August 2016 Edition

IEEE Election Season Has Begun - Your Vote COUNTS!

The 2016 IEEE Annual Election has begun, and the IEEE Young Professionals committee encourages all IEEE members to familiarize themselves with the proposed IEEE Constitutional amendment put forward by the IEEE Board of Directors.

If approved, the changes would modernize and refine the Constitution, allowing the IEEE to remain relevant by enabling faster decision-making through a more diverse and nimble governance structure, where the needs of Young Professional members could be better represented. The amended Constitution would allow Young Professional members from all ten IEEE Regions to have a substantial influence on the organization.

The IEEE's current organizational structure has been in place since the 1960s, before the invention of the Internet, and the time has come for the organization to innovate internally in order to continue to serve as the world's leading technical professional association.

The IEEE Young Professionals committee further encourages the IEEE to share more information about the proposed changes with all IEEE members, and clearly explain how the changes would affect the future of the organization. We encourage all Young Professional members to exercise their right to vote on this important amendment in the upcoming IEEE election.

Click here to vote in 2016 IEEE Annual Election

Announcing the 2016 Affinity Group Hall of Fame Winners

  The IEEE Young Professionals committee would like to congratulate the following three Young Professional Affinity Groups as winners of the 2016 IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group Hall of Fame Award: Egypt (Region 8), Kerala (Region 10), and Tokyo (Region 10). Each winning affinity group will receive a cash price of US $500 to be used for future Young Professional activities in their Section.

IEEE Spectrum Highlight: Why Wi-Fi Stinks—and How to Fix It

  Ask consumers in the developed world about their household Wi-Fi connection and they’ll likely tell you that lately it seems to be getting worse, not better. But the reason for the virtual traffic jam is not as straightforward as simply having more vehicles to accommodate: the roads themselves are causing conflicts. And the situation has been made worse by three changes in the market. Find out more about why Wi-Fi stinks and how we can fix it, in this IEEE Spectrum article.

MOVE Deployed to Louisiana to Help with Flood Relief Efforts

  IEEE-USA’s community outreach initiative, the MOVE project, offers a mobile emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions. The MOVE truck was recently deployed to Louisiana to help with flood relief efforts after unprecedented flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes with little but the clothes on their backs. The floods come nearly 11 years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area. See how you can help today!

IMPACT Blog Highlight: Initiatives by Young Professionals on Climate Change

  This month's IMPACT blog highlight highlights initiatives taken by Young Professionals around the globe to reduce our carbon footprint on Earth. From Ghana Bamboo Bikes to Project Jatropha in India, this article explores the many different humanitarian projects Young Professionals are undertaking around the world.

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