Questions for the IEEE President-Elect Candidates

Let us know what IEEE issues are important to you

20 January 2012

There’s still plenty of time until you have to vote, with ballots going out to all members in August, but now’s the time to let us know what questions you’d like me to ask the candidates for The Institute’s election coverage. As your member publication, The Institute’s goal is to make sure you’re informed about the candidates for IEEE president-elect so that you can better decide whom to vote for.

In February I’ll be traveling to the IEEE Meeting Series in Phoenix to interview the two IEEE Board of Directors-nominated candidates for 2013 IEEE president-elect: Jose R. “Roberto” Boisson de Marca and Tariq S. Durrani. There is also a potential candidate petitioning to join the race, so if he gathers enough valid signatures by the deadline of 8 June, I’ll be interviewing him later on.

We’ll be posting excerpts from these interviews in our June print issue. In addition, the full interviews will be available as podcasts in July, along with transcripts. We’re also exploring other opportunities for new coverage.

Remember, the person chosen president-elect can influence a lot of great changes. Still wondering why voting matters? Check out the September 2009 article on the topic.

Now it’s your time to voice your opinion. What issues do you want me to ask about in my interviews? Want to know what the candidates’ top priorities are? Curious whether they have plans for any new member benefits? Leave your suggestions for questions below.


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