General Announcements

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 – …

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 …

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 …

IEEE Member Discounts

IEEE members can save on insurance and a variety of products and services (where available) as a benefit of IEEE membership. Discover what IEEE Member Discounts can offer you.

Idaho Regional Future City Competition

The IEEE-Boise section and the IEEE-Boise PES Chapter are proud to be sponsors again for the 17th Idaho regional Future City Competition. This year we sponsored the “Best Communications Infrastructure” special award.

The competition was held on Friday, January 22nd. This year’s competition included 20 teams …

Free academic conferences and workshops in July

Here are some academic conferences or workshops in July that are virtual and free for non-authors. Most, if not all, of them still require registration.
• IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (Jul. 6 – Jul. 8):
• IEEE International Conference on Multimedia …

Online Educational Resources

Please feel free to share these links with your kids, grandkids, family, and friends.
MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources for teaching and learning online. MIT will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly …

COVID-19: Your IEEE Resources

IEEE has created a webpage dedicated to sharing resources for COVID-19 Reseach of interest to the IEEE community.

Tribute to Admiral Archie Clemins of Boise

Please check out Bob Kustra’s tribute to Boisean U.S. Navy Admiral Archie Clemins, who passed away in March.
Admiral Clemins served as Command in Chief, US Pacific Fleet from 1996 to 1999. He retired from active duty in 1999 to Boise with his wife Marilyn. He …

Instructor sought for BSU Computer Architecture course

The BSU Electrical&Computer Engineering (ECE) department is looking for someone who can teach the Computer Architecture course next semester. If interested, please contact Jim Browning .
Here’s the course description (from ) :
ECE 432 (CS 441) COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3-0-3)(S). Structure of computer systems using …

VR talk recording now available on

Patience is golden!
Duane Mathes’s talk on VR is now available on This was a very informative and entertaining talk. If you missed the live talk last year, here’s your chance to watch it.
You can find it here: .

Milorad Papic newly elevated to IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Milorad Papic from our section. Milorad was selected for the 2019 IEEE Fellow class for his contributions to probabilistic planning methods to mitigate cascading of the bulk power system.
The IEEE Fellows Directory and a list of the newly elevated Class of 2019 can …

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 …

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 …

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 …

2018 PMAPS conference in Boise June 24-28, 2018

Conference Theme  – “Probabilistic Methods: Practical Approaches for Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry”
The main focus of the 2018 PMAPS International Conference is about presenting and sharing the experience, ideas, and research results in the area of power system uncertainties related to …