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IEEE ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter
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Published: 4 Oct 2022

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Pre-University STEM Hands-On Activity Contest

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Educational Services Board, Women in Communications Engineering Committee (WICE), and the TryEngineering Program of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) are looking for projects created by ComSoc Members designed to explain a communication technologies topic to Pre-University students in various age groups.  Projects should be exciting, engaging, and delivered in a format that is appropriate for younger students to understand.  IEEE ComSoc Members can participate individually or in teams. If you are participating as a team, then at least one female needs to be a member of the team.  Cash prizes are available to the top winners!  Submissions are due by 7 October 2002.  Full details can be found on the Pre-University STEM website.

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TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Wi-Fi and IEEE 802.11 Standard

IEEE ComSoc in collaboration with IEEE Educational Activities is excited to offer on 18 October 2022 a new TryEngineering Tuesday live webinar on the topic of Wi-Fi and IEEE 802.11 Standards featuring Dr. Shahrnaz Azizi of Intel Corporation.   We hope that you can join us!  Learn more and register.

TryEngineering Tuesday webinars are designed for young students looking to explore different technology topics to get inspired about STEM as well as for their teachers or parents who would like to encourage their students to learn more about engineering.  Please share details about this webinar with anyone who you feel may be interested in learning more about these technologies.

We hope that you can join us for this exciting new webinar.  If you can't participate in the live webinar, register and you will be notified when the recording is available for viewing.

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ComSoc Volunteers Lead Pre-University Program at Italy Internet Festival

ComSoc volunteers in the Italy Section are offering two sessions for Pre-University students during the Internet Festival 2022 taking place in Pisa, Italy in early October.  The theme of this year’s festival is “Forms of Future” and is the twelfth edition of the event.  The festival provides opportunities for associations, organizations, and professionals to showcase their educational works for school students and teachers, the curious, and locals who are enthusiastic to learn more about the digital world.

ComSoc volunteers will be holding sessions for their program called “From the crystal radio to 5G.”  This program is planned for two age groups of students:  1) medium school 11-13 years old and 2) high school students 14-18 years old.  With the medium school students they will present more basic concepts such as waves, sound, light to stimulate the students’ curiosity.  For the high school students, the volunteers will be highlighting concepts such as analog and digital transmission, modulation, noise, and switching as well as providing insights into the future of telecommunications.  For both sets of students, volunteers will discuss the issues of services and illustrate how telecommunications enables new solutions to real problems. 

These Pre-university students will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of practical demonstrations that illustrate the impact of telecommunications in the world of Agricultural Technologies (AGRITECH).  Titled, “The Internet of Tomatoes” this session will illustrate how 5G is enabling new services in Agriculture by showing the remote control of an automated hydroponic greenhouse.

A full article on this upcoming event was recently published in ComSoc News and a follow up article is planned for after the event.  Special thanks to IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Italy Section and University of Pisa and its companies including ELFI, CUBIT, NEXTWORKS, NETRESULTS, SFERA AGRICOLA, WIND3, HORTOMIO and QBROBOTICS for their contributions to these events.

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ComSoc Celebrates IEEE Day

IEEE Day celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.  IEEE Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of October with that being 4 October this year.

In honor of IEEE Day 2022, ComSoc is happy to offer these special promotions:

ComSoc Training Course Discount

Save 10% on the ComSoc Training course, Computing in Communication Networks – From Theory to Applications to be held on 12-13 October 2022.  To receive the discount, use promo code IEEEDAYCOM22 during the checkout process, or add this course to your shopping cart with the discount applied.

ComSoc Membership Discount

In celebration of IEEE Day, IEEE members who join the Communications Society (ComSoc) by 31 October 2022 enjoy a 50% discount on new ComSoc membership, now through December 2023. To receive this discount, enter promo code IEEEDAYCOMSOC50 as you renew your IEEE Membership. If you have already renewed your IEEE Membership for 2023, simply add ComSoc membership to your Shopping Cart.

IEEE student members enjoy FREE 2023 ComSoc Essential membership when using promo code IEEEDAYCOMSOC50-S.

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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. 

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

Computing in Communication Networks – From Theory to Applications
Dates:  12 - 13 October 2022, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

Introduction to Deep Learning for the Physical Layer
Dates:  19 - 20 October 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT         

Principles of Satellite Location and Navigation
Dates:  26 - 27 October 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT         

OTFS and Delay-Doppler Communications
Dates:  16 - 17 November 2022,  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST      

Introduction to Quantum Communications
Dates: 22 November 2022, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

ComSoc Membership Announcements & Reminders

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 & training, publishing opportunities, journals and magazines, the latest technical content, ComSoc 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

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