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‘Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions’ is Topic of Jan. 18 Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar

Posted January 8, 2013

"Smart Phones: Issues and Solutions" is the topic of the Idaho State University Faculty Development Seminar by David Nghiem, president of Global Wireless, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

The seminar will be held in Room 7 of the ISU Eli Oboler Library and will be broadcast to Room 311 of the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls. It will also be broadcast to rooms at ISU-Meridian and ISU-Twin Falls.

According to organizers, with the widespread use of cellular telephone there are issues and solutions that electrical and computer engineers, and the public, need to be aware of and to understand. The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to consider raising limit on cell phone radiation and the Government Accountability Office would like to consider updating the standard, which limits the amount of radiation a cell phone emits.

The international standard will allow U.S. cell phones to emit up to 20 percent more radiation than currently allowed. This seminar will give an introduction to some of these topics, which will be considered in detail during IEEE International Conferences on Electro Information Technology this May hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. More information on the conference is available at www.eit-conference.org/eit2013.

This academic forum is sponsored by the ISU Office of Academic Affairs, the ISU College of Science and Engineering, the ISU Department of Electrical Engineering and the Bannock Development Corporation.

For more information, contact ISU Department of Electrical Engineering Professor and Chair S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, 208-282-3292.

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