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Jan 11 | George McClure

Outlook for 2011

As in past years, this annual survey will examine the outlook in eight areas of significant importance to the U.S. endeavor in 2011: technology, energy, climate change, workforce, employment benefits, immigration, infrastructure and the economy.

Jan 11 | Terrance Malkinson

A Decade in Review: 2001-2010

The decade beginning in 2001 was marked by a string of events that changed our lives and continue to shape our future. From the televised tragedy of 9/11, to the election of America's first African-American President — it was a remarkable ten years, with engineers playing an important role in many of the events.

Jan 11 | IEEE-USA Staff

Lame Duck Congress Passes Key S&T Legislation

Just before adjourning its post-election "lame duck" session, Congress reauthorized the America COMPETES Act, expiring legislation that aims to bolster U.S. economic and scientific leadership by supporting basic research, improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and fostering innovation.

Jan 11 | John Platt

First Study of Its Kind Examines Innovation by U.S. Businesses

Just how innovative are American companies? Until recently, it was impossible to answer that question quantitatively. But now, for the first time, a new study illustrates the innovation that exists throughout the U.S. economy, how many companies are innovating, and which industries are the most innovative.

Jan 11 | Norman C. Lerner, Ph.D., P.E.

Federal Government 101: The IEEE-USA Congressional and State Department Fellowships

IEEE-USA's 2010 Engineering & Diplomacy Fellow, Norman Lerner, P.E., recaps his year at the U.S. State Department, and answers some questions about the program — including why a successful professional in the private sector would even consider participating.

Jan 11 | Mitchell A. Thornton and Phillip A. Laplante

IEEE-USA and IEEE Computer Society Cooperate in New Professional Software Engineering Licensure Initiative

In most parts of the country, software engineers aren't required to be licensed — despite the fact that they may be working on software embedded in systems that could pose a physical or financial risk to the public. However, that is likely to change soon, and IEEE-USA and the IEEE Computer Society are working together to make sure a path to licensure is available to software engineers who wish to pursue it.

Jan 11 | Wole Akpose

Ten things You may not know about Social Networking & Social Networking Sites

With social networks becoming more and more pervasive in our daily lives, Wole Akpose hopes to help make informed and savvy users out of readers by alerting them to potential threats, while also highlighting some of the opportunities that have eluded many users.

Jan 11 | Debra Feldman

Hidden Job Market Secrets: The Right Strategy Makes Looking for a New Job Easy

Candidates are rarely job-hunting experts. Even if you have the qualifications for the job you want, you must use the best strategy for success in today's highly competitive job market. Networking purposefully accelerates campaign progress.

Jan 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.

Jan 11 | IEEE-USA Staff

Tech Digest: January

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

Jan 11 | Michael N. Geselowitz, Ph.D.

Your Engineering Heritage: IEEE & MIT


Jan 11 | Terrance Malkinson

World Bytes: Movies Can Teach Values


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