This year’s IEEE Day is on 2 October. Its recurrent theme, however, is resolutely forward-looking: 'Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow'. Or in other words, while the world benefits from what's new, IEEE focuses on what's next. Events taking place around the world range from technical symposia to public engagement with local communities, and from interactive demos to general family fun. In previous years, weatherpermitting, even street parties and barbecues have been involved.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, presented Philippe Dupuisand Thomas Haug with the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal on 5 July in Edinburgh. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation.
Dupuis and Haug developed the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), which established a policy for advancements in international mobile communications. GSM, a foundation for 3G and 4G systems, affects today’s emerging 5G standards.
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.
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.
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