Feb. 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events in our Section Crystalline Solar Cells with Atypical Architecture for Wide-Ranging Deployment. Joint EDS-SSCS presentation by IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer, Dr Nazek El-Atab of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Feb. 23, 2022, 9am MST. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/304237 for details. Characteristics of Successful Tech Hubs and Start-ups: Lessons from the Origin… Read more

Jan. 2022 Newsletter

FutureCity competition – judges needed on Jan 29th! The IEEE Boise Section and the IEEE Boise SSCS Chapter are proud to be sponsors of the Idaho Regional Future City Competition this year. We are sponsoring the special award for most innovative application of future technologies for sustainable development for the benefit of humanity. The Future… Read more

Dec. 2021 Newsletter

2022 Boise Section Officer Election results The election results are in. The 2022 officers are: Chair – Randy RannowVice Chair – Nader RaflaSecretary – Patrick MiesenTreasurer – Sean Collison Thank you so much to our current officers for everything they’ve done for the section this year and congratulations to our new officers who have stepped… Read more

IEEEXtreme – Boise Section results

In the 24-hour IEEEXtreme programming competition that was held on October 22-23, 2021, the Nighthawks from NNU took first place in the Boise section and 8th place among the 20 teams in Region 6 (Western USA) that participated. They were excited to learn they earned an expense-paid trip to IEEE Rising Stars in January, sponsored by the IEEE-Boise section. The… Read more

Oct. 2021 Newsletter

Reminder: two talks on Thursday, Oct 14th Making Qubits: Diamond, Photonics, Superconductors, and More, by Dr. Russ Renzas, Oct 14, 2021, 12pm MDT. Sponsored by Boise Computer Society and Boise Solid-State Circuits Society chapters. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/281749 for details. Straintronics: Manipulating nanomagnets with strain for causal intelligence, by Prof. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Oct 14, 7 PM. Sponsored… Read more

Sept. 2021 Newsletter

Section Picnic this Friday Sept. 17th Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by BSU and NNU student branches. Family and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there! Date: Friday, Sept. 17Time: 6pm to 8pmLocation: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park shelter site, 500 S. Walnut St, Boise Other Upcoming Events in our Section IEEE MOVE… Read more

July 2021 Newsletter

IEEE-Boise Section Newsletter July 2021 From the Chair (Randy Rannow, pi-boson@ieee.org) Thank you for your membership in IEEE. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the IEEE-Boise section. Previous newsletters are on our section web site at https://site.ieee.org/boise/archive/ . Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any of your friends… Read more

May 2021 Newsletter

IEEE-Boise Section Newsletter May 2021 From the Chair (Randy Rannow, pi-boson@ieee.org) Thank you for your membership in IEEE. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the IEEE-Boise section. Previous newsletters are on our section web site at https://site.ieee.org/boise/archive/ . Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any of your friends… Read more

April 2021 Newsletter

IEEE-Boise Section Newsletter April 2021 From the Chair (Randy Rannow) Thank you for your membership in IEEE. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the IEEE-Boise section. Previous newsletters are on our section web site at https://site.ieee.org/boise/archive/ . In this issue, we have articles about upcoming events, job, networking and volunteering… Read more

IEEE-Boise Computer Society Talk: Getting Started with Cybersecurity Science (April 7)

This talk offers an introduction for students and practitioners to the application of the scientific method to cybersecurity tools and systems. Speaker: Josiah Dykstra, Technical Fellow from NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center and ACM Distinguished Lecturer Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Noon MT (US Mountain) Details and registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266994

March 2021 Newsletter

From the Chair (Randy Rannow) Thank you for your membership in IEEE. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the IEEE-Boise section. Previous newsletters are on our section web site at https://site.ieee.org/boise/archive/ . In this issue, we have articles about upcoming virtual events, job, networking and volunteering opportunities, and pointers to… Read more

IEEE WMED 2021 – Registration Open (VIRTUAL) and Call for Posters

On behalf of the 2021 WMED Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce the Opening of Registration and Call for Posters for the 18th annual IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices. The workshop will be held virtually on Friday, April 23rd, 2021. Advance registration will close on April 9th, 2021. Our Website has been updated to reflect these changes. Zoom links will be sent from IEEE… Read more

SUSTECH – Green Economy and Cybersecurity (Feb 23)

SusTech 2021 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the conference in April 2021. “Green Economy and Why Cyber Security is so Important – An overview of NIST 800.53 and NIST 800.171” with David E. González, DoD Cybersecurity WorkForce (CSWF) Date: February 23, 2021Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST Registration info: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/259748

IEEE WIE Event – An Engineer’s Exploration of Voting Technology – Feb. 17

IEEE Boise Section is excited to host Professor Elisa Barney Smith, Professor and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State University who will be presenting a virtual Seminar on “An Engineer’s Exploration of Voting Technology” on Wed 2/17-10:30 am-11:30. For more details see https://ieee-region6.org/boise-wie/boise-wie-events.

Engineering Week volunteers

Please email Lynn Olson @ lynnolson1@boisestate.edu if you are interested in volunteering to interview or forward to others that would like this opportunity to meet with the top engineering students in the Class of 2022. Engineers Week, or EWeek, is coming up February 21-27.  Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by… Read more

Feb. 17th talk – Dark, Deep and Political on the Internet

The IEEE Computer Society Phoenix Chapter is hosting a talk by Bill Curd of SYNESYS GROUP on Wednesday, Feb. 17th (rescheduled from Feb. 10th), at 7pm-9pm MST. He will discuss the Surface Web, Dark Web, and Darknet as well as cybersecurity certifications. For more details and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-deep-and-political-on-the-internet-tickets-138016508091 .

Jan. 26th talk by HP Chief Engineer Chandrakant Patel

Date: Tuesday, January 26th 2021, 6pm PT (Pacific Timezone), 7pm Mountain Timezone) HOST: IEEE Santa Clara Valley SectionSPEAKER: Chandrakant Patel, Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, HP, https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandrakant-d-patel-pe-80a5171 TITLE: Exciting Cyber Physical Course Ahead at the crossroads of domain, data and data sciences Chandrakant is a great speaker and I would highly recommend this event. Ray Beausoleil… Read more

Idaho Regional Future City Competition

The IEEE-Boise section and the IEEE-Boise PES Chapter are proud to be sponsors again for the 17th Idaho regional Future City Competition. This year we sponsored the “Best Communications Infrastructure” special award. The competition was held on Friday, January 22nd. This year’s competition included 20 teams from 11 different schools.  Participants came from all over Idaho including… Read more

Sawtooth and the Collaborative Computing Center – what makes it all work?

The IEEE-Boise Computer Society chapter and IEEE-Boise Power and Energy Society chapter will be hosting a virtual talk by Eric Whiting, who will share insights into the compute, electrical, and mechanical systems that came together in support of the installation of the Sawtooth supercomputer at INL. Sawtooth ranked #37 in the November 2019 TOP500 list… Read more

IEEE-USA Washington Update – Tune in to watch live

Join us as IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison discusses what Congress is doing for, and to our profession during the COVID-19 crisis. #IEEEUSAhelp #COVID19 Facebook livestream: https://bit.ly/wa-update-7-10-fb YouTube livestream: https://bit.ly/wa-update-7-10-yt

Free academic conferences and workshops in July

Here are some academic conferences or workshops in July that are virtual and free for non-authors. Most, if not all, of them still require registration. IEEE: • IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (Jul. 6 – Jul. 8): https://asap2020.cs.manchester.ac.uk/index.html • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (Jul. 6 – Jul. 10):… Read more

Sustainable and Renewable Energy – BSU Online Event

Sustainable Energy – Meet alumni from the Mechanical Engineering program at Boise State. These three engineers work in the sustainable/renewable energy industry. Host: Yvette Barrios Panel: Todd Haynes, Lars Dorr, Melissa Elkinton Join Zoom Meeting https://boisestate.zoom.us/j/96479506560?pwd=K0ZyMW12OE1oc0VhWE95MEszQktwdz09 Hosted by Boise State Alumni and Friends, Boise State University and Boise State College of Engineering