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IEEE Career Concepts

A series of tapes produced in the early 1970s designed to provide information to those potentially interested in a career in engineering.

Your Career in Electrical Engineering - 72-CD-01 - Walter Beam talks about what an electrical engineer does, typical college curriculum, and what to expect when entering the professional world.

A Bio-Medical Engineering Career - 72-CD-02 - This IEEE Career Development tape explores the opportunities for engineers, and particularly for electrical engineers. In the hospitals, increasing automation in instruments used by physicians and surgeons suggest that many new opportunities will open in the next few years. Talk by Donald Behrendt, Medical Research Programs, Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA.

IEEE Cassette Colloquia

A continuing series of audio tapes produced in the early 1970s containing contemporary information on broad subjects of interest to electronic and electronics engineers.

Future of Air Traffic Control Systems - 70-CC-01 - Neil Blake, FAA Air Traffic Control Division, discusses saturation during peak hours at major terminals, the increasing threat of midair collision in mixed airspace, and the increasing cost of the air traffic control system. Systems Technology Session at IEEE Cedar Rapids Section Conference on Applications of New Electronics Technologies, 9/13/1969.

Integrated Circuits for Consumer Applications - 70-CC-03 - Contains three talks, Carl Wellman, manager of appliance projects at General Electric in Syracuse, "Integrate for Household Appliances After Careful Value Study", Thomas E. Endris, project director of radio design, Delta Radio Corporation, "Integrated Ciruits and the Automobile Radio", Richard A. Santilli, manager of linear applications at RCA, "Transistion to Linear Integrated Circuits in Television Receivers"

Principles for Programming Process Computers - 70-CC-04 - This colloquium consists of a seminar on programming for industrial process computers held during the 1970 IEEE International Convention and Exhibition in New York City. The material included was selected by Eric A. Weiss and represents a summary of the subject. This colloquium provides an introduction to the problems with programming digital computers for online real time control of industrial processes.

Upcoming Decade of Automotive Electronics - 71-CC-05 - VTG Group introducing upcoming decade of automotive electronics. Contributors: J.R. Welty; B. Vonderschmitt; C.C. Winkler; C. Phipps.

Sales Management Techniques - 71-CC-06 - A discussion attempting to define and discuss excellence in sales management. Contributors: C.L. Bouffiou; J.J. Hennessy; C.R. Serafini; C.J. Scott.

Engineering Management Interface - 71-CC-07 - Presenters give their views on what makes an engineer's job meaningful. Contributors: Jack Bertram, director of engineering programs and technolgy, IBM Corporate Headquarters; Herb Sheldon, engineering manager of organizations AT&T Headquarters; Al Siepert, president at Rensis Likert Associates.

The Engineer as Entrepreneur and Manager: Engineering Management Strategies - 72-CC-09 - Talk by Dr. W.R. Beam on engineering management strategies.

The Invention of the Transistor - 72-CC-10 - William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter H. Brattain discuss their landmark invention.

The Engineer as Entrepreneur and Manager: Doing Business with the Department of Transportation - 72-CC-11 - Talk by James C. Elms on doing business with the Department of Transportation

Energy Crisis Engineering Solutions - 72-CC-12 - A discussion with C.J. Wylie, L.G. Hauser, P.R. Keep, and J.L. Elliott on engineering solutions for the energy crisis.

Pensions - 74-CC-13 - A discussion on pensions with Bill Keyes, Frank Cummings, Dick Backe, Bill Astrop and Tom Sternau.

IEEE Soundings

A series of general interest programs produced in the early 1970s spanning a broad range of subjects.

Systems Engineering: Art, Science and Politics - 70-S-01 - A discussion on systems engineering by a distinguished panel of experts from military and industrial systems development organizations. Contributors: Harry I. Davis; Robert E. O'Donohue; Harold Chestnut; Eugene Fubini; Jack A. Baird; R[obert].A. Frosch; R. Holton; W.A. Douglass; Thomas Kelly.

Electronics in Commercial Aviation - 70-S-02 - Presentations on the air system and its avionic elements by government and industrial leaders in the development of new and better systems for future air transportation. Contributors: The Hon. James M. Beggs; Dr. James Elms; Dr. Harry Davis; Dr. Robert Cannon, Jr.; Warren Swanson; Carroll B. Keck.

The Environment: Its Engineering Challenges - 70-S-03 - An attempt by IEEE Soundings to collect the most pertinent information related to the engineering challenges presented by reducing pollution created by humanity. Soundings covered a number of technical sessions at conferences on both coasts and selected talks which convey both the potential and the pragmatics of this complex area. The selection was based on talks which have suggestions for action, at the conclusion of the tape is a list of IEEE and external publications. Contributors: Dr. H.H. Heffner; Dr. A. Cywin; Dr. A.R. Siegel; Dr. J.L. Knetsch; Dr. L.H. Blair.

The Human Voice and the Computer - 70-S-04 - IEEE Soundings examines the human voice and the computer. Contributors: Dr. J.L. Flanagan; Prof. J. Allen; Dr. F.S. Cooper; Dr. L.R. Rabiner; Dr. W.D. Chapman; Dr. C.H. Coker.

Engineering in the Health Industry - 71-S-05 - Contributors: Dr. M.D. Schwartz; G.I. Hickey, Jr.; Dr. B.G. Lamson; Dr. M.F. Collen; Dr. W.V. Slack; Dr. P.H. Griffith; Dr. J. Apter.

The Solid State Industry: A Technological and Economic Forecast - 71-S-06 - Excerpts of a technological and economic assessment of the future of solid state technology as presented by a panel of distinguished experts, assembled at the 1972 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference in Philadelphia. Contributors: Richard L. Petritz; J.F. Bucy; Robert N. Noyce; John Welty. Editor: Dr. Walter R. Beam. Guest Editor: Dr. Richard R. Rikoski.

Automotive Electronics - 71-S-08 - This edition of Soundings examines automotive electronics, and the marriage between solid state electronics and automotive machinery. Talks held at Southeastern Michigan Vehicular Technology Chapter Joint Session, December 1971 with representatives from the biggest three automotive manufacturers. Contributors: C.L. Hogan; E.W. Meyer, Jr.; C.D. Simmons; T.O. Jones; K.H. Keller; J.C. Zaalberg.

Minicomputers - 72-S-01 - A visit to the birthplace of the minicomputer, the plant of Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard, MA. Contributors: D.S. Diamond; K.H. Olsen; A. Knowles; J.L. Marcus.

How to Beat Swords into Plowshares: Technology Utilization - 72-S-02 - A series of talks about engineering and problem solving in the civic sector as opposed to military and space. Taken from a panel at WESCON 72. Contributors: R.L. McGinley; Dr. Marshall Alper; Clare Farley; Dr. Frank Hersman.

Women in High Technology Industries - 72-S-03 - A discussion panel given at the 1973 IEEE WESCON conference devoted to women in high technology industries. The panel is composed of executives who have had personal experience with the problems connected with the achievement of improved utilization of women in managerial and professional positions within high technology industries. Discussed are the motivational forces that have to take place in industry for women to advance, the aspiration level of women, upward mobility including women in management, and various types of sexism and discrimination women encounter in the field. After the panelists finish speaking, a Q&A session followed, with participation of the audience.

Understanding Automation: An Engineering Management Philosophy - 72-S-04 - A talk on the need to take a serious look at the philosophy of management as it relates to automation electronics, regardless of the type of industry, plant or production problem, and how automation is rapidly changing. Editor: Roger W. Bolz.

The Young Engineer in Modern Society - 74-S-01 - For the young engineer today, the future holds challenges seldom, if ever before, present. Regardless of the direction of his or her future plans or ambition, the young engineering modern society will do well to consider these challenges in all their ramifications. David C. Allison, R&D, interviews Dr. Myron Tribus, senior executive vice president, both of Xerox corporation about these issues.

Electronic Reliability Monitoring: Key to Productivity - 74-S-02 - The capabilities of electronics have spread their influence into nearly every sector of the American economy today. Because of increasing pressures for providing more reliable and more uniform performance in manufactured product, electronics is performing a growing role. Solid state electronics now provide the means by which these ends can be achieved most economically. Here to discuss this application of electronics to monitoring, that is, to the measurement, inspection of testing operations required, primarily in the field of automotive manufacture, is Gordon A. McAlpine, who is director of marketing at ITT Industrial and Automation Systems.

Miscellaneous Tapes

Accreditation - The purpose of this tape is to provide some information about the accreditation of engineering programs in the United States. This tape provides history and background on the accreditation process, tells a little about the organizational structure of the Engineers' Council for Professional Development, talk about the accreditation cycle, and talk about your obligation as an IEEE visitor to the profession and the IEEE. Talk by Robert M. Saunders.

Management Principles for Engineers - The word management is not easily defined. To one person it means the act or manner of managing, handling, directing or controlling. To another person management means a skill in management or a kind if in born executive ability. To a third person management concerns a person or persons managing an institution or business. Getting people to carry out objectives, whether they be your objectives or the objectives of the company you work for, can be programmed, more or less. Getting things done through people is a good, quick summary of what management is all about. This tape, produced in 1970, contains a number of strategies and principles for managers to act the most efficiently in the engineering setting.