Dr. Catherine Mohr

Dr. Catherine Mohr: Disruptive Inventor & Surgical Roboticist

Dr. Catherine Mohr did not plan to become an engineer, nor did she anticipate matriculating in medical school. Now an asset to both fields, Mohr, Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, evaluates new technologies … Continue reading Dr. Catherine Mohr: Disruptive Inventor & Surgical Roboticist

Message from the 2014 Technical Activities Vice President

A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (November)

In recent years, Technical Activities has placed special emphasis on nurturing technical communities through the incubation and growth of its Future Directions technology initiatives. The IEEE Big Data Initiative, launched this year, is one of … Continue reading A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (November)

In Technology Contests, Everyone’s a Winner

This year, IEEE Societies and Technical Councils have hosted a large number of contests, featuring a diverse assortment of technological fields, and stretching across many disciplines and demographics. The resumé of newly formed partnerships includes … Continue reading In Technology Contests, Everyone’s a Winner

Wanda Reder: Strengthening the Pipeline Through Collaboration

Wanda Reder, IEEE Division VII Director and member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board, has held many roles within the IEEE, including becoming the first female president of the Society in … Continue reading Wanda Reder: Strengthening the Pipeline Through Collaboration

Computational Thinking: A Necessary Foundation to Coding

In recent years, much attention and interest has been devoted to teaching coding as a basic skill. Organizations such as Codecademy offer interactive online platforms boasting free coding classes in different programming languages such as … Continue reading Computational Thinking: A Necessary Foundation to Coding

Message from the 2014 Technical Activities Vice President

A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (September)

Representatives from IEEE’s societies and councils joined this year’s IEEE Sections Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in an effort to inform IEEE section leaders about Technical Activities’ (TA) exciting on-going activities and opportunities and increase … Continue reading A Message from Dr. Jacek Zurada, 2014 Technical Activities Vice President (September)

Rakesh Kumar: Drawing From the Past to Improve the Future

As new technologies become increasingly omnipotent in our everyday lives, Rakesh Kumar, IEEE Fellow and former President of the IEEE Solid-States Circuits Society says the IEEE must focus on not only people who create new … Continue reading Rakesh Kumar: Drawing From the Past to Improve the Future

Out of this World Work in the Life Sciences

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to conduct biomedical research in microgravity? Every day, teams of engineers, scientists, and medical practitioners are taking on the challenges of working in the unique environments space offers … Continue reading Out of this World Work in the Life Sciences

Exciting Opportunities: Technical Communities Continue to Evolve

As technology continues to advance and evolve at a rapid pace, it can be difficult to keep up with ever-changing emerging subject areas. Despite the challenging and daunting stride at which technology marches forward, it … Continue reading Exciting Opportunities: Technical Communities Continue to Evolve