Engineering Inside:

2016 Issue 3

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Everything
August 2016

Imagine waking up in the morning. Before your alarm even rings, the heat has come on, the hot water is ready, your coffee maker has begun to brew, and your blinds have begun to open. You go downstairs and take a box of cereal from the pantry and a carton of milk from the refrigerator, both of which you use up. You get a notification on your phone letting you know that cereal and milk have been added to your grocery list. When it’s time to head to school or work, you climb into your car. Read More

IEEE Spark Has Been Discontinued

Following a strategic review by IEEE of its education activities, it has been decided to discontinue IEEE Spark. Previous issues of IEEE Spark will remain available until the end of 2017. Visitors can also continue to take advantage of IEEE’s other pre-university education resources including ( and IEEE (

Meet Christine Miyachi!

August 2016

Christine Miyachi has over 25 years of experience working for startups and large corporations. She is the chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Special Technical Community (STC) on Cloud Computing and writes a blog about software architecture. She also is a principal systems engineer and architect at Xerox Corporation and holds several patents.Read More

Design a Phone and Set the Standard

August 2016

One of the challenges in growing the Internet of Things is that connected devices need to be able to work together.In this activity, you will design and build a mobile phone to be compatible with a new kind of charger. After designing your phone, you will develop a technical standard describing what is required for a mobile device to be compatible with this new charger.
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Data Driven Decision Making

See what the Spark crew is up to in this issue!
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IEEE Spark Challenge

Think you know IEEE Spark? Test your knowledge of engineering, computing and technology with the IEEE Spark Challenge! Answer questions correctly to help your team move to the top of the leaderboard.

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Explore the IoT Home of the Future

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize almost every aspect of our everyday lives, including the way we use the things in our homes and how buildings themselves function. Want to get a closer look at what the future of the Internet of Things?

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The Internet of Things Initiative

In 2014, driven by the daily influx of new information about the Internet of Things and what it could do, IEEE Future Directions launched the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative to help clarify and distribute the latest information about the Internet of Things and its potential to transform the way we live and the way machines work.

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