Did You Know? (March)

  • Each year, the IEEE Technical Activities Board sponsors Ad Hoc committees to drive engineering initiatives around the world. In 2016, two Ad Hocs furthered engineering education initiatives in Africa. Read more about these activities, and those planned for 2017. 
  • IEEE Collabratec ™ has established new Collabratec communities centered on BlockChain and centered on IEEE 5G. Both are free to all. If you are interested in joining over 80,000 of your colleagues to interact on IEEE Collabratec, see https://supportcenter.ieee.org/app/answers/detail/a_id/1063/~/what-is-ieee-collabratec
  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine’s December 2016 issue focused on the “Unintended Consequences of Technology.” It contained the article “The Life and Contributions of Ada Lovelace: Unintended Consequences of Exclusion, Prejudice and Stereotyping.”   
  • The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) is tasked with supporting the IEEE Board-endorsed vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level – that is, “feet on the ground.” If you are interested in receiving funding for a HAC effort, follow the links to find out about HAC event funding, HAC project funding, or SIGHT project funding.   
  • Entrepreneurs:  TechIgnite 2017 is an IEEE ROCKSTAR TECHNOLOGY EVENT that features a gathering of tech experts giving speeches, answering questions, and delivering presentations. It will be held 21-22 March in Burlingame, California. For more info, see: http://entrepreneurship.ieee.org/session/techignite-2017/

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