IEEE Region 6 - Western US
August 11th, 2018

Submission deadline extended to September 30.

SusTech 2018 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest. Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2018 Student Poster Session, on Sunday November 11, being held in Long Beach, Californium, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, September 15, 2018 September 30, 2018.

Accepted posters must register for the contest and pay a $50 submission fee. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.

Download 1-page flyer Call for Posters Presentation (PDF).

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as determined by the judges. First place $750; second $500; third $250. Information on the winners will be posted on the SusTech and IEEE Region 6 websites.

For complete contest rules, see the Poster Contest page.

August 11th, 2018

Empower Female Entrepreneurs at the 2018 WIE ILC Startup Pitch Competition

By Joseph Wei, Chair, IEEE CE Society, SCV & Wenbo Yin, Chair, IEEE YP, SCV

Startup Pitch Competition at WIE ILC
Women-in-Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) is IEEE’s premier conference dedicated to help female professionals to succeed in STEM. It caters to a broad audience of professionals in academia, industry, and government. One of the highlight’s of this year’s Conference is the WIE ILC Startup Pitch Competition, with the goal to inspire, assist and engage female entrepreneurs and help them succeed in the startup environment.

The 2018 WIE ILC Startup Pitch Competition attracted 12 startups by female entrepreneurs. Prior to the event, the entrepreneurs had the opportunity to polish their pitch decks assisted by a group of VCs, corporate executives and startup coaches. During the Pitch Competition, the entrepreneurs presented to a panel of 8 VCs and executives. The event attracted more than 100 attendees and was very well received.

Picture 1. Startup Pitch delivered by CEO Sharmi Albrechtsen

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August 11th, 2018

IEEE REACH, an Online Educational Resource that brings the history of STEM to Life

High school students know how to use the latest gadgets, but most are unaware of who invented the technologies, and how they impact not just their lives, but all of society. To fill the gap, the IEEE History Center developed REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History). Funded by donations to the IEEE Foundation, REACH provides educational resources to high school history teachers so they may easily weave the history of technology, and the critical role of engineers in our society, into their lessons. The resources situate science, technology, and engineering in their social and humanistic contexts.

Through a historic lens, students learn about technological inventions and developments, and explore the interconnections that these have with society, economics, culture and politics. Students discover how technology can shape society and how society in turn can shape technology. The program enables students to gain a greater understanding of how science and technology are relevant to their lives and their future and enhances their technological and cultural literacy skills.

Available through the IEEE REACH website,, the resources include complete inquiry units, or lesson plans, based on the C3 Framework (College, Career, and Civics) of the National Council for the Social Studies, primary and secondary sources, hands-on-activities, short videos for use in a classroom or flipped classroom setting, and background information for teachers.

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June 5th, 2018

The 2018 Region 6 Awards nomination package is now available.

See the Region 6 Awards page for descriptions of the awards and the nominations process.

Download the Submission Package here. (There is no online process this year.)


May 16th, 2018

Download the quarterly Regional Newsletter for May 2018 here (PDF).


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