IEEE Cedar Rapids Section

September 24th, 2015

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Corona is published quarterly on the 15th of the month (January, April, July, October) and is an official newsletter of the IEEE Cedar Rapids Section. To submit your announcement to Corona, email:
Submissions for next edition are always due the 1st of the next editions month.

September 8th, 2015

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Young Professionals of the Cedar Rapids Section are now on Facebook!


September 21st, 2017

Congratulations to Callum Beebe, winner of the IEEE special achievement award at the 2017 Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair.  Callum is from Van Buren High School in Keosauqua.  His winning project was called: “Manure Using, Methane Producing, Microbial Fuel Cells”.  See the EISEF website for more information on the science fair.

EISEF 2017 IEEE Award Winner

March 28th, 2016

Eastern Iowa Consultants Network:
Spotlight On Brew Data

Monday, April 4th, 6pm @ Dublin City

brew data

Please join fellow Eastern Iowa Consultants, IEEE members and guests for a presentation by Matt Nowick founder of Brew Data.  Matt will cover his accumulated technologies in his engineering quest through England, Colorado, Antarctica, and finally to Iowa. Select the registration link below to reserve a seat.

More information / registration here.

February 29th, 2016

The University of Iowa Student Branch is hosting a tour of the Helium Cluster!

Helium Cluster

The Helium cluster provides high throughput or high performance computing which utilizes multiple processors to perform concurrent jobs in parallel. These resources can help significantly speed up scientific computations.
High performance computing is focused on providing researchers with tools to solve computationally intensive problems. Some common uses of the system are computational fluid dynamics, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, and climate modeling.
In collaboration with other units on campus ITS-Research Services runs and supports two HPC systems to meet the high performance computing and high throughput computing needs of the campus. The largest of these system is the Helium cluster which contains 400 computers and 3800 processor cores. The Helium cluster is open to all University of Iowa faculty and students (with approval of a faculty sponsor). Access to the Helium cluster and basic user support are provided at no cost at this time. The Neon cluster is a smaller, but newer system composed of 2500 processor cores and systems with up to 512GB of memory.

Space is currently limited to 30 attendees therefore make sure to register soon!  

If registration is closed due to being full and you are still interested in attending, please email:  Depending on interest, it may be possible to accommodate additional attendees.

Registration / more info here.

February 26th, 2016

Tour of Integrated DNA Technologies

Thursday, April 21st @ 5:45pm


Join fellow IEEE Members and guests as we tour Integrated DNA Techonlogies:

  • Tour IDT’s oligo manufacturing facilities.
  • Overview of manufacturing platforms.
  • Engineering Role in IDT’s competitive edge.

Speakers/Tour Guides:

  • Norm Fuller: VP of Platform Development
  • Jon Harvey: Director of Design Engineering

More information / registration here.

February 15th, 2016

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January 21st, 2016

SAVE THE DATE for our first IEEE Young Professionals meeting of the year! (Additional details to be posted here soon)


Where: Airliner, 22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240

When: Tuesday, February 23rd, from 6-8 PM

Come meet other young professionals in your field and enjoy some complimentary pizza!


January 6th, 2016

Tour of Integrated DNA Technologies

Thursday, January 21st @ 5:45pm


Join fellow IEEE Members and guests as we tour Integrated DNA Techonlogies:

  •      Tour IDT’s oligo manufacturing facilities.
  •      Overview of manufacturing platforms.
  •      Engineering Role in IDT’s competitive edge.

Speakers/Tour Guides:

  •       Norm Fuller: VP of Platform Development
  •       Jon Harvey: Director of Design Engineering

More information / registration here.

November 30th, 2015

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The Cedar Rapids Young Professionals are hosting a networking event for new IEEE members.

Appetizers and drinks will be on us!

Where: Gus’, 2421 Coral Ct Coralville, IA 52241

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, from 5-6:30 PM

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other members in the area, share ideas and experiences and ask questions regarding your membership and what the local section has to offer.

November 2nd, 2015


Downloadable Flyer:  TaxACT Agile

More information / registration here.

October 26th, 2015

Cedar Rapids Section EMC-S Chapter Meeting


Wednesday, October 26 at the Clarion Hotel in Cedar Rapids

This will be a technical meeting featuring a presentation on:

Probe Compensation for Finding Electric & Magnetic Fields in Near Field Scanning

Near field scanning of pc boards and similar electronic devices or systems can be a valuable tool in determining EMC performance of a new design or troubleshooting problems with an existing one. A sometimes overlooked issue when applying the special probes used for these investigations is the perturbation effects that the probe has on the actual field around the DUT. This presentation examines these effects and develops the mathematical description of the EM environment and shows the compensation required to offset the probe’s effects.

The speaker will be:  Prof. Richard E. DuBroff, Illinois State University, Physics Dept.

More information / registration here.