Join the IEEE Seattle Section to Celebrate IEEE Day!
IEEE Day celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered together to share their technical ideas in 1884. IEEE Day is officially October 3rd.

IEEE Seattle EMC/MTT/AP/ED Joint Chapter Meeting Announcement

Presented jointly by the IEEE Seattle

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society, Antennas and Propagation (AP) Society,
​Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society, Electronic Devices (ED) Society Joint Chapter

Smart Antennas for IoT and 5G:
Recent Advances for Commerical Aerospace Applications

An educational seminar at the Museum of Flight

This is a free seminar to celebrate “IEEE Day” but you must register in advance to reserve your seat!

Professor Constantine Balanis of Arizona State University
Jari Vikstedt of ETS-Lindgren
Anil Kumar of Boeing

Friday, October 6, 2017, 10 am – 3 pm

The Museum of Flight
​9404 East Marginal Way
Seattle, WA 98108-4097

See the seminar announcement for additional event details, speaker biographies, and abstracts

There is no charge to attend this seminar, however, space is limited. Registration is required to obtain entry.
There will be a “tabletop” exhibition in the same meeting room space where the technical program will take place. There are a limited number of vendor spaces available.


Pacific Northwest Chapter * Society for Information Display
Wednesday, September 27th – 6:00 P.M.

Planar Systems, Inc.
1195 NW Compton Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
Display Technology Trends in Digital Signage Displays
Samantha Phenix, Vice President R&D, Planar, A Leyard Company, Beaverton, OR

Rapid changes in technology solutions for digital signage displays have created multiple emerging trends, which will impact the next two to three years. This paper will explore recent innovations for a range of new and existing display technologies including LCD, OLED, Direct View LED, Micro LED as well as some interesting novel approaches, highlighting the potential advantages for digital signage.

Speaker Biography
Samantha (Sam) Phenix joined Planar, A Leyard Company, in April 2014 and currently serves as the Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to joining, Ms. Phenix spent 13 years in a variety of engineering roles, including Director of Engineering and Site Manager for Barco’s Medical Imaging Division. More recently, she has held strategic marketing and business development roles with both Dell and Intel. Ms. Phenix holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland and an MBA from Concordia University. She has served as the Pacific NW SID member chair and webmaster for the past year.
The seminar is free. Non-Members are welcome. We will be serving pizza and refreshments after the talk. RSVP to Gary Johnson at Gary.Johnson@tek.com or (503) 627-1985. Please indicate if you plan to join us for pizza and let me know your pizza preference.

For those remotely attending, we are now using GoToWebinar.
To register, click on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5607792261359161345

Jobs jobs jobs…

Seattle University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is seeking someone to fill an adjunct faculty position for this Fall Quarter, beginning September 20 and continuing through mid December. This position requires strong Internet communications skills. Previous teaching experience desirable. To receive a more complete course description and other pertinent information, please contact Al Moser, Associate Professor, at almoser@seattleu.edu

Jobs jobs jobs…

UW’s division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) is hiring! We’re seeking an enthusiastic engineer to teach the first course in our Embedded and Real-Time Systems certificate program. The course meets one evening a week during the Autumn, in North Bellevue. If you’d like to learn more about teaching for UW PCE please visit our website.  If you’d like more information on this specific teaching position, and how to apply, please find the flyer here.


Upcoming Events

  1. Technical Tour of Snohomish County PUD Energy Storage System

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Seattle Section IEEE Day Celebration

    October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. IEEE Seattle Section Excom meeting October 2017

    October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. IEEE Seattle Section Excom meeting November 2017

    November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. IEEE Seattle Section Excom meeting December 2017

    December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm