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How do your clients feel about the impression you make? Are they your cared-for, valued customers? Or are you making a different impression? more
The Fifth Annual World Maker Faire was held this year at the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs in Flushing, Corona Park, N.Y. Don Christiansen attended as part of a group sponsored by IEEE.
 
The latest version of the IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Survey can help you figure out how much you should be paid — or how much you should offer your employees.
 
IEEE-USA Government Fellows put their scientific and technical knowledge to use in government and help to shape public policy.
The global supply of clean water is diminishing at an alarming rate, with population growth putting a further strain on this precious resource. But, with advances in technology, several benefits emerge that help the world in a few key areas.
 
Increased presence of software in physical systems such as bridges, nuclear reactors and wastewater treatment plants, and other public-facing critical infrastructure has led to a movement to require licensing of software engineers.
 
Electronic voting has clearly faded from public consciousness. However, on 8 October, the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C., think tank, held an event to announce that it had released a report on electronic voting.
When the World Wildlife Fund selected Chris Miser to help it combat poaching in southwest Africa, it got much more than an engineer with a desirable technology. It got a man committed to helping protect wildlife.
 
At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, IEEE-USA and the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) organizations formed the IEEE Joint Task Force on QER to provide an IEEE response to a specific set of priority issues related to DOE's Quadrennial Energy Review.
 


As we embark on an exciting new year, IEEE-USA invites members and non-members to submit story ideas and articles on career and public policy issues that affect U.S. technology professionals. Interested individuals should contact Today's Engineer Managing Editor Greg Hill at g.hill@ieee.org.

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