EDS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Graduate Student Fellowships

The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is seeking nominations for its 2015 PhD and Masters Student Fellowships. These awards are presented annually to promote, recognize, and support graduate- and masters-level study and research within the EDS field of interest.  For both Masters and PhD, it is expected that at least one fellowship will be awarded to a student in each of the following geographical regions: Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Please visit the links below to view information about these Fellowships.

The EDS Masters Student Fellowship offers a prize of US $2,000 and an award plaque.

The EDS PhD Student Fellowship offers a prize of US $5,000 and travel funds to attend the IEDM for presentation of an award plaque.

The submission deadline for both fellowships is May 15, 2015. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact edsfellowship@ieee.org.

Announcement contributed by Kellie Gilbert, CAP, IEEE Electron Devices Society Committee Administrator

2015 IEEE Young Professionals Chairperson Announced

Mario Milicevic was recently selected as the incoming Chairperson for the 2015 IEEE MGA Young Professionals Global Strategy & Operations Committee.

Mario Milicevic, 2015 IEEE Young Professionals Chairperson

Mario Milicevic, 2015 IEEE Young Professionals Chairperson

Mario currently serves as the Vice Chair of Member Products & Services on the MGA Young Professionals Committee, where he leads a international team of volunteers to deliver high-impact products & services to IEEE Young Professional members worldwide. As part of his portfolio, Mario has re-vitalized the monthly Young Professionals webinar series and initiated the promotion of online IEEE career-focused services including Mentor Centre and ResumeLab.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, Mario’s research focuses on the design and development of integrated circuit implementations of Low-Density Parity-Check decoders for today’s emerging wireless and wireline communication technologies.

The Young Professionals program has undergone a major transformation since its re-branding from GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade). Mario says: “Get ready for a bigger and better membership experience!”

Need Help With An Event? Region 8 Has the Answer

In order to increase collaboration within the region and help Affinity Groups organize new and exciting events, the Region 8 Young Professionals subcommittee is launching a new program called the Event Exchange Program across the region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).

The concept of the program is simple: Affinity Groups send the Region 8 Young Professionals subcommittee information about the events they have organized, and this information is then published at http://yp.ieeer8.org. Submissions typically include the title of the event, a short abstract, aims, main challenges and how they were overcome, outcomes, and suggested improvements, but they can differ depending on the nature of the event. While the amount of information and materials provided are decided by the members submitting them, the more content is shared, the more useful the program will be. Any publicity materials or other content used for the event can also be submitted.

By participating in this program, members will help other Young Professional Affinity Groups around Region 8, create a closer sense of community, and offer the ability to engage with YP members from all over Region 8. It is not just a great opportunity for individual Affinity Groups to show the world the great events they organize, but also to help other Affinity Groups while obtaining new ideas for innovative activities they can run themselves. Affinity Groups who submit event materials will receive Region 8 Young Professionals t-shirts as a token of our subcommittee’s gratitude.

We hope the Event Exchange Program will prove to be a valuable and useful tool for all Young Professional Affinity Groups in Region 8, and we look forward to achieving this goal with your help.

Contributed by Flavia Dinca, Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee Member

2014 IEEE YP Affinity Group Hall of Fame Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group Hall of Fame Award! Entries were evaluated based on their 2013 activities. A very competitive contest this year, the judges commented that it’s never an easy choice to choose from all of our great affinity groups worldwide.
This year the two inductees into the Hall of Fame are Santa Clara Valley (Region 6) and Croatia (Region 8). If you didn’t win this year, we highly encourage you to apply again next year. We will be providing feedback on your applications to help you plan for greater success in 2015!

The 2014 IEEE Young Professionals Committee

YP Webinars Now On YouTube, Google Hangouts

We’ve seen lots of webinar activity recently, but here’s an exciting piece of news about all our webinars. The Young Professionals Webinar Series will now be hosted on the Google Hangouts platform, with live broadcasts streamed directly to YouTube and IEEE.tv. Webinars are archived as YouTube videos for future on-demand viewing, and will be available on the new IEEE Young Professionals YouTube channel.

Please take a look at our first Google Hangouts webinar “Out with the GOLD and in with Young Professionals” on our Young Professionals IEEE.tv page: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/yp_live

The video that is embedded on our Young Professionals IEEE.tv page is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-am9waY3MWQ

Our new IEEE Young Professionals YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN1IB9Qq9UIp3lV3SHPfTYg/

We look forward to hosting many more engaging webinars for Young Professionals!

Post contributed by Mario Milicevic, Vice Chair of the IEEE YP Member Products & Services Committee

Webinar on Staying Easy While Being Busy: 19 June 3PM EDT

Join us at the upcoming webinar on “How to remain easy while being busy,” brought to you jointly by IEEE Women in Engineering and IEEE Young Professionals.

In this webinar, you’ll learn to stay easy-minded while doing everyday tasks. In this information age we may have time to recharge our phones and laptops, but do we have time to recharge ourselves? Join us for this insightful session on holistic development with practical tips to keep you effective and efficient in both your professional and personal life!

Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
Speaker: Punam Nagpal (Technical Leader, Engineering, Cisco)
Link: http://bit.ly/1sVQICB

Webinar on Becoming a Star Engineer: 27 August 1PM EDT

What are the characteristics of a star engineer? In this webinar, we’ll learn the tricks of the trade required to make the jump from “Engineer” to “Star Engineer.” We’ll discuss the transition from student to professional and the various stages in career development, highlighting the steps to stardom through anecdotes and personal experiences. We will also discuss the importance of preparation in determining future achievement. You too can learn to be a star engineer!

Our presenter, Nagi Naganathan, is the Secretary of the IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, the Solid State Circuits Society Chair, and the Computer Society Vice-Chair. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Naganathan is a Principal Engineer with LSI Corp in Allentown, PA. He is involved with the design of SoCs for storage products and has 24 years of industry experience. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of ECE at Rutgers University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, his M.ScE from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and his B.E from the University of Madras in India.

Date: 27 August 2014
Time: 1:00pm EDT
Location: Online via IEEETv at https://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/yp_live
Register here: http://goo.gl/691t5t
Webinar event page: https://plus.google.com/events/cstgcd7f8vngk1nkclhr21jhkh0

Webinar on Leadership Excellence: 16 Feb 2PM EST

Greetings, IEEE Young Professionals! Please mark your calendars and join us on February 16th at 2:00 PM EST for Part 1 of our 6 part webinar series on Leadership Excellence. This webinar will share a road map for how to build trust and strengthen both your personal and organizational leadership skills. Corey Atkinson, our presenter, has over 10 years of experience in numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations, and now offers interactive workshops for clients to enhance and strengthen business relationships. This 30-minute webinar will provide unique insight into how to be a great leader.

You can join the webinar through this link: http://goo.gl/nZw6Ja

IEEE EDS Seeks Nominees for PhD and Masters Fellowships

The IEEE Electron Devices Society is seeking nominations for its 2014 PhD and Masters Student Fellowships. These awards are presented annually to promote, recognize, and support graduate and masters level study and research within the EDS field of interest. For both Masters and PhD, it is expected that at least one fellowship will be awarded to a student in each of the following geographical regions: Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia & Pacific. Please visit the links below to learn more about these fellowships.

EDS Masters Student Fellowship
Prize
: US $2,000 and an award plaque
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014

EDS PhD Student Fellowship
Prize: 
US $5,000 and travel funds to attend the IEDM for presentation of an award plaque
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014

Announcement contributed by Kellie Gilbert, IEEE Electron Devices Society Committee Administrator