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.

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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

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.

Accounts for ordering membership development materials are now created at the Section and Student Branch level.  New sign in credentials for the Marcore ordering portal were sent to MD Chairs (or Section Chairs) and Student Branch Chairs in early August. 

Important notes:

· Reach out to authorized Section or Student Branch leaders (positions listed above) first to coordinate requests.

· If you leave your position, please hand over the Marcore account information to the new officer.

· If you are a newly elected officer in one of these positions, you should request the sign in credentials from the prior officer if they have not already provided it to you. 

· For newly formed student branches only, please email grow-membership@ieee.org to request an account.

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Members and non-members can add Society membership when giving the Gift of IEEE Membership.  


Help someone in your life find their professional home in IEEE. Start by giving them the gift of IEEE Membership and consider adding a Society or two!  

IEEE membership will impact their professional and social life for years to come. IEEE delivers access to the industry's technical information, offers career development tools, and provides access to IEEE's discount programs.  Add Society memberships to provide access to their professional benefits as well.  


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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.