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May ExCom Meeting

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The next IEEE Memphis Section Executive Meeting will be held Thusday May 28, 2015 at 6pm (location TBA). Tentative agenda:

Tentative Agenda

  • Student chapter plans (SPAx, SPAC, etc) from CBU and UofM
  • Summer social (RSVPs, etc)
  • IEEE-USA report (Drew)
  • Society/Affinity updates – start planning for fall
  • Metro-Area Workshop – http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/mga_maw.html
    • Topics?
    • Interested organizers?

Reminder:
Save the Date – June 13th, Summer Social, Renee’s house, 4-8pm — Thank you, Renee!

Memphis Technology Users Group

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Walter Heger of the Memphis Technology User Groups asked us to announce their next meeting, which might be of interest to our members:

Data Science/Machine Learning
Tuesday June 2, 2015
Coworks Memphis (902 South Cooper Street)

For more info, or to RSVP click here

Description:

Interested in Data Science, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, and algorithms? This is the meetup for you! We’re a group of professionals, hobbyists, and tinkerers toying with these topics.

Also if you would like to be a guest speaker, especially in the fields of SAS, computational neuroscience and DNA folding, please contact Walter at heger_walter@yahoo.com.

Summer Social

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Potluck Summer Social for IEEE Memphis Section

IEEE will provide burgers & hot dogs. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or drinks (soda, beer, wine).

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Location:
Renee & Tom Stoll’s House
1648 John Ridge Drive
Collierville, TN 38017

Date: 13-June-2015
Time: 04:00PM to 8:00PM

To register please click HERE

Please let us know what you are bringing by filling in your item HERE

Bring your swim trunks if you want to take a dip in the pool!

ExCom Meeting – UPDATE

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Due to the weather forecast for this evening (March 4, 2015) the Excom meeting previously announced (below) will now be a conference call.

To participate:

Dial-in number: (712) 775-7031
Meeting ID: 416-857-599#

Tentative agenda:
-2015 budget approval
-Southeastcon
-Society/Affinity updates

Mitigating the Aurora Vulnerability

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

[UPDATED 3/5/2015 – please note time changed]

IEEE PES/IAS and TSPE Present
Mitigating the Aurora Vulnerability

Date: March 13, 2015 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: 9180 Crestwyn Hills Drive Memphis, Tennessee

Description: This presentation will cover the basics of what the Aurora Vulnerability is, methods to mitigate it, and best practices for risk management.

Speaker:  Joshua Hughes, Field Application Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Labs

One Professional Development Hour will be available for attending this event.

Dinner provided: $10 IEEE & TSPE members, $20 non-members. Please include any special dietary requests in your registration.

Registration required by March 11th @ 5pm

Joshua Hughes graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 2004 with a BSEE focused on digital signals. He worked as a system engineer at Tennessee Valley Authority’s nuclear substations for five years. In 2009, Joshua joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., where he served as a project engineer for Engineering Services in Vacaville, California. He currently holds the title of field application engineer and works in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee where his work includes providing application and product support and technical training for protective relay users. Joshua is a member of the IEEE and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Tennessee.

Contact: Brian King, bking@fisherarnold.com

To Register
: CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Memphis ExCom Meeting

The next IEEE ExCom meeting will be held on March 4th at 6pm at CBU in Nolan Engineering Center Room 241.

Tentative agenda:
-2015 budget approval
-Southeastcon
-Society/Affinity updates

Please send additional agenda items to amy.curry@ieee.org


Engineers Week

Engineers Week is Feb 22 – 29, 2015. For a full list of activities please see the Flyer or the MJEC E-Week Activities webpage.

IEEE has purchased a table for both the Engineers Week Luncheon (Wednesday Feb 25 11:30am – 1:30PM at the Holiday in at the University of Memphis) and the Engineers Week Banquet (Thursday Feb 26 6:30pm – 9pm at Christian Brother University Thomas Center). Contact amy.curry@ieee.org if you are interested in attending either of the events. (ExCom members have priority, but extra tickets will go to any IEEE Member who wishes to attend).

Please consider helping out with the MathCounts or Engineers Week Student Contest. See the Flyer for more details.


S-PAC

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Friday, Nov 21, 2014
4PM
Hardin Hall
Salvation Army Kroc Center
800 E Pkwy S, Memphis, TN ‎

Once again the IEEE Student Branches at CBU and UofM are teaming up to present S-PAC. What is S-PAC? It is a Student Professional Awareness Conference that is organized by the students that involved discussions on various professional development topics.

This years speakers are Dr Rob Reilly presenting “How to Define Yourself” and Dr Ben Amaba presenting “Practice of Innovation”.

Professional are ENCOURAGE TO ATTEND and PDH’s are available for those that attend.

For more information, or to register for this event goto http://spac.ieeecbu.org/

If you or your company would like to sponsor S-PAC please contact Nick McKee at nmckee@cbu.edu. (More info on Sponsorships)

IEEE Summer Social

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Potluck Summer Social for IEEE Memphis Section

IEEE will provide burgers & hot dogs. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or drinks (soda, beer, wine).

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Location:
Amy Curry’s Backyard
4123 Hedge Hills Ave
Memphis,  Tennessee
United States 38117
Click here for Map

Date: 08-June-2014
Time: 05:00PM to 10:00PM (5.00 hours) All times are: US/Central

Click Here to RSVP

Joint TSPE / IEEE Meeting

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Joint TSPE / IEEE Meeting

  • March 11,2014
  • Lunch at 11:30 am; Program 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • CBU Sabbatini Lounge
  • Cost $10 Members, $20 Non Members
  • 1 PDH(s) Available
  • “Cyber Security for the Electric Grid”
  • Presented by Allan Long with MLGW

Description: Utilities are under attack every day.  Lightning hits towers, ice and tree limbs pull down wires, vehicles hit poles, and water mains break.  But there are also threats posed by those who intentionally sabotage equipment, steal materials, attempt to alter records, or break into computer systems. There is even the concern that these events might be the acts of terrorism.
Physical security has grown more sophisticated as have the tactics of the criminals.  From a cyber perspective, utilities like MLGW have to protect not only their corporate data systems, but the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that are used to monitor and control the production and distribution of utility services.
Allan Long will discuss some of the threats facing the utility industry and approaches to developing an effective defense.