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Denver IEEE Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony


What: Denver IEEE Annual Awards Dinner

When: Thursday, November 17, 2006
6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Where: Omni Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80021

Jim Look, IEEE Denver Section Secretary
RSVP by November 13, 2006.


Kids spend hours watching TV and playing video games. They work hard at arcade games and mastering advanced levels of interactive internet games. Think of what a difference it would make if that energy could be harnessed to educate them at the same time. Instead of insisting that education is work, we need to take advantage of these new opportunities to help kids learn while being entertained. Telling kids that something is educational is a sure-fire way to encourage most of them to hate it. This talk will share stories from my experiences including what I believe is the trigger for why girls (and some boys) leave math and science.

Denver IEEE presents:
Dr. Joan L. Mitchell
IEEE Fellow
IBM Fellow
Master Inventor
Member IBM Academy of Technology

Dr. Joan L. Mitchell graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in physics. She received her M.S. and PhD. degrees in physics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center immediately after completing her PhD. In 1999 she started working with IBM Printing Systems Division in Boulder, CO. She was a member of the ISO and CCITT international Joint Photographic Experts Group which standardized the color image JPEG compression algorithm. She has co-authored books about JPEG and MPEG and is now writing a mentoring book. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, APS, IEEE (Fellow), IS&T, and Sigma Xi and the National Academy of Engineering. She is co-inventor on 68 patents and became an IBM Fellow in 2001.

About IEEE

The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 365,000 individual members in approximately 150countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known and referred to by the letters I-E-E-E.

Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace engineering and consumer electronics, among others.
Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE
 Produces 30 percent of the world’s published literature in electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science areas,
 Holds annually more than 300 major conferences and
 Have nearly 900 active standards with almost 500 under development.

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