The Analog is the monthly newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. New issues are published around the first of eachCTS- month.  The deadline for inclusion of material is the 26th of the month.  Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org. Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.


You can always check on all of the upcoming Central Texas Section activities here


Follow the Central Texas Section in Social Media
  • Join our LinkedIn group - this group is limited to IEEE members only
  • Follow us on Twitter, use the hashtag #IEEECTS
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Join CTS on IEEE Collabratec - an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create - all in one central hub. While there are some "members only" features of Collabratec, it is open to the public to join.
  • Slack - Several CTS members have begun using Slack to exchange ideas and foster discussion. If you are interested in joining the CTS Slack Team send an email to Fabio Gomez ( fabio.gomez@ieee.org )

My Last Analog

This will be the last issue of The Analog that I edit for the Central Texas Section. I have served as editor of The Analog twice now: Feb 03 thru Feb 04 and then again July 2010 thru Jan 2018. I have enjoyed the hours spent putting the newsletter together for the Section. I have also enjoyed the many contacts I have made with IEEE volunteers within the Section, the Region and Headquarters as I have gathered input for The Analog.

I will remain active with the Section, particularly with the Austin Life Member Chapter. I look forward to seeing you all at one of the CTS meetings during the coming years.

A new editor will take over with the February 2018 issue. If you are interested in assisting with this monthly effort, contact the new Section Chair, Fawzi Behmann f.behmann@ieee.org. With a new editor will likely come new ideas on how to format The Analog. If you have suggestions, please take a few minutes to share them with Fawzi.

John Purvis III IEEE LSM, P.E.
john.purvis@ieee.org
https://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
Past Section Chair, Former Analog Editor



From the Central Texas Section Chair

It is with great enthusiasm to serve IEEE Central Texas section as the new chairman for 2018 and 2019. I want to express my great appreciation to Leslie Martinich and her team for leading the section over the past two years. Big thanks to all for the work you do to make our Section a terrific source of professional development for all our members.

IEEE
Certainly, IEEE, the largest global technical non-profit organization develops and publish standards but is also embarked on a wide mission to disseminate information with the underline mission of advancing technology to service humanity. This mission is being carried out by some 38 societies and affinity groups represented by chapters working in harmony with sections and regions along with some 1800 conferences a year. Among other initiatives, IEEE has one of the largest repository of papers and publications to serve academia and industry.

As many of you know that IEEE offers many humanitarian projects in serving communities and address the needs of K-12, students, and young professional, host job bank and support career fair and training workshops. In US, IEEE supports the government to what matters to IEEE members through congressional programs.

IEEE remains in the forefront with regard to rapid advancement in technology and use cases with special initiatives and programs and hold focused events to industry and academia and cover key topics such as sensing, 5G, virtualization, analytics, use cases such as green technologies, smart transportation, health, public safety and the emergence of smart community, smart city, state and government.

CTS plan is to relate these subjects and initiatives in a digestible manner engaging local membership and the extended community.

Who am I & Sample accomplishments in 2017
In 2017, I had the opportunity to serve as section chair for conferences supporting over a dozen conferences and events. I was also section PACE chair supporting initiatives that are subsidized by Region 5.

I had the privilege to drive a consolidated program leading IEEE Austin ComSoc & Signal Processing Joint Chapters as well as IEEE Austin EMBS & Computer Joint chapters in delivering intriguing topics on the capabilities of the respective societies and applied to some use cases.

I’m pleased to report that IEEE Austin Communications Chapter has received a couple of Awards: Chapter Achievement Award for North America (across 93 chapters) and also Chapter of the Year Award globally (across 212 chapters). This is the second time that Austin ComSoc received such double awards. The earlier was 2015.

At the international scene, I’ve been a keynote speakers on a couple of conferences: PACT 2017 in Kenya and later at MICC 2017 in Malaysia.

In addition as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, I had opportunity to present on a variety of topics such as IoT, 5G, cybersecurity, health, public safety, energy, transportation and smart cities at diverse locations such as Uganda and Kenya, Croatia,  and several US cities. I also had the opportunity to organize panel sessions and workshops at  BHI 2017, Himss/IHA 2017, ICC 2017, and Globecom 2017.

I’ve been active contributor in local community at different venues such as Smart City Connect 2017, Enterprise IoT 2017, BioAustin and Austin CityUP.

 These activities have inspired me to organize an IEEE Innovative Summit in Health and Technology held in Austin on September 7 at TACC with over 120 in attendance from medical community, industry, academia and city of Austin presenting rich program brining through leaders, physicians and technologists and policy maker under one roof.

2018
Using this as backdrop, IEEE Central Texas Section team with your support  are working on building a compelling and impactful programs that serve the membership and become more relevant to the local community.

We are seeking volunteers that like to innovate, create and support  CTS  in the following areas:
  • Support to GreenTech conference
  • CTS newsletter (The Analog)
  • Leveraging and monitoring impact of Social Media
  • Integrating functions to make website interactive
  • Others

If you are interested to help out, then please send me a quick email at f.behmann@ieee.org

Please take note of monthly technical meetings planned by CTS chapters can be viewed on the calendar of CTS website http://sites.ieee.org/ctx/ and respond to the RSVP.

Beside, the technical meetings, here is examples of activities planned for the next few months:
  • IEEE CTS First Half Leadership Meeting that will take place January 27 at San Marcus
  • IEEE CTS Support to BDYHAX 2018 annual event, Austin Feb. 2-4, 2018, https://www.austintexas.org/event/bdyhax-2018/328193/
  • International Engineers Week (February)
  • IEEE Support at SxSW (March)
  • IEEE GreenTech 2018 of Smart City, Austin April 4-6
  • http://ieeegreentech.org
  • IEEE Future Leader Forum, Austin (July)

Say tuned for more details.

I hope to see you at some of these events!

Fawzi Behmann
Chairman, Central Texas Section
f.behmann@ieee.org

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Membership Development

Have you renewed your IEEE membership for 2018?

It is easy to forget and easy to put off.  If you haven’t renewed your IEEE membership, or don’t know if you have, go to your MYIEEE account NOW and check at http://www.ieee.org/myieee  or call 800 678-4333.

OR just renew now to avoid loss of any of your IEEE benefits at http://www.ieee.org/renew .

If you have already renewed, thank you for being part of the Central Texas Section and the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association. We have a lot planned for you in the CTS for 2018.

Visit http://www.ieee.org/membership to view all YOUR benefits of IEEE membership.

IEEE Member Benefits

Have you looked at all the benefits you receive as an IEEE member?
Are you taking advantage of all that IEEE has to offer?  If you’re like me, you probably know of a few benefits and are taking advantage of

The latest IEEE member Benefits Bulletin is available.  Go to:
IEEE Member Benefits for the latest on
  • authoring through IEEE Collabratech,
  • member discounts on insurance, UPS shipping, computer purchases, and Wiley-IEEE Press,
  • Continuing educational opportunities through online learning and eBbooks, one free each month.  See the current offering through 14-Jan, “Women in Engineering – Book 4: Follow Your Curiosities – Finding Success Through Learning”

Did you know about IEEE – IEEE Collabratec

IEEE has created an online tool to assist IEEE Members AND non-members in career development.

The IEEE Collabratec™ online community offers a suite of productivity tools and is available to technology professionals around the world with exclusive features for IEEE members. Plus sign up is free to everyone.
IEEE Collabratec™ can help you:
  • Connect with global technology professionals by location and
  • Access robust networking, collaboration, and authoring tools dedicated to technology professionals
  • Establish a professional identity to showcase key accomplishments

Go to Collabratec NOW

You do NOT have to be an IEEE member to join IEEE Collabratech.

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
Region 5 Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-744-2968

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News of Interest to the Section

January eBook
Project management skills are highly prized in any organization. Engineers who can develop new plans for critical corporation products, services, internal process improvements and special needs technologies; and then coalesce, manage and lead others to make these things happen, are never going to fear unemployment. And they are going to have a great time working on interesting, innovative, and sometimes groundbreaking, projects. Project management is probably the most important function young engineers can learn, (and experienced engineers should continuously develop), along with an ability to articulate the value of what they, and their teams, are doing.

Project Management offers readers a framework for project management basics. This eBook provides an ideal starting point for engineering professionals who want to learn the basics about this vital, career-building competency. In clear-cut, direct language, author and IEEE Senior Member Harry T. Roman explains the concept of project management, offers steps to build a successful team, and warns how not to run a project team. He also provides historical background on the history of project management, including some interesting ties to technological icon, Thomas Edison. Roman spent most of his long career directing and consulting on more than $100 million worth of projects and programs in Research & Development at Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) in New Jersey.

In what is perhaps the most valuable chapter in the eBook, Roman details what he believes are the steps to a successful project team. It starts with identifying and selling the problem that the project team will address.  The author warns these tasks sound easy enough, but are full of potential pitfalls. He encourages readers to make sure the recommended project meets these five criteria: The problem should be one the company wants to solve; it must have value to senior management; it must offer tangible benefits; the solution is achievable within a reasonable timeframe; and it is compatible with the company’s investment philosophy.

According to Roman, project management is a profound leadership function. When properly combined with management skills, it can help to make you a complete manager—that rare individual who brings real value to an organization.

From 1 January through 15 February 2018, you can get your free eBook download, by going to:


Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code JANFREE18, at checkout.


CALL FOR AUTHORS

IEEE-USA E-BOOKS seeks authors to write an individual e-book or a series on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea you think will benefit members in a particular area of expertise, please email your proposal to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager Georgia C. Stelluto at g.stelluto@ieee.org.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of nearly 190,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members

Zhuo Li Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Central Texas Section member Zhuo Li was recently elevated to an IEEE Fellow. Congratulations to Zhuo on his achievement!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Texas STEM Connections
The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is partnering with several organizations to support Texas STEM Connections, a web-based tool that makes it easy for STEM professionals to connect with K-20 educators, classrooms, out of school time programs, and other volunteer opportunities. Visit the website of our partner Central Texas Discover Engineering to sign up as a Volunteer or an Educator.


Volunteers: See below for current needs and sign up for future opportunities
NOTE: Most educators are open to negotiating dates/times if you are interested in volunteering. Don't let the date/time listed limit your engagement! Contact the teacher and ask!

  1. Log into Texas STEM Connections
  2. Volunteers: Browse In-person Volunteer Opportunities OR Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
  3. Filter by zip code or other fields to narrow your search
  4. Click the "Show Interest" button for opportunities that interest you and connect with the educator making the request

CENTRAL TEXAS OPPORTUNITIES - THIS JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Leander: Whitestone Elementary STEAM Fair
Opportunity January 5, 2018
Each grade level studies various science topics throughout the year according to the TEKS. However we are looking for ways that children can have hands on experiences with circuits, robotics, creation, etc. This is a full day (8-2) school wide fair. The exhibits should be hands on where students from grade k-5 can participate. teachers and PTA volunteers will be on hand as well. We can provide tables and chairs for booths. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Del Valle: STEAM Extravaganza at Del Valle ISD
Opportunity January 20, 2018
The Del Valle ISD Technology Department will be hosting a STEAM Extravaganza on Saturday, January 20th. The event will be hosted in combination with the Region 13 Area Robotics Competition. Set-up begins at 8 am and the family friendly event will run from 9am- 2pm. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
STEAM Fair 2018 at Wells Branch Elementary AIA
Opportunity January 25, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
On January 25 we will be hosting our second annual STEAM Fair at Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy in Austin from 5:30-7:00 P.M. There will be a variety of tables with exhibitions, and all our students will participate. Our Pre-K/Kinder students will be doing an arts display with recycled 3D robots, our 4th and 5th graders will be making projects to compete to move-on to the Regional Science Fair, and all grades are invited to participate in making a project for our school STEAM Fair. Each grade will have a table, and we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to be trained to be a Science Fair judge who will judge projects hoping to move on to the regional fair. We are also looking for vendors who would be interested in participating. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
University of Texas Elementary School STEAM Career Day
Opportunity January 26 8 - 11 a.m.
We would love the participation of any and all STEAM affiliated careers to come to our school and interact with our elementary aged students. Careers including but certainly not limited to architects, medical doctors, engineers, designers, programmers, animal experts, environmental experts, chemists, archologists, physicists etc. are welcome!  Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Webb Primary and Middle Schools STEM Night (Community Event)
Opportunity January 30, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
This will be a K-8th Community STEM Night. I am envisioning..Hands-on STEM activity booths for K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th; Hands-on Robotics Demo booth; A live demo for a big group (Chemistry/Science); SPACE Booth. Webb Middle School has a Robotics Club. Webb Primary has a "Tech Girls" Club sponsored by the Girl Scouts. Also, we will have our science fair projects on display. We are in beginning stages of planning this event...any ideas are welcome. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Science Night at Galindo Elementary School
Opportunity February 1 Evening
We are hosting a Science Night on Feb. 1 at Galindo Elementary School. We want our students to understand that science is everywhere, not just in the classroom, and that it is fun! We are looking for organizations or people in STEM careers to share how they use science in a fun, interactive way. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Alternative Energy Sources at Lake Travis Elementary
Opportunity February 8 or 9, date/time flexible
We are talking about alternative energy sources that may be used to save on natural resources. The students need additional help understanding the types of alternative energy and the differences between natural resources and alternative energy. Looking for volunteers who can help share this information, practical examples, share a hands-on activity or whatever else might help our students better learn about alternative energy sources. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Youth Code Jam ATX
Opportunity February 10 at 1 p.m.
Coding4TX is excited to partner with Youth Code Jam SATX to bring this popular event to our city with the inaugural Youth Code Jam ATX! Approximately 100 students, in grades 3 through 8, and their parents or guardians will attend, circulating a dozen stations featuring different coding languages and CS skills, each offering various activities or challenges. We need YOU to help us develop, organize, and staff those stations and provide a memorable experience for these families. Youth Code Jam mentors share their technical expertise with students and help inspire the next generation of computer science gurus. All we ask is a few hours -- we'll also tempt you with pizza and a free T-shirt! -- and a willingness to encourage, guide, and inspire students! Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Classroom Science Days with the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Opportunities February 15-16, Times Vary
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is coming to Austin in mid-February! For each city that hosts our annual conference, we offer opportunities for K-12 teachers, students, and families. We believe that scientists can help support good science education for all by being in classrooms with teachers and students. This can include giving a presentation about their research and how they got interested in science or volunteering for the entire school year. Sign up for a Classroom Science Day visit and we'll get you connected to a classroom! Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Engineering Week Demo and Meet and Greet
Opportunity February 20, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
For Engineering Week, we hope to host a mini-Fair for makers and tinkerers on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 20. We are tentatively looking at a time of 3 - 4:30 p.m. Please note that Round Rock ISD is out of school this day. Our vision is to have a come-and-go events featuring several booths set up with demonstrations and activities. Engineers are welcome to bring their own cool displays, or you can be a guide using the library's materials (we have many construction sets, as well as LEGO robotics kits, Dash and Dot, Ozbots, Squishy Circuits, and Little Bits). We want to create a fun environment that makes it easy for kids to have conversations with real engineering professionals, using the projects and kits as easy ways to break the ice. Engineers representing a broad range of fields are welcome. We'd be particularly excited to have women and people of color represented among our guest engineers. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
CENTRAL TEXAS OPPORTUNITIES - FLEXIBLE DATES for Volunteers

Austin: STEAM (A for Arts) Professionals at Thinkery
Opportunities Weekly
Thinkery is Austin's home for "why" and "how." A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It's a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it's a heck of a good time. Each volunteer would help lead facilitated activity stations in our galleries. Below is a list of some special days where the activities will be focused on specific topics, or are our busiest times....but we have needs weekly!
Engineering Day - 2/17/18
NanoDays - 3/24/18
Earth Day & Space Day - 4/21/18
Scratch Day - 5/13/18
This is an on-going need that we seek to fill weekly. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.
 
Cedar Park: Pre-K Speakers Wanted to Showcase Careers
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
Looking for a community worker that can come and speak with my Pre-Kindergarten class. We are learning about careers and would be awesome for them to hear from people in their community. We are also learning about science, art, music any fun activities for these subjects would be great for them. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Austin: What is an Engineer?
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
I would like to expose my Four Points Middle School 7th and 8th grade students to different careers within the engineering realm. I teach Project Lead the Way, Gateway to Technology classes. In these classes students use the design cycle to learn about CAD, robotics, medical technology, the human body, and architecture. Students have a basic grasp of what an engineer is, but I would like to give them more real world examples of engineering careers. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Austin: Girls in STEM Mentor
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
I am a middle school teacher in Austin, TX at Four Points Middle School who is looking for female engineering students or female engineers to help mentor a group of girls involved in our STEM Girls club. The club meets for 30 minutes every other Friday afternoon from 1:50-2:20 p.m. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Austin: Introduction to Engineering: Volunteers Wanted to Excite Students about Engineering
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
Students in the our Montessori classrooms at Magnolia Montessori for All have been learning about the laws and principles that govern the universe, as well as conducting their own independent research based on their interests. Many of them are interested in engineering and in creating their own structures and machines. They are familiar with the design process through our engineering elective, but less familiar with the specific kinds of engineering. I would love for this expert to share their path to becoming an engineer, particularly what they did/were interested in between the ages of 6-9 that helped them to become an engineer. I would love for them to also share about the different kinds of engineering that exist, and perhaps to spark the students' imaginations with a unique or interesting demonstration of any kind. I particularly want the girls in our classrooms, particularly girls of color, to feel like they can become engineers if they want to.  Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Austin: Matter, Engineering, Weather, Butterflies: Engineers Wanted for Classroom Activities
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
We're exploring matter, insects, weather and matter and would love an engineer to join us in the classroom to showcase how engineering connects with these topics. We'd love the engineer to lead a hands-on activity with our students and help our students through the trail and error of the engineering design process. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.

Austin: roboARTS at Ann Richards School for Young Leaders
Opportunities Flexible on Date/Time
This class is a true STEAM based course. Kids will learn how to leverage their creativity and engineer robots to act on stage. Sounds crazy, I know. But this program will leave you with a huge smile on your face! We are looking for volunteer robotics mentors for an in-classroom experience. roboARTS is an in-class, 12-week program that will allow the ladies at Ann Richards to program robots and implement these bots as autonomous characters in their stories. Students will learn about the story writing and engineering process. They will generate their own stories and will learn how to use logic, story telling and troubleshooting to get the end result they desire. Learn more and connect in Texas STEM Connections.



Tips, Tools and Gadgets

While many are moving away from spinning disks in favor of SSDs, the majority of bulk data storage is still on spinning disks. If you didn't know it, not all disk drives are created equal. Most users are well aware of the obvious differences: capacity, rotational speed and on-board cache. There is a less obvious difference in the drive's reliability.

Backblaze, a cloud storage provider, uses thousands of different disk drives. Each quarter they have been publishing the failure rates for the drives they have in use. Their latest report for Hard Drive Stats for 3Q 2017 was released October 26. One of the most interesting facts I found in the study is that their is little difference in the annual failure rates reported between consumer and enterprise grade drives. Perhaps this information will be of assistance the next time you afe faced with buying a disk drive.

If you have comments, or suggestions as to something I should mention in a future issue, please let me know at john.purvis@ieee.org.  I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions. 

John Purvis III IEEE LSM, P.E.
john.purvis@ieee.org
https://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
Past Section Chair, Former Analog Editor

Continuing Education


IEEE Provided
Spectrum Tech Insider Webinars
Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available 'on demand' Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar.

More Than 400 Courses Now Available on IEEE Xplore
It’s easier to find IEEE’s more than 400 online courses now that they’ve been added to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Known as the eLearning Library, these interactive online classes can be found in the library’s Courses section. Based on tutorials and workshops presented at IEEE conferences, the courses were developed and peer-reviewed by experts in their fields. Read more . . .
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ComSoc Training
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Other learning opportunities
IEEE e-Learning Library
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Other Sources
CodeAcademy
Learn to code interactively for free

Corsea.org
A web site that provides an aggregate of university course offerings. Their tag line is "Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free." They have 16 course categories, most in technology areas from 16 major universities. 

MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. More can be learned here.

Saylor.org: Free Education
The tag line of the Saylor website is "Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free." Although Saylor.org does not grant degrees, students can download a certificate of completion for successfully passing the exam at the end of each course. There are thirteen areas of study that visitors can choose to explore, including Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering.

University of Texas Professional Development
UT Center for Lifelong Education provides several courses (these are NOT free). The list can be found here.

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Career

CTS Job listing
The Central Texas Section receives job postings from time to time. These are posted on the Section Web site. If you have a job to post to the site, send the information to cts-webmaster@ieee.org

IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE members have a new tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is a new online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using specialized tools tailored for each step of the job seeking process. This new product is added to the list of offerings that assist members as they find jobs and develop their careers.

The IEEE Job Site
The IEEE Job Site has undergone a makeover with new features and easier navigation to better serve IEEE members. Its still easy for IEEE members or IEEE member job seekers to conduct job searches or create and upload a resume, but with the use of HTML5 technology, the site boasts a cleaner layout and crisp contemporary design making the IEEE Job Site more user-friendly.

The IEEE-USA Career Manager is organized into eight categories designed to help you manage and advance in your career:

* Career Management Interactive Workshop
* Salary Service
* Consulting and Entrepreneurship
* Professional Development Webinars
* Employment Assistance and Job Search
* IEEE Online Distance Learning
* E-Book Library
* IEEE.tv


Student Branches and Activities

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)

Faculty Adviser: Wenbin Luo, email: wluo@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Nicole Webb nwebb3@mail.stmarytx.edu
Co-chair: Jeremy Ramirez, jramirez91@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos

Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu

Branch Chair: Karina Paz, karinapaz@txstate.edu
Co-chair: Caden Sanders,  email:   cjs163@txstate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXST.IEEE



Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: faminian@trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Connor Hahn    chahn1@trinity.edu
Co-chair: Dakota Grusak dgrusak@trinity.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityIEEE



University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)

Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Ali de Jong    email: chair@ieeeut.org

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ieeeut



University of Texas at San Antonio (http://ieeeutsa.com/)

Faculty Adviser: Paul Morton, email: PaulMorton@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Kasai Omar   k.w.omar@gmail.com
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IEEE: The Bridge - IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)'s signature publication, an interactive digital magazine published three times a year.

IEEE Member Newsletter http://theinstitute.ieee.org


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2018




January





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Greater Austin STEM Networking Forum
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Texas STARBASE Austin at Camp Mabry

Connect with STEM educators, organizations and leaders across Central Texas. These quarterly interactive networking forums foster collaborations and strengthen our STEM community as we share resources, events, and ideas.

Register online now. More details to come soon!





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IEEE CTS Spring ExCom Meeting
07:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Join us for our IEEE Central Texas Section Spring ExCom meeting where we will review our recent past events and plan for future events.  Meet friends and make new friends, enjoy breakfast and lunch.

Texas State University (TSU)
49 N Comanche St
San Marcos , Texas
United States 78666
Building: Roy F. Mitte Building
Room Number: 5th Floor

Agenda
          07:00               Setup, Coffee, Sign-in, Networking, Breakfast*
          07:55               Call to Order, Approve Agenda
          08:00               Roll Call / Introductions**
          08:20               Chairman’s Report
          08:50               Vice Chairs' Report (Austin & San Antonio)
          09:10               Secretary’s Report on L31
          09:20               Treasurer Report
          09.30               Financial Plan Guide (Training)
          09:45               Break
          10:00               Past Chair Nominations Committee Report
          10:10              Section Committee Reports
          11:00               Chapter Chair Reports***                
          12:10               Lunch
          13:00               Student Branch Chair Reports
          13:45               Chapter Reports continued (if needed)
          14:25               New Business****
          15:00               Adjourn


*Breakfast tacos and other less substantial things will be provided.

 

**During roll call, members should stand and briefly introduce themselves and other members of their committee to the other attendees.

 

***Member reports should be supported by Power Point slides as follows:

--Title slide,

Core Slides:

(1) Describe the mission to be carried out by the local chapter/affinity group/CTS committee. Include list of leadership team.

(2) Describe briefly list of accomplishments in 2017. For chapters/Affinity group can be list of topics and presenters and outreach activities. For committee can be list of deliverables impacting CTS and community. Indicate if L31 was filed!

(3) Vision and mission for 2018. Highlight objectives and initiatives planned for 2018. Highlights needs and rational.

 

-- Other slides may be used as backup

Please send Joe Redfield and Raymond Choo  a copy of your presentation slides for showing at the meeting. We will need to have them by noon on Friday prior to the meeting. Otherwise bring a USB drive with your for Joe to copy.

Aus/SA chaptername_2018_SPM_your first name.ppt

For example, SA_EMBS_2018_SPM_Sunny.ppt

 

**** New Business Motions

--Motion to adopt the CTS Guide on use of V-tools Categories. 

-- Motion to adopt the CTS LOP on Finances.

- Section -Officer Reports

- Chapter Officer Reports

- Student Branch Reports

- New business

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/156567




February





3






Junior Academy of Science  Science Fair
San Antonio http://www.arase.org/






17-24






Engineers Week
February 17 – February 24, 2018

Share your information with us to amplify by emailing info@greateraustinstemecosystem.org or using #AustinSTEM #EWeek2018 on social media.

Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:
  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. This year's theme is Engineers Week: Inspiring Wonder. Celebrate. Volunteer. Connect.

The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is collaborating with organizations to amplify events throughout the week of February 18-24, 2018, and engineering education efforts across the community. Nationally, efforts are amplified by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation). Locally, efforts are led through Central Texas Discover Engineering.
 
Use #AustinSTEM #EWeek2018 in all your social media posts and let's showcase the great things going on across Central Texas!
 
See below for some of the events we know about already (and watch https://greateraustinstemecosystem.org/engineersweek/ for more updates) ….
Saturday, February 17
Hosted by Thinkery
More info to come! Check back later.
Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18
Hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Austin Convention Center
Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days is FREE and open to all- featuring hands-on demos, shows, talks by scientists, and other activities for youth and their families. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Register online to avoid lines at the event.
Saturday, February 24
Hosted by the UT Austin Women in Engineering Program (UTWEP)
The University of Texas at Austin
Girl Day at UT Austin, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day presented by Halliburton and the Girl Day STEM Festival presented by Texas Instruments is a free event for K-8 students held on the Cockrell School of Engineering and Natural Sciences complexes on on The University of Texas at Austin campus February 24th, 2018 from 12 to 5 pm. Over 8,000 students are expected to participate in over 150 free-flowing hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace throughout the event. Girls and boys are welcome! Register online to secure a space and to get all updates and tips for participating.





21-24






Austin Energy Regional Science Festival 2018
Austin http://www.sciencefest.org/index.php

Judges/Volunteers needed for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, February 21-24, 2018 
 
Science Fest is a competition for students from 23 school districts and 12 counties who are advancing from their local schools. 
 
Junior (middle school) Division and Senior (high school) Division students submit their projects in one of 17 scientific categories, covering both Life and Physical Sciences as well as Math and Engineering. Judging is competitive and the top three winners in each category from both divisions advance to the state fair in San Antonio. The overall top six projects in the Senior Division, called "Best of Fair", advance directly to the international competition.

Because judging is competitive, we need subject matter experts to evaluate the projects. About 7-8 projects are assigned to each group of judges (typically consisting of 3 people). After a group has interviewed their assigned students, group members discuss the merit of each project and jointly determine the ranking. Seniors are judged in the morning, Juniors in the afternoon. It is a 2-4 hour commitment, depending on the amount of students in each category. (The Junior Division Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics categories tend to be rather large, for example, and have to be done in two rounds.) We offer orientation sessions in the weeks leading up to the fair.

Judging for next year's Junior/Senior fair will take place on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at the Palmer Event Center. Students will register and set up their projects on Wednesday, Feb 21, and projects will be available for previewing that night without students present. Links to the abstracts will be made available the week-end prior to the fair.

Elementary students are judged on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018; judging is not competitive and every project receives either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd  place ribbon. 

We also need general volunteers from Wednesday, Feb 21 to Saturday, Feb 24 to help with registration, project set-up, monitoring the students’ well-being and assisting with the awards ceremonies.
 
You can register as either a judge or a volunteer by going to http://www.sciencefest.org/volunteers






March





2






Alamo Regional Science & Engineering Fair
San Antonio, http://www.arase.org/






4-8






2018 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The conference addresses issues of immediate and long term importance to practicing power electronics engineer.

henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.apec-conf.org/





7-8






TBPE Ethics Webinars
TBPE continues to offer ethics outreach presentations both in person and in a webinar format for the convenience of our licensees. The free webinars have been so well received that we are now adding additional events as needed. If you are interested in scheduling a live TBPE ethics presentation at your workplace, please refer to our outreach page at: http://engineers.texas.gov/outreach.

These quarterly webinars provide an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Ethics webinars are held approximately one month prior to each quarterly expiration date.

Future webinars are scheduled for March 7-8, 2018; June 6-7, 2018; September 12-13, 2018; and December 5-6, 2018. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars athttps://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.





24






ExxonMobil Texas Science & Engineer Fair
San Antonio, http://emtsef.utsa.edu/





April





2-3






2017 National Electrical Code for Engineers Workshop
Located at the Scottish Rite Theater, next door to the Hampton Inn. 8AM-5PM






4-6






2018 IEEE GreenTech International Conference of Smart City"

Location: AT&T Executive Facilities, Austin

This will be the 10th Annual GreenTech Technologies International Conference. The theme of the conference for 2018 is Smart City.

 The conference provides a forum for government, industry, and researchers to collaborate and present innovative approaches on future framework, plans and innovative technological solutions for moving towards smarter green cities.  Stakeholders include municipalities, utilities, equipment vendors, and residents

HELP NEEDED:
We are looking for volunteers to be part of the Organizing Committee in the following areas:
  1. Website support
  2. Event mobile app
  3. Event social media
  4. Communication & publicity
  5. Registration
  6. Sponsors/Patronage
  7. Help organize recruitment
  8. Help organize Startup Pitch
  9. Help with Industry call for proposals
  10. Help with Academic Research call for paper
  11. Help with software tools and multimedia promotion
  12. Help with contact for media & publishing outlets local, state wide and beyond

Please contact f.behmann@ieee.org

The GreenTech of Smart City conference provides a forum with government, industry and researchers and startups to collaborate and innovate on future frameworks, plans and technological solutions in moving towards smart green cities.

For example, moving to a smarter grid will reduce emissions by allowing greater integration of renewables and more efficient use of the energy they produce, integration of smart vehicles which can act as storage devices to reduce transmission losses and promote cleaner transport and the introduction of demand response mechanisms to reduce demand.

By improving people’s experiences on the road, in the air, at stores and at work, technologies are moving us all toward a better life and a better world.

Diverse Topical areas  such as:
  • Smart City Opportunities using Green Technology
    • Visions and strategies for city and utility collaboration
    • Transportation
    • Consumer oriented innovation
    • Demand control
    • Buildings
    • Case studies
  • Renewable Energy Supply
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Rural

The website http://ieeegreentech.org provides more details.

There are several opportunities for participation and support.
  • Papers, workshop/tutorial submission - due date Nov 10 (see ‘Author’ tab for details and .pdf download for the  Technical Program )
  • Panel sessions, presentations and demos - due date Jan 8 (see ‘Author’ tab for details and .pdf download for the Industrial Program)
  • Several Patron opportunities and benefits - Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and others (see ‘Patron’ tab)
  • Exhibitors (see ‘Exhibitors'  tab)
Case Study: Pecan Street Project

Case Study: Autonomous Vehicles

End Users: Industrial, Transportation, Building Technologies

Light Talks - deadline for submission is November 20
http://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/2017/10/15/2018-green-technology-international-conference-call-for-light-talks/

We welcome your participation and support. If you wish to present or help, please send a quick message to  f.behmann@ieee.org






7-8






IEEE R5 Annual Meeting

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE USA, R5 and CTS






8-9






2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference
We are pleased to announce that the submission system for both, papers and posters for the 2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (IEEE TPEC 2018) is now open! The submission deadline for the full six-page manuscript is November 10, 2017, and deadline for the poster abstract submission is December 1, 2017.

IEEE TPEC 2018 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the IEEE Power Electronics Society, and the IEEE Industry Applications Society. Papers accepted and presented at the conference will be published in IEEEXplore.

IEEE TPEC 2018 invites authors to submit high-quality technical research papers and posters from all areas of electric power and energy engineering: power systems, power electronics, and electric machines. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Power System Operation & Electricity Market
Power System Protection, Monitoring, and Control
Synchrophasor Technology and Applications
Power System Reliability & Asset Management
Power Systems Dynamics&Stabiity
Integration of Renewables & Microgrid Optimization
Smart Electricity Grid Technologies
Big Data Analytics & Demand Response
Cyber and Physical Security
Modeling, Simulation & Control of Power Electronics Converters
HVDC and FACTS
Electric Machines Design, Drive and Condition Monitoring 

General information:
Conference website: tpec.engr.tamu.edu
Date: February 8-9, 2018
Venue: Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Organizer: IEEE PES/PELS/IAS Joint Student Chapter
Email: tpecadmin@tamu.edu

Call for Papers download: http://tpec.engr.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/TPEC2018CPF.jpg




March





7-8






TBPE Ethics Webinar
Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.




May





13-18






2018 IEEE International Workshop Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR 2018)
Reliability & Quality of Communication Networks

AT&T Conference Ctr
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX, USA

http://www.ieee-cqr.org/





21-24






NI Week
As 2017 comes to an end, make sure you have secured your seat to attend the best engineering conference in the industry. Register now to save up to 60 percent by taking advantage of our early bird pricing.

Register now




June





6-7






TBPE Ethics Webinars
TBPE continues to offer ethics outreach presentations both in person and in a webinar format for the convenience of our licensees. The free webinars have been so well received that we are now adding additional events as needed. If you are interested in scheduling a live TBPE ethics presentation at your workplace, please refer to our outreach page at: http://engineers.texas.gov/outreach.

These quarterly webinars provide an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Ethics webinars are held approximately one month prior to each quarterly expiration date.

Future webinars are scheduled for March 7-8, 2018; June 6-7, 2018; September 12-13, 2018; and December 5-6, 2018. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars athttps://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.





10-13






2018 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)
This conference papers are dealing with application, development, analysis, testing, and service experience with electrical insulation in electrical and electronic equipment around but not limited to the following themes: rotating machines, transformers, cables, variable speed drives, testing, outdoor insulation, nanodielectrics, switchgear, new materials, etc.

San Antonio, TX, USA

http://ieeedeis.org/eic




July





27-29






IEEE Future Leader Forum




September





12-13






TBPE Ethics Webinars
TBPE continues to offer ethics outreach presentations both in person and in a webinar format for the convenience of our licensees. The free webinars have been so well received that we are now adding additional events as needed. If you are interested in scheduling a live TBPE ethics presentation at your workplace, please refer to our outreach page at: http://engineers.texas.gov/outreach.

These quarterly webinars provide an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Ethics webinars are held approximately one month prior to each quarterly expiration date.

Future webinars are scheduled for March 7-8, 2018; June 6-7, 2018; September 12-13, 2018; and December 5-6, 2018. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars athttps://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.




November





6-7






Texas Wireless Summit

IEEE Austin ComSoc is pleased to sponsor the 2018 TWS - Texas Wireless Summit.

 The TWS for 2018 will be held at the new EERC auditorium  which coincides with WNCG’s 15 year anniversary making the combined events very special.

Details and registration are posted at  http://texaswirelesssummit.org/

Faculty organizers for TWS 2017 are WNCG Professors Jeffrey Andrews and Sanjay Shakkottai.




December





5-6






TBPE Ethics Webinars
TBPE continues to offer ethics outreach presentations both in person and in a webinar format for the convenience of our licensees. The free webinars have been so well received that we are now adding additional events as needed. If you are interested in scheduling a live TBPE ethics presentation at your workplace, please refer to our outreach page at: http://engineers.texas.gov/outreach.

These quarterly webinars provide an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Ethics webinars are held approximately one month prior to each quarterly expiration date.

Future webinars are scheduled for March 7-8, 2018; June 6-7, 2018; September 12-13, 2018; and December 5-6, 2018. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars athttps://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.
2019




July





8-12






2019 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC)
Conference offers a one day "Short Course" and 3.5 days of Tehchnical sessions consisting of 8-10 session of contributed papers. The material presented is completely related to the radiation environment and its impact on electrical components and materials

San Antonio Rivercenter Marriott
101 Bowie St
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.nsrec.com/




October





27-30






2019 IEEE Sensors Conference

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE CTS and Sensors Society
Conference Bid  deadline: 30 Aug 2016
Notification of Venue selection: October, 2016


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Local Chapter Activities

The IEEE is organized into Societies and Special Interest Groups.  The full list as well as a link to join each can be found here.  The Central Texas Section has several Society and  Special Interest Group Chapters with their own local activities as listed below. Note that some Joint Chapters represent more than one Society.

You can subscribe to an RSS feed of all Central Texas Section meetings that have been scheduled through vTools here

Click Meetings to see the next 180 days of planned CTS activity.

ALL of the Chapter Technical meetings are open to the public!!!

The Central Texas Section Chapters

AP Antennas and Propagation Society
AESS Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
CAS Circuits and Systems Society
CEDA Council on Electronic Design Automation
COM Communications Society - Austin | San Antonio
CN Consultant's Network
CPMT Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society
C Computer Society - Austin | San Antonio
ED Electron Devices Society
E Education Society
EMB Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Austin | San Antonio
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
GOLD GOLD has been rebranded as the Young Professionals
IA Industry Applications Society
IE Industrial Electronics Society
IM Instrumentation and Measurement Society
PHO Photonics Society
LM Life Members - Austin | San Antonio
MTT Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
PEL Power Electronics Society
PE Power & Energy Society - Austin | San Antonio
PSE Product Safety Engineering Society
SC
Sensor Council
SMC Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
SP Signal Processing Society - Austin | San Antonio
SSC Solid-State Circuits Society
TMC Technology Management Council - Austin | San Antonio
WIE Women in Engineering
YP
Young Professionals

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT)

Chapter Web site

The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.


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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

Chapter Web Site

NOTE: Being a member of the following IEEE Societies makes you eligible to be a member of CEDA: AP, CAS, C, ED, MTT and SSC. However, you need to go to the IEEE web site and sign in to be added as a FREE member of CEDA. See this PDF for detailed instructions.

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  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

The CEDA chapter normally meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits (CAS/SSC)

Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title

RF Harmonic Oscillators Integrated in Silicon Technologies

Speaker

Pietro Andreani received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from Lund University, Sweden, in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007 he was chair profes­sor at the Center for Physical Electronics, Technical University of Denmark. From 2005 to 2014 he had a 20% position as analog/RF designer at Ericsson AB in Lund, Sweden. Since 2007, he has been associate professor at the dept. of Electrical and Information Technology (EIT), Lund University, working in analog/mixed-mode/RF IC design. He is also the head of the VINNOVA Center for System Design on Silicon, hosted by EIT. He has been a TPC member of ISSCC (2007-2012), is a TPC member of ESSCIRC (chair of the Frequency Generation subcommittee since 2012, TPC chair in 2014) and RFIC, and Associate Editor of JSSC. He has been an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer since 2017. He has authored numerous papers on harmonic oscillators and phase noise.

Abstract

As one of the truly fundamental analog functions in any wireless/wireline application, the voltage-controlled oscillator keeps attracting a great deal of well-deserved attention. In this presentation, we will investigate the mechanisms of phase noise generation in harmonic oscillators, including some recently published general results, after which we will analyze both classical and emergent oscillator architectures, describing pros and cons for each. Various techniques to achieve a very wide oscillator tuning range will be illustrated as well.

Date/Time

08 February 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/48493

Location

2501 Speedway
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: EER
Room Number: 3.646

Notes



The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. IIf you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.
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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT)

Chapter Web Site

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Joint Austin Computer Society (C) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB) Chapter

Chapter Web site


Topic/Title DATA & ANALYTICS:EMERGING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH THAT DRIVES PRODUCT STRATEGY
Speaker Donna Imam of Austin, TX based tech firm Inteleaf specializing in b2b emerging technology product research, conceptualization, marketing, and product experience design. http://linkedin.com/in/donnaimam/
Abstract How to do Emerging Technology Research that Drives Product Strategy

Is your company is exploring Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain or other emerging technologies? This presentation and workshop will teach you Inteleaf’s emerging technology research process which we’ve developed and have used for our clients successfully.

Who should attend:

Are you responsible for technology or product strategy at your company? Are you trying to figure out how to learn and discover what you don’t know yet? Are you asking “What do I need to know to be able to have a discussion with my perspective customers?”

This workshop is for you.
Date/Time 23 January 2018
6:00 - 6:20 PM Open networking meet and greet
6:20 - 6:30 PM A word from Austin Internet of Things Group, IEEE Austin ComSoc/SP and EMBS/CS Chapters and ProductTank Austin.
6:30 - 8:00 PM Feature presentation / workshop
8:00 PM Q/A, Networking
Location 9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
Cost
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/49193
Notes
Inteleaf will give away multiple Renesas Synergy Platform based IoT development kits.

Joint meeting with Austin Computer/EMB, ComSoc/SP Societies with Austin Internet of Things

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

 Chapter Web Site

Topic/Title

CPS Energy will talk on the Future of Energy.  Further details in the e-mail invitation

Speaker


Abstract


Date/Time

16 January 2018
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location

1 Camino Santa Maria
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Building: University Center
Room Number: Conference Room B

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/155902

Notes


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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

Chapter Web Site


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Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks

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EducationSociety (E)

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

Chapter Web Site

The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

(see Austin Computer Society for information on Austin EMB Chapter activities)

Chapter Web Site San Antonio

Topic/Title Bioeffects of Lasers
Speaker GARRETT POLHAMUS, PHD, PE
Garrett obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering, and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering, all from UT Austin. He served 20 years as a military officer in the USAF conducting and leading research, with assignments in Texas, Maryland, England, and the Pentagon. Following his military experience, he was a Technical Fellow with Northrup Grumman (TASC). He then returned to the USAF as a civil servant, where he led the Bioeffects Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and was responsible for directing all research on biological effects of radiofrequency radiation, lasers and chemicals. He also served as Acting Director, Human Effectiveness Directorate, AFRL, and Acting Director, Defense Laboratories Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has served on advisory boards for UT San Antonio,, and for the Biomedical Engineering Department, UT Austin. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the San Antonio area of the Central Texas Section of IEEE. Garrett retired in January 2017, and resides in San Antonio with his wife, Hattie.
Abstract Lasers and their applications have proliferated since Maiman developed the first laser in 1960. After the first use by the military in Vietnam, there has been significant research to ensure the safe use of lasers in combat. In addition, the biological effects of lasers has become a topic
of intense study. There have been many applications of lasers in biology and medicine, though the mechanisms of effects in many cases are poorly understood. Nevertheless the development of new laser systems and new applications will continue in the future, and additional research
will be required.
Date/Time 30 January 2018
6:00 - 6:20 PM Open networking meet and greet
6:20-6:30 A word from IEEE San Antonio Chair
6:30- 7:30 Speaker's Presentation
7:30-8:00 Q&A, Netwroking
Cost
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/155735
Location 110 E Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78205
Building: 7th Floor
Room Number: Tron Conference Room
Notes

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group


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Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

More information on YP/GOLD 

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IM)

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Photonics Society (PHO)

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For more information, contact Mikhail Belkin

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group

Life members must be at least 65 years of age and have been a member of IEEE or one of its predecessor societies for such a period that the sum of his/her age and his/her years of membership equals or exceeds 100 years. When an individual achieves Life member (LM) status, their basic membership dues and Region assessments are waived on 1 January of the year following attainment of LM status.

More information on LM

Austin Life Members Affinity Group


Topic/Title TBD
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Date/Time 16 January 2018
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
Cost
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/156883
Notes
Check vtools entry above for details of the meeting


The Austin Life Members Group meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Life Members meet on the third Tuesday each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., followed by presentations from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by experts in topics of interest to IEEE Life Members.

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San Antonio Life Member Affinity Group

Topic/Title Joule's experiment on the heat equivalent of work
Speaker John Engelbrecht
Abstract John Engelbrecht has developed a modern version of James Joule's famous 1843 experiment to determine the heat equivalent of work, e.g. heat capacity or specific heat of water.  The experiment will be performed during the presentation.  Further details will be available in the e-mail notice.
Date/Time 18 January 2018
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Location 8633 Crownhill Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas
Cost
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/155898
Notes
Our new location is La Fonda behind Magic Time Machine on 410: 8633 Crownhill Blvd. San Antonio TX 78209

The room will seat 60, the old location is closed.

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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title Power Plant Control Rooms, then, now and the future
Speaker Gene Grindle, P.E. of Western Farmer Electric Cooperative
Gene Grindle graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Georgia and Utah.

Gene’s entire career has been in the power generation and power distribution sector. He is currently the Plant Manager of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative’s Hugo Plant in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Prior to that he held positions as Senior Manager in charge of EDF-RE’s OCC (their North American control center that remotely operated over 140 wind, solar, and battery installations) in San Diego, California, Plant Manager of Deseret Power’s Bonanza Station in Vernal, Utah and a number of other project engineering and management positions in the power generation space.
Abstract Gene will discuss control rooms.  --Where we were, where we are, and where we might be going.  Gene has dealt with vintage control rooms and control technologies that were constructed in the 1940’s and 1950’s, he as upgraded plants to modern distributed control systems, and he has managed remote control centers that controlled hundreds of remote sites across 8 time zones simultaneously.  His experience has informed his thinking about how far we have progressed and improved in this area.  His experiences have also given him some awareness for the down-side of these modern improvements.  Gene will share some of what he has experienced, what he has learned, and some ideas and concerns about the future of control rooms/control centers.
Date/Time 23 January 2018
Check In - 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Social & Business Meeting - 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Program - 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Location Cover 3
2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas
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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSE)

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Austin Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

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Topic/Title DATA & ANALYTICS:EMERGING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH THAT DRIVES PRODUCT STRATEGY
Speaker Donna Imam of Austin, TX based tech firm Inteleaf specializing in b2b emerging technology product research, conceptualization, marketing, and product experience design. http://linkedin.com/in/donnaimam/
Abstract How to do Emerging Technology Research that Drives Product Strategy

Is your company is exploring Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain or other emerging technologies? This presentation and workshop will teach you Inteleaf’s emerging technology research process which we’ve developed and have used for our clients successfully.

Who should attend:

Are you responsible for technology or product strategy at your company? Are you trying to figure out how to learn and discover what you don’t know yet? Are you asking “What do I need to know to be able to have a discussion with my perspective customers?”

This workshop is for you.
Date/Time 23 January 2018
6:00 - 6:20 PM Open networking meet and greet
6:20 - 6:30 PM A word from Austin Internet of Things Group, IEEE Austin ComSoc/SP and EMBS/CS Chapters and ProductTank Austin.
6:30 - 8:00 PM Feature presentation / workshop
8:00 PM Q/A, Networking
Location 9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
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Inteleaf will give away multiple Renesas Synergy Platform based IoT development kits.

Joint meeting with Austin Computer/EMB, ComSoc/SP Societies with Austin Internet of Things



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Sensor Council (SC) - MEMS & Sensors Chapter

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Membership in the Sensor Council is free if you are already a member of one of the sponsoring IEEE Societies. Those Societies are: AES, AP, BT, CAS, COM, CPMT, C, DEI, ED, EMB, EMC, IE, IA, IM, MAG, MTT, OE, PE, PHO, RA, SP, SSC, UFFC, and VT.

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Joint Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) & Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

AESS Chapter of the Year Award 2016 for US-based chapters

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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Cirrus Logic, 800 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about WIE.

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