IEEE-USA InFocus

IEEE-USA in Action, October 2010

High-Tech Employers Will Benefit from Latest IEEE-USA Salary Survey

Findings from the latest IEEE-USA Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey were released in September and are based on U.S. IEEE members’ 2009 income. The data was distilled from more than 14,500 responses, a new record. The survey is part of the IEEE-USA Salary Service, which offers employers sophisticated tools for accurately benchmarking technical professionals’ compensation. Available in three packages ” Economy, Standard and Premium ” member discounts are available for the first time on Premium packages. Go to https://salaryapp.ieeeusa.org/rt/salary_database/shop, log in with your IEEE Web account and click on “Compensation.”

IEEE-USA Lights Up USA Science & Engineering Festival

IEEE-USA helped to light up students’ imagination at the USA Science & Engineering Festival expo on the National Mall on 23-24 October. IEEE-USA’s display featured a small blimp with lights, sequential lights on a banner, a laser, and nanobots with lights. The festival, designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, as well as promote technological literacy, ran from 10-24 October. Other cool expo activities included the wonder of green chemistry, cosmic forensics and misbehaving DNA. The festival was part of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign. To learn more about IEEE-USA’s support of the program, see https://www.todaysengineer.org/2009/Dec/educate-2-innovate.asp.

IEEE Green Technologies Conference Seeks Technical Papers

The third IEEE Green Technologies Conference is soliciting papers through 1 November in areas exploring emerging technologies in alternative fuel, renewable energy, alternative vehicle power sources and technologies to promote energy conservation in the home and business. The conference is scheduled for 14-15 April 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge, La. Authors will be notified by 20 January 2011 whether their papers are accepted. For a recap of this year’s event, see https://www.todaysengineer.org/2010/Jul/Green.asp.

Third IEEE Green Technologies Conference Coming to Louisiana (Updated Oct. 1, 2010)

The third IEEE Green Technologies Conference will examine the role of renewable energy sources in addressing concerns about fossil fuel costs, supplies and emissions. The event will also look at alternative vehicle power sources such as fuel cells, gasoline and liquid natural gas electric hybrids, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The conference is scheduled for 14-15 April 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge, La. Authors have until 1 November to submit a paper and will be notified by 20 January 2011 whether their papers are accepted.

2009 IEEE-USA Annual Report Highlights Efforts in Expanding Career-Related Products & Services

IEEE-USA recently released its 2009 online annual report, which includes detailed sections on addressing IEEE-USA’s 2009 strategic goals and priorities in support of members’ careers and shaping public policy, as well as in increasing the public visibility of IEEE and engineering, and advancing the globalization of IEEE’s professional activities.

2009 IEEE-USA President Gordon Day observed in the report that “the year began with serious concerns about employment,” and IEEE-USA “scrambled to meet the needs and concerns of U.S. IEEE  members by expanding our career-related products and services and making them easier to access.”

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Previous annual reports dating to 2004 are accessible at https://www.ieeeusa.org/about/.

2009 IEEE-USA Annual Report Highlights Efforts in Expanding Career-Related Products & Services (Updated Oct. 1, 2010)

IEEE-USA’s latest online annual report includes detailed sections on its 2009 strategic goals and priorities in support of members’ careers and shaping public policy, as well as in increasing the public visibility of IEEE and engineering, and advancing the globalization of IEEE’s professional activities.

2009 IEEE-USA President Gordon Day observed in the report that “the year began with serious concerns about employment,” and IEEE-USA “scrambled to meet the needs and concerns of U.S. IEEE members by expanding our career-related products and services and making them easier to access.”

Previous annual reports dating to 2004 are accessible at https://www.ieeeusa.org/about/.

Nuclear Energy, Electric Vehicles Among Energy Series Briefing Topics

The second of a four-part series of congressional briefings, “The Road to the New Energy Economy,” was held on Sept. 30 at the Capitol Hill Club and featured nuclear energy. Gordon Day, IEEE-USA’s 2009 president, served as moderator. The briefings, which are geared toward congressional staff, highlight emerging energy technologies and are sponsored by ASME, Discover Magazine, the National Science Foundation and IEEE-USA. The first event focused on natural gas technology in mid July.

The first of two 2011 briefings will feature electric vehicles. The topic is timely because 16 electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, including the Chevy Volt, will go on sale in the next two years. Last year’s topics were devoted to energy storage, biofuels, energy efficiency and transitional technologies. You can view them at https://discovermagazine.com.

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Major IEEE Conference Explores Smart Grid Communications

More than 100 global energy experts made presentations at the first IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications in early October. Hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., and sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, SmartGridComm explored communications technologies related to the world’s electric grids. IEEE-USA was a technical co-sponsor.

“The modernization of the global electric grid will transform the way we use and manage energy,” said Dr. George Arnold, general SmartGridComm co-chair and national coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at NIST. “This conference will help researchers, government agencies and utilities throughout the world to advance new technologies that will intertwine the flow of energy and information to create a greener and more energy-efficient society.”

Guest Contributor

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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