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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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Ongoing research projects can be presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'21) under the Work in Progress (WIP) category. This provides a unique opportunity to authors to receive early feedback on current work. Due on December 7th, 2020. See

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) will soon accept digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. The conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


December 7-11, 2020, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hybrid: Virtual or in beautiful Taipei, Taiwan!
The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence".

December 8-10, 2020, WITI Digital Inclusivity Summit, Virtual Event
Harnessing rapid technologic change to reinvent our futures. Transformative change leaders such as Microsoft, Biogen, Huawei, VMWare and Forbes (and many more!) are fully onboard as major sponsors. Use code PARTNER for a $100 discount.

January 12-13, 2021, Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), Virtual Event
For C-level and senior executives to focus on current topics most relevant to semiconductor business leaders. Join suppliers and device manufacturers for a first-hand view of what the industry will look like in the year ahead and gain strategic insights into the shifting business.

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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The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will soon accept 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

The conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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.


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12/1, 12:00 pm, SCV EMC, Testing Requirements for Communications Functions on Devices in Transmission & Distribution Facilities, Virtual Event
Smart Grid (SG); need for EMC validation to keep the new grid operating; 2019 Standards; electromagnetic environments near the grid. Substation environments.

12/1, 6:00 pm, SFBA MAG, STT-MRAM Fundamentals, Challenges, and Applications, Virtual Event
Spin Transfer Torque (STT) MRAM; higher density and bandwidth; device and design fundamentals, associated challenges, and the outlook of this evolving MTJ based memory.

12/2, 12:00 pm, SV WIP, "Looking through the Glass Wall": A Virtual Fireside Chat, Virtual Event
Women face challenges, not only moving vertically up the ladder, but also moving laterally. These challenges could range from lack of information, to subtle cultural biases that both men and women perceive.

12/3, 2:00 pm, , SCV YP CTSoc, IEEE Startup Pitch Competition - Innovations amid COVID-19, Webinar
Startup pitch competition; show resilience and innovation amid COVID-19; themes working on the betterment of people's lives amid the global pandemic. Start-ups apply HERE. $0-5.

12/3, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Mob Programming , Virtual Event
All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer; why it can work; short session of actual mobbing.

12/5, 9:00 am , SCV YP CTSoc MEMS EMBS LMAG, IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge (BDBC) - Final Round , Virtual Event
Keynote speaker is Dr. Yuan Luo, Program Director of National Institute of Aging (NIA). Third competition in series.

12/7 12:00 pm, SCV CTSoc, From Wearables to the Cordless Kitchen Appliances, NFC Delivers Wireless Power & Data , Webinar
Near-Field Communication (NFC); "tap-to-pay"; wireless charging; power and data work together in an NFC Charging system.

12/8, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Feeding the AI Beast, Webinar
New software and hardware architectures for Storage and Memory are being deployed to handle the massive amount of data required by many new applications of AI.

12/9, 8:00 am, SCV SPS, Hierarchical Joint Classification Models for Multi-Resolution, Multi-Temporal and Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing Images, Virtual Event
Protection from environmental disasters; classification accuracy, spatial regularity of the classification maps, minimization of spatial artifacts, and tradeoff with respect to computation time.

12/15, 5:30 pm, SCV PHOT, Ultraviolet Optoelectronics for a Better Living, Virtual Event
AlGaN-based UV-C LEDs can readily shred genetic material of viruses and bacterial and achieve 99.9% sterilization of SARS-COV-2; recent advances of AlGaN and BN nanostructures and heterostructures.

12/15, 7:00 pm, SCV SPS, Computer Vision and Machine Learning Tutorial, Virtual Event
Hands-on tutorial for training machine learning models, converting the model, and building a simple application on Raspberry Pi. $5 to $30.

1/7/2021,7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Product Development in Today's World, Virtual Event
Fusion Design has adapted to do mechanical product development work; Who works from home or the office, why, and how; Communications techniques and criticality; Custom deliverables and how they are presented.

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.

TBD, 6:30 pm, SFBA MEMS, MEMS Sensors: The Path to Mass Production , Qualcomm Building B Cafeteria, Room 132, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Using these practices can accelerate the development, improve production yields and smooth the path to mass production. Free.

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12/10, 6:00 pm, OEB IAS, Switchgear Battery System Technologies, WebEx
PG&E requirements for battery systems for utility interconnection projects; VRLA, Ni-Cd, and flooded lead-acid batteries; battery life, IEEE battery sizing calculations. RSVP by December 7 to Luis Soria at

San Francisco Section

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


Ohlone College is hosting its 5th Annual Engineering Innovation for Social Justice Showcase & Shark Tank Event on Monday, December 7, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am via Zoom. We invite you to serve as a judge for this event. Students have designed prototypes that offer solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) with particular emphasis on COVID-19 issues. Judges are needed to evaluate the prototype presentations for this semester's team projects. Please kindly RSVP via this link

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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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