Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

INTERVIEW

Women in Communications Engineering (WICE): Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Interview with Baek-Young Choi, Chair of the WICE Standing Committee

By Baek-Young Choi - Chair of the WICE Standing Committee and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Director Conference Operations

This article continues the series of nine interviews to the Officers of the IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities (MGA) Council, which is published every month on the Global Communications Newsletter.

In this series of articles, I introduce the Vice-President and the six Directors on the MGA Council (namely: Member Services, Industry Outreach, and AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions), as well as the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each interview, one by one they present their sector activities and plans...

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CHAPTER REPORT

Dinner Talk 2021 - 2nd Gap Filling for Thai Physics and Electrical/Communication Engineering

By Keattisak Sripimanwat - Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Thailand Chapter

In 2017, IEEE ComSoc Thailand launched the first dinner talk tracking back on a hundred years of Thai physics history and its brother, electrical engineering. From that successful beginning, a consequent event to promote human resource development and the policy & strategy alignment was then organized (online) on November 19, 2021. It was another time to fill local wide gap between physics and electrical engineering society. This event was also a part of 40th anniversary of IEEE Thailand section.

A representative for this second dinner talk from physics community is Assoc.Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, an advisor and former director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT)...

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CHAPTER REPORT

IEEE Atlanta Section ComSoc Chapter is Striving to Add Value to Your Membership Experience

By Tamseel Mahmood Syed - IEEE ComSoc Atlanta Chapter Chair, IEEE Atlanta Section Vice Chair, USA

As the chair for IEEE Atlanta ComSoc chapter, it gives me great joy to write this update on the recent and upcoming activities of our chapter. Since my last update in the GCN article titled “The IEEE ComSoc Atlanta Chapter Offering Virtual Solutions to Help Its Members,” the Atlanta ComSoc chapter has offered numerous virtual events that saw good attendance and revived interest. Some of the events were attended by more than 100 participants. Some events also offered the option to obtain professional development hours (PDH)/Continuing Education (CeU) credits which was popular amongst certain attendees. I encourage all the chapter chairs to consider applying for your future events to be eligible for offering PDH/CeU.

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