The UK and Ireland Section is delighted to have been recognised for outstanding membership retention performance in 2018. The award came in the form of a communication from Takako Hashimoto, Chair, IEEE Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee.
The 2018 IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Summit was held in the UK for the first time, running from the 13th to the 15th of August 2018 at the University of Southampton. On an international level, the summit offered a rich community that provided professional development for female students in all disciplines.
IEEE UK and Ireland Section is seeking volunteers who are keen to devote their time to ensuring that it can continue to deliver value to its members. Candidates are invited to send their applications for the positions for Assistant Secretary and Chapter Co-ordinator.
Balloting for the 2018 IEEE Annual Election has begun. Please take the time to exercise your vote and help choose the future direction of IEEE as an organisation.
HISTELCON is an IEEE Region 8 conference covering topics in the area of Technology History. HISTELCON 2019 will be in the IEEE UK and Ireland Section, in Glasgow, Scotland. The proposed primary theme is ‘historic computers’ with an aim to include papers on those inventions and developments which have not already been the subject of extensive historical publications, and to include the contribution special purpose processors have made to the development and use of advanced digital signal processing methods in many applications areas.
The UK and Ireland Reliability Chapter reaches out every few years to provide reliability briefings to technologists and engineers. Without such knowledge updates some engineers may be pressurised to take dangerous short-cuts, or simply not know how to address the vital delivery of reliability. The Reliability Outreach 2018 Workshop held in May 2018 gathered experts on electronics in medical devices to address solutions on ‘Reliability Challenges for Medical Devices’. A second half-day delivered a tutorial on ‘Reliability Issues and Solutions in Engineering’.
The IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals and the University of Chester are collaborating together to organise a 2-day Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium for 28th and 29th November 2018 at the University of Chester.
The IEEE UK & Ireland Education Society Chapter is looking for a new Chair. To apply for this position, please indicate your interest by sending a vision statement and CV to Cyril Onwubiko, Section Secretary to collate for the Section Chair, Mike Hinchey. All applications must be received by 12 noon on 11th August 2018. The Section Chair will interview and appoint the successful candidate which will be notified on or before 31st August.
IEEE Sensors Council UK and Ireland Chapter was founded in 2015 to focus IEEE’s widely scattered sensor activities, via lectures, webinars, journals and yearly conferences. The Chapter Chapter is now looking for a new Chair. To apply for this position, please indicate your interest by sending CV to Ravinder Dahiya (Ravinder.Dahiya@glasgow.ac.uk) and Sinead O’Keefe (email@example.com). The closing date for this enquiry is 31st July 2018.
In order to address the rapid rate at which new technical fields evolve, IEEE has created a number of communities focused on fast-growing topic areas. Known as IEEE Technical Communities, these groups facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among technical professionals, connect experts across disciplines, and develop programs, which challenge traditional technologies through novel research and applications.