IEEE - SCOOP
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Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager S/CS
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- MAKING A COMMUNITY CONNECTION
- IEEE MERCHANDISE
- ONLINE STUDENT POLL
- CALL FOR SECTIONS CONGRESS 2002 SPEAKERS
- BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR ENGINEERING
- GROWTH OF ELECTRONIC SERVICES DRIVES 2002 DUES INCREASE
- 2001 IEEE ANNUAL ELECTION IS UNDERWAY
- 2002 IEEE APPLICATIONS ARE IN THE MAIL
- IEEE GLOBAL TRAVEL SERVICE NEWS
 
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MAKING A COMMUNITY CONNECTION
 
We have heard many times from local Section leaders about the difficulty of
getting volunteers involved, of making an impact. One way to do this is to
connect with your local community by promoting the IEEE. Opportunities
include making a presentation at a meeting of the local school board, or
parent-teacher organization. Reach out to area businesses by requesting 10
minutes to introduce your Section at an upcoming meeting of business
leaders, such as the local Chamber of Commerce.
 
Bring copies of your Section newsletter, make up business cards with the
Section's web site address, email alias and any other appropriate
information, such as the date your Section was founded. Be prepared to
take back to the Section a list of projects for which you'll need
volunteers. What better way to get those volunteers than to put those busy
IEEE members/parents to work in mentoring their own child's school science
program? Identify members working as consultants to help a local
organization such as a YMCA set up a database or solve a facility
management problem -- and maybe make some great business connections in the
process!
 
To assist in these efforts, the IEEE has produced an "Executive Summary"
which is a professional-quality brochure describing the organization from a
technical, geographic, educational and membership perspective. It's a
wonderful tool for introducing community leaders to the IEEE. To receive
copies, contact Lauren Leaston at l.leaston@ieee.org, or call +1 732 562
5511.
 
IEEE MERCHANDISE
 
Looking for great gifts for your guest speakers, local unit officers or
conference colleagues? Check out the new IEEE merchandise items for use at
work, home, on the golf course or when traveling. Select women's clothing
and new items for students and young professionals. Visit the IEEE online
Catalog and Store at http://shop.ieee.org/store/.
 
 
ONLINE STUDENT POLL
 
In June, the first IEEE online student poll was implemented on the Student
Concourse web site http://www.ieee.org/students. The objective of the
program is to encourage students to visit the web site frequently. Mission
accomplished so far with 3,141 students casting their vote in the first
month of the poll. Visit the site for updates and current voting. Please
contact Laura Durrett, Regional Activities, l.durrett@ieee.org or Adrienne
Hahn, a.hahn@ieee.org for further information.
 
 
CALL FOR SECTIONS CONGRESS 2002 SPEAKERS
 
We have begun to receive responses to our first call for speakers for IEEE
Sections Congress 2002! SC'02 will take place 18-21 October 2002 at the JW
Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The SC'02 Program Committee is
particularly interested in presenters with experience in the identified
subject areas, particularly at the grassroots level of the IEEE.
Self-nominations will be accepted. Please note that sponsors or funding
support should also be identified at the time the speaker is nominated. If
no funding support is immediately identifiable for a particular speaker,
the nomination may still be submitted, as sponsorship may be identified at
a later time.
 
The online response form includes a drop down menu with a list of the
subjects for which speakers are needed, and a space for funding support to
be identified. Don't forget to complete the form by 15 September 2001 at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/sc/2002/program/suggestions.html.
For additional information, contact Cathy Downer, c.downer@ieee.org or +1
732 562 5506.
 
 
BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR ENGINEERING,

2002 IEE FARADAY LECTURE SCHEDULED

 
Is your local, pre-college school carrying the 2002 IEE Faraday Lecture? Do
they know about it? It's not too early to act as an ambassador for
engineering. Schools need a lot of lead-time in order to add events to
their schedules.
 
Inform your local school that on 6 February 2002, 1:00 PM Eastern Standard
Time, free downlinking of the 'Smart Living @ home with technology'
simulcast will be available from IEEE Educational Activities (EA).
Teachers' materials will be posted on the Internet in September. Then,
consider volunteering at the school to answer questions about being an
engineer on the day of the broadcast.
 
The annual acclaimed Lecture is a one-hour, PBS quality production
featuring lively participation from the onsite London audience. Read more
about it at http://www.ieee.org/eab/precollege/faraday/index.htm. For more
information contact Celeste Torres at c.torres@ieee.org.

 

 
GROWTH OF ELECTRONIC SERVICES DRIVES 2002 DUES INCREASE
 
For the first time since 1996, the IEEE Board of Directors has approved an
increase in membership dues. The Board voted at its July meeting to
increase base member dues for the 2002 membership year by US$15 to US$101.
The Board also approved a US$4 increase to the IEEE-USA assessment and a
new Region 1 assessment of US$2.
 
According to IEEE President Joel Snyder, during the past five years the
IEEE has experienced increased demand for electronic delivery of technical
information and member services. The dues increase reflects the costs
associated with significant investments in Internet and Web applications.
 
Among the electronic services the IEEE has launched in recent years are
IEEE Xplore; the IEEE Job Site featuring IEEE e-Recruiter; the Personal
Email Alias Service; the Online Catalog & Store; IEEE Spectrum Online; the
What's New @ IEEE series of e-mail newsletters; and online membership
renewal.
 
2001 IEEE ANNUAL ELECTION IS UNDERWAY
 
Members began receiving their ballots the first week in September. The
balloting period is from 1 September until 12:00 noon on 1 November. Only
signed ballots that are received in sealed envelopes will be valid and
counted in the election.
 
Questions with regard to ballots or the election process may be referred to
either Fern Katronetsky (f.katronetsky@ieee.org) at +1 732 562 3932 or
Angela Wyckoff (a.wyckoff@ieee.org) at +1 732 562 3934.
 
2002 IEEE APPLICATIONS ARE IN THE MAIL
 
The 2002 IEEE membership applications are now in stock. A supply of 2002
applications is currently in the mail to every Student Branch Counselor,
every Section MD officer and
Section Chair and to all IEEE offices. Only those officers registered with
IEEE and listed in the IEEE rosters will receive these materials. Adobe
Acrobat "PDF" versions of the 2002 membership applications are now
available on the following sites:
Member application is at http://www.ieee.org/membership/mem_serv/genapp.pdf
Student Application is at
http://www.ieee.org/membership/mem_serv/studapp.pdf

 

 
IEEE GLOBAL TRAVEL SERVICE NEWS
 
TRAVEL FEES: Effective 10 September, IEEE Global Travel Services will
implement a US$15 transaction fee on all air and rail tickets. This has
become necessary as major airlines have drastically reduced their travel
agency base commissions, which were the primary source of income for the
travel department.
 
In addition, the department will charge US$5 for domestic ticket delivery
(within the 48 U.S. contiguous states) and US$15 for international ticket
delivery to cover Airborne delivery charges. These fees will be
automatically billed to the individual's credit card and will appear on the
invoice as a separate charge.
 
NEW FORMS: To provide more efficient customer service and expedite the
resolution of issues, Global Travel Services has made several forms
available on its Web site. These include requests for ticket copies,
itinerary copies, direct bills, transportation (limousine) itineraries, and
forms for service provider complaints.
 
The forms are located on a drop-down menu in the bottom right corner of the
site, titled "Customer Assistance." They are the preferred method of
communication regarding any customer service issues.
 
For more information, visit the Global Travel Services Web site at
http://www.ieeetravelonline.org or call +1 732 562 5387.
 
 
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