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> The IEEE LEADERSHIP WIRE
> 31 July 2003
> The IEEE LEADERSHIP WIRE is a report for top-level IEEE volunteers about
> IEEE affairs and organizational information. It is intended specifically
> for members of the IEEE Board of Directors, key Board committees and the
> six major operating boards. The newsletter is sent on or around the first
> of the month.
> *JUNE MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
> *THE IEEE LAUNCHES IEEE XPLORE(R) RELEASE 1.5
> *IEEE EDITORS TO HOST PANELS AT INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM
> *IEEE/IEEE-USA SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR INTERNATIONAL EWEEK PROGRAM
> *NEW ADS AVAILABLE IN ONLINE PROMOTIONAL LIBRARY
> *IEEE TRAVEL SERVICES TO LAUNCH NEW AND IMPROVED ONLINE BOOKING TOOL
> *DIRECT-BILLED TRAVEL CHARGES NO LONGER REQUIRED ON EXPENSE REPORTS
> *IEEE SPONSORS STUDENT MEMBERS IN WISE INTERNSHIPS
> *STUDENTS FROM NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY WIN FOURTH ANNUAL CSIDC
> *IEEE FOUNDATION APPROVES MORE THAN US$200,000 IN NEW GRANTS
> *IEEE SPECTRUM STAFF GIVE RADIO, PRINT INTERVIEWS
> *IEEE SPECTRUM MEDIA KIT WINS APEX AWARD
> *CORRECTION FROM THE LAST ISSUE OF LEADERSHIP WIRE
> *IN THE NEWS
> JUNE MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
> In June, IEEE membership totaled 330,923. It has declined 4.8 percent
> from June 2002 and 0.6 percent from May of this year. This is mostly due
> to a sharp drop in new student members -- 2,000 fewer joined this June
> compared to last year. The largest decrease is in Regions 9 and 10. U.S.
> student membership increased slightly (0.6 percent), while non-U.S.
> student membership decreased 12.5 percent.
> For more information, read the complete Membership Development
> Progress report at
> THE IEEE LAUNCHES IEEE XPLORE(R) RELEASE 1.5
> The IEEE launched IEEE Xplore(R) Release 1.5 earlier this month. The
> upgrade provides free abstract/citation records for guests and enhanced
> linking to complete abstract/citation records for IEEE members and
> subscribers, as well as:
> *Title history for related journals and magazines
> *Ask*IEEE link for referenced articles not in IEEE Xplore
> *Inbound links from Thomson ISI
> In addition, through IEEE Xplore 1.5, subscribers to the IEEE Member
> Digital Library can now sort information in their personal file cabinets
> by publication name, primary author and original filing date.
> For more information on this release, visit
> IEEE EDITORS TO HOST PANELS AT INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM
> Three IEEE editors will moderate educational panels at the Intel
> Developer Forum, 16-18 Sept., at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center,
> in San Jose, Calif.
> IEEE SPECTRUM editors Harry Goldstein and Steven Cherry will moderate
> panels on "E-Textiles" (fabrics with electronics and interconnections
> woven in) and "Buildings With Brains" (intelligent building systems that
> think for themselves.) Roy Want, associate editor-in-chief of IEEE
> PERVASIVE COMPUTING, will moderate a panel on Wi-Fi technology, which is
> based on the IEEE 802.11(R) standard.
> Both IEEE SPECTRUM and the IEEE Computer Society will have exhibit
> booths on the show floor.
> IEEE members can receive the special pre-conference rate of US$995 by
> using the price code NTIEEE when registering.
> For more information on the forum, visit http://www.intel.com/idf/us.
> IEEE/IEEE-USA SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR INTERNATIONAL EWEEK PROGRAM
> IEEE/IEEE-USA and Fluor Corp. of Aliso Viejo, Calif., co-chairs of
> U.S. National Engineers Week (EWeek) 2004, are seeking candidates both in
> and outside of the United States for the "New Faces of Engineering"
> program, which spotlights the profession's youngest engineers.
> Nominees must hold an engineering degree, be employed as an engineer
> from two to five years, and have been involved in projects that
> significantly affect public welfare or further professional development
> and growth.
> Each IEEE regional director, IEEE section chair and IEEE GOLD chair
> is encouraged to nominate one individual for the program. Nominations also
> may be submitted independently to Kelly Cunningham at
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Friday, 5 Sept.
> An ad hoc volunteer committee will select and submit the top five
> IEEE candidates, who will participate in an EWEEK email and online
> question-and-answer discussion forum with engineering undergraduates. All
> IEEE nominees will be included on the IEEE and/or EWeek and IEEE-USA Web
> sites. An article featuring the IEEE "New Faces" will appear in THE
> INSTITUTE and/or IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS. The top individual from each
> engineering society will be featured in USA TODAY during EWeek.
> For a nomination form, or for more information, visit
http://www.ieeeusa.org/eweek/ or http://www.eweek.org.
> NEW ADS AVAILABLE IN ONLINE PROMOTIONAL LIBRARY
> A variety of new print and Web advertisements for IEEE business are
> now available through the IEEE Online Promotional Library. They include
> ads for:
> *IEEE Travel Services
> *IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
> *IEEE Member Digital Library
> *IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE
> *IEEE Virtual Museum microwave exhibit
> *IEEE Financial Advantage (credit card and mortgage programs)
> IEEE print and Web publishers have access to the library's hundreds
> of ads free of charge. These ads have appeared in The INSTITUTE, IEEE
> SPECTRUM, on the IEEE Web site home page and in various other IEEE media.
> Web ads are available for immediate download. Print ads may be
> requested through an online form and will be shipped on CD within seven
> business days. All users must register on the site before receiving any
> promotional items.
> Visit the IEEE Online Promotional Library at
http://www.ieee.org/services/promolibrary/. For more information, contact
Terry Burns, Sales & Marketing, at mailto:email@example.com.
> IEEE TRAVEL SERVICES TO LAUNCH NEW ONLINE BOOKING TOOL
> On 4 Aug., IEEE Travel Services will introduce a new online booking
> tool that will enable travelers to compare IEEE rates for flights, car
> rentals and hotel fares to those of the airline-direct, Web-based fares.
> All current users will have to create a new user name and password before
> conducting a search. Individuals with existing profiles also will need to
> establish a new profile before booking a trip.
> For more information, call Sherry Russ, Meeting Planning and Travel
> Services, at +1 732 562 3980.
> DIRECT-BILLED TRAVEL CHARGES NO LONGER REQUIRED ON EXPENSE REPORTS
> Any air, rail or limo charges directly billed through IEEE Travel
> Services are no longer required on expense reports if the organizational
> unit paying the expense has communicated its approval to Travel Services.
> This does not apply to charges on personal or American Express corporate
> credit cards.
> For more information, call Sherry Russ, IEEE Meeting & Travel
> Services, at +1 732 562 3980.
> IEEE SPONSORS STUDENT MEMBERS IN WISE INTERNSHIPS
> The IEEE is sponsoring three IEEE student members in this year's
> Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. IEEE
> member Jim Dennison is serving as WISE's Faculty Adviser.
> For more information on the WISE program, visit
> STUDENTS FROM NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY WIN FOURTH ANNUAL CSIDC
> A group from National Taiwan University won first prize at the fourth
> annual IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) on 1
> July. The CSIDC gives teams of undergraduate engineering students the
> opportunity to design, from inception to prototype, a special-purpose
> computer-based device that could be used to solve a real-world problem.
> The winning project, "NEWS - Novel Educative Wireless System," is intended
> to improve interaction in synchronized e-learning.
> More than 150 teams participated in this year's competition. The
> first-place team received a US$25,000 prize -- US$10,000 for the school's
> financial aid fund and US$15,000 for the students.
> For more information, visit
> IEEE FOUNDATION APPROVES MORE THAN US$200,000 IN NEW GRANTS
> At its 20 June meeting, the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors voted
> to approve more than US$200,000 in new grants. These grants will support
> projects that
> *explore ways to expand the reach and the benefits of the IEEE in
> Latin America;
> *help the public understand the social and historical impact of
> IEEE technologies; and
> *increase the technological literacy of the pre-college community
> For more information, visit
> IEEE SPECTRUM STAFF GIVE RADIO, PRINT INTERVIEWS
> Harry Goldstein, IEEE SPECTRUM, was recently interviewed on the BBC
> World Service radio program "Go Digital." The topic was the SAT3/WASC
> undersea fiber-optic cable and the difficultly Nigerians have accessing
> its bandwidth for Internet service and international calls. A video of the
> show, which aired on 21 July, can be viewed at
> Steven Cherry, IEEE SPECTRUM, discussed his recent article "Broadband
> a Go-Go" on the WebTalkGuys Internet radio show. The interview aired on
> Saturday, 26 July, and is available online via Windows Media Player at
http://www.webtalkguys.com/msm/webtalk-7-26-2003-ieee.asx and RealOne Player
> Jim Vick, IEEE SPECTRUM, was interviewed for an article in
> MediaPost.com, the electronic version of MEDIA MAGAZINE. The article is
> about IEEE SPECTRUM's 2001 reinvigoration and new strategy to attract
> advertisers. Read the article on MediaPost.com at
> IEEE SPECTRUM MEDIA KIT WINS APEX AWARD
> The 2003 IEEE SPECTRUM Media Kit won a 2003 APEX Award of Excellence
> in the Sales & Marketing Brochures, Manuals and Reports category. Out of
> the 540 entries in this category, 19 received the Award of Excellence. For
> 15 years, the APEX Awards have been presented annually to recognize
> distinction in graphic design, editorial content and overall
> CORRECTION FROM THE LAST ISSUE OF LEADERSHIP WIRE
> In June, the Technical Activities Board approved two new
> publications, in addition to those mentioned in the last issue of
> LEADERSHIP WIRE -- IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND
> BIOINFORMATICS and IEEE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS ONLINE.
> IN THE NEWS
> The IEEE, its members, and its products and services are mentioned
> frequently in journalists' reports on technology and the engineering
> profession. Here are just a few recent references.
> 11 July -- TIMES DISPATCH (Richmond, Va.)
(http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/more/MGBZLH4HZHD.html) -- An update on
NASA's mixed metric and English measurements on the Mars
> Exploration Rovers cited IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society
> President Russ Lefevre on validating the units. The story said Lefevre
> predicted that the loss of a US$125 million orbiter in 1999 would protect
> the latest mission by pushing NASA to double-check its conversion
> measurements "religiously."
> 2 July -- NBC4.COM (Washington,
D.C.)(http://www.nbc4.com/technology/2305353/detail.html) -- A news article
spotlighted finalists from Canada's DeVry Institute of
> Technology, National Taiwan University and North Carolina State University
> in the IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Design Competition.
> The story noted that the Society encourages students to put theory into
> practice by communicating about and selling their designs.
> Similar articles ran in THE TAIWAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY (Taiwan), THE
> BILOXI SUN HERALD (Miss.), THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (Canada), THE CHARLOTTE
> OBSERVER (N.C.) and THE SUNDAY ADVOCATE (Baton Rouge, La.).
> 23 June -- UNSTRUNG -- (http://www.unstrung.com) -- A news story announced
that the Polynesian island of Niue has
> launched the world's first free nation-wide WiFi Internet access service
> based on the IEEE 802.11(R) standard.
> IEEE 802.11 continued to make headlines over the last month with the
> approval of IEEE 802.11g. News stories on the new standard appeared in
> publications ranging from INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY to NEWSDAY and CNET
> 22 June -- THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (Ga.)(http://www.ajc.com/) --
A feature article described IEEE-USA President-elect John Steadman's
> alarm at the rise of unemployed U.S. engineers to the highest level in a
> decade. The story also said IEEE-USA believes that the U.S. engineering
> and IT job markets will improve when the H-1B visiting worker visa cap
> returns to its historical level of 65,000 in October.
> The article also ran in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
> 29 May -- HOME NEWS & TRIBUNE
(http://www.thnt.com/thnt/story/0,21282,743409,00.html) -- A news item
announced that Titan Corporation received the IEEE
> Corporate Innovation Recognition award for its leadership in developing
> electron-beam technology that utilizes electricity to eliminate harmful
> Additional stories about IEEE's recognition of Titan also appeared on
> the LYCOS FINANCE, THE NATIONAL HISPANIC CORPORATE COUNCIL,
> FINANZNACHRICHTEN.DE (Germany), RAD JOURNAL and INFECTION CONTROL TODAY
> Web sites.
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> IEEE Corporate Communications
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