Educational Activities Contest: Acceleration Program Call for Participants

The IEEE Region 8 Education Activities Sub-committee is calling all IEEE members in Region 8 to participate and submit their ideas in this year’s Acceleration Program contest.

 

The contest calls for individuals and teams to submit proposals for the following:

– An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;

– An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;

 

The contest aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity to IEEE Region 8 members to initiate programs in Educational Activities;
  • Showcase the innovation and drive of IEEE Region 8 members to an international audience;
  • Find creative programs which provide value to IEEE membership and the general public.

 

IEEE Academic, IEEE Xtreme and IEEE Day were all initiated by Region 8 members;

 

The program or project ideas shall be new and not from the existing pool of IEEE Educational Programs.

Individuals and teams can submit up to 02 entries separately.

Participants should consider sustainability and scalability of the proposed program.

The deadline for the idea submission is 10 November, 2018 and the results will be announced by 25 November, 2018.

 

Prize:

The winning entries will receive the following prizes to be used as seed funding for piloting the program:

 

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
    • Runner-up – USD 200

 

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
    • Runner-up – USD 200

 

Rules:

  • Participation can be from an individual or a team (up to 04 members);
  • Teams that where winners or runner up in previous Acceleration Contests and haven’t delivered the reports requested are not qualified to apply;
  • Individuals or teams can submit up to 02 proposals;
  • At least one IEEE member needs to be part of the team. If the entry is submitted by an individual then the individual should be an IEEE member;
  • The competition is open to all member grades;
  • The proposal shall contain the following information:
    • Summary of the idea (maximum 250 words)
    • Introduction
    • Description of the idea
    • Is the program scalable and sustainable? How?
    • How does the idea align with MGA goals    (https://mga.ieee.org/board-committees ) – The idea doesn’t have to align with all goals.
    • What are the educational outcomes of the program;
    • What skills will the program develop in the participants;
    • Additional information (optional)

 

Judging:

Idea proposals will be judged in the following areas:

  • Innovation of the idea;
  • The educational outcomes of the idea;
  • Scalability of the idea;
  • Sustainability of the idea;
  • Humanitarian aspects of the idea;
  • The number of the MGA goals the idea is aligned with;

 

Submissions:

The submission shall

  • be a maximum of 04 pages;
  • be in times new roman font and 11 font size;
  • be submitted in pdf format;
  • include the full name of all team members and the Section name;
  • If the application is submitted by a Student Branch then the Name and Location of the Student Branch must be included;
  • be endorsed by the Section Chair or the Section Educational Activities Chair;

 

All submissions shall be submitted to easc@ieeer8.org by 10 November, 2018.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Dragoumanos Stamatis

 

Chiar, IEEE Pre-University Works Committee

 


IEEE TISP Week 2018 – Call for Participation

My name is Stamatis Dragoumanos and I lead the Pre-University Activities for IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as part of the Region Education Activities Committee.

After the successful TISP Week the last two years, where more than 1250 teachers were trained in 16 IEEE Sections around IEEE Region 8, we are continuing the trend and organizing TISP Week 2018 this year.
It is a great pleasure for us to announce that this year, Region 8 and Region 10 join forces in order to organize a huge educational event spreading across the entire 4 continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) is a professional development workshop for school teachers to help them bring exciting hands-on activities to their classroom. More information about the program can be found here: https://www.ieee.org/education/preuniversity/index.html#teacher-in-service-program-(tisp)

The TISP week is a program to conduct teacher training workshops in multiple Sections in the Region 8 and Region 10 within a span of one or two weeks in October 2018.

This will showcase the incredible work being done by our education activities volunteers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, train teachers to deliver Inquiry Based Science Education sessions and will also help train more volunteers in the local sections. This event will also help our local volunteers deliver a public service through training teachers.

We plan to conduct workshops in as many sections as possible and would like to invite your Section to organize a TISP workshop for school teachers during this TISP week.

The following rules will apply for organizing a workshop as part of the TISP week:

1. A minimum of 30 school teachers will be trained.
2. The event will last a minimum of one or a maximum of two days long.
3. The event dates will fall within the TISP week dates.
4. As our funds are limited, we would like to request the local Section to fund the organization of the event. IEEE TISP Week 2018 can only fund the lesson plan materials* for the workshop and would be grateful if the Section can fund the rest of the local costs of venue, etc. The funding amount is up to USD 250 per workshop and it will be reimbursed after submitting the reimbursement form.
5. A member of the local organizing committee will participate in monthly TISP week organizing committee online calls.

We will help your local organizing committee plan an effective agenda for the workshop.

There are lots of information and TISP resources in our website, http://tisp.ieeer8.org which I encourage you to visit.

Please let us know if you would like to participate in this incredible event and organize a TISP workshop. To do so please fill the form provided by 10 September, 2018 and send it by email to easc@ieeer8.org.
We will also need a letter or email by your Section’s Chair that the Section agrees to cover any workshop expenses, except the lesson plan materials*.

For further details and questions don’t hesitate to email us at easc@ieeer8.org.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,


Stamatis Dragoumanos
Chair, IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee

*Lesson plan materials are the materials described in the lesson plan’s pdf you will implement in the workshop plus the printouts of the pdf, student worksheet and educator feedback forms. Any other expense (e.g traveling, posters, promotional materials, coffee break, lunches, gifts etc) is not covered.


The new initiative IEEE Region 8 Today calls for contributors

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

It has been noticed that great work that is being done around IEEE Region 8 in all Sections, Societies and Affinity Groups, stays mostly local since there is a lack of sharing this information around the IEEE Region 8 Members. At the same time very interesting news Regarding IEEE, Global technological breakthroughs and initiatives are not shared widely to our members. Aiming in decreasing this, a new initiative called “IEEE Region 8 Today” has been created.  It is a portal focused on IEEE Region 8 achievements, science and innovation, coming directly by IEEE Region 8 members.

This is a Call for Contributors, for the IEEE Region 8 Today  initiative which aims to be the voice of the IEEE R8 members.

A Contributor has the following very important role:

  • He or she is the one that creates the new content for the News Portal.
  • He or she is the contact person for all local members with the News Portal.
  • He or she is the one that collects the local news, translates them (if needed), and commits them to the platform.

The following skills are required and will be taken into account for the application evaluation:

  • Excellent use of English
  • Advanced writing skills (we need samples of your work and past experience)

The following skills are desired and will be taken into account for application evaluation:

  • Experience in wordpress article authoring
  • Support by local Section (Recommendation letter)
  • Enhanced communication skills

If you are interested in making your Section and Local Activities further known, then, you can apply to become an IEEE Region 8 Today Contributor, and have a chance to be the voice of your Section!

We need:

  • A brief CV
  • A letter describing why we should pick you as a contributor
  • Samples of your published  articles
  • Recommendation letters

The above data will only be used for application evaluation and will not be shared.

Please send us your application by email at region8today@gmail.com

 

 

 


Changes for MGA Technically Co-Sponsored Conferences (TCS)

In 2015, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a motion to recover some of the costs incurred in supporting technically co-sponsored conferences (TCS) and publication of their papers in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

In January 2016, recovery of these costs began for all Society/Technical Council technically co-sponsored conferences. The IEEE Meetings, Conferences and Events (MCE) team developed and deployed procedures to collect these expenses during the conference application process.

Until recently, IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) had been absorbing the TCS expenses for its geographic units. The MGA Board has now approved a final policy for handling fees for all MGA Geographic Unit technically co-sponsored conferences.

For all conference applications received 1 January 2018 or later, in which an MGA Geographic Unit is a technical co-sponsor and there is no IEEE financial sponsorship, the MGA TCS Fee policy shall apply.

  • This fee will be $1000 per TCS conference, and $15 per paper sent to IEEE Xplore
  • If multiple IEEE Organizational Units (OUs) technically co-sponsor the same conference, the fee will be divided equally between all IEEE sponsors (i.e.: Society, Council, MGA Geographic Units)
  • MGA Geographic Units will have the option to bill the TCS fees directly to the Conference
  • An exception to this general policy – MGA will continue to pay these fees if the external (non-IEEE) financial sponsor has a National Society Agreement with IEEE or has a Sister Society Agreement with one or more of the IEEE Societies
  • Starting 1 March 2018, IEEE MCE will retroactively deploy processes to collect the TCS fees for any conference application with technical co-sponsorship by an MGA Geographic Unit received on or after 1 January 2018

Understanding MGA Technical Co-Sponsorship (TCS) Costs presentation slides [PDF]


New GDPR Regulation: Impacts for IEEE Conferences

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), originating in the European Union, is expected to have far-reaching implications on how organizations, like IEEE, conduct business worldwide, including conferences.

This regulation places new obligations on organizations that market, track, or handle personal data. This legislation goes into effect on 25 May 2018.

IEEE is reviewing policies and business processes that involve personal data and continues to take steps towards compliance.

IEEE aims to ensure that we are able to communicate with our conference related audiences in our volunteer activities in a compliant and efficient manner. One of the key items for compliance is ensuring your current IEEE data is compliant with the GDPR.

Personal data collected without consent of an individual may not be compliant. This means that use of existing lists may no longer be allowed. (Attendee lists, Excel spreadsheets, Listserv, etc.)

IEEE will be providing solutions over the next several weeks and months. In addition, training will be available shortly.

More information is available here: http://sites.ieee.org/gdpr/

 


Electronic Membership Options Offer Reduced Dues

Depending on the country in which you live, you may be eligible to select an electronic membership option which significantly lowers the cost of IEEE membership dues. Electronic membership means that you will not receive a paper membership card, or paper copies of publications. You will have access to a PDF file in your IEEE Account that contains your membership card and membership materials. All publications will be delivered to you electronically, and can be accessed with your IEEE Account through IEEE Xplore.

All IEEE membership benefits otherwise remain the same. Your years of service, member grade, and grade elevation eligibility are not affected. Electronic membership offers you reduced membership dues depending on the country in which you live. There are 150 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia that qualify. In most of these countries, electronic membership costs US$81-US$90. In 31 countries with extremely low incomes, IEEE membership dues are US$27. Professional members residing in eligible countries will see the electronic membership option automatically when they join or renew their IEEE membership.

See if you qualify for electronic membership.


About R8

Welcome to Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society, and comprises more than 360,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 150 countries.
Founded in 1884, the IEEE is a non-profit organisation, and through its members is a catalyst for technological innovation. We are a leading authority in a broad range of areas such as computer engineering, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, naming only a few.
We publish 30 percent of the world’s literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, and hold more than 300 major conferences and 6,000 local meetings annually. Recognized as essential guides for every industry, more than 800 active IEEE standards are in use today with 700 currently in development.
Please use the links at the left to navigate this website, and find out more about the Region and its activities.

Region 8 covers covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, as shown in the map below.

Region 8 Vision

Region 8 is an effectively organized, dynamic and influential entity, recognized as a leading and esteemed part of a truly transnational IEEE, with IEEE benefits equally available to all members

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