Gain valuable insights on industry trends, explore the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for engineers, and celebrate the pioneers that made it all possible at the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony. The next event, with a focus on immersive technologies, will be held on 15 May 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. For updated information as it becomes available, go to: ieee-vics.org.

 VIC Summit

Videos from the 2019 Honors Ceremony, individual award presentations, interviews, and Summit presentations can be viewed on the Awards Channel at IEEE.tv.

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Do you want to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into your classroom—or into your child's life? Join this free event presented by Graceann Griffin, STEM teacher and IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee member, on 12 December at 12pm ET. Her presentation
will be followed by a LIVE Q&A, so be sure to submit your questions!  https://bit.ly/2O70eWs


STEM

Have you visited the IEEE Learning Network (ILN)? Take advantage of the December discount and purchase courses on core and emerging technologies. ILN has more than 800 courses from across IEEE, all in one place. 

 ILN
Until 3 January, purchase selected courses from ILN Partners at a 30% discount with the code ILNDEC. Please make sure you’re an active IEEE member and have all of the desired products in the cart before entering the promotion code. 


Click here to view December’s discounted courses.

By the time children, especially those in under-resourced areas, reach 8th grade, nearly 50% have lost interest in STEM. Make a difference by sponsoring a classroom.

eMentoring 

TryEngineering Together pairs engineers with students to learn more about the possibilities of engineering and STEM careers. Organizations can pair their employees with 3rd-5th graders either locally or in an under-resourced area of the USA. 

Company employees can volunteer for just 2-3 hours a month. With the ability to access the platform anywhere around the world, helping students is easy and convenient.  Learn about becoming a corporate sponsor by visiting: http://cricketmedia.com/meet-tryengineering-together?utm_source=tadconnectnov&utm_medium=decemail&utm_campaign=tet

The City of Glasgow Designed the Tartan to Honor 30 Years of Hosting IEEE Conferences

By Jeremiah Daniels

THE INSTITUTE The Glasgow Convention Bureau created the IEEE Glasgow tartan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) held in the city.

A tartan is a patterned cloth that visually represents a family or clan. The IEEE Glasgow tartan is a modern-day representation of belonging for IEEE members. The tartan, woven in Scotland using traditional methods, consists of crisscross bands, using blue to represent knowledge, integrity, expertise, and stability and white to represent light, safety, and purity.

The cloth was presented to IEEE President José Moura by Glasgow’s mayor, Eva Bolander, during a celebratory dinner held on 17 September. Top volunteers from IEEE Region 8 and Glasgow attended the ceremony, as well as representatives from nearby universities.

One was IEEE Senior Member James Irvine, a professor of electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He fondly recalls that first conference, which was chaired by IEEE Life Fellow Tariq Durrani, now a research professor at the university.

She has led many IEEE organizations including the Computer Society, Standards Association, and Technical Activities

THE INSTITUTE IEEE Fellow Susan K. “Kathy” Land has been chosen as 2020 IEEE president-elect. She will begin serving as president on 1 January 2021.

Land, who was nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors, received 23,147 votes in the elections. Fellow Dejan Milojicic received 18,392 votes.

At press time, the results were unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the IEEE Tellers Committee report in November.

THE INSTITUTE IEEE is seeking article submissions for its new gold fully open access journals.

Gold open access refers to articles being made open access through the payment of a fee- called an article processing charge (APC)—by the author.


The new journals will be fully open access and will publish articles within the specialized field of interest of the sponsoring society. With these journals, the organization is committed to helping further scientific research and supporting accessibility to technological information.


THE INSTITUTE For decades, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has set out to create a globally open and inclusive environment for consensus-building, widely respected, and adopted technology standards.

Global expansion, the rapid pace of technology development, and emerging and converging technologies have created a need for standards in new technical areas and industries. Having witnessed the introduction and inclusion of new and different standards participants, evolving industry needs and expectations, and an increased competitive space in standardization, IEEE SA has created new ecosystems of experts to address important matters that are contextual and critical to the future of technology.

As part of this expansion, IEEE SA is moving into new geographical and technological territories and is opening new avenues for industry engagement. The standards development ecosystem has grown to include pre-standardization incubation activities, conformance and certification, and alliance management services. These changes have been important in meeting industry and participants’ needs.

To reflect this evolution and best position itself for the future, on 14 October, World Standards Day, IEEE SA unveiled a new identity. This new look has been designed to reflect current business as well as the organization’s aspirations for the future while ensuring that it reflects the same core values, collaborative spirit, and connection to IEEE. With this comes a new mantra: Raising the World’s Standards.

This expression speaks to the desire to go beyond areas. It reveals an aspiration to raise the bar and go beyond serving our current constituency to also include other people, technologies, and sectors.

IEEE SA is dedicated to providing a high-quality, globally open, market-relevant consensus-building environment, where great minds work to develop leading-edge technology standards.