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Teaching Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Be Innovators

Upcoming IEEE event to give students, young professionals entrepreneurial skills

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THE INSTITUTE I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as a boy endured traumatic experiences during the civil war that took place from 1992 through 1995. My family lived as refugees in difficult circumstances in Switzerland before we finally settled in Australia, the place I now call home.

Australia has given me everything: a stable lifestyle, social security, amazing educational opportunities and, most importantly, a safe environment for my family. I am an academic and industry project coordinator at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia. I serve on many global leadership boards and councils and am an entrepreneur. I also spend much of my time volunteering and helping others—which is my passion. Last year I decided to try to help the youth of my birth country by organizing an IEEE event for them in Sarajevo [above].

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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Lisa Sheehan
LightGreen

Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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