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Connecting with the Internet of Things Seminar (2015)

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Connecting with the Internet of Things


Location:  The 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097, (770) 232-1818

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Breakfast and Lunch Provided


  • MCU Capabilities that Enable IoT Applications
  • Cloud-based approaches for IoT
  • Connectivity with Bluetooth Low Energy and Beacon Technologies
  • Choosing the right Internet Protocol
  • End-to-end IoT Solutions from Micrium and Renesas
  • How to provision and configure a device for Internet connectivity

IoT Seminar Course Descriptions (see attached PDF)

William Severino
Regional Sales Manager – SE U.S.A and Brazil
Renesas Electronics America, Inc.
1491 Lynchburg Place
Marietta, GA 30062
Tel: 404-790-1529
Skype: William.Severino


IEEE Mobile App Contest Launches Worldwide (2015)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015



IEEE Mobile App Contest Launches Worldwide

The IEEEmadC competition is open to all IEEE student members to develop apps that benefit humanity

 18 February 2015

Two years ago, IEEE Member Josip Balen launched IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest), a 19-week competition to encourage student members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to develop mobile apps. What distinguishes IEEEmadC from other competitions is its focus on advancing IEEE and the organization’s mission. Having this targeted goal yielded great results in the past, and we look forward to having even more submissions this year because the competition is now open to all student members.

The deadline for concept submissions is 1 March. To participate, here’s what you need to know.


Proposed mobile apps should be focused on IEEE’s mission to advance technology for humanity (or to even improve IEEE itself, such as an app to better navigate resources for students). IEEE student members can compete as individuals or in teams of up to three. Each team can submit up to three different applications. To learn more, read the rules page.

The competition is divided into two phases. First is the idea stage in which participants submit the concept for their apps. That deadline is 1 March.

The second phase is the development stage, which requires participants to submit their working application by 1 April. Participants can use free and open-source resources. Bonus points will be rewarded for those who publish their app’s source code online on GitHub or a similar platform.

The submission of the working application must include screenshots of the application, a short video highlighting its features, a brief technical description, and a link to the app if it’s published online.


Apps will be scored by a panel of judges based on four criteria: the user interface such as colors, fonts, and icons; user experience, including functionality, efficiency, and logical structure; usefulness, or how much relevant information is accessible to users; and availability, which is the potential number of users.

The top prize is US $4,000, which will be given based on the best overall score from the criteria above. A $2,000 prize will be awarded for best design, $1,000 for most popular app, and one student member of the IEEE Computer Society—a sponsor of the competition—will receive an Apple iPad.


The first iteration of IEEEmadC received 28 submissions. The winning team, from Polytechnic University of Milan, developed mobile access to the MyIEEE portal, a personalized portal that consolidates members’ IEEE benefits and subscriptions. Other submissions included an app that provided images and animations to help explain technical ideas, and another helped students keep track of their class schedules and set reminders for what they need for their next class, such as upcoming assignments and books.


If you’re not a student member, you can still get involved by mentoring a team, organizing a lecture on how to participate or build apps, or motivate your students to compete. For student members who haven’t worked on apps before, there are a ton of free materials online. Follow our Facebook page for resources.

Photo: Luka Horvat

Luka Horvat is an IEEE member and the chair of this year’s IEEEmadC competition. He is also the director of technology of the Croatian startup, Farmeron, which helps dairy farmers improve their businesses using Web-based data and 

Atlanta Science Festival MARCH 21 – 28, 2015 – Volunteers

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology, held March 21-28, 2015. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO – an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.

Exhibit at the Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest interactive science day, March 28, 2014 at Centennial Olympic Park. Feature your research, innovations, and unique STEM experiences in a fun, hands-on environment for over 16,000 curious people.



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