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Race and Age Impact Tech Salaries

In 2018, the salaries offered Asian tech workers in the United States surpassed those offered to their white counterparts for the first time. Meanwhile, salaries offered black tech professionals slipped further behind.

Publish date: 06/27/2019

IP3: An Amazon for Patents

The Industry Patent Purchase Program, as IP3 is officially called, is an online platform that connects patent sellers with large tech companies such as Ford, Google, Philips, Spotify, and Verizon.

Publish date: 06/26/2019

You’ve Heard of Bitcoin, But What Do You Really Know About Blockchain?

To help advance the technology, IEEE launched its Blockchain Initiative last year. Something unique to the initiative are its local groups, which teach developers how the technology could help companies in their region—as the basis of a cryptocurrency, in support of smart contracts, or some other way.

Publish date: 06/26/2019

When Innovation and Ethics Collide

Every day it seems that there are stories in the media saying that tech has gone out of control and is causing harm. Privacy has been lost, the cellphone is dangerously addictive, spam and scams are omnipresent, security is weak, conspiracies and fake news abound, powerful monopolies have evolved, jobs will be lost to AI and robotics, and so forth.

Publish date: 06/25/2019

Rediscovering the Remarkable Engineers Behind Olivetti’s ELEA 9003

The Chinese-Italian engineer Mario Tchou was, by all accounts, brilliant. Born and raised in Italy and educated in the United States, he led the Olivetti company’s ambitious effort to build a completely transistorized mainframe computer in the late 1950s.

Publish date: 06/20/2019

Q&A With Jelena Kovačević, Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

IEEE Fellow Jelena Kovačević, along with the deans from the City College of New York Grove School of Engineering and Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently talked during a panel discussion about how their universities are keeping up with changes in engineering.

Publish date: 06/20/2019

Katherine Johnson, the Hidden Figures Mathematician Who Got Astronaut John Glenn Into Space

IEEE last month recognized Katherine G. Johnson’s work with its President’s Award, “for fundamental computational contributions to the success of American’s first and subsequent manned spaceflights, including Apollo 11.”

Publish date: 06/20/2019

Executives on How to Succeed in Engineering

The aim of this year’s IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) was to increase the number of women in middle- to senior-level positions.

Publish date: 06/14/2019

GE Aviation Electrifies Airplane Engines to Meet Carbon Emission Goals

The aerospace industry is under intense pressure to reduce its impact on the environment. Between 2021 and 2035, the industry will have to offset a total of 2.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, an emissions mitigation approach for the industry.

Publish date: 06/13/2019

The Pioneers Behind MEMS Technology, Bose Speakers, and 4G Networks Honored

The technologies pioneered by several award recipients recognized at this year’s IEEE Honors Ceremony have brought us smaller consumer electronics, more accurate medical devices, and dependable wireless communication systems. They were celebrated on 17 May at the Marriott Marquis Marina hotel in San Diego.

Publish date: 06/13/2019