|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: March 2000|
News of Interest
1999 in Review
Daniel J. Senese, IEEE Executive Director, presented the IEEE Year in Review: 1999 at the Board Caucus. The presentation is available at http://www.ieee.org/about/review/sld001.htm
IEEE Educational Activities Board requests nominations for Annual Awards
The Educational Activities Board (EAB) of the IEEE is currently accepting nominations for the 2000 EAB Awards. The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2000. No extensions will be granted to this date. In June, the IEEE EAB Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominees and decide upon recipients for the following awards:
Nomination packets must include the following materials:
Note: For the Employer Professional Development Award, letters of endorsement must include at least one from an employee who is an IEEE member, which includes IEEE member number of employee and one from the director of the IEEE region in which the organization's contributions were made.
IEEE Xplore Demo
Stop by booth #421 at the Computers in Libraries Conference for a demonstration of IEEE Xplore, the dynamic new interface for the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL). The conference will be held 15-17 March at the Hilton Washington & Towers in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Karen Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE-USA applauds Great Engineering Achievements
The IEEE-USA is proud that electrification was named as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century," said Merrill W. Buckley, Jr., President of the U.S. career services and public policy arm of the worldwide Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
"In fact, the IEEE nominated most of the top ten. But what is most important is to recognize that the greatest achievements of engineering lie ahead of us, in ways that will combine and transcend these different disciplines to improve our lives."
"Without electrification, there would be no Internet. We couldn't have the commerce we do now, the communications. We would literally be in the dark. There wouldn't even be hospitals and clinics in most parts of the world," said Buckley. "Our whole way of life could not exist."
Nominated by 29 professional engineering societies, the top 20 list of Great Engineering Achievements was selected and ranked by a distinguished panel of the nation's top engineers, working in anonymity to ensure objectivity. The top 20 list was announced as part of National Engineers Week 2000 at the National Press Club by Neil Armstrong, an engineer and astronaut whose moon landing in 1969 was listed in #12, "Space Exploration".
List of the Top 20 Great Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century:
$35,000 Sloan Grant Awarded
A $35,000 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been awarded to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). This grant enables Educational Activities to produce a video for students which provides an overview of the myriad career opportunities in the computing and information technology fields. The video will broaden the scope of career information materials already available through the IEEE.
This new production will complement the videos and CD-ROMs that IEEE has already produced with funding from the Sloan Foundation. These include two videotapes and a multimedia resource kit as well as a web site and Q&A service administered by IEEE Regional Activities. The first videotape, "What's Out There," provides an overview of job opportunities, and the second, "Getting Ready," provides advice from professionals already in the field. The CD-ROM kit for individual use, "Careers for Electrical Engineers & Computer Scientists," includes profiles, databases of college programs and companies, a career development exercise, and much much more. The IEEE careers web site http://www.ieee.org/sloancareers highlights some of the materials contained in the CD-ROM.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded the Career Cornerstone Series to help college students studying engineering, mathematics, and physical science make a successful transition from studies to work.. IEEE's efforts are part of a larger project funded by the Sloan Foundation that involves a variety of professional associations in the production of videos, websites, and CD-ROMs on careers.
For further information about EAD career resources or the Cornerstone Series
please see http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/careeresource.html
Call for papers for ICECS 2000
The IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) will celebrate the year 2000 in Beirut. For the first time an IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems will be held in Lebanon. The venue will be in the continuously expanded and modern region of Lebanon located at the North of Beirut - the heart of a lively multicultural and Mediterranean country.
Authors Schedule Deadline for submission of draft papers May 26, 2000 Notification of acceptance August 25, 2000 Deadline for submission of Camera-ready paper September 29, 2000
Extended summaries must be forwarded to:
7-10 May 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
Tutorials from IEDM'99 now available on video from the IEEE
If you were unable to attend the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and want access to the tutorials that were given, the IEEE can help with these two video releases, recorded at the December 1999 meeting.
In Sub-100nm CMOS, a team of experts from North America and the Far East outline future challenges of CMOS scaling. This course identifies the growing challenges for CMOS scaling and elaborates on options being explored to meet future transistor requirements. The areas covered are new device structures, new materials and new ways of doing circuit design that will be needed to meet the technology requirements of sub-100nm CMOS.
5 Hrs. / 4 Videotapes + presentation notes List Price: $425.00 IEEE Member Price: $275.00 IEEE Order # (for NTSC version): EV5538QVE IEEE Order # (for PAL version): EV5539QVE
In the second video, System-on-a-chip, the trend to miniaturization and lower operating voltages permits an ever-increasing degree of functional integration with the potential for dramatic improvements in performance, cost and power at the systems level. This course addresses the different requirements and the methods to meld them together for a complete and meaningful single chip solution.
5 Hrs. / 4 Videotapes + presentation notes List Price: $425.00 IEEE Member Price: $275.00 IEEE Order # (for NTSC version): EV5540QVE IEEE Order # (for PAL version): EV5541QVE
Both videos can be ordered from the IEEE Customer Service Department, 445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA; by e-mail: email@example.com, by phone: 1-800-678-4333; at our new site on the Web at http://shop.ieee.org/store/. For further information on Education Activities check out our Website http://www.ieee.org/eab
IEEE Welcomes Harvard Business School Publishing to IEEE BooksPlus Program
IEEE members can now tap into Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) titles like Serious Play by Michael Schrage to find out how the world's best companies simulate to innovate, or Information Rules by Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian, a strategic guide to the network economy. HBSP has carefully selected 30 current, relevant books in business and management to be offered to IEEE members at a 30% discount. In addition, Harvard Business Review reprints and Harvard Business School case studies are available to IEEE members for electronic delivery at 35% off. Whether students or practicing professionals, IEEE members need to be technically adept and business savvy in today's competitive marketplace. Including Harvard Business School Publishing through IEEE BooksPlus adds another dimension to the information advantage IEEE members have at their fingertips. Visit www.ieee.org/booksplus/.
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