IEEE - SCOOP
Quarterly Issue Published for Section and Chapter Chairs
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:
- Make sure your Section's voice is heard: Register for Sections Congress
now!
- Contract Guidelines
- IEEE Regional Activities Board Award Recipients
- Deadline Nears For IEEE Foundation Grants
- Receive Discount on MIT Advanced Study Program Courses
- Call For Nominations - 2003 RAB Committee Chairs & Members
- IEEE Web Content Management System Launched
- Ask*IEEE Launches Improved Service
 
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MAKE SURE YOUR SECTION'S VOICE IS HEARD:
REGISTER FOR SECTIONS CONGRESS NOW!
 
The goals of Sections Congress are three: leadership training; networking;
and guiding the future of the Institute through the development and
prioritization of recommendations for action. In 1996, those
recommendations included the email alias service now used by more than
60,000 IEEE members. Your Section's ideas cannot be brought forward if
your leadership is not there! Register your primary delegate by visiting
http://www.ieee.org/sc and clicking on "SC 2002" and then "Register Now".
You'll register first for the event, and then the hotel.
If you have any questions, contact sc-coordinator@ieee.org.
 
CONTRACT GUIDELINES
 
Did you know...any contract $25,000 and above must be sent to the IEEE
Operations Center for review and execution? This is to protect you and the
IEEE from exposure to liability issues. If you are planning a conference,
please check our web site http://www.ieee.org/contractsonline for helpful
information including negotiating tips and event cancellation insurance.
For more information on these topics and more (standard hotel contract
template) contact us at contracts@ieee.org.
 
 
IEEE REGIONAL ACTIVITIES BOARD AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
Congratulations to the recipients of IEEE RAB Awards, selected during the
21 June 2002 Regional Activities Board meeting:
 
RAB William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - Antonio C. Bastos
"For inspiring leadership and dedicated service in promoting IEEE Region,
Section and Chapter activities in Region 9 and at the International level"
 
Supporting Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award - Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics
"For their long and continued support of the IEEE Fort Worth Section in
Region 5"
 
RAB Outstanding Section Award - IEEE Philadelphia Section 
 
 
DEADLINE NEARS TO APPLY FOR IEEE FOUNDATION GRANTS
 
IEEE Foundation grants are available to members who are planning projects
that will improve math, science and technology education; recognize and
celebrate engineering achievements; or preserve and promote the history of
electrical and information technologies.
 
The deadline is 19 August for 2002 Preliminary Proposal Abstracts. For
more information, visit
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/foundation/html/funding.html. View a
complete list of grants awarded in 2002 at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/foundation/html/2002grants.html.
 
 
RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON MIT ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAM COURSES
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advanced Study Program (MIT ASP) has
become an IEEE Education Partner. IEEE members can now continue their life
long learning with graduate-level, credit courses provided by MIT at a 10%
discount. Taught by MIT faculty, the online delivery takes advantage of
the latest in technologies for working engineers to keep pace with
developments in their fields or to enlarge their knowledge base. Admission
is based on the applicant's academic and professional background.
 
Applications, course pre-requisites, and systems requirements are detailed
at the MIT-supplied website for IEEE members. You must use your IEEE member
number to receive the 10% discount. Enter through the IEEE Educational
Partners, http://www.ieee.org/EduPartners, and choose MIT from the
university partners. To learn more about the IEEE Education Partners
Program contact Sasha Eydlin, IEEE Educational Activities,
s.eydlin@ieee.org.
 
 
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2003 RAB COMMITTEE CHAIRS & MEMBERS
 
The 2002 IEEE Regional Activities Board (RAB) Nominations & Appointments
Committee is soliciting candidates who are interested in serving as Chair
on the following Committees in 2003:
 
* RAB Awards & Recognition Committee
* RAB Graduates of the Last Decade Committee
* RAB Industry Relations Committee
* Transnational Committee (joint appointment)
* EAB/RAB Reference List of Educational Programs Committee (joint
appointment)
 
In addition, the RAB N&A Committee seeking candidates who are interested in
serving as MEMBERS on the following Committees in 2003:
 
* RAB Awards & Recognition Committee (ARC)
* RAB Graduates of the Last Decade Committee (GOLD)
* RAB Industry Relations Committee (IRC)
* RAB Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) (must be current Region Director)
* RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Support Committee (S/C Support)
* EAB/RAB Reference List of Educational Programs Committee (REPCOM)
* IEEE Membership Development Committee (MDC)
* Transnational Committee (TC)
 
Specific information regarding each RAB Committee is available in the RAB
Operations Manual:
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/rab/RABOpsMan/OpMan-index.html.
 
For additional information or to submit nominations, please send an email
to
ra-admin@ieee.org. The deadline for nominations is 1 October 2002.
 
 
IEEE WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM LAUNCHED
 
The content and navigation of the IEEE main Web site
<http://www.ieee.org/>, like others, has grown enormously complex since its
launch in 1996. After an extensive search for software to help maintain
all of the content and organization of the site, on 26 June, the IEEE
launched the first phase of its IEEE Web Content Management System (CMS).
 
IEEE web content will be moving into the new system in phases throughout
the remainder of 2002. Users may experience some broken links and other
occasional inconveniences as the content is migrated and improvements are
made to both content and navigation over the next six months. We
appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition.
 
For more information, contact Sonny Barber, IEEE Corporate Strategy and
Communications, telephone + 1 732 562 6823; email s.barber@ieee.org.
 
ASK*IEEE LAUNCHES IMPROVED SERVICE
 
The Ask*IEEE document delivery service for IEEE journal, conference and
transaction papers, and magazine articles has been enhanced. New features
include electronic delivery of many IEEE documents, improved access to
content from thousands of publishers, and online order status checking.
Members do not have to pay the copyright fee for IEEE-copyrighted
documents.
 
Members must use their IEEE Web Account username and password when creating
the Ask*IEEE user account. Previous Ask*IEEE usernames and passwords are no
longer valid. For more information, visit
http://www.ieee.org/services/askieee/.
 
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