEE Denver Section sponsors many activities to promote members’ social responsibility via personal performance and community commitment. The activities include interaction with government and industry. This poster will include examples of specific Section programs which address the needs of engineers and engineering students, as well as provide support to Colorado pre-college education:
• Congressional Visit Day in Washington, D.C.
• Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s Business Day
• a special affair at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
• tour of the local ORACLE facility
• regularly scheduled Networking Nights at local college campuses
• PACE Career Event and career panels conducted at local high schools
• financial support for scholarships and math/science competitions
Regional Sharing of Continuing Education Programs
Presented by John Prohodsky, Oregon Section
Conferences and workshops benefit Sections that produce them; however, those benefits can be shared with other Sections that promote them to their members. This poster presents Region 6 and the Oregon Section’s experience with sharing a workshop - both content and revenue. The "Smart Grid Workshop: From Appliance to Generator and Back" was presented and webcast on 8 September 2010 in Portland, Oregon, USA. The workshop demonstrated that the sharing concept works and provided valuable insight into what participating Sections can do to make it work for them. The poster will present the revenue sharing model, expenses incurred to bring the workshop to the desktop and remote sites, planning and administration of the webcast, what is required of participating Sections, and lessons learned.
Role of IEEE in the Upliftment of Quality of Standards and Engineering Education in India
Presented by Shiban Koul, Chair, IEEE Delhi Section
With the advancement of technology, proper education in engineering and science becomes important to supply appropriate manpower for industry and research, to meet global challenges. In India, there is a big revolution in education, particularly higher technical education. Newer and newer institutes and colleges are being established in each corner of the country. As per the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) guidelines, the college has to meet the standards of education in terms of the faculty and infrastructure and accreditation is mandatory. At most of the colleges, IEEE Student Branches have thus been launched and technical seminars are being organized. IEEE has global networking even in the rural and remote areas of the country, thus enhancing the technical knowlege of the engineer. The status of engineering institutions is presented in this poster by providing survey results on the improvement in the standards and quality of education through IEEE activities. Main emphasis is placed on the projects undertaken in humanitarian technology and society upliftment, and IEEE contributions to this effort are highlighted.
STEP-UP to Succeed, Step-down to Wither Away
Presented by Sreeraman Rajan, Ottawa Section
In this poster, the IEEE Ottawa Section will present its outreach efforts to high school students. A new initiative called “STEP-UP: Technology Engineering programs and Unique pathways” was undertaken in 2010 by the Section, in cooperation with the Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI), University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and local industries. The aim was to educate school career counselors and students from grades 11-12 about technology and various career options available through engineering. Students and counselors got a chance to learn about the various programs in electrical, electronics, and computer engineering, and science in the local universities, and got to interact with live technologies such as robots. This poster will demonstrate how local resources can be utilized in a cost effective manner to have a productive outreach program to engage pre-university students.
Supporting and Promoting Engineering in our Community: A Balanced Connect and Engage Model
Presented by Peter Ademola Adejokun, Fort Worth Section
This poster describes a model for connecting and engaging with our community, through professional activities and community outreach programs. Both of these promote the engineering profession and engineering policies that affect our community. The IEEE Fort Worth Section currently has three outreach programs. The K-12 Engineering Outreach sponsors annual National Engineers Week Future City competitions, high school science fairs, and accredited Teacher-in-Service training. The Section also fully engages our Student Branches, organizes several annual technical conferences to provide continuing education for practicing engineers, and engages our elected officials to positively influence national engineering and science policies via its annual Technology Congressional Visit Days and Energy Policy Fly-ins.
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IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society; IEEE Broadcast Technology Society; IEEE Consumer Electronics Society; IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society; IEEE Magnetics Society; IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society; IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society; IEEE Council on Superconductivity
IEEE Power & Energy Society
IEEE Biometrics Council; IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; IEEE Control Systems Society; IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; IEEE Photonics Society IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; IEEE Sensors Council; IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; IEEE Systems Council