Region 6 January 2017 eNotice

January 17, 2017 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Region 6 January 2017 eNotice contents

1.            Leading with Enthusiasm

2.            Virtual Career and Talent Expo – First Job Fair is January 18

3.            IEEE R6 Mentoring at MentorNet -Sign up Today”

4.            Social Networking for IEEE Region 6 Members and Student Members

5.            Region Meeting in Los Angeles February 3-5

6.            International Microwave Symposium (IMS2017), 4-9 June 2017

7.            General Reminder: volunteer with IEEE Region 6


Leading with Enthusiasm

It’s January 2017 and it’s already been a busy year advancing technology for humanity in IEEE Region 6, staring in Las Vegas where the stars aligned January 2-4 to bring in students and young professionals, to meet and learn from some of our amazing professional and technical stars at our IEEE Rising Stars Conference. 2017 looks to be IEEE’s year of the young professional and our dual technical and professional tracks aimed to both empower and engage them.  We led with so much enthusiasm, that our region’s young professional event is now heading over to IEEE Region 10 (Asia and Oceania) where 2017 means an IEEE Rising Stars Conference for them too. 

The Consumer Electronics Show comes in not-so-coincidentally along with Rising Stars.  It may not be an IEEE event, but its 177,000 tech attendees make it a beacon of advancing technology for both our public visibility and our technical activities.  Our 2015-16 Director, Thomas Coughlin, reported on consumer electronics trends in IEEE Spectrum’s Tech Talk with his blog on “CES 2017: AR, VR and IoT Will Be Hot, 3D Printing Not” blog on the newest technology trends.   One of the major trends are innovations in intelligent security in a world with more autonomous devices and automated responses. Much focus is on the consumer electronics side of the security problem, also I am putting together a 2017 special issue of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Magazine on cyber security in aerospace and welcome article submissions that tackle security for aviation and space, including UAS.

It’s a new year for leadership in our region and I am grateful to our volunteer leaders who have stepped forward to bring us forward, and, of course, we want to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of all those who have led us to our role of embracing and making the future IEEE.  Our first gathering as a region is kicks off with a meeting in Los Angeles February 3-5 and it brings together leaders from our sections across the west, our region, and our IEEE.  I love to learn and we have a program designed to offer us an opportunity to do just that, while also to collaborate, plan, inspire and become inspired to advance technical and professional activities, mentor and lead, and work towards a membership that grows and meaningfully includes and enthuses across our IEEE.

-Kathleen A. Kramer

Director, IEEE Region 6


Virtual Career and Talent Expo – Next Online Job Fair is January 18

You are specially invited to attend the IEEE Virtual Career & Talent Expo – it’s always open to provide you and your favorite student with access to many resources for a competitive advantage in your career. If you’re looking to jump start your career in 2017, register today for instant access.  Attending its online career fair event requires pre-registration and is available to you as an IEEE member benefit.

WHO: All IEEE members seeking a new job or career advancement resources

WHEN: January 18 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Online from the comfort of your own computer, tablet, or mobile device

WHY: Connect live with recruiters from hiring companies

Webinars: Webinars will take place during the live hours. This month’s Expo will host 5 live webinars to include the following:

1.            Developing your Path – A Guide to Landing your Dream Career

2.            Sharpen Your Presentation and Communication Skills to Land Your Next Gig

3.            The Importance of IT Certifications

4.            Use Your Personality (DISC) to Advance Your Career Prospects

5.            The Essentials for Career Survival

The Expo incorporates a virtual environment with resources including: assessment tools, webinars, eBooks and many others—bringing you a new experience in getting hired.  Members are loving it because it’s easy, convenient and a lot of fun. You are just a click away from a world of opportunity!

Experience the IEEE Advantage FREE to all IEEE members.

See where your career takes you.  Register now to get instant access:

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IEEE R6 Mentoring at MentorNet -Sign up Today and Make a Difference for You!

Summer is a great time for students to start a mentorship with an IEEE professional!   IEEE Region 6 is partnering with MentorNet to help IEEE student members to connect with IEEE professionals who understand their future workplace.  Invest in your education, career and future by finding a mentor this summer! Join MentorNet and let us help connect you with a mentor who can help you get ready to be a professional in the field. To get a mentor through this IEEE Region 6 program, students can join MentorNet  – an open social network for mentoring that can connects all kinds of STEM students from freshman year through Ph.D. with mentors. IEEE Mentors are available through MentorNet now, so Join today!


Social Network with Us

Check out the IEEE Region 6 Facebook page at to learn about the activities happening around Region 6 and general IEEE news! 

Check out the student Facebook page at, updated weekly or even more often with topics of interest to students and branch counselors across the Region!


Region Meeting – February 3-5 in Los Angeles

On February 3-5, 2017, Region 6 will have its annual Operating Committee meeting which will feature a combination of interactive sessions, speakers and meetings.  Region 6 section representatives and officers participate in the largest annual meeting hosted by IEEE Region 6. IEEE members are invited to join in these sessions.  See for more information.


Conference Highlight – IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2017) in Honolulu, HI, 4-9 June 2017

IMS2017 is the largest international conference devoted to the research, development, and application of RF and microwave theory and techniques and is expected to draw over 8,000 participants and 500 exhibiting companies from around the world. This conference is organized and sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and will be held in Honolulu, Hawai‘i from 4-9 June 2017. IMS2017 will feature an exciting Technical Program, including numerous technical sessions and workshops, a ComSoc/MTT-S co-sponsored 5G Summit, a 5G Executive Forum, and the first-ever IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. We look forward to catching the wave with you in Hawai‘i.

Become an exhibitor:


IMS2017 is one of the hundreds of conferences that will be hosted in IEEE Region 6 (Western USA) this year.  You can search the full listing of the conferences coming to your area at 


Volunteer in Region 6

New opportunities to make a difference in your professional society come up frequently.  Many are small, with a limit on the tasks and the needed results. 

A good example recently: the GHTC has a lot of Camtasia recordings that need to be curated, so that engineering volunteer organizations can search them and learn from the conferences.  We ask for a volunteer to help with this work, and we are grateful for him.

By simply clicking the link below, you will access the easy to use volunteer form.


Thanks for your attention,

Joe Decuir, Region 6 Secretary