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 City Program combines an engineering challenge with a “hands-on” application as sixth through eighth grade students present their vision of a city of the future by working in teams along with their teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor. More details are at https://futurecity.org/idaho.
We need one or two volunteers who are willing to be special award judges for the event. The time commitment is about four hours. Judging will take place during the morning of competition day, Saturday, January 29th 2022. Judges will have the opportunity to interact with the teams individually, observe their model and interview the students. Judging will be in person at Boise State University.
Please contact Chris Gunning, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are able to be a volunteer judge or would like more information.
Upcoming Events in our Section
- Graph Analytics in the Accelerator-enabled Exascale Era, by Dr. Mahantesh Halappanavar, PNNL. Jan 20, 2022, 7pm MST. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/297456 for details.
- Joint IEEE EDS-SSCS presentation by EDS Distinguished Lecturer Nazek El-Atab, https://cemse.kaust.edu.sa/sama/news/nazek-el-atab-appointed-ieee-distinguished-lecturer King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Feb 9, 2022, 9am MST
Other upcoming events of interest
- Characteristics of Successful Tech Hubs and Start-ups: Lessons from the Origin and Growth of Silicon Valley, by Paul Wesling, Hewlett-Packard (Retired). Feb 24, 2022, 6:30pm MST. Hosted by the IEEE-Utah section and Utah Section Young Professionals Affinity Group. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295592 for details.
Recordings Available from Recent Events
- TRAST, Preventive Measures for Real-World Reliability, by Dr. Xiaoyuan Fan of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Presented to Boise section on Dec 16, 2021. Event recording at https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ieeemeetings/recording/a72e0591410b103a8f7b005056a85895/playback .
- Making Qubits: Diamond, Photonics, Superconductors, and More, by Russ Renzas, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology. Presented to Boise Computer Society on Oct 14th. Event recording at https://ieeetv.ieee.org/video/making-qubits-diamond-photonics-superconductors-more .
Announcement from BSU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department
Looking for a change? Boise State ECE Department is still looking to hire a Clinical Professor in Computer Hardware Engineering. A Masters degree and 10+ years of industry experience are desired. See https://www.boisestate.edu/coen-ece/employment/. They are also looking to hire assorted adjuncts if you want to give to future engineers with a lower level of commitment.
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