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Raising Engineering Awareness One Class At A Time

Raising Engineering Awareness One Class At A Time

Recently, Natalie Krauser McCarthy, IEEE Foundation Development Officer, visited her alma mater, Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, New York, as World History teacher Franco Scardino piloted the IEEE REACH Early Navigation Inquiry Unit. More than 100 AP World History students, across three classes, were fully engrossed in the class and walked away excited about engineering and how it impacts their daily lives.

Townsend Harris High SchoolHis classes sought to answer the question, “Why do nations seek to explore & navigate?” and discussed how despite the changes in technology over the centuries the response behind exploration remain the same.

Drawing from the REACH inquiry unit, or lesson plan, Mr. Scardino manipulated the materials to align them with his classes’ specific needs and goals. As part of his lesson, he used REACH’s first-hand histories and shared a REACH video in the classroom. “My students are always excited to come to class, and today I experienced a higher level of engagement, which I attribute, in part, to IEEE REACH. I look forward to using the Printing Press inquiry unit in my classroom, as a bridge to a discussion on mass communications technologies.”

Donors’ early support of IEEE REACH enabled the website design, development of three inquiry units: Early Maritime Navigation, Printing Press and Triremes, and another two are in production: Drones and Radio.

IEEE REACH draws from oral and first-hand histories, milestones, and IEEE historians use these sources in creating each inquiry unit. Register for an account and discover REACH for yourself, forward it to a teacher, or join our roster of donors. Your gift drives the future of REACH.

 

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IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and KICS-UET Celebrate the World Telecom Day 2017

IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and KICS-UET Celebrate the World Telecom Day 2017

Authors: Kashif Bashir, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Usman Munawar and Shahid Zulfiqar
(Photo submitted by Kashif Bashir)

IEEE Communication Society Lahore Section and KICS-UET organized World Telecommunication Day (WTC) on 16 May 2017. The event was held at Seminar Hall in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, embraced by many high officials and the experts from academia and industry. Mr. Kashif Bashir, IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Chair, Edwart Zhang Vice President of Huawei Technologies China, Mr. Javed Aslam EVP Technical PTCL, Dr Amjad Hussain Director, Fast University, Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO, Infogistic, Mr Fysal Gill, Senior Director, Spead Cast, Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood, Director KICS, Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi and Deputy Chief, Telecom Punjab Safe City Authority attended the event, which theme was ‘Big Data for Big Impact’. The purpose of WTD was to highlight the importance of communication in our lives.

The event began with a video message by Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, who is a Full Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. He emphasized the importance of Big Data in today’s world and thanked the organizers for conducting the World Telecom Day 2017 at KICS.

Chief Guest of the occasion - Mr. Edward Zhang, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Solution, uttered about the strapping friendship between Pakistan and China and how beneficial it had been since the outset in terms of business development between the two countries. He also revealed about the ICT solutions and mentioned the Huawei Pakistan’s functions. Mr. Edward then expressed about the overview of Safe City Project Lahore. Besides, he mentioned about Smart City Services Development and IoT Services.

Mr. Javed Aslam, Executive Vice President Technical PTCL, expressed his views on ‘How PTCL connects us to the world?’ Mr. Amjad Hussain, Chair IEEE Lahore Section and Director FAST, presented his views on technology enhancements and communication development. Mr. Fysal Gill, Head SpeedCast (Central & South Asia), talked about the topics like GPRS, Technology and Satellite Systems. Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO Infogistic, revealed his views on legacy systems, advancement in technology, cloud computing and telecom explosions in Pakistan. Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi, Deputy Chief Telecommunication Punjab Safe City Authority, presented safe city projects and speed connectivity.

Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, thanked the guests and stressed the importance of technology in today’s world. He also gave a special mention of Huawei’s collaborations with UET.

Director KICS, Prof. Waqar Mahmood, too talked about the importance of Big Data and gave a presentation on IEEE Society and KICS’ Labs. The event concluded with souvenirs’ distribution among the guests.

A post panel discussion followed in which the distinguished guests and the high officials of Al-Khawarazmi Institute discussed their views on the impact of Big Data. IEEE ComSoc Chair and Manager, HUTIC, Mr. Kashif Bashir elaborated the Big Data impacts on the masses and told the panel about conducting more future events of these kinds. He also thanked all guests and member of IEEE Society who attended this event.

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2017 Fall IEEE WCET Certification Applications Now Open

2017 Fall IEEE WCET Certification Applications Now Open

2017 Fall Application is Now Open for the IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification
 
IMPORTANT DATES: 
Application Deadline: 8 September 2017 by 23:59 UTC
Testing Window: 25 September - 21 October 2017
 
 
As you seek to advance your career in today's competitive world of wireless communications engineering, earning a certification or credential can be a key reflection of the fact that you have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in your profession, demonstrating your readiness to meet the challenges. Earning a high-standard credential from a world-renowned institution - the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) can sharply distinguish yourself from your competitors in the field.
 
Join this elite IEEE WCP group now! Validate your knowledge and skills by passing the IEEE WCET exam during this upcoming testing period. It's your opportunity to take your career to new heights this year and beyond.
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A special package with Exam Seat and 4-Day Intensive Wireless Training is available for your convenience and to help you prepare for the exam.

 

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Explore the LTE Fundamentals On the Way to 5G

Explore the LTE Fundamentals On the Way to 5G
 
Got 5G on your mind? How about its key player LTE, who is evolving to fit the 5G future? Join industry expert, Daniel Wong, on Wednesday, 7 June for an exciting journey of LTE. Come and discover the fundamentals and and learn about where LTE is heading.
 
This course is a great primer for those interested in learning about more advanced LTE technologies that lead to 5G as offered in the 14 June Beyond LTE course.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works
- Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
- Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
- Get a big perspective on LTE 
 
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Seating is limited. Can't participate in the live session? You can register now and view the recording for 15 business days after each course. You can earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for taking the course. Price: $279 IEEE ComSoc member, $349 IEEE member, $459 non-member 
 
" The material was well put together, and Daniel did a good job presenting it. I appreciated how he was able to predict some of the questions we might have. I also found he was very knowledgeable in the material and knew quite a few anecdotes that were valuable to the students."
- Frederic Demers, Québec, Canada
 
Did you know? With an IEEE ComSoc membership, you can receive valuable discounts when you register for our courses. Not a member? Join IEEE and ComSoc now!
 
For any questions, contact Tara Gallus at t.gallus@comsoc.org  or visit the IEEE ComSoc Training website.

 

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