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Call for Papers
Papers due January 1, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose, May 6-8, 2019 conference
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.


February 22, 2019 SF IAS Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS One-Day Seminar, Pleasanton
Power and lighting management; medium voltage power system design; lead-acid batteries, Arc Flash calculations, and MV controls and drives.

March 7-8, 2019, ISQED 2019, Santa Clara
Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

March 31 - April 4, 2019, 2019 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, Monterey
New and original work in the area of microelectronics reliability

May 6-8, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.

June 11-13, 2019, WITI Summit, San Jose
Premier global event for women in technology. Develop skills to secure your success in your profession and life; for women and men. 2,000+ attendees from six continents. Link to 2018 event here, and will be updated to the 2019 event when available.


POWER SYSTEMS

Attend the Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS One-Day Seminar and you will receive an education in lighting, medium voltage, lead-acid batteries, Arc Flash calculations, and MV controls and drives.

* Designing Secure Systems for Power and Lighting Management * Medium Voltage Power System Design
* MV Switchgear Control Power Battery Selection and Sizing
* NFPA 70E / IEEE 1584: Significant Changes
* MV VFDs

This one-day seminar will be held on February 22 in Pleasanton. Please register HERE.


ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

MEAD Education: Advanced Engineering Courses 2019. Courses include:

* Advanced Analog IC Design
* High-Performance Data Converters
* SERDES Design for Wireline and Optical Communications

The course covers all relevant aspects in an intensive manner. The material is updated every time the course is offered, to keep it current.
Held at the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, Baskin School of Engineering, from March 25 to 29, 2019. MEAD Education


IoTSurvey Northeastern University offers the MS in Information Systems program with Blockchain Technology Specialization. It offers the opportunity to take a socio-technical approach to software engineering, while also investing in major career growth opportunities in one of the technology industry's newest and most compelling innovations. This represents a new area on how complex systems of networks of mediated businesses and entities will be designed and built. Click here to learn more.

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * northeastern.edu/siliconvalley


SCU
            Engineering with a Mission

   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 stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.


EMPLOYMENT WANTED

Process development, manufacturing, or supply chain management in the semiconductor industry (at SME or IDM) or adjacent / similar industry. Lary James

Mechanical Engineer with almost 2 years of Rapid Prototyping, Engineering Documentation (GD&T), and Device Development at a medical device / nanotechnology startup (Nano Precision Medical); seeking Entry Level Engineering Position (Mechanical, NPI, Automation, Process Development, Manufacturing). John Tatka

Available immediately, a people-oriented, Engineering Director/Silicon Architect with over 30 tapeouts of IC Design experience that have shipped over a Billion units. Complete product lifecycle, from initial conception through design, verification, fabrication & testing. rafaelbetancourt.com; Rafael J. Betancourt; betasoft@ieee.org

Masters in both chemical engineering and materials engineering with specialty in polymer chemistry. Over 5 years laboratory experience in materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating. Seeking Materials/Chemical/Polymer Engineer opportunities. Bo Yuan

Scientist expert in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; active materials (printable electrocatalysts and colloidal nanoparticles) for electrochemical devices; biosensors for biomedical systems; analytical methods for process and product characterization. Experience working in start-up environment and familiar with regulatory requirements. Seeking opportunities in Research/Engineering. Elaheh Farjami, PhD

Over 5 yrs experience in design/processing of biomaterials and handling of mammalian stem cells. Expert in biochemical assay/optical characterization; seeking research/engineering position. Dr. Varshini Vishwanath

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

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

Expert in thin film and materials development, device fabrication, with rich experiences on product launch and transfer. Seeking R&D or product related position, Dr. Xiaofeng Yao Harman

Principle Structure Analysis Engineer, Dr. Rachel A. Zhao, with 15+ year experience finite element analysis with strong mechanics research and teaching experience in nonlinear static and dynamic analysis including impact, vibration and fatigue analysis for vehicles, spacecraft, electronics packages, PCB, solder joints etc.

Developer & Cloud DevOPS w/ 11 years Unix/Linux, 6 years Colloidal & Surface Chemistry, developing prototype MESH drone swam for pollution/bacteria & virus monitoring, Joschka-Joseph Anderson

Can help on modern cybersecurity, virtualized networking/information fabric slices and 5g along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies: Director/cto level engineering architect and development exec with 25+ yrs of expertise. TK Lala, tk2929@gmail.com

IC packaging technologist with 30 years of package process development and product line management experience. Knowledge of packaging process design rules, package architecture, pricing and supply chain. Looking for consulting, or full time position in package development or business development. Hamid Eslampour; hamidre41@yahoo.com

Graphic designer and multimedia artist proficient in Adobe suite. Taher Ahmadi; taher_ahmadi@yahoo.com


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

MEAD Education
Advanced Engineering Courses on the Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, from March 25 to 29, 2019. See ad below left.

Besser Associates Besser3
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training.

Santa Clara University Graduate EngineeringSCU
MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad below left.

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
MS in Information Systems program with Blockchain Technology Specialization: socio-technical approach to software engineering. See ad below left.


IEEE SENIOR MEMBER ELEVATION in SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 10, 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 krisverma@sbcglobal.net.

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EVENTS

Santa Clara Valley Section

Blockchain Group Be part of the new Blockchain Group, the latest disruptive technology many are talking about. If interested, please notify Ramesh Ramadoss at dr.ramesh.ramadoss@ieee.org.

12/11, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV GrokStyle: Deep Learning and the Future of Visual Search , SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Learn about AI tools that originated at Cornell University. Free.

12/13, 9:00 am, SFBA NANO Nanomanufacturing: Latest and Cutting-Edge Technologies, SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas
Discuss innovative opportunities and technical challenges associated with nanotechnology. Job Seeker Assistance at this event. $25 to $95.

12/13, 6:00 pm SCV CS Force Sensing for Mobile Phone Platforms, 1210 East Arques Avenue, Suite 207, Sunnyvale
Touch sensing; adding a new dimension to the existing framework: pressure or force sensing; motivations and mechanics behind these technologies, as well as some implementations and technical challenges. Free.

1/3/2019, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, From Engineer to Founder: The Startup Accelerator Experience, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
The initial culture of a startup company is unbelievably critical and shapes the future of the venture, its day-to-day management, its inventiveness, and ultimately its success. Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

1/24, 11:30 am SFBA EPS, System Assembly using a Microchip Printer, Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
Chiplets, electrostatic assembly, sort, transport, roll-based, planarization, interconnect, HI. $5 to $10

3/7, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, Managing Frugal Innovation, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

6/6, 6:00 pm SFBA Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS), How to Save a Program or Project that is Failing and Make a Good One the Best It Can Be, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
75% of new projects fail; evaluate big programs in trouble and lead them to success. Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20


Oakland East Bay Section

1/19/2019, 5:30 pm OEB IAS, Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy, Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill
Reliable and scalable emergency power; opportunities and challenges associated with providing E-Power systems. $15 to $30.


San Francisco Section

2/22, 8:00 am SF IAS, Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS One-Day Seminar, 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton
Power and Lighting Management; Medium Voltage Power System Design; MV Switchgear Control Power Battery; NFPA 70E / IEEE 1584; MV VFDs. $225



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DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE - LIVING STORIES

Each one of us looks at the same situation from a different perspective. A diverse workforce with an opportunity to voice their opinions and insights will allow for more opportunities to think outside the box to dream up new products, enhance a product's features, or identify a problem which is obvious to one person, but invisible to a homogeneous workforce. See this movie trailer which offers some highlights of contributions made by minorities, in addition to the Hidden Figures. See A Place at the Table
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Partner with science teachers of K-8 students - topsofscv.org STEM logo

School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action - ncccavs_education@avs.org or brynsvold@ieee.org! SIA Logo

Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals - encorps.org EnCorpsSTEM

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 skysthelimit.org


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