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IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 April 2021

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • How IEEE Conferences Thrived Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • IEEE President’s Note: Personalize Your Membership

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE READING

Popular discussions happening on IEEE Collabratec™ - Join the conversations

How IEEE Conferences Thrived Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Demonstrate an Executive Presence in a Virtual Meeting

Swarm Takes LoRa Sky-High - Satellite Company Has Adapted IoT Technology For Use In It's Constellation

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT

Popular articles on IEEE Spectrum.

IEEE President’s Note: Personalize Your Membership

IEEE REACH Is Sharing A Video On Thomas Edison's Research Laboratory Which Played A Key Role In Developing The Incandescent Light System

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

Gain Exposure for Your Research Through IEEE DataPort

IEEE DataPort is a great way to gain exposure of your research, reaching an active community of more than 800,000 researchers, engineers, and scientists. Upload and promote your research today.

> LEARN MORE 

 FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

Registration Now Open For WIE ILC 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference! Attend the fully virtual event 27-30 April to discuss executive leadership, disruptive tech, and more.

> REGISTER NOW 

Listen To Re-Think Health Podcast For Free

In Season 1 of the Re-Think Health Podcast powered by the IEEE SA Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, expert insights are shared into the latest technology applications, vet stakeholders’ unresolved concerns, and motivate progressive committed thinkers to develop solutions.

> LEARN MORE 

IEEE SmartGrid Panel On The Texas Electric Power Crisis

The cold spell that hit the USA in February put large numbers of customers under long periods of power outages. The focus has been especially glaring and harsh for the electric power grid in Texas. View the panel discussion on what happened.

> LEARN MORE 

2021 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

Join us on 11-13 May 2021 for a virtual three-day gathering of world-class technology experts, and a star-studded celebration of innovation, excellence and ingenuity. Registration is open now and it’s free, so reserve your ticket today.

> LEARN MORE 

14 Apr9AM (EST)IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – Emerging Vertical Network Applications
15 Apr2AM (EST)Environment Modeling-based Requirements Engineering (In Mandarin)
19 Apr11AM (EST)Using Cyber-physical Technology for Speech-Language Therapy
20 Apr11AM (EST)IEEE Std 1838: 3DIC Test Infrastructure For Use Today
22 Apr1PM (EST)Celebrate Volunteer Week with IEEE MOVE Truck Tour and Roundtable
28 Apr12PM (EST)AI Standards: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices When Implementing AI in Your Organization
29 Apr11AM (EST)10 Career Mistakes to Avoid and How to Fix Them

 THIS MONTH IN IEEE HISTORY

05 AprElisha Gray filed a patent on a coin-operated telephone
28 AprThe first municipal electric fire alarm system using call boxes with automatic signaling went into operation in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
30 AprDiscovery of the Electron

 E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Free EBook: Critical Thinking Skills for Engineers – Book 5: On Problem Solving

The fifth and final ebook in IEEE-USA’s Critical Thinking Skills series from author Sridhar Ramanathan explores ten key approaches to problem solving. All IEEE members can download free.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

Free Audiobook: Boosting Team Creativity

If you are a manager or team leader seeking innovative strategies to help your organization succeed, veteran engineering educator Harry T. Roman’s free audiobook could be just the ticket. Free download for all members.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

ACTIVITIES AROUND IEEE

Collabratec® Connect Badge - New Levels Available Now

Join the journey with some great surprises along the way in your quest to earn the coveted Connect Badge as well as the admiration of your peers. You’ll also be entered to win a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, your tiny, dual-display, desktop computer. Available only on Collabratec until 19 April.

> LEARN MORE 

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Save 50% on the Gift of IEEE Membership

Help someone in your life find their professional home in IEEE! IEEE Membership and IEEE Society Membership dues are currently half price which makes it a great time to give the Gift of IEEE Membership! No promotion code needed as special pricing is automatically reflected at checkout.

> LEARN MORE 

IEEE Member Discounts Means Group Pricing

IEEE negotiates with name brands so that members can save money daily on essential goods and services. There is no extra “club” fee to pay. See the savings with Dell, UPS and Wolfram.

> LEARN MORE 

“IEEE has changed how I perceive academia and industry. IEEE has helped me think outside the box by showing me what an electrical engineer can do outside the workplace. The most valuable thing is how it reshaped my thinking about post-university education. Being an IEEE member equips me with the latest news in the fields and exposes me to various events which made me realize IEEE is also about coaching, mentoring, sharing, leadership etc.”

Dody Ismoyo
Senior Member, Application Technology Engineer, Cellpack, Malaysia

> SUBMIT YOUR OWN TESTIMONIAL 

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 March 2021

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Way IT Companies Work
  • Courses on Project Management, Digital Transformation, CyberSecurity, and More!
  • Free eBook on Career Transitioning
  • Bell System’s Spirit of Service During World War II Distinguished Lecture

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT

Popular discussions happening on IEEE Collabratec™ - Join the conversations

How do you think the pandemic affects new technologies like Blockchain?

What ethical or other concerns would you have if you or a loved one were given a choice to have implantable brain technologies to treat a medical condition?

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE READING

Popular articles on IEEE Spectrum.

How Microsoft Could Redefine the Power Industry with Quantum Computing

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Way IT Companies Work

What Are the New COVID-19 Variants, and How Can We Track Them?

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

Get Access to IEEE Content with the IEEE Member Digital Library

• Approximately 5 million technology articles

• More than 195 journals, magazines, transactions, and letters

• Over 3.6 million conference papers from as far back as 1936, with up to 200,000 added each year

> LEARN MORE 

Bridging the 4G/5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation

David Witkowski provides historical and technical context, risk vs. reward tradeoffs, and what is needed for 5G integration in today’s world. Attendees will earn a Certificate of Completion and up to 4 PDHs/0.4 CEUs for attending both events.

Save on Digital Transformation Course

Understand how economics and technology innovation interact to upend markets and change the shapes of organizations and industries. Get the course Understanding Digital Transformation: The Key Concepts today on the IEEE Learning Network.

New Issue of IEEE-HKN's Magazine - THE BRIDGE

Learn about Team Science and the fight against COVID.

Essentials of Project Management

Learn to manage project resources by developing a plan to build and develop a project team, delineating roles and responsibilities, and making a project budget that accounts for all project costs.

Global Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity - FREE Virtual Workshop Series

The workshop series will delve into challenges and opportunities in connected healthcare security, privacy, ethics, trust and identity, including data and device validation and interoperability.

> REGISTER NOW 

Members Save BIG on the 2021 TryEngineering Summer Institute

Teens will have the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering disciplines through fun, hands-on experiences in a college campus setting.

Register before 15 May to save US$100 - use code TRYE100IEEE members save an additional US$100!

> REGISTER NOW 

 FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

02 Mar12PM (EST)IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Photonics
03 Mar9AM (EST)IEEE 802 Virtual Tech Talk: – The Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group
11 Mar11AM (EST)AI for HPC: Experiences and Opportunities
11 Mar12PM (EST)Engineering Education 2.0 - Interviews in the Field
12 Mar10AM (EST)Proceedings of the IEEE Offers Free Webinar
16 Mar11AM (EST)Standards for Cloud Federation
31 Mar12PM (EST)Digital Marketing in 2021: Best Practices for B2B and B2C ROI
On-DemandFree Webinar - 5 Voices Bootcamp: Unlock the Hidden Potential Inside your Team

> REGISTER NOW 

 THIS MONTH IN IEEE HISTORY

10 MarAlexander Graham Bell succeeded in transmitting intelligible speech over wires.
20 MarAlessandro Volta described his generator of electricity to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society.

 E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Free E-Book: Career Transitioning 101 – Book 1: First Steps

This IEEE-USA e-book (free to all IEEE members), the first in a new series, offers practical and successful strategies you can take in the very early stages of the career transitioning process.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

ACTIVITIES AROUND IEEE

IEEE DataPort Dataset Upload Contest Now Open

Entering is easy: upload datasets of any file type up to 2TB in March or April to be eligible to win an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

> SUBMIT YOUR FILE 

The Telephone Ladies and the Bell System’s Spirit of Service During World War II Distinguished Lecture

Mary Ann Hellrigel, Ph.D., Institutional Historian and Archivist will explore Bell System’s response to increased demand for telephone service during World War II and AT&T’s decisions to expand its female labor force.

> REGISTER NOW 

IEEE Volunteer STEM Portal Deep Dives

The portal offers a range of resources to help you elevate existing programs or assist in creating new programs.

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

IEEE Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance protects the insured from the risks associated with negligent acts or professional errors and omissions. The IEEE Member Group Insurance Program offers professional liability plans in the US and Canada. Cyber coverage options are also available with some professional liability products. Members who work for themselves or consult are eligible to apply for coverage. Learn more.

Save 20% on IEEE Learning Network Courses!

Are you interested in learning about vehicle technology and machine learning? Save 20% on select courses on the IEEE Learning Network with monthly discounts. See course options today!

Save 50% on the Gift of IEEE Membership

Help someone in your life find their professional home in IEEE! IEEE Membership and IEEE Society Membership dues are currently half price which makes it a great time to give the Gift of IEEE Membership! No promotion code needed as special pricing is automatically reflected at checkout.

> LEARN MORE 

“IEEE has changed how I perceive academia and industry. IEEE has helped me think outside the box by showing me what an electrical engineer can do outside the workplace. The most valuable thing is how it reshaped my thinking about post-university education. Being an IEEE member equips me with the latest news in the fields and exposes me to various events which made me realize IEEE is also about coaching, mentoring, sharing, leadership etc.”

Dody Ismoyo
Senior Member, Application Technology Engineer, Cellpack, Malaysia

> SUBMIT YOUR OWN TESTIMONIAL 

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 February 2021

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • Resources and Discoveries for COVID-19
  • How to Manage Work Culture Chaos
  • New Machine Learning Course on the IEEE Learning Network
  • Free Webinars

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE READING

Popular articles on IEEE Spectrum.

This Task Tracker Aims to Help Remote Workers Achieve Work-Life Balance

More Genetic Sequencing Needed To Keep Pace With Coronavirus Mutations

Infrared Fever Detectors Used for COVID-19 Aren’t As Accurate As You Think

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

How to Manage Work Culture Chaos

This brave new world of hybrid remote workforces is complicated. Author Jacquelyn Adams offers tips for managers to help your team stay focused, productive and engaged.

Innovation at Work

IEEE Innovation at Work is a technical professional's source for the latest news in emerging technologies, education, and training. Visit our website today and subscribe to stay up-to-date on trends and virtual events in 5G, AI Standards, Autonomous Vehicles, and more.

Start the Year Learning

Jumpstart your year with continuing education! Save 21% on select courses on the IEEE Learning Network through 15 February 2021. See course options today!

> LEARN MORE 

Get Access to Exclusive Content with the IEEE Member Digital Library

Explore IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, and conference proceedings through a monthly subscription.

Why STEM Outreach?

Hear from Burt Dicht, CAE, Director of Student & Academic Education Programs for IEEE Educational Activities while he shares his first STEM visit and talks about the new Volunteer STEM Portal.

New Machine Learning Course Now on ILN

Do you comprehend diverse enterprise data sources for machine learning? Learn about it with the course Machine Learning in a Data-Driven Business Environment, available on the IEEE Learning Network. See course options today!

> LEARN MORE 

 FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

16 Feb9:30AM (EST)Behind the Scenes of the Internet-of-Things Revolution
18 Feb11AM (EST)2021 Overview & Update of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Standards
24 Feb2PM (EST)5 Voices Bootcamp: Unlock the Hidden Potential Inside your Team
27 Feb4PM (EST)An IEEE-HKN X-Factor Conversation with Marty Cooper, Father of the Cell Phone
 

 E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

FREE eBook: Idea to Product – A Research Pathway for Students

In the latest IEEE-USA e-Book, Author Ramneek Kalra teaches how to turn an idea into a viable product using learning and research.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

More Books Added to IEEE eBook Classics

The IEEE eBook Classics collection offers members free access to over 370 eBooks on IEEE Xplore. Six eBooks have been added to the 2021 collection. Please log in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE Account and follow the link to view the new books.

ACTIVITIES AROUND IEEE

IEEE Foundation Reaches US$30 Million Campaign Goal

Time, talent and treasure contributed by dedicated donors, volunteers and staff enabled the Realize the Full Potential of IEEE Campaign to surpass its fundraising target. It will drive new levels of technological access, innovation and engagement through far-reaching global initiatives designed to transform lives through the power of technology and education.

Check Out this Video of Members Doing Cool Stuff!

As an IEEE Member, you should be PROUD to be represented among the brightest minds in the world - you are truly appreciated for making a difference in how we live!

> WATCH NOW 

 

Share How IEEE Gives You a Competitive Edge

Submit a video of cool stuff you get to do or see on the job or in school for a chance to win cool IEEE swag!

> SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO 

 

IEEE REACH in Africa

The History Center’s REACH Program, is inspiring young girls in Africa to think critically about the social context of technology. Help support engaging students in the history of technology through the implementation of IEEE REACH lesson plans, hands-on activities, and other program resources presented in both the classroom and via a moving classroom trailer to reach girls in rural areas.

> LEARN MORE 

 

2021 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients are now available. These awards will be presented at the virtual 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & Honors Ceremony 11–13 May.

>VIEW THE AWARDS RECIPIENTS 

 

IEEE Collabratec Connect Badge Level 2

Get your Connect Badge Level 2! Participants must earn Level 1 prior as the badge is cumulative.

> LEARN MORE 

 

“The Faraday memorial lecture, IEEE Day, and conferences are some of the places where I realized how we get to know the many invisible hands working for the benefit of society. The most valuable aspect of IEEE that I cherish, are trigger inputs that show the horizon of research when I enter any of these programs. The second important valuable aspect is the sense of pride that comes with being recognized as an IEEE member.”

Srikanth Kavirayani
Senior Member, Assistant Professor, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, India

> SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONIAL 

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 January 2021

Dear IEEE Member,

Welcome to 2021! As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • Popular articles on IEEE Spectrum
  • [VIDEO] Your peers talk about how IEEE gives them a competitive edge
  • New IEEE Member Console
  • Daily study groups sponsored by Wolfram U

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE READING

Popular articles on IEEE Spectrum.

Do You Think You Have COVID-19 Symptoms? Find Out with This App

Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

Techies Want a Vaccine Mandate Before Returning To the Office

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE DOING

Check Out this Video of Members Doing Cool Stuff!

As an IEEE Member, you should be PROUD to be represented among the brightest minds in the world - you are truly appreciated for making a difference in how we live!

> SUBMIT VIDEO 

 

Share How IEEE Gives You a Competitive Edge

Submit a video of cool stuff you get to do or see on the job or in school for a chance to win cool IEEE swag!

> WATCH NOW 

 

“One of the best decisions I have made in my entire life, of career growth and development was, joining IEEE. I have been exposed to many experts in my field from different institutions around the world; my research, organization, leadership and presentation skills have improved because of the various conferences and webinars attended. In our Student Branch and SIGHT Group, we came up with various funded project solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic such as the free hand opening door concept, the foot pedal and operating system.”

Ephrance Eunice Namugenyi
Young Professional Member, Lecturer, Kyambogo University

> SUBMIT YOUR OWN TESTIMONIAL 

Last Chance to Save - Gift IEEE Membership!

Help someone you care about join the IEEE member community in making a difference for the future of technology for the world. Save US$25 when you gift IEEE membership before 15 Jan 2021. > GIFT MEMBERSHIP 

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

New Course Program on AI Standards

Here are three tips to help get everyone in your organization on the same page.

Not Getting Job Interviews? Try This.

Having a good resume with the right searchable keywords is important for any job search. But to break through the noise and get an interview, you need a strong personal brand.

Get Access to Exclusive Content with the IEEE Member Digital Library

Explore IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, and conference proceedings through a monthly subscription.

 FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

20 Jan8AM (EST)Advanced Battery Solutions
20 Jan9AM (EST)IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards- State of Ethernet
21 Jan10AM (EST)Presentation Skills for Technical Work: Where are we now? Part 1 - University Work
27 Jan7AM (EST)Cyber-Secured Autonomous Vehicles
28 Jan10AM (EST)Presentation Skills for Technical Work: Where are we now? Part 2 - Professional Work
On-DemandResumes That Land Interviews
On-DemandInterviews That Get Results
 

IEEE Summit on Communications Futures Registration

Have you ever wondered what the future of communications looks like? Could you, your company or university benefit from better understanding the intersection of the most talked-about technologies? The 4th annual IEEE Summit on Communications Futures (ComFutures 2021) will be taking place virtually on 16-17 January 2021.

 MEMBER RESOURCES

Support Open Data Initiatives with IEEE DataPort

IEEE Dataport now has more than 500 Open Access datasets in a broad range of categories, from machine learning to signal processing to health science. Explore these datasets or share your own research with the global technical community by uploading an Open Access dataset free of charge.

> LEARN MORE

 E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Women in Engineering- Book 23: My Perfect Career Path

Liang Xi Downey shares her diverse life and professional experience that brought her halfway around the world and made her the engineer she is today.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

Free e-Books and Book Discounts for Members

The e-Book Classics program offers free access to over 370 eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore. IEEE members also receive a 35% discount on all Wiley-IEEE Press books, as well as all titles available from our publishing partner Wiley.

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 December 2020

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • Latest conversations on IEEE Collabratec
  • Announcement of early renewal winners
  • Special gift idea
  • Savings on ILN courses
  • Upcoming virtual events
  • This month in IEEE History

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT

Popular discussions happening on IEEE Collabratec™ - Click to join the conversations.

Ethical and Social Implications of AI — Artificial Intelligence

COVID-19 Has Accelerated Digital Transformation — Digital Reality

I Am Human - Implantable Brain Technologies — IEEE Brain

Gift IEEE Membership to someone on your list!

Give the gift of IEEE Membership to a new Professional member and save US$25. Offer is valid through 15 January 2021. You might also be eligible for member referral awards. Savings automatically applied.

> GIFT MEMBERSHIP 

 

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

TryEngineering Tuesday - Coding

Everyone from rock stars to NBA players are learning to code. Explore this field today.

[FLASH SALE] Save US$20 on new IEEE Learning Network courses

Check out the newest courses on Artificial Intelligence Standards and Machine Learning.

Three Tips for Improving Interdepartmental Relations

In organizations big and small, effective communications between departments isn't easy. Here are three tips to help get everyone in your organization on the same page.

GET INVOLVED

IEEE DataPort Competition: Electricity Demand Forecasting

This IEEE Data Competition offers substantial cash prizes (1st place - US$5000, 2nd place - US$3500 and 3rd place US$1500; prize money generously provided by the IEEE Foundation). The competition is FREE to all IEEE members who would like to participate.

IEEE Connect Badge now available on IEEE Collabratec!

The Connect Badge Challenge is designed to create connections across IEEE’s global technical network. The IEEE Badge journey will introduce you to support and resources available from IEEE, in a fun and interactive way.

“IEEE is a strong community with so many options for young researchers like me to participate. I get to learn from fellow researchers and am encouraged to do something exciting. I believe that IEEE membership offers a platform to explore, learn, and to have networking opportunities at IEEE events. Throughout my involvement, I was given the chance to develop my leadership skills.”

Naznin Akter
Graduate Research Assistant, Florida International University

> SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONIAL 

FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

3 Dec11AM (EST)Writing for Professional Publications and Using them Effectively
8 Dec12PM (EST)IEEE Computer Society Launches New Distinguished Contributor Recognition Program
9 Dec9AM (EST)IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – 802.22 TV White Space
10 Dec2PM (EST)Interviews That Get Results
14 Dec11AM (EST)IEEE 802 Networking Standards – Connecting the World: Part I
17 Dec11AM (EST)Solutions Thinking 101
18 Dec11AM (EST)The Fantastic Five, the 5 Soft Skills Every Technical Professional Should Develop
On-DemandFree Virtual Conference on Effective Remote Instruction
On-DemandGlobal Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World

Register for the IEEE Summit on Communications Futures

Have you ever wondered what the future of communications looks like? Could you, your company or university benefit from better understanding the intersection of the most talked-about technologies? The 4th annual IEEE Summit on Communications Futures (ComFutures 2021) will be taking place virtually on 16-17 January 2021.

 E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Electrical Engineering Activities for the Classroom

This e-Book helps teachers, higher educators, STEM clubs, and parents inspire the next generation of engineers with fun, educational activities.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

 VIDEOS AND LIVESTREAMING

IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognizes and honors major contributions to engineering and technical education. Hear from all of our 2020 EAB award recipients today!

> WATCH VIDEO 

 GIVING BACK

Give teens the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering disciplines

Your involvement is critical to helping build a more diverse engineering workforce for the future. Donate today to the TryEngineering Summer Institute and help provide scholarships to students that might not otherwise be able to take advantage of this experience.

Celebrate 116 years of scholarship, character, and attitude

As IEEE-HKN celebrates 116 years of developing young professionals into engineering and technical leaders, we have established a campaign to raise US$116,000 by 31 December 2020. These funds will be dedicated to our mission of creating visionary leaders with heart. Donate today.

EPICS in IEEE Fundraiser

EPICS in IEEE fuels the specific technical humanitarian solutions that local service organizations seek for their communities. Please join us in this effort to change lives through technology by donating.

> CONTRIBUTE 

 THIS MONTH IN IEEE HISTORY

1 DecValdemar Poulsen filed his first patent application for magnetic recording
10 DecJames Maxwell read his paper "On Faraday's lines of force" before the Cambridge Philosophical Society.
18 DecJoseph Swan demonstrated an incandescent lamp to the Newcastle-on-Tyne Chemical Society
23 DecCharles Babbage said in a statement to the British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington, first referred in writing to his Analytical Engine (a universal machine capable of any computation).
28 DecThis was the day where for the first time an audience paid to view cinema. Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrated their cinématographe at the Grand Café (Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France)

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 November 2020

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips. Check out this month's highlights:

  • Free virtual events
  • What members are talking about
  • eBooks
  • Hot technical topics
  • Contests and videos

To ensure you see all of the great member benefits this month we suggest you open the email in your browser to view it.

TECHNICAL CONTENT 

IEEE Fall 2020 Dataset Upload Contest is Now Open

Anyone who uploads a dataset to DataPort in November is eligible to enter the Fall 2020 Dataset Upload Contest for a chance to win one of three great prizes – an iPhone 11, iPad Air, or Apple Watch Series 6.

The IEEE App Keeps you Connected!

  • Personalize your experience and recommendations
  • Stay up-to-date with news on the latest technology and innovations
  • Read and download your IEEE magazines
  • Locate IEEE members by location, interests, and affiliations

Take a System-Engineering Approach to Complex Designs

According to 2020 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal recipient, B.N. Suresh, minimized risk, greater success rates, and reduced costs makes Systems Engineering ideal for Complex Systems design.

 GET INVOLVED

Nominations are due 15 January for the IEEE Technical Field Awards and the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award.

Celebrate Generosity on #givingtuesday - 20 November

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses our collective power to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Support IEEE programs and help transform the knowledge and reach of IEEE into tangible, hands-on technology solutions by making your donation toward our Giving Tuesday campaign now!

Enter your Photo in the IEEE Into Focus Photo Contest

There is no better way to highlight your experience as an IEEE member than through a photo and we want to see them. Not only is there a chance you could see your photos in future IEEE communications, but you also have the chance to win a US$50 Amazon gift card.

Spreading the Word About IEEE Among Young Professionals

IEEE has improved me in a lot of ways, not only in my personal growth. I’m able to connect [with] a lot of people around the globe and share what I’ve researched. I attend conferences, publish my papers, and connect with those students who are new to this IEEE world.”

Jay Shah
Secretary of the IEEE Dallas Section

> SUBMIT YOUR OWN TESTIMONIAL

FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS

10 Nov11AM (EST)Standards for Systems and Software Engineering: What Works?
11 Nov11AM (EST)Stand Out From the Crowd: Resumes that Will Get Noticed by Employers & Interviewing Skills to Get You Hired
11 Nov12PM (EST)Engineering Education 2.0 - Transformation in Practice: Approaches to Innovative Instructional Design
12 Nov12PM (EST)Career Transitions & Strategies for Acing an Interviews
18 Nov1PM (EST)IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: UV lighting vs. COVID-19 s
19 Nov11AM (EST)The Impact of Emergence, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Chaos Theory on Engineering
2 Dec12PM (EST)Global Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID-19 World
2-3 DecIEEE InTech: A forum on the response and resiliency to Covid-19
On-DemandFrom Contact to Credibility: A Conversation About Trusted Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Certification for COVID and Beyond
On-DemandHot Topics in Cybersecurity
On-DemandIEEE TryEngineering Live: Engineer Spotlight with Whurly
 

 VIDEOS AND LIVESTREAMING

Innovating 5G - Envisioning 6G

The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at UC San Diego is celebrating its 25th anniversary and holding its eighth annual "5G and Beyond" Forum 12-13 November.

> REGISTER NOW 

E-BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

THE BRIDGE - The Future of Renewable Energy

The 2020 Issue 3 is brought to you by IEEE Eta Kappa Nu and focuses on renewable energy.

> DOWNLOAD NOW 

Free eBooks & Book Discount

The eBook Classics program offers IEEE members free access to over 370 eBooks from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore. IEEE members also receive a 35% discount on all Wiley-IEEE Press books, as well as all titles available from our publishing partner Wiley.

> BROWSE LIBRARY 

 EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER RESOURCES

Five Tips for Being a Networking Power Connector

Networking is a skill that is always in demand, and, when honed properly, pays dividends.

 WHAT MEMBERS ARE TALKING ABOUT

Popular discussions happening on IEEE Collabratec™ - Click to join the conversations.

Of Brains and Computers: Why AI isn’t getting more human - Artificial Intelligence

Gender Equality - Women In Leadership

The Value of Education - Global Student Exchange

 FEATURED MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Wolfram Product Discounts for Students and Professionals

Wolfram offers an integrated suite of technologies for multidomain modeling, simulation, and computation across all areas of technical computing—neural networks, machine learning, image processing, data science, and more. IEEE members world wide qualify for a 20% discount on Mathematica, System Modeler, and Wolfram|One.

Get Access to the IEEE Member Digital Library

IEEE members can subscribe to exclusive access to IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, and conference proceedings through a monthly subscription.

 HOT TOPICS FROM IEEE SPECTRUM

Gender Equity, COVID-19, and Science Policy

The signal processing pioneer and EPFL President, Martin Vetterli, talks about his work that led to today’s popular video conferencing and streaming services.

Here Comes the Internet of Plastic Things, No Batteries or Electronics Required.

Detergent containers and pill bottles could soon order their own refills.

Do You Think You Have COVID-19 Symptoms? Find Out with This App

A self-assessment test will identify the severity of the symptoms and advise whether you should get tested.

Protect Autonomous Vehicles Against Hackers.

If autonomous vehicles are to become widely adopted, their safety must be ensured. The five-course IEEE program Automotive Cyber Security: Protecting the Vehicular Network aims to help.

 THIS MONTH IN IEEE HISTORY

4 NovThe world's first electrified subway, the City and South London, opened
8 NovWilhelm Conrad Röntgen, professor in Würzburg, discovered x-ray in 1895.
13 NovThe first successful undersea telegraph cable, between Dover and Calais, went into public service
30 NovNikola Tesla filed an application that became the first successful patent for an induction motor

IEEE SPECIAL EDITION
MEMBER BENEFITS BULLETIN

1 October 2020

Dear IEEE Member,

As an IEEE Member, you have access to an exclusive library of educational and technical resources at your fingertips.

Here are some of the highlights for this week:

You can access previous editions of this newsletter on IEEE Spectrum.

Beginning in November, we will deliver this popular content and resources that will benefit your career and help connect you with other technology professionals on a monthly basis.

POPULAR THIS WEEK

Discovering a World of Opportunities in 2020

We don’t choose the time we live in, but can decide what we do with it. In this article, author Jacquelyn Adams takes a moment to look at some of the positives that have arisen from the challenges of 2020. What growth, what change, what development have you seen? What innovative ideas and pivots have you and your team made?

>Learn more

Free e-Book: Do Your Research and Development (R&D)!

If there is a place a company can quickly lose its edge, it’s R&D. In this new e-book, free for IEEE members, author Harry T. Roman draws on his 36 years of industrial R&D experience to shed light on the research and development process, how to do it right, manage risk, and set yourself up for success.

COUNTDOWN TO IEEE DAY - 6 OCTOBER 2020

Select IEEE Learning Network Courses for US$10 Each

In honor of IEEE Day 2020, active IEEE members can get 10 select IEEE Educational Activities courses for US$10 each with the code ILNIEEE2020

> Visit the IEEE Day site for details 

IEEE Day Contests are Open

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IEEE Day Refer a Friend Incentive - Double Awards

The month of October is a great time to share your enthusiasm and knowledge of IEEE by referring a friend or colleague to become an IEEE member. As an IEEE Day celebration incentive all qualifying referrals will receive double awards for the entire month of October. Check the IEEE Day Toolkit for a Member Get a Member (MGM) double awards flyer that you can download and share. Check out the IEEE MGM website for all the details. Your Section can earn awards too!

> Refer a friend 

> For more IEEE Day activities and offers, visit the IEEE Day website

THIS WEEK IN IEEE HISTORY

AIEE First Technical Conference
 
On 7-8 October 1884, in Philadelphia, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), a precursor of the IEEE, held the first formal technical conference on electrical engineering in the United States. The format and topics discussed in this conference served as a precursor for AIEE future technical meetings.

> Learn more about this milestone in IEEE history

IEEE Members have exclusive access to a variety of discounts on products and services.

FREE UPCOMING WEB EVENTS

3 Oct11am (EDT)The Life of a Consultant
21 Oct12pm (EDT)Technical English: Strategies to Improve Workplace and School Success
 

CAREER AND EDUCATION RESOURCES

Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare, IoT, Energy and Supply Chain

In order for organizations to successfully understand and implement emerging uses for blockchain, it’s imperative to gain technical insight into this technology. Take this course program on the IEEE Learning Network today for practical applications and use cases of this revolutionary technology. Members can save US$60 on this course.

FEATURED FROM IEEE SPECTRUM

5 Tips From Education Experts on Effective Remote Instruction

Solid learning objectives and assessing students are among the keys to success highlighted in a recent IEEE conference.

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The Tech Behind the Mind-Reading Pangolin Dress Could Lead to Wireless—and Batteryless—Exoskeleton Control

Art, energy harvesting, and machine learning combine to demonstrate a new BCI system.

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Download Your Issue of IEEE Spectrum

All IEEE members can download any print issue of IEEE Spectrum as a PDF or as the NxtBook Digital edition. Sign into IEEE Spectrum with your member credentials at the top right corner of the site.

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Senior Member, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Nigeria

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