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9 Improving the Public's
Awareness of Engineering
by Leah H. Jamieson
A key goal this year is to foster programs and activities that promote
greater visibility for members, the profession, and the IEEE among
employers, government decision-makers, educators, and parents.
10 Copy-and-Paste Papers
Put Profs on the Offensive
by anna bogdanowicz
The Internet may have created a copy-and-paste world for student
plagiarizers, but the reasons more and more of them are lifting
material are complicated, as a number of engineering professors
11 The Plagiarism Problem:
Now You Can Help
by anna bogdanowicz
4 Board Names Three
For 2008 President-Elect
Voters Choose Lewis Terman
As 2007 President-Elect
Thomas Kailath Awarded
IEEE Medal of Honor
Three Share Education Prize
5 MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS
12 BEST PRACTICES
13 MEMBER PROFILE
14 Women in Engineering
15 DEADLINES & REMINDERS
16 SOCIETY SPOTLIGHT
1 Standards For
by Ivan berger
Four new IEEE standards are paving the way for cars
to chat with each other and with roadside systems
about traffic, accidents, and road conditions.
1 Getting Automation
by Trudy E. Bell
Automation is about more than just robots building
cars in a factory. It's a science that deserves greater
credibility, according to an IEEE journal that's out
to get automation the respect it deserves.
7 How Today's
by Kathy Kowalenko
18 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
If you communicate mostly through e-mail, spend
half your day in meetings, and search the Internet
for the latest research, don't worry-that's perfectly
normal, according to an IEEE study.
19 MEMBER RECOGNITION
19 IN MEMORIAM
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Plagiarism is on the rise at the IEEE as well, but the institute is
not sitting idly by and watching the problem grow. It has
implemented penalties and developed new online tools that
explain its new procedures.
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feature Members of the IEEE Pune Subsection in India take
Election A new way to get to know the candidates
on the task of improving the country's environment through an
for 2007 President-Elect.
News The IEEE Foundation launches a program
news Find out who are the five new members of the IEEE
to promote technical literacy.
Board of Directors.
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