IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: June 2001

News of Interest
Senior Member Updates
Upcoming Events
Submission Information

News of Interest

Connecticut teenager wins $10,000 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship

Mariangela Lisanti has won the $10,000 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship with her project "Conductance Quantization in Au Nanocontacts." The 17 year old senior from Staples High School, Westport, Conn., USA was presented with the IEEE Foundation supported award on 10 May at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held this year in San Jose, CA.

Lisanti developed a novel technique for measuring conductance quantization in metallic nanowires, using gold as its conductor. It is both faster and less expensive than the three devices commonly used, aiding in the continuing quest for the miniaturization of electronic devices.

The Scholarship is the only Institute-wide scholarship awarded to a pre-college student. An audience of over 3,000 at the awards ceremony "ooohed" when the amount of the Scholarship was announced. It is the largest special award given by an organization at Intel ISEF. The Scholarship is awarded for "outstanding achievement in creating a project that demonstrates an understanding of electrical engineering, information technology, or other IEEE fields of interest."

For a full, alphabetical listing of the winning projects, see, check out the informal pictures of the judges and the winners at

IEEE Computer Society offers 2 months free access to online benefits

The IEEE Computer Society is offering 2 months free access to online benefits and services to anyone who joins the Society during its 2001 half-year member dues special. Apply now for half-year 2001 membership, and receive immediate access to purchased Digital Library subscriptions and members-only areas of the Computer Society Web site. For more information go to

IEEE Financial Advantage - Budget Rent-A-Car: Discounts up to 25 percent

IEEE members are now eligible for rental car discounts up to 25 percent from Budget Rent-A-Car. This new agreement is available at participating locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.  The discount may vary due to location, date and currency fluctuation. When making a reservation, use discount number "X520000." For more information, call Global Travel Services at +1 732 562 5387.


Judy Clift

Judy Clift, wife of Dr. Bob Alden, IEEE Senior Member and former Region 7 Director, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, May 27, 2001. Dearly loved mother and stepmother to Lydia and Zoe, Christine and Mandy. Dear daughter of Ivy and the late Albert Clift. Sister to Stan (Brenda), Gordon and Alan of Sussex, England. Daughter-in-law of Dorothy Alden. Cousin of Dorothy (John) Cullum and very special friend to Val and Eleanor. Loving owner of Molly.

Senior Member Updates

The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the May 2001 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Bellevue, WA

  • Ibrahim, Malak R- Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Zhuang, Weihua- Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Shayan, Yousef - Montreal
  • Hudgins, Bernard S. - New Brunswick
  • Pham, Tuan - Ottawa
  • Roddick, Laird H - Ottawa
  • Prystajecky, Walter - Southern Alberta
  • Sesay, Abu-Bakarr - Southern Alberta
  • Botchkarev, Alexei - Toronto
  • Gough, William A G - Vancouver
  • Kuras, Kazik - Vancouver

For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit 

Upcoming Events

  • 2001 IEEE 14th Computer Society Foundations Workshop
11-12 June 2001
Nova Scotia
For more information please contact IEEE Conference Services at 1-732-562-3878 or via Fax at 1-202-728-0884
  • IEEE Conference on Communications (ICC 2001)
11-14 June 2001
Helsinki, Finland
For more information please visit
  • IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference (PESC)
17-21 June 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia
For more information please visit
  • International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)
18-21 June 2001
Budapest, Hungary
For more information please visit
  • 2001 Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE'01)
11-13 July 2001
The Sheraton Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For further information, please contact the LESCOPE'01 Secretariat:
Large Engineering Systems,
P. O. Box 25041,
Halifax, NS B3M 4H4
Tel: (902)-443-2400
Fax: (902)-445-5110
  • 2001 IEEE Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC 2001)
16-20 July 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia
For further information, please contact:
Professor Marty Shaneyfelt,
Sandia National Labs,
MS 1083 P. O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1083
Tel: (505)-844-6137
Fax: (505)-844-2991
or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878
  • Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
16-21 July 2001
Rome, Italy
For more information please visit
  • IEEE Conference on History of Telecommunications (CHT2001)
25-27 July 2001
St. John's, Newfoundland
For more information please visit
  • 2001 National Scout Jamboree
23 July - 1 Aug 2001
Fredericksburg, VA
For more information please contact contact Ralph Russell at +1 804 741 9429 or at
  • Tenth Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference
13-17 August 2001
The Chateau Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit
  • Solar Odyssey 2001
28-30 September 2001
Saskatchewan Science Centre and the Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, Saskatchewan
For more information please visit 
  • Multimedia Technology and Applications Conference (MTAC 2001)
7-9 November 2001
University of California
For more information please visit 

For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at

Submission Information

You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Abhi Gupta at

Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month

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