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From research-intensive Ph.D. programs and our unique Engineer's Degree to specialized Master's degrees and targeted certificate programs. A range of options to continue your education and advance your career are available at SCU.
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Design Automation Conference (DAC) on for the Designer, IP and Embedded Tracks . The conference will be held on July 11-15, 2021 in San Francisco, with paper abstracts due January 20, 2021.

The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) is accepting digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. Digests are due January 25, 2021, and the conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


February 22–24, 2021, FLEX Conference & Expo, Virtual Event
Join us for the 20th anniversary of FLEX, a premier conference & expo centered around flexible hybrid, printed electronics products, equipment, processes, and materials with emphasis on latest technical breakthroughs, unique electronics applications, and business strategies.

April 7-8, 2021, 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'21), Virtual Event
Manufacturing, design and EDA.

May 3-6, 2021, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2021, New York
ASMC is the leading international technical conference for exploring solutions to improve the collective microelectronics manufacturing expertise. ASMC provides an unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to network and learn the latest in the practical application of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies.

June 22-24, 2021, WITI Global Summit, Virtual Event
Premier global event for women in technology and features the Hall Of Fame awards. Build and expand strong connections in a welcoming environment to foster women's success in all technology related fields and organizations. 4,000+ attendees from 6 continents.

July 11-15, 2021, 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic circuits and systems.

October 10-14, 2021, Save the date for the 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Vancouver, Canada
The world's leading technical conference and exhibition for electrical and electromechanical energy conversion research and innovation.


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Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

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Science Fair Judges Needed!

Science Fair season is coming up. For over 35 years, the IEEE has provided both prizes and judges for local fairs and we need your help once again. These fairs provide an opportunity for students from middle schools and high schools to show their projects and hear comments from professionals like you. Projects range from the simple to the sophisticated, but behind every project is a student who is anxious to find out what you think about it. As a judge you will interact with students and help them understand what they did right and how they could do better next time.

This year we will be supporting three science fairs:

Santa Clara,; Thursday, March 11 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz,; Saturday, March 13, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
San Mateo,; Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monterey,; Monday, March 8, Noon

Even if you can only help for a few hours the students will appreciate it. No previous experience or specialized knowledge is necessary only patience and common sense. For 2021 all local science fairs will be virtual, so you can help out from the safety and comfort of your own home. 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


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The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) is accepting digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. Topics include but are not limited to:

* Power electronics technology             * Renewable energy
* Electrical machines and drives          * Modeling and control
* WBG and other devices                       * Transportation electrification
* Energy harvesting                               * EMI and EMC
* Electrical energy storage                    * AI-aided converter control
* Smart grids and micro-grids              * Thermal management
* Utility interface                                   * High power conversion
* Wireless power transfer                     * Big data and cyber in energy

Digests are due on January 25, 2021, and the conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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SCU Engineering: Leading the way to a sustainable future.
Engineering with a Mission
Humanitarian Mission
Santa Clara University's School of Engineering has several programs that address humanitarian themes, such as the projects run through Engineers Without Borders and the Frugal Innovation Hub. A new Robotic Systems Laboratory initiative focuses on the use of advanced technologies to address acute humanitarian needs associated with natural and man-made disasters, pandemics, refugee migrations, and the aftermath of regional conflicts.

Maker Lab
One of SCU's Maker Lab's first projects involved manufacturing key parts of medical face shields for local hospitals. Partners in this effort included a local community maker group, MakerNexus, which assembled the shields, and the Valley Medical Center Foundation, which sanitized and distributed shields to local hospitals. In ten weeks we were able to deliver over 13,000 face shield components.

To obtain more information on SCU's School of Engineering, please contact Stacey Tinker, Director of Admissions, at or call 408-554-4313.


1/20, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, Fundamentals of mm-Wave and Sub-Terahertz Frequency Generation, Synthesis and Radiation for Multi-Antenna Array Transceivers, Virtual Event
Massive phase-array or MIMO systems on a single die or single wafer; enabling beam-forming, diversity, and spatial multiplexing; RF phase-shifting, LO phase-shifting, and array coupled of oscillators.

1/28, 11:50 am, SFBA EPS, High Performance And Reliable Aerosol Jet Printed 3D Interconnects For Bare Die And Components, Webex
Flex, wearable, power, signal, bandwidth, performance, implementation, production, examples.

1/28, 7:00 pm, SCV SPS, Delivering Immersive Video Experiences on Intel GPUs , Virtual Event
Deliver an immersive visual experience which responds interactively to the end user’s motion.

2/9, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Webinar: Deep Learning-Based Image Reconstruction for MRI , Virtual Event
Physical limits on imaging speed result in MRI exams lasting as long as 90 minutes; deep neural networks can learn to reconstruct undersampled data into images with even higher quality than numerical optimization.

2/10, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Fertilizer on the Farm: Powering the Next Generation of Nitrogen Fixation, Zoom
Market inefficiencies, producing on-site, solar electricity, reduced costs, mitigate emissions; produce nitric acid and almost all types of nitrate fertilizer (calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and nitrophosphates). Free.

2/11, 11:50 am, SFBA EPS, Design And Analysis Of Chiplet Interfaces For Heterogeneous Systems, Webex
Mixed technologies/nodes, parallel interconnects, power domains, supply noise, timing jitter.

2/24, 7:30 am, SCV EPS, PHOT, EDS, Fourth Annual IEEE Symposium on Heterogeneous Integration, Webex
Future packaging for mobile, HPC, automotive, 5G, health, Chiplets, work on 2021 Roadmap. Free

3/10, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Ocean Energy – Opportunities and Challenges, Virtual Event
Carbon-free power from ocean waves worldwide, ebb and flow of ocean waves to supply 20-30% of global energy demand in upcoming decades, CalWave's proprietary wave energy converter.

3/18, 11:50 am, SFBA EPS, Additively-Printed Multilayer Flexible Substrates with Z-axis interconnects, Webex
Layer, process factors, performance.

4/20, 1:30 pm, SVTHC, Hubble Telescope Spacecraft, Virtual Event
First of NASA's great observatories in space; presentation will focus on the Lockheed portion of the Hubble; three retired Lockheed employees will share their experiences in this webinar.

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IEEE San Francisco Section is excited to announce the new Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group. Join the group and take advantage of technical and professional activities empowering Women in Engineering. If you're interested, please contact the Group Founder at

IEEE Milestone Dedication

2/3, 8:30 am, IEEE Milestone Dedication of 3 Gravitational-Wave Antennas, An Online Streaming Event
A major international celebration recognizing how massive antennas in the US and Italy confirmed Einstein's 1916 prediction about the nature of gravity, and which will include a conversation with the 3 winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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