IEEE-USA and DuPont Leading Engineers Week 2014
IEEE-USA and DuPont are partnering to lead Engineers Week 2014, in support of the theme, Let’s Make a Difference. The organizations are planning to enhance existing EWeek programs, such as the Future City Competition, and introduce some new activities. IEEE-USA will be launching a mobile app contest for humanitarian purposes during EWeek, 16-22 February 2014. DuPont is one of the leading science companies in the world, and has branched into biotechnology and food security.
The second Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC) is slated for the Hilton Alexandria (Va.) Old Town, 21-23 October. The event is designed to share the latest research and practices in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The focus will be on technologies, strategies, management systems, metrics and public policies geared toward addressing key issues, including adaptation to a changing climate. About 300 people from around the world attended CMTC 2012 in Orlando, Fla., where more than 200 technical and panel presentations were delivered by technologists, professors and engineers. CMTC is sponsored by eight engineering societies, including IEEE-USA.
The thrill and excitement of Las Vegas will serve as the backdrop to the International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo. Set for 2-6 December at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, the event will feature technologies and policy implications of vehicles that can communicate with one another. Topics will include, among others, wireless communications and vehicular networking; cooperative driving, intelligent and autonomous vehicles; practices, recommendations and standards in connected vehicles; policy, economics and social implications of connected vehicles; and electric vehicle and transportation electrification. IEEE-USA is a cosponsor.
IEEE-USA is seeking a U.S. student IEEE member to work in a newsroom for 10 weeks next summer as a reporter, researcher or production assistant. Successful candidates have the ability to explain complex scientific principles to the general public to enhance their understanding and engagement in science, technology and engineering. IEEE is the only engineering society participating in this program administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Applicants must be at least a senior in college, and majoring in mathematics, or the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences. Fellows receive a weekly stipend of $500. Applications are due by 15 January 2014.
Dr. Daniel M Gerstein, deputy undersecretary for science & technology with the Department of Homeland Security, will be a featured speaker at the 13th-annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security. The event will assemble leading researchers and innovators working on technologies designed to deter and prevent homeland attacks, protect critical infrastructures and people, mitigate damage and expedite recovery. The conference is 12-14 November in Waltham, Mass., outside Boston. IEEE-USA has sponsored the conference since 2008.
The third Global Humanitarian Technology Conference is moving to Silicon Valley, Calif., 20-23 October, and you still have time to register. The event, twice staged successfully in Seattle, brings together technical and non-technical folks engaged in humanitarian work to discuss technology’s role in improving lives and creating business opportunities for people in emerging nations. Two prestigious awards, the Global Humanitarian Engineer of the Year and Global Humanitarian Project of the Year, will be presented. IEEE-USA is a cosponsor.
After nine weeks in Washington, D.C., IEEE’s WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) interns concluded their internships by presenting their policy findings on Capitol Hill on 31 July. This summer’s IEEE students were Turner Cotterman, an electrical engineering major at Clemson University; Alli Nilles, an engineering physics student at The Colorado School of Mines; and Luke Wadman, who’s majoring in electrical engineering at Colorado State University.
The WISE program offers engineering and computer science students the opportunity to come to Washington to conduct research and learn how technical professionals can influence public policy on complex technological issues. Fourteen students served WISE internships this year.
Chris McManes is IEEE-USA’s Public Relations Manager.