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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2013

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  • Front Cover

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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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  • Gamesman Solutions

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  • Apply Now for the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative [Student News]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 6
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  • Which Path Is More Beneficial: Enrolling in Grad School or Entering Industry? [The Way I See It]

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  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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    Getting involved in technical research can help students decide which track they want their career to take. It can also give them the experience and skills needed to pursue their desired careers. Working on research projects not only helps individuals become deeply knowledgeable about a specific problem, but it also helps them gain exposure to new tools and ways of thinking. Students who participate in research also develop their technical skills with respect to using tools, creating experiments, analyzing results, and improving their work. All of these skills make students attractive to prospective graduate schools, research advisers, and employers. View full abstract»

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  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.?

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 13 - 25
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    Actually, the question of which degree to pursue is not as simple as the title of this article implies. The decision as to any degree beyond high school depends on what the individual wants to do and his or her personal interests, as well as the requirements for the starting position in the new career and for future growth opportunities. It should be noted that there are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs available today with a large number not requiring a degree of any kind. In some cases, a high school education may be the only requirement, while in others, some type of specialized training is necessary. In most of the latter cases, the schooling is limited to a one- or two-year program. It should also be noted that the following comments are more applicable to the educational system in the United States and may vary considerably in non-U.S. educational systems. Given that, what then might drive an individual to pursue a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program? View full abstract»

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  • Summer Internships: A Launchpad to Great Careers

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    There is not a more exciting way of passing summers than by investing time in developing oneself professionally while also exploring self-interests and learning a variety of new things. Yes, summer internships can help you in complementing learning, gaining experience, traveling to new places, and meeting like-minded individuals. Internships also look impressive on your resume. But foremost, you need to plan for the type of internship in which you are interested. View full abstract»

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  • My REU Experience

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    Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are research projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. They are typically completed during the summer after a student?s sophomore or junior year. They usually last eight to 12 weeks and fund a small research project at research-oriented universities. REUs are usually targeted toward underrepresented groups and students from smaller, less research-oriented schools. View full abstract»

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  • Making a Difference in Today?s World: The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative

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  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Applying for a Faculty Position

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    One of the most attractive career opportunities for a fresh Ph.D. is to become a faculty member, which affords both the freedom of working on what you love and the security of tenure. It has often been called a ?dream job? since your only boss is you. This article provides some guidance to Ph.D. students and post-docs who are exploring faculty positions at U.S. research universities. View full abstract»

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  • Reviewing Can Be Educational

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  • Perspectives on Engineering Leadership

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    ?The purpose of education is to mold character.? ?Mahatma Gandhi Both education and character are artifacts of the civilization of mankind. Man's continued attempts at self-improvement and actualization materialize through advances in engineering and have contributed to these artifacts. In my view, leadership in engineering is but an extension of these artifacts of civilized behavior-a quality that molds the direction society takes with its increased dependence on the advancement of science and technology. View full abstract»

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  • Opening the Door to Opportunity [My First Job]

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  • Memristor: From Basics to Deployment

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    A memristor is a two-terminal element whose resistance depends on the magnitude, direction, and duration of the applied voltage. A memristor remembers its most recent memristance when voltage was turned off until the next time the voltage is turned on, and it can provide dynamical-negative resistance. These promising characteristics may potentially revolutionize nanoelectronics. It can find applications in analog and digital circuits, which are part of everyday use systems such as sensors and mobile phones. This article discusses different aspects of the memristor including basic characteristics, models, fabrications, and circuit designs to provide a complete picture of this state-of-the art technology. View full abstract»

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  • Break Free from Rigid Assignments?Write for IEEE Potentials

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  • The Influences of T-Joint Core Design on No-Load Losses in Transformers

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    The main objective of this article is to compare the performance of transformers with respect to different core designs based on T-joint configurations of 23o, 45o, 60o, and 90o. The quantitative analysis of localized flux distribution and loss calculation is determined through the significant progress of numerical field calculations using the finite element method. The transformer core has been designed and simulated using QuickField software. From the results, it was found that the best core design is a 60o T-joint configuration in terms of the no-load losses and flux distribution. View full abstract»

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  • 2013 Student Activities Committee E-Mail Addresses

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  • IEEE Media Advertising Sales Offices

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  • Gamesman Problems

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  • Because It's Always Been About the Thumb...

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Aims & Scope

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
david.tian@ieee.org