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- Dr. Ned Sauthoff Becomes IEEE-USA President
- Presidents Column,
- IEEE-USA Congressional Fellows Begin
- IEEE-USA WEBZINES ARE
- Dr. Ned Sauthoff Becomes IEEE-USA President
- WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 January 2001) - Dr. Ned Sauthoff of
- became president of The Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers -
- United States of America (IEEE-USA) on Jan. 1, 2001. He served
the past year
- as president-elect of the organization.
- Dr. Sauthoff is a physicist who heads the Off-site
- of the United States Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma
- Laboratory (PPPL) in Plainsboro, N.J. He began his career
there after he
- earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University in
1975. He has
- headed numerous departments at PPPL, including the Physics
- 1992-94, and the Plasma Science and Technology Department from
- As president, Dr. Sauthoff is the highest-ranking
volunteer member of
- IEEE-USA and will chair its board of directors. He will also
serve at the
- international level on the IEEE executive committee and board
- He succeeds Merrill Buckley of Springfield, Pa., and will work
- Buckley and 2002 President-Elect LeEarl Bryant of Richardson,
- Dr. Sauthoff said he plans to work with IEEE-USA volunteers
and staff to
- realize the great potential for electrotechnology and
- to improve the quality of life.
- "We will address that mission both by building careers and
- public policy," he said. "IEEE, as the leading technological
- society in the world, has a responsibility to serve by
- authoritative perspectives to decision makers and professional
- tools to our members.
- "IEEE-USA provides those services to U.S. decision makers
and to its
- more than 230,000 members. In 2001, we will provide improved
tools to a
- greater number of our members and will enhance our
- outreach by engaging our geographically dispersed membership
in all U.S.
- Congressional districts."
- Dr. Sauthoff pointed out that in the area of building
- sponsors conferences and symposia; develops and
- career-development tools; argues for a strong U.S. engineering
- through programs ranging from pre-college to continuing
- permanent immigration; and supports pension portability for a
- workforce. In the area of technology policy, IEEE-USA works
- restructuring of the electric supply industry; strong research
- development through both industrial tax incentives and federal
- intellectual property rights in today's economy; and privacy
- of the information infrastructure.
- In 1998-99, Dr. Sauthoff served as IEEE-USA vice president
- Policy Activities. He began his work with IEEE-USA's
- Council (TPC) in 1988 and by 1997 had risen to TPC vice-chair.
- presented the IEEE-USA Divisional Professional Leadership
Award in 1996 in
- recognition of his accomplishments as chair of the
- Policy Committee in 1994-95.
- Dr. Sauthoff received a bachelor's degree in physics in
1971 and a
- master's in nuclear engineering in 1972, both from the
- Institute of Technology. He has held his current position at
- 1997. The laboratory is the largest facility in the U.S.
- physics of the high-temperature gases, called plasmas, which
are used to
- create fusion energy -- an attractive energy source for the
future. The PPPL
- is funded by the DOE and managed by Princeton University.
- For more background information on Dr. Sauthoff,
- Presidents Column, January-February 2001
- Ned R. Sauthoff, 2001 IEEE-USA President
- Communications Play Key Role in Building Careers and Shaping
- Recent blackouts and power shortages in California, the
Northwest, Midwest, Northeast and Florida have demonstrated that
electric power policy has a large impact on the public benefits of
electrotechnology. The IEEE and its members -- leaders in
electrotechnology and information technology -- have key roles to
play in maximizing the public benefit of our field. Achieving that
goal entails more than technical work, it requires involvement by
members in the public-policy process.
- Similarly, career success for todays mobile engineer
demands both technical and non-technical skills and a supportive
- To support our members both individually and collectively,
IEEE-USA is working hard to increase the availability of our
quality professional development programs and to increase the
effectiveness of our government relations programs. We do this by
focusing on the highest-impact issues and by engaging our
geographically dispersed U.S. members in grassroots activism.
- Communication is key to making our programs more
available, and to engaging members in public-policy programs.
Based on surveys and studies of member preference, we have
designed a comprehensive IEEE-USA member communications program.
At the forefront of our efforts are the new magapaper IEEE-USA
News and Views, and two insightful monthly Web-based magazines
(Webzines), IEEE-USA Todays Engineer and IEEE-USA Policy
- Heres a more in-depth look at each one:
- News and Views, the lynchpin of our new communications
efforts, is a quarterly print publication that will debut in
March. It will feature articles that help you build your career
and alert you to IEEE-USA products and activities that help shape
public policy in the areas of career policy and technology policy.
It will also include pointers to material available in previous
Webzine issues and will be delivered with your copy of The
Institute and Spectrum.
- Todays Engineer replaces the award-winning print
publication by the same name that was available through
subscription only. It provides information on careers in
electrotechnology and information technology, on products useful
for building your career, and on professional development for
todays engineer. It appeared for the first time in January.
- Policy Perspectives addresses topics in both career policy and
technology policy, including the status of pending legislation,
IEEE-USA position statements and opportunities for you to act. It
also began in January.
- Both Webzines can be found at http://www.todaysengineer.org.
Each one has an "opt-in" notification service, where you can sign
up to receive an e-mail when each new issue of Todays
Engineer and Policy Perspectives is posted on the IEEE-USA Web
site. For this service, go to
- You, the member, are the most effective messengers of the
perspectives of engineers to your congressional representatives
and senators. As former Speaker of the House Tip ONeill once
said, "All politics is local." Our electronic grassroots outreach
program enables you to monitor and act on developing legislation
and issues that affect our members and the engineering profession.
You can receive legislative alerts on specific issues of interest
And you can have news delivered your in-box by subscribing to
IEEE-USAs Eye on Washington electronic newsletter at
- Our Policy Forum (http://www.ieeeusa.org/forum)
and Legislative Action Center (http://congress.nw.dc.us/ieeeusa)
provide a variety of tools and resources to help educate you about
the issues, prepare a letter to your congressperson, or arm you
with material for a visit to your congresspersons district
- These communications vehicles play a key role in
IEEE-USAs mission to build careers and shape public policy.
In the area of building careers, IEEE-USA sponsors conferences and
symposia; develops and disseminates career-development tools;
argues for a strong U.S. engineering workforce through programs
ranging from pre-college to continuing education, to permanent
immigration; and supports pension portability for a mobile
workforce. In the area of technology policy, IEEE-USA works for
reliable restructuring of the electric supply industry; strong
research and development through both industrial tax incentives
and federal funding; fair intellectual property rights in
todays economy; and privacy and reliability of the
- So I encourage you to utilize the communications tools we
have provided. Because electrotechnology and information
technology carry great potential for improving the publics
quality of life, it is up to us to communicate our important
messages both inside and outside the profession. We each have a
responsibility to serve by providing both authoritative
perspectives to decision makers and professional development tools
to our members. Heres to a great 2001.
- IEEE-USA Congressional Fellows Begin
- WASHINGTON (22 January 2001) - Dr. Peter Winokur, Jason
Remer and Dr.
- Russell Lefevre have begun their IEEE-USA Congressional
Fellowships with the
- 107th Congress. Each will be advising a member of Congress on
- electrotechnology issues.
- "I can't imagine a more exciting time to be involved in
- process than this upcoming year," Remer said. "Technology
- sure to play a major role in Congress this year, especially in
light of the
- increase in e-commerce, Internet security issues and electric
- Dr. Winokur, manager for radiation technology and
assurance at Sandia
- National Laboratory in Albuquerque, is working in the office
of Sen. Harry
- Reid (D-Nev.) on renewable energy and technology issues. Sen.
- ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee
and the Energy
- and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. Dr. Winokur will work
- to promote the development of clean, renewable energy sources
such as wind,
- biomass (plant materials and animal waste), sunshine and
- Remer, a design engineering supervisor for Entergy's
- One plant outside of Russellville, Ark., is supporting Rep.
- (R-Texas) on national energy policy issues. Rep. Barton, whose
- in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, is Chairman of the newly
organized Energy and
- Air Quality Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
- assist Barton on national energy strategy, nuclear energy and
- restructuring issues.
- Dr. Lefevre, vice president of Technology Services
Corporation in Los
- Angeles, is advising Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.V.) on
- technology issues. Sen. Rockefeller serves on the Senate
- and Transportation Committee and is ranking member of the
- subcommittee. Dr. Lefevre will lend his expertise in a number
- areas, including alternate fuels, electric vehicles, frequency
- allocation and aviation safety.
- IEEE-USA's Congressional Fellows join Dr. Saj Durrani,
- Executive Fellowship with the Federal Communications
Commission's Office of
- Engineering and Technology runs through June 2001.
- EEE-USA Congressional Fellows accept a one-year
appointment to share
- their scientific and technical knowledge by working on the
staff of a U.S.
- Congressperson or Congressional committee. This advisory role
- engineer's perspective on public policy issues.
- IEEE-USA is accepting applications for 2002 Congressional
- Fellowships through Feb. 23, 2001. For more information on
- opportunities, visit the Government Fellowships web page
or contact Chris Brantley at
- IEEE-USA WEBZINES ARE
- IEEE-USA has posted on the web the first issues of its new
- publications IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER and IEEE-USA POLICY
- You are invited to read them and to sign up for monthly alerts
- issues are posted.
- IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER includes feature articles and short
- career guidance, tips, strategies and solutions for all
sectors of the
- profession. It will encompass the latest on IEEE-USA's career
- products and services.
- See for yourself at: <http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus>.
- IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES includes timely articles and
commentary on the
- topics that are shaping legislation, the technology workplace,
- engineering world. We'll also provide you with the information
you need to
- get involved as well as to contribute your expertise and your
voice to the
- decision-making process. See for yourself at: <
- In the premier issue of TODAY'S ENGINEER, read former EE
- Editor Bob Bellinger's article on stealth job hunting -- how
you can be
- among the most desirable candidates by *not* actively pursuing
- position through the IEEE's new job site to be activated in
- the same 'zine, go to CPA Michele Riley's article on how to
- options as part of a corporate package in today's more
- market. Further, IEEE Senior Research Historian Rik Nebeker
looks at how
- neon lighting has lit up popular culture. And IEEE Member and
- Yuzuriha explains how to use humor effectively in the
- In the premier issue of POLICY PERSPECTIVES, IEEE Life Fellow
- seeks member support in shaping electric power policy. In the
same 'zine, a
- reader poll requests opinions on the relevance to U.S. plants
- Japanese concept of *kaizen* that encompasses total quality
- continuous process improvement , error-free production, and
- delivery. In addition, IEEE-USA's public policy agenda for the
- Congress is detailed. And a Reader Feedback section includes
- letters from IEEE members on what the PE license means for
- Sign up now for monthly reminders of the webzines'
publication. Go to <
- See for yourself how IEEE-USA's new webzines will help you
- skills and issues that will have the greatest impact on your
- well as relate your career to the many technology and
- being discussed at the local, state and national levels.
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