March 2016 Edition

IEEE Spectrum Highlight: 5 Major Hospital Hacks

  Check out the 5 Major Hospital Hacks article on IEEE Spectrum. In real-world war, combatants typically don't attack hospitals, however, in the cyber realm, hackers have no such scruples. Panelists at a recent SxSW Interactive session described some of the worst online assaults on medical centers. "We're attacked about every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day," said John Halamka, chief information officer at a Boston area hospital. And the strikes come from everywhere: "It's hacktivists, organized crime, cyberterrorists, MIT students,..."

Google and IEEE announce Little Box Challenge winner

  In July 2014, Google and the IEEE launched the US $1 Million Little Box Challenge, an open competition to design and build a small kW-scale inverter with a power density greater than 50 Watts per cubic inch while meeting a number of other specifications. Google and the IEEE are proud to announce that the grand prize winner of the US $1 Million Little Box Challenge is CE+T Power’s Red Electrical Devils. Check out the US $1 Million winners!

IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum is coming to New Orleans

  Be part of the first-of-its-kind Future Leaders Forum focused on early career technology innovators and thinkers. Meet world-renowned technology leaders and learn how to be one. Be energized by the insights and wisdom of your fellow attendees. Be inspired by the specially formulated leadership labs to boost your career, and enjoy the music, food, and culture of New Orleans. Early bird registration ends on 31 March!

Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Managers

  The Rutgers Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Managers empowers the technical professional with increased business acumen. It was strategically developed through collaboration between the internationally ranked Rutgers Business School (RBS) and the IEEE. Sign up today for a one-week accelerated learning program in April or September.

IMPACT Blog Highlight: Podcast: Game of Standards with IEEE President Elect, Karen Bartleson

  In this month's IMPACT blog highlight, we caught up with Karen Bartleson, the 2016 President-Elect of IEEE at the 2016 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. Karen was kind enough to talk to us about her work with IEEE standards, which is a fascinating and very important element of technology. For most of our audience, this may be the first time that you are exposed to the complexities of IEEE standards, so please listen to the audio interview. Karen has also generously provided a welcome video for you to watch!

Call for Applications: IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group Hall of Fame Award

  Think your affinity group hosted some rocking events in 2015? Submit a nomination for the 2016 IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame Award today, for a chance to win $500 USD for your group. Up to three winners will be selected. Good luck! Apply today!

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