The Life Members Affinity Group held 4 meetings in 2018, and in addition organised the unveiling ceremony for the Milestone plaque awarded to the Physics Department at Dundee University. The IEEE President-Elect, Jose Moura, unveiled a plaque commemorating the work of Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the 1970-1980 era that led to the development of the liquid crystal flat panel display used today for television screens and computer monitors.
UK and Ireland's Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) Committee confirmed last week that no less than four new IEEE history Milestones are in the pipeline within the Section. This comes hot on the heels of the unveiling of a Milestone plaque and a technical symposium just after Easter this year dedicated to the invention of amorphous silicon TFT at the University of Dundee.
On Thursday April 5th 2018 the IEEE Milestone plaque awarded to the Physics Department at Dundee University will be unveiled by the IEEE President-elect, Jose Moura. The award commemorates the work of Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the fabrication of amorphous silicon thin film field-effect transistors for the switching of flat panel liquid crystal displays.
Life Members Activities in the IEEE UK & Ireland Section Dear Life Members Here is some news about activities we believe that you may like to attend. Each event is open to everyone - member or not! Please invite colleagues and friends, and note that some require advance booking, some are free to [...]
At the recent meeting of the IEEE Life Member Committee, held at IEEE’s Piscataway HQ, the future status of Life members and other long-serving members was discussed. In the UK and Ireland Section there are currently approximately 250 Life members. This number has been growing steadily in recent years, as in all other IEEE [...]
News Release 91 years after the birth of television, IEEE celebrates John Logie Baird’s invention in London and asks: how did we get here… and what’s coming next? LONDON, UK – 13 January 2017 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organisation, is celebrating the birth of television with the unveiling of a historical street [...]
John Logie Baird (14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator and inventor of the world’s first television; the first publicly demonstrated colour television system; and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. Baird’s early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home [...]
The UK and Ireland Section Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) is launching a new mentoring scheme to support Student and Young Professional members about to enter employment, or who have already started a career in industry. The objectives are similar to those of the on-line IEEE Mentor Centre scheme, but the service will also be [...]