April 2019

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The IEEE Education Society (EdSoc) Newsletter aims to provide members with relevant time sensitive announcements and news.
President's Message

April is an exciting time of the year. In the southern hemisphere, first-year undergraduates have started classes and eagerly look ahead to a year of new ideas, brainstorming, laboratories, and homework. They are thinking about their future as they start a long journey of study in math, science, computer programming, general studies, and engineering... Continue Reading

Call for Nominations for 2019 IEEE Education Society Awards
The call for nominations for the 2019 IEEE Education Society Awards is now open! Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for the following awards:
  • William B. Sayle Achievement in Education Award
  • Chapter Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Member Award
  • Edwin C. Jones Jr. Meritorious Service Award
  • Harriett B. Rigas Award
  • Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award
  • Student Leadership Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Education Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award
The deadline for the submission of those award nominations is 1 May. The Education Society Awards website includes the award criterion and past winners. The nomination procedure is identical for all awards and is detailed on our website. Please submit nominations no later than 1 May.
IEEE Education Society Standards Committee
IEEE 1876-2019 Approved
The IEEE Education Society Standards Committee was established by the Society in 2010. The Committee is led by Dr. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane from TELUQ University – part of the University of Quebec system. The Standards Committee has the mission of completing needs assessment for technical standards in engineering education. Once an appropriate need is identified, the committee is then charged with organizing the appropriate subcommittee of members and editors to write and propose the standard to the IEEE Standards Association. The Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Saliah-Hassane and his committee recently completed work on the first IEEE Education Society sponsored standard. IEEE Standard 1876-2019 is a Standard for Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories. It will be formally published by IEEE and made available to the worldwide community for purchase on IEEE Xplore® later this year. Click here to read Dr. Saliah-Hassane’s summary of the process and committee work needed to take proposed standard P1876 through the complete standardization process.
IEEE Education Society Members Elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2019 Class

The IEEE Education Society wishes to congratulate the following members elevated to the prestigious IEEE Fellow grade in 2019:

Walter Buchanan for leadership in accreditation activities of engineering technology programs.

Meng Hwa Er for contributions to electronic engineering education C Steven Lingafelt for leadership in cybersecurity education and practice.

Shrikrishna Kulkarni for contributions to transformer engineering education.

Rajiv Sabherwal for contributions to research on management of knowledge and information technologies.

Farinaz Koushanfar for contributions to hardware and embedded systems security and to privacy-preserving computing.

C. Steven Lingafelt for leadership in cybersecurity education and practice.

Current Publication Issues
IEEE Education Society Flagship Conferences

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2019

IEEE EDUCON 2019 will be organized by the American University in Dubai (AUD), Dubai, UAE. The event will be held at the Rixos Premium JBR Hotel in Dubai, UAE, 9-11 April 2019. Several pre-conference workshops will be held on AUD’s campus on 8 April 2019. Conference registration information may be found on the EDUCON 2019 website.

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IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference

IEEE FIE 2019 will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA from 16-19 October 2019. The paper submission deadlines for this conference have passed, but registration deadlines are still open. The early-registration deadline for the conference is 18 September 2019. Attendees may register online through the FIE 2019 website.

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IEEE Learning with MOOCS (LWMOOCS) 2019

IEEE LWMOOCS 2019 will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on 23-35 October 2019. Massively open on-line courses are learning platforms delivering high-quality content to hundreds or thousands of simultaneous users. LWMOOCS 2019 provides academic and industry professionals the opportunity to discuss research into MOOC technologies as well as the practical aspects of creating and offering MOOCs to diverse worldwide audiences. Details, including a Call for Papers are available on the LWMOOCS 2019 website. Abstracts are due 1 May 2019.

IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2019

IEEE TALE 2019 will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in December 2019. Interested authors and attendees are encouraged to refer to the TALE Conference website for details on the 2019 edition.

Note from the IEEE Education Society VP Publications
Greetings to my colleagues around the world, it is my privilege to serve you in the role of Vice President for Publications of our society for the calendar year 2019 by appointment of our President, Professor Russ Meier. In the role of VP Publications, it is my responsibility to have guide the strategic development of our journals and other publications with a view to enhancing their role in the service of our profession and the curation and dissemination of knowledge... Continue Reading
The Development of ABET Cybersecurity Engineering Program Criteria
Cybersecurity, a broad field focused on protection of IT assets, has become critical to our national security, our society, and our personal lives. As with all significant problems, the engineering profession is called upon to develop practical solutions which has driven the creation of a new engineering field of study - cybersecurity engineering. ABET accreditation of cybersecurity engineering programs is now possible and this article describes the fascinating creation history of the new ABET cybersecurity engineering program criteria. Continue Reading.
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu THE BRIDGE Magazine publishes its first issue for 2019
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the honor society for students and professionals in electrical and computer engineering and related areas. The society was founded in 1904 and merged into IEEE to become IEEE-HKN in 2010. It promotes the profession through recognition, leadership, and service activities. More than 200,000 students have been inducted through about 240 chapters worldwide and others have been inducted as professional members. Membership is a lifetime recognition and it is conferred for excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, and service.

The magazine of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is THE BRIDGE which publishes a variety of features and content relevant to ECE students and professionals. THE BRIDGE, Issue 1 2019, theme is “Making an Impact.” The magazine is electronic and open access, you may view it here.

For more information on IEEE-HKN please contact Nancy Ostin, Director.
Interested in meeting like-minded people in your area? Visit the Chapters page on our website to find an Education Society Chapter near you.

View the EdSoc News & Notes website for news and updates from your Education Society Chapters.
We invite you to experience the new data repository developed by IEEE called IEEE DataPort™!

Best of all, we are pleased to share the news that IEEE is currently providing a free IEEE DataPort subscription to all active IEEE Society members as an additional member benefit.