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IEEE Potentials

Issue 3 • Date May-June 2009

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  • IEEE Potentials - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Editorial

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  • The way ahead

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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  • Kiwi Juiced [IEEE Student Branch Profile]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 5
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    The paper discussed about the activities organized by the IEEE Student Branch of University of Auckland. As its leadership has spurred a student membership growth of 40% over the last two years. Current figures cite 220 active members who are offered the opportunity to participate in approximately ten student events every year. Although the branch's executive committee meets at least twice a semes... View full abstract»

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  • 125 years of IEEE history

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 9
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    In 2009, IEEE is marking its 125th anniversary with a wide range of activities celebrating a century and a quarter of engineering the future. While it is fitting to see this occasion as an opportunity to look forward, it also is an occasion for IEEE to focus at least a little attention on how, from its modest beginnings in the United States, it grew to become the largest professional technical soc... View full abstract»

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  • Social networking profiles: Are you showing your best side? [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 13
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    With respect to Helen of Troy, the current lot of social networking Web sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, and Friendster, has become the face that launched a thousand ships. Whether you are an androgynous fan clamoring to "Leave Britney alone," an "Obama Girl," or intoning the impending wrath of the "Chocolate Rain," these sites have provided instant notoriety and 15 minutes of fame to a variety o... View full abstract»

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  • The art of negotiation [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 16
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    With retailers filing for bankruptcy and companies across the globe laying off thousands of employees, its easy to conclude that we are currently in a buyer's market for talent where employment candidates may have to consider lower salary offers and endure longer job searches before the right offer emerges. Despite the dire outlook, it's important to remain focused on your goals. It's also essenti... View full abstract»

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  • G.P. eh? - grading the attributes that set candidates apart [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 18, 43
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    Once prospects make it past an employer's designated GPA cutoff, what attributes most influence an employer's decision in hiring one candidate over another, particularly when multiple candidates are equally qualified? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Job Outlook 2009 study, a student's major was cited as having the most influence on employers' hiring decision... View full abstract»

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  • Five ways to instantly improve your value proposition [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):19 - 21
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    Five different actions have been described that can be used to improve your value proposition. I have implemented every one of these actions and can definitively say that they have helped position me uniquely within whatever local work environment I found myself. Ultimately, their effectiveness is yours to determine, but if a colleague were to describe someone on their team as being "on top of the... View full abstract»

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  • Protecting ideas---Careers in intellectual property and patents [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Patent law is the body of law governing the protection of rights to an invention made by an inventor and/or patent owner (such as a company or other organization which has obtained rights to a patent). Such an invention stems from an idea and may or may not result in a tangible product. Patent law protects the idea, and the owner of such an idea can prevent others from making, using, and selling a... View full abstract»

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  • Going once, going twice... sold---by the sales engineer [Career Building Blocks]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Sales engineers (SE) are employed by engineering companies to promote and ultimately sell their products and services. An SE should posses technical expertise as well as communicating and negotiating skills. The job could be a first step to sales or marketing management role. View full abstract»

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  • Three minutes to tomorrow [My First Job]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 30
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  • An electron's spin---Part I

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):31 - 35
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    Recent advances in nanotechnology have made it possible to manipulate the quantum mechanical spin of a single electron trapped in a tiny semiconductor nanostructure called a quantum dot. Experimental techniques for orienting and measuring a single electron's spin have also been demonstrated. These advances raise hopes for a brand new digital electronics technology predicated on the use of the spin... View full abstract»

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  • Are wireless sensors feasible for aircraft?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Electrical wiring on board aircraft has raised serious weight and safety concerns in the aerospace industry. Wires are antennas. Wires that carry signals, particularly high speed data, can radiate some of the energy of those signals. This can cause interference to radio-based systems on board the aircraft, or, in the case of military aircraft, create a "signature" that can be detected by enemy rec... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent traffic control system using RFID

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 43
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    An architecture for creating intelligent systems for controlling road traffic is proposed. The system is based on a simple principle of RFID tracking of vehicles, can operate in real-time, improve traffic flow and safety, and fully automated, saving costly constant human involvement. The advantages ITCS can provide were demonstrated in detail which vouches for its effectiveness in traffic manageme... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 48
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  • 2009 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 46
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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 48
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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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