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Baltimore Section Announcements


25th Robot Challenge

The Baltimore Section will hold its 25th annual Robot Challenge this year and we are looking for volunteers.  The Robot Challenge will be held May 23rd, which is a new date.  Check out the special newsletter to learn more.  Volunteer information is found in the Robot Challenge section of the Volunteer Page.


2022 ExCom Officer Candidate Search

The IEEE Baltimore Section Executive Committee (ExCom) is seeking candidates for Section Officers for 2022.  The ExCom is responsible for managing, coordinating, and financing Section activities and events, including conferences, continuing education, membership growth, and middle and high school outreach, to name a few.  The Section comprises 12 Society Chapters and two Affinity Groups (Young Professional Program and Women In Engineering).  The officer positions are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  We will be gathering candidate information throughout the summer for voting during the fall.  If you are available to support the Section in one of these positions, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact Dave Kisak, dkisak@ieee.org.  Thank you for your continued support of IEEE and the Baltimore Section.


IEEE Member Discounts

The Membership and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board of IEEE is pleased to notify the membership of the following IEEE member discounts.

  • Wolfram – Mathematica technical computing software, available to students and professional members worldwide
  • GradFin- student loan refinance advisory available for US borrowers

Also, members may register for the Insurance Circuit, a free, monthly newsletter from Mercer, which covers news and information about the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program and financial well-being.

Stay tuned for additional member benefits coming in 2021.


Notes from the Communications Society
Regional Chapter Chairs Congress

.IEEE Communications Society North America Region held their congress in December 2020.  The two day virtual event with theme: Chapter Vitality & Strive for Diversity has been recorded and posted to zoom.us as Day 1 and Day 2.


Career Resources

Baltimore Section Members – various career resources have been provided by IEEE-USA.  The following links will take you to those resources on IEEE-USA‘s website.

The section is also pleased to provide links to the following content:

  • Developing your Path: A Guide to Landing your Dream Career [E-Book]
  • Career Development Opportunities and Resources [Slide Presentation]
  • The Perils of Complacency: Broadcast date 11 Dec 20 [On-demand Video]

EMBS Seminar Follow-up

RECENT ADVANCES IN BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the IEEE Baltimore Section thank Dr. Jin-Oh Hahn for his 20 Oct presention on the recent advances in blood pressure monitoring technologies.  He graciously permitted us to post the slides from his talk.  Please take a moment to review the great information that was presented at this seminar.


Brain-2-Computer-Interface Competition 2020 (Postponed Indefinitely)


Baltimore Section sadly reports that due to the closure of the UMBC campus and subsequent cancellation of the Region 2 2020 Student Activity Conference (SAC2020), we will not be holding the B2CI competition on its originally scheduled date.  At this time we have no reschedule date, but as more information becomes available we will post it here.



Our section is pleased to offer the following upcoming events.