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The 34th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium will be held in the historic Nassau Inn in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey.
ComSoc, as a co-sponsor of the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, will staff an exhibit booth on Tuesday, 3 May 2011, providing an opportunity for attendees to collect sample copies of some of recent publications, sign up for IEEE and ComSoc membership, browse through ComSoc products and services, or drop off a card for a chance to win a practice exam for the WCET (IEEE Wireless Communication Technologies) certification program.
Here are a few special highlights for this year's Sarnoff Symposium --
1) Keynote speech by Bell Labs' Tod Sizer on the revolutionary lightRadio cube that made headlines worldwide. The 2-inch lightRadio cube Tod and his team invented, were considered by many to be the future of cellular technology, and has the potential to replace the giant cell phone towers currently in use.
2) The registration fee for students has been lowered to US$99.
3) Special Registration Fee for Unemployed Engineers was established to help the many fellow engineers that have been hit by the economic downturn. As announced on the Sarnoff website, engineers that currently receive unemployment benefits will be able to register for a special fee of US$49 that entitles them to attend the symposium sessions and tutorials.
4) Free, quality tutorials for all the registrants.
To learn more or register for the conference visit: www.sarnoffsymposium.org
Come by the ComSoc booth on 3 May 2011. See you there!
The Spring 2011 IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification exam window is now closed. Candidates from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates sat for the exam at local testing facilities. We wish all a successful exam. WCET Industry Relations Manager Rolf Frantz tells us in the WCET News Briefs, that those who wish to earn certification but missed the Spring deadline should not worry - the exam will be offered again this Fall. There's still plenty of time to apply, study, and be prepared to take the exam this Fall.
The Fall 2011 WCET examination window runs from 2- 29 October. The application window is now open, and will remain open through 24 September 2011.
Rolf also points out that ComSoc is seeking to expand it's training offerings, which include in-person and online virtual courses, a variety of tutorials, and numerous textbooks, handbooks, and the like. The WCET team is eager to see that the new offerings include courses and tutorials specifically addressing topics covered by the WCET examination. In addition to providing a helpful resource to practitioners in the industry, the availability of such resources can help potential applicants assure themselves that they have the necessary knowledge to be successful when they take the WCET exam.
ComSoc has also received a number of inquiries from such organizations as commercial training companies and college and university faculty regarding the possibility of developing training offerings specifically tailored toward preparing people for the WCET exam.
Individuals interested in getting certified will get their chance to join this elite group of credential holders later this year. Applications for the next testing window is now officially open. Updates can be found by visiting www.ieee-wcet.org,www.comsoc.org/training.
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Election to the grade of IEEE Fellow is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Institute, and recognition of a member’s technical, educational, and leadership achievements is one of its major goals. Only a select few IEEE members earn this prestigious honor.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.
Congratulations to all the 58 ComSoc IEEE Fellows in 2011!