Picnic pictures

We had a great turnout at the yesterday’s section picnic. Thank you to everyone that turned out, and a huge thank you to the students who catered the picnic. Here are a few pictures…

Come join us at the Annual Fall Picnic – Sept 16

Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by BSU and NNU student branches. Family and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Registration is not required for this event.

Date and Time

Date: 16 Sep 2022Time: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 for details.Straintronics: Manipulating nanomagnets with strain for causal intelligence, by …

Section Fall 2021 Picnic Pictures

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the section picnic last Friday. And a huge thank you to the IEEE BSU Student Branch for organizing and cooking at the picnic. Here are a few pictures from the event.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Engineering Week volunteers

Please email Lynn Olson @ 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 …

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 …

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,

TITLE: Exciting Cyber Physical Course Ahead at the crossroads of domain, data and data sciences

Chandrakant is a great speaker and I …

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 …

BSU Research Computing Days – Registration Open and Guest Speaker Announced

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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 …

IEEE-Boise WIE (Women In Engineering) Kick-off meeting

We are excited to start the IEEE WIE Section in Boise. Please join the kick off meeting on Jan 30th between 3pm-4pm at BSU MEC 202p to discuss our annual agenda.
Organizer: Nirmala Kandadai
For more details, see .

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 …

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

The members of the winning team, “Sheep”, are Rachel Weber, Wyte Krongapiradee, and Frank Shi. Region 6 will …

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”( 


FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work …

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 …

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 …

Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) conference

Here’s a very nice article on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council website about the recent PMAPS conference held in Boise. Congratulations to Milorad Papic for running an excellent conference!

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: …

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:
Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options.
Award Ceremony and presentation.
Free parking details will be sent to the registered …

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 …