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February 23, 2018, Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar, Pleasanton

March 13-14, 2018, ISQED 2018, Santa Clara
Security, IoT, Machine Learning, and Electronic Design conference.

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

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C# .NET Programming, Comprehensive CMPR.X403- ONLINE, Starts January 9th
HTML5: The Living Language UXWD.X411 ONLINE, Starts January 9th
Python for Programmers CMPR.X416, Starts January 10th
Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining DBDA.X408, Starts January 11th
Data Structures and Algorithms Using Java CMPR.X407, Starts January 13th
NoSQL Databases, Introduction DBDA.X410, Starts January 13th
NEW! Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Deep Learning Landscape, Introduction DBDA.X416.(1), Starts January 13th, 2018

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A group of interested parties led by Marti Grimminck and the People Centered Internet are looking for technical support in providing connectivity to people displaced by the fire emergency. If you can provide support on a volunteer basis, please contact Marti at: and Peter Whitehead (IEEE Senior Member, Northern Virginia)


Materials engineering position, doing research, process and failure analysis, characterization, seeking position in any location, M.S. in Materials Engineering, Jessica Winkler,

Part time contract for marketing collateral, documentation, research, sales, MBA, Sandra Winkler

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

Sustainability enthusiast, recent bachelor's in Materials Engineering, 2 yrs polymer R&D, 2 yrs micro/nanoscale research; seeking research / process / manufacturing position, preferably in energy, semiconductors, consumer goods or at all associated with sustainability, Catherine Tran

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

Director of Data Science with 25 years experience deploying data mining seeking opportunities. 5+ years experience in consulting, speaking, financial services, fraud detection, web behavior, CRM, Apache big data stack solutions, R, SAS, and SQL. Greg Makowski

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,

CHAPTER EVENTS For more detail, see the quick reference calendar

1/9/2018 SCV CNSV | Lunar Industrialization: The First Step to the Solar System, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
how the Moon's proximity to earth, and IoT and autonomous technologies, will enable lunar development

1/17 SCV PES/IAS | Solar MicroGrid Battery Showdown, TBD, 6:00 pm
Save the Date! January 17th 2018 on Solar MicroGrid Battery Showdown with Speaker: Joe O'Connor, Author of Off Grid Solar

1/17 SFBA MEMS | Puny Sensors in a Big Data World, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
identify unmet needs and major societal challenges in personal mobility and transportation, AI, complex systems operation and optimization, robotics, portable renewable energy, and materials design and manufacturing

1/18 OEB IAS | Selection & Application of Instrument Transformers, Zio Fraedos, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm
differences between metering & relaying CT's, steady state performance compare to its response during saturation

1/25 SFBA EPS | Heterogeneous Packaging Integration for Electronics Systems , TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
mobile products, system-on-chip, dissimilar chips, performance, cost, SiP, TSV, interposers, forecast

1/25 SFBA PELS | Improve System Accuracy & Power Savings with Power Monitor, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
utilizing power monitoring hardware to enhance the measurement and accuracy of system power measurements with a focus on consumer applications

2/14 SFBA EPS | Trends and Transitions in Semiconductor Packaging , TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
business models, supply chain, technology requirements, forecast for 2018 and 2019

2/15 OEB IAS | Changes to NFPA-70E-2018, Zio Fraedos, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm
created by OSHA, the effects of arc flash, blast, and the hazards of DC power, hierarchy of risk controls, risk assessment with consideration of human factors such as human error as part of the assessment process

2/22 SFBA EPS | Workshop on Heterogeneous Integration for Future Devices and Materials, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
Reinvention, disruptive changes, emerging devices, new materials, vision, pace of change


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Attend the Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar on February 23, 2018 in Pleasanton, and you will learn:

ias * Switchboard & Switchgear Basics and UL 1558 Vs. UL 891
* Motor Control Centers: From Basic Functionality to "Smart MCCs"
* Surge protection Basics and Integrated Systems
* Department of Energy 2016 New Efficiency Standards for Transformers
* New Industry Trend Regarding Arc Flash Mitigations
* Microgrid, PV systems and Storage Systems
* Progress of the 2014, 2017 and 2020 NEC

To learn more and register, go to


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 11th, at TI, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, in conference room E in the back of the campus. 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 8:30 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


2017 ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are available for the undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students who are enrolled full time in post-secondary education institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study.

The ASHRAE is awarding scholarships of the different amount like $25000, $35000 and $3000 to the winners. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017. Applicants can get more information through the given link: ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships


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