|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: September 2001|
News of Interest
2001 IEEE Annual Election
The election ballots are beginning to be sent to all IEEE voting members. We urge you to:
Let your vote be counted!
IEEE Xplore Functionality improves for IEEE members
The first major upgrade to the IEEE Xplore website, release 1.2, has been implemented! The new features include:
To check it out, visit http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore
New Power Electronics Technical Committees Established
The IEEE Power Electronics Society has authorized the creation of three new technical committees: DC Systems, chaired by Jose Cobos of the Universidad Polytech de Madrid, Spain; Rectifiers and Inverters, chaired by Fang Peng of Michigan State University; YSA Motor Drives, chaired by Alfio Conoli of the University of Catania, Italy. The new committees join six established technical study groups: Devices, Components and Packing; Transportation; Telecommunications Energy; Electronic Transformers; Simulation, Modeling and Control; and Education. To participate in one of the technical committees, send an e-mail to the PELS Administrator, Bob Myers, at email@example.com.
2001 IEEE EAB Award winners announced
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) has named seven individuals and one company to be honored with the annual IEEE EAB awards for outstanding contributions to education. Selections were made at the EAB meeting during the IEEE Organizational Units Meeting in New Brunswick, NJ USA 22 June 2001.
Full story at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/newswire72.htm.
Regions Respond to Informal Education Questionnaire (by Lynn Murison)
Pre-college education is currently the hot topic among members, according to a 2001-2002 IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) regional survey. This spring, in Regions 3, 7, 8, and 10, each Region's Education Chair and an EAB representative addressed a meeting in order to reacquaint members with the activities of the EAB and to informally survey them as to education needs and future interests.
The Education Chairs of the remaining regions plan to deliver the same presentation and gather information from the informal survey at 2002 meetings. The EAB Regional Education Chair Committee hopes that this informal survey, when completed, will help provide direction for future programs.
Of the responding members in the participating regions, 67% of members reported most interest in promoting technological literacy for K-12 students. Region 3 suggested universities send representatives to speak to high school students, contests on hardware development, and pilot programs run by engineering companies. There was agreement that the problem in running these programs is finding volunteers with enough time to plan and implement them.
Continuing professional development requirements and university accreditation was next in importance. Only 38% of members report requirements to maintain licensure or chartered engineer status, but most are very interested in them. They reported that testing and training, when required, is usually conducted by national societies, universities, and consulting firms. There was interest in distance learning using online or video courses and workshops to provide material, financial, and administrative support.
A common request was for access to educational information worldwide. Most respondents want a central database with daily updates about educational opportunities and resources. All the regions recognized the impediments to developing an easily accessible database because technical resources vary significantly from country to country.
It was suggested that the next step should be a formal interests/needs survey to identify actions/strategies to meet education needs. The informal survey summary and the questions are posted at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/oc/rec/index.htm.
Senior Member Updates
The following members were updated to Senior Member status at the August 2001 Admission and Advancement Panel meeting held in Montreal, Canada
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/sminitiative.html
10-12 September 2001
10-13 September 2001
18-21 September 2001
24-26 September 2001
26-28 September 2001
30 Sept - 2 October 2001
28-30 September 2001
30 Sept - 2 October 2001
7-10 October 2001
14-18 October 2001
7-9 November 2001
4-6 February 2002
17-21 June 2002
18-21 August 2002
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