IEEE Annual Election


The opportunity to vote in the IEEE Annual Election is a privilege of membership. This year, for the first time, the privilege is extended to graduate student members. All ballots must be received by the election vendor by Wednesday, 1 November 2006 at 12 noon, Central Time USA (18:00 Greenwich Mean Time) in order to be counted.

IEEE Annual Election Web Media

A video session with the two President-Elect candidates answering questions asked by members and a video of the annual President-Elect candidates' debate, hosted by the IEEE Philadelphia Section are available. View videos.
Listed below are the positions and candidates that will appear on the 2006 IEEE Annual Election ballot.

Position Candidate
IEEE President-Elect, 2007
  • Lewis Terman (Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)
  • John Vig (Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors)
Division I Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007
Division III Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007
  • Roberto Saracco (Nominated by Division III)
  • Curtis A. Siller, Jr. (Nominated by Division III)
  • William H. Tranter (Nominated by Division III)
Division V Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007
  • Deborah M. Cooper (Nominated by Division V)
  • Stephen L. Diamond (Nominated by Division V)
Division VII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007
  • James M. Howard (Nominated by Division VII)
  • H. Peter Lips (Nominated by Division VII)
  • John D. McDonald (Nominated by Division VII)
Division IX Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007
Region 2 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007-2008
Region 4 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007-2008
Region 6 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007-2008
Region 10 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2007-2008
  • Y.W. Liu (Nominated by Region 10)
  • R. Muralidharan (Nominated by Region 10)
  • Yong Jin Park (Nominated by Region 10)
Standards Association Board of Governors Member-at-Large, 2007-2008
Standards Association Board of Governors Member-at-Large, 2007-2008
  • Dennis B. Brophy (Nominated by Standards Association)
  • Paul Nikolich (Nominated by Standards Association)
Technical Activities Vice President-Elect, 2007
IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2007
IEEE-USA Member-at-Large, 2007-2008


Senior Membership

Elevate your membership!

Requirements for elevation to IEEE Senior Member

IEEE Bylaw I-105.3 sets forth the criteria for elevation to Senior Member Grade, as follows:

"… a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator
in IEEE-designated fields. The candidate shall have been in professional practice for at
least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least
five of those years."

There is no cost to convert to a Senior Member. "Senior" refers to professional experience, not age, and you do not need to be a "senior citizen" to be a Senior Member.

For full information visit the IEEE Senior Member Web pages



Deadline: November 15, 2006


IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award:

Nomination Deadline - 31 January

The IEEE Graduate Teaching Award is a Technical Field Award established by the Board of Directors in 1990 and renamed in honor of Leon K. Kirchmayer in 2002. Dr. Kirchmayer was well known and revered throughout the world for his commitment to students and education.

This award honors teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines, 'for inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest.'


IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award:

Nomination Deadline – 31 January

The IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award is a Technical Field Award of the Institute established by the Board of Directors in 1990 to honor teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines, 'for inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of the IEEE.'

IEEE Fellow Nominating Process Revisions - with Application Engineer / Practitioner category added

The purpose of this article is to remind all IEEE members of the changes in the IEEE Fellow nomination process that have taken place over the past several years, mainly in the effort to generate more Fellow nominations from industry

Changes were initiated in 2003 - to the Fellow process – and to the appropriate IEEE By-Laws - to assure equal opportunity for election to IEEE Fellow grade of members with careers involving the application of technology. The changes actually took effect for the Fellow class of 2005.

The IEEE Bylaws were amended to clarify the eligibility of Application engineers and Practitioners, and to establish the realization of the significant value to society standard for evaluating nominations. Fellow candidates are now classified as – Application Engineer / Practitioner, Research Engineer / Scientist, Technical Leader, or Educator.

Another important step in modernizing the Fellow nomination process is that the nomination forms and instructions are available on the IEEE Web site – and that the nomination forms can now be submitted electronically. See the IEEE Web site at (www.ieee.org/fellow).

Although electronic submittal of Fellow nominations is highly recommended, and is the preferred method of submittal, the forms and instructions are also available in hard copy (via E mail to “fellow@ieee.org”). Nomination forms are able to be submitted in either “hard copy”, or electronically via the WEB. The Class of 2007 Fellow nomination cycle ends March 1st, 2007.

All questions on the Fellow nomination process - or general Fellow questions should be referred to the IEEE Fellow staff – E mail – “fellows@ieee.org”.

IEEE Fellow grade membership is bestowed by the Board of Directors on IEEE Senior Members with an extraordinary record of accomplishment in any IEEE field of interest. The accomplishments honored shall have contributed significantly to the advancement of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society.

The INSTITUTE online

The most current version of The Institute can always be found at http://www.ieee.org/theinstitute

Here's your report on news around the IEEE, from the editors of The Institute.


No Pilots, No Problem: Students Build Autonomous Aircraft

Many people may remember the scene at the beginning of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. A small, flying droid hovers in the air and tracks Han Solo across an arctic wilderness. Then it attacks.

October 2006

IEEE.tv: New Broadcaster Hits Town

After more than 100 years of publishing magazines, the IEEE might think broadcasting is outside its scope. Studios, lights, cameras, microphones—the complexity of it all seemed too daunting to consider seriously. But IEEE felt it had a role to play and released its Internet broadcasting network in August.

October 2006 - History

VHS Named History Milestone

Although one would be hard pressed now to find new movies released in the VHS format, it stood as the video recording standard for almost three decades

IEEE-USA Today's Engineer

Here's your monthly report from IEEE-USA on building careers and shaping public policy, from the editors of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer. The current version of Today's Engineer Online can always be found at: http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/3998/123649


  1. TE Online: EWeek 2007 Sets Sights on “Tweens” to Discover Engineering
  2. Free IEEE-USA e-Book for Membership Renewal
  3. New IEEE-USA e-Book on Strategic Thinking for Non-Strategists in High-Tech Companies
  4. TE Online: Update on Comprehensive Healthcare Plan
  5. Seeking Engineering Faculty Member to Mentor Summer 2007 Public Policy Interns
  6. Georgetown Study Reveals Flaws in Immigration Bill
  7. New Edition of the IEEE Financial Advantage Program’s “FYI” Newsletter Available
  8. Seeking Nominations: 2007 EWeek “New Faces of Engineering”
  9. NCEES Online Poll: Calling All Licensed Members -- Especially Computer Engineers
  10. IEEE-USA Unveils New Capabilities Brochure
  11. Lemelson-MIT Awards Revises Age Criterion for Candidates, Extends Deadline
  12. Learning and Physical Challenges Education Program at SC06

Math... What Good Is It?

by Donald Christiansen

This seems to be the question that many elementary school kids are asking. A teaching system that cannot answer them is often blamed for losing future engineers and scientists who, at this youthful stage, may be mathematically adept but uninterested in pursuing math studies because they cannot imagine any useful way to apply what they might learn…. read more


An Engineer's Guide to Résumé Writing

By Elizabeth Lions
A Google search for "résumé writing" will return thousands of links to articles on how to construct a résumé, each promising a fulfilling and rewarding new job. In fact, the Web holds so many articles about résumé writing it’s hard not to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume. The purpose of this article is to help a technical person construct a résumé with a marketing slant… read more