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David Alan Grier: March 2013

Educating Ourselves

One of the first things that a professional society must do is to define its field. The IEEE Computer Society has traditionally done this, as as many societies, by defining the educational requirements for computing professionals. It started this work in the 1970s and it used this effort to distinguish a computing professional from an electrical engineer. This kind of work remains an important part of the society and its Educational Activities Board.