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IEEE ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter
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Published: 8 Nov 2021

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ComSoc's TryEngineering Tuesday Webinar on 5G - 16 November

IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) is excited to announce its collaboration with IEEE Educational Activities and the TryEngineering team to offer a webinar on 16 November to help younger students explore and get inspired about the different technologies that allow for 5G to exist.   Featuring Tao Han, an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and an IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Han will discuss his work on 5G systems. A resource guide to learn more about 5G  activities will be available and students can get a free digital badge!  Learn more and register.

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Upcoming ComSoc Training Live, Online Courses

IEEE ComSoc has regularly scheduled live, instructor-led continuing education courses focusing on the latest communication technologies.  These courses are 100% online instruction via WebEx.  Courses include the option to earn IEEE CEUs for participation.  Special note:  many courses offer discounts if you register early for the course.  Click on the individual course titles to learn more about available discounts.

The following courses are being offered in the coming weeks.  Early registration discounts are available for some courses, so be sure to register soon!

Wireless Positioning and Location
Dates:  11-12 November 2021, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST      
Instructor:  Alan Bensky

Optical Wireless Communications: Recent Applications in Terrestrial, Space, Satellite and Underwater
Date:  17 November 2021, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST   
Instructor:  Arun Majumdar

Introduction to MIMO
Dates:  18 November 2021, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EST
Instructor:  Alan Bensky

5G Security
Dates:  2-3 December 2021, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST 
Instructor:  Daniel Wong

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The IEEE Young Engineers and Scientists Initiatives (i-YES) Education Track focuses on inspiring PH. D students, researchers, and IEEE young professionals through interactions with practicing professionals and discussions on how to become involved in volunteering and in educational and standardization activities.  The next i-YES Education Track will take place at IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021) in Madrid on Thursday, 9 December (@14:00-15:30 CET). More details on that event will be posted to the GLOBECOM website once they are available.

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ESB Member Profile: Nury Gabriela Ramirez

Nury Gabriela Ramirez is not only a ComSoc Educational Services Board Member, she is also the ComSoc Latin America Director, IEEE Senior Member, and has been a leader on women’s technical outreach and professional awareness projects.  Nury currently works at HCL as a software project manager.   She has been an IEEE ComSoc member and volunteer since she was a student, and truly believes that if a student sees value in their experiences with our society, they will stay loyal.

When asked why she got involved with ComSoc Educational Activities, Nury advised that she wanted to “be an active player in the strategy and activities that promote the different pieces of training” in this field.  She added that “these courses, webinars, and programs are very specialized and cover the latest technologies and trends in communications that potentialize the value we offer as an IEEE society.“  Nury has been highly involved in engaging students and young professionals in ComSoc activities, including her early work at the Section level.  In 2019 Nury was recognized for her valuable work by being awarded ComSoc’s Latin America Region Young Professional Award.

A recent and exciting new project that Nury is helping to lead for ComSoc is in the area of PreUniversity / STEM education.  She noted that “Lately, I have been part of a recent initiative to have ComSoc as part of the Try Engineering portal from the IEEE Educational Activities Board. We are launching a webinar on 5G this month that will introduce this interesting topic to students and primary school educators and volunteers to use as part of their outreach activities. With this, we want to raise awareness and interest among kids on these telecommunications topics that they usually take for granted nowadays.”   One of the goals Nury’s work in the area on behalf of ComSoc is to inspire the next generation of communication engineers and excite young students to learn more about communication technologies.

Finally, what Nury has enjoyed most about serving on the ComSoc Educational Services Board is working with her “colleagues that are part of this committee, who are respected and talented academic colleagues with more years of experience in the ComSoc society and in their respective fields.”  She added that she “always feels motivated by their commitment and knowledge.” 


ComSoc Membership Reminders

Introducing the New ComSoc Media Center
Visit the newly launched ComSoc Media Center, where you will find the latest original video content from ComSoc's events featuring keynotes, forums, workshops, and much more. The media center is a great resource for accessing member benefits at your convenience. 

It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
ComSoc Membership provides you with countless benefits to help you stay relevant through every step of your professional life. RENEW your ComSoc membership to continue enjoying benefits including: education & trainingpublishing opportunitiesjournals and magazines, the latest technical contentComSoc Conferences, and local Section and Chapter meetings and events.

ComSoc has adopted IEEE's discounted pricing model for those who reside in countries designated as developing nations or low-income economies. Select the IEEE eMembership option and the ComSoc Essential Package to receive the discount.

IEEE Fellows Nominations Are Now Open
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