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/ .

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Upcoming Local Events

Find out more about upcoming events on our section web site at https://site.ieee.org/boise . You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IEEEBoise .

Other Upcoming IEEE Events

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Updates from the Boise State Electrical and Computer Engineering program

  • The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University is looking for qualified professionals and educators to teach the ECE330/L Microprocessors course and lab. For more information or to apply contact or email your resume/curriculum vitae to Dr. Nader Rafla (nrafla@boisestate.edu), Professor and Chair of the ECE Department.

Section Volunteers Needed

As an IEEE member in the Boise section, you are invited to participate in our section operations committee (OpComm). We meet virtually at noon on the third Thursday of the month. The meeting link varies, so the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to our IEEE Boise OpComm mailing list. Contact Walter Bruehl (bruehlwalter@gmail.com) to be added to the mailing list.

The Boise section is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Education Activities Chair (Professional education and K-12 STEM outreach activities)
  • Student Activities Chair – Your principal responsibility is to promote student activities in all student branches within our section. You will be working with student officers and branch counselors as well as your Regional leadership team to ensure that our section has a strong and vital student activities program.
  • Signal Processing Society Chapter Chair
  • Membership Development (MD) Chair

If you are interested in any of these positions or volunteering for another role within the section, please contact Randy Rannow at pi-boson@ieee.org .

Our current section officers are listed on our website at https://site.ieee.org/boise/contact/ .

Future Newsletters

If you have a topic you’d like to suggest or an article you’d like to contribute to a future newsletter, please send it to Chris Gunning at cgunning@ieee.org . Thank you!