Wednesday, June 10, 2009

IEEE President-Elect Candidates Debate to be Streamed Live Through

The IEEE Philadelphia Section will host the 21st IEEE President-Elect Candidates Debate on Thursday, 18 June at the Sheraton University City Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (23:00 UTC). For the first time, the debate will be broadcast live on the Web through

The IEEE President-Elect candidates, J. Roberto Boisson de Marca, Moshe Kam and Joseph V. Lillie will answer questions from members of the audience.

Watch the program on ( Learn more about the IEEE Annual Election. (

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

2009 Honors Ceremony to be Streamed Live Through

For the first time, the IEEE Honors Ceremony will be broadcast live on the Web through The 2009 Honors Ceremony will take place Thursday, 25 June at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, Calif. at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Robert H. Dennard, IEEE Life Fellow, will be presented with the IEEE Medal of Honor for inventing dynamic random-access memory which fostered faster and more reliable computers. Other honorees include individuals whose work has:

~enabled deep-space exploration
~improved digital storage technologies
~advanced radar detection, among others.

The ceremony also will honor IEEE student members who were selected as winners in the inaugural IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition. These students developed solutions to problems that benefit humanity. This is the first time students will be recognized at this annual event.

A URL for viewing the Ceremony will be provided on the Awards Web site ( at a later date. Learn more about the 2009 IEEE Honors Ceremony. (

Monday, June 08, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

I wish I had the discipline to keep this blog current, since there is so much going on at the IEEE that really inspires me to share. Take the IEEE 125th Anniversary celebration in Macha, Zambia which encouraged engineers to use their unique skills to benefit the lives of those in rural communities. Coverage of this event included an address by the Hon. Mubika Mubika, Dep. Minister of Communications and Transport, and photos of the celebration. Thanks to Gertjan van Stam, ViceChair of the IEEE Zambia Section, and Adrian Pais, 2009 chair of IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) for bringing all of these links to our attention.