IEEE Region 6 - Western US
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February 16th, 2017

IEEE is hosting the 1st Annual IEEE Vision and Innovation Challenges (VIC) Summit in conjunction with the IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The IEEE VIC Summit (www.ieee-vics.org) will take place in at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA on 25 May 2017. The one-day event will present a unique opportunity to meet, mingle, and network with peers and some of the top technology “giants” in the world. The VIC Summit will showcase the breadth of engineering by bringing together innovators, visionaries, and leaders of technology in the Silicon Valley area to discuss what is imminent, to explore what is possible, and what will these emerging areas mean for the future.

The day sessions will look to the future of the industry and the impact engineers have on serving the global community and will culminate with the evening’s IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala. The Honors Ceremony will celebrate the technological achievements that have brought us to where we are today.

IEEE Vision and Innovation Challenges (VIC) Summit
Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2017
www.ieee-vics.org

Registration: Special early registration rate of $199 for Region 6 IEEE Members until March 25. The registration fee includes the Summit and Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner. Enter R6VICS when registering to get the discount. Register at: http://ieee-vics.org/registration

For additional information, contact Leslie at awards@ieee.org

January 13th, 2017

Hello Southern and Central California Area Volunteers,

I’m reaching out to request your assistance in spreading the word with your members about an upcoming event. TechIgnite, part of the Computer Society’s, is our premiere ‘Rock Star’ series event and takes place in Burlingame, California March 21 – 22.

Join Steve Wozniak, Grady Booch and 33 of today’s top industry experts who will dispel myths about critical disruptive technologies in cybersecurity, blockchain, machine learning, quantum computing, operational intelligence, artificial intelligence, 5G and virtual reality.

I’m asking if you could help with the following:

  • Promoting the event with your members. Could you please share the event with your members by sharing an eblast? I can provide flyers for your distribution at meetings, artwork for your social media pages and newsletters.
  • Volunteering. Share this great volunteerism opportunity and join us at TechIgnite for free! Email me for more information.

Benefits to your chapter:

  • Distribution of literature to TechIgnite attendees. Provide us with literature about your chapter or society and we’ll be sure it’s available to everyone who attends.
  • Complimentary registration for your board members (up to 3).
  • Chapter members can enjoy fantastic savings as well. Currently we have a promotion that saves registrants $299 until January 16th. Our limited time 2-for-1 pricing, allows chapter and section folks to register 2 people for the price of one!  Simply select “Last Chance 2-for-1 Pricing” during registration and save.

It is urgent that we get this message out to the chapter and sections as soon as possible, please reach out to me with what we can provide to share with your members.

I look forward to hearing from you soon seeing you in Burlingame this March!


Julie Guaderrama
Marketing Program Manager

IEEE Computer Society
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Office: +1-714-816-2102
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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

December 31st, 2016

On February 3-5, 2016 Region 6 will have its annual Operating Committee meeting which will feature a combination of interactive sessions, speakers and meetings.  Region 6 section representatives and officers participate in the largest annual meeting hosted by IEEE Region 6. IEEE members are invited to participate in these sessions.

Who should attend: 

The OpCom includes Region officers and representatives of each section or council.  Sections are encouraged to sponsor their leaders to participate in this meeting.  Interested IEEE members may also register for and participate in sessions of interest.

Date/Time:

Start time: 03 February 2017 12:00 PM  End time: 05 February 2017 12:00 PM

Location

Venue is the Embassy Suites LAX North in Los Angeles, California  www.laxembassy.com/

See https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42609 for more information.

 

Registration:  Please view the link here http://www.cvent.com/d/dvq389  to complete online registration.

 

Meeting contact: mbetz@conferencecatalysts.com

 

Agenda will include meetings, speakers, sessions, reports, and workshops on these topics:

 

  • Admission & Advancement (Senior Membership)
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Conferences -Region 6
  • Creating Member Value
  • Chapter Support
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government Relations
  • Humanitarian Activities
  • IEEE Presidential Candidate Forum
  • IEEE-USA Presidential Candidate Forum
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu
  • Industry Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Members
  • Membership & Geographic Activities Updates
  • Membership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Activities (PACE)
  • Public Visibility for Sections
  • Region 6 Area Meetings
  • Region 6 Opcom Business Meeting
  • Region 6 Budget
  • Sections Congress 2017
  • Section Vitality
  • Section Operations and Planning
  • STEM Outreach
  • Student Activities
  • Technical Activities
  • Treasurer and Financial Training
  • Vtools Training
  • Women in Engineering
  • Young Professionals

 

November 6th, 2016

These are the presentations from the 2016 ExCom meeting:

monthly-newsletter-and-suggestions-for-the-revised-r6-websit

r6-conf-1116-excom

region-6-awards-program-news

region-director-excom-meeting-briefing