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June 12, 2013 in Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

Foothill EXCON meeting

by kgeiger

IEEE LAC Section Maps

June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized by kgeiger

Here are the new maps for the LA Council’s Sections.

These maps have been updated to correct for Zipcode district drift.

pdf iconMetroLA_Updates.pdf

by kgeiger

Welcome to the Future

June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized by kgeiger

This is a post on the LAC Website.

Each paragraph is separated by a single blank line. The postings
wrap lines at 72 columns.

Karl Geiger
LAC Chair

WordPress Plugins: Syndicate Press & Postie

June 8, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Cross posts, Education, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

wordpressAt the IEEE-LAC meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2013 the use and features of two WordPress plugins were presented to the audience.  These two plugins further enhance the LAC website by (1) creating a centralized location to view the announcements/events from the IEEE Region 6 website and (2) creating the ability for WordPress posts to be emailed and then to be automatically online without intervention by the local webmaster.  The plugins are both widely used by the WordPress community and have high ratings.

A PowerPoint presentation was prepared and given by Tom Snyder from the IEEE Foothill section on these plugins.  For the convenience of anyone else who would like to know more the presentation has been converted into a PDF file that is available for downloading.

 pdf iconWordPress Plugins Presentation
 
by kgeiger

Seeking IEEE Region 6 Student Congress Sponsors

May 23, 2013 in Education by kgeiger

Esteemed Colleagues:

We are organizing a Congress for IEEE Student Branches
of the Universities in Region 6, for the weekend of
August 9-11 2013. This event will be hosted by the IEEE
Student Branch at Stanford University and would include
keynote speech, contests, workshops, student officer
training, industry tours, and door prizes.

We are seeking your organization’s contribution to cover
a portion of the budget for this event, either cash,
or in-kind. Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to
display exhibits, distribute information, and meet and
talk with students directly.

Please see the attached memorandum for more detail, and
please consider sponsoring the 2013 R6 Student Congress.

Mostafa Mortezaie
IEEE R6 Student Activities Chair
mostafa@ieee.org

pdf icon2013-R6-Student-Congress-Fund-Raising.pdf

New feature on LA Council IEEE website!

May 16, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Careers, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Communications, Computer, Cross posts, Education, EMBS, Foothill Section, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Fernando Valley Section, Societies by tsnyderpe

 To facilitate the users of this website a new feature has been created to facilitate viewing the activities of the Region 6 Sections.  Selecting the menu choice “Region 6” will take you a new page which has all of the Region 6 Sections grouped by their area.  A simple click of your mouse will take you anywhere your interest lies, and you can easily “back arrow” to the menu.

Please share this information so that all may benefit. 

 Region 6 LAC
Region 6 Access Menu
 

Here’s how the new page looks:

Region 6 by area
Region 6 by area

IEEE UCR Student Chapter 1st MicroMouse Competition

May 15, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section, Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

 IEEE @ UCR will be hosting its first ever micromouse competition on Sunday, May 26, 2013. This competition will provide students with the opportunity to develop practical technical skill such as circuit design, embedded programming, artificial intelligence, control, and many others.

MicroMouse
MicroMouse Maze

Students from all campuses are encouraged to attend, though all contestants must be registered IEEE members. The competition begins 9:00AM Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Winston Chung Hall 138. Teams are encouraged to attend the practice session, which begins at 5:00PM Saturday, May 25, 2013. Please see the two google maps below for parking/location information.

Public Parking in Lot 10:
 

Winston Chung Hall:
 

Practice Session: Begins 5:00PM Saturday, May 25
Competition Day: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 9:00AM
Place: Winston Chung Hall 138

REGISTRATION LINK: 

San Diego: IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area Spring Meeting 11-12 May

May 4, 2013 in 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

The IEEE R6 SWA Spring Meeting scheduled for 11-12 May 2013 in San Diego CA
at UCSD.

Students: in conjunction with the meeting we will hold the area paper
contest, and MicroMouse competition. The MicroMouse competition is hosted by
UCSD student branch with their California MicroMouse setting. Please contact
Daniel Shipps (danshipps@gmail.com) and Xun Luo (xun.luo@ieee.org) to sign
up.

The MicroMouse Maze

The MicroMouse Maze

Please plan your travels to arrive San Diego around 4:00 – 5:00 pm on
Friday, 10 May if possible. A dinner is planned for Friday evening at
7:00pm.

SWA will cover the hotel cost directly. Please DO NOT make your own hotel
reservations. If you have done so, please cancel accordingly. The arranged
hotel for the meeting is:

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: (858) 453-5500

Please read the attached meeting agenda file carefully.

Important contacts and deadlines:

+ SWA executive items: Keith Moore (keith.moore@ieee.org)

+ Logistics and student related items: Dr. Xun Luo (xun.luo@ieee.org)

+ SWA Micromouse/CAMM (joint): Daniel Shipps (danshipps@gmail.com), copying
Dr. Xun Luo (xun.luo@ieee.org).

+ Student paper competition: Dr. Charles Tu (ctu@ucsd.edu), copying Dr. Xun
Luo (xun.luo@ieee.org).

We look forward to meeting you in San Diego!

Keith Moore

pdf icon2013_R6_SWA_Spring_Meeting_Agenda.pdf
pdf iconIEEE_Region_6_SWA_Student_Paper_Guidelines.pdf

PES Technical Presentation-Synchronized Phasor Measurement System Technologies for Improving Power System Reliability

May 1, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

 Synchronized Phasor Measurement System Technologies for Improving Power System Reliability-Speaker, Bharat Bhargava
When: Thu May 9, 2013 6pm – 8pm Pacific Time
Where: Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Center-Orion 2nd floor (Building #35)  (map)

Foothill Section PES Chapter

Add event to your calendar

WordPress and plugins updating completed.

April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

 If you see any problems now that the site has been update please send me an email detailing the issue or problem you’ve found.  Please provide information so I can reproduce the steps or anomaly that you found.

tsnyderpe@gmail.com

Thank you,

tom (THG)

2013 UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency

April 18, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Careers, 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

The IEEE Central Coast Section and Los Angeles Council are pleased to be sponsors of the 4th Annual UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, hosted by the prestigious Institute for Energy Efficiency at UCSB. Please join us for the 2013 Summit May 1-2, 2013, at the Fess Parker Resort, on the beach in Santa Barbara. The theme of the Summit is “Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future.” Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy, will give the opening keynote address.

For program information and registration, please visit iee.ucsb.edu/summit2013.

Act now! Online registration ends April 23rd!

Other Program highlights:

•Keynote Speakers — Including Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Michael McQuade, United Technology Corporation; and George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory

•Materials for Energy Technologies — What are the key issues around extracting, processing and using the materials needed for our increasing global energy needs?

•Innovations in Solid-State Lighting — Discussions on the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

•Energy Efficient Information & Communications Technologies — Next steps for scalability and energy efficiency for next generation ICT core networks.

•Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies — What are the latest technologies and materials that will enable more efficient, economical and reliable energy storage?

•Utilities Discussion — The need for, and implementation of, new technologies for energy efficiency.

•High Efficiency Power Electronics — Using materials to minimize energy loss and make power electronics more efficient on all levels.

UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency – 2013 Overview.pdf

UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency – 2013 Program.pdf

IEEE Engineering Careers Conference 2013

April 17, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section, Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

The IEEE Engineering Careers Conference 2013 was held on Saturday, February 9th by IEEE San Fernando Valley Section. The conference focused on raising student awareness regarding engineering in general and encouraged said students to pursue these career paths. The conference was hosted at Glendale Community College in collaboration with IEEE Los Angeles Council, IEEE Metro Section, Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, Burbank  Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, and Pasadena Unified School District. In total, this collaborative effort brought in over 200 middle school, high school, and community college students to this conference.

The were three keynote speakers for this conference: The first was Dr. S. K. Ramesh, Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Ramesh spoke of the contributions and values of engineering to the world today. The second keynote speaker was Ms. Erisa Hines, Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Ms. Hines was a key contributor to the Mars Curiosity Rover mission at NASA JPL, and she talked about how her curiosity from a young age eventually led her to this path at JPL. The third and last keynote speaker was Dr. Asad Madni, who is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer and CTO of BEI Technologies, Inc. Dr Madni echoed the themes of Dr. Ramesh and Ms. Hines, and his speech led to good questions from the students in attendance.

Besides the keynote addresses, there were other activities and sessions to engage the students’ interests, such as hands-on workshops and live demonstrations of several engineering projects. In addition, IEEE San Fernando Valley had over 12 professionals from the engineering industry come in to interact and answer questions from the students during the industry session.. Overall, it was a successful event aimed to generate interest and curiosity from the students to further look into engineering, science, and technology – and perhaps, one day, to pursue  these career paths to benefit both humanity and the advancement of technology.IEEE LAC Action Item for ECC 2013 Summary

Student Branch Competition Saturday 27 April

April 16, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

IEEE Region 6 South Area Student Branches are holding a paper and Micro Mouse competitions at CSU Los Angeles Saturday 27 April 2013.
Student Branch Officers should attend in order to receive officer training.
To participate please contact Luis Carbajo or Doug Askegard. Judges for student papers are particularly needed.

Distinguished Lecture: Dr. A. Chuan, Huawei Technologies

April 16, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Join the IEEE Communications Society Monday evening, 22 April 2013, to hear Dr. Anthony Chuan, Huawei Technologies, present “Distributed Mobility for Future Mobile Internet”.
Cellular networks, which currently serve 6 billion telephones and mobile devices globally, have employed centralized control with different network functions arranged in a hierarchy. The Internet, however, has employed distributed control functions in a more flattened, i.e., less hierarchical structure. Despite the  large amount of standards work on Internet mobility in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) focused primarily with centralized mobility, the deployment to the mobile Internet is still slow, and a fundamental change to distributed mobility is needed.
Mobility management with centralized mobility anchoring in existing hierarchical mobile networks is quite prone to suboptimal routing and issues related to scalability. Centralized functions present a single point of failure, and inevitably introduce longer delays and higher signaling loads for network operations related to mobility management. To make matters worse, there are numerous variants of Mobile IP in addition to other protocols standardized outside the IETF, making it much more difficult to create economical and interoperable solutions. The existing mobility management standards in IETF, the issues of mobility management for the future mobile Internet, the trend of the mobile Internet and the proposed distributed mobility at IETF are explained.
About the Speaker
H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at University of Maryland, College Park in 1982 and then continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs in 1986, his work moved to industry-oriented research in areas of interconnection, electronic packaging, reliability, and assembly in manufacturing, and then moved again to network management, network architecture and standards for both wireless and wire line networks. He was the AT&T delegate in several standards work groups under 3GPP. He then moved to academia as professor at University of Cape Town to lead the curriculum and research in telecommunications, making transformations in such program to contribute to the needs for an African country to catch up with the Digital Divide.
In 2007, Dr. Chuan returned to industry as a Researcher when he joined Huawei Technologies. His current research is in emerging broadband wireless network technologies. He contributed to mobility standards in both IETF and IEEE and is the editor of an IETF DMM Working Group draft on the requirements on distributed mobility management.
When:
6:30-8:30pm Monday 22 April 2013
Where:
Skyworks, Inc
2440 West Hillcrest Drive
NewburyPark, CA 91320
See Green Arrow on Map for Building Location
Registration:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/17840
SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER.

MATLAB, PSpice, LabView Classes 20 April

April 16, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

San Fernando Valley Section and the Los Angeles Council are offering introductory courses in MATLAB, PSpice, and LabView at CSU Northridge 9am-3:30pm Saturday 20 April 2013.
See attached flyer for details and registration.
Registration is mandatory and space is limited; please register at EventBright.

matlab