Member Benefits Bulletin
 July 2014


IEEE-USA Webinar Series
IEEE-USA wants you to stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. Interested learning about IEEE-USA’s position on immigration reform, education policy and the federal budget? Come listen to IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities brief you on what Congress is doing to, and for, our profession. This webinar will take place on 7 August 2014 at 1:00pm EST. Register now for another great IEEE-USA webinar presentation.

In addition, on 23 July 2014, IEEE-USA hosted a webinar presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The webinar was entitled Small Business Administration: Online Training Program. The presenter from SBA was Jerry T. Fernández, a career civil servant mostly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he managed and supported technology integration, created technology learning programs and conducted research on emerging technologies. He gave an overview of how the SBA is working to leverage technology with the SBA Learning Center to help educate small businesses. He also conducted a discussion of SBA’s current focus, where are they going and how they plan to get there. View the recorded presentation.

IEEE-USA posts all its webinar on the IEEE-USA webinar Web page for repeat viewings.

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.

Path to 5G Microwave Journal Panel Session: Path to 5G -Design and Test Challenges for the Future
Panelists: Roger Nichols, Agilent; Bob Buxton, Anritsu; James Kimery, NI; Henrik Morkner, MaCom; Jeffrey L. Hesler, VDI; Eric Higha, Strategy Analytics

Watch more videos from the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2014.
IEEE One Voice IEEE One Voice
No matter what field of engineering you are in, this video reminds us all how the hard work of engineers helps in the advancing of technology for humanity.

Our Own Voices - Lizette Castro, Progress Energy Our Own Voices - Lizette Castro, Progress Energy
Meet Lizette Castro, a young power engineer who appreciates the network opportunities that IEEE Women in Engineering provides.

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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.

Free IEEE-USA eBook Offered as Special Benefit to IEEE Members

As a special benefit of IEEE Membership for the month of July, IEEE-USA is offering a free eBook, Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology, Book 1: Perspectives on Leading and Managing.

Career Planning Guide Author Gus Gaynor writes that competencies needed to lead and manage continue to be misunderstood. As a society, we focus on leadership as demonstrated by politicians, industry executives and individual efforts related to some major accomplishment. Perspectives on Leading and Managing considers the following topics, as related to technical professionals and managers, with the objective of giving the reader an understanding of the issues involved in leading and managing organizational activities:
  • Are leading and managing different, the same, or complementary?
  • Is it possible to lead without managing?
  • Is it possible to manage without leading?
Members can download Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology, Book 1: Perspectives on Leading and Managing for free through 31 July 2014. Non-member price is US$9.99.

In August, the IEEE-USA free eBook will be Survivor Planning: What Every Spouse Should Know, written by George F. McClure. This eBook gives guidance in advance planning, retirement benefits, wills, living trusts and finances. It also has a checklist that will help you organize all the important information that you will need, and websites where you can find additional help. Information on how to download this eBook will be available in the August issue of the IEEE Member Benefits Bulletin.

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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
What the press is saying!
"Rosetta Stone TOTALe may be the next best thing to living in a country." - The Wall Street Journal

"The gold standard of computer-based language learning." - CNN

How to get started - It's easy as 1-2-3!
  1. Sign in with your IEEE Account and see our exclusive IEEE pricing.
  2. Select your desired language.
  3. Begin learning a NEW language!

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

VBT VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations offers 47 deluxe bicycling, walking and cross-country skiing vacations in 28 countries worldwide, including destinations in Italy, France, the United States and more.

VBT offers special events including cooking classes, unique discovery opportunities, and exceptional cuisine and lodgings – at discounted rates for IEEE members. For details, visit IEEE Vacation Center and follow the link for VBT.

What do a flood and a bus have in common?

Insurance They can both wreak havoc with your financial future…especially if you haven’t gotten yourself organized.

Imagine a flood destroys your home. But you can’t find your insurance papers or an inventory of your belongings because they were scattered in different drawers in different rooms.

Or what if you were suddenly hit by a bus on the way home from work? Does any one person in your family know where and how to find key papers?

To see how NOT having certain documents can actually cost you and your family money, read the full article: What do a flood and a bus have in common?

Did You Know?

You can find other IEEE members who are also signed in to myIEEE at the same time as you. To the right of the bank of tab headings, you'll find the link "Who's Online?" This feature allows you to see which members are signed in to myIEEE. By selecting a user's name, you can view their memberNet profile, begin making new connections and expanding your professional network. Is your profile up-to-date?


Content YOU Need. Wherever YOU Are. Instantly.
Many Wiley-IEEE titles are available digitally for download onto your computer, laptop or mobile device or can be accessed 24/7 on the Wiley Online Library.

IEEE members can receive 25% off on the latest titles from Wiley-IEEE Press! Use Member Discount Code - IEEE3 - when prompted at checkout.

A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists
Robert E. Berger
ISBN: 978-1-118-83252-3, June 2014, Wiley-IEEE Press
List Price: US$49.95, Member Price: US$37.46

"Like" Wiley-IEEE Press on Facebook to be entered to win one of three US$50 Amazon Gift Cards!

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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.

Three Sneaky Ways Google Wins With Android Auto
As seen in Wired
26 June 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranJeffrey Miller, IEEE member, discusses the implications of Android Auto and how this technology will translate for driverless cars in the future.

Why now for Wi-Fi Calling
As seen in Telco OTT
30 June 2014

IEEE Member Highlight:
curranWilliam Webb, IEEE Fellow, discusses the value of Wi-Fi calling especially when making international calls and for roaming.

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!

2015 IEEE Technical Field Award
The 2015 IEEE Technical Field Award recipients are announced. See who the winners are.

IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine Is Now Available!

Don't miss the feature articles on:
  • Designing for Wearables
  • Standards in the Internet of Things
  • The Need for Collaboration in Crowded Space
  • Q&A on Internet of Things
Also read about:
  • Interactive Learning at IEEE Workshops on Technical Standards & Consensus Building
  • Standards Education Grants for Student Design Projects
And much more! Read now.

The Latest Edition of IEEE Spark is now available!

The latest issue of IEEE Spark "Engineering Inside...Nanotechnology" is live!

Check it out and try the new quiz feature.
New and Improved

There have been some exciting changes to! There is a fresh new look, simplified layout, and friendlier navigation. To make TryEngineering more compatible with mobile devices, stay tuned for a mobile version of the site set to launch later this year.

Visit and "Discover the Creative Engineer in You!"

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: Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
Copyright Year: 1998
Authors: Goldsmith, P.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Topics: Photonics & Electro-Optics; Robotics & Control Systems
Abstract: The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems. Topics include: A convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more. This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers.

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 released 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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