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AMP Utility Service Planner (Electrical Distribution Technician): design, drafting, inspection and cost estimating in the construction and operation of electric, overhead and underground high-voltage transmission, distribution and street light systems.

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Master of science degrees in STEM fields. Current program: Blockchain. See ad

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
SCU MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

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April 21, 2018, 500 word paper abstracts due for the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo June 02, 2018 Deadline for full paper submission (4-8 pages) July 15, 2018 Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity

May 14-16, 2018, IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), San Jose
ISPCE2018 All relevant topics for workers and innovators in the product safety area.

May 21-22, 2018, IEEE ILC 2018, San Jose
WIE2018 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Disruptive Technology, and Executive Leadership.

June 10-12, 2018, Women in Technology Summit, San Jose
WITI2018 skill building, business plans for tech startups, making your pitch worthy of your ideas, breaking biased habits, vertical market topics

June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
Sensors18 Sensors, connectivity, and systems. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 26, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
AVSensors18 Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 25-26, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
MedicalSensors Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

July 9-11, 2018, 5G World Forum (5GWF'18), Santa Clara
IEEE-5G 5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniquesECCE2018 See ad

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
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October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity


High-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication. See ad for InteliTek

IoTSurvey An event you don't want to miss is coming on Thursday, May 17, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at WeWork, 600 California Street, San Francisco.

Ask the Expert Series: Blockchain

Blockchain is the latest must know about technology, a disruptive technology in how business transactions are done today. Based on a ledger system dealing in tokens, participants need a sense of transparency and trust of the other participants. This talk will discuss:

* How Blockchain holds future impact on a variety of industry areas (healthcare, food, regulatory compliance, analytics, law, the arts, and homeland security)
* Recent analysis on Blockchain's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
* Current field tests through IBM with WalMart and other major retailers
* International momentum in Dubai

Northeastern University * Register at Ask the Expert Series: Blockchain

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   The Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering program offers:

* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
and Frugal Innovation

Students interested in the MS degree must satisfy the standard admissions criteria, an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will also be considered), GRE scores and (for international students) demonstrated proficiency in English. Both TOEFL and IELTS scores are acceptable for this purpose.

To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.

WITI2018 The theme of the upcoming 24th Annual Women in Technology Summit is Visionaries Designing Tomorrow's Tech Markets & Cultures Today, to be held June 10-12, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

Covering the hottest technologies
Autonomous vehicles                    Coaching Track
AI, AR/VR                                     One hour coaching circles
Robotics                                        One-on-one mentoring sessions
Space/Mars exploration               Tech tables
SmartX                                          Skill Building
Blockchain                                    Build. Empower. Inspire.
Inviting both women and men who want to expand their horizons


GHTC2018-logo The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Paper abstracts up to 500 words are being requested, with a submission deadline of April 21st.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual impact. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to:

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)


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Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at

IEEE Helps Out at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship (15 March 2018). The Santa Clara Valley Section of the IEEE sent eleven local IEEE members to help judge projects at the Synopsys Science and Technology Challenge. The science fair was held at the San Jose Convention center on March 15th. IEEE volunteers evaluated over 250 projects in categories that included electrical, mechanical, software and biomedical engineering. The IEEE judges this year were: Keith Gudger, Ken Doniger, Srinivas Vennapureddy, Scott Wakefield, Edward Miller, Wes Ramirez, Jerry Huck, George Rossmann, Dave Goldberg, Jing-Jing Zhang and Charlie Neuhauser. In addition, to the Santa Clara fair, many of these IEEE judges also assisted at the San Mateo and Santa Cruz science fairs.

Local science fairs usually are held during February and March. If you would like to join us next year, please send a note to Charlie Neuhauser at


PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari

Data-driven, result-oriented Product Marketing Manager with expertise in technical marketing (sensors, scientific instrumentation), strong scientific background and customer-oriented service support is ready to re-enter the workforce, Nataliya Starostina

Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple,

Director level engineering/architect or technical marketing responsibilities with expertise anchored on a variety of networking, cybersecurity and virtualization technologies along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies. TK Lala,

Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

Successful wafer fab mgr, fabless program mgr, technical & process engineering mgr, technical sales & customer relations, SBIR reviewer, start-up experience, seeking challenges in consulting, management, & engineering, Glenn Friedman

Materials scientist with 15+ years experience in the commercialization of nanomaterials; experience includes materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating; Seeking opportunities in R&D, and/or management. Roland Lee, PhD

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in device processing, micro-fabrication techniques, materials characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; carbon based nanomaterials and their hybrid systems; seeking R&D and materials engineering position in any location, Vasuda Bhatia, PhD


Do you need unique, out-of-the box engineering solutions quickly? Quick-turn high-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication of parts for testing, developing concepts, tools, and fixturing devices. InteliTek can design and manufacture parts involving very complex geometry, up to 40"L x 20"W x 45"H and can meet tolerances verified to ISO standards of up to .0005".

InteliTekInc Partners in:             Materials include:
* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
* Automotive              *Titanium
* Infrared                   * Copper
* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
Please see InteliTek, and contact Sandra Winkler at, tel 650-299-9365.

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OEB/ PES Fabulously Interesting Power Distribution Application focused meetings starting soon! Evening Meetings, featuring Buffet Dinner by Spin A Yarn Restaurant, to be held in Fremont, with easy BART / Uber, or cab access. Interested parties, please contact Finn Schenck, Interim Chair at, tel 1-510-676-0979.

4/18 SCV CNSV Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventiveness, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, learn about contracts and IP from the local USPTO Director, a manufacturing expert and an attorney

4/18 SCV SSCS CAS Neuroengineering the Next Decade, TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
Brain disease, brain-machine interface, difficult to restore memories, leading-edge technology that can make the fulfillment of memory restoration and the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms highly likely

4/19 SCV YP & ASME Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour, Lilly Mac's, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm
free appetizers, pay for your own drinks

4/21 Region 6 and SJSU Spring Central Area, SJSU, 8:00 am
MicroMouse competition, the new student "Pitch" competition based on student chosen projects, as well as a range of speakers and awards.

4/24 SCV CS Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL), International Technological University, San Jose, 6:00 pm
Open source project, FfDL, pronounced "fiddle", provides a consistent way to run these deep-learning frameworks as a service on Kubernetes, microservices architecture to reduce coupling between components

4/24 SF IAS A Basic overview of the Natural Gas Engine, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 5:30 pm
various types of applications and standard componentry of the system; unlike Diesels, this starts with the type of fuel you choose.

4/25 SFBA EPS REL MEMS Reliability for the 21st Century: Meeting Challenges of New Packaging Technologies and New Markets, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
complexity, feature sizes, physics of failure, damage metrics, packaging design, qualification, proposed methodologies

4/26 SFBA NANO International Invitational Symposium: Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites Processing, Synthesis & Applications, SEMI Global Headquarters, Milpitas, 9 am to 5 pm
Notable speakers from around the world, self-assembly antiReflective surfaces, spider silk and health care, magnetic thin films, ultraviolet photodetectors, hollow nanostructures

4/26 SFBA PELS SCV MAG PES/IAS Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
tradeoffs in power converter and magnetics design, with the goal of improving efficiency and power density, new software tool for analyzing

4/26/ OEB ComSoc SPS Texas Instruments FMCW Integrated Radar and TI's Keystone 2 Multiprocessor Digital Radio, Cattlemens Steakhouse, Livermore, 6:00 pm
demonstration of radar range targeting, radar Rx captured values, digital baseband - digital IF - JESD interface - digital/analog IF - analog RF

4/28 OEB YP Innovate East Bay Conference, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, University Library, 10 am - 4 pm
Whether you are looking to explore new ideas, design innovative solutions, or build a next-generation business, join a community of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, and community leaders. Get connected to the network of resources, knowledge, and experiences to be a more effective innovator, launch your business, and strengthen the community of innovation in the East Bay.

4/28 SCV PES/IAS Energy Storage Seminar: Policy, Business Models, and Control, San Jose, 12:00 pm
Join us as three storage experts give their unique perspective on grid storage business models and technology.

5/1 SCV PHOT The Physics of Ultra-Efficient III-Nitride LEDs, Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
Physical aspects of the three components driving high-efficiency LEDs - Light extraction, Carrier Injection and Internal Quantum Efficiency

5/3 SCV TEMS Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
seventh transformation to HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, "corporate becoming," an open-ended ongoing process, role of the CEO, strategic leadership capability

5/3 SFBA EPS 2D to 3D Package Architectures: Back to the Future, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
scaling, heterogeneous integration, impact on power, performance, latency, nomenclature for package architectures, current metrics, projections

5/4 - 5/6 OEB YP Startup Weekend East Bay, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, 6:30 pm
pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

5/8 SCV CNSV The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
time sharing, Born in the Cold War in the aftermath of the first Russian Atomic bomb, Tymnet as the first independent Cloud-based services network in early 1972

5/9 SFBA EPS Towards Energy Sustainability in Data Centers: Some Thoughts on Energy, Entropy, and Water, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
powering the internet and cloud, cooling, energy use, data center design, non-traditional approaches

5/15 SCV CS Enabling Digital Transformation at the Edge, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
new breed of Edge clouds is rapidly emerging to enable digital transformation to reach beyond traditional public and hybrid clouds

5/16 OEB LMAG Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope's Cameras, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
Scientific objectives, engineering challenges, and firmware development for the James Webb space telescope

5/17 OEB IAS Cyber Security Primer for Legacy Process Plant Operation, Zio Fraedos, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm
current implementations of legacy protocols and hardware with a focus on cyber security aspects given the new wireless additions to the legacy systems

5/17 SCV CIS Augmenting Cognition through Data Visualization, Intel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
manage visual attention and augment cognition, techniques to draw a viewer's attention to regions of interest in large datasets, atmospheric physics, neurosurgery and mobile data visualization

5/23 OEB SPS ComSoc Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, LLL, Livermore, 9:00 am
Signal processing, Image & video processing, NDE & inverse problems, Radar & wireless communications, Radiation detection & isotope ID, Machine learning & pattern analysis, Control systems, Real-time / embedded systems, Applications

6/1 SVS SAC Technology and Innovation- A talk by IEEE President-Elect, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
technology, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, vision for IEEE: focus on membership and transparency at all IEEE levels and balance the operations budget of IEEE.

6/5 SCV CS Introduction to Kubernetes, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
platform that is becoming a standard for running cloud native applications, architecture of Kubernetes and the new use cases containers and the Kubernetes platform have enabled

6/19 SCV CS Evolution of Switching Engines, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
fundamental transitions in the market were driven by new technologies and architectures, journey from L2, L3 to L4-L7 switching and the path forward with flexible switching


Sensors, Expo, and Conference
The industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Early bird registration is now open!

Sensors18 Held June 26-28, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, to go Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.


* Embedded Systems               * IoT, Machine Learning
* 3D Vision, Optical                * AI, 3D LiDAR Solid State
* Nano power, MEMS            * Air quality measurement
* Energy Harvesting              * Printed flexible, stretchable fabric


Attend the 5G World Forum (5GWF'18) to be part of the exciting field of 5G technologies and applications. 5G will provide higher bandwidth and lower latency than current-generation technology; and is expected to enable fundamentally new applications. 5G should help solve the last-mile/last-kilometer problem and provide broadband access to the next billion users on earth at much lower cost because of its use of new spectrum and its improvements in spectral efficiency.

* 5G Vertical Sessions                                                  * 5G Applications
* Automotive, Intelligent Transport                              * 5G Topical Sessions
* 5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)           * 5G Security and Privacy
* E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks         * Standards and Deployment
* Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era   * Workshops
* Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era                           * IoT in the 5G Era Workshop
* Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds     * Tactile Internet Workshop
* 5G Satellite Networks: Applications, Challenges and Standards

Registration is now open at Discount for IEEE members! The conference will be on July 9-11, 2018 in Santa Clara.

The IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering (ISPCE) will be held in San Jose from May 14-16. Join product safety and design professionals to discuss and disseminate technical information related to product safety and global regulatory issues. Connect with exhibiting companies in the hall!

ISPCE2018 * Global Market Access & Regulations, Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Hazard Based Safety
* Engineering & Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations         Advanced registration rates end April 1. Register now


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on June 4th, at Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute, 1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.
Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at
Additional 2018 senior elevation nights will be September 10, and December 3.

MakerFaire18 The Maker Faire, a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, is coming on May 18, 19, & 20, 2018, at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Creativity, re-use, re-cycle, green energy, electronic gizmos, Steampunk, R2D2, drone wars and races, electric driveable cupcakes, gigantic flame-throwing robotic ants, enormous robotic walking octopus, solar tulip vehicle, multi-stories tall rock'em-sock'em robots, life-sized mouse trap board game, and so much more!

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Go to Maker Faire for more information.


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