Senior Members and Fellows Invited to Visit Chapters
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 August, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society has launched a new program intended to connect IEEE Senior Members and Fellows with chapters to facilitate networking, dialogue, and information sharing.
Under the Member Visit Program, traveling Senior Members and Fellows will make technical presentations at Professional and Student chapter meetings in the areas they are visiting. Senior Members and Fellows are being targeted in recognition of their technical accomplishments.
“The Computer Society membership includes leaders in the field who are very often good presenters with stories to tell,” said James Ziobro, Vice Chair, Chapter Activities Board. “A presentation by a traveling member to an audience at a remote chapter fulfills the IEEE’s mission of sharing knowledge and facilitating networking. This is also good for the member’s career and helps keep the chapter active.”
The program invites Senior Members and Fellows to deliver presentations at Chapter meetings when traveling to other IEEE regions or countries. Senior Members or Fellows interested in participating can send a copy of their presentation and itinerary details, indicating available dates for an IEEE Computer Society talk, to MVP@computer.org.
One presentation is already planned. Volunteer Nita Patel, who is monitoring the email alias, has already fielded more than two dozen inquiries from interested chapters, Fellows, and Senior Members.
Information will be sent to local chapters and chapter representatives will coordinate directly with Fellows and Senior Members and request an abstract and bio for the talk.
“Our chapters are preparing to accommodate these presentations. They will constantly undergo the processes necessary to efficiently handle MVP presentations. This includes publicizing chapter operations and norms,” said S.V. Sankaran, Vice President, Chapter Activities Board.
About the IEEE Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.