Central Montana Section
counties of Blaine, Cascade, Chouteau, Gallatin, Glacier, Hill,
Madison, Meagher, Park, Sweetgrass, and Toole.
for the details and sign up for our next event.
Wednesday June 26th: SECTION MEETING
Luke Mauritson has agreed to host the Central MT Section IEEE at his engineering and manufacturing facility,
The event will be a tour of Montana Instruments while Luke tells us about the technologies developed to make optical samples as cold
as 3 degrees Kelvin. That is a mere 3 degrees before all known motion stops. Montana Instruments is making international sales to
researchers and scientists that investigate the interaction between cold solids and light.
Note, our website will be moving to
At the november
19th, 2011 MGA Board meeting, the board of directors
approved a name change for our section.
Our section name has
changed from "IEEE Montana Section" to "IEEE
Central Montana Section."
The name change serves
to harmonize our section's name with our neighbors in
Section and Eastern Montana Section.
26 Meeting Announcement
A joint hosting by the
IEEE Central Montana Section
IEEE MSU Student Chapter
Radiation Environments in Space
and its Effects on Electronics
Dr. James W. Howard Jr.
Radiation Environments & Effects Engineer, MSFC
Dr. Howard received a B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, as
well as a M.S. in
Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Howard then
Renssealer as a Research Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Engineering
Engineering Physics Department and as the Associate Director of the
Laboratory. Since 1995 he has been working as an on-site contractor for
NASA, both at
MSFC and GSFC, in the area of space radiation environments and their
electronic components and systems and has published over 60 technical
papers on the
effects of radiation on electronics.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Precision Laser Ranging and Gas Sensing at Bridger Photonics
Randy Reibel, VP & COO
Bridger Photonics, Inc. was founded in 2006 and ranked 146 on Inc.
magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies for
This talk will provide a technical overview of Bridger
three business areas and describe some of the challenges associated
with starting up and running a high-technology company.
core business areas include: precision ladar, precision lidar and
5, 2011 and Thursday Oct 6
Using IEEE Xplore
9 am, Roberts Hall 101
you are an IEEE member, an engineering
student, graduate student in technology, even a non-engineering student
interested in technology, you know how knowledgeable research skills
will contribute to your success. The Montana State University
community has access to the IEEE Xplore, a digital library providing
full text access to more than three million IEEE documents. Learn
how to use IEEE Xplore in a "best practices" manner. This one
hour talk and demo will cover all the latest features and insider tips
when searching IEEE Xplore. Plus, learn what IEEE Xplore can
that Google can't!
Directions at the IEEE
12 noon, Roberts Hall 101
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5:30 PM, EPS 103
IEEE is the world's largest technical
membership association with over 400,000 members worldwide. Learn
how the IEEE can contribute to your career and education. No
longer just about Electrical Engineering, the IEEE has moved into a
wide range of related technical disciplines. This talk
how the IEEE furthers its members careers via the provision of
networking opportunities and on-going technical education. Specific
resources available to the Montana State University
community and to IEEE members will be described and demonstrated.
Oct 6, 2:00-3:30 at MSU in Gaines 101
from the following three individuals.
of the Self-Aligned MOS
Gate Technology, which enabled
creation of semiconductor memories
microprocessors. In 1971 Mr. Faggin
the team that designed and co-invented
world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
Lotimer will speak about his
work with wireless animal
Jim is President & CEO Lotek
which supplies scientists with products
enable the scientific study of over 1000
in every ocean, on all continents.
Plosker will briefly cover
of the IEEE's 127 year history. IEEE founders,
Bell, Edison, and Marconi. The IEEE is the
largest professional association dedicated
advancing technological innovation and
for the benefit of humanity. IEEE has
than 400,000 members in more than 160
IEEE Montana Section has
formed a group on
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2010 Annual Banquet!
from the Electrical and Computer Department joined in congratulating
Dr. Waded Cruzado (right) presented the status of IEEE Fellow to Dr.
Hashem Nehrir (left).
Results are In.
Snider will be our new
Chair / Chair Elect and Randy Larimer will continue as Secretary! Over
40 people voted online!
annual mailing was distributed in November. It includes a summary of
the activities that happen at our section and encourages inactive
members to join us again. Download sthe annual mailing here.
Bill Jameson wins Region 6 Leadership Award!
|At the IEEE
October monthly meeting, section chair Mitch Hobish presented a Region
6 award to Dr. William Jameson. The plaque reads: "Outstanding
Leadership and Professional Service Award, Presented to Dr. William J.
Jameson, IEEE Life Member, Montana, For Outstanding Leadership and
Professional Services to the IEEE, to the University, and to the
Profession." Dr. Jameson
commented that he and other award winners before him are proud to be
involved in the IEEE Montana Section and thought a Montana section
meeting was the best place to accept such an award. Congratulations Dr.
information, go to http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=7674