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

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

IEEE Member Benefits Bulletin

IEEE publishes a member benefits bulletin for its members. This bulletin is a great source of information about member benefits from across IEEE that you can use as you work or learn from home and that you can take advantage of right now. We hope that these resources will continue to provide you with member value as we all… Read more

BSU Research Computing Days – Registration Open and Guest Speaker Announced

———- Forwarded message ——— From: Research Computing <researchcomputing@boisestate.edu> Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:19 PM Subject: Research Computing Days – Registration Open and Guest Speaker Announced To: <ebarneysmith@boisestate.edu> Registration is open! Use our online registration form to sign up for: Software Carpentry Workshops: LEARN TOOLS TO GRAPH, PLOT, AND ANALYZE YOUR DATA using Unix Shell to automate tasks, version… Read more

BSU Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum on Nov. 30th

You are invited to the upcoming event organized by Boise State University: Join us for a Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum at Boise State University on November 30. This FREE interactive forum is designed to promote discussion on the cyber-physical security risks, threats, and challenges organizations face. To help frame the discussion, we have invited industry leaders… Read more

IEEEXtreme Region 6 unofficial results

Here are the UNOFFICIAL RESULTS for IEEEXtreme 12.0 Region 6 teams as of November 8, 2018.  Final results will be posted soon on the IEEEXtreme web site at https://ieeextreme.org/. The members of the winning team, “Sheep”, are Rachel Weber, Wyte Krongapiradee, and Frank Shi. Region 6 will sponsor them to attend the IEEE Rising Stars Conference… Read more

Robotics are for girls! 

   At least that’s the mantra for the high school “all girl”  FIRST robotics team at Boise State University who affectionately call themselves  the “Chickadees”(http://coen.boisestate.edu/firstrobotics/).    FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that… Read more

Micron Co-Founders Will Launch New COBE Speaker Series

From Boise State University Campus News, Nov. 5th, 2018: The co-founders of Micron Technology are the first speakers for Entrepreneur Connect, the new speaker series in the College of Business and Economics (COBE). The inaugural event, “Starting Micron – Founders Ward Parkinson and Joe Parkinson Share Their Story,” is free and open to the public. It will… Read more

IEEEXtreme 12.0 – Congrats to Boise section teams!

Congratulations to both Boise section teams for their outstanding performance in IEEEXtreme 12.0 on Oct 19-20. IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. The NNU team “BarrysBest” placed 8th and the BSU team “MoroWhiteErway” placed… Read more

Annual Picnic, Friday Sept 14

The Boise Section BBQ / Picnic is free to attend for all IEEE Members and their families. The event will be arranged and catered by IEEE Boise State University student branch. Date/Time: Friday, Sept 14, 2018, 6pm to 8:30pm Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St, Boise. Click here for Map Event contact: Boise State University IEEE Student Branch: ieee.bsu.officers@gmail.com

2018 IEEE-Boise Banquet

Guest speaker, Dr. Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director at Micron Technology Inc. will deliver a topic on, “Memory Chips Technology – the untold story of innovation”. Biography: https://www.micron.com/about/our-company/leadership/gurtej-sandhu Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options. Award Ceremony and presentation. Free parking details will be sent to the registered email address Registration Deadline: Sunday, 4/15/2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ieee-boise-banquet-registration-tickets-44577768305 

Idaho Future City Results

The 14th Idaho Region Future City competition was held on Saturday, January 20th at Boise State University. This year’s competition included 36 teams from 18 different schools. Participants came from all over Idaho including Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Garden Valley, Homedale, Kuna, Meridian, Nampa, Riggins, Sandpoint, and Wilder. The IEEE Boise Section and IEEE-USA were a Platinum… Read more

VR talk by Duane Mathes, Oct 14th

Duane Mathes, Senior VP of Game Development at BlackBox VR, will give a talk on VR. He will cover current and future applications, technology, history, trends, and how you can get involved in VR development projects and interest groups. Speaker: Duane Mathes When: Saturday, Oct 14, 11am Location: Room: 106 Bldg: Micron Engineering Building (MEC)… Read more

Annual Picnic, Friday Sept 15

The Boise Section BBQ / Picnic is free to attend for all IEEE Members and their families. The event will be arranged and catered by IEEE Boise State University student branch. Date/Time: Friday, Sept 15, 2017, 6pm to 8:30pm Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St, Boise. Shelter 1. Click here for Map Event contact: IEEE Student Branch: ieee.bsu.officers@gmail.com