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IEEE Phoenix Section Awards For The Year 2015

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

ieee_logo_mb_taglineThe IEEE Phoenix Section recognizes the contributions of members, non-members, society chapters, affinity groups, student branches, corporations, and educational institutions at the annual banquet. The next banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at Hilton Phoenix Airport located at 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ – 85034 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Tel: 480-894-1600).

The Section is pleased to issue a call for nominations for this year’s Section awards. The scope and purpose of the Section Awards Program is to plan, promote and implement IEEE award programs that recognize outstanding performance in furthering the objectives and professional aims of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the IEEE, and the IEEE-USA, and to stimulate others to pursue such achievements of excellence.


IEEE Phoenix Section Annual Banquet 2016

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Annual Banquet – Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Keynote Presentation

Title: Are there plenty more fish in the sea?

Speaker: Dr. David A. Demer

Senior Scientist and Leader, Advanced Survey Technologies Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

8901 La Jolla Shores Drive

La Jolla, CA, 92037


Most people are consuming more fish and are paying more for it. Less of it is wild caught and more is from aquaculture. Wild fish populations depend on ecosystem productivity, which is effected by a variety of forces such as El Niño, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, and fishing. These factors can change fish distributions, damage habitats, and alter biodiversity and ecological functions. In this context, we will explore the living resources in two of the most productive ecosystems on Earth:  the Scotia Sea in the Southern Ocean, off the Antarctic Peninsula; and the California Current off the west coast of North America. We will learn how a variety of optical and acoustic instruments, and manned and autonomous vehicles are used to probe these remote and often inaccessible regions. In the process of counting and mapping exploited fish, we will touch on the complex interactions of climate, weather, seabed and oceanographic environments, avian and marine prey and predators, and fishers. We may enhance our appreciation for the effect the world ocean has on humanity, and vice-versa.


IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarships For The Year 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The IEEE Phoenix Section awards Student Scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE student members. The applying student must attend a university in the Phoenix Section during 2015. The universities include Arizona State University, Arizona State University Polytechnic, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Northern Arizona University.

The student should submit a completely filled application along with financial aid statement; a one-page personal statement of achievements, interests, and goals; official transcripts of all college work; and recommendation letters. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to the IEEE.

IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) Program

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

New EMC Measurement Techniques for Efficient and Compliant Antenna Calibration and Test Site Validation

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25, the IEEE EMC/AP/MTT chapter will  host a half-day workshop on New EMC Measurement Techniques for Efficient and Compliant Antenna Calibration and Test Site Validation

The presentation topics include:

  • Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods: An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing

By Doug Kramer, Lab Manager – Wireless, EMC and Calibration, ETS-Lindgren

  • CISPR sVSWR versus ANSI C63® Time Domain sVSWR:  A review of current and future measurement techniques for faster and more accurate test site validation

By Zhong Chen, Product Manager – RF Materials, ETS-Lindgren

After the presentations, there will be real-world demonstrations of Time Domain Site VSWR measurements!!

For more information on the presentation abstracts and speaker bios, click here.

Register here:

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The IEEE Phoenix Section goes social

Monday, August 19th, 2013

FacebookThe IEEE Phoenix Section is pleased to announce the launch of its Facebook page to give our members a platform to promote their professional interests, express their views,  as a venue for discussion forums that complements our LinkedIn presence, and for announcements about Section activities.  Please visit our Facebook page and “like” us to get connected.

Changes to US patent law

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

CompPackManTechSociJared Pitts, an intellectual property attorney, delivered a presentation on the impact of the America Invents Act on the US patent system at an IEEE CPMT meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Under the America Invents Act, on March 16, 2013, the United States patent system fundamentally changed from a “first-to-invent” system to a “first-inventor-to-file” system. This presentation provided an overview of the implications of this change. Also included in the presentation was a discussion of changes to the grace periods for public disclosures and the effects of sales and offers to sale on patent rights.

Jared Pitts graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and J.D. from Brigham Young University. He has practiced intellectual property law since 1995. In his practice, he has prepared and prosecuted U.S., PCT, EP and other patent applications in a variety of technologies, including electrical device, software, and semiconductor fabrication. He has also prepared and reviewed non-infringement and invalidity opinions and provided a variety of licensing and litigation support.

Hit the link below for the full presentation:
AIA Presentation for IEEE 4.18.2013