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Seattle IEEE Young Professionals – 2016 Year End Report

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Hello IEEE Seattle Section & PES Excom,

I wanted to share our accomplishments for 2016. It was a great year for the Seattle IEEE Young Professionals affinity group. Our achievements could not be possible without the support from the Seattle Section and Power & Energy Society. I also want to thank the YP Committee for helping to organize these awesome events! Stay tuned for 2017!

  • Troy Coleman — Engineer at Plant Technical Services at PSE
  • Gwendoly Espe — Former Genie Engineer & WIP Rep. for PES
  • Jennifer Hunter — Project Manager at Microsoft
  • Gaurav Rajeskar — Project Manager at Microsoft
  • Chris Lazarov — ESCP Europe Graduate in Energy Management
  • Jason Hall — Relay Engineer at PSE
  • Mohamed Tamasas — Aspring PhD Student in Electrical Engineering
  • Ravendar Bhojwani — Product Manager at Amazon
  • Abdur Rehman — Protection Engineer at PES & YP Rep for Seattle Section and PES

Hosted networking and social activity event — February 2016

  • 17 YP’s attended from differing professionals including aerospace, computing, power systems, information technology, computer science, and the government.
  • The fun and excitement from bowling coupled with meeting new people and networking certainly made this an enjoyable social event. 

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Hosted  a Laser Tag Event and Social on March 2016.

  • 15 IEEE members signed up for the event.
  • Laser technologies were discussed with Ted Nugent for 30 minutes.
  • Two 15 min laser tag games were played.

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Very Successful Paintball session held on April 2016.

  • 22 YP’s all over Seattle attended this events
  • Thomas Wu from Panasonic Avionics gave a short talk prior to the games. He spoke about his work as a System Integration Engineer for commercial airlines. A good discussion followed suit on the changing workplace for engineers and Young Professionals today.
  • Everyone enjoy the open-discussion environment and many contributed to the discussion. Student attendees also enjoyed the networking opportunity with YPs. They asked insightful questions about jobs, interviews, and industry outlook

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Hosted networking and social activity event and bowling on May 2016.

  • 11 attendees from various work places included Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, Power Studies, and Puget Sound Energy.
  • There were some great moments of technical conversations during game play

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Very Successful BBQ at Lake Tapps on July 2016. 

  • 19 professionals attended from across the industry , Power System Engineers, Software Engineers, Computer Scientists, RF Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Industrial Engineers.

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 IEEE-USA Future Leader Forum in New Orleans, Louisiana on 28-30 July, 2016.

  • Ravendar Bhojwani, Troy Coleman, and Abdur Rehman attended.
  • According to the attended members, they believe the conference was a huge success and offered something for everyone. Each speaker offered great advice that they were all able to take back and immediately apply to their careers!

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BBQ at Green Lake Park on August 2016.

  • 14 YP’s from all over Seattle attended.
  • Surprise visit from retied VP of Engineering at BPA — Hardev Juj

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Seattle YP hosts Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk at Global Humanitarian Conference October 2016.

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Special Thanks to Muhamed Tamasas for putting together this report.

Warm regards,

Abdur Rehman

Seattle YP Chair

Build a Great website – Tutorial

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Seattle Website Tutorial

Recently Ed Perkins and Lance McBride held a weekend tutorial at Microsoft on building a website, with an emphasis on IEEE sites, using WordPress.  Ed also presented vTools.

Here are links to the videos/presentations stored at Microsoft Research:

Session 1 – Fundamentals  – Basic WordPress interface and structure, Templates, Calendar

Session 2 – Intermediate – Metatags, Plugins, vTools Calendar, Forms, Surveys, Promo Images, Redirections, eCommerce

Session 3 – IEEE vTools

Thanks to the Seattle Section for hosting this event.

 

Metro Area Workshop – Seattle – Photos

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

If you missed the Metro Area Workshop in Seattle, here are a few pictures of the event.

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IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop – Seattle – Nov 1 – 2

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop Series


IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshops provide participants with a unique learning experience with topics on the cutting-edge of technical innovation today.

These two-day seminars are focused on providing an opportunity for participants to learn first-hand from the field experts. Each workshop is a springboard to a deeper understanding of technology and its myriad applications and potential for innovation.

Metro Area Workshop

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Spokane PES to hold NESC 2012 Seminar

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The PES Chapter in Spokane is holding an NESC® 2012 (National Electrical Safety Code) Seminar at the end of January.  The major topic of the seminar will be identifying the changes in the 2012 code from previous codes.

Speaker: David Marne, P.E. of Marne and Associates, Inc

Dates: January 30-31, 2012
Cost is $550 for Members and $600 for non-members.

For more information please visit http://ieeespokane.com/2011/12/nesc-2012-review-seminar/
Online meeting registration can be found at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/9821

Speaker Bio:

Marne is the author of McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Handbook and is a nationally recognized speaker on the NESC®. He serves on NESC® Subcommittee 4, Overhead Lines – Clearances. He is company president and senior electrical engineer for Marne and Associates, Inc. in Missoula, Montana where he specializes in National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) training, OSHA training, engineering design training, and expert witness services related to the NESC®, OSHA, and CA GO95.
Jeff MacKinnon
Chair IEEE Spokane Section

www.ieeespokane.org
Twitter: SpokaneIEEE