Articles for February 2016

Four Conferences Cover Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

3 February 2016
Upcoming events address disaster planning, telemedicine, and sustainable development

Life Fellow Receives Highest Service Award for Bringing Diversity to IEEE

5 February 2016
Fumio Harashima helped boost membership in the Asia Pacific region

Disney Accused of Conspiring to Replace Florida Employees With Non-U.S. Workers

2 February 2016
Two former tech staff members file lawsuits claiming the entertainment company abused the H-1B visa program

International Space Station Helps With Global Problems

8 February 2016
Its technologies have led to faster disaster responses, safer water, and less expensive ultrasound gear

The Benefits of Combining Applied and Basic Research

4 February 2016
This book excerpt provides perspective on how to think innovatively and discover new ideas

U.S. Government Moves to Close the Gender Wage Gap

11 February 2016
Requiring companies to reveal salaries by sex is one step in the right direction

IEEE’s Technical Communities Growing Rapidly

15 February 2016
Internet of Things, smart-grid, and cloud-computing groups have the most members

Build Mobile Apps that Matter

16 February 2016
The IEEE madC competition challenges members to use their engineering skills to improve lives

Ask The Experts: Green Information and Communication Technology

17 February 2016
Submit your questions on how to make devices more eco-friendly

The Engineers Who Uncovered Wrongdoing in Flint, Mich., and at Volkswagen

23 February 2016
Research teams at Virginia Tech and West Virginia were first to expose lead-tainted water and emissions manipulation

In Memoriam: February 2016

25 February 2016
IEEE mourns the loss of the following members


IEEE Partners With Red Cross to Help During Natural Disasters

9 February 2016
The MOVE Community Outreach project is customizing a vehicle to provide Internet access and portable phone chargers

Book Review: ‘Lights Out’

10 February 2016
Journalist Ted Koppel investigates how easy it is for hackers to break into utility companies

Does Social Media Hinder or Enhance Learning?

24 February 2016
Opinions are divided among educators

Four IEEE SIGHT Groups Help Rural and Underserved Communities

26 February 2016
Volunteers organize technology workshops and help install energy-efficient technologies

Can Software Determine If Someone Is Racist or Violent?

2 February 2016
A new employee background-check program scans social media for red flags

IEEE Standards Projects in the Works for E-health

4 February 2016
They address security of biometric data, hearing assessments using smartphones, and 3-D printing of medical products

Recipients of the 2016 Medals and Awards

18 February 2016
Seventy-one people and one organization received IEEE’s highest honors

IEEE IoT Initiative Lets Startups Showcase Their Products

19 February 2016
Events bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry reps

Four Emerging IoT Products Cited at IEEE CES Competition

19 February 2016
Projects that track good habits, combine displays, manage water use, and package algorithms come out on top

How Marie Curie Helped Save a Million Soldiers During World War I

1 February 2016
The radiology pioneer developed and operated mobile X-ray units to treat the injured

Ways Technology Can Help Solve Humanitarian Issues

12 February 2016
Internet access and sustainable energy projects are making it easier for people to access resources and services

Achievements: February 2016

22 February 2016
Several IEEE members have been recognized for appointments and awards

Four Ways IEEE Collabratec Can Benefit You

10 February 2016
The online platform provides engineers with tools to innovate