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[Please note: Prior to October 2017, the program ERD was titled
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (EST)]

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Professional: Associations, Organizations

IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
EEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. [11/19]
INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering
Founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. [11/19]

Topics and Issues

ASTM International Standards Products: Digital Library
ASTM’s library provides information on industry standards in a variety of engineering fields. Users can search for standards or engineering publications by keyword search, or browse listings by selecting a topic or subcommittee.  [11/19]
Electronic Engineering Dictionary
Easy to use, access to quick definitions.
Glossary of Electrical Engineering Terms – MAXIM EE Glossary
Quick and easy alphabetical listing. [11/19]
Google Patent Search
Search for full-text U.S. Patents. [11/19]
Focuses on do-it-yourself projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. Geared to people who like making things and features complex projects which can often be completed with cheap
materials, including household items. The magazine also includes features and
rotating columns.  
Office of Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Offers statistics and inspection data, information on worker’s rights, and enforcement information. There is also information available to small businesses and links to OSHA web training. Resources are available in English and 8 additional languages, including Spanish. United States Department of Labor. [11/19]
United States Patent and Trademark Office
URL: provides access to full-text patents and trademarks which can be easily searched on their website.  Use this site to learn the basics and processes of patents and trademarks. [11/19]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The FAA states regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) "sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard – instead, the UAS is controlled from an operator on the ground." Drones registration, safety tips, research, development.  [11/19]

Last updated 2019.11/CW