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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.

June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
Sensors, connectivity, and systems

June 26-28, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions Sensors_Automotive

June 26-28, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables

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

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

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
Engineering education innovationsFIE See ad


MEAD Education MEAD
Advanced engineering short courses in the design of integrated circuits and systems. See ad

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
Master of science degrees in STEM fields. 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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IoTSurvey On April 14th, Northeastern Univerisity will offer an exciting, hands-on workshop introducing participants to up-and-coming technologies.

Break Into Tech: Northeastern University Silicon Valley Open House

Break into Tech - and learn how we use computer science to:

* Fight cancer
* Recommend movies
* Drive cars

This workshop will give you an understanding of the basics of computer science and see how your background in Humanities, Science, or the Arts can be combined with computer science to give you the ability to work at the juncture of both.
Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at Break Into Tech: Northeastern University Silicon Valley Open House

Advanced engineering short courses are organized by MEAD Microelectronics and are held at UC Santa Cruz from March 26-30, 2018

UCSCmead MEAD education short courses are taught by both academic and industrial instructors, which allows the coverage of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of every topic in all courses. The following courses are offered:

Advanced Analog IC Design
Time Assisted Analog Design, Circuit Techniques for OpAmp Speed and Accuracy Improvements, CMOS Switched-Capacitor Circuit Design

Delta-Sigma Data Converters
Delta Sigma Converter Basics, CTDS Modulators, Dynamic Element Matching, Design of Building Blocks for CTDS Modulators

Deadline for registration: February 19, 2018. See

            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.

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Science Fair judges needed for students from middle schools and high schools, at these three science fairs: San Mateo on Sunday, March 4, Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 10, and Santa Clara on Thursday, March 15. If you are interested in helping out at one of these fairs, or sponsoring a prize, please call Charlie Neuhauser at (408) 245-0085 (W) or E-mail him at

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


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

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

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,


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3/20 SFBA NANO Microfluidics Systems Enable High-Throughput Metagenomics, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
most bacterial diversity remains unknown, play essential roles from environmental nutrient cycling to human health, microfluidic-base experimental approaches to investigate diversity of unculturable microbial communities

3/21 SCV EMBS An Armchair Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center, Stanford, Alway Bldg, Rm M-114, 7:30 pm
360-degree virtual reality (360VR), patient engagement, understanding, Preoperatively, used in the operating room during the surgical procedure, postoperative scans can be fused into the pre-operative model

3/27 SCV CES EMBS SFBA MEMS Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
sensors that continually and wirelessly report health status to a mobile device from within our body, fluorescent, soft, biomaterials, experience in bringing pioneering medical sensor technology to market

3/28 SCV IT An Information-Theoretic Framework for Multi-Hop All-Cast Networks, Stanford EE blg, rm 202, 6:00 pm
framework to characterize the fundamental limits of decode-forward in multi-source, multi-relay, all-cast channels with independent input distributions, extends Shannon's result

4/2 SCV PHOT Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing, Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
Advantages, technical challenges, and prospects of Space Division Multiplexing using strongly and weakly-coupled Multicore Fibers (MCFs) as a solution to capacity saturation with Single Mode Fibers

4/5 SCV TEMS A New Model of Human Values for Motivating Innovation, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
managing human motivation, positively motivated by the stimulation and excitement of the perceived expected value of innovation while not negatively demotivated by the fear and insecurity of the perceived expected risk of innovation

4/11 SCV ComSoc Telecommunication Fiber-Optics Cables as Dense Seismic Arrays - a Tale of Dark Fiber , TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
Despite being installed entirely for telecommunication purposes, these dark fibers are effective in recording both earthquake signals and traffic noise

4/18 OEB LMAG The North American Power Grid: Past Present and Future, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
greatest machine ever assembled by humanity, possible paths forward to address climate change, consequences of continuing carbon based fuels, and promoting energy efficiency in generation, transport and end use of electricity.

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

4/25 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 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 PES SCV MAG 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

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

5/9 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

5/16 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

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.


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


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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
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* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
* Automotive              *Titanium
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* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
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