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…

Why IoT Sensors Need Standards

Why IoT Sensors Need Standards

Sensors traditionally have been used for camera imaging, as well as communicating information about humidity, temperature, motion, speed, proximity, and other aspects of the environment. The devices have become key enablers for a host of new technologies essential to business and to everyday life, from turning on a light switch to managing one’s health.
Several factors are fueling sensors’ growth, including miniaturization, increased functionality, and higher levels of integration into electronic circuitry. There are also greater levels of automation being incorporated into…

Access South Africa’s Leading Research Journal’s Entire Collection

Access South Africa’s Leading Research Journal’s Entire Collection

The full archives of the SAIEE Africa Research Journal—some issues dating back more than 100 years—are now available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The open-access quarterly journal from the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers publishes peer-reviewed articles on research in IEEE’s fields of interest. The digitization of the 5,000 articles—dating between 1909, when the publication launched, and 2008—took almost eight years to complete. The archive is in addition to articles from 2009 onward that were added to IEEE Xplore…

5 Courses to Beef Up Your Knowledge of Blockchain Technology

5 Courses to Beef Up Your Knowledge of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology has the ability to change a number of industries. Although it is commonly referred to when speaking of cryptocurrencies, blockchain also can affect the supply chain, health care, the Internet of Things, and more. According to MarketsandMarkets, blockchain technology and services are estimated to reach US $67.4 billion by 2026. Already this year they hit $4.9 billion.
One of the key benefits of blockchain technology is decentralization—its ability to distribute data and computing power across multiple computers in an organization’s…

Solutions for Providing Internet Access to Rural Areas

Solutions for Providing Internet Access to Rural Areas

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the need to provide Internet connectivity to underserved communities. Many people with affordable access have been able to work from home, learn remotely, and shop online, but that certainly hasn’t been the case for everyone. Almost half the world’s population has no Internet access, according to the World Economic Forum. And where access is available, it can be too expensive. The IEEE Standards Association Connectivity and Telecom Practice is working on the issue, researching communities’…

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…

Digitally Transform Your Company With These 5 Courses

Digitally Transform Your Company With These 5 Courses

To continue operating during pandemic-related shutdowns, organizations around the world underwent digital transformations. Examples include using remote technology to collaborate with employees and customers and employing automation to improve customer experiences. Now, as the world tries to determine the new normal, many companies are expanding the use of digital transformation as a tool for growth.A recent McKinsey survey on digital transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that organizations sped up the digitization of their customer and supply chain operations after more…

Novel Approaches for Forecasting Electricity Demand

Novel Approaches for Forecasting Electricity Demand

Among the many industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic were electric utilities. Demand for electricity dropped last year in nearly all countries, according to the International Energy Association.The closing of office buildings, schools, factories, and other facilities made it challenging for utilities to forecast how much electricity customers would be consuming. Utilities base some of their predictions on historical data such as weather and atmospheric conditions, holidays, economic events, and geographic information. But no comparative data existed for the lockdowns that…

Inspire Kids to Study STEM with These Educational Resources

Inspire Kids to Study STEM with These Educational Resources

Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are on the rise around the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM careers were expected to grow by nearly 9 percent between 2017 and 2029. The Economic Times reported that India experienced a 44 percent increase in STEM jobs from 2016 to 2019. The Danish Technological Institute estimated that the European STEM labor market would grow by 12.1 percent from 2013 to 2025.It is crucial to teach preuniversity students about…

Virtual IEEE-USA Conference Focuses on Tips for How to Enhance Your Career

Virtual IEEE-USA Conference Focuses on Tips for How to Enhance Your Career

Registration is now open for EVO 2.0, IEEE-USA’s third and final virtual event of the year, taking place on 3 November. The free half-day conference features all-new speakers, with a continued focus on emerging technology, future perspectives, and career-enhancing tips.
SNEAK PEEKEnjoy a fireside chat with Nichol Bradford, cofounder and executive director of the Transformative Technology Lab, an international nonprofit. The organization works to improve people’s health, happiness, and potential by catalyzing new visions, opportunities, and well-being technologies. Bradford, who says she…