December EMB018/Section Meeting: Justin Williams will give a talk that is at the state of the art in Biomedial Research. He is head of the Neural Interface Technology Research and Optimization (NITRO) Laboratory, part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The lab was created to develop new devices for recording from and stimulating neural tissue, design these devices to be both durable for long-term implantation and safe for use in humans and animals, and use these technologies in a variety of situations, from use in a basic physiology lab recording from single neurons, to clinical settings where people with motor disabilities might benefit from a brain-computer interface or other neural prosthetic communication device.
January Section Meeting: Is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th and will be a talk by Bethanie Stadler who works on the integration of nanomagnetic and photonic materials with a variety of platforms to allow the development of practical devices and systems. This includes magnetic nanowires for magnetoelectronics (including hard drive heads), microfluidic flow sensors and actuators, acoustic/vibration sensor applications, and cellular biomarkers.
Vote: Madison Section Elections
Madison Section Officer Nominations and Elections are nearly at hand. You will be receiving an e-mail ballot in December for Section Officer Elections. Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and four Member-at-Large positions will be voted on. Please vote!
Micro Volunteers: Do you have some time to spare to help IEEE-Madison Section? Perhaps you have a meeting topic that you would like to see us host and could find a speaker. Maybe you have time to call a few members who might have forgotten to renew their membership.
Middle School Adult Mentors Needed: Would you like the opportunity to give a young person a glimpse of real science research? You might help them see that a career in science is a possibility for their future. You can give them an understanding of what scientists do, how they think and why science is important in their daily lives. Anyone with an interest in science can be a mentor! ARMS (Adult Role Models in Science) matches trained science volunteers with middle school students interested in research for the Madison Middle School Science Symposium. The volunteer mentors meet with students at their schools for one hour each week for several months, working on a real research project. Meetings are usually on the same day each week between 3 and 5 pm, but there may be other options of times and locations. Some meetings can be via phone or Skype.
Students present their research at a city-wide symposium on the UW-Madison campus each spring. See: Madison Middle School Science Symposium (See Here). Volunteer Mentors must fill out a Mentor Survey form, a Volunteer Disclosure Form, and participate in a Training Session. Please contact Dolly Ledin with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or to volunteer.