OP-ED: Get Software Right: License Software Engineers
In this Op-Ed, past IEEE Computer Society President Jim Isaak says software PE licensing in the U.S. has been all but ignored, and then abandoned.
An Incubation Period of Decades: Contemplating Climate Change in the Age of Coronavirus
The wisdom and foresight we glean from this global pandemic could create lasting good for our future selves and generations.
The Bipartisan Stronger Patents Act Will Protect America’s Perpetual Motion Machine: Innovation
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the "Stronger Patents Act," which will defend and maintain the innovation economy.
Op-Ed: Are We There Yet? Catching Up With the Internet of Things
The cooling down of expectations for the Internet of Things (IoT) may actually be good news for companies involved in or trying to break into the IoT economy.
The Definition of STEM?
Honest and productive discussions about STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are muddled by the public's confusion about what exactly STEM means.
Why Do Managers Believe a Skills Gap Exists?
Why do some company managers and recruiters claim there is a shortage of technical talent, while many experienced engineers claim there is a labor glut? As the very contradiction suggests, we suffer from distortions of the labor market that seem to confuse everyone. Sometimes, this political conundrum is so convoluted…
In My Opinion: Have You Hugged a Politician Lately?
On 13 March, scientists, engineers and technologists invaded the halls of Congress with a desire to change the world. Ok, with a desire to encourage federal investment in basic R&D and STEM education. Why should you care? It affects your job, and your long-term quality of life.
In My Opinion: H-1B versus EB Visas – Why You Should Care
Over the past decade, the IEEE-USA has worked diligently to have Congress reduce, or remove, the H1-B work visa, and replace it with more EB type visas. While it may appear that both represent the import of more foreign workers into the United States, significant differences exist between the two.
Reversing the Loss of STEM Careers
A Texas housewife and President Obama held a video conference on 30 January . Mrs. Jennifer Wedel spoke truth to power as she explained that her husband had been laid off and was unable to find another job in the semi-conductor industry within the Dallas metropolitan area. This was contrary…