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IEEE seeks next-gen 802 standards developers via University Outreach Day


May 31, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

May 31, 2012 – IEEE yesterday announced the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) University Outreach Program “to engage university and college students and faculty in standards development”. The first University Outreach Day will be at the San Diego, Calif., IEEE 802 Plenary on July 17.

“IEEE is seeking the next generation of technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, inventors, managers, regulators, lawyers and others to get involved in developing the standards that impact our everyday lives,” said Mark Cummings, chair of the IEEE 802 University Outreach Program. “Those involved in standards development have the opportunity to learn about—and be involved in—the newest technology developments, envisioning how to bring these advancements to broad deployment by working with a broad cross-section of industry to achieve goals through consensus.”

The day will begin with an orientation session, then continue with opportunities to observe the groups actually developing standards. The program will conclude with a session soliciting questions and feedback from participants. Interested students and faculty can CLICK HERE to find additional information on, and to register for, the July IEEE 802 University Outreach Day.

IEEE standards are part of a suite of standards that are the foundation for the internet. 802 standards such as 802.3 (Ethernet) and 802.11 (a.k.a. Wi-Fi) are the primary ways by which users reach the internet.