Explore Resources During IEEE Education Week

Explore Resources During IEEE Education Week

Education is changing fundamentally. STEM workforce shortages and a push for more diverse hiring practices have created opportunities for students and workforce professionals to explore science, technology, engineering, and math careers that might not have been available even 10 years ago. IEEE and other education providers are working to offer foundational STEM learning experiences, as well as the reskilling and upskilling opportunities required to support the workforce of the future.At the preuniversity level, students have both in-class and extracurricular opportunities to…

From Introvert to IEEE Influencer

From Introvert to IEEE Influencer

It’s hard to believe that Ramneek Kalra was once an introvert. The Young Professional is an IEEE Impact Creator, brand ambassador, and influencer.He’s also a prolific writer. He has penned several research papers and is the author of an IEEE-USA book. In addition, he is the new editor of the IEEE IC Vaani, the India Council newsletter.Kalra says he found his voice in 2016 after becoming a member of the IEEE student branch at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Dwarka,…

Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets

Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets

Biomedical researchers have a tough task in managing the massive amounts of data they collect. Although programs do exist to help, including off-the-shelf spreadsheets and downloadable open-source solutions, they typically require an IT background, which many researchers lack. Startup SciosHub, which launched in 2020, aims to solve the problem. The company’s flagship product is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and informatics platform that automates and simplifies the back-end data-management process.“Scientists should be focusing on their science, not how to make IT work for…

TSMC R&D Chief: There’s Light at the End of the Chip Shortage

TSMC R&D Chief: There’s Light at the End of the Chip Shortage

Yuh-Jier Mii started on the ground floor of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in 1994 as a fabrication integration manager. Today he’s one of the Hsinchu-based company’s leaders as senior vice president of research and development. During his nearly 30 years at TSMC, he has been involved with the creation of denser and denser integrated circuits.
The IEEE member is in charge of R&D for new chips built using TSMC’s 3-nanometer process node, expected to go into production later this year. (The commercial…

GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

Mobile money-transfer apps are now bigger in developing countries than just about anywhere else. In Kenya, for example, mobile transactions last year were up by about 20 percent over 2020, according to Capacity.
For a fee, people send money to friends and family, pay bills, and buy groceries using a mobile wallet app. The transactions are made through cellular service providers, although the funds held in a mobile money account are protected by local financial regulations.
That’s important, because most of the apps’…

IEEE WIE Conference Will Explore the Future of Work

IEEE WIE Conference Will Explore the Future of Work

The 2022 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference is scheduled for 6 and 7 June in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual networking events. The in-person events are to take place at the San Diego Convention Center.
The annual WIE ILC aims to support and sustain female leaders and technologists, especially mid- to senior-career workers. This year’s theme is Transforming Leadership.
The hybrid format lets attendees and speakers decide how to attend based on their own risk assessment. Virtual attendees…

Fathers Can Be Gender Equity Advocates

Fathers Can Be Gender Equity Advocates

In my article “A Father’s Perspective About Daughters and Engineering,” published in 2016, I shared my frustration about the lack of role models and the cultural messages that had left my two brilliant daughters—and many of their female friends—with little interest in pursuing an engineering career.After the article was published, I received an email from Michelle Travis, who was writing a book about dads and daughters. She wanted to know my thoughts about creating a stronger pipeline for girls to pursue…

Advance Your Career With Rutgers’ Mini MBA Program for Engineers

Advance Your Career With Rutgers’ Mini MBA Program for Engineers

Professionals who specialize in engineering and technology management must understand cross-discipline concepts and contribute to multifunctional teams. Although technical expertise is important, it is not enough for long-term career growth and success.
Many engineers and technical professionals lack vital skills. And with the recent transition to working remotely, many organizations aren’t doing enough to train them. The consequences are telling, according to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn’s guide, “How Learning Programs Attract and Retain Top Talent,” says employees who feel their career goals…

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

On a visit to Pakistan with his parents, 7-year-old Aadeel Akhtar met a girl his age who was missing her right leg. That was the first time he had met a person with a limb difference. The girl’s family could not afford the cost of getting her a prosthetic leg, so she used a tree branch as a crutch to help her walk. From that encounter, Akhtar decided that one day he would develop affordable artificial limbs.
Twenty-one years later,…

7 Scholarships Exclusively for Women Studying Engineering

7 Scholarships Exclusively for Women Studying Engineering

Employment in science, technology, engineering, and math fields is still disproportionately dominated by men, especially in engineering and math. Last year, according to a poll conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, 27 percent of STEM jobs were held by women. The percentage is even smaller for managerial and senior-level positions. Some optimism is justified, however, as the numbers were even lower five years ago.Change can begin with knowledge, and efforts are being made at all levels of schooling to encourage girls…