|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: June 2001|
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 http://www.sciserv.org/isef/sao2001.asp, check out the informal pictures of the judges and the winners at http://www.sploids.com/isef2001/isefpix.html.
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 http://computer.org/join/.
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, 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
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/sminitiative.html
11-12 June 2001
11-14 June 2001
17-21 June 2001
18-21 June 2001
11-13 July 2001
16-20 July 2001
16-21 July 2001
25-27 July 2001
23 July - 1 Aug 2001
13-17 August 2001
28-30 September 2001
7-9 November 2001
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|IEEE Canada Newsletter - June 2001||Nouvelles de IEEE Canada - juin 2001|
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