Karl F. Warnick is the current editor of the Education Column.
Welcome to this new column on education. In some capacity or other, all radio scientists are in many ways perpetual learners and teachers. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of radio science (which makes it so exciting), and the fast evolving dev
In the most-recent semi-annual competition for the IEEE AP-S Research Awards, 14 pre-doctoral (undergraduate and masters level) applications and 31 doctoral applications were received! This is the largest number of applications to date, and it indica
The Education Column publishes project reports from finalists in the AP-S Student Design Challenge. In this issue, we present the report from the 2012 team from Universidad de Nariño, Columbia: Jesús Alberto Viveros Delgado and Carlos Andrés Viteri M
This issue's column includes a final report on research carried out by Asimina Kiourti with support from an AP-S Doctoral Research Award, a footnote from John Mahoney to his recent article on gain formulas, winners of AP-S Research Awards from the Ap
Presents the recipients of the AP-S Undergraduate and Graduate Research Awards.
For the past couple of years, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society has sponsored video recordings of all of the papers presented in selected special sessions at the annual Symposium. The goal of the program is to make the latest results in some
A rattlesnake antenna system (RAS), inspired by the hunting behavior of rattlesnakes, is proposed. It can automatically align the main beams of the directive antennas at both the transmitting (Tx) and receiving (Rx) sites, and then perform distant da
Karl F. Warnick received the BS and PhD degrees from Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for Computation
Overlapped subarrays are a special class of arrays that enable engineers to produce radiation patterns with low sidelobe and grating-lobe levels over a wide bandwidth. Their complex feeding structure has prevented their use until recently. This paper
Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
Implantable medical devices (IMDs) have recently been receiving considerable attention for medical diagnosis and treatment. Some of the most crucial scientific challenges for implantable medical devices are related to the implantable antenna, which i
This paper describes the design, assembly, and operation of a self-contained wireless demonstration system that required only dc power supplies. The system demonstrated polarization effects, radiation patterns, gain, directivity, and signal interfere
A complete UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based system capable of localizing individual blood bags inside storage cabinet drawers is presented. It was developed to demonstrate the improvement possibility of current blood stock management s
The properties of the Kramers-Kronig (KK) relationships relating the real and imaginary parts of the frequency-domain permittivity are well known, but not at every electrical engineer's fingertips. This tutorial presents some surprises (e.g., incorre
In this issue, Prof. Brian Kernighan has graciously agreed to write "What Should an Educated Person Know About Computers?" We are grateful that he has contributed this overview for SSCS News. We are delighted to report that Dr. Rakesh Kumar has agree
This spring issue of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile. While horse-drawn carriages dominated individual mobility in the end of the 19th century, Carl and his wife Bert
With the Radio Science Bulletin Editor, W. Ross Stone, we thought about adding some sort of periodic Historical Column to the Bulletin. This seemed appropriate, given the general interest in the history of science in general, and in radio waves in pa
Welcome to the first full-color print edition of the Solid-State Circuits Society Quarterly News! It will be mailed to all 11,500 members, starting with this issue
The theme of this issue is "The Invention and Impact of Integrated Circuits."
Education Column I
Dave Kelley Dept. of Electrical Engineering Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA 17837 USA Tel: +1 (570) 577-1313 Fax: +1 (570) 577-1449 E-mail: [email protected]
In this issue's column, the focus is on students! First, there is an announcement about the Student Reception at the upcoming symposium in Charleston, South Carolina, and then there is a summary of some changes that have been made to the Antennas and Propagation Society Research Awards program. Finally, a contributor presents a comprehensible approach for understanding the link between magnetism and special relativity.
Student Reception at the 2009 AP-S Symposium Every year, the AP-S Education Committee sponsors a reception at the Symposium that provides students with the opportunity to network with electromagnetics professionals, meet their peers from other universities, and eat some pretty good food for free, in a relaxed environment. It also gives the newest members (or potential members) of AP-S the chance to provide us with valuable feedback. Many suggestions offered at past receptions have led to initiatives that are now in place. For example, the idea of providing travel grants to the finalists and honorable-mention recipients in the Student Paper Contest at the annual Symposium was born in a conversation at one of the previous receptions. This year's student reception is scheduled to take place from 7:30-9:00 pm on Sunday, May 31, but please check the final program or the bulletin board at the Symposium to confinn the time. If you can arrange your travel plans to arrive in Charleston a little early, please join us and take advantage of this chance to meet and share your ideas with other students in the AP-S community.
Changes to AP-S Research Awards Program For several years, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society has been granting scholarships and fellowships to talented undergraduate and graduate students working with their faculty advisors on projects in the area of electromagnetics. During that time, the AP-S Education Committee has been collecting feedback from participants concerning ways in which we might improve the program, and we recently made some changes based on the suggestions we have received. An updated announcement can be
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 51, No.1, February 2009
found at the end of this column, but I would like to highlight a few of the changes here. Perhaps the most welcome change from the student's point of view is that we have simplified the application process. Transcripts are no longer required, and an applicant does not have to submit an electronic photograph unless he or she is selected to receive an award. A complete application now consists of a CV, a two-page proposal, and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor. The selection process has also been clarified: the quality of the proposal accounts for 60% of the score for each application, and the recommendation letter accounts for 40%. Some changes were made to ensure that the program mainly benefits students who are truly interested in a career in antennas and propagation. From now on, the scope of the proposed proj ect must be limited to topics that fall within the Society's interest area, and PhD-level applicants are now required to be AP-S members. As in the past, each award recipient is expected to submit a one- or two-page final report at the end of the project period that summarizes the results obtained and the recipient's career plans. However, we now plan to publish the reports in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, probably in this column. That exposure will add to the considerable prestige associated with being selected for a Research Award. Who knows? Perhaps a prospective employer will see your work here and contact you for an interview! One other important change is that recommendation letters are now required to address several specific items of infonnation, including the academic preparation and research skills of the student, as well as his or her plans for a career in electromagnetics. The number of students an advisor may endorse has also been clarified. The complete list of required items is given in the a~ouncement. Potential advisors, please review the list carefully. There are several other changes I have not outlined here. All potential applicants should therefore read the new announcement thoroughly. The next application deadline is Aprill, 2009.
This Issue's Contribution The connection between special relativity and magnetism is not usually covered in the typical undergraduate electromagnetics course. However, as author James Nagel shows in "A Simplified Proof of the Relativistic Nature Behind Magnetism," a simple thought experiment can be presented in the classroom that can motivate students to ponder that relationship. 167