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November 12, 2008

Mtg: Consultants’ Forum – Getting Paid / Annual Meeting

by @ 7:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY December 9, 2008
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Nina Yablok, business and corporate law; Jonathan Sweet, litigation and transactional law
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The best way to get paid is to prepare in advance by ensuring that you and your client have shared expectations.? Payment problems often result when the client doesn’t have a realistic idea about what (more…)

Mtg: Public School Teaching — Your Next Career: Rewire, Don’t Retire!

by @ 10:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY December 3, 2008
State of California EnCorps Teachers Program
Speakers: Professors from SJSU’s School of Education, plus teachers and students
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: San Jose State University
RSVP: by email to Sarah,

Rewire, don’t retire!? Share your passion for math or science as a California public school teacher.? The Governor’s EnCorps Teachers Program was launched in 2007 and is designed to help retired or nearly retired engineers, finance folks and other math and science professionals transition into teaching.
– Are you passionate about sharing your math, science or engineering expertise with students?
– Have you ever considered becoming a teacher, but youâ??re unsure about the next steps?
– Are you retiring or recently retired?
If you answered yes to these questions, the EnCorps Teachers Program is looking for you!

Through a selective application process, qualified retiring or retired professionals will be tapped to teach in California classrooms.? After a brief application process, qualified retiring or retired (more…)

Mtg: Future Directions in Mixed-Signal Circuit Design

by @ 10:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk provides a summary of Prof. Murmann’s research in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design.? Focus is placed on examples that either look at “old” problems with “new” eyes, (more…)

Mtg: AMD’s Stream Computing Platform – From the Hardware to the Software (“Cheap Supercomputing” series)

by @ 9:26 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY December 3, 2008
Monterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Dr. Justin Hensley, AMD Graphics Product Group
Time: Refreshments, Food, and Social Time at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC Santa Cruz (Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2), Santa Cruz
RSVP: by email to Marcelo Siero,

GPUs can do more than just graphics.? Some compute-bound problems at the bleeding edge of technologies ranging from financial modeling to seismic simulation for oil exploration (more…)

Mtg: SWOT Analysis – Examination Tool for Business or Career

by @ 8:56 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

THURSDAY December 4, 2008
SCV Technical Management Council
Speaker: Chris Sims, Technical Management Institute
Time: Facilitated Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: using form on website

SWOT analysis is a tool commonly taught in business school to examine internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats. It was originally conceived (more…)

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