So after years of earning the seniority and months of going through the elevation process I finally got a letter from the IEEE announcing my elevation to the senior member grade (check the August 2011 section).
A few days ago, I went to the senior member grade elevation meeting held by the IEEE Sweden Section. The meeting was quite interesting and a good opportunity to meet fellow engineers and hear about their careers.
We were divided in two groups of 12 persons each. In my group everyone either worked or had worked at Ericsson Research!
In time, the status of my application will be posted on the IEEE senior member site.
So what are the benefits of senior membership? (Thanks to Peter Parnes for asking.) IEEE lists them as:
- Leadership eligibility
Update 2014-11-16: Yes, everything went well. I am currently a Senior Member of the IEEE.
I am about to apply for Senior Membership in the IEEE. To that end, I will go to the event held in Lund tomorrow. I spent some time on putting together an adapted CV and thought it might be of interest for readers of this blog – IEEE SM CV – Greger Wikstrand – 2011-03-29
Much interesting research is published through Springer and other high cost publishers. Why do researchers limit the impact of their research by choosing less accessible publication channels?