PCS Newsletters Archive–Everything Old is New Again!

The header from the first IEEE Group on Engineering Writing and Speech

Bell-bottom jeans, disco music, and a Dodge Dart--if you take a look at consumer culture, you would suspect that we are in the midst of a 70's revival.  In the case of PCS, you need look no further than the PCS Newsletters Archive, now available on the PCS website. These newsletters first began appearing in August 1970 and covered a variety of … [Read more...]

IPCC 2013–Day 2: Get Your Vancouver On!

Saul Carliner, editor of PCS Transactions at the final plenary

Yesterday I posted on the keynote address by Dr. Bernard Amadei, a rousing start to the first day of IPCC 2013.  I am happy to report that the remainder of Day 1 was similarly energizing.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to every session (at times like these, a couple of clones with cameras would be handy), but I was able to get … [Read more...]

IPCC 2013 in Vancouver

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IPCC 2013 kicked off Sunday evening on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia Vancouver.  Registration opened at 3:00 PM, and we had the chance to greet old friends and meet new ones. The conference swings into gear today at 8:00 AM with the keynote address by Dr. Bernard Amadei, professor of civil engineering at the … [Read more...]

It’s Almost Here–IPCC 2013 in Vancouver

Beautiful scenery and memorable speakers--who could ask for more?

One week from today, we will kick off IPCC 2013 on the campus of the University of British Columbia Vancouver!  With a beautiful setting, a fantastic program of presenters, and an all star lineup of keynoters, IPCC 2013 promises to inform and delight. We look forward to seeing you and/or meeting you in Vancouver. Check out the conference website … [Read more...]

Greetings from TAB in San Diego!

San Diego Skyline

Three times a year, the presidents of technical societies in IEEE meet to conduct the business of the Technical Activities Board.  The business ranges from getting updates on IEEE initiatives such as Smart Grid and IEEE in Africa to reviewing the financial state of the organization as a whole.  The meeting is also an important opportunity to … [Read more...]

IEEE Meeting Series–Leadership Orientation

These are standard dress here in Austin.

I'm in Austin, Texas this week for the IEEE meeting.  This meeting brings together all areas within IEEE, and it is one of our 3 meetings per year to conduct the business of our society. I attended the Leadership Orientation for New Society Presidents in November 2011, just before I assumed the role as PCS President.  This year I'm back to … [Read more...]