Next IEEE VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony Will be 15 May 2020
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.
Videos from the 2019 Honors Ceremony, individual award presentations, interviews, and Summit presentations can be viewed on the Awards Channel at IEEE.tv.
The TryEngineering Summer Institute Registration is Open!
Registration is now open for the 2020 TryEngineering Summer Institute.
TryEngineering Summer Institute gives teens the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering disciplines in a fun, hands-on way. The two-week program, for students in grades 8 - 12, is scheduled at The University of California, Riverside; Texas A&M University, in College Station; and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in Queens, N.Y. Plans are underway to add one more location in the New England area.
Early bird special: save $200 by registering before 31 December.
Do you want to donate to the program; helping provide scholarships, activity supplies, and more? Visit our donations page.
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IEEE Learning Network (ILN) December Discount
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.
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.
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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
New Scottish Tartan Reflects the Colors of IEEE
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.
Susan K. “Kathy” Land Is 2020 IEEE President-Elect
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.
IEEE’s New Open Access Journals Call for Papers
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.