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IEEE Potentials

Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2009

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  • IEEE Potentials - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • 2009 First Annual RICC

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEe Xtreme Programming Competition 3.0

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 4
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  • The way ahead

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 4
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  • 2008 IEEE Student Enterprise Award recipients

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 5
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  • First born [IEEE Student Branch profile]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 7
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    Anyone who has ventured to an online message board or discussion forum has become well acquainted with the "first-post roach"--that post that simply declares, "First!" with little or no value added to the topic. In many instances, arriving first is nearly synonymous with being annoying. Fortunately, there are still trailblazers whose honest efforts have paved the way for future generations. View full abstract»

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  • Work in progress: Master's degree ahead [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):8 - 11
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    Inspiration, dedication, patience, and an uncanny ability to prioritize are often the hallmarks of graduate students. Working toward one's graduate degree can be a harrowing experience under the best of circumstances, but many engineers are doing so even while working full time in their fields of interest. That real-world experience in industry often supports the practical knowledge taught in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Developing your electrical engineering degree thesis [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):12 - 16
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    This article has presented information on how to successfully develop DTs (degree thesis) in EE (electrical engineering) studies, both from the student's and the supervisor's side. The main steps to correctly complete a DT are described, covering finding a place and a supervisor, to completing and presenting the final DT. View full abstract»

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  • A voluntary decision [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 18
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    Volunteering can be beneficial to both the recipient and the volunteer. Given that I also have to make a living, I only have so much time to dedicate to volunteer activities, making prioritization necessary. While my particular motivations may not apply to you, volunteers should consciously consider for what they are volunteering and use some method to manage their set of volunteer opportunities. View full abstract»

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  • Phooey! [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):19 - 20
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    The author explained his expression like "phooey" is actually the acronym of FOI which stand for focus, ownership and initiative. Over the years, I have found these three words-focus, ownership, initiative-have provided a focus for my work efforts. As an instructor and teacher, I found that focus on presentations and student achievement contributed to success for those being trained. Ownership was... View full abstract»

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  • Manuscript revisions, the Web 2.0 way [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):21 - 24
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    In a research environment that is increasingly becoming team based and geographically dispersed, embracing Web 2.0 technologies, specifically online forums, simplifies manuscript revisions using online collaboration. The inherent structure of forums forces organization, capitalizes on hypertext linking to relevant content within the forum and to other online sources, has a WYSIWYG content editor, ... View full abstract»

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  • Accreditation: quality assurance for education [Personal and Professional Growth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Program accreditation is a quality assurance mechanism that serves a wide range of constituencies. Its overall purpose, however, is to serve the profession and society. By establishing standards for the educational system, it helps to assure that graduates of that system will have the knowledge required to successfully practice the profession and to be of service to society. Engineering and its re... View full abstract»

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  • Academia and ordinance [My First Job]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 29
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    George W. Zobrist, an associate editor with IEEE Potentials, looks back at his 50-year career. View full abstract»

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  • Tactile guidance in multimodal computer navigated surgery

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Computer-aided surgery (CAS) is currently a well-accepted means of supporting the surgeon. Primarily, the development of imaging technologies like ' computer tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is responsible for the entrance of CAS in clinical practice. The design of novel pose measurement systems has abetted this entrance, and the imaging technologies offer many advantages such a... View full abstract»

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  • An electron's spin--Part II

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 39
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    In Part I of this article, we introduced the notion of encoding binary bit information in the spin polarization of a single electron confined in a quantum dot and placed in a magnetic field. The spin polarization becomes bistable in a magnetic field and the spin can point either parallel to the field or antiparallel to it. These two polarizations encode the classical binary bits 0 and 1. We showed... View full abstract»

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  • Clean burn: hydrogen engine emission management

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 41
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    A hydrogen engine is a viable alternative solution for the hydrogen economy. This article discusses the relationship between NOx emissions and engine power density. To solve the tradeoff problem, we propose that it may be more effective to remove NOx in an after treatment system instead of preventing its generation by the engine. While the approach proposed here is challenging, it is a promising s... View full abstract»

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  • They've got a golden ticket

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 44
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    Despite such sage advice from Willy Wonka's creepily benevolent workforce, a group of master's degree student engineers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom is pressing on with a chocolate additive layer manufacturing (ALM) system to be used to create customized three-dimensional (3-D) structures and complex geometry out of chocolate. Dubbed ChocALM, the objective of the project is to... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 45
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  • IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics - Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 46
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  • 2009 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 47
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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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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Sachin Seth
Texas Instruments
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