Senior leadership discusses IEEE’s future direction

The IEEE Presidents Forum is coming to the Colorado State University Alumni Center in Fort Collins on Thursday, 27 September, 2018.  This unique event offers an exciting opportunity for attendees to meet the IEEE senior leadership team.  The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. MDT, or via livestream 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. MDT.  The forum is open to current, former, and potential IEEE members.

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders. 

Our volunteers carry the IEEE mission by conducting activities every day that benefit their local IEEE communities throughout the world. To support them in this effort, MGA ensures that they have the right training resources at their disposal.

Among the training resources offered by MGA, the IEEE Center of Leadership Excellence, (CLE) is perhaps one of its best-kept secrets! What is the CLE? The CLE is a training resource targeting IEEE members and volunteers. In fact, it is part of IEEE members’ benefits. CLE provides self-paced access to on-demand content. All IEEE members and volunteers can access the CLE using their IEEE Account.

The CLE targets multiple audiences. Elected or appointed volunteers have access to Action Plans (checklists) in CLE, to help them perform in their roles. There are Action Plans available for 24 volunteer leadership roles across all the geographic units (e.g., Section, Student Branch, etc.). The CLE also targets those interested in the Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT), and provides content for conference organizers.

There are many ways to leverage the CLE.  Sometimes, when a volunteer steps into an officer role, he/she may not be entirely familiar with the position. The Action Plans help volunteers familiarize quickly with the role. To access the Action Plans, simply go to the Volunteer icon on the CLE homepage and click the "Action Plans" icon to begin. 

 

MGA News - August 2018

A Well-Kept Secret

Our volunteers carry the IEEE mission by conducting activities every day that benefit their local IEEE communities throughout the world. To support them in this effort, MGA ensures that they have the right training resources at their disposal.

Among the training resources offered by MGA, the IEEE Center of Leadership Excellence, (CLE) is perhaps one of its best-kept secrets! What is the CLE? The CLE is a training resource targeting IEEE members and volunteers. In fact, it is part of IEEE members’ benefits. CLE provides self-paced access to on-demand content. All IEEE members and volunteers can access the CLE using their IEEE Account.

The CLE targets multiple audiences. Elected or appointed volunteers have access to Action Plans (checklists) in CLE, to help them perform in their roles. There are Action Plans available for 24 volunteer leadership roles across all the geographic units (e.g., Section, Student Branch, etc.). The CLE also targets those interested in the Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT), and provides content for conference organizers.

There are many ways to leverage the CLE.  Sometimes, when a volunteer steps into an officer role, he/she may not be entirely familiar with the position. The Action Plans help volunteers familiarize quickly with the role. To access the Action Plans, simply go to the Volunteer icon on the CLE homepage and click the "Action Plans" icon to begin. 

Another effective way to leverage the CLE is during officers’ transition. The outgoing leaders can point the new incoming officers to the CLE to review the Action Plans for their respective roles. After referencing the Action Plans, new officers may hold a meeting to ensure the roles and responsibilities are clear.

In early 2018, more than 80 pieces of new-recorded content was added to the CLE, offering an array of topics covering many areas of the entire IEEE organization.

The MGA Training Committee oversees the CLE as well as other training resources such as the Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT). A long-time volunteer from Region 5, Diane Bowen Collier, chairs the committee. The Training committee held its annual meeting in July 2018, and one item at the top of their list is to publicize MGA training resources, which grows member and volunteer usage of those resources and encourages volunteer engagement.

Keeping our volunteers involved, energized, and motivated to serve in leadership positions, contributes to the success of the larger IEEE. Effective training is key in achieving this goal.

For questions regarding MGA Training, contact m.t.Schneider@ieee.org

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Coming Soon: New IEEE Guidelines for Working with Children

IEEE is committed to providing programs that are both enriching and safe for all participants – including children. As part of this commitment, IEEE has approved guidelines for working with children. These guidelines were approved by the IEEE Board of Directors in November of 2017.

In the near future, IEEE will be releasing procedures and tools for volunteers and employees who participate in IEEE-sponsored activities that include children. The procedures and tools will include guidelines, program registration, training, and background screening. More information will follow. 

In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact either Karyn Connor or Frank M. Giannattasio from the IEEE Office of Risk & Insurance Management Services at orims@ieee.org 

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Call for Nominations: IEEE MGA Awards, Recognizing Outstanding IEEE Volunteers

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.

If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

·      MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award

·      MGA Innovation Award

·      MGA Leadership Award

·      MGA Achievement Award

·      MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award

The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2018 (for completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement). 

Ø  Nominate a colleague now

Please note:  MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.

Please e-mail MGA Awards with any questions about the MGA Awards and Recognition Program.

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IEEE Day

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.

IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow.” While the world benefits from what’s newIEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2018 is the 9th edition of the same and will be celebrated on 2nd October 2018.

Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!

The IEEE Day team is made up of student volunteers, young professionals, and staff. Together, they work to assure that this year's celebration will be even bigger and more impressive than the last editions. The principle task of the IEEE Day team is to initiate, motivate, and coordinate events and efforts to celebrate this day worldwide.

In addition to an enjoyable time and empowering members to engineer the future and beyond, the team actively supports members and volunteers.

Do not hesitate; share your excitement, visions, and joy with engineers worldwide.

Based on the experience from the past IEEE Day editions, the website will be updated as well as the IEEE Day social network pages and accounts.

Stay connected with all of the great events by following your fellow members on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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AWARDS NEWS: 2019 TFA & 2018 HERZ RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED; NEXT IEEE VIC SUMMIT & HONORS CEREMONY 17 MAY 2019

The IEEE Board of Directors has approved the 2019 IEEE Technical Field Award and 2018 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award recipients. The complete list of recipients and their citations is posted online at https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/index.html. Please feel free to send notes of congratulations and to publicize the recipients within your IEEE and other professional affiliations.

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 taking place on Friday, 17 May 2019 at The Marriott Marquis San Diego Arena, California, USA. For updated information as it becomes available, go to: ieee-vics.org.

Videos for the 2018 Honors Ceremony, individual award presentations, interviews, and Summit presentations can be viewed on the Awards Channel at IEEE.tv.

#IEEEVICSUMMIT#IEEEHonors 

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MGA Board Votes to Reaffirm IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy

At the June 2018 MGA Board Meeting, the Board approved a statement reaffirming the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy.

This statement solidifies MGA’s dedication to ethical and fair treatment of all IEEE members, and reads:

"IEEE members are committee to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct.  The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board reaffirms its commitment to an environment free of discrimination and harassment as stated in the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy."

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Electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF) for Conference Proceedings

As a reminder to conference organizers, IEEE policy requires a signed IEEE Copyright Form for every submitted paper before publication can occur. This puts IEEE in a strong position to protect the intellectual property of our conferences.

However, if this copyright requirement is not met, significant delays in publication of the conference proceedings could occur.

Collecting and keeping track of paper copyright forms can be a tedious and time-consuming task, so the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPR) offers the Electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF) to simplify the process. The eCF is a highly effective tool that not only transfers copyright to IEEE, but also saves IEEE authors, volunteers and staff significant amounts of time and effort by eliminating the need for the paper form.

Once registered, the authors are guided to the appropriate form, which is signed by typing in their names and clicking on a "Submit" button.

The Electronic Copyright Form - Overview webinar will be available soon through IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence

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IMPORTANT: IEEE WordPress Hosting Migration:

We are planning a migration effort for our dated multisite WordPress hosting service: http://sites.ieee.org/ to a more robust server that will simplify maintenance (backup, restore, migrate, etc) and increase security. This migration is not a complete migration, but an opt-in one to facilitate optimization efforts. If your sites need to be publicly accessible, then you will need to opt into the migration effort. All other sites will be archived and they will not be publicly accessible.

More information will be sent to EWH mailing lists and to current officers in a few weeks or sooner. For questions/concerns, please contact ewh-webmaster@ieee.org.

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Expansion of MGA online petition forms for new geographic units

IEEE MGA is excited to announce the expansion of our online petition form to include submissions for Sections, Subsections and Status Changes!  Online petition submissions are already available for Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, Student Branch Affinity Groups, Technical Chapters and Affinity Groups. 

Access the online petition form

The above link also provides more information about IEEE geographic unit formation policies and links to the petition form for forming a Geographic Council. 

In accordance with the actions of the IEEE MGA Board, there are specific guidelines to follow when forming an IEEE geographic unit. More information about forming a geographic unit can be found in Section 9 of the MGA Operations Manual. 

IEEE local geographic organizational units provide unique opportunities for members to attend technical presentations, create strong peer-to-peer connections, and participate in leadership opportunities that can make a positive distinction in IEEE members' jobs and careers.

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The IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Award Presentation

The IEEE and the Royal Society of Edinburgh created a joint award in 2006 to recognize groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields. The award is named in honor of the 19th-Century Scottish mathematician and physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, who laid the foundations of electromagnetic wave theory, radio propagation, microwave techniques, and radio communications. The annual award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, a certificate, and an honorarium, and it is one of the awards given at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony. Unfortunately, the co-recipients were unable to make it to the ceremony in San Francisco, California, USA.

On 5 July in Edinburgh, Scotland, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge presented the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell medals to the 2018 co-recipients, Thomas Haug and Philippe Dupuis.

IEEE Jefferies Haug Dupuis MG 8654“Last November I felt immensely honored to learn that, together with Thomas Haug, I would receive the 2018 Maxwell medal. I wish to thank the IEEE and RSE for this great honor. During my engineering studies, I thought that the importance of the work of James Clerk Maxwell deserved to be acknowledged to a greater extent. Now this happened: all scientists indeed recognize that Maxwell has provided one of the most eminent contribution to the constructions of modern physics and the understanding of nature itself.” Philippe Dupuis

IEEE Haug medal from HRH MG 8665“I would like to thank the IEEE Awards Program and Awards Board for this great honor. The award ceremony in Edinburgh was a very nice event during which the bronze replicas were handed over to us by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge. I want to thank you as well as RSE for the wonderful award and for arranging everything so well. And the medal is just beautiful, as is also the certificate.”—Thomas Haug

 

 

IEEE Dupuis medal from HRH MG 8675The RSE was very pleased to welcome the IEEE President, Jim Jefferies, who read the citation for the two recipients.

 

 

IEEE -- Advancing Technology for Humanity 

Did you know that the IEEE Awards Program accepts tax deductible donations? Support IEEE's efforts in inspiring the next generation of technologists by recognizing the achievements of those who have transformed our lives. Visit http://www.ieee.org/donate and select IEEE Awards Program Fund under the Designation menu.  

Save the date: The next IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & Honors Ceremony will be Friday, 17 May 2019 at the Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA (http://ieee-vics.org/) 

Become a Partner at the 2019 VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony - sponsorship opportunities

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Updated IEEE Corporate Web Site Launches -- Where's the Volunteer Content?

On 4 April 2018, an updated www.ieee.org launched with a strategy focused on:

·  Showcasing who and what IEEE is; 

·  Conveying what IEEE offers visitors and customers; 

·  Providing a portal to content our core customers need and want; and 

·  Driving revenue-generating traffic.

The launch included migration of 3,500 pages and 400,000 assets to a new content management platform; roll-out of a new responsive design to better serve mobile traffic; and reorganization of certain areas of the site, including the location of volunteer-related content.  As is common soon after a major content migration, visitors might find broken links in pages and search results.  Teams are actively identifying and resolving these issues.  If you have identified a broken link or missing content, please report the issue using the Web Site Feedback Form and indicate if the issue is critical to IEEE business so that it can be prioritized accordingly. 

Where's the volunteer content?

Integral to the corporate web site strategy and to the activities of IEEE volunteers is giving content supporting IEEE volunteers its own deserved space within the IEEE digital presence.  To accomplish this, volunteer-related content is in the process of migrating to new volunteer-centric web sites which include a unified search. This is the first step towards establishing a volunteer "extranet" to better serve the IEEE volunteer community and will continue to evolve. These sites are:

·  Board of Directors: https://corporate.ieee.org 

·  Educational Activities: https://ea.ieee.org 

·  Member and Geographic Activities: https://mga.ieee.org 

·  Publication Services and Products: https://pspb.ieee.org 

·  Technical Activities: https://ta.ieee.org

If encountering secure content on these volunteer sites, please use your IEEE Account to sign in.

During the transition to these sites, the IEEE Board of Directors Resource site will remain at https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/index.html.  Please note that volunteer-related information for IEEE-USA and the IEEE Standards Association can still be found on:

·  Standards: https://standards.ieee.org 

·  IEEE-USA: https://ieeeusa.org

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Your Role in Cookie Compliance on IEEE MGA Websites

IEEE is committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  As a result, all IEEE websites must include an informational banner regarding cookies.

The webmaster for your Section, Subsection, Chapter, Affinity Group, Student Branch or Student Branch Chapter, has most likely already been contacted.  Many of the sites hosted by IEEE – specifically WordPress sites on http://sites.ieee.org, have already added the cookie policy.

Please forward this message along with the instructions included below to your IEEE colleagues who manage IEEE websites and ensure they are either already compliant or are aware of the actions required.

Here are the instructions to apply an informational banner on your website related to cookies. The content that feeds to the banner will be managed by IEEE staff. This banner will briefly outline how IEEE uses cookies to enhance the user's experience, as well as link to our Privacy Policy for more information.

An example of how this banner will appear on your website http://sites.ieee.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Madhavi Alaparthy , IEEE Data Privacy Officer.

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Call for Nominations: MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award 

Every three years, the MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual, who over a long and sustained period of leadership, contributed in an exemplary manner to the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board, its activities and achievements, and the attainment of its goals and objectives. Selection criteria, the nomination form, and more information on the MGA awards process are available.

The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2018 (for a completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement).

https://mga.ieee.org/awards/mga-awards-and-recognition-program/mga-william-w-middleton-distinguished-service-award

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Call for Nominations – MGA Outstanding Section Awards

Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large, one medium, and one small Section (across all Regions), to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public.  The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries. 

Three awards are presented, as follows:

  • Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year;
  • Medium Section = 501-1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year; new in 2014
  • Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year

To nominate your Section for the MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, or Small Section Award, please go to http://mga-awards-section.fluidreview.com.  Follow the links provided to review the selection criteria and submittal instructions.

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2018.  Recipients will be announced in July 2018. 

Please note: We welcome all feedback about your experience with the online portal, so that we may continually work to improve the IEEE MGA and Region Awards processes.  Please email questions and/or feedback to the Region Awards Chair (NAME, email), and MGA Awards Staff (mga-awards@ieee.org).

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Call for participation: 2018 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) - The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT). The program enters its fifth year of implementation after graduating over 180 graduates since 2013, representing all IEEE geographic Regions. 

VoLT targets volunteers who have a true desire to learn about the broader IEEE and are considering taking leadership positions within their local units and roles in IEEE committees. IEEE volunteers with 2+ years of volunteer experience in their local units and have not held a Section Chair position are highly encouraged to participate. The program runs in two phases as described below.  Please read the information carefully.

Track 1 - IEEE volunteers are invited to participate in Track 1, which covers the core organizational units of IEEE and provides a key foundation knowledge of the organization. The eight courses can be found in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) web site. Participants will need to complete a short quiz at the end of each session. If you are interested in participating in the 2018 VoLT Program you should complete these courses between May 21 and June 22. 

To access Track 1 courses, log into the CLE with your IEEE account starting May 21 and click on the “VoLT Program” icon to begin. Volunteers who complete Track 1 within the dates listed above can apply for consideration for Track 2.

Track 2 - After completing Track 1, volunteers will receive an email notification early July 2018 with a link to complete an application form, completion deadline and other details of the program. Track 2 candidates will need to send an endorsement note (e.g., email or word file) signed by either his/her Region Director, Section Chair, Chapter Chair, or MGA Young Professionals (YP) Committee Chair. We may consider other endorsements from IEEE volunteers (e.g., IEEE Committee Chairs) on a case-by-case basis. The endorsement is a short note by a volunteer leader who knows you and believes the program will be beneficial to you. Send an endorsement only if you complete Track 1 within the dates defined above and receive the email with the program application link.

Please note that participation in the program requires a time commitment of 4-8 hours a month.

Track 2 will run from early September thru early December 2018. During these 3 months, participants will have weekly live webinars focused on leadership related topics. They will have a mentor and will work on a project assignment as part of a team.

Thank You.

MGA Training Committee

E-mail VOLT staff with questions 

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Call for nominations:  IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award

Deadline Extended: 15 April 2018 

You can help recognize the efforts of Life Members Affinity Groups by nominating an affinity group for the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award.

If you know of an IEEE Life Member Affinity Group that has shown outstanding leadership and initiative in organizing activities/programs to engage Life Members or to help further support the IEEE Life Member Fund, consider nominating them for the achievement award.

Please visit the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award Webpage to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements.  This award is based on programs and activities held during 2017.

All nominations must be submitted through the Life Members Affinity Group Achievement Award portal.  Note that the nomination forms are not automatically connected to your IEEE account; therefore, nominators must create another account to submit a nomination.

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IEEE WIE Dates to remember  

21-22 May 2018 - IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference San Jose California

Link Register: bit.ly/2E6GxdQ

2018 IEEE WIE International Leadership Summits Announced 

View List of Locations 

Visit wie.ieee.org for information on IEEE WIE programs

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Expansion of MGA online petition forms for new geographic units

IEEE MGA is excited to announce the expansion of our online petition form to include submissions for Sections, Subsections and Status Changes!  Online petition submissions are already available for Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, Student Branch Affinity Groups, Technical Chapters and Affinity Groups. 

Access the online petition form

The above link also provides more information about IEEE geographic unit formation policies and links to the petition form for forming a Geographic Council.  

In accordance with the actions of the IEEE MGA Board, there are specific guidelines to follow when forming an IEEE geographic unit. More information about forming a geographic unit can be found in Section 9 of the MGA Operations Manual.

IEEE local geographic organizational units provide unique opportunities for members to attend technical presentations, create strong peer-to-peer connections, and participate in leadership opportunities that can make a positive distinction in IEEE members' jobs and careers.

Email IEEE staff at petition@ieee.org with questions about the new online form or geographic unit formation policies and processes

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New IEEE Travel & Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

In an effort to control costs and establish guidelines regarding reimbursable travel expenses, the IEEE Board of Directors approved new IEEE Travel & Expense Reimbursement Guidelines. The most significant change that will impact IEEE volunteers is:

  • All volunteer expense reports must be submitted to IEEE, approved internally and forwarded to IEEE Accounts Payable within 60 days after the expenses have been incurred. Failure to submit expense reports within the 60-day threshold may result in non-reimbursement.

The IEEE Travel & Expense Reimbursement Guidelines were created in response to recommendations from the Travel and Expense audit conducted as part of Internal Audit's strategic plan, as approved by the IEEE Audit Committee. 

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Educational Activities Presents TryEngineering Summer Camps, Powered by IEEE

Dates: July 2018

Website and Registration Link: https://tryengineeringcamps.ieee.org/

This is a two week sleep away camp (for 12 - 17 year olds) at four colleges/universities in the US in July 2018.  The member cost is $3,095; non-member is $3,295.

The camp locations are Vaughn College in Queens (R1), University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (R4), Texas A&M (R5), and University of Cal Riverside (R6).  

Job Opportunities:  There is an additional opportunity for student and graduate student members to get a position during this time at one of the camps. 

Information on job opportunities, visit: 

https://tryengineeringcamps.ieee.org/human_resources/

Attached are some ads, a flyer, and the messages that went out to all members in early February.  Another email will go out to R1-6 in late March and again May.  

There are two articles I wish to bring to your attention on this program:

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/career-and-education/education/ieee-launches-tryengineering-summer-camps

https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/summer-camp-can-help-chances-of-college-acceptance

Sample Copy you can use: 

Title: TryEngineering Summer Camps Powered by IEEE are Here! 

Are you looking to send your children to an unforgettable summer camp experience? IEEE Educational Activities is pleased to announce TryEngineering Summer Camps Powered by IEEE. The camps are designed to challenge and inspire students, aged 12–17, to explore academic and career paths in engineering. The IEEE-designed curriculum combines team-based, hands-on design projects, guest speakers, academic preparation tips, and field visits. Available at four institutions of higher learning in the United States, this is a great opportunity for teenagers to have a collegiate experience and make new friends. 

Program dates: 

Session 1: 1-14 July 2018 

Session 2: 15-28 July 2018 

IEEE employees and members receive a tuition discount.

For more details including activities, locations, airport transportation, and registration, visit tryengineeringcamps.ieee.org.

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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for a Newly Open 2018 Ombudsman Volunteer Position

IEEE Technical Activities (TA) is looking for a volunteer with the necessary leadership and organizational skills to impact the future success of the organization, to serve as the TAB Ombudsman.  

This individual will serve as the point of contact for reporting issues or concern including complaints and disputes, related to IEEE Technical Activities programs, projects, or activities, that have not been resolved through established procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, the work of the Technical Activities Board, Societies, Technical Councils, Communities and their subgroups, as well as other IEEE and non-IEEE organizational units.

This individual must be an IEEE member in good standing, be a former member of TAB or a TAB Committee, and must be able to commit a significant amount of time to the position. Prior knowledge of IEEE governance and processes is required. You can view additional information about the position in Section 2.14 in the TAB Operations Manual.

The deadline to receive nominations is Monday, 16 April 2018.

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Nominate a Colleague for the IEEE Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor Recognition

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Do you know someone, living or deceased, who has made one or more contribution(s) to IEEE Technical Activities Now is your chance to nominate him or her for the Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor.

Multiple inductees are allowed in each year, to be considered for two recipient categories; recent contributions (within the last five years) and earlier contributions. The TAB Hall of Honor Selection Committee may recommend up to three recipients in each of the categories in a given year.

Sitting members of TAB, members of the Selection Committee, and staff are ineligible to be considered. To better judge the permanence of the accomplishment, consideration of a nomination by TAB is permitted only after one year has elapsed from the accomplishment or the death of the nominee in the case of a posthumous nomination.

The deadline to receive nominations is Monday, 14 May 2018. The final 2018 recipient(s) will be determined by the IEEE Technical Activities Board at the June 2018 meeting.  

For more information see the TAB Hall of Honor see the TAB Hall of Honor page, or contact Paula Dunne, IEEE Staff.

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Call for Award Nominations: Society/Council Professional Development and Educational Activities

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The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) is seeking nominations for its annual awards, including the Society/Council Professional Development Award.

This Award recognizes IEEE Societies and Councils for major contributions to the professional development of its members through outstanding products, services, and support in the areas of life-long learning, continuing education, and professional development. 

Learn more about the Society/Council Professional Development Award and how to nominate a Society/Council.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is 7 May 2018.

Nominations are also sought for other Educational Activities awards. A description of each award and the applicable nomination forms can be found here

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The March edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is live now on the IEEE Smart Grid Web Portal.

This newsletter is a special issue on the Internet of Things. The articles cover: Smart Cities – Modernizing Our Infrastructure as a Platform for Exciting Technology, Advanced Meter Infrastructure Reporting and the Case for Virtual Metering, The State of Digitalization in Distribution Systems.

Access the March and earlier issues of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter: 

https://smartgrid.ieee.org/newsletters/march-2018

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TAB Votes to Reaffirm IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy

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At the February 2018 TAB Meeting, TAB approved a statement reaffirming the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy.

This statement solidifies TAB's dedication to the ethical and fair treatment of all IEEE members, and reads:

"IEEE members are committed to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct. The IEEE Technical Activities Board reaffirms its commitment to an environment free of discrimination and harassment as stated in the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy." 

Reinforcing codes and policies in existence is only the first step; TAB will continue to look ahead at new opportunities to raise awareness through education, easier reporting, messaging, training, and dialogue.

You may wish to hold an AdCom vote to endorse a statement on behalf of your Society/Council. In response to a request from Societies/Councils to provide a vetted statement for use on Society/Council websites, newsletters, and/or conference web pages, the several statement variations have been vetted by IEEE Legal, Corporate Communications, and Governance groups and are approved for use. You may view the variations here

Please contact Kristen Russell, IEEE Staff, with any questions.  

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IEEE SIGHT Projects Notice

The Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Activities related projects. The SIGHT program is a network of IEEE volunteers that partner with underserved communities and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. The committee will review proposals during three periods in 2018 and will grant awards between US $1,000 and US $19,999.

Deadlines:

31 March 

30 June 

01 September
Learn more. 

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Become a Partner at the 2018 VIC Summit and Honors Ceremonysponsorship opportunities

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@IEEExp has Hit 5000 Instagram Followers! 

The IEEE Member Experience team has been diligently developing and promoting two social media accounts that showcase what the IEEE member experience is all about. The accounts are on Twitter and Instagram and both use the @IEEExp as the account name. In fact, our Instagram account recently hit the 5,000 follower milestone during International Women's Day!

The best feature of these accounts is that the content is predominantly generated from our member and volunteers’ experiences. Be sure to follow us on both accounts and use #IEEExp so the account moderators can find your posts. You could be featured in a future post! 

Click here to access @IEEExp via Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ieeexp/

Click here to access @IEEExp via Twitter - https://twitter.com/ieeexp

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2018 IEEE 5G World Forum - Registration is now open!
9-11 July 2018 || Santa Clara, California, USA

Registration is now open for the 2018 IEEE 5G World Forum: http://ieee-wf-5g.org/registration/

The 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California is a unique event bringing together experts from industry, academia, and research to exchange their vision and advances towards 5G to encourage innovative collaboration to benefit society.

We are excited to begin each day with distinguished keynote speakers (http://ieee-wf-5g.org/keynotes/) from National Instruments, Facebook, China Mobile, Volkswagen, Stanford University, and more!

5G technologies are expected to enable fundamentally new applications that will transform the way humanity lives, works, and engages with its environment. To that end, the 2018 IEEE 5G World Forum is offering engaging vertical and topical sessions that will provide the audience a deep dive into the advancements and associated challenges of 5G related to each topic.

Review the program to learn more about the sessions offered: http://ieee-wf-5g.org/program/

5G Vertical Areas:
* Automotive Intelligent Transport
* 5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
* Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era
* 5G Applications

5G Topical Sessions
* 5G Security and Privacy
* Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds
* Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era
* Standards and Deployment
* 5G Optics

Register today:  http://ieee-wf-5g.org/registration/

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Title: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applied to Cybersecurity trend paper released.

In late 2017, IEEE convened 19 experts from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and cybersecurity sectors for a two-and-a-half-day collaborative session with the goal of collectively authoring a timely trend paper focused on the complex question: 

Given the rapid evolution of AI/ML technologies and the enormous challenges we all face with respect to cybersecurity, what is needed from AI/ML, where can it be best applied, and what must be done over the next 10 years?

This esteemed group of individuals identified challenges associated with the question, proposed multiple topics for discussion that could potentially address the question, and then cooperatively prioritized six specific topics that must be addressed to answer the question. They collectively authored a paper, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applied to Cybersecurity, focused on exploring these challenges and identifying the most viable solutions.

Available on IEEE.org, the paper is a deliverable of the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee, in cooperation with Syntegrity who provided their services pro bono. This project highlights the strategic dimension of connecting technology leadership through industry and into policy.

This is a new model of engagement that will expand with events at Rebooting Computing Week, to be held in November in Washington, DC, USA, and subsequently in other regions of the world.

In the spirit of continued transparency and peer-review, an online feedback form for your comments is provided with the paper.

 

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IEEE is the trusted source of information from research and standards to conferences and education. Leveraging that trust, the one-day IEEE VIC Summit showcases the breadth of engineering by bringing together innovators, visionaries, and leaders of technology to discuss cutting-edge topics in the world of tech. The day sessions will look to the future of the industry and the impact engineers have on serving the global community, culminating with the evening’s IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala. The Honors Ceremony will celebrate the pinnacle achievements of this year’s recipients whose accomplishments have led to the breakthroughs of today.

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