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Students Compete to Detect Land Mines
22 November 2013 - The Egypt chapter of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) held a national competition on 6 and 7 November for students to develop robotic vehicles that could detect landmines, which kill as many as 20,000 people a year worldwide.
IEEE Power & Energy Society Congratulates Green Village Electricity Project as Winner of GE-USADF Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge
26 November 2013 - The Green Village Electricity Project has won the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge for bringing affordable, efficient energy to a rural community in Nigeria.
Inaugural Rock Stars of Big Data a Success
22 November 2013 - Rock Stars of Big Data at the Computer History Museum on October 29 was a sold-out event, attracting more than 325 attendees, nine speakers, and nine sponsors.
IEEE, NMC, CSEV, and UNED Release Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018
17 October 2013 - "The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" was released as a collaborative effort between the IEEE Education Society and three other organizations.
Students Go Head to Head in Human-Powered Submarine Race
16 July 2013 - Competition was brewing just below the surface in Bethesda, MD, USA, as student-built, human-powered submarines raced against each other for the glory of good engineering.
Want A Secure And High Paying Job? Get Into Power Engineering
29 May 2013 - The IEEE Power and Energy Society's Scholarship Plus program encourages undergraduate students to follow a career in electrical and power engineering.
IEEE's Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification Program helps professionals stand out
5 April 2013 - The IEEE Communications Society's WCET program helps professionals stay current in their technology field and stand out on resumes.
IEEE Societies support IEEE's new Rebooting Computing Initiative
8 March 2013 - The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Council on Superconductivity, IEEE Electron Devices Society, and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society all support technologies under the new IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative.
Radar Conference to Focus on the Arctic
11 February 2013 - IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society conference will discuss the Artic and climate change's effect on the Northwest Passage, including the emerging technologies needed to support expanded development and the technical challenges involved.
Google Declares War on the Password
18 January 2013 - Google’s security team outlines ring-finger authentication in a new research paper, set to be published late this month in IEEE Computer Society's Security & Privacy Magazine.
IEEE to Launch Eight Journals
7 December 2012 - Several IEEE societies plan to add to their growing list of publications.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society hosts student event at IROS 2012
28 November 2012 - The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society continues its missions to get students interested in the growing field of robotics through its pre-college student event at the recent IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2012 (IROS).
IEEE Garners Award for Humanitarian Program
5 October 2012 - IEEE has received the 2012 Summit Award, the highest recognition bestowed by the American Society of Association Executives, for its Humanitarian Technology Challenge program, now known as Engineering for Change. Projects under the program receive support from the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.
GOLD IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (GOLD EMC) helps bridge gap between students and professionals
19 October 2012 - Members of IEEE GOLD EMC organized fun and educational activities at the recent IEEE EMC Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, geared at helping recently graduated students in the field of EMC to expand their professional horizons.
IEEE Signal Processing Society workshop addresses spoken language technology
5 October 2012 - To discuss how technical systems can comprehend speech and be made to recognize it better, researchers plan to meet from 2 to 5 December in Miami at the IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
IEEE Power & Energy Society supports Power Africa Conference
13 September 2012 - The IEEE Power & Energy Society is supporting Africa’s power access millennium goal through its recent Power Africa Conference.
IEEE Communications Society Kerala Chapter hosts talent hunt with Startup Village
6 September 2012 - Six innovative student projects have been selected for development after a unique, first-ever talent hunt jointly held by Startup Village, India’s first telecom incubator, and the Kerala Chapter of IEEE Communication Society.
IEEE OES to host conference on autonomous underwater vehicles
16 August 2012 - IEEE AUV 2012, a conference organized by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society in September, is a collaborative event dedicated to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for ocean applications.
Medical Records Program expected to save lives
13 August 2012 - The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is supporting an eHealth initiative that uses handheld devices and RFID cards to identify patients and keep track of medical histories in India’s rural slums.
IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest winners announced
9 August 2012 - The IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society's Data Fusion Contest is a public forum bringing together students and researchers from around the world.
IEEE Societies work to keep women in engineering
23 July 2012 - Three IEEE Societies—the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) group—are helping to bridge the gender gap in technical fields by promoting activities that enhance the professional and personal growth of women.
Istanbul Technical University wins IEEE PELS Solar Splash Competition
9 July 2012 - Istanbul Technical University takes first place at the 2012 IEEE Power Electronics Society Solar Splash Competition, the World Championship of intercollegiate Solar/Electric boating.
IEEE EDS hosts Solar Day Student Competition at 2012 PVSC
22 June 2012 - Students from Taylor High School in Austin, TX, USA, win IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)'s Austin Solar Day Competition.
IEEE Circuits & Systems Society sponsors workshop for Indian students
6 June 2012 - The IEEE Circuits & Systems Society sponsored its first Outreach Workshop on Machine Intelligence for high school students in India.
Providing telemedicine to Peru’s medical outposts
4 May 2012 - Three health facilities in Peru's remote Amazon jungle can now communicate with each other and exchange information with a regional hospital, thanks in part to IEEE volunteers.