June 2021 OES Beacon OES Beacon

After a Tough Year, We’re Ready for More Connection

Brandy Armstrong, VP of Professional Activities, vp-professional-activities@ieeeoes.org    

2021 is moving fast, can you believe it’s almost summer? While vaccinations role out and in person meetings are still at a minimum, we’ll continue to take advantage of all the new and innovative ways we can engage our members virtually.

Social Media Initiative

Are you curious how your chapter or student branch chapter can earn some Social Media Initiative Support in 2021? Our social media initiative is in its third and final year and there are plenty of ways to get involved.  This year’s initiative, which combines the skill and creativity of social media coordinator Manu Ignatius and YP Boost Awardee Rajat Mishra, is focused on opportunities to collaborate with members to create video and audio content, including testimonials and podcasts, which will reach a larger audience. Apply by submitting your plan to vp-professional-activities@ieeeoes.org .

Have you subscribed to our IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) YouTube channel?  The Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Engineering (WIE) Panels from Global OCEANS 2020 are now available to watch at your leisure. You can also watch lectures by Dr. James V. Candy (Ocean Acoustic Signal Processing – A Bayesian Approach) and Dr. Michael Bianco (Introduction to machine learning in acoustics: theory and applications). Be sure to share the “What is IEEE OES?” playlist with students and colleagues who are curious about why they should join us as members of IEEE OES. You can engage with us and share IEEE OES with your friends, students and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Membership Development Committee

What does every Executive Committee member have in common? We are all Senior Members of IEEE OES! Being a senior member not only recognizes your career achievements and makes you eligible for Society leadership, it enables you to help others gain that recognition. When our definition of success includes helping others to succeed, we all find success.

Student Activities Committee

We’re looking forward to the next student poster competition at Global OCEANS 2021. Students, if you missed the abstract deadline for OCEANS 2021, don’t despair. Just make sure you are ready to submit for OCEANS 2022 in Chennai, India.

Promotion Committee

Do you have a question or see something that needs to be updated on our website? Did you know that you can reach important OES leadership and volunteers, including the webmaster, with the form available at ieeeoes.org/contact-us/ ? Just use the drop down to select the recipient.

Stephanie Kemna is keeping our calendar up to date, so please be sure to check out our upcoming events. OES sponsored event organizers, be sure to keep Stephanie and our VP of Workshops and Symposia, Fausto Ferreira, updated on all the latest dates and deadlines.

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Did you know that IEEE OES is an official part of the Ocean Decade community?  Our Young Professionals are sharing the efforts of IEEE OES with the rest of the Ocean Decade community through a video presentation and virtual exhibit booth during the Virtual Early Career Ocean Professional Day on June 1, 2021, a 24-hour livestream event following the sun around the world.  Hari Vishnu (YP Boost 2019-2021), Editor of Earthzine, is also seeking submissions for the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences theme. Now is the time to get involved and help shape the Ocean Decade.

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See You at OCEANS!

I have submitted my abstract and, if all goes to plan, I will be staffing the IEEE OES booth at Global OCEANS 2021 live in San Diego. If you can’t make it live, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There is also a virtual component! We are planning special panels for both Young Professionals and Women in Engineering with the Marine Technology Society as part of a program focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are also hoping to enable both virtual and live participation in this special program. I hope to see you there!