May/June 2018 Edition
IEEE Young Professionals make a statement at IEEE Honors Ceremony

Young Professionals had the privilege of sharing the stage with this year's esteemed award recipients at the 2018 IEEE Honors Ceremony. While Rafal Sliz, Chair of IEEE Young Professionals, gave a speech about young people's role in driving innovation, IEEE President Jim Jefferies and IEEE President-Elect José Moura announced the new IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award, the highest level recognition a Young Professional member can now earn in IEEE. The award is a tribute to Ted Hissey, IEEE Life Fellow and Director Emeritus, for his tremendous support of the IEEE Young Professional Community, and will acknowledge young individuals for their contributions to advancing technology for humanity. Nominations are now accepted on the online portal. The deadline is 15 June 2018.

Nominate Outstanding Young Professionals for the newest IEEE-level award!

Watch our short TechFlash from the Honors Ceremony.

IEEE Young Professionals 2018 Face to Face Meeting

The IEEE Young Professionals Committee met in May for a two-day meeting, aimed at addressing current barriers and challenges faced by Young Professionals volunteers at all levels. With both Technical Society Representatives, Region Coordinators, and MGA leadership present, the group identified six key issues, and will dedicate the rest of the year in creating materials and detailing solutions to help all young volunteers across IEEE, regardless of their parent unit. The meeting demonstrated the importance of volunteers from different parts of IEEE working together for the greater good, and exchanging knowledge.

The Institute: Nominate the Next Leaders of IEEE for 2019 and 2020

Anyone may submit a nomination for volunteering positions, and self-nominations are encouraged. Nominators do not need to be IEEE members, but nominees must meet certain qualifications. To learn more about the available positions, requirements, and to submit nominations, check the online portal here. While the deadlines for Corporate Officers and Committee Chairs has passed, the deadline for IEEE Committee Members is 15 June (note that nominations for other committees, like those under MGA, have different deadlines). Young Professionals, make sure you do not miss this oppotunity and submit your nominations!

TechFlash: IEEE Mobile App

The new IEEE Mobile App aims to help members keep track of events happening in their area, connect with other IEEE members, and easily access useful news. In this TechFlash, YP Vice-Chair Flavia Dinca interviews the team who built the IEEE Mobile App as they describe the journey from ideation to creation. Check it out here and don't forget to subscribe to the Young Professional YouTube channel.

2018 Young Professionals Events Funding Portal

There are three different types of funding available for Young Professionals, tailored to support a wide variety of activities. Check the official funding portal, which provides more information regarding the possible funding opportunities and application process. You can also find more information about what events other YPs organize around the world on the Past Events page on the official YP website. Apply for funding today!

IMPACT Blog: Check Out One of the Best Awards You’ve Never Heard Of

The Marconi Society is a foundation dedicated to advancements in the Internet and communications that benefit humankind. Each year, the Marconi Society select a small group of Young Scholars from a competitive set of nominations. Nominations for the 2018 Young Scholars are accepting through from 1 February through 30 June, 2018. Read more here

IEEE Young Professionals at Future Leaders Forum

26 July
San Jacinto Hall - UT Austin
Austin, Texas, USA

Is your head-shot up to date and professional? Can you sell yourself? Have you perfected your interview skills? If you answered no to any of these questions you should attend the Young Professionals Event at the Future Leaders Forum 2018. Learn more.

IEEE Region 8 SYP Congress - Registration closing soon

25-29 July
University of Porto
Porto, Porugal

The IEEE R8 Student and Young Professional Congress is the largest student event in all Region 8. It occurs every two years and gathers both students and young professionals members from all Sections in this Region. SYP’s main goal is to enhance and foster the engineering sense and capabilities through different activities both technically and culturally. It also provides an opportunity to network. Register now! Registration is closing on 15 June.

IEEE Region 10 Student and Young Professional Congress

30 August - 2 September
The Prime Plaza Hotel, Sanur
Bali, Indonesia

The theme at the Student, Youg Professionals, Women in Engineering, and Life Member Congress is Collaborative Innovation for Society Development. The event will include attendees who are Students, Young Professionals, WIE members and Life members.This exciting event will provide a platform for IEEE volunteers from different sections to network, interact and learn from the volunteers, and allow them to take back learnings from the Congress to implement in their sections, student branches, and affinity groups. Register now!

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