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  1. 1. IEEE César Cárdenas Mayo 2010
  2. 2. Profession • A profession is a vocation founded upon specialised educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. • Skill based on theorethical knowledge • Professional association • Extensive period of education • Testing of competence • Institutional training • Licenced practicioners • Work autonomy • Code of professional conduct or ethics • Self-regulation • Public service and altruism • Exclusión, monopoly and legal recognition • Control of remuneration and advertising • High status and rewards • Indidvidual clients • Middle-class occupations • Male-dominated • Ritual • Legitimacy • Inaccesible body of knowledge • Indeterminacy of knowledge • Mobility
  3. 3. Career • Individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan – people can progress through their career horizontally as well as vertically • Static societies -> dynamic societies • Continuing Professional Education/Development. – means by which members of professional associations maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. • Fundamentals Engineering Examination -> Profesional Engineering Examination -> renewal – DGP, Peritos, Mentor
  4. 4. Professional Development • Refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement. • Encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. • Described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. • There are a variety of approaches, including case study method, consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance (Continuing Education).
  5. 5. Professional Associations • A.k.a. Professional body, Professional organization, Professional society. • Non-profit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of their members and the public interest. • Learned societies for the academic disciplines underlying their professions • “A group of people in a learned occupation who are entrusted with maintaining control or oversight of the legitimate practice of the occupation”. • Many professional bodies are involved in the development and monitoring of professional educational programs, and the updating of skills, and thus perform professional certification to indicate that a person possesses qualifications in the subject area.
  6. 6. Professional Associations • Sometimes membership of a professional body is synonymous with certification, though not always. • Membership of a professional body, as a legal requirement, can in some professions form the primary formal basis for gaining entry to and setting up practice within the profession (licensure). • Legal issues • Standardization • Technical meetings, publications • Local sections, students branches. • Beyond groups with common interest!!!
  7. 7. IEEE at a Glance • IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. • IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. • IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. • It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.
  8. 8. IEEE roots • 1884 electricity was just beginning to become a major force in society. – founding President Norvin Green of Western Union (Telegraphy). – Tomas Alba Edison (Power). – Alexander Graham Bell (Telephone) • There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which—beginning in the 1840s—had come to connect the world with a communications system faster than the speed of transportation. • A second major area had only barely gotten underway— electric power and light, originating in Thomas Edison’s inventions and his pioneering Pearl Street Station in New York.
  9. 9. • Guglielmo Marconi’s (Wireless) • Nikola Tesla’s AC Induction Motor, long distance AC transmission and large-scale power plants (Westinghouse and General Electric) • John Fleming’s diode and Lee de Forest’s triode. • The IRE was devoted to radio, and then increasingly to electronics. • It, too, furthered its profession by linking its members through publications, standards and conferences, and encouraging them to advance their industries by promoting innovation and excellence in the emerging new products and services. • Television, radar, transistors, computers. • On 1 January 1963, The AIEE and the IRE merged to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. At its formation, the IEEE had 150,000 members, 140,000 of whom were in the United States.
  10. 10. • IEEE’s continued leadership, the societal roles of the technologies under its aegis continued to spread across the world, and reach into more and more areas of people’s lives. • The professional groups and technical boards of the predecessor institutions evolved into IEEE Societies. • By the early 21st Century, IEEE served its members and their interests with 38 societies; 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards. • Since that time, computers evolved from massive mainframes to desktop appliances to portable devices, all part of a global network connected by satellites and then by fiber optics. • IEEE’s fields of interest expanded well beyond electrical/electronic engineering and computing into areas such as micro- and nanotechnology, ultrasonics, bioengineering, robotics, electronic materials, and many others.
  11. 11. • Electronics became ubiquitous—from jet cockpits to industrial robots to medical imaging. As technologies and the industries that developed them increasingly transcended national boundaries, • IEEE kept pace, becoming a truly global institution which used the innovations of the practitioners it represented in order to enhance its own excellence in delivering products and services to members, industries, and the public at large. Publications and educational programs were delivered online, as were member services such as renewal and elections. • By 2010, IEEE had over 395,000 members in 160 countries. Through its worldwide network of geographical units, publications, web services, and conferences, IEEE remains the world's largest technical professional association. • IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
  12. 12. • Core values are the essential and enduring principles that guide IEEE. • Service to humanity: leveraging technology and engineering to benefit human welfare; promoting public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession. • Global focus: supporting and embracing the global nature of and need for technical work and engineering solutions. • Trust and respect: promoting a culture where contributions at all levels are valued; encouraging member driven, volunteer-led, knowledge-based projects; building effective volunteer/staff partnerships. • Growth and nurturing of the profession: encouraging education as a fundamental activity of engineers, scientists, and technologists at all levels and at all times; ensuring a pipeline of students to preserve the profession. • Collaboration and community building: cultivating active, vibrant, and honest exchange among cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary global communities of technical professionals. • Professionalism: creating a world in which engineers and scientists are respected for their exemplary ethical behavior and volunteerism. • Intellectual activity: forward-thinking; nurturing new and existing science and technology. • Peer-reviewed: using unbiased information to enhance the quality of life for all people.
  13. 13. Vision • Be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
  14. 14. • Vivid descriptions are descriptions of what it will be like to achieve the big audacious goal. • The IEEE community and its technologies will positively impact global prosperity and quality of life. • Governments will increasingly seek IEEE’s input as an unbiased source of technical information. • Industry will recognize and value IEEE thereby strongly supporting professionals’ participation in IEEE. • Communities around the world will universally recognize and appreciate the profession and IEEE's role. • Technological literacy will prevail among all educated citizens. • IEEE members will have productive, distinguished, and rewarding careers. Increasing numbers of students will choose careers in IEEE fields of interest. • IEEE will be recognized as a global force in shaping education and curricula in IEEE fields of interest. • IEEE will be a center of excellence in technology information and a global force in intellectual property rights management. • IEEE members will universally find value in active engagement and involvement in the organization.
  15. 15. IEEE 3-5 year goals 1. Industry professionals and their employers will value IEEE as a major resource to achieve success. 2. IEEE will improve the professional competencies of students and professionals through education. 3. IEEE will increasingly be valued by the global community as a catalyst for a balanced dialogue on technology-related issues. 4. The public will increasingly value the role of IEEE and technical professionals in enhancing the quality of life and the environment. 5. IEEE members will increasingly find value and enjoyment through their involvement in the organization. 6. IEEE will operate as a model global association, with aligned purpose, energy, and infrastructure that facilitates the development and execution of coordinated strategy.
  16. 16. IEEE Quick Facts • more than 395,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States • more than 90,000 student members • 331 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide • 1,952 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests • 1,855 student branches in 80 countries • 483 student branch chapters at colleges and universities • 338 affinity groups - IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants' Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM) • *Data current as of 31 Dec 2009.
  17. 17. • 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests • has more than 2.5 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million downloads each month • has 1,300 standards and projects under development • publishes 148 transactions, journals and magazines • sponsors over 1,100 conferences in 73 countries
  18. 18. Membership • There are more than 395,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries around the world. IEEE members are engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines. The highest grade of membership – IEEE Fellow – is attained through nomination by peers and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors for distinction in the profession.
  19. 19. Publications • IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. This includes 140 transactions, journals and magazines published annually. In cooperation with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., IEEE also produces technical books, monographs, guides and textbooks. All IEEE content since 1988 plus select content dating back to 1950 is available in digital format. • IEEE journals are consistently among the most highly cited in electrical and electronics engineering, telecommunications and other technical fields. • |
  20. 20. Conferences • Each year, over 100,000 technical professionals attend the more than 900 conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the IEEE. • From microelectronics and microwaves to sensors and security, IEEE conferences cover relevant topics that showcase the depth and breadth of members’ technical fields.
  21. 21. Standards • IEEE is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today's telecommunications, information technology and power generation products and services. • Often the central source for standardization in a broad range of emerging technologies, the IEEE Standards Association has a portfolio of more than 900 active standards and more than 400 standards in development. This includes the prominent IEEE 802® standards for wireless networking.
  22. 22. Education and Careers • By awarding continuing education units and professional development hours, the IEEE helps its members meet their continuing education requirements, and develops products and services in support of these efforts. • The IEEE is an authorized provider of continuing education units through the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. • At the pre-college level, the IEEE works with industry, universities and government to raise students’ literacy in science, math, engineering and technology.
  23. 23. Grants • The IEEE Foundation relies on donations to award grants to new and innovative projects that support a variety of educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs of IEEE such as: – develop educational and public-information programs – sustain historical research services; – subsidize workshops that facilitate the exchange of electronic information; – propel technological innovation; and – increase public awareness about the vast impact of engineering on society.
  24. 24. Awards • Accomplishments in IEEE technical fields are recognized with annual awards for outstanding contributions to technology, society and the engineering profession. • The IEEE Medal of Honor, the IEEE's highest award, recognizes an individual for an exceptional contribution or extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest. Past recipients have included such visionaries as: • • Guglielmo Marconi (1920, for radio telegraphy) • William Shockley (1980, for junction, analog and junction field-effect transistors) • Andrew S. Grove (2000, for pioneering research in metal oxide semiconductor devices and technology)
  25. 25. Emerging Fields • Hydrogen Economy and • Biometrics Alternative Fuels • Digital Rights Management • Organic Electronics (DRM) • Plug-In Hybrid Electric • Display Technologies Vehicles (PHEVs) • Distributed Diagnosis and • Portable Information Home Healthcare Devices • Earth Observations • Remote Sensing • Electric Ship • RFID • Electronic Health Records • Smart Grids • Electronics Recycling • Terabit Networks • Fingerprinting • Wind Power • Wireless Fidelity - WiFi
  26. 26. Technology Working Groups • Cloud Computing • Healthcare and BioScience • Networked Multimedia • Next Generation Computer Architecture • Smart Grid
  27. 27. IEEE Future Directions Committee • The primary working objective of the IEEE Future Directions Committee: • Incubates emerging technologies and new applications of current technologies. • Identifies opportunities to engage the engineering community and the general public. • Works with IEEE members and staff to focus on emerging technologies through technical, professional, and educational activities. • Serves as a catalyst for new conferences, publications, standards, educational products, forums, white papers, grants and projects to support new technologies.
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