IEEE Baton Rouge Section


Archive for the ‘Professional Activity’ Category

Data Connectors Conference in Baton Rouge

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

DataConnector Logo April 2015

Place: Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel & Casino
103 France St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Baton Rouge Tech-Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. Numerous door prizes such as iPads, Kindles, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards and lots more! You’ll come away with advice and knowledge so you can start proactively protecting your environment from the latest security breaches. Registration is required. Free for IEEE members. (Check the latest newsletter for registration link.) Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. THIS CONFERENCE QUALIFIES FOR CPE CREDITS. 

For information, visit:

IEEE Participation at Maker Faire – Baton Rouge

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Baton Rouge section was given the honor and privilege in participating in Baton Rouge’s first Makers Faire. It brought people of all ages and different walks of life to the new EBR Parish Library facility.

Our two wonderful volunteers from Southern University, Dr. Henton and senior student Fred inspired kids, answered questions, and showed what they like to do. They had a wonderful LED display, programmed an autonomous battery-powered car, and showed off a quad-copter. The latter could not be operated for safety reasons at the facility.

In addition, the community got to see and interact with some of its IEEE members. Many hand outs were available. For more information and pictures about the event, please visit the following site:

A few pictures from the event:

5th Annual SSECT – New Orleans

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

PDH opportunity from our sister section in New Orleans on September 19, 2014. For more information, please visit their website:

Download the event flier here.

14th Annual Tulane Engineering Forum

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Our New Orleans sister section is hosting a forum where members can acquire 8 PDHs hours. At a glance, the basic information follows:

Friday, April 4th
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans
3rd Floor Conference Rooms above Halls I & J

For further details, please download the flyer found here.

Workshop on Standards and Consensus Building

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Baton Rouge section had the distinct pleasure of having members of the 802 IEEE Standard travel from various parts of the world to come lead a workshop on standards and consensus building. A brief synopsis of our guests:

David Law is a Distinguished Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Ethernet products since 1989. Throughout that time he has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group where he has held a number of leadership positions.

Steven B. Carlson is the President of High Speed Design, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based consulting company. He currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE P802.3bp Reduced Twisted Pair Gigabit Ethernet Task Force and is the Executive Secretary of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

Yatin Trivedi is Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs at Synopsys. He is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (SASB), Corporate Advisory Group (CAG), New Standards Committee (NesCom), Audit Committee (AudCom), Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC), and serves as vice-chair for Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC).

Our valuable IEEE staff from Piscataway, New Jersey: Susan Tatiner and Jennifer McClean.

The attendees came from all backgrounds: LSU faculty and staff, students, section leadership, members in the profession. They participated and collaborated in group exercises meant to exemplify how standards come about. A noteworthy exercise was the one where we were sent to colonize Mas and we had to decide which side of the road to drive on, battery charger speed for our vehicle, receptacle material to use, and wireless versus wired communication technology. Every member in the group was assigned a role: time waster, chair, startup, big company, regulator, to mention a few. This led to very engaged talks, backdoor dealing (a.k.a consensus), and compromising. Overall, every one enjoyed the exercises. The debrief from each group was fun and entertaining because it revealed a person’s role and what actions led to a compromise; who were the winners and losers. Below are a few pictures that show how the event went.

[slideshow id=3]

Code Changes Seminar Held in Baton Rouge

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The Baton Rouge section on October 24, 2013 held its first NEC code changes seminar. It was well attended and highly liked by the attendees. We appreciate the support of our local host Demco.

This workshop may be the first of many other training events to come to the Baton Rouge area. To petition topics of interest or if you would like to sponsor an event, please contact the section leadership to help you out.

Code Changes Seminar Attendees

Seminar Participants

Senior Member Drive

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Are you an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in an IEEE-designated field? Have you been in this field for 10 years or more? Do you want recognition from your peers and other industry professionals? If your answer is yes to all the above, you should strongly consider applying to become a Senior Member of the IEEE. Read more about the benefits and other aspects of the program here.

SM grade

Grade Elevation

What To Do

Fellow Baton Rouge section members, if interested in becoming a Senior Member, begin by filling out the Senior Member application.

In the application process, you will need referrals from fellow IEEE Senior Members. Use the Contact Form to reach section officers to help you find Senior Members willing to help you out. Make sure to have a resume and accurate contact information handy so the proper referral can be made.