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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1
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  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 3
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  • The Way Ahead

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 3
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  • Psyche recess [IEEE Student Branch profile]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • Putting the work into career navigation

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 7 - 14
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  • So, you are going to be an engineer!

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 9 - 21
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    The term "engineer" may encompass a variety of studies and career paths for the engineering student. It is somewhat like an onion, it appears simple on the surface, but as you peel back the layers, there are many more layers to explore. There is a growing demand in industry for trained, skilled engineers. No matter what field of engineering, engineering support, or other technical field you may choose, you must be able to communicate your findings, suggestions, or results to others. Those "others" will in many cases be other technical or scientific persons, and such communication may be easy. View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for the professional challenges of our generation

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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    Every generation has its own challenges, and ours will be no exception. Those of us who are better prepared for these challenges will be better placed to surmount them. This article explores four global challenges that the generation of young engineering professionals in the workforce, or will enter the workforce in the first two decades of the 21st century, may face as engineers (and related professionals) during their careers in the next 20-30 years. It also suggests ways in which our generation can prepare for these challenges. View full abstract»

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  • Job search 2.0: Nine lessons in technological etiquette

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 15 - 46
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    If you are a recent grad, you must compete with a glut of talented unemployed folks who've also hit the "recession jackpot." But if your first impulse upon graduating is to run home and e-mail, text, and "friend" every potential employer you can think of, slow down. Technology is a job-hunter's friend-but only if you use it correctly. Break the unspoken rules of job search techno-etiquette and all you'll accomplish is getting your virtual resume dragged into the trash. How you use technology speaks volumes about your skills, style, ability to connect with future employers, and manners. The devices you use, when and how you use them, and the content of your messages-all these send subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, signals to a prospective employer that can improve or derail your chances of getting an interview/ and ultimately landing the job. View full abstract»

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  • Net present value analysis—Comparing engineering projects by financial return

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 17 - 21
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    In order to maintain cash flow companies use financial assessments of various ideas and projects. One of the most widely used techniques for comparing the financial benefits of long term projects is net present value (NPV) analysis. In this paper the author discusses the net present value analysis and expound on the terms "net cash flow" and "present value of money". View full abstract»

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  • Taking advantage of working in sales and marketing

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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    I usually like to plan my future by thinking about my background, focusing on what happened in the past, and adding a bit of risk to my decisions. When I think about my career, I am happy that I left my research and development (R&D) job at a university because it led to a career in sales. View full abstract»

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  • Removing the STEM from the fruit

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 24 - 45
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  • Power dissipation and interconnect noise challenges in nanometer CMOS technologies

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 26 - 31
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    As CMOS technology continues to scale down, leakage currents and interconnection noise will become increasingly large due to the effects of electron tunnelling, short channel effects, coupling capacitance and other factors. Managing these factors by developing better circuits and processes is vital to the continuous success of CMOS technologies in the semiconductor industry. This would require innovative control techniques and architectures in all aspects of CMOS design. Architectural innovation has already lead to renewed industrial interests in asynchronous ICs, which using clockless structure, mitigate the effects of interconnect noise delays and other parasitics in circuits. View full abstract»

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  • A model for transaction management in mobile databases

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 32 - 39
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    The evolution of mobile computing devices and wireless networks has created a new mobile computing environment. Users equipped with a mobile host can access, retrieve, and process information while in mobility. Laptops become more powerful data processing elements. Traditional transaction model has moved forwarding to mobile transaction. This paper proposed the model with the aims at solving the stated issues. A key requirement in such an environment is to support frequent disconnection of mobile database. Transaction management models for databases, in particular the centralized databases, has long been established. Due to the nature of mobile computers, the traditional transaction management models are no longer appropriate. This paper present a model that implements this framework in an asynchronous and synchronous system. View full abstract»

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  • Signals and systems II-Part III: Analytic signals and QAM data transmission

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 40 - 44
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    This six-part series is a mini-course, focused on system concepts, that is aimed at the gap between Signals and Systems and the usual first DSP course. Part II discussed oversampling in D/A conversion and the basics of decimation, complex signals, and Nyquist signaling. This third article in the series is about analytic signals and linear data modulation. Figures are numbered in one sequence across the entire series, and gaps appear in their numbering in some individual articles. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Student Branch profiles

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 44
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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 45
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  • 2010 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 47
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  • IEEE Media Advertising Sales Offices

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 47
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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2010 , 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
David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
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