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Indonesia honours McNaughton
General McNaughton's contributions to engineering are remembered through the IEEE's McNaughton Medal award. The IEEE Canadian Foundation honours him by naming resource centers in student branches in his memory. Now Indonesia is honouring him by bestowing their highest civilian award, Bintang Jasa Utama, on General McNaughton for his contribution to the modern Indonesian state.
The complete Globe & Mail story is archived at http://www.ieee.ca/awards/mcn_indonesia.htm.
Sections Congress comes to Quebec
The IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) met on 18 June 2004. At the meeting they approved the IEEE Quebec Section as the Host Section of the 2008 Sections Congress. The complete meeting summary may be reviewed at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/rab/Summaries/RABMTGS.html.
SC 2008 will be held on 19-22 September 2008. 2008 will see Quebec celebrate its 400th anniversary of foundation and the section its 50th anniversary.
2005 student member renewals, new applications only via web
Starting in September 2005, IEEE will only accept membership applications and/or renewals from Students via the web. To accommodate this change, paper application forms and renewal forms for Students will no longer be produced. IEEE will, however continue to offer a brochure highlighting the benefits of Student membership. These brochures will be distributed to Sections and Student Branches during August.
This past February, the online Student application was enhanced to improve access and to allow students from any school in the world to join IEEE online. Features of the enhanced version include:
This new policy is the result of an action taken by the IEEE Board of Directors in November 2003. The Board acknowledged that there may be extenuating circumstances where paper applications would still be acceptable. For example, someone who wishes to join IEEE at a conference where there is no Internet connection available. For these situations, an electronic version (PDF format) of the student application can be provided.
For additional information on this change, please contact IEEE Student Services at .
Contiguous Section Affiliation
Your IEEE mailing address automatically determines your Section affiliation. However, you may choose to affiliate with a neighboring Section instead of the one assigned. This is a common request from commuters who live near Section boundaries.
Once the change is made, you will receive meeting notices, newsletters and other information from the new Section, and only that Section. You will be on the new Section's roster with the mailing address provided. Contiguous Section affiliation status remains on your record until such time as it is manually removed. If you relocate out of the area contiguous to the Section assignment requested, you will be automatically reassigned to the appropriate Section.
To make a request for change of Section affiliation, you can send an email to . The email must include name, member number, current Section and the Section with which you wish to be affiliated.
IEEE announces new way to access online technical information
The IEEE has announced the release of IEEE Enterprise, a new product developed to deliver online technical information to businesses with a need for instant access to IEEE content. Subscribers to IEEE Enterprise will be able to choose from three levels of access to IEEE information. Each level will allow a specific number of full-text article downloads from the online collection of IEEE magazines, journals, transactions and conference proceedings. Access continues until all downloads are exhausted, at which point a subscription may be renewed. For more information on IEEE Enterprise, visit http://www.ieee.org/enterprise.
Let's get small: New IEEE Virtual Museum exhibit
A new IEEE Virtual Museum exhibit, "Let's Get Small: The Shrinking World of Microelectronics," offers visitors a broad overview of the ever-shrinking world of electronics, from the transistor of the 1950s, to the integrated circuits of the 1960s, to the microprocessors of 1970s, and finally to the 21st-century field of nanotechnology. This online exhibit, written for the non-expert, explains how and why these technologies emerged. "Let's Get Small" also contains interactive and multimedia animations to help visitors explore the way transistors work, the way integrated circuits were made, and the ways computers use microelectronics to manipulate digital information. The exhibit can be found at http://www.ieee.org/museum.
Two new IEEE IEEE journals coming in 2005
The IEEE has approved two new periodicals for publication in 2005: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and IEEE Journal on Display Technology. These journals will focus on emerging "breakthrough" technologies that can have a tremendous impact on industry as well as everyday lives. Both titles will be available through IEEE Xplore and various IEEE online collections, as well as by individual subscription. For more information on IEEE journals and magazines and subscription options, visit http://www.ieee.org/aboutieeejournals.
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the June 2004 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings:
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
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New book on nonlinear dynamic modeling
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Publishers weekly honors Wiley-IEEE Press Book on history of Telecom
"The Worldwide History of Telecom," a book from IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, has recently won an award from Publisher's Weekly magazine. From smoke signals to satellites, "The Worldwide History of Telecommunications" by Anton A. Huurdeman chronicles humanity's endlessly creative methods of communicating across a distance. To purchase this book or find more information, visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471205052.html.
New book on Electrical energy and transport
Dr. George G. Karady and Dr. Keith E. Holbert offer an in-depth introduction to the basic concepts of electric motor operation and energy transport in their new book, "Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport: An Interactive Computer-Based Approach." This Wiley-IEEE Press title is designed to support interactive teaching and computer assisted self-learning, and includes a set of PowerPoint slides for instructor assistance. For more information, or to purchase, visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471476528.html.
Discounted online management courses now available to IEEE members
Both IEEE and IEEE Computer Society members may now purchase low-cost access to an online collection of 26 management courses from renowned sources such as the American Management Association and Peter Drucker. A special introductory offer for the full 26-course package is available through 31 August: US$59 for IEEE Computer Society members (regularly US$99), US$89 for IEEE members (regularly US$129). For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/DistanceLearning.
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|IEEE Canada Newsletter - August 2004||Bulletin de IEEE Canada - Août 2004|
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