IEEE-USA in Action

Call For E-Book Authors

By Gus Gaynor

The IEEE-USA E-Book Editorial Board is seeking authors to help introduce a series of 12 e-books in 2013, under the title: Shaping an Engineering Career. This series will bring the life experiences of engineers and engineering managers who have built successful careers on both successes and failures.

Shaping an Engineering Career will include personal recollections by engineers and managers who can demonstrate through life experiences the satisfaction from being immersed in their career. This e-book series will also address how careers were shaped–and the circumstances that shaped them.

As chair of the IEEE-USA E-Book Editorial Board, I’ll write Book 1.

The Shaping an Engineering Career e-Book series is a volunteer effort.  If you have an interest in writing one of these e-books, or suggesting a substitute, please contact Georgia Stelluto, IEEE-USA Publications Manager at (, or Gus Gaynor, Chair, IEEE-USA E-Book Editorial Board at (

Book 1:   Introduction to the Series (Gus Gaynor)

Book 2:   Technological Leadership


Book 3    The Engineering Environment: Management’s Expectations

Book 4:   Digital Technology: Hardware Engineering

Book 5:   Digital Technology: Software Engineering

Book 6:   Research

Book 7:   Product Development

Book 8:   Manufacturing Engineering


Book 9:   Equipment Design

Book 10: Systems Engineering

Book 11: Engineers as Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Book 12: Advancing to Management

Authors: This series of E-books describes the challenges that engineers and their managers face in building their careers. The objective: document the progression from neophyte engineer to either specialist or manager; who and what inspired you, and how; how you dealt with successes and failures; how you integrated your work with other colleagues; how the organizational culture affected your performance; how you dealt with non-supportive managers; and end with recommendations for a successful career. E-Books should be between eight and ten thousand words.  More details on formatting your e-book for submission will be discussed, when and if you are chosen to participate in this project.

Gus Gaynor is Chair of IEEE-USA E-Books Editorial Review Board.

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IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE’s U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE Members.

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