Memphis Section IEEE
IEEE

  • IEEE Links


  • Archives


  • Categories


  • Meta

CBU S-PAC Held

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The twelfth Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) 2019 was held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Marian Hall. Christine Fahey, Executive Director of Blockchain 901, gave a presentation on the “Blockchain901” and Rich Thompson, President of Memphis Makers, gave a presentation on “Memphis Makers.” IEEE Memphis Section and the CBU IEEE Student Branch hosted S-PAC 2019, and over 60 students and professionals attended S-PAC 2019. The program was organized by Conference Chairs, Jill Johnson (Interdisciplinary Studies ‘20), and Ian Dover (ECE ‘20), Website Chair, Sylvester Dzimiri (’21), and CBU IEEE Coordinator, Dr. John Ventura, PE, PS (‘65). Elizabeth Hays of Fisher Arnold and Chair of the Young Engineers of the Memphis Section of IEEE, Chair of the Memphis Section of IEEE, presented Jill Johnson, Ian Dover, and Sylvester Dzimiri the Award of Service from the Memphis Section of IEEE for their efforts in making the S-PAC a success. Steve Whatley (ECE ’20) was recognized for his award of $2,000 IEEE PES Scholarship. The S-PAC is a structured event where students interact with experienced engineers from diverse backgrounds. Hosted annually, the S-PAC (http://spac.ieeecbu.org/) brings together students and professionals from the Memphis Community where they have a chance to interact with professionals, through round table discussions. This year the round table discussions were on “Global Technology” and the “Memphis Community” ¬– Global Technology panelists: Ken Gendrich of Blockchain 901 and Methodist, Claudio Donndelinger of Aleph Objects, Ben Hoyt of FedEx Services, and Danny Thompson of Code Crew and The Google Community and Memphis Community panelists: David Hiltenbrand of SQLSaturday, Ibrahim Chum of The City of Memphis, Noah Vongphit of Wright Medical, and Joseph Johnson of Fisher Arnold. The sponsors of S-PAC 2019 were A2H, Blockchain 901, Fisher Arnold, Gadomski School of Engineering, Memphis Section of IEEE, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, Midsouth Makers, R&N Systems Design, Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

S-PAC 2019

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

CLICK HERE form more info and to register.

IEEE Council on RFID – Educational Mega-Challenge 2020

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

The IEEE Council on RFID is pleased to announce that we will once again be running our Educational Mega-Challenge as a part of the 14th Annual International Conference on RFID. This year’s topic, It’s RAINing IoT, will concentrate on the integration of RAIN (UHF) RFID into an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Undergraduate and graduate student teams are invited to submit solutions that use IoT to address technical, social, or economic problems or issues. The projects must have RAIN RFID as a component of the solution, but the RAIN RFID component does not have to be the centerpiece. Proposals can be a part of ongoing research, a completely new concept or a variant of another proposal or solution.

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC on February 7, 2020, and should be in the form of a response to an RFP. See the webpage (2020.ieee-rfid.org/crfidmega/) for details on judging and submissions. The three finalist teams will be invited to present in person at the Conference in the RFID Journal Live Awards Theater where one member will give a 3 minute, single slide presentation of their solution.

Teams must have at least one IEEE student member and one IEEE senior member (as an advisor/mentor). Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary and can be comprised of students from up to two institutions (community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities). Thanks to our generous sponsors, the three finalist teams will receive funding to help defray the costs of travel to the conference (exact amount will be dependent upon the final level of sponsorship that is obtained), but the winning team will receive approximately 1/2 of the funding and the runner-ups will receive approximately one-quarter each).

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Mega-Challenge chair, Dr. Kevin Berisso at megachallenge@ieee-rfid.org or kberisso@memphis.edu.

Educational Mega-Challenge: Smart Cities

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

CLICK HERE for more info

IEEExtreme 12.0 Programming Competition

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

IEEE holds an annual programming competition called IEEExtreme. This 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. Multiple programming languages are allowed, and you use this platform: https://csacademy.com/ieeextreme-practice/. This competition is 24 hours straight, though it’s broken up into different tasks. Members can bring as many computers as they want, google all they want, etc. Each team can have a maximum of 3 members, and different teams cannot work together.

When?

20 October 2018 00:00:00 UTC, which means 19 October 2018 07:00:00 PM for us here in Memphis.

Where?

Currently, CBU and UofM IEEE are in the process of reserving an exact location. Everyone who fills out the google form below will be updated to the location of the event as soon as it is finalized.

Who can compete?

Teams of up to three collegiate students who are current IEEE student members. A local college or university may form multiple teams.

What could I win?

Fame: Unlimited bragging rights and an item for your resume.

Fortune: The Grand Prize is a trip to the IEEE conference of your choice, anywhere in the world.

For more information, go to ieeextreme.org.

As stated before, this competition is global, however it must be proctored by a professional IEEE member. CBU IEEE and UofM IEEE are planning to host this year’s competition for the teams in the Memphis area, and we will have more details to follow. If this is something you or anyone you know may be interested in, please fill out this form as soon as possible: https://bit.ly/2NHuCrD

CBU S-PAC

Monday, November 13th, 2017

You are invited to attend S-PAC!

S-PAC is a Student Professional Awareness Conference for students and professionals to network.

Our S-PAC focuses on all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. We hope to have companies, professionals, and students from all the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields attend!

STUDENTS
ALL Students get to attend for free thanks to IEEE Region 3
(but you still need to register)

PROFESSIONALS
You will receive 2 Professional Development Hours
for attending S-PAC!

REGISTER TODAY!
http://spac.ieeecbu.org/registration

SPEAKERS
“What to do when your startup gains too many clients”
Justin McCann

“Professional Development and Developing the Professional”
Ian Rubin de la Borbolla

WHEN & WHERE
4:00PM | Friday, November 17th, 2017
Harian Hall | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1695 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Please spread the word about S-PAC!
Invite your friends, professors, students, and co-workers!

IEEE Region 3 Student Leadership Workshop

Friday, October 13th, 2017

All Tennessee schools: IEEE Region 3 and the IEEE Lipscomp Branch will be hosting a Student Leadership Workshop on Saturday, October 21st 10AM at Lipscomb University.
Come meet other university leaders in your state and get advice on applying leadership skills to run a successful IEEE Student Branch.

Reimbursement for student branches will be available in two ways by IEEE Region 3:
1. The normal mileage reimbursement (~.50/mile) per student branch that attends
2. An additional $10 per student number that each branch brings.

All IEEE student members are invited to attend.

You must register HERE

Deadline to register: Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Memphian Named Region 3 Student Rep

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Jill Johnson, from Memphis, has been named the Region 3 Regional Student Representative. Jill is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at CBU.

Not sure how the regions are divided, see the map below:

SoutheastCon 2017 News

Monday, May 15th, 2017

IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 was held in Charlotte NC on March 30-Apr 2, 2017. Here is news from that event:

UofM IEEE Chapter Places First In Software Competition at 2017 SoutheastCon

Dr. Aaron Robinson, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and eight students from UofM’s IEEE student chapter attended SoutheastCon, the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. IEEE is the world’s largest technical and professional organization for the advancement of technology.

Students and their competitions included: Jarrett Anderson, Robot team; Grayson Cupit, Robot team; Preston Darling, Robot team; James Palmer, Robot team; Bassam Bahhur, Software & Ethics team; Will Blankenship, Software & Ethics team; Brandon Coldicott, Software team; Bryan Fuller, Ethics team.

Due to an error in the final scoring process, the results were wrongly reported at the SoutheastCon awards ceremony. But we are excited to announce the software team won first place! Competition organizers contacted Herff and came to campus to make the award presentation.

Left Photo: Software team members receive their first place award AND Beats by Dre wireless headsets from Mr. Charles Lord, Chair of 2017 SoutheastCon.

Right Photo: Dean Rick Sweigard, Associate Dean Russ Deaton, Associate Professor & Chair EECE, Chrysanthe Preza, the software team and Mr. Charles Lord.

Memphis High School Student Receives 1st Place in Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition

Davis Fotenberry, a Memphis Student who has been competing at SouthEastCon since he was 10, once again took home first place in the open division of the Hardware Competition.

CBU Wins two awards at SouthEastCon

CBU’s Trey McGinnis got 3rd place in the Student Paper Competition for his paper “Teaching Digital Logic Through Video Games.” CBU also placed 3rd in the T-Shirt Competition

IEEE Region 3 Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop

Monday, November 7th, 2016

IEEE Region 3 will offer a Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop in Memphis, TN at Christian Brothers University on Saturday, November 12. The purpose of the workshop is to provide student branch leaders with the tools necessary to develop and implement a successful branch plan for the upcoming school year. Student leaders and Branch Counselors should plan to attend the workshop. Local IEEE Section leaders are also encouraged to attend, especially Section Student Activities Chairs. The workshop will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm and requires advanced registration at $20 per person. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Date and Time: November 12, 2016 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Workshop Location: Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Thomas Center, Sabbatini Lounge
Memphis, TN

Directions: https://s3.amazonaws.com/swxassets/2091/cbumap2015.pdf
Points of Contact: Brian McGinnis (ph. 901-604-1370), Kate Bollinger (ph. 901-378-4965)
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/IEEER3-2016-Memphis
Registration deadline: November 9, 2016

You can find more information on the workshop at:
https://www.facebook.com/IEEEStudentsRegion3/