10 September 2019 - "Observing earth from thousands of sensor-enabled satellites is generating significantly more unbiased data and supporting agriculture, forestry and many other sectors. IEEE President José Moura and IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta provide perspectives on how valuable this new and ever-increasing data haul will be to environmental sustainability efforts."

9 September 2019 - "IEEE member Kayne McGladrey discusses the signs that suggest there might be a virus on your computer virus. He also provides tips for preventing computer viruses."

Visit the IEEE Impact Creator sitehttps://transmitter.ieee.org/impact-creators/

Rick Pieper, Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature Program of the IEEE Foundation, announced that 135 high-achieving undergraduate electrical engineering students were recognized as 2019-2020 PES Scholars. These students represent 78 universities across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, and were selected from 326 applicants.

Pieper said, "The students will receive a financial award, one year of IEEE PES student membership and have the opportunity to be mentored by leading professionals in the power and energy industry. We are excited as they begin to explore a career path that ensures the electric grid is maintained & transformed to accommodate society's changing needs."

Visit the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus website to view the list of recipients.

In an effort to increase awareness of the great work that IEEE members are doing in helping to advance technology for humanity, the IEEE Public Visibility committee recently launched an awareness campaign: IEEE Impact Creators. The initiative spotlights the contributions of members who participate in the IEEE Public Visibility program. The IEEE Impact Creators campaign uses online profiles and social media content to give reporters and others a chance to find out what inspires, challenges, and excites top engineers, as well as what influences their work. You can learn more about IEEE Impact Creators through posts on IEEE’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Meet some of the IEEE Impact Creators

IT pros can trace the inspiration behind IoT to well before it was mentioned by Kevin Ashton -- the person who allegedly coined the term IoT -- at a presentation in 1999.

The first real-time embedded digital computer, the Apollo Guidance Computer, was limited in its capabilities, but it pushed the development from room-size machines toward the miniscule sensors available today. Apollo engineers had to reduce the computers of the day to fit in the limited space of a space shuttle. The success of the Apollo missions led to the incorporation of smaller computers into commercial and military aircraft and commercial use in science and financial services. The computers also increased the performance capabilities of satellites.

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You are invited to “The Secrets to Success When Starting Your Own Business”, a live complimentary virtual event, sponsored by DigiKey Electronics, presented by serial entrepreneur Jacquelyn Adams, IEEE Senior Member and CEO and founder, Ristole. 

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On the 17th of October, EPICS in IEEE in collaboration with the Arizona State University (ASU) Ira Fulton School of Engineering EPICS program, hosted the first EPICS Expo. The ASU EPICS Expo was an opportunity to highlight the innovative technological solutions that teams of exceptional engineering students were developing to assist local non-profits. 

Ray Alcantara, program manager for EPICS in IEEE stated: “It’s remarkable what these students are able to envision, engineer, and deploy. Everyone who has ever contributed to EPICS in IEEE should be proud of what these students are able to accomplish.”