IEEE - SCOOP
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- Dues Rate Change for 2003
- Do Your IEEE Materials Follow the Half-Inch Rule?
- IEEE Virtual Museum Unveils New Edison Exhibit
- Offer Equal Opportunity In IEEE Elections
- Grants Received, 2nd Quarter of 2002
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DUES RATE CHANGE FOR 2003
 
The IEEE Board of Directors voted in June to increase dues and assessments
for the 2003 membership year. The rate for higher-grade members will
increase to US$110 plus Regional Assessments. Student dues will rise to
US$30 for Regions 1-7 and US$25 for Regions 8-10. (A subscription to "IEEE
Potentials" magazine is included in membership for students in Regions 1-7,
accounting for the difference.) This is the first increase in Student dues
since 1993, and only the second increase in higher-grade dues since 1996.
 
In addition, the Board raised the IEEE-USA assessment to US$33 and revised
the reduced-dues program for recent graduates. The now one-year program
offers individuals a 50 percent discount off full member dues the first
year after graduation.
 
At a special meeting on 2 August, the IEEE Board of Directors voted to
revise the Affiliate fee for 2003 to US$49. The Board also voted to set the
Affiliate fee to 50 percent of full IEEE dues for the 2004 membership year
and beyond.
 
After 15 August, the new 2003 dues rates will go into effect and all
applications received at IEEE will be processed for the 2003 dues year.
Adobe PDF versions of the 2003 Member and Student Member applications will
be available online as of 16 August for downloading, printing and
photocopying. The online 2003 IEEE applications will be available as of 1
September for applicants paying by credit card. The online applications
may be found at http://www.ieee.org, select the link for "Membership."
 
Hard copy applications have been mailed. If your Section has not yet
received its supply, it should be arriving soon. Sections without a
designated MD officer will have their supplies shipped to the Section
Chair.
 
DO YOUR IEEE MATERIALS FOLLOW THE HALF-INCH RULE?
 
Do your IEEE materials measure up to the half-inch rule? The IEEE Master
Brand should have at least one-half inch (1.27 centimeters) of space
between it and other items. This is to keep those items from being mistaken
as part of the IEEE Master Brand.
 
There are two exceptions to the half-inch rule:
 
1) Addresses beneath or beside the Master Brand in letterhead, envelopes
and other applications.
2) A line used above or below the Master Brand to separate it from other
design elements.
 
To review the complete IEEE Identity Standards, visit
http://www.ieee.org/identitystandards/ or contact IEEE Corporate
Communications at corporate-communications@ieee.org.
 
 
IEEE VIRTUAL MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW EDISON EXHIBIT
 
The IEEE History Center has added "Thomas Edison: A Lifetime of Invention"
to its exhibits on the IEEE Virtual Museum Web site. "Thomas Edison"
explores both the highlights and missteps of Edison's career. It also
reexamines his most famous innovations while shedding light on his
lesser-known achievements. The exhibit uses interactive and other
techniques to show how Edison's technologies actually work. For more
information, visit the IEEE Virtual Museum at http://www.ieee.org/museum or
contact Kim Breitfelder, History Center, at k.breitfelder@ieee.org.
 
The IEEE Virtual Museum has been selected for inclusion in the National
Science Digital Library Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology (July
5, 2002), by the Internet Scout Project. The Project reaches in excess of
100,000 people weekly. To see the listing, access
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/nsdl-reports/met/2002/met-020705.html.
 
 
OFFER EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN IEEE ELECTIONS
 
Be an equal opportunist! If your publication prints news of upcoming
elections or provides forum for a candidate, then it must offer equal time
to other candidates within the same election category.
 
You should also know that using the "ieee.org" mailing list aliases for
promoting an election campaign is not allowed. Details listing proper,
acceptable and unacceptable email use can be found in the "IEEE E-Mail
Acceptable Use Practices" at http://eleccomm.ieee.org/email-aup.shtml.
 
For additional guidelines on electioneering, please refer to IEEE Policy
13.3 at http://www.ieee.org/about/whatis/policies/p13-3.html, or contact
Angela Wyckoff, IEEE Corporate Activities, at a.wyckoff@ieee.org.
 
 
GRANTS RECEIVED, 2ND QUARTER OF 2002
 
During the second quarter of 2002, the IEEE received in excess of
US$800,000 in grants for conferences and projects.
 
If you have any questions, or wish to pursue grant opportunities for an
IEEE conference or project, please contact Karen Galuchie, IEEE Development
Operations Manager, for assistance at +1 732 562 3860 or email her at
k.galuchie@ieee.org.
 
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