|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: April 2000|
News of Interest
Beginning 1 March 2000 IEEE members will benefit form a completely redesigned IEEE spectrum Online, at http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/ . The improved Spectrum Online uses the capabilities of the web to deliver content beyond what is available in print. New features exclusive to the online version include:
Spectrum Online will be available free to the general public for a special six week trial from 1 March through 12 April 2000.
Professional Career Time Line (part 1 of 2)By Stu Levy & Ed Podell, Co-Chairmen
Today is the first day of the rest of your career! Are you drifting along, letting random events or others determine your career path? Are you bored, stagnating? Do you feel ill-prepared to compete in our changing world?
YES? Then it's time today to take charge of your career...because how you plan and manage your career will determine whether it is exciting, challenging, and growing -- or dull, routine, and uncertain.
To help you set your goals, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' (AIAA) Career Enhancement Committee created this Professional Career Time Line. It supplies a checklist of helpful actions for assuring greater success during every phase of your career.
The Time Line begins two years prior to your college graduation and continues through your retirement. It suggests measures you should take through each phase of your career to keep it vibrant. Please reflect on each phase, set your goals, and frequently re-evaluate yourself to keep your career plan current.
Throughout Your Career:
Six stages in your career time line follow. Start wherever you are: student to retiree.
1. Completing College College Junior to Graduation Career Phase: Student Typical Age: 20-22
2. First Job Grad. to 3 Yrs in Work Force, Career Phase: New Engineer/Scientist in Training Typical Age: 22-25
This Time Line is a product of the AIAA Career Enhancement Committee. It is the compilation of information and experiences of individual members. The information is intended as general guidelines for technical professionals, and should be tailored to individual situations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the AIAA or the IEEE
Part 2 of this will appear in the next IEEE Canada newsletter - May 2000.
18th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, Montreal, April 2000
The 2000 IEEE VLSI Symposium will be held at the Omni Montreal hotel in Montreal, Canada April 30th to May 4th . VTS-2000 is one of the main annual technical events sponsored by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council.
The two and a half day technical program includes 60 paper presentations and 8 special sessions comprising of panel discussions and short embedded tutorials. The regular paper sessions include BIST, Analog/Mixed-Signal Test, IDDQ Test, On-Line Test and Fault Tolerance, Diagnosis, Validation/Verification, Scan and Boundary-Scan, Memory Test, Delay Test and ATPG, Defect Driven Test, Testing High Speed Circuits, Thermal and Power Issues, Core based System-On-Chip Test, and High-level Test. Panel topics include the effectiveness of Fault Coverage Metrics, Optimizing Test Resource Partitioning, the new ITRS Roadmaps, Testing Biomedical ICs, the P1500 System-on-Chip (SOC) Test Standard, and EDA Tools for chip design and test.
The keynote address by Brian McFadden of Nortel Networks is entitled "The Optical Internet: Industry Challenges". This will be followed by the invited presentation "Wall Street Perspective on System-on- Chip and Test Technology" by Erach Desai of Credit Suisse/First Boston.
A number of other TTTC events are also scheduled in Montreal around VTS-2000. The TTTC Tutorials Group is offering four full day tutorials: Mixed Signal Testing, and BIST for SOC (on Sunday April 30th), and DFT for High Performance Design and Embedded Memory Testing (Thursday May 4th). Also, two TTTC workshops will be held in conjunction with VTS-2000: the Defect Based Testing Workshop (DBT-2000) on Sunday April 30th, and the Workshop on Testing Embedded Core-based System-Chips (TECS-2000) on Thursday May 4th.
For more information on VTS-2000 Test Week in Montreal, visit the VTS website at http://www.computer.org/tab/tttc/meetings/vts/home.html or contact Adit Singh at email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Senior Member Updates
The following members were elected as senior members at the February 2000 IEEE Admissions and Advancement Panel meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Kuruneru, Ravindra S. - Montreal
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit their website at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/sminitiative.html or check the Getting the Most of your Membership in the January issue of The Institute
30 April - 4 May 2000
7-10 May 2000
9-12 May 2000
28-30 June 2000
30 July - 2 August 2000
27-30 August 2000
15-18 October 2000
23-25 October 2000
6-8 November 2000
17-20 December 2000
16-20 July 2001
IEEE Commerical Releases
CEU Course Directory now on the IEEE Web
Planning your professional development requirements for this year? It's time to freshen up your skills for either short-term or long-term goals. Help is as close as the IEEE website at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/ceucourselist.htm
A list of courses offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs), as well as contact information, can now be found on the IEEE website. Listed by date, the courses run the gamut from Advanced Induction Motor Production through XML Technologies.
1999 IEEE President Kenneth R. Laker has stated: "Engineers who desire to remain competitive in the job market must maintain professional vitality throughout the course of their careers. However, no individual can maintain professional vitality without continuing his/her education, especially in the contemporary job market."
Earn Graduate Degree Credits in Wireless Communications
Working in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey (USA), the IEEE is offering its members the opportunity to earn graduate degree credits and a graduate certificates in Wireless Communications after completing four online courses. Classes begin in June - IEEE members receive a discount on course offerings. For more information contact, email@example.com.
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