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CONTENTS
- New IEEE Job Site Launched
- IEEE sole distributor for University of New Mexico Microelectronic Courses
- Connecticut teenager wins $10,000 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship
- 2001 WebEd Workshop Contest
- CD ROM delivery to replace videos
- IEEE USA Awards
- Nominations for IEEE/ABET Evaluators Now Open
- IEEE-USA Policy Perspectives
- WISE ENGINEERING STUDENTS SPEND SUMMER INTERNING AT IEEE-USA
- SUPPORT IEEE-USA THROUGH TAX-FAVORED CONTRIBUTIONS
- IEEE-USA MASS MEDIA FELLOW BEGINS ASSIGNMENT AT *SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN*
- CONSIDER A FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
- BOEING NAMES IEEE-USA VOLUNTEER TECHNICAL FELLOW
- IEEE-USA TABLETOP DISPLAY AVAILABLE FOR IEEE FUNCTIONS
 
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New IEEE Job Site Launched
WASHINGTON, D.C. (8 June 2001) – A new IEEE Job Site at www.ieee.org/jobs features the IEEE e-Recruiter™ job service that makes the job-hunting process easier and more effective for technical professional job seekers. The online service, sponsored by IEEE-USA and IEEE Spectrum, allows IEEE members worldwide to create and submit a profile of their background and the characteristics they’d like in a new job.
 
The service, powered by Hire.com’s e-Recruiter™ software, then scours its extensive database for positions that match what the job hunter is looking for in employment. New job postings are continually being added, and the job seeker is notified by e-mail if there is a profile match. And the process can be conducted anonymously.
 
To encourage IEEE members to register and submit their profiles early, IEEE Spectrum will award a Personal Digital Assistant to three members who establish a profile within the first 90 days of the site’s 7 June launch. The job service is free for IEEE members.
 
For more information or to register and submit a profile, visit www.ieee.org/jobs.
 
e-Recruiter is a registered trademark of Hire.com. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective companies.
 
IEEE sole distributor for University of New Mexico Microelectronic Courses
http://ieee.org/organizations/eab/newswire69.htm.
 
 
Connecticut teenager wins $10,000 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship
 
Mariangela Lisanti has won the $10,000 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship with
her project "Conductance Quantization in Au Nanocontacts." IEEE past
President Bruce Eisenstein presented the 17 year old senior from Staples
High School, Westport, Connecticut US with the award on 10 May at the
annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held this
year in San Jose, CA. The IEEE Foundation supported Scholarship is the only
Institute-wide scholarship awarded to a pre-college student. It is the
largest special award given by an organization at Intel ISEF. Lisanti
developed a novel technique for measuring conductance quantization in
metallic nanowires, using gold as its conductor. It is both faster and less
expensive than the three devices commonly used. Her device cost $35 to
build, while the other devices average $100,000.
 
Lead judge Keith Gudger, Santa Clara Valley Section, fielded a team of 14
judges, including Rachel Wilson, who will serve as Lead Judge for the 2002
Intel ISEF, to sort through the 1230 projects. Finalists hailed from 43
countries, Argentina through Venezuela, Native American Indian lands, and
47 of the United States.
 
2001 WebEd Workshop Contest
 
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) is sponsoring a contest for the
development of an outstanding overview tutorial for web delivery. Prizes
are $500.00, $350.00, and $200.00. They will be awarded to the winning IEEE
Technical Society. This contest was announced at the 2001 Web Ed Workshop
in Alexandria, VA, USA but is not limited to societies who sent
representatives to that event. Societies may submit more than one entry for
consideration.
 
Representatives of nearly 20 technical societies and councils attended the
2001 Technical Societies WebEd Workshop, held 21-22 April. Funded by the
IEEE Foundation, the Workshop was designed by the Educational Activities
Board Society Education Committee (EAB SEC), chaired by Saifur Rahman.
Lively and collegial, the Societies gave a summary of their current and
future plans for educational outreach. Lyle Feisel, EAB VP, outlined his
vision of education as a member benefit, and EA staff and volunteers
presented information on production support available to the Societies. In
a hands-on session, attendees learned tips and tricks of using Hotfoot to
record and compress their audio-PowerPoint presentations, complimentary
copy supplied by the EAB SEC. The attendees agreed to contribute an
audio-PowerPoint tutorial to the IEEE Professional Development Institute by
14 September.
 
 
CD ROM delivery to replace videos
 
Educational Activities has begun migrating selected video tutorials to the
friendlier CD-ROM format. The format is world compatible, has jump
capabilities, and, by its nature, modularizes course content. The courses
formerly at the 2000 EAB Video-on-Demand site and most of the PE Review
courses have already been packaged as CD-ROMs.
EA will be phasing out its reliance on videotape delivery. Some future
tutorials on CD-ROM will include a running English language transcript
synchronized with the presentation. The running transcript reinforces the
lesson and allows for clarification of regional or national dialects of the
presenters.
 

IEEE USA Awards

 
IEEE USA has established August 1, 2001 as the due date for submittal of
nominations for IEEE USA awards. Please check
www.ieeeusa.org/AWARDS/index.html for more details. Several Region 3
members earned prestigious awards in 2000, which were presented in April at
the PACE meeting in Tampa. and at SoutheastCon. Our Region has members that
deserve to be considered for these awards, so please look them over and get
in touch with me if you would like any help.
 
Nominations for IEEE/ABET Evaluators Now Open
www.ieee.org/eab/newswire70.htm.
 
IEEE-USA Policy Perspectives
 
The June - July 2001 edition of *IEEE-USA POLICY PERSPECTIVES* is available
now on the Web. POLICY PERSPECTIVES is IEEE-USA's monthly, policy-oriented
webzine, offering articles and commentary on the topics that are shaping
legislation, the technology workplace, and the engineering world. This
edition includes:
 
* Power Deregulation -- Who Gains?
* The National Energy Policy: One Canadian's Perspective
* Approved Tax Bill Spells Pension Reform Victory for IEEE-USA, U.S. IEEE
Members
* Action Alerts: IEEE-USA Needs Your Support!
- IEEE-USA Supports Permanent Extension of the R&D Tax Credit
* Reader Poll: Can the United States Achieve Both Energy System Reliability
and Economic Efficiency?
* Capitol Shavings: Tax Cuts Get Mixed Reviews
* IEEE-USA Council Corner
 
To read POLICY PERSPECTIVES, visit:
<http://www.todaysengineer.org/policyperspectives/index.html>
 
Spread the word about the new IEEE-USA webzines! If you haven't already,
visit *IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER* at:
<http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus/index.html>
 
WISE ENGINEERING STUDENTS SPEND SUMMER INTERNING AT IEEE-USA
 
For the 10th consecutive year, the IEEE is
pleased to participate in the Washington Internships for Students of
Engineering (WISE) program. Each summer, WISE brings 14-16 outstanding
engineering students to Washington, D.C., for 10 weeks to learn how
engineers influence public policy on complex technological issues.
 
Each WISE intern is sponsored by an engineering society, and must prepare
and present a paper on a current and topical engineering-related
public-policy issue. This year, the IEEE is sponsoring three electrical
engineering students, whose internships run from 29 May to 3 August.
Working at IEEE-USA this summer are:
 
Matthew Bright (Plymouth, Mich. / Plymouth-Salem High '98), a junior at the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, majoring in electrical engineering.
Bright hopes to evaluate federal policies and programs designed to help
bridge the "Digital Divide" in Internet services.
 
Rick Cordaro (Des Moines, Iowa / Dowling '98), a third-year student in a
5-year program at Iowa State University in Des Moines majoring in
electrical engineering, with a minor in math and entrepreneurial studies.
He is interested in U.S. energy policy and issues related to the
reliability of the U.S. electric supply.
 
Brent Rowe (Rocky Mount, N.C. / Rocky Mount '98), a junior at North
Carolina State University in Raleigh with a double major in electrical
engineering and economics. Rowe will be exploring proposals for allocation
of spectrum for third-generation (3G) wireless technologies.
 
Ron Hira, IEEE-USA R&D Policy Committee Vice Chair, is the
Faculty-Member-in-Residence for this year's 15 WISE students. An assistant
research engineer at the George Mason University School of Public Policy,
Hira is working on his Ph.D. at the Fairfax, Va., school.
 
For more information on the WISE program, visit
http://www.wise-intern.org/.
 
SUPPORT IEEE-USA THROUGH TAX-FAVORED CONTRIBUTIONS
 
You can help IEEE-USA fulfill its mission of promoting engineering and the
public interest through special gifts made directly to the organizational
unit. Any asset can be transferred to the IEEE/IEEE Foundation and
individuals can designate as the recipient IEEE-USA or one of our
activities, such as the Government Fellows Fund. Assets can include a gift
of stock or real estate. With stocks, the IEEE arranges transfers
electronically with Smith Barney, or individuals can send stock
certificates to the IEEE or Smith Barney.
 
In Addition, support can be provided through legacy gifts such as a
beneficiary of will, life insurance, retirement plan or charitable trust.
Many legacy gifts can provide income while honoring philanthropic
interests.
 
In order to make a donation to IEEE-USA, individuals can contact the IEEE
Development Office at +1 732 562 3915; send an e-mail to
supportieee@ieee.org; or write to the IEEE Development Office, 445 Hoes
Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331. The Development Office will handle the
details and prepare a confirmation letter. The office does not provide tax
advice or guarantee deductions.
 
Consider helping the IEEE-USA fulfill its mandate. Get in touch with IEEE
Development today. Additional information is available at:
<http://www.ieee.org/organizations/foundation/html/ways.html>.
 
 
IEEE-USA MASS MEDIA FELLOW BEGINS ASSIGNMENT AT *SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN*
 
IEEE-USA has placed its second Mass Media Fellow, Mariama Orange, in the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media
Science and Engineering Fellows Program. Orange will spend ten weeks, from
11 June to 10 August, at SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in New York City, N.Y., as
part of a nationwide program aimed at strengthening the connections between
science and the media. Each summer, the AAAS program places graduate
science and engineering students in media outlets throughout the country to
work as reporters, researchers and production assistants.
 
Orange is currently pursuing her M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Howard
University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the IEEE and the National
Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). IEEE-USA's first Mass Media Fellow, Elan
Ruskin, spent last summer working as a cub reporter for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, covering a vast array of sci/tech issues. For more
information on the Media Fellows Program, visit:
<http://ehrweb.aaas.org/ehr/MassMedia0719.html>
 
 
CONSIDER A FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
 
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 99 lecturing/research awards in
Engineering for the 2002-2003 academic year. Awards for both faculty and
professionals range from two months to an academic year or longer. While
foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright
lecturing assignments are in English.
 
The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department
of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by
the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).
 
The application deadline for 2002-2003 awards is 1 August 2001 for
Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide. For
information, visit <http://www.cies.org> or contact:
 
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden St., N.W. - Suite 5-L
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: +1 202 686 7877
E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org
 
BOEING NAMES IEEE-USA VOLUNTEER TECHNICAL FELLOW
 
Boeing recently honored long-time IEEE-USA volunteer Jim Leonard by naming
him a Boeing Technical Fellow. Leonard is currently employed at Boeing A&M
in St. Louis. He has been with Boeing A&M for 39 years, and is currently
responsible for integrating the Harpoon, SLAM and SLAM-ER missiles into
U.S. Navy, Air Force and foreign aircraft. In 1991, Leonard received the
McDonnell-Douglas/U.S. Navy Reliability, Maintainability, and Quality
Assurance Award. Among his numerous credentials, Leonard has published 24
more than 20 technical papers, a three-volume reference series on Progress
in Simulation (Ablex Publishing), an IEEE Press Book entitled Object
Oriented Simulation, and produced an IEEE video for Region 5, Your Future
After Graduation.
 
Boeing established its Technical Fellowship Program in 1989 to recognize
and reward employees who wish to focus on scientific, engineering and
technical excellence. The program's goal is to make the best use of
employees who have demonstrated professional excellence and achieved
outstanding technical results for Boeing.
 
IEEE-USA TABLETOP DISPLAY AVAILABLE FOR IEEE FUNCTIONS
 
You can book the IEEE-USA tabletop display for use at IEEE functions held
within the continental United States. IEEE-USA will provide the portable
tabletop display and IEEE-USA materials, and cover shipping both ways. Book
in advance; reservations will be scheduled on a first come, first-served
basis. For more information, contact Meredith Lohr, IEEE-USA Communications
Assistant, at m.lohr@ieee.org or by calling +1 202 785 0017, ext. 8354.
 
 
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