IEEE Baton Rouge Section

October 4th, 2015

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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:

January 20th, 2015


Our neighbors in Houston, TX are hosting this year’s Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) of the Industry Applications Society of IEEE. You are invited to attend its 62nd annual conference. The 2015 conference is scheduled for October 5-7, 2015. The Conference Tutorials will be held on October 8th.

Under the sponsorship of the Industry Applications Society, the PCIC Conference has become the premier annual application meeting for practicing electrical engineers. Read more at

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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:

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.

June 14th, 2014

Bulahbots is a local group from Parkview Baptist School that competes in FIRST Robotics at a national level. We were excited to have them come visit and show off their robots during one of our monthly meetings. These kids are the future engineers that Baton Rouge companies will have available to them. We highly encourage our members to:
1. Help mentor the team.
2. Provide financial support for next year’s robot and competition challenge.

For more information, please visit their website:

A few pictures from their visit follow:

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April 12th, 2014

The 2014 Region 5 Annual Meeting was held in Corpus Christi between April 4-6, 2014. The Baton Rouge Section had the LSU student branch participate in the Robotics competition that competed really well. Their entry to the competition can be seen below.

The results of the competition follow:

1. Le Tourneau University

2. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

3. Louisiana State University

Video of the robot in action during the Final Round:

Members of the robotics team:

Nicolas Aguirre –
Daniel Quebedeaux –
Joshua Duncan –
Gregory Garner –
We are proud of our students and wish them well in their upcoming graduation this May.

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.

November 13th, 2013
  • General Meeting- September 11th, 2013: This was an intro meeting to introduce bylaws and get feedback from lsu on how we can make IEEE better.
  • Robotics Team Interest Meeting- October 7th, 2013: We had a special topics meeting to see who would be interested in a robotics club meeting. During this meeting, I was given suggestions on how the club or interest group could be ran. We realized that we would need funding, so the biggest part of this project would be writing proposals and seeing who is interested in sponsoring us.
  • General Meeting- October 21st, 2013: Motorola Solutions came and brought a full team. Their presentation was pretty detailed, and we learned a lot. They also brought a few pieces of the technology that they work with.
  •  General Meeting-  October 30th, 2013: Dupont was our last meeting of the semester. It was a very friendly, casual presentation that left the audience with lots of questions.

November 13th, 2013
  • Freshmen Orientation/Engineering Organizations Fair
    • IEEE served as a tour guide for the upcoming 200 freshmen interest in engineering majors.  During this time, IEEE provided insight to what the SU chapter has to offer as an EE and EET student of Southern University.  The event promoted 40 freshmen interest in the student organization.
    Orientation Orientation


  • Taking on the GOLD
    • IEEE promotes retention of student involvement in a friendly competition upon Engineering Departments and societies of Southern University.

Take Gold

  • Homecoming Decoration
    • IEEE promotes student involvement during homecoming week with a homecoming decoration contest.  IEEE came in first place with the décor of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Decoration Decoration



  • IEEE Cookout
    • IEEE hosts a social event of food and fun among all engineering majors serving as a tool of uniting all the engineering disciplines.




  • IEEE Unites with Alumni
    • IEEE serves as a volunteer among other engineering student chapters on behalf of the engineering alumni events.


  • IEEE Tutoring
    • IEEE partners with NSBE in providing tutoring services to underclassmen majoring in engineering on Tuesdays and Thursdays.




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.

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