IEEE Albuquerque Section

IEEE
April 8th, 2020

Dear Albuquerque student members,

Given the unprecedented circumstances with the COVID-19 situation, the Albuquerque Section is reaching out to learn more about how we can help our student members. As you know, the pandemic has resulted in the closing of university campuses and has seemingly overnight disrupted the economy and thus the near-term job market. Students are struggling to effectively learn remotely and uncertain how to proceed with their career development. Please take a moment to fill out the survey linked here so that the Albuquerque Section IEEE can better understand what students need and better gauge how to prioritize resources to help the most students.

In addition, the Section will be maintaining an active list of local employers who are still in need of qualified electrical and electronic skilled applicants despite the current economic situation. This list will be a living document located here.

To enhance learning remotely, several IEEE chapters, such as IEEE PELS are offering free online courses and webinars to everybody, regardless of membership, here.

Other IEEE resources that student members may be interested in include the Global Benefits Finder where you can search benefits by career phase and country, IEEE.tv, and the list of member discount programs.

Best regards,

Jason Neely

Albuquerque Section Chair


April 8th, 2020

Dear Albuquerque Section Members,

It is clear the COVID-19 situation has affected us all in many ways, from its effect on the economy, on our university campuses and students, and on our lives at work and home. IEEE has already cancelled or postponed countless events, and they are making many of these online or virtual events. The Albuquerque Section held its March meeting via WebEx just last week. This was a first for us, but we made it work.

Despite this turbulence and uncertainty, the IEEE remains committed to being a resource for its student and professional members. Thus, we are soliciting ideas on how best to help the Albuquerque section, and we will be communicating new initiatives in the coming weeks. Our first initiative will be to help connect potential employers in the New Mexico area with qualified electrical and electronic skilled applicants. Currently, this is via a list on Google docs. This is a living document located here, and we invite all those on this communication who are hiring to list your needs here, and we invite all those looking for local employment to keep their eye out for new opportunities.

IEEE is also committed to the greater good; as we all know, IEEE is “…dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” Thus, IEEE is financially supporting projects that have the potential to mitigate the COVID-19 threat. Please visit this link and consider pitching your idea. The current deadline for proposals is May 15.

IEEE offers a number of resources for its members that may be useful for you. In particular, IEEE’s Collabratec is a professional networking platform where members can connect with other members, join communities, and create or join virtual workspaces. Also, if you want to learn more about the benefits that IEEE offers to its members, you can consult the Global Benefits Finder where you can search career phase and country.

Best regards,

Jason Neely

Albuquerque Section Chair


April 8th, 2020

Greetings IEEE Albuquerque Section Members,

In light of the COVID-19 issue, the IEEE Albuquerque Section officers have decided to cancel the 2020 Awards Banquet, originally scheduled for May 18 . However, we will still review and select award winners from the nominations submitted this year and award them as 2020 awards. In fact, we will continue to accept nominations for 2020 awards through April 17th. Nomination packets are available here.

If selected, awardees will be physically given their award this year, and they will be invited to the banquet next year, May 17, 2021 and recognized as a 2020 awardee. If the awardee is unable to attend the banquet next year, the awardee’s name and award will still be announced at the event.

The decision to cancel was not made lightly, and this approach was considered the best compromise of the current situation and our mission to encourage and recognize outstanding people.

Stay safe; stay well.

Best Regards,

Jason Neely

Chair Albuquerque Section


March 1st, 2020

Each year the IEEE Albuquerque Section, in collaboration with the UNM Sigma Xi Chapter, recognizes the efforts of its membership to improve the organization and bring merit to our profession.

This year’s awards will be presented at the annual joint IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on Monday, May 18th. Nominations are now open for the following awards:

Outstanding K-12 STEM Educator

Outstanding Engineering Educator

Outstanding Young Engineer

Outstanding Engineer

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Outstanding Corporate Service

Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student

Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Humanitarian Service

MS Word versions of the nomination forms are available for download at the end of this post.

Nominations will be accepted until April 3rd and recipients will be notified by April 24th.

Please use the MS Word nomination documents and send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to:

IEEE Section Chair, Jason Neely, at: jneely@sandia.gov, and
Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at: hsa@unm.edu.
We look forward to recognizing outstanding members of our IEEE Section.

Nomination forms:

Outstanding K-12 STEM Educator
Outstanding Engineering Educator
Outstanding Young Engineer
Outstanding Engineer
Outstanding Entrepreneur
Outstanding Corporate Service
Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student
Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student
Outstanding Service
Outstanding Humanitarian Service

Thank you,

Gilberto


March 1st, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the January 2020 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


March 1st, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the November/December 2019 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


March 1st, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the October 2019 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


November 7th, 2019

The New Mexico Tech’s IEEE Student Branch participated in the 2019 Rising Stars Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The branch sent 5 members to the conference. The conference was a great opportunity for their members to learn about current technologies, network with other motivated students and professionals, along with attending workshops and presentations. The workshops helped them to better understand industry trends along with develop many soft-skills that will benefit them in their careers.  The funding they received from our Section allowed them conserve resources that they could then apply to other areas of the branch. Last semester, the branch held soldering workshops, volunteered in the community, and created an escape room open to NMT in general. All these activities have helped to further the reputation of IEEE at New Mexico Tech and in the Socorro Community.

 

(from left to right): Steven Lukow, Stone Wilkes, Justus Engstrom, Anthony Salazar, Shane Heau.

 

 

Thank you to the NMT IEEE student branch members who took advantage of the Rising Stars conference. We look forward to your participation in 2020!

 

Gilberto
Treasurer

 


November 7th, 2019

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the September 2019 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


October 22nd, 2019

Hello Albuquerque Section members,

Christian Keil, Operations Manager at Astranis, has a couple of job openings:

Astranis is going to get the next four billion people online by building next-generation telecommunications satellites, and they need your help. They’re hiring a Senior Power Electronics Engineer and a Senior Avionics Engineer to join their 60-person, San Francisco-based team of world-class engineers from SpaceX, Qualcomm, Google, Apple, Boeing, NASA, and more. Prior space experience is not necessary, but you have to be comfortable getting your hands dirty with real hardware.

If you are interesting, please visit the links above or send an email to Christian at christian@astranis.com and mention this post to him so he knows where you saw the post.

Thank you,

Gilberto

Treasurer