Dear IEEE DEIS Young Professionals (former GOLD members),
The term “GOLD” that stood for “Graduates Of the Last Decade” has been changed to IEEE Young Professionals. The IEEE MGA Board approved new criteria broadening the scope of “ten years from first degree” to “fifteen years from first degree” with an option to participate beyond the fifteen year time span.
The IEEE Young Professionals programme has been established to provide the framework and tools for the sections’ use in retaining recent graduates, and to help students transition to young professionals. IEEE student members are automatically added to the IEEE Young Professionals community as they graduate. So a big welcome to those of you who have recently made the transition to the IEEE Young Professionals community.
A wide variety of benefits and opportunities are available to IEEE Young Professionals, to help you grow professionally, enhance technical knowledge, and become involved in community. For further details check the following link: IEEE Young Professionals
Graduate students remember to apply for the annual DEIS Graduate Student Fellowship, an award of up-to $5000. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: Usually September 30 every year. For updates regarding events and activities of the DEIS community can be found at the society’s website: IEEE DEIS Also, you can follow the IEEE Young Professionals Blog on this site!
This year there is also an essay competition for IEEE Young Professionals and Student members. The winning essay will be published on the DEIS website and in the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine. The essays of the two runners-up will also be published on the DEIS website. The winning candidate and the two runners up will each receive a certificate from DEIS carrying her/his name, affiliation and the title of the essay, and an Amazon voucher. The values of the vouchers will be $150 for the winner, and $100 for each runner-up. More information is published at the Electrical Insulation magazine and here.
Please contact me with suggestions regarding events and activities that you would like to attend at DEIS sponsored conferences.
I am looking forward to meeting you during DEIS sponsored conferences.
Dr Antonios Tzimas
IEEE DEIS Young Professionals Membership chair