IEEE NoVA Heartbeat – April 2020


    April 2020 Newsletter


We are in the middle of a critical period and must help our Government to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many of our members are teleworking or are in administrative leave while others hold critical roles and continue to work and provide critical services to all of us. We thank you all! More than anything, we hope all our members incorporated the President’s guidance for social distancing into their personal lives.. As we continue to stand together as citizens to defeat this invisible enemy, our commitment to social distancing will protect our people and save American lives. I have no doubt that our Nation will emerge from this ordeal stronger than ever.

As the global COVID-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented challenge for our Nation, Northern Virginia (NoVA) ExCom officers understand that this time is difficult and stressful and would like to offer a hand to our IEEE members to go through this difficult time.

While we are following the President’s guidance, our ExCom Officers, Directors and our Chapters leaders are thriving to reinvent the way we operate and adapt to the current situation by organizing virtual meetings with topics that would help our IEEE NoVAmembers to cope easier with the coronavirus epidemic while keeping abreast of the technological advances.

Our team is also here to serve our community and help our members of the IEEE family in times of need. Please do not hesitate to email me at or call me at 703-755-0651 and I will coordinate with our team the necessary support.


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Seven new titles were added to the list of eBook Classic for the 2020 membership year. IEEE members now have access to more than 370 eBook Classic titles, available from the IEEE Press collection through IEEE Xplore, at no additional cost. The eBook collection spans a number of today’s technologies across 15 different content areas, and includes; Practical handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference works, and professional books.

New eBook Classic titles will be added every year. 

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Call for Grant Applications

Do you have a project idea and need funding? The IEEE Foundation invites grant applications exclusively from IEEE organizational units for projects that address the theme: To Educate the Public About the Potential for Emerging Technologies to Improve the Quality of Life. Preference will go to projects that focus on delivery of healthcare. 

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be accepted through 3 July. Funding decisions will be announced by 15 December. Grants ranging from US$5,000 to US$100,000 will be awarded to deserving initiatives.  

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eBooks from IEEE-USA

Valuable Lessons I Learned from Dad’s Workshop–Vol. 1: Be Creative–Plan Ahead

Always inspiring and often humorous, in Volume 1 of this two-volume series, author Harry T. Roman concentrates on what he learned from his father about creativity and planning. Describing his boyhood as his “wonder years,” the author relates, with both admiration and insights, how he learned valuable engineering career lessons–all while helping his father in the large basement workshop of their home. 

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The Slate Twins: Caught in the Currents (A New Engineering Comic Book!)

There’s a new duo of superheroes in town, ready to battle the Forces of Evil, and they come from a long line of geniuses. One of them, quite conveniently, is one of the most prolific inventors and futurists in the history of engineering. 

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Whising you all the best,

Dr Michaela Iorga,
IEEE NoVA Chair 

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