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IEEE Volunteers Help when Disaster Strikes

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The IEEE-USA MOVE Community Outreach Initiative has been positively impacting the southeastern US through participation in disaster relief efforts and STEM education events. All MOVE volunteers need to go through training, and you will have that opportunity at SoutheastCon 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. On Thursday, April 19, you can attend a special one-day Red Cross Disaster Services Technology 101 class, taught by a Red Cross instructor – this course normally takes several weeks! On Sunday, the MOVE Truck Systems Training will be held, from 12:30-6:30. This is a great opportunity to prepare now so you can help with a future disaster, or use the MOVE truck for a STEM event!

There is no cost to participate in the training, however travel expenses will not be covered by the Region or by MOVE.  If you are already planning on being at SoutheastCon on Thursday or are staying late Sunday, you should especially consider taking advantage of this opportunity to train, as it will add no additional cost. Please register:

April 19, Red Cross Disaster Services Technology 101 – REGISTER

April 22, MOVE Truck Systems Training – REGISTER

SoutheastCon 2018 Call for Papers

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Abstract/Paper Submission: February 16, 2018

IEEE SoutheastCon 2018 (April 19, 2018 through April 22, 2018 in Florida West Coast Section – Tampa Bay Area, Florida) invites prospective authors to submit their original technical work on any aspects of engineering, science, and technology of current interest to the conference.

Important Dates:

Abstract/Paper Submission: February 16, 2018
Tutorial Submission: February 16, 2018
Notification to Authors: March 9, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers: March 23, 2018

SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. It brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical, and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits. It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community. As usual, attendance and technical program participation from areas outside IEEE Region 3 are encouraged an welcomed.

Topic areas appropriate for technical program submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Power and Sustainable Energy
Health Informatics and Healthcare
Military and Security Applications
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Robotics and Computer Vision
Simulation and Game Development
Communications and Networking
Computer Engineering
Databases and Data Warehouses
Applications and Interdisciplinary
Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
Control and Automation
Software Engineering
Optics and Optoelectronics
Embedded Systems
Transportation and Logistics
Sensor Networks
Devices and Semiconductors
Nanotechnology and Materials
Electromagnetics and Microwaves
Instrumentation & Measurements
Social Networking
Signal and Image Processing
Geosciences and Remote Sensing
Topics on Technical Education
Cloud Computing

All paper submissions will be checked for plagiarism and fully peer reviewed.

https://www.xcdsystem.com/SoutheastCon/abstract/abstract.cfm

http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/3/southeastcon2018/

Engineers Week

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The 2018 Engineering Week events are coming up. E-Week is Feb 18-24, 2018. This year’s theme is “Engineers: Inspiring Wonder”

Events:

Mathcounts – Sat Feb 3, 2018 at SWTCC Macon Campus (Volunteers Needed). See MemphisMathCounts.org for more info.

Engineers Week Kickoff Luncheon – Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm UofM Holiday Inn.

Walk for Education – Sat Feb 17, 2018 Craigmont High School 3333 Covington Pike (10am Neighborhood Walk, 12pm STEM Fair)

Order of the Engineer Ceremony and Ethics Presentation – Tue Feb 20, 2018 UofM Holiday Inn (11:30 Luncheon, 12pm Program)

Engineers Week Banquet – Thurs Feb 22, 2018 CBU Thomas Center (6:30pm Social, 7:30pm Dinner and Program)

Engineers Week Student Contest – Sat Feb 24, 2018 SWTCC Macon Cove Campus, Nabors Auditorium (9am – Noon) Volunteers needed.

Full details for all events: E-Week Flyer 2018

Also see: MJEC Engineers Week Website

Volunteers needed for MATHCOUNTS

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers will be hosting our annual MATHCOUNTS competition on February 3, 2018, and we need your help!

This year’s competition will be held at Southwest Tennessee Community College (Macon Campus). Your commitment would be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm or so, depending on your role in the competition. We need all sorts of people – proctors, graders, runners, etc.  If you are available we can put you to work.

A few important details:

  1. You don’t have to be a math whiz to be a volunteer. That’s the kids’ job.
  2. We have free pizza and donuts!

Please contact Drake Danley <Drake.Danley@kimley-horn.com> if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

CBU S-PAC

Monday, November 13th, 2017

You are invited to attend S-PAC!

S-PAC is a Student Professional Awareness Conference for students and professionals to network.

Our S-PAC focuses on all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. We hope to have companies, professionals, and students from all the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields attend!

STUDENTS
ALL Students get to attend for free thanks to IEEE Region 3
(but you still need to register)

PROFESSIONALS
You will receive 2 Professional Development Hours
for attending S-PAC!

REGISTER TODAY!
http://spac.ieeecbu.org/registration

SPEAKERS
“What to do when your startup gains too many clients”
Justin McCann

“Professional Development and Developing the Professional”
Ian Rubin de la Borbolla

WHEN & WHERE
4:00PM | Friday, November 17th, 2017
Harian Hall | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1695 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Please spread the word about S-PAC!
Invite your friends, professors, students, and co-workers!

Learn Anti-Fraud & Scam Techniques from Expert Frank Abagnale

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


Learn Anti-Fraud & Scam Techniques from Expert Frank Abagnale
by Memphis InfraGard Chapter: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DATE AND TIME
Wed, November 1, 2017
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

LOCATION
The Great Hall & Conference Center
1900 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138

Cost
Free

Register HERE

DESCRIPTION
Frank Abagnale : Keynote Speaker
One of the world’s top fraud prevention experts, the “Catch Me If You Can” author shares critical lessons in the world of security, helping business and government organizations stay a step ahead of the cybercriminals.

Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale provides entertaining insight into his life as the notorious imposter of the 1960s; a thrilling story told in the award-winning movie and Broadway musical, Catch Me If You Can. By age 21, Abagnale was known as America’s most gifted con man, successfully impersonating an airline pilot, pediatrician, stockbroker, college professor, and assistant attorney general, all while cashing $2.5 million in forged checks. Audiences will experience an emotional roller coaster ride as motivational speaker Frank Abagnale describes his escapades and reveals how he learned to live on the right side of the law.

Fraud Seminar: The Art of the Steal
In this unique seminar, con man turned crime stopper Frank Abagnale provides the latest information to protect institutions, associations and corporations from embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit currency, check fraud, identity theft, and Internet fraud. He describes white collar crime techniques, liability concerns under the new Uniform Commercial Code, and demonstrates the latest document features and equipment. Abagnale combines his expertise with anecdotes from his time as one of the world’s most successful con men, for a timely, insightful and informative presentation.

Power System Protection and Control Education Seminar

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

GE MultilinTM and Doby Associates are pleased to invite you to our Protection and Control Educational Seminar on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, from 9AM to 4 PM at the University of Memphis located at 338 University Center, Memphis, TN 38152. IRIS ROOM 338

Parking passes will be provided at the event so parking in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage (505 Zach H. Curlin St) will be free of charge.

This is a great opportunity for you to hear about industry trends and to learn the aspects of a modern protection system. The seminar is designed for both experienced and beginning engineers and technicians. The session contains two independent sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Register for this FREE seminar at your earliest convenience.

To secure your spot, register here. Registration is limited, so sign up today.

We will acknowledge your registration once confirmed.

The event is free and lunch will be provided.

A total of 6 Professional Development Hours will be awarded.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• MORNING SESSION (9:00 – 12:00)
• Introduction to GRID Automation Portfolio
• Fundamentals of Protection – The 5 S’s, zones of protection and coordination
• Application of Instrument Transformers (VT’s, CT’s, and Ground CT’s)
• Motor Protection –thermal model & how to implement it.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY GE AND Doby Associates)

• AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00 – 4:00)
• Introduction to DGA (Dissolved GAS Analysis and online Monitoring) and Asset Performance Management
• Fundamentals of Arc Flash and Mitigation techniques
• Lessons Learned Through Event Analysis

Summer Social

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Come join us for our Summer Social from 4pm to 8pm June 24th at 2177 Hickory Crest Drive.

We will be using peanut oil to fry wings. Some may have allergies. Any one with special dietary requirements should suggest something suitable for frying or grilling.

Please RSVP HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Memphian Named Region 3 Student Rep

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Jill Johnson, from Memphis, has been named the Region 3 Regional Student Representative. Jill is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at CBU.

Not sure how the regions are divided, see the map below:

SoutheastCon 2017 News

Monday, May 15th, 2017

IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 was held in Charlotte NC on March 30-Apr 2, 2017. Here is news from that event:

UofM IEEE Chapter Places First In Software Competition at 2017 SoutheastCon

Dr. Aaron Robinson, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and eight students from UofM’s IEEE student chapter attended SoutheastCon, the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. IEEE is the world’s largest technical and professional organization for the advancement of technology.

Students and their competitions included: Jarrett Anderson, Robot team; Grayson Cupit, Robot team; Preston Darling, Robot team; James Palmer, Robot team; Bassam Bahhur, Software & Ethics team; Will Blankenship, Software & Ethics team; Brandon Coldicott, Software team; Bryan Fuller, Ethics team.

Due to an error in the final scoring process, the results were wrongly reported at the SoutheastCon awards ceremony. But we are excited to announce the software team won first place! Competition organizers contacted Herff and came to campus to make the award presentation.

Left Photo: Software team members receive their first place award AND Beats by Dre wireless headsets from Mr. Charles Lord, Chair of 2017 SoutheastCon.

Right Photo: Dean Rick Sweigard, Associate Dean Russ Deaton, Associate Professor & Chair EECE, Chrysanthe Preza, the software team and Mr. Charles Lord.

Memphis High School Student Receives 1st Place in Open Division of the Hardware / Robotics Competition

Davis Fotenberry, a Memphis Student who has been competing at SouthEastCon since he was 10, once again took home first place in the open division of the Hardware Competition.

CBU Wins two awards at SouthEastCon

CBU’s Trey McGinnis got 3rd place in the Student Paper Competition for his paper “Teaching Digital Logic Through Video Games.” CBU also placed 3rd in the T-Shirt Competition