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White House Official, Environmental Policy Analyst to Deliver Keynotes at Carbon Management Technology Conference in Orlando in February

WASHINGTON (28 December 2011) — Katharine Jacobs of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Robert Fri, visiting scholar at Resources for the Future, will deliver keynote addresses at the first Carbon Management Technology Conference, 7-9 February 2012 in Orlando, Fla.

Jacobs, assistant director, climate adaptation and assessment in the OSTP Environment and Energy Division, will discuss “Climate Change Adaptation in the United States” on Tuesday, 7 February. Fri, who has more than 35 years experience as an administrator and analyst of energy and environmental policy, will discuss “America’s Climate Choices” the next day.

The conference, sponsored by eight engineering societies, will bring together key stakeholders to share the latest technologies, strategies and systems related to the management and Continue reading


IEEE Green Technologies Conference Extends Deadline for Papers on Current & Emerging Renewable Energy Sources & Energy-Reduction Technologies
WASHINGTON (21 November 2011) — IEEE Green Technologies Conference organizers have extended the deadline for technical papers to 1 December.

Papers can be submitted at, and authors will be notified on 4 January 2012 whether their papers are accepted. For more information on the event, see

Accepted papers will be presented during the fourth-annual conference, 19-20 April 2012, at Oral Roberts University and the Hilton Tulsa (Okla.) Southern Hills. They will also be published in a conference proceedings CD and available through the digital library IEEE Xplore.

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IEEE-USA E-Book on Transition from School to Work to be Offered Free as Special Benefit to IEEE Members

 WASHINGTON (31 October 2011) — As a special benefit of IEEE membership for November, IEEE-USA is offering a free e-book, “Engineer’s Guide to Lifelong Employability: The Transition from School to Work.”

This e-book, prepared by the IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee, provides a road map for the student preparing to enter the job market — what employers are looking for, how they can best find a job and what career paths are open to a new grad. Topics include:

* Finding a Job the Old-Fashioned Way
* Networking
* The Campus Interview
* Making up Your Mind
* Four Career Paths
* Business — Big or Small?
* A Non-Technology Company

“Demand for new BSEEs may be soaring, but so are employer’s standards and expectations,” writes Jean Eason, IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee member. “Good grades and technical expertise aren’t enough anymore.”

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, “Engineer’s Guide to Lifelong Employability: The Transition from School to Work” can be downloaded at  for free to IEEE Members. The nonmember price is $5.99.

Members can purchase other IEEE-USA E-Books at deeply discounted prices and download other free e-books.

In December the free publication will be book three in the “Engineer’s Guide to Lifelong Employability” series: “What Are You Worth?”

Open Innovation for Security-Related Technology Challenges to be Featured at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

WASHINGTON (31 October 2011) — Open innovation approaches, such as the Innovation Access Network (IAN), are being increasingly used to find solutions to homeland security-related technology challenges.

Rick Mahoney, IAN vice president of business development, will be hosting a business panel, “Innovation Access Network — Fostering Homeland Security / Defense Innovation,” during Continue reading

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Stories in this Edition:

  • Small Business Innovation Research, Technology Infrastructure Can Help Create Jobs
  • Advice for Current & Potential Consultants Featured in Latest IEEE-USA E-book
  • IEEE/IEEE-USA Seek Nominations for 2012 New Faces of Engineering Recognition; College Edition Program Started
  • Paid Summer 2012 Internship At Mass Media News Outlet Available to U.S. IEEE Student Members
  • Median Income of Electrotechnology, IT Professionals Rises to $118,000; Communications Technology Workers Report Highest Income, IEEE-USA Salary Survey Reveals
  • ‘IEEE-USA in ACTION’ App Available in iTunes Store
  • IEEE-USA E-Book on Résumés First to be Offered Free as Special Benefit to IEEE Members

All Stories are available at the IEEE National section of our site:

Small Business Innovation Research, Technology Infrastructure Can Help Create Jobs

WASHINGTON (9 September 2011) — To help encourage job growth, Congress should reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and invest in America’s technology infrastructure.

During his speech to Congress last night, President Barack Obama specifically cited small businesses as a key to job creation. “Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin,” Obama said. “And you know that while corporate profits have come roaring back, smaller companies haven’t.”  

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Last Call for IEEE MGA Awards Nominations: Deadline 15 October

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.

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IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference Seeks Technical Papers

WASHINGTON (18 July 2011) — IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) organizers are seeking technical papers on the technology, standards and engineering of electric vehicles.

Accepted papers will be presented during the inaugural conference, 4-8 March 2012, at TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. They will also be published in conference proceedings and available through the digital library IEEE Xplore. The deadline for extended abstract submissions is 15 October.

For more on the specific types of papers being sought, as well as paper submission guidelines, see

IEVC ( is expected to draw electric vehicle engineers, manufacturers, utility experts, corporate executives, researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, legislators and regulators, among others, to discuss the impact the electrification of transportation is having, and will have, on society and the electric grid. Smart Grid planners are interested in EVs because of the increased demand they are expected to have on the electricity delivery system.

Greenville has become a major hub of electric vehicle research because of the nearby presence of major auto manufacturers and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (, a public-private partnership advancing automotive safety, testing and design.
For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the conference, contact Lee Stogner at

IEEE Electric Vehicle Committee Chair and former IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre is one of the event organizers. IEEE-USA is a financial cosponsor.



WASHINGTON (1 September 2011) — is airing a special public access presentation on “Engineering Our Future: Because Dreams Need Doing” at

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Call for Grant Applications

The IEEE Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable organizations, for new and innovative projects in January, April and September. The next date for grant applications is 22 April. Please submit your grant application using the online form.

Grant Applications are reviewed by a committee of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors or the IEEE Life Members Committee. Approval of grants and funding arrangements are announced within one month of each IEEE Foundation Board meeting or IEEE Life Members Committee meeting. Please submit your grant application using the online form.
The IEEE Foundation considers projects that:
1. Use technology for humanitarian causes
2. Improve math, science and technology education from pre-college through continuing education
3. Introduce pre-college students to engineering and science
4. Support professional development and conference participation for university students
5. Preserve and promote the history of IEEE associated technologies
6. Recognize major contributions to IEEE associated technologies. 
Please review the IEEE Foundation’s grant guidelines and direct your questions to

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Issues Call for Papers

WASHINGTON (11 March 2011) — IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference organizers are seeking technical and non-technical papers on topics related to the role technology can play in improving lives and creating business opportunities for people in emerging nations.

Accepted papers will be presented during the inaugural conference, 30 October — 1 November 2011, at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. They will also be published in conference Continue reading


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IEEE/IEEE-USA’s New Face of Engineering Honored for Technological Innovations Benefiting Women and Children

WASHINGTON (1 March 2011) — Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan was recognized as the IEEE/IEEE-USA’s 2011 New Face of Engineering during National Engineer Week for developing technological solutions that improve the lives of disabled and impoverished women and children in India.Veeraraghavan was one of 14 engineers recognized for this international honor and featured in a full-page ad in USA Today on 21 February:   I’m humbled by this honor and would like to dedicate it to the disabled children that benefit from our programs,” Veeraraghavan said. “The recognition has motivated me to strongly pursue my passion toward designing engineering solutions to solve global humanitarian issues. In coming years, I will continue working to develop more technological solutions, and will strive hard to bring many more positives changes to the living conditions of people with disabilities.” Engineers Week (EWeek) was celebrated in the United States 20-26 February.Veeraraghavan, 27, is a component design engineer with the Intel Corp. and lives in Hudson, Mass. He earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., in May 2010.After graduating from India’s Anna University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in 2005, Veeraraghavan visited a local school for developmentally disabled children in Chennai, India, where he saw children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disorders. Their needs varied so much that proper therapy was impossible.So he and a group of medical professionals developed the Automated Screening System for Developmental Disorders, a 30-minute screening procedure that assists in the early detection of autism in children as young as 18 months.

According to a 2008 story in The Institute, the procedure “evaluates the child’s fine and gross motor, social, and language skills through Continue reading


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A Million Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2015? Austin Workshop to Examine the Challenges and Opportunities

WASHINGTON (26 January 2011) — In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for the United States to “… become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”
      The IEEE-USA Electric Vehicles & Personal Transportation Workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities to make that vision a reality. The all-day event, at the Renaissance Austin (Texas) Hotel on Friday 4 March, will feature eight panels and more than 20 technology, industry, academic and policy experts.
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IEEE-USA President Commends House for Passing Innovation Legislation

WASHINGTON (21 December 2010) — IEEE-USA President Evelyn Hirt commends the House of Representatives for passing the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 on Tuesday.

The legislation, which the Senate passed on 17 December, authorizes federal investment in science, engineering, innovation, technology and competitiveness, and is designed to help the United States maintain its world leadership in high-technology and create jobs. It will now go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

COMPETES strives to, among other things, prepare students for high-skilled, high-paying jobs by improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; keeps basic research program budgets on a path to doubling at the Department of Energy Office of Science, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); reauthorizes the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), which supports high-risk, high-reward transformational energy technology development; and provides loan guarantees “for a project that re-equips, expands, or establishes a manufacturing facility in the United States.”

“This legislation is important for the United States as it competes to retain global leadership in technology innovation, research and math and science,” Hirt said. “It will enhance needed economic growth and U.S. STEM education, while helping manufacturers become more competitive by supporting innovative manufacturing technologies.”

Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), outgoing chairman of the House Science & Technology Committee, said on the House floor Tuesday that more than half of U.S. economic growth since the end of World War II in 1945 can be attributed to the development and deployment of new technologies.

“These investments are the path toward sustainable economic recovery and growth and the path toward prosperity for the next 50 years,” Gordon said. “There is Continue reading