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MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN
February 2016
 
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Uncover IEEE member benefits that are most relevant to you. Visit www.ieee.org/benefits to access the Global Benefits finder. Your results page will render a list of key IEEE member benefits that can help you accelerate your career plans and grow as a technology professional.

Have a question? Let an IEEE staff member answer a question about your member benefits.
 
  CAREER RESOURCES  
 
Brain Fuel: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges Facing Young Professionals in Industry
 
 
Brain Fuel
Join IEEE on Friday, 10 February 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT (23:30 UTC-05) for the latest installment in the IEEE Brain Fuel series. This installment will focus on young professionals and the issues, opportunities, and challenges they face as they embark on their technology careers.

The event will feature young professionals working in industry in different parts of the world:
  • Alexandros Osana
  • Shraddha Chaplot
  • Ana Luisa Santos
Each young professional will share their unique perspectives about their career path and progression as well as a discussion about where IEEE fits into their work and career.

This event will be live streamed on IEEE.tv and IEEE Collabratec™.
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IEEE-USA's Free eBook Offers InSight on Licensing for Software Engineers
 
 
Licensing Software Engineers
"Being a licensed professional software engineer is an important credential, and even if not required for the work you do, it can distinguish you from other professionals, and unlock job opportunities," writes Dr. Phillip A. Laplante, CSDP, P.E.

As you make your list of resolutions for the New Year, resolve to download your free e-book: The Best of IEEE-USA InSight: On Licensing Software Engineers.

Laplante compiled this collection of 10 useful articles appearing in IEEE-USA InSight the past few years. The book examines the question of whether software engineers should be licensed in the United States. A hotly debated topic for more than 20 years, the controversy largely ended in 2013, when 30 states began offering licensure for software engineers.

Through 15 February, IEEE members can get a free download of this eBook. Log in with your IEEE Account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code JANFREE17 at checkout.

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IEEE Mentoring Program
 
 
Mentoring
Are you an experienced professional in the field of engineering looking to share your knowledge and experience? Are you in need of advice, seeking guidance on starting your career, planning a career change, or building technical skills? The IEEE Mentoring Program (formerly IEEE MentorCentre) is a partnering experience matching mentors and mentees.

Getting Started
The program is available to all IEEE members and Society Affiliates. Both mentors and mentees can participate in the program by visiting IEEE Collabratec™. Mentors should select "Opportunities" from the menu and opt in from the "Settings" tab. Mentees can find a mentor by selecting "People" from the menu, and use the available filters to narrow your search.

Fostering a Productive Relationship
Once a mentorship match is made, the pair should set goals for the relationship. The partners are encouraged to work together on a plan to accomplish these goals and develop a timeline for them. It is also important for the pair to agree up front on the amount of time and commitment each person should expect from each other. More tips for a successful mentoring partnership can be found in the Getting Started Guide.

Get started

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Sustainability at Work
 
 
Webinar
Join this upcoming webinar that is of interest many IEEE members. Marilyn Waite engineer and author of Sustainability at Work will explore the nexus between sustainability and careers. Marilyn will explore concepts pertinent to professionals with engineering backgrounds and/or working in STEM fields. Using the SURF Framework that Marilyn developed and professional narratives specific to STEM, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can incorporate sustainability into their job tasks and career trajectory. Come join IEEE-USA for this webinar on 9 February at 2:00 pm EST to explore this very interesting topic.
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New 2016 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Report Released
 
 
Salary Service
Find out what you are worth! If you are a U.S. higher grade member and you participated in the 2016 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Survey - your five complimentary uses of the online interactive salary calculators are waiting for you.

If however, you did not take the 2016 survey, you can still gain access to the online salary calculators by purchasing a five-use package for US$65 (members only). Additionally, there are brand new downloadable eBook reports for sale that include: the IEEE-USA 2016 Salary & Benefits Survey 65-page Report as well as three industry-specific survey reports from such industries as Computer, Energy & Power and Systems & Control. For the first time, IEEE-USA is publishing two demographic-specific reports. One highlights salary information for women, the other highlights salary information for workers under age 29.
Access the reports
  MEMBER DISCOUNTS  
 
 
Save on Auto and Home Insurance
 
 
Auto Home Insurance
IEEE members in the US* and Canada* may recognize attractive prices on property insurance because of exclusive, group premium discounts. IEEE selected only top-rated insurers, based on price and service, to make their coverage available to members. Visit the Member Discounts Web page and log in with your Web account to view all the insurance company information and get your price quote.

*Coverage availability may vary by state or province. IEEE Membership required to participate.
Learn more
 
Dell Discount
 
 
Dell
Enjoy exclusive Member savings* when you purchase Dell products for your family or small business.
  • Retrieve your IEEE coupon codes for current special offers on PCs, desktops, servers, printers, security tools and more.
* United States sales
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Special Member Pricing on Proceedings of the IEEE
 
 
Proceedings
Since it first appeared as Proceedings of the IRE in 1913, Proceedings of the IEEE has been the leading journal to provide an in-depth tutorial and review coverage of the technical developments that shape the world. This journal continues to offer review and survey articles of broad significance and long-range interest in all areas of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

IEEE members can subscribe to Proceedings of the IEEE for as low as US$41.
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  MEMBER RECOGNITION  
 
IEEE Members in the News
 
 
  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.  
 
 
Karen Panetta
 
Karen Panetta
 
  The Wall Street Journal
29 December 2016
 
How Computer Science Education Leads Tech Industry
IEEE Fellow, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Tufts University, Karen Panetta makes the case for expanding computer science education in U.S. school systems.
 
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Tom Coughlin
 
Tom Coughlin
 
  The Seattle Times
7 December 2016
 
Amazon unveils smart convenience store sans checkouts, cashiers
IEEE Senior member Tom Coughlin shares his views on the impact the Amazon Go "just walk out" technology.
 
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Volunteers Needed for IEEE Awards
 
 
Awards
The IEEE Awards Board seeks new volunteers to serve on its award selection committees and Awards Board standing committees to assist with managing the recipient nomination and selection process for IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions - the highest awards IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

Apply on the IEEE Awards Board Nominations and Appointments Web page to serve on an award selection committee or as a member of one of the following Awards Board's (AB) committees:
  • AB Awards Policy and Portfolio Review Committee
  • AB Finance Committee
  • AB Presentation and Publicity Committee
  • AB Joint Awards with National Societies Committee
  • Medals Council
  • Technical Field Awards Council
  • Recognitions Council
  • Medal, Technical Field Award, Recognition selection committees
Apply today
 
Give the Gift of IEEE Membership
 
 
Gift of Membership
Want to help someone in your life find their professional home in IEEE?

Start their 2017 by giving them the gift of IEEE Membership: a gift that will impact their professional and social life for years to come. Membership in IEEE delivers access to the industry's technical information, offers career development tools and provides access to IEEE's discount programs.

Don't wait, get someone started today!
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  MOBILE APPS  
 
Connect With IEEE. Anytime. Anywhere.
 
 
Mobile Apps
Download these mobile apps. IEEE connects you to people, products, services, and events at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.

NEW - IEEE Collabratec
Whether you are traveling, at work, attending an IEEE conference, or on the go the IEEE Collabratec mobile app will keep you connected with more than 75,000 technology professionals.

IEEE Event Finder
With the IEEE Event Finder app, you can search by event title, city, state/province and IEEE Region, Section, Chapter, Sponsoring Society, or Council. You can follow or share an IEEE event via social media, email, or messenger. And you can add an event directly to your calendar.

IEEE Open Engineer
Did you ever have a technical problem you could not solve and wanted help? Or, have you invented something in your garage and wanted to share your innovation? The IEEE Open Engineer app creates a mobile, media-sharing forum to discuss engineering photos and videos, share solutions, stimulate ideation, and exhibit innovation within a technical community.

Download today
  HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS  
 
IEEE Foundation
 
 
IEEE Foundation
IEEE members around the world, like you, are imagining, innovating and solving problems. Thanks to your involvement, IEEE is uniquely capable of addressing the technical and scientific challenges of today and tomorrow.

As you renew your IEEE Membership, consider supporting the IEEE Foundation with a charitable contribution. Making a contribution as you renew is the most efficient way to invest in yourself and the future of your profession.
Renew today
 
The Impact of Your Support
 
 
IEEE Foundation Focus
The IEEE Foundation Focus Newsletter reports on the IEEE programs supported through the IEEE Foundation and the individuals and organizations whose volunteerism and charitable gifts make the programs possible.
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  CONTINUING EDUCATION  
 
eBook Classics - New Titles for 2017
 
 
eBook Classics
26 new titles were added to the list of eBook Classic for the 2017 membership year. IEEE members now have access to 353 eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore, at no additional cost.

The eBook collection spans a number of today's technologies across 15 different content areas, and includes:
  • Practical handbooks
  • Introductory and advanced texts
  • Reference works
  • Professional books
New eBook Classic titles will be added every year.

Finding IEEE eBook Classics
  1. Sign in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account.
  2. Under the "Browse" heading in the left-hand navigation, click on "Books + eBooks."
  3. Select the "Classics" tab from the top of the page. Under this tab you will find a listing of all the free titles.
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Designing Smart Buildings 
 
Designing Smart Building Environments: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology
 
 
What's it like to work on designing smart building environments? In this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology, you'll meet Sohaib Sheikh, a London-based IT and Communication Systems Consultant for Arup, a global firm of designers, planners, engineers and technical specialists.
 
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Solving Real World Problems 
 
Solving Real World Problems with Computing: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology
 
 
What does computer science have to do with unlocking the mysteries of the brain? Find out in this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology. You'll meet Dr. Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Newcastle, Australia. She's engineering solutions in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from neuroscience to data security.
 
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Building Worlds in Virtual Reality  
 
Building Worlds in Virtual Reality: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology
 
 
Journey into the exciting world of virtual reality in this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology. Meet Dr. Shamus Smith, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at The University of Newcastle, Australia.
 
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5G, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Big Data, IOT - On Demand Courses Now Available
 
 
Smart Cities
Get valuable insights and case study findings from the leading technology thought leaders featured at IEEE's Smart Tech Event in Crystal City, Virginia USA.

About IEEE Smart Tech
The IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop Series offers participants a unique learning experience with topics on the cutting-edge of technical innovation. This seminar series is focused on providing an opportunity for participants to learn first-hand from field experts. Each workshop is a springboard to a deeper understanding of technology and its myriad applications and potential for innovation.

Access the courses
 
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