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IEEE-USA Seeks Students to Work in a Newsroom Next Summer

Are you a U.S. IEEE student member able to explain complex scientific and engineering principles in easy-to-understand language? If so, you sound like a good candidate to work in a print, online or broadcast newsroom next summer, during a 10-week mass media fellowship. The blending of technologist and journalist helps the public better understand science, technology and engineering. Ian Campbell, IEEE-USA’s 2012 engineering mass media fellow, wrote more than 30 articles for The Oregonian.

To apply, you must be at least a senior in college majoring in mathematics or the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer or social sciences. Fellows receive a weekly stipend of $450. Applications are due by 15 January 2013.  Or contact Shirley Malcom.

Discover Engineering Family Day Turns 20

Discover Engineering Family Day, which IEEE-USA helped launch in 1993, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on 16 February. Nate Ball, co-host of the engineering reality TV show Design Squad Nation, is scheduled to return with his popular ATLAS Powered Rope Ascender. Former astronaut Dr. Roger Crouch, a payload specialist on two Space Shuttle Columbia missions, will also appear. Family Day promotes engineering and technological literacy to boys and girls, mostly 6- to 12-years-old. The IEEE-USA exhibit is always popular, and is expected to include a dynamo and a demonstration of light-bulb efficiency.

Engineers Week 2013 Right Around the Corner

Have you started planning how you’re going to celebrate National Engineers Week 2013, 17-23 February? Check out these ideas. EWeek is designed to show how engineers are creative problem solvers who make our world a better place to live, work and play. It should also encourage youngsters to become more technically literate and consider a career in engineering. Click here for highlights of how EWeek 2012 was celebrated in Washington, D.C. IEEE-USA will be EWeek lead society for the third time in 2014.


Smart Grid Conference Returns to Washington


The Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies returns to the nation’s capital 24-27 February 2013. The event features peer-reviewed technical papers, plenary sessions, panels and tutorials by international experts on the latest innovations in Smart Grid technologies. It is sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society, and will be hosted at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. IEEE-USA is a technical cosponsor.


Save the Date


The 2013 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting will be in Portland, Ore., 1-4 August, and hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in Portland. The meeting will feature IEEE-USA volunteers providing basic leadership training and program ideas for members to take back to their home sections. IEEE-USA staff also apprise attendees on public policy issues of interest to U.S. IEEE members


IEEE-USA Webinars Eligible for CEUs


Did you know IEEE-USA Webinars are eligible for one continuing education unit (CEU)? IEEE is an authorized provider of CEUs through The International Association of Continuing Education and Training. One CEU equals 10 professional development hours. The cost for a CEU is $18. For a complete list of upcoming and archived IEEE-USA Webinars, click here. Webinar topics have included, among others, presenting a positive image, copyright basics, and networking for introverts.


Chris McManes is IEEE-USA’s public relations manager.


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