On February 21st during the “EMV Düsseldorf”, the members of the IEEE EMC Section as well as interested guests met in the city hall of the exhibition center in Düsseldorf. After a brief welcome message from the chapter chairs (Ch. Schuster and M. Tröscher), Sven Battermann briefly introduced the board members as well as the activities planned for 2018. Particularly noteworthy is the third EMC Bootcamp, which will take place in Dresden in October 2018
Stefan Dickmann and Matthias Magdowski presented the task of the “2017 IEEE EMC Student Contest” and honored the winning teams (see details in separate news paragraph).
David Hamann outlined the task for the “2018 IEEE EMC Student Contest”, which deals with the design of a DC/DC converter. The detailed call is now published on the chapter site: http://site.ieee.org/germany-emc/research/student-contests/
Lecturers at universities and colleges are encouraged to promote this student contest, e.g. in EMC lectures, lab exercises or student projects.
In a technical lecture entitled “Hardware Demonstrations for Understanding and Teaching Inductance” Lee Hill presented suggestions on how to convey the concept of inductance with the help of simple experimental arrangements.
Following the official agenda, chapter members and guests had a great opportunity for professional and personal exchange, in the lecture room as well as at the EMC Society booth.