October 2016 Edition

IEEE Spectrum Highlight: What's Behind Samsung Fires?

  Right now, nobody really knows what's going on. Investigations of the fires are still unpublished, but the problem may involve a manufacturing error, which brought negative and positive poles into contact, causing a short circuit. Why didn't more of the phones burst into flames? And why didn't the problem emerge right away? Find out more in this IEEE Spectrum article.

IEEE MOVE vs. Hurricane Matthew

  After providing power to Red Cross workers in Florida during Hurricane Matthew, the MOVE truck headed to North Carolina helping along the way. Getting to people in need proved difficult as many roads and Interstate highways were closed. In Fayetteville, NC, the MOVE truck provided Red Cross volunteers with additional Internet bandwidth. Learn more about the Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts by the MOVE team.

RFID Smart Cities Mega-Challenge 2017

  The 2017 Educational Mega-Challenge focuses on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in Smart Cities. Teams will be rated on how they plan and evaluate a solution that incorporates RFID technology and systems. Up to US$5,000 student travel support is available from IEEE CRFID and the RAIN Alliance. Deadline: 31 January 2017.

2016 IEEE President Barry Shoop talks leadership at FLF16

  IEEE-USA hosted its first-ever Future Leaders Forum (FLF) this past July in New Orleans. Attendees were honored that 2016 IEEE President, Barry Shoop joined them to discuss leadership, explaining that it has three parts: acquiring new knowledge, gaining experience, and reflection. Watch the video here. In addition to this thought-provoking presentation, check out some of the IEEE-USA webinars tailored to young professionals.

IMPACT Blog Highlight: Initiatives for Young Professionals in Instrumentation and Measurement

  In this month's IMPACT blog highlight, Erik Timpson from the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society talks about three exciting initiatives that can help improve your measurement game, and keep you up-to-date on topics such as wireless sensor networks, smart sensors, or forensic metrology. As Lord Kelvin said, "to measure is to know."

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