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

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MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation.

For complete information, please see Additional Education


PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
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.


October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity.

October 25, 2018, Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton
Microgrids and the Future of Electrical Energy.

See Conferences and Events for complete list.


SERVICES/ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
QualiTau, the leading manufacturer of semiconductor reliability test equipment, is recruiting for board-level analog design engineers. See HERE for more information.
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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

Please see list of those looking for employment opportunites at Employment


IEEE CHAPTER EVENTS ieee logo
10/18, 6:00 pm SCV SSCS Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems for Computational Imaging and Vision on Mobile Devices, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Accelerator-based systems will enable energy-efficient integration of computational imaging and deep learning based vision algorithms into mobile and wearable devices for emerging applications such as autonomous driving, micro-robotics, assistive technology, medical imaging and augmented and virtual reality. Free to $5

10/23, 6:30 pm SCV CES ComSoc PES The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0, NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) Roadmap; production technology status, a technology evolutionary view, challenges, opportunities. Free to $10, includes pizza.

10/24, 8:30 am SFBA EPS REL EDS Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop, Xilinx, 2050 Logic Drive, San Jose (and remote via WebEx)
This Workshop addresses alpha-induced soft errors and other sources, metrology and preventive approaches, plus profiles of laboratory facilities, with its unique offering of simultaneous on-site and remote participation. Free, includes lunch.

10/25, 6:30 pm SFBAC PELS Residential Battery Storage: The Cornerstone of the Nanogrid and Distributed Power Systems, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Understanding the role nanogrids play and how the very timely topic of energy storage makes a pivotal contribution. Free to $5.

11/1, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS Decision-making – Perils & Remedies, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Perils and pitfalls that surround us, as we make decisions, and present techniques for minimizing the impact of inherent sources of errors; compensate for biases, both internal, and environmental. $5 to $15, $20 at the door, includes light dinner.

For complete list, please see IEEE Chapter Events


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

For more opportunities, please see VolunteerOpportunities



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