PACE / GOLD committee Meeting Feb 6, Noon
Join me for lunch on Feb 6 to help put some meat on the bones of our schedule of activities for 2007. In Addition to 3 PACE Lectures, 3 GOLD events and 3 WIE events this year,
I think its High time for us to have a conference that would qualify as an M-PAC
, but we need a better name, unless this years "2007 Santa Clara Valley Professional Development Conference" sounds like it would work.
I'm especially looking for 3 volunteers to head up some of our more specialized focused areas
1 for Career & Employment, 1 for Technology Policy and 1 for Registration and Licensure (should be a PE!) .
Lunches, or dinners, (not too fancy) at our planning meetings are covered by the Committee's budget.
Our First meeting of the year will be at 12:00 - 1:30 on Feb 6 at Scintera Networks
1154 Sonora Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 in the Challenger conference room. If you can attend, please RSVP with your Sandwich preference so that we can have it ready for you.
On the agenda
Dates for PACE, GOLD and WIE events.
Date and Planning committee for the Prof Devel Workshop.
Budget for the year.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities.
Labels: agenda, Committee, meeting
Fourth Annual IEEE-USA Career Fly-IN
March 13 14, 2007
Who: All IEEE members in the United States (no experience necessary).
Where: Washington, D.C.
What: A golden opportunity to speak up on behalf of your profession.
In 2006 Congress debated major changes to our nations immigration laws. Part of that
debate included a major expansion of the H-1B program and other changes to the high-skill
immigration system. But because these programs are small, relative to the broader
immigration system, Congress never focused on these provisions and almost passed them
without much debate.
IEEE-USA needs your help to make sure that doesnt happen again.
All IEEE members in the United States are invited to join IEEE-USA for a day and a half
visit in our nations capitol. Participants will receive a comprehensive briefing on the
current high-skill immigration debate in Congress, the political situation we face, and
what can be done about it. Then, on March 14th, participants will be able to express
their concerns in private meetings with their elected officials.
Before Congress can intelligently formulate high-skill immigration policy, they have to
focus on it. Legislators and staff are never more focused than when they are meeting with
their voters. It sends a very strong message to politicians when their voters take the
time to travel to Washington.
Help IEEE-USA fight for intelligent immigration reform by joining us in Washington on
March 13 and 14th.
More information, including registration, can be found here:http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/flyin/career/default.asp
In politics, numbers matter. We need as many engineers as possible to help us grab
Congress attention. High-skill immigration has a profound impact on the engineering
profession. Your Members of Congress need you to explain this to them.
Labels: career, congress, engineering