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Overviews, histories and lectures

Professional Development and Engineering Education

IEEE Institutional History

Promotional Videos

Volunteer Leadership

  • IEEE Section Leadership, 1972 - Narrated by Bill Middleton as "John Jones", informational video that details IEEE's organizational structure and the responsibilities expected from volunteer section leadership.
  • IEEE SCOOP - Section/Chapter Officer Orientation Program - Module 1, Resources and Services
  • IEEE 2002 Sections Congress - Three videos of various speakers at Sections Congress in Washington DC.
  • Your Society and TAB - Society Leadership - An Introduction, Dr. Irving Engelson, Staff Director, Technical Activities, 1990

Centennial Videos

IEEE Centennial Technical Convocation

A Technical Convocation held on October 9th and 10th, 1984 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

IEEE Centennial Briefing for the Media

  • Tuesday, Tape 1 - Session 1 - "Electronics and Defense": Harvey C. Nathanson, Leo Young - "Contributions of Defense Research to Electronics"
  • Tuesday, Tape 2 - "Electronics and Defense" (cont.), Angel G. Jordan, Carnegie-Mellon university, "The Changing Relationship With Defense in the Engineering Schools and in Computer Science at Universities", Warren H. Cooper, Solid State Systems, Westinghouse, "The New Commercial/Defense Synergism"
  • Tuesday, Tape 3 - "Electronics and Defense" (cont.): Warren H. Cooper, Solid State Systems, Westinghouse, "The New Commercial/Defense Synergism" (cont.)
  • Tuesday, Tape 4 - Session 2 - "Electronics in Health": Thelma Estrin, moderator, Thomas Budinger, focuses on aging and Alzheimers, Robert W. Mann, "Technology and the Handicapped"
  • Tuesday, Tape 5 - Session 2 - "Electronics in Health" (cont.): Robert W. Mann, "Technology and the Handicapped" (cont)., Donald A.B. Lindberg, information systems and direct patient care.
  • Tuesday, Tape 5a - Session 3 - "Supercomputers": Paul B. Schneck, moderator, Sidney Fernbach, Alvin Trivelpiece
  • Tuesday, Tape 6 - Session 3 - "Supercomputers" (cont.): Alvin Trivelpiece (cont.), Kenneth Wilson, "The Computerization of Science", Robert Cooper, "Computers and Defense", Q&A
  • Tuesday, Tape 7 - Session 3 - "Supercomputers" (cont.): Q&A (cont.)
  • Wednesday - tape 1 - Session 1 - "Electrical Power": Lionel Barthold (moderator), Arthur Lotts, power generation, Fred Ellert, General Electric, high-voltage transmission technology, Ron Thompson, distribution of power and the customer interface
  • Wednesday - tape 2 - Session 1 - "Electrical Power" (cont.): Ron Thompson, distribution of power and the customer interface (cont.). Session 2 - "Telecommunications": Richard Van Slyke (moderator), Howard Frank, "The Emerging Crisis in the Communications World", Bill Mayo, bypassing, using example of NBC moving to satellite
  • Wednesday - tape 3 - Russell Drew (moderator), Simon Ramo (tape starts in the middle of his talk), George A. Keyworth, science advisor to the President
  • Wednesday - tape 4 - Russel Drew (moderator), Richard De Lauer - Undersecretary of Defense, Simon Ramo (Q&A)
  • Wednesday Race Footage - Race event held after Wednesday session
  • Thursday - tape 1 - Congressional Breakfast: Congressman Ed Zschau, Congressman Doug Walgren
  • Thursday - tape 2 - Dr. ??? Anderson, F. Grant Semers
  • Thursday - tape 3 - F. Grant Semers (cont.), Fredrick W. Gary
  • Thursday - tape 4 - Frederick W. Gary (cont.), Q&A session, Pely(?) Smidt
  • Thursday - tape 5 - Smidt (cont.), Erich Bloch
  • Thursday - tape 6 - Erich Bloch (cont)., Sen. Slate Gordon
  • Thursday - tape 7 - afternoon session, "Social Benefits of Innovation": John Slaughter, Ray Stata - "Regional Development of Technology Industry for Full Employment"
  • Thursday - tape 8 - afternoon session, "Social Benefits of Innovation" (cont.): Ray Stata - "Regional Development of Technology Industry for Full Employment" (cont.), Ian Ross - "A New Charter for Telecommunications"
  • Thursday - tape 9 - afternoon session, "Social Benefits of Innovation" (cont.): Ian Ross - "A New Charter for Telecommunications" (cont.). final session: Thelma Estrin (moderator), Walter Robb - regulatory policy in the medical diagnostic marketplace
  • Thursday - tape 10 - Walter Robb - regulatory policy in the medical diagnostic marketplace (cont.), ??? Decker - social benefits of information technology
  • Thursday - tape 11 - Decker (cont.), Q&A session
  • Donald Hodel Speech - Richard Gowen (moderator), Donald P. Hodel - Secretary of US Department of Energy, recognitions of panel and table members, Russel Drew presents USAB award winners

Conferences

American Control Conferences

2000

  • 2000 ACC Plenary Sessions - Bob Narendra, "Control Systems - Past Present and Future", Andy Teal, "Perspective and developments on the Anti-Wind Problem"

2001

IEEE-USA PACE

1994

  • 1994 PACE Conference and Workshop, MAC Plenary, GAC Plenary, Keynote Speaker - "Coping with Defense Downsizing: Lessons for all Engineers", V. William Souveroff, Executive Director, National Center for Career Change; "Engineering Skills Assessment", Charles K. Alexander, Jr., Chairman, USAB; "The Fate of US Engineers", David M. Osterfeld, Chairman, IEE-USA Government Activities Council (GAC Plenary); "Technical Professionals: Expectations and Requirements", Christopher H. Bajorek, VP, Technology, Development and Manufacturing, IBM Storage System Product Division; "Going Back to the Future", Mauro Togneri, VP, Measurement and Automation Group, MTS Systems Corporation, Product Division; "The Realities of Competitiveness and Career Potential at Mid-Decade", Arthur Stern, Chairman, US Competitiveness Committee; "Information Networking in the Nineties", Celia Desmond, Vice President, Member Affairs, IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE-USA 1994 PACE Conference - TPC Plenary, CAC Plenary, Luncheon - "People, Technology, and Opportunities" - Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Vice President, Kopin Corporation introduced by Will Stackhouse, Senior Executive Staff, Strategy and Advanced Technology, MCI Communications; "Career Development in A Rapidly Changing World", George F. McClure, Chairman, IEEE-USA Career Activities Council; "Industry 2000: Professional vitality and Lifelong Learning", Kenneth R. Laker, IEEE VP, Educational Activities; "Engineers and Employment in the Global Economy", Edith Holleman, Counsel, Science Space and Technology Committee, US House of Representatives
  • Professional Skill Development Program - Charles K. Alexander, Chairman, USAB; Jim Watson, Communications Advisor, USAB; K. James Phillips, Jr., PACE Precollege Education Program Coordinator, Region 2

1995

  • IEEE Organizational Improvement - Session on IEEE Organizational improvement with background followed by New England Town Hall Panel. Moderator - Charles Lessard; background - Fernando Aldana; New England Town Hall panel - Joel Snyder, Martha Sloan, Tom Cain, Henry Bachman
  • Change and Challenge, An Industry Perspective - Kent M. Black, Rockwell International Corporation
  • The Engineer's Role in National Technology Policy - J. Mark Pullen, Co-vice Chair, Technology Policy Council; James E. Gover, 1992-1995 IEEE-USA Competitiveness Fellow
  • Career Advancement Talks - "In Pursuit of a Resilient Career", George F. McClure, Chair, Career Policy Council, Paul J. Kostek, Chair, Career Maintenance and Development Committee; "Engineering Your Career", Peggy G. Hutcheson, President, the Odyssey Group; "Advancement and Survival", John Hoschette, Career Maintenance and Development Committee; "IEEE Resources", Daniel W. Jackson, Chair, EAB Professional Development Committee
  • Immigration Issues - moderated by Charles S. Lessard, Vice Chair, USAB, Chair, PACE Network; "Foreign-Born Engineers and the U.S. Labor Market", David S. North, author of "Soothing the Establishment: The Impact of Foreign-born Scientists and Engineers on America"; "Case Studies", Lynn (Wooty) Sixel, columnist, "The Houston Chronicle"; "Skilled Immigration: Opportunities or Displacement", Edith Holleman, Washington DC Representative, American Engineering Association

IEEE-USA 1996 Technology Policy Council Symposium

  • Is There a Role for the US Government in Technology Development? - welcoming remarks, Robert S. Powers, Chair, IEEE-USA Technology Policy Council; "Congressional Viewpoints (part 1)", Rep. George E. Brown, Jr., Ranking Minority Member, US House Science Committee; "Public-Interest Viewpoints": Erich Bloch, Distinguished Fellow Council on Competitiveness; Edward Hudgins, Director of Regulatory Studies, The CATO Institute; Stewart D. Personick, VP, Information Networking Research, Bellcore; "Industrial Technology": Vinton Cerf, Senior VP, MCI; Robert Galvin, Chairman of the Executive Board, Motorola; "Government Technology": Anita Jones, Director, Defense Research and Engineering, US Dept. of Defense; Lionel (Skip) Johns, Associate Director of Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy; "Other Viewpoints": Neil Munro, staff writer, Washington Technology; Howard Rosen, executive director, Competitiveness Policy Council; "Congressional Viewpoints (part 2)", Sen. Conrad Burns, Chair, US Senate Commerce; Subcommittee of Science, Technology and Space

Robotics and Automation Conference Video Proceedings

Vehicular Technology Society Conference

Oral History

Larson Collection Oral Histories

The Computer Pioneers Video Oral History

Intended to be a series of documentaries, The Computer Pioneers, produced by Richard Solomon in the early 1980s, is a collection of several raw interviews with many prominent development teams who worked on some of the world's first computers.

  • The Development of the IBM 701 - This segment of the series discusses the development of the IBM 701 model computer, also known as the Defense Calculator, in the early 1950s. These interviews were conducted on July 12th, 1983 and feature several members of the IBM 701's development team including Jerrier Haddad, Clarence Frizzell, Nathan Rochester, and Richard Whalen.
  • Electronic Developments During World War II - Originally intended to be part of a larger project about early developments in computing, these interviews and group discussions include commentary on many of the electronic developments during the World War II era which lead to advancements in computing. Participants in these discussions include Kenneth Bowles, Jay Stratton, Albert Hill, Perry Crawford, and Gordon Brown. Recorded May 12th, 1983.
  • ENIAC - The footage in this segment details the development of ENIAC at the University of Pennsylvania's Ballistic Research Laboratory.  Participants include Kay Mauchly, Herman Goldstine, Dave Mackey, Richard Clippinger, and John Grist Brainerd.
  • An Experiment in Video Oral History Part One: Origins of Electronic Computation During World War II - Intended to be a documentary series, "The Computer Pioneers: An Experiment in Video Oral History Part One: Origins of Electronic Computation During World War II" was the only segment in the "Computer Pioneers" series which was edited and produced. Included here is this as well as the raw interview footage of Brian Randell and Michael Woodger and an introduction by Richard Solomon from which the production was created from.
  • Garry J. Tee Discusses Charles Babbage - Garry J. Tee, a former professor of mathematics at Auckland University who taught classes on the history of computers, discusses Charles Babbage and several of Babbage's ideas and inventions.
  • IBM Discussion Group - An informal discussion group comprised of Jerrier Haddad, Clarence Frizzell, and Nathan Rochester. The topics discussed in the video include developments in mobile computing, computer aided instruction and educational video games, the Von Neumann architecture, Maurice Wilkes, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, the selectron tube, microfabrication, clean room manufacturing, magnetic tape, artificial intelligence, and the IBM PC club
  • Switched Output: Time-sharing at MIT - Switched Output is an oral history project produced by Richard Jay Solomon. This segment of the unfinished documentary chronicles the development of time-sharing operating systems at MIT in the 1960s. The discussion was taped on May 14th and 15th in 1983 and includes participants Fernando Corbato, Philip Morse, John McCarthy, Robert Fano, Herbert Teager, and Edward Fredkin.
  • The TX-0 - The TX-0 computer was built in 1955 and made operational in 1956. It was, in essence, a transistorized version of MITs Whirlwind computer, although it was much smaller and slightly faster than the Whirlwind. This footage was shot on November 13, 1983, none of the participants are identified in the video.
  • Weizmann Institute - A video oral history project produced by Richard Jay Solomon, which chronicles the building of the Weizac and Golem computers at the Weizmann Institute. Spanning six DVDs, these interviews are unedited and were conducted over April 22nd - April 27th, 1983 at the Weizmann Institute, Rehoveth, Israel.
  • The Whirlwind Computer - The United States Navy approached MIT about building a computer to power a flight simulator to train pilots during World War II. This computer, which would come to be known as the Whirlwind computer, was completed and put online in 1951. The Navy lost interest with it after a few years, but the United States Air Force was intrigued by the Whirlwind's capability to aid in ground controlled interception of aircraft and took over the project in the mid-1950s. This series of videos contains discussions by several key members of the Whirlwind development team including Jay Forrester, Perry Crawford, James Killian, Norman H. Taylor, Charles Adams, Dean Arden, J.T. Gilmore, Hal Laning, Robert Everett, and Robert Taylor.