IEEE Albuquerque Section

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Effects of Corona Virus on our Community

Dear Albuquerque Section Members,

It is clear the COVID-19 situation has affected us all in many ways, from its effect on the economy, on our university campuses and students, and on our lives at work and home. IEEE has already cancelled or postponed countless events, and they are making many of these online or virtual events. The Albuquerque Section held its March meeting via WebEx just last week. This was a first for us, but we made it work.

Despite this turbulence and uncertainty, the IEEE remains committed to being a resource for its student and professional members. Thus, we are soliciting ideas on how best to help the Albuquerque section, and we will be communicating new initiatives in the coming weeks. Our first initiative will be to help connect potential employers in the New Mexico area with qualified electrical and electronic skilled applicants. Currently, this is via a list on Google docs. This is a living document located here, and we invite all those on this communication who are hiring to list your needs here, and we invite all those looking for local employment to keep their eye out for new opportunities.

IEEE is also committed to the greater good; as we all know, IEEE is “…dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” Thus, IEEE is financially supporting projects that have the potential to mitigate the COVID-19 threat. Please visit this link and consider pitching your idea. The current deadline for proposals is May 15.

IEEE offers a number of resources for its members that may be useful for you. In particular, IEEE’s Collabratec is a professional networking platform where members can connect with other members, join communities, and create or join virtual workspaces. Also, if you want to learn more about the benefits that IEEE offers to its members, you can consult the Global Benefits Finder where you can search career phase and country.

Best regards,

Jason Neely

Albuquerque Section Chair

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