IEEE - SCOOP
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Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager S/CS
For the latest web version of SCOOP, go to: www.ieee.org/ra/scs
and select the link for publications
 
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- CALL FOR RAB AWARDS
- PULLING THE PIECE$ TOGETHER
- ARE YOUR IEEE VOLUNTEERS ALSO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS?
- E-MAIL ALIAS SERVICE STOPS RECORD NUMBER OF VIRUSES
- TODAY'S ENGINEER
- IEEE CONFERENCES PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
 
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CALL FOR RAB AWARDS
The Regional Activity Board Awards and Recognition Committee (RABARC) is
currently soliciting nominees for the:
 
1) RAB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2) RAB INNOVATION AWARD
3) RAB LARRY K. WILSON TRANSNATIONAL AWARD
4) RAB LEADERSHIP AWARD
5) GOLD AWARDS
 
These awards, the most prestigious RAB has to offer, are designed to
recognize outstanding efforts by IEEE volunteers. These are NOT technical
achievement awards.
 
The deadline for the submission of nominations is 15 October 2001.
 
For description of the RAB awards and more information please visit the
Regional Activities web site at:
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/rab/Awards/RABAWARDS.html or contact
the Regional Activities Staff at rab-awards@ieee.org
 
Additional information on GOLD Awards is located at the following URL:
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/rab/RABARC-Manual/Sect05-index.html
 
PULLING THE PIECE$ TOGETHER
 
Whatever your Section's method of financial record keeping - whether it's
tossing receipts and canceled checks into an old shoebox or using the
latest accounting software - it all has to be pulled together at year end
into a financial report (L50) for IEEE headquarters. Packages with the
forms and instructions will be mailed in December to all Section, Council
and Region Treasurers. The updated version will also be available on the
web in December at www.ieee.org/scsreports. The web form is a downloadable
Excel file. The built in formulas make errors less likely and it can be
returned electronically, saving on mailing time and postage.
 
Financial reports must be postmarked, faxed or emailed by 22 February 2002.
If necessary, supporting documents such as audit information, bank
statements and signature pages, can be sent in separately as soon as
possible thereafter.
 
If you have questions, please contact Vicki Waldman at v.waldman@ieee.org.
 
 
ARE YOUR IEEE VOLUNTEERS ALSO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS?
 
One of the tracks for IEEE Sections Congress 2002 (SC 02) is "Careers and
Community Service". The SC 02 program committee is looking for examples of
IEEE Sections becoming involved with their community. Such examples might
be featured in a session at SC 02.
 
Does your Section work with a local school on (for example) their "Science
Olympiad". Or has your Section reached out to other local nonprofit
organizations (such as the Red Cross or YMCA) to offer assistance with
technical activities such as database or web page management, or to serve
on a facilities advisory committee?
 
If you have an example of such community involvement, please contact Cathy
Downer at c.downer@ieee.org or +1 732 562 5506.
  
E-MAIL ALIAS SERVICE STOPS RECORD NUMBER OF VIRUSES
 
The IEEE Personal Email Alias Service stopped nearly 25,000 viruses in
July, five times more than in June. All IEEE email is routed through this
service, which is free to all members. About 65,000 members currently use
it.
 
Before accepting incoming email, the service scans all messages and
attachments with anti-virus software, which is updated daily. If a virus is
detected, the message is deleted. An alert is then sent to the sender and
the recipient. Clean messages are immediately delivered.
 
For more information, go to http://eleccomm.ieee.org/personal-aliases.shtml 
 
TODAY'S ENGINEER
 
The September - October 2001 edition of IEEE-USA TODAY'S ENGINEER is
available now on the Web. TODAY'S ENGINEER is IEEE-USA's monthly,
career-oriented webzine, offering feature articles and short blurbs with
career guidance, tips, strategies and solutions for all sectors of the
profession. This month's fare includes:
 
* Staying Current: Tips, Strategies and Solutions
* Teamwork on the Job -- An Essential Ingredient to Success
* IEEE-USA Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellow: Mariama Orange
* Trends: Wi-Fi: The Wonders and Exasperations of Wireless Networking
* Engineering Hall of Fame: Jack Morton of Bell Labs
* World Bytes: Restart
* OpEd Corner: Reading, Writing and . . . Algebra?
* Mini-Poll Question: Do you consider yourself "current"?
 
To read TODAY'S ENGINEER, visit: http://www.todaysengineer.org/careerfocus/
 
IEEE CONFERENCES PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
 
More than 98 percent of IEEE-sponsored and cosponsored conferences are
proceeding as scheduled despite the recent travel slowdown.
 
For additional information on IEEE Conferences, visit the IEEE Conference
Search site at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/ or see changes on the
IEEE Conference Update at http://www.ieee.org/conferences/update.html.
 
For additional information, contact IEEE Conference Services, telephone +1
732 562 3878 or m.dewald@ieee.org.
  
 
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