IEEE Western Puerto Rico Section

Advancing Technology for Humanity

September 27th, 2015
Charles  will talk about his work experience and will provide insights in how innovation and work have been instrumental in advancing his career. Charles receive a “Luminary Honoree Award 2015 ” from HEENAC. 

April 14th, 2015

El resultado del estudio les resultó sorprendente; había una sola característica en común entre todos aquellos que se desempeñaban de manera exitosa, esa era su habilidad para resolver problemas interpersonales. En este seminario se presenta en forma ordenada y rigurosa el procedimiento completo, o algoritmo, para poner en efecto el proceso de Solución de Problemas Interpersonales. El proceso se acompaña con ilustración de experiencias del instructor y se estimula la participación de los asistentes. Este seminario se presenta libre de costo a los Colegiados como una contribución del Instructor y del CIAPR de Mayagüez al Desarrollo Profesional de los profesionales.

April 13th, 2015

Everyone knows you need a clean resume and honed interview skills to land the ideal job. However, there are many other important elements to prepare yourself and get a job offer that often get forgotten by job seekers. In this session we will cover networking basics, creating your elevator pitch, your professional online presence, and what to do after an interview has concluded and how these can set you apart from the competition.

April 13th, 2015

Test Engineering is one of the many fields  where you can work and have a career as engineer. It is not often that we hear about Test Engineering during our
college days. Test Engineering is the last line of defense before products get out of fabrication sites and to customers. We, the test engineers, are the ones
responsible for developing a robust test solution that guarantees we are sending our customers only good parts. This presentation will cover what is a test engineer, what we do,  and what professional life  looks like for one of us.

January 26th, 2015

Reports update meeting for year 2014.

October 12th, 2014

In the Puerto Rico & Caribbean Section the NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, from 1963, was recognized in Nov 2001. The Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest radio telescope, was dedicated in 1963. Its design and implementation led to advances the areas of antenna design, signal processing, and electronic instrumentation, and in the mechanical engineering areas of antenna suspension and drive systems.

October 12th, 2014

IEEE Puerto Rico & Caribbean 50th and IEEE Western Puerto Rico 25th Anniversaries

Estimados profesionales, miembros y estudiantes la sección IEEE Puerto Rico y Caribe en conjunto con la sección oeste tendrán su celebración de 50 y 25 aniversario.

50th Anniversary Puerto Rico & Caribbean Section

Sección profesional Fundada el 23 de Marzo de 1964. (1964 – 2014).

25th Anniversary for Western Puerto Rico Section

· Sección profesional Fundada el 18 de Agosto de 1989 – Celebrando sus 25 años!

Hora: 5p.m. – 11p.m. @ CIAPR Sede Teatro Salvador V. Cano

Vestimenta: Semi-Formal – Costo $20 por persona – Miembros IEEE

Les invitan

Eng.Ralph Kreil P.E., Chair IEEE Puerto Rico &Caribbean

Rogelio Palomera Ph.D, Chair IEEE Western Puerto Rico

September 15th, 2014

IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It’s a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn cash prizes too!

The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five team members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit: or email

Submission Date is 1 October 2014

September 1st, 2014

The IEEE Global Early Career Faculty Development (ECFD) Virtual Mini-Conference is a new resource specifically designed to meet the professional needs of new faculty members. Offered as a series of three virtual mini-conferences, the second session “Effective Teaching” is scheduled for 18 September 2014 , 9 am EDT.

The sessions are devoted to providing early career faculty with information they can put into action immediately, that will enable them to become more effective educators. The mini-conference format makes use of a new virtual platform allowing attendees to participate from their home or office.

Learn to:

 Become a more effective teacher

 Effectively engage students

 Develop lesson plans and learning objectives

 Understand an implement “Active Learning”

 Assess student progress

 Define the course climate, including the syllabus policies and student expectations


 Early Career Faculty

 Graduate Students


Through the many sessions, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, you will:

Acquire tips and guidance that you can put into action immediately

Learn success strategies for enhancing your career

Gain the knowledge you need to develop critical teaching competencies

Get answers to your career and professional development questions

Expand your global network of colleagues and professional contacts

WHERE: View it live from your home or office, or on-demand anytime at your convenience

September 1st, 2014


“It just works.” You hear it all the time, as it has become synonymous with Apple products. As product designers from companies around the world integrate chips from Texas Instruments and other semiconductor vendors, they all strive for their customers to utter those same sacred words – “it just works.” I know I appreciate that the plane I flew to Puerto Rico and the braking system in the car that brought me to UPR “just worked.” Vehicles are integrating far more electronics than ever before, and the misbehavior of a chip can mean the difference in your screen annoyingly not dimming after the sun goes down, or your brakes not working when you need them most. In this talk I’ll examine the difference between quality, reliability, and “misbehaviors” in end applications. We’ll look at how misbehaviors can mean the difference in our chip being selected for a new product, or designed out in favor of the competition. I’ll address how production oriented test, built-in-self-test, electrical characterization, and system-level validation all play their role in guaranteeing a TI product works in applications ranging from cell phones to airplanes.