Every IEEE member is provided with a subscription to the monthly technical SPECTRUM magazine for free. It is published by IEEE U.S. and provides information for the advancement of science bringing to its readers the latest happenings around the world in the field of science and technology. Spectrum is an award winning magazine for engineers that contains the latest news and info on various subjects covering all areas of technical activities (computers, telecommunications, energy etc.) that are of a more general interest. All other societies of IEEE have their own magazines and newsletters that cover more specific issues.
IEEE Spectrum is magazine for technology innovators, business leaders, and the intellectually curious. Spectrum explores future technology trends and the impact of those trends on society and business. IEEE Spectrum is read by over 385,000 technology professionals and senior executives worldwide in the high technology sectors of industry, government, and academia.
The contents of Spectrum should be easy for any engineering student to understand (as long as there's fluency in English), since the topics are discussed in a manner that intrigues and keeps the interest going even for novice engineers. Nevertheless, two or three years of studies in the field of engineering might be necessary, so that the student has been thought a number of courses (past the basic ones - maths, physics, etc.) that could help in a better understanding of the articles.
Spectrum is a four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, and the publication consistently rated as the number one benefit of membership in the IEEE.
From the first publication of the Spectrum Magazine until the latest one, we can see the improvement and the diversity of the content. It never fails to inform the readers about the latest development in the field of electrical and electrical engineering and at the same time enlighten the members about what is happening in IEEE.
As a member of IEEE, you'll get an issue of Spectrum Magazine every month for the duration of your subscription periods. It is valid from January to December of your current membership year.
Besides that, enclosed with the magazine is the IEEE newsletter with up to date news about IEEE. This magazine is a compliment as long as you are an IEEE members. It is very expensive if it were to be bought outside at newsstands. Inside the magazine is where you'll find interesting news about the current technology, development and job happenings.
Spectrum Magazine can be viewed from the World Wide Web. Also it has page on Facebook with forum, blog, photos, comments. Vast preceding Spectrum Magazine articles can also be obtained from collection of Spectrum Magazine official webpage.