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 and Growth of Silicon Valley. Co-hosted with Utah section. Presentation by Paul Wesling, Hewlett-Packard (retired). Feb. 24, 2022, 6:30pm MST. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295592 for details.
  • The Cutting Edge of Robot Surgery. Co-hosted by Boise and Santa Clara Valley RA chapters. Presentation by Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley. March 16, 2022, 7:30PM MST. See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/303347 for details.
  • WMED 2022 – 19th IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics. April 8th, 2022, all day. Boise ED chapter. Details to be announced.

FutureCity competition results

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.

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 sponsored the special award for most innovative application of future technologies for sustainable development for the benefit of humanity.

The results of the 18th Idaho Regional Competition are out! Congratulations to the Omne Viride team from White Pine Charter School for winning the IEEE special award. And a huge thank you to our IEEE-Boise volunteers Max Hineman, Chandika Silva, and Wankun Sirichotiyakul for judging at the competition.

Recordings Available from Recent Events

Announcement from BSU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department

Looking for a change? Boise State ECE Department is hiring 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. Questions: Contact Dr. Elisa Barney, professor of electrical and computer engineering, at ebarneysmith@boisestate.edu.

From the Chair (Randy Rannow, pi-boson@ieee.org)

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