R5 Conference Recap: Business Meeting

At the beginning of April, several Houston Section and local Student Branch representatives attended the Region 5 Business Meeting.  These representatives witnessed/participated in various student competitions, including an ethics competition and a circuit design competition, and attended IEEE-enrichment trainings hosted by regional and national leadership.

Students from the University of Houston, University of Houston Downtown, Lamar University, and Texas A&M Galveston IEEE Student Branches or affiliate groups all joined the Houston Section in Lafayette, Louisiana for this meeting.

Houston Section volunteers Freddie Wong, Christopher Sanderson, and Moriah Hargrove Anders, as well as Rice University’s IEEE Student Branch, each accepted their regional awards at this business meeting. The Houston Section ExCom is very proud of its member achievements for 2018 and looks forward to rolling this momentum into 2019 initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content highlighted in the IEEE-enrichment trainings include:

IEEEmadC

link: https://ieeemadc.org/

IEEEmadC started as an IEEE student branch project by Dr. Josip Balen from Osijek in Croatia, efforts, IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest), a 6-8 months competition initially focused to inspire student members in Europe, Middle East, and Africa to develop mobile applications escalated into a globally recognized competition very soon. Having around 150 participants in 2014 and more than 250 in 2015 and 2016, it provides IEEE student members a new interesting activity and a chance to develop something which achieves IEEE mission and make its member lives and times more valuable.

IEEEmadC project has positively impacted many people all around the world so far and most of our participants have continued to work in the field of mobile application development, developed new mobile applications and shared the knowledge with other students. We expect that IEEEmadC contest and community and will grow and become one of the largest in the world and one of the major online places for the education in a field of mobile applications development.

Video (link) : https://vimeo.com/205416680

IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence

The IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is an online training platform for IEEE volunteers and IEEE members to learn more about professional development topics, IEEE structure and benefits, conference planning techniques, and the VoLT program. The Houston Section ExCom recommends each member explore this resource to learn more about how to maximize your membership.

Link: https://ieee-elearning.org/CLE/

IEEE Collabortec

IEEE Collabratec is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create — all in one central hub. The IEEE Collabratec platform is available to all technology-minded professionals. IEEE Members receive added benefits and expanded functionality.

IEEE Collabratec provides you the ability to:

  • Connect with global technology professionals by technical interests, affiliations, location, etc.
  • Join Communities centered around top technical topics, such as Artificial Intelligence, CyberethicsIoTEntrepreneurship5GSmart Cities and more!
  • Access robust networking, collaboration, and authoring tools specifically suited for technology-minded professionals.
  • Establish a professional identity to showcase key accomplishments.
  • Upload your CV/resume to help find your next career opportunity. (See Opportunities section of the Collabortec User Guide for more information)
  • Brainstorm and plan in user-created-and-controlled work-groups.
  • Search for and stream relevant events using the many available event filters.
  • Find other IEEE Members using the exclusive IEEE Member Directory under the People tab.
  • Find or become a mentor to accelerate your career development.
  • Join exclusive communities based on IEEE or technical society membership.
  • Enhance your profile with an IEEE member grade badge.
  • Take advantage of expanded groups where you can develop your research and projects.
  • Join the IEEE Membership forum to ask questions and learn about exclusive offers.
  • Join the IEEE AuthorLab to get answers to your authoring questions and participate in relative discussions.
  • Create your own virtual working groups for projects and research.
  • Save time by effectively managing documents related to your projects.
  • Enjoy easy collaboration and co-authoring from virtually anywhere with documents that are stored in your Library.
  • Use tools to manage your references.
  • Enjoy integrated search of IEEE Xplore®, a powerful resource for the discovery of scientific and technical content.
  • Create, edit and collaborate on documents using Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Office 365 or LaTeX documents using IEEE Overleaf, an integrated LaTeX editor.

The Region 5 Business Meeting and Student Competitions will be held April 3rd – 5th, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. The Houston Section invites you to attend with Section representatives and looks forward to attending with you.

Article Submitted by Moriah Hargrove Anders

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