IEEE Potentials – one of the IEEE magazines – has invited Dr. N Ekekwe to join its Editorial Board. IEEE is the world’s largest technical association with up to 500,000 members around the globe. The Potentials is read by technical students around North America. One of Dr. Ekekwe’s contributions will be helping to make Potentials distributed globally, especially Africa.
Dr. N Ekekwe is the founder of Fasmicro – the parent company of tekedia. We wish him good luck in this heavy academic and technical editorial duty. African students, now is the time to join IEEE or renew your memberships. According to Dr Ekekwe, he said he will make contributions to ensure that contents will interest African students especially in designs where what is obtainable in North America may not be of interests to Africans. He gave an example where most of the FPGA tools used in U.S. are unknown in Africa because of cost. Rather, the ones made in China dominate the market. Finding that balance of giving examples with tools the students are familiar could help in educating the next generation of Africa’s technical leaders.
IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals. IEEE Potentials explores career strategies, the latest in research, and important technical developments. Through its articles, it also relates theories to practical applications, highlights technology?s global impact and generates international forums that foster the sharing of diverse ideas about the profession.