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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

International Microwave Symposium to be held in San Fransisco in May 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016
IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society brings in series of events for young professionals across the globe. Under this, initiative we invite you for International Microwave Symposium to be held in San Fransisco in May 2016.

Millimeter Waves – A Gateway to the future !

As part of IMS 2016, we cordially invite you to a panel discussion on key emerging areas in milli-meter wave research.  The purpose of the panel session is to elaborate and highlight key areas in mm-Wave research for young professionals/grad students, with a focus on mmw research goals and objectives as defined by industry, academia and government agencies for the short and long term.
•        5G mmw Research
•        mmw advances in the Automotive sector
•        mmw Sensors and Imaging

•        mmw defense technologies

Rising Stars 2016 Virtual Conference, February 19-21

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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Rising Stars – Virtual Conference

The live conference has come and gone, but you still have one last chance to participate in the virtual conference for Rising Stars.  The online virtual conference starts February 19 and closes February 21.  After registering for the virtual conference, attendees will have access all weekend to view presentations that were recorded during the live conference.  Registration for the virtual conference is now open.

Click here to register for the virtual Rising Stars conference.

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Slides for Students

Saturday, November 14th, 2015


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At the Region 6 Area meetings during October 2015 we referred to the following three documents:

  1. Student Leadership Training
  2. Best Practices for a Student Branch (a.k.a. Event Planning for Dummies)
  3. Pitching Workshop

Remember to use the ideas outlined in the Pitching Workshop to develop your video submission to the Pitch Competition — present your idea at the Rising Stars Conference, Jan 2-4 in Las Vegas, NV, and stick around for the Consumer Electronics Show!