Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Engineering Careers and Other Interesting Bits

"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information." Benjamin Disraeli

IEEE Career Alerts
IEEE Career Alerts Archive
Cold Calling Your Way to a New Job (Use the Advanced Search in IEEE Xplore to great advantage - select "affiliation" from the drop-down menu and search by company, university, geography.)
When Seeking a New Job, Think Like an Employer
"Engineering in the Age of Biology", Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Proceedings of the IEEE

"Employers prefer to hire graduates familiar with standards, yet many applicants lack exposure." From: Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, The Role of Industry Standards: An Overview of the Top Engineering Schools' Libraries Check out IEEE Xplore's "100 Top Docs" to see which standards are in the spotlight worldwide. Visit the IEEE Standards homepage. Learn more about standards development. Visit IEEE Standards in Education.

IEEE Branch Builds Computerized Dance Floor
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Drexel University, May 16

A highly motivated team of graduate students, led by Anuj Jain and mentored by librarian Jay Bhatt, crafted a Career Event attended by more than 50 students.

Their panel featured six Drexel ECE and biomed faculty, representatives from Drexel Career Services and the IEEE, who shared information and experiences that would assist students in their job search.

Dartmouth Formula Hybrid, May 2-4

IEEE proudly supports Formula Hybrid™, an innovative design and engineering challenge developed by Dartmouth for undergraduate and graduate students. This competition demands a real-world, multidisciplinary approach to create a car that emphasizes drive train innovation and fuel efficiency in a high-performance application.

Texas A&M Prof. Make McDermott attended the Formula Hybrid faculty conference with assistance from an IEEE University Partners Travel Grant. Next year, participating UPP teams can apply for $500 in travel funds.

UCLA, April 6

Next year's IEEE Student Branch Vice Chair Deepa Deot helped register the more than 70 students who attended their General Meeting on April 6.

Student Branch Chair Stanley Hsu directed the event, which included presentations by professor and IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section Chair Michael Briggs, librarian Audrey Jackson and IEEE.

California Institute of Technology, April 6

Rahul Deb and Will Coulter, shown here with Prof. Yu-Chong Tai, outlined their vision for a revitalized IEEE Student Branch at Caltech, at a lunch hosted by IEEE.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

UC San Diego, April 5

The University of California, San Diego, invited Rachel Berrington and I for a full day of events. We worked with librarians Mary Linn Bergstrom, Deborah Kegel and Susan Shepherd to co-host a graduate/faculty lunch, and then Rachel conducted an IEEE Xplore session with UCSD librarians.

The IEEE Student Branch hosted a meeting where they displayed their ambitious work on three national competitions: RoboMagellan, AUVSI and NatCar.
Presenters included outgoing Branch Chair Andrew Chan,
leader of the RoboMagellan team.