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

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

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
MS in Information Systems program with Blockchain Technology Specialization: socio-technical approach to software engineering. Click here to learn more.

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

Ozen Engineering ANSYS software sales, support, training, and consulting.
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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.

Saturday February 23, 2019, 2019 Engineers Week Banquet, San Jose
The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker and award several scholarships for academic excellence.

March 6-7, 2019, ISQED 2019, Santa Clara
Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

April 5, 2019, 3rd ASSIC2019 (Automotive Semiconductor Safety Innovation Conference 2019), Santa Clara
Automotive Flash & SSD Device, IoT & Autonomous Vehicle, SEU Impact & Mitigation, Latest EDA Offerings for Functional Safety, and ISO 26262 Standard & its Implication. Email Su Jin Han at for more information.

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.


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on April 8th, 6 pm, 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.
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2/18, 5:00 pm, EPICS, Local EPICS in IEEE event, San Jose State University, Student Union Building, One Washington Square, San Jose,
Empowers students to work with local service organizations to apply technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community's unique challenges. To attend, contact Ray Alcantara,, Tel 1-732-981-2867.

2/19, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Nanotechnology for Imaging and Radiation Therapy , Varian Medical Systems Cafe, 3130 Hansen Way, Palo Alto
Director of Stanford's radiation oncology department FREE seminar. Bring or purchase a lunch from the cafeteria which opens at 11 am. Networking begins at 11:30 am. Seminar at 12:00 noon.

2/20, 7:30 pm, SCV EMBS, Real-time Biosensors for Continuous Measurements of Specific Biomolecules in Live Animals, Room M-114 of the Alway Bldg., Stanford University School of Medicine
First real-time, closed loop feedback control of drug concentration in live animals using the real-time biosensor. Free; Optional dinner and networking at the Stanford Hospital cafeteria, 6:15 to 7:15 pm

2/20, 6:00 pm, SCV MTT, Terahertz Technology and its Applications, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara
Science and other applications that specifically require technology at terahertz frequencies; research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Free, pizza will be served.

2/20, 6:30 pm, SCV MEMS, Sensors/RF Digitization for IoT-Applications Using All-Digital-Very-Scalable-ADC TAD, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
All digital; automotive sensors are explained including gyro-sensor implementation; FinFET technologies for future high-performance mixed-signal ASICs/SoCs. $5 donation for food.

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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

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

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