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Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2012

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  • Front Cover

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  • Wanted...Associate Editors to Join the IEEE Potentials Editorial Board

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Editorial

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  • The Way Ahead

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  • IEEE Student Branch Profile: An Invitation for Collaboration

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  • Should Engineering Education be More Practical, More Theoretical, or Remain As it Currently Stands? [The Way I See It]

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  • Common Mistakes Made by Students

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    We all make mistakes. It goes with the human condition. Someone has said, “He who never made a mistake never made anything.” However, it is wise and better to learn from other people's mistakes and avoid them. In this article, we share seven common mistakes engineering students make and how to avoid them. We are talking about specific mistakes that create problems for students and prevent them from achieving the best possible results. View full abstract»

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  • Education Challenge: ESL and Cultural Differences

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  • Being a Teaching Assistant Can Play an Important Role in Your Future Career

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  • Are There Experts in Engineering Ethics?

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  • IEEE-HKN: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

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  • Science and Engineering Education in Africa??Prospects of Remote Laboratories

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    Science and engineering education play a vital role in the development of every nation. The science and engineering capacity of a country determines its level of innovation and competitiveness. Its study broadens the mind and exposes one to the richness and excitement of the natural world. The technical nature of engineering and science education makes it unique in content and approach, thereby requiring special attention and care. The difference between developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries rests on the ability of the developed countries to use engineering and science to convert scientific ideas into technology locally, while the developing and under developing countries have yet to effectively do same. However, the same cannot be said for African countries. Some economists have expressed the view that the continent's underdevelopment can be partly attributed to this widening gap. The development of science and engineering education in Africa has seen little growth over the years. View full abstract»

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  • Connecting the Dots... In Pursuit of an Education

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  • Mobile Application Development Experiences on Apple??s iOS and Android OS

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    Mobile application deployment and use has exploded since Apple's deployment of the iPhone and the release of Google's Android operating system. The development of these applications is much easier than earlier mobile application development platforms but still carries some of the same complexities and issues. This article details recent experiences in developing an official IEEE mobile application on both Apple's iOS as well as the Android operating system. Some history of mobile application development is included. The mobile application developed starts with leveraging IEEE.tv content, but the vision is to expand the application to a more engaging application that IEEE members will enjoy and use. View full abstract»

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  • Using JPCAP to Prevent Man-in-the-Middle Attacks in a Local Area Network Environment

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    Internal attacks are as dangerous and malicious as external attacks. A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is a serious problem. The attacker can hijack the connection between two communicating parties and capture the packets between them. He or she can modify, add, or prevent the data from reaching the victim. Address resolution protocol (ARP) poisoning can easily exploit the vulnerability present in ARP. Through this, an attacker can easily perform further attacks such as sniffing, denial of service, and MITM among others. The methodology to prevent MITM attacks conducted by ARP spoofing is to first assign unique IP addresses to every node on the local area network (LAN) based upon their MAC address. The algorithm by which IP addresses are assigned is DepMAC-IP proposed in 2010. For example, when working in the Windows OS environment, the existing ARP cannot be changed. The JPCAP (a Java library for capturing and sending network packets) must be used to capture ARP replies. JPCAP is open source and is licensed under GNU LGPL. It can capture Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6, ARP/RARP, TCP, UDP, and ICMPv4 packets. View full abstract»

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  • Powering Digitals Circuits with Millivolt-Level Alternating Current Sources

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    This article discusses the implementation of an ac-dc converter circuit that achieves the desired feat by employing a voltage clamping technique to generate dc power from an ac source, rather than using standard rectification techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Like Us On Facebook

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  • Gamesman Solutions

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  • Ruzyllo on the Globalization of the Semiconductor Educational Experience

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  • Make Your Mark

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  • You Too Could Become a President! [My First Job]

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  • 2012 Student Activities Committee E-mail Addresses

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  • IEEE Media Advertising Sales Offices

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
david.tian@ieee.org