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Jul 11 | Debra Feldman

Easy Ways to Find Contacts to Network into Your Target Employers — Part One

Today's passive, active and future job seekers must be self-reliant and manage both their connections and the steps required for their careers to move forward. Individuals must cultivate appropriate experiences and opportunities to increase their knowledge and value within the job market. But how do you find the right people at the right employers?

Jul 11 | Gary Perman

Advice for Engineers Who Hate Networking

Many people share a common dislike for networking. However, you don't have to be a master at networking or have a "Type A" personality to succeed. All it takes is a little planning and some strategy, and after all, isn't that what engineers do best?

Jul 11 | Sheldon Hochheiser, Ph.D.

A Brief History of the U.S. Federal Government and Innovation (Part II: 1917-1945)

In this second installment of a series of articles on the long, broad and deep history of the federal government's role in technological innovation, IEEE History Center staff look at the period beginning with World War I through World War II (1917-1945).

Jul 11 | George F. McClure

Book Review: This Time Is Different — Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Recessions may differ in depth and length, but a recent book by Carmen N. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff finds no significant difference in eight centuries of financial folly. In each case, however, those engaged were able to convince themselves that their situation was unique.

Jul 11 | Chris McManes

IEEE Innovator Recognized for 250th Patent

IEEE director Dr. William Tonti was recently honored for a milestone few inventors ever achieve — his 250th patent. His parents, Aldo and Catherine, made the day even more special by joining him for the ceremony at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway, N.J.

Jul 11 | Chris McManes

IEEE-USA Teams Up with Industry to Promote High-Tech Immigration and Job Creation

Some of world’s top international students earn their advanced high-tech college degrees in the United States, and many would like to remain here. But with an immigration system that makes them wait as long as 10 years for a chance to become permanent residents, many choose to return home or move to a country more welcoming.

Jul 11 | George F. McClure

Impasse Over Yucca Mountain

To reduce its dependence on foreign fossil fuel, the United States is considering applications for more nuclear power plants, but has not come up with a permanent solution for storage of spent nuclear fuel. And now, DOE has announced plans to scrap the Yucca Mountain disposal site, which had been slated to open for storage in 2020.

Jul 11 | Bill Williams

EcoCAR Competition Prepares Engineering Students to Tackle Tomorrow’s Engineering Challenges

The 200 some engineering students from 16 colleges across North America who have been working diligently over the past three years to compete in the prestigious EcoCAR Challenge will have a leg up on the competition when they enter the job market.

Jul 11 | Paul Kostek

Application of Risk Management During Project Definition

Today, more and more companies are looking at enterprise-level risk. For most engineers, the application of risk management will be at the project level. In two of the most regulated markets — aerospace and medical — the FAA and FDA are levying requirements for the performance and documentation of risk management, including allocating risk down to the subcontractor/supplier level.

Jul 11 | William R. Kassebaum, P.E.

Biofuel — A Viable Solution Engineered from Algae

With gasoline prices continuing to increase, finding alternatives to petroleum-based fuel is urgent. Engineers and scientists are creating renewable and sustainable solutions from algae to meet this challenge.

Jul 11 | Phillip Laplante and Mitch Thornton

Opinion: When Do Software Systems Need to be Engineered?

Until very recently, no state required licensure of software engineers. But licensure for software engineers will become a practical reality within two years in 10 states, and it's likely that eventually all U.S. states and jurisdictions will adopt some form of professional licensure for software engineers in order to protect the public. But which software systems should this change affect?

Jul 11 | Russ Harrison

Policy 101: Meeting with Legislators

There are many ways to share your views on important policy matters with Members of Congress. But the best way to influence an elected official, by far, is to meet with him or her directly.

Jul 11 | IEEE-USA Staff

Tech News Digest

A roundup of news and notable developments in electrical engineering and computer or information technology.

Jul 11 | Abby Vogel Robinson

IEEE-USA Toolkit

Whether you're a student, just starting your career, or getting close to retirement, IEEE has a wealth of resources to help at every stage of your professional life.

Jul 11 | Terrance Malkinson

World Bytes: The American Cowboy


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