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Global Course Access and Discounts Too

New Power Engineering Tutorial from IEEE

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT - IEEE Power Meeting

IEEE AWARDS $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO FLORIDA STUDENT AT INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

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Global Course Access and Discounts Too
 
On June 1 professional development gets easier and more convenient for IEEE members. That date marks the start of full access to the co-sponsored Stevens Institute of Technology Online WebCampus courses and the all-IEEE generated Video-on-Demand tutorials. Either one click off the Educational Activities Board (EAB) homepage for easy access to either or use the discrete sites quoted below.
 
IEEE members receive a 10% discount on all Stevens WebCampus online
courses. The Stevens online courses, currently numbering eleven, are in
three hot fields: Wireless Communications, Telecommunications Management,
and Technology Applications in Science Education. Our members and their
employers appreciate that the same highly respected Stevens faculty teaches
both the traditional oncampus courses and the online courses.
 
EAB Professional Development committee member, Sameer Kalra, while
still a graduate student at Stevens, participated in the design of the
online Wireless course. To Mr. Kalra "the single most important feature of
the online course is that you can access it anywhere, anytime at your
convenience." The busy professional can determine scheduling, course
lengths, order of classes, and graduate credit or Continuing Education Unit
options, from anywhere in the world. Modest systems requirements make
these courses global friendly.
 
Check registration requirements and sample a class at the Stevens
website:
http://attila.stevens-tech.edu/gradschool/distance_learning/courses/sample.html
.
For Video-On-Demand IEEE partnered with Softcom, Inc. to stream
videotapes of lectures and tutorials over the web directly to the user's
desktop. By using a free Real Networks G2 player, members are able to
watch the tutorials from any computer connected to the Internet in any part
of the world without a download period.
 
Fifteen moderately priced tutorials, taught by experts in their
fields, are currently being offered in five subject areas including
communications, computer engineering and networking, power and energy, and
signal and image processing.
 
All courses feature a five to seven minute preview, so users can
browse before buying. Courses are available as one-month subscriptions
from the order date and may be purchased online. Included with the
integrated, synchronous audio, video, and slide presentation, is a
Frequently Asked Question page, help screens and an interactive table of
contents that allows users to go directly to information or presentations
of interest.
 
Systems requirements and previews are explained on the Video-On-Demand
webpage http://ieee.mediaplatform.com/vod/ieee/index.po.
 
Stevens and VOD are just a start to a series of innovative
partnerships of IEEE Educational Activities with industry and university
educational programs and delivery systems. The series will maximize life
long learning and professional development opportunities for IEEE members
globally.
 
 
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New Power Engineering Tutorial from IEEE
 
Four experts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York are the presenters for the new tutorial from IEEE, Principles of High-Voltage Engineering. This tutorial is ideal for design engineers, users, purchasing officers, operations managers, technicians, and electrical engineering or physics students concerned with
high voltage equipment.
 
In recognition of the global, workplace, and personal preferences of our
members' approach to learning, IEEE Educational Activities is offering this
tutorial in a variety of modes. Principles of High-Voltage Engineering is
now available as a four videotape package, interactive CD-ROM, or by
video-streaming from the IEEE Video-On-Demand website.
 
The tutorial combines lecture, PowerPoint references, and onsite Electric
Power Engineering Department laboratory demonstrations to illustrate the
high-voltage principles. It is divided into four subject categories:
Basic Principles of Electric and Magnetic Fields, presented by Sheppard
Salon; Basic Principles of Switching, presented by Allan Greenwood;
Transient Voltages in Windings, presented by Robert Degneff; and Insulation
Materials and Dielectric Design, presented by J. Keith Nelson.
 
Integrated into the Insulation Materials and Dielectric Design portion of
the tutorial are field visits to EPRI Delivery and Utilization Center at
Lenox, Massachusetts. At that site, Mr. Nelson highlights functioning
instruments that protect high-voltage equipment.
 
By the end of the tutorial, the user will:
 
· Obtain a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of electric
field production in high-voltage equipment.
· See how switching operations and lightning can result in subjecting
the equipment to high voltages.
· Obtain an understanding of the voltage distribution in windings of
transformers and machines.
· Learn practical techniques to control high voltage and protect
equipment.
 
Order Information:
IEEE Product Number (for NTSC version): HV7045 List $780.00 / Members:
$650.00
IEEE Product Number (for PAL version): HV7046 List $780.00 / Members:
$650.00
Web Product number: EW129. List $199.99 / Members: $179.99
CD-ROM Product Number: EC126. List $755.00 / Members $625.00
 
All formats can be ordered from the IEEE Customer Service Department,
445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA; by e-mail:
customer-service@ieee.org; by phone: 1.800.678.4333; at our new site on
the Web: http://shop.ieee.org/store/. To check out systems requirements
for Video-On-Demand go to http://ieee.mediaplatform.com/vod/ieee/index.po.
For further information on Education Activities check our website
www.ieee.org/eab.
 
Lynn Murison
Outreach Administrator, IEEE Educational Activities
ph: 1.732.562.6526
www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/
 
 
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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT - IEEE Power Meeting
Sunday, 11 June 2000
WHERE:
Universal City Hilton
555 Universal Terrace Parkway
Universal City, CA 91608
Telephone: +1 818 509 2500
Fax: +1 818 509 2031
ROOM RATE:
$135 Single/Double Occupancy, excluding any applicable sales tax.
SLEEPING ROOM AND TAX:
IEEE will be direct billing the sleeping rooms for those volunteers and
staff who are normally reimbursed for meeting attendance. Please refer
to our auto-retrievable file: billing.info@ieee.org.
To access the file, you will enter the name of the file in the "TO" line
of your e-mail (like you are sending a message to someone) and select
send. The file will automatically be returned to you.
 
AIR TRAVEL:
Visit the IEEE Travel Services new Online website at
http://www.ieeetravelonline.org for assistance with your flight arrangements.
This secure site offers simple and convenient service through which you
can search, reserve, and ticket your travel, anytime, anywhere. You may
also contact IEEE Travel Service by calling +1 800 TRY IEEE
(+1 800 879 4333) between 8:30am and 5:30pm EST Monday through Friday.
Outside the U.S. and Canada, call +1 732 562 5387.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2000
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE COMMUNICATED TO MEETING PLANNING SERVICES (MPS)BY
1 June 2000. ANY HOTEL REQUESTS AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE HONORED ON A
SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
Any questions regarding hotel reservations can be directed to MPS at
+1 732 562 3981 Kelly Phillips or by e-mail at mps@ieee.org.
 
Any questions regarding the context of the meeting can be directed to
Scott Grayson at +1 202 785 0017 ext.8376 or by e-mail at s.grayson@ieee.org
***Please indicate your attendance plans for this series of meetings***
regardless of whether or not you require hotel reservations.
 
 
H O T E L R E S E R V A T I O N F O R M
IEEE Power Meeting
11 June 2000
 
Universal City Hilton
Please RETURN NO LATER THAN 1 June 2000 to MPS:
E-mail: mps@ieee.org
Fax: +1 732 981 3427; ATTN: MPS GROUP
 
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MEETING SCHEDULE
Mtg. No. 597
 
Sunday, 11 June 2000
 
1603 ____*8:00am - 4:30pm Meeting
1604 ____ 12:00n - 1:00pm Luncheon
 
*A continental breakfast will be served one-half hour prior to the start
of the meeting.
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IEEE AWARDS $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO FLORIDA STUDENT AT INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
 
 
The IEEE Foundation sponsored Presidents' Scholarship was presented to Zlatan Ceric,
a 16 year old senior at Allen D. Nease High School, St. Augustine, Florida, at the Intel
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which was held from 9-12 May in
Detroit, Michigan.
 
The IEEE judging team chose Ceric from among 1500 other contestants to
receive the scholarship for his "outstanding achievement in creating a
project that demonstrates an understanding of electrical engineering,
information technology, or other IEEE fields of interest." Serving as
judges were Don Bramlett of Detroit, MI; Keith Gudger of San Jose, CA, Sat
Basu of Troy, MI, Kevin Davis of Kalamazoo, MI, Ted C. Huff of Troy, MI,
and Kimball Williams of Dearborn, MI.
 
Ceric's project, Optimization of Gallium Arsenide Semiconductor Laser
Power Output, proved his hypothesis that longer lattice edges produce lower
threshold current densities and higher quantum efficiencies. It
demonstrated that an increase in laser transmittance, with less power loss,
would yield more efficient semiconductor lasers. This has applications in
faster computing, military utility for optical warfare, and guidance of
fundamental particles in nuclear reactors.
 
Ceric's research revealed a phenomenon never before documented. As
the current increased into the laser, the power output would move smoothly,
then jump suddenly to a higher power output, and then continue smoothly
once again. This happened at both shorter and longer lattice lengths. He
intends to continue investigating the implications of this phenomenon at
Georgia Institute of Technology in the Fall, where he will study Solid
State Electro-optics and " keep looking for the optimum lattice length for
the least energy loss within laser power output."
 
IEEE was one of 60 associations and universities presenting at the 11
May awards ceremony. IEEE President-elect Joel Snyder gave the $10,000
award to Ceric before a crowd of nearly 4,000 people. Other IEEE entities
presenting awards were IEEE Computer Society (six awards ranging from $100
to $500) and IEEE Region 4 (eight $500 awards).
 
"This $10,000 scholarship is the single largest award given by an
organization given at ISEF. I know that our judging team had a difficult
task which they discharged with diligence, care, and honor," Snyder said.
"The talent demonstrated by these outstanding students from around the
world is truly amazing. I applaud the students and their families for
their efforts, and I congratulate the winner. I do expect to see
significant contributions to technology and science from each and every one
of them.
 
The world's largest pre-college science competition, the Intel ISEF is
often called the "Olympics" of science fairs because of its international
reach and scientific breadth. It is the only global science fair
representing all life sciences?from biochemistry to zoology?for students in
grades nine through twelve. This year's fair drew students from 40
countries, including Venezuela, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Australia,
and China. The finalists emerged from a field of approximately one million
high-school students who competed in local ISEF-affiliated science fairs in
1999-2000.
 
For more information, contact Lynn Murison, IEEE Educational
Activities, at l.murison@ieee.org.
 
 
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