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Student Professional Awareness Conference

Monday, November 7th, 2016


The CBU Student section of IEEE is once again hosting a Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC). This year we have invited Michael Belk, and Dr. Ben Amaba, to hold presentations on “Continuing Education”, and “Innovation and Change” respectively. These men have many years of experience in the engineering world, and will have very insightful presentations. There will be a panel discussion for each presentation, plenty of networking opportunities, and not to forget food! Any Professionals that attend will also receive two Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

S-PAC 2016 will be held on Friday, November 18th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Marian Hall. Registration starts at 4:00. Dinner will be served at 5:50. You can register online at The cost to register is $30 for professionals and FREE for students. Students just put the name of your school in the ticket field.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor please let me know.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at S-PAC 2016!


Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The CBU student section of IEEE is once again hosting a Student-Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC). They have invited Mr. Dick Gadomski to speak to us about Entrepreneurship. Mr. Gadomski has personal experience in being an entrepreneur, so his talk will be very insightful! They will also have a panel discussion, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities!

The event is Friday November 20th at the Kroc Center from 5-7:30pm, with registration starting at 4:30. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $35 for professionals, $10 for students, and you can register online at


CBU Recognized for S-PAC’s

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

From: IEEE USA Website

Make Your Mark Contest Winners


IEEE SPAx hosted a contest to find student chapters who have created amazing student professional awareness events; We wanted to see what great SPAx events your student branch has organized or is in the process of organizing. Our winners for first, second, and third place are as follows:
1st Place: CSU East Bay
2nd Place: UCLA
3rd Place: CBU


3rd Place: CBU

The IEEE Student Branch at CBU had another great S-PAC in November of 2014. Our S-PAC’s themes this year were “How to Define Yourself” (Maria Lensing of AT&T) and “Innovation of Technology” (Dr. Ben Amaba of IBM). CBU also continued our new tradition of having Amy Ware of CBU start off with icebreakers and having local professionals participate in a panel discussion at the end of the S-PAC.

The students were happy this year to have Fisher Arnold, MLGW, AT&T, CBU Student Government & CBU School of Engineering, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering, and Midsouth Utility Consultants as sponsors.

They also had 2 S-PAVe events in addition to our S-PAC. The first S-PAVe event was a resume and LinkedIn workshop presented by Mike Zurkammer of CT Groups. In this workshop Mr. Zurkammer taught the students the importance of resume building and keeping a well updated LinkedIn profile. The second S-PAVe event was an interviewing workshop presented by Mike Zurkammer of CT Groups. In this workshop Mr. Zurkammer presented a short presentation on proper interviewing skills. The workshop ended with the students and Mr. Zurkammer asking different interviewing questions to each other and providing live feedback on the responses.

The IEEE Student Branch at CBU has been involved hosting an annual S-PAC since 2007 and they are looking forward to hosting the event this year!

News From Southeast Con

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


SouthEast Con 2015


This year’s IEEE Southeast Con was held in Fort Lauderdale FL from Apr 9 thru 12.

The Memphis section was well represented by CBU, University of Memphis and also Davis Fortenberry (who competed in the Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition).

Highlights of the Event:

Christian Brothers University took 2nd place in both T-Shirt and Web Design

University of Memphis took 3rd Place in both T-Shirt and Web Design

Davis Fortenberry tied for FIRST PLACE in the Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition

SoutheastCon Call for Papers and Registration

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Call For Papers

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 19 Dec 2014
Final submission deadline: 23 Jan 2015
Notification to authors: 20 Feb 2015
Camera-ready Deadline: End of February, 2015

IEEE SoutheastCon 2015 (April 9-12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) invites prospective authors to submit their original technical work on any aspects of engineering, science, and technology of current interest to the conference.

SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. It brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical, and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits. It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community. As usual, attendance and technical program participation from areas outside IEEE Region 3 are encouraged an welcomed.

Topic areas appropriate for technical program submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Power and Sustainable Energy
Health Informatics and Healthcare
Military and Security Applications
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Robotics and Computer Vision
Simulation and Game Development
Communications and Networking
Computer Engineering
Databases and Data Warehouses
Applications and Interdisciplinary
Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
Control and Automation
Software Engineering
Optics and Optoelectronics
Embedded Systems
Transportation and Logistics
Sensor Networks
Devices and Semiconductors
Nanotechnology and Materials
Electromagnetics and Microwaves
Instrumentation & Measurements
Social Networking
Signal and Image Processing
Geosciences and Remote Sensing
Topics on Technical Education
Cloud Computing

All paper submissions will be checked for plagiarism and fully peer reviewed (targeting at least 3 reviews per paper).

Conference Registration

The IEEE SoutheastCon 2015 registration is up and running and we are now able to accept registrations, hotel registrations and conference papers. Please help us make SoutheastCon 2015 a great success in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Conference registration page:


Friday, September 12th, 2014


Friday, Nov 21, 2014
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

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