, PISCATAWAY, N.J.April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association and engineers from across the globe are in a pivotal role to deliver societal solutions – that make a difference; that benefit humanity. They are representative of tomorrow's Solutionist: identifying problems and solving them with technical innovations and solutions that matter.
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To open the dialogue on engineering's role in bringing about innovation for a better tomorrow, IEEE created a new microsite, IEEE Solutionists (http://solutionists.ieee.org) – featuring global thought leader perspectives in engineering and technology. This site hosts a series of articles from IEEE Fellows, including Mr. Norm Augustine, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, and Dr. John Cioffi, where they offer insight on how engineers can drive technical innovation; evolve perceptions of engineers globally; show how education impacts engineering; and why it's important for engineers to follow their dreams to change the world, among other topics.
IEEE Fellows are stressing the urgency to keep competition and innovation vibrant in order to create new solutions that address world-changing challenges in energy, healthcare, sustainability, and security, while producing life-changing opportunities to ensure a better quality of life. Some of the topics highlighted on the IEEE Solutionists site include:
Engineering Innovation: Making Education and Best Talent Top Priorities
Promoting Engineering: Be Passionate and Follow Your Dreams
"Engineers hold a powerful role in delivering societal solutions that can inspire technical and non-technical communities to innovate for a better future," said Dr. Moshe Kam, IEEE president and CEO, and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. "We are driving a cultural change in how the world--and especially our youth--think about engineers, as providers of valuable solutions that impact daily life. These solutions raise the standard of living, preserve finite resources, and protect the environment."
In a compelling video titled, "IEEE Solutionists – Engineers, Exciting a New Generation of What If," IEEE showcases how engineers are crossing engineering disciplines and industries to apply computing, technology, math and science to solve complex world problems. The video encourages viewers to think about how the 1.6 million engineers worldwide are behind some of the greatest innovations and inventions of modern times. This video can be found on the IEEE Solutionists site, or on IEEE's Solutionists YouTube page.
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