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Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Potentials

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Editorial

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  • Leuven no stone unturned

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):5 - 7
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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • Making history: The IEEE History Center

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 10
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    The mission of the IEEE History Committee and the History Center is to promote the preservation of, research into, and dissemination of information about the history of the IEEE, its Mmmbers, their areas of technical interest, and their professions and industries. By doing so, we increase awareness and understanding of the historic role of engineering in the improvement of the quality of life for ... View full abstract»

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  • A mental makeover for the graduate student

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 14
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    If you are a graduate student struggling with feelings of inadequacy, lack of motivation, or just plain stress, please know that you are not alone. You may feel incapable, but you are very capable of these things: You can act confident with your faculty while cultivating real confidence. You can deal with your advisor in a professional manner, asserting yourself while being respectful and open to ... View full abstract»

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  • Scenes from a classroom

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Masters of their domain

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):17 - 18
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    Many undergraduate engineering students choose a natural, seamless progression to a master's degree while others turn from the post-bachelor's collegiate path to enter the workforce, join the military, or raise a family. It can be difficult to transition back into a master's program when the years have passed and personal or professional responsibilities have multiplied. However, as the Chinese sa... View full abstract»

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  • Michelangelo didn't multitask

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • A game plan for grad school success

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):21 - 24
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    A graduate program's (M.S. and Ph.D.) success in any university is measured by the success of their graduate students who are either competing with peers fro other universities or working in the industry. The well-rounded education of a successful graduate school student starts with the proper selection of a faculty advisor. Understanding and selecting the right research of interest are the next c... View full abstract»

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  • Teamwork divides tasks and doubles success

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):25 - 27
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  • Effective implementation of a mapping swarm of robots

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 33
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    There are several driving factors involved in the development of a robotic swarm. On the hardware side, assembly should be adaptable, easily reproduced, and relatively inexpensive. Motors, mounts, wheels, and chassis material must be chosen as well as appropriate sensors. A workable communication protocol must be determined. Software should be concise and common to each robot in the swarm while me... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a color sensing system to aid the color blind

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 39
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    A color sensing device is implemented using two different color sensors, a microcontroller, and a display. Nine different colors of tissue paper were measured with the color sensors. The performance of the sensors was evaluated by converting the red, green, blue (RGB) values they produced back into colors on a computer and then comparing these colors with the colored tissue paper. An inexpensive c... View full abstract»

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  • Rogowski coil current meters

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):40 - 45
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    This study has analyzed the performance of an alternating electric current measuring system using a Rogowski coil as a transducer, applied to magnitudes of milliamps to hundreds of amperes. It has been noticed that for low amplitudes, as well as for low frequencies, noise interferes with precision. For operation levels with a better signal-to-noise rate, the results presented agreements with those... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 47
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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Editor-in-Chief
Sachin Seth
Texas Instruments
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