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Fall Section Conference – November 13, 2014

Venue: Best Western Plus Sterling Inn –  34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Keynote Speaker Dr. Gregory Auner, Professor, Electrical and Computer, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University. Research Interests: Smart sensors, MEMS and microsystems, medical devices and instrumentation, Raman spectroscopy for pathogen and cancer detection, neural implants Conference Announcement:  Conference-Announcement-Fall-2014-Rev-79-22-14.pdf

Registration page: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/27391

Call for Posters for Fall Conference 2014 - IEEE_SEM_Call-for-Posters_FALLConference_2014.(No registration fee for Primary Author, Due date for Registration 6th November,2014.).

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IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
WIE-ILC, 23-25 April 2015 in San Jose, CA

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Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-10, October 2014

Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-09, September 2014

Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-08, August 2014

Older Wavelengths articles are available at http://sites.ieee.org/sem/?p=546

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Tuesday 04 November 2014 – 4 PM to 5:30 PM

POWER ELECTRONICS WITH ELECTRIFIED AUTOMOBILES

By Professor Kevin (Hua) Bai of Kettering University

University of Michigan Dearborn Campus, 1430 Professional Education Center (PEC)

4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

Free registration, Info, Pizza and drink: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29747

Electrified Automobiles are the effective ways to get rid of the dependence on the fossil energy and lessen the global warming. Inside the electric vehicles, a high-efficiency battery charger, a high-power motor drive system, a high-performance electronics alternator and a high-reliability battery management system are the key factors to widen the acceptance of EVs to the customers, all of which need power electronics technologies. Dr. Hua Bai will give the overview of those power electronics systems inside EVs using his research projects as examples. At the end of the lecture, he will give some insight of the power electronics including the wide-bandgap devices.

Sponsored by IEEE SEM Power/Industrial Electronics Chapter (IX)

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Thursday 06 November 2014 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Michigan Energy Forum – Energy Jobs/Education

Spark at 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level Ann Arbor, MI 48104

No-Charge Registration and More Information at:

http://www.annarborusa.org/events/business-training-entrepreneurs-spark-events/michigan-energy-forum-energy-jobseducation

As the new energy economy develops, it will bring the creation of new and different jobs.  What might some of those be, and what skills will be required?  What type of education will be needed to prepare for those jobs, and how will current offerings change?

Interested in learning and contributing to the new IEEE standards to replace the IEEE Color Books

In May 2016 the IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter will host the IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS). I&CPS is a gathering of experts who work and conduct research in the industrial application of electrical systems. The Conference will have a full program of tutorials, technical papers, and working group meetings during the 4 days of the conference.

The conference will feature several events including a reception, a dinner/dance and an awards luncheon which will honor members of the IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the winners of the Prize Papers Awards, Standard Medallion Awards, and the Department Achievement Award.

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Thursday 13 November 2014 Fall Section Conference Keynote:  Emerging Nano Science and Technology for Medicine Dr. Gregory W. Auner of Strauss/TEAMS Endowed Chair & Director of the Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems Program Wayne State University, School of Medicine Department of Surgery & Biomedical Engineering Registration & additional Information at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/27391 Best Western Plus Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312 Chapter presentations on; Mobile technologies for homebuilt aircrafts and drones Design and Verification Challenges of Automotive Embedded Systems US Commercial Nuclear Power Micro/Nanotechnology-Enabled Gas Sensing and Nano manufacturing Intelligent Energy Control and Management in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship plus Program See for more information on chapter presentations http://sites.ieee.org/sem/2014-fall-section-conference/ Submitted by Kevin Taylor, IEEE SEM Section, taylor@ieee.org

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Thursday 13 November 2014 STUDENTS:  Submit a Poster for IEEE SEM Fall Section Conference then attend at No-Charge Students you can submit your poster at:  https://ieee.fluidsurveys.com/s/posters/

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Thursday 13 November 2014 Fall Section Conference Registration & additional Information at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/27391 Best Western Plus Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312 Chapter presentations on; US COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER Abstract: US nuclear power plants have racked up an impressive 50 years of operation without one fatality. Compare this fact with the other major sources of electric generation. It makes you wonder why commercial nuclear power is not booming in the US as it is in China. Ever wonder why we cant reprocess spent fuel rods? If we did we could significantly lower the cost of electric energy generated by boiling water with nuclear fission. Maybe thats why. Note: Approximately 65% of a spent fuel rod can be reprocessed into a new fuel rod. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants does not contribute to acid rain, and do not belch CO2 as a byproduct, period. Significantly lower costs for electric energy encourages new industry, by adding more profit to the bottom line, or making the product more competitively priced, or a mixture of either. Either way, more Americans are working. Significantly lower electricity costs leaves more coins in everyones pocket. Imagine paying 40% of what you are currently paying for your electric bill. Maybe President Eisenhowers advisor that said, Nuclear power will be too cheap to meter! was right. On the other hand some people may not want to compete with commercial nuclear power. Biography: Mr. Gary L. Grueneberg P.E. has enjoyed a career in the commercial nuclear power industry. He is now retired after years of experience in the design, construction, licensing, operation and maintenance and modification of US commercial nuclear power plants. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan and is a senior member of the American Society for quality.

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IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship plus Program Power and energy engineers work with some of todays most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. See for more information on chapter presentations http://sites.ieee.org/sem/2014-fall-section-conference/

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter chairman is working hard to provide the newsletter with interesting Power Events. Enjoy. KEVIN TAYLOR, IEEE SEM PE/IA Chairman, taylor@ieee.org Interested in learning and contributing to the new IEEE standards to replace the IEEE Color Books In May 2016 the IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter will host the IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS). I&CPS is a gathering of experts who work and conduct research in the industrial application of electrical systems. The Conference will have a full program of tutorials, technical papers, and working group meetings during the 4 days of the conference. The conference will feature several events including a reception, a dinner/dance and an awards luncheon which will honor members of the IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the winners of the Prize Papers Awards, Standard Medallion Awards, and the Department Achievement Award. The LOC currently is having weekly planning teleconferences and will eventually need IEEE volunteers for the conference. If you like to get hookup with the LOC contact Kevin Taylor, taylor@ieee.org

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Speaker: J. L. Drewniak, Missouri S&T EMC Laboratory, Rolla, MO, USA

Topic: Channel Modeling and Analysis for Signal Integrity in High-Speed Digital Designs

Location:
Building: University or Michigan – Dearborn
Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn,  Michigan
United States 48126
Date: 20-November-2014
Time: 05:30PM to 07:30PM (2.00 hours)

Register at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29885

High-speed layouts on printed circuit boards for multi-gigabit signals require careful layout and analysis of the channel performance to ensure the specification for bit-error-rate is met. The physical layout of the channel is broken down into its constituent parts from transmitter to receiver including all routing geometry features. Each block in the routing is characterized in terms of S-parameters, and an end-to-end model of cascaded S-parameter blocks is assembled to model the layout. Eye patterns can then be generated from PRBS sequences and jitter can be studied. Equalization can be applied if the specified eye pattern mask is not achieved. However, breaking down layout for modeling and construction of a channel model from cross-sectional analysis for printed circuit transmission-lines, and other S-parameter blocks is prone to errors, small and large that can have a significant impact on the simulation results. Practical aspects of breaking up the geometry and developing models will be discussed and challenges demonstrated with examples.

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IEEE member Kevin Taylor receiving an Detroit CVB award for bring many conventions to Detroit

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section member promoting membership and the Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI) at SAE World Congress. IEEE SEM member Kevin Taylor, along with Bobby Wong and William Tonti of IEEE TEI

_______________________________________________________________________ “Our organizational structure is changing starting now and moving on into 2014. We can better serve our members by moving to a more defined structure to facilitate communication and reduce redundancy of efforts. We are all volunteers and as such we should be able work within our Section in areas we have interest, feel comfortable, gain leadership skills and are intellectually stimulated. At the same time we should have experienced leaders to guide us so past best practices are retained and poor practices are not repeated. All volunteers, positions and duties remain the same. Just the organizational structure changes for the better. If you have concerns, compliments, or an opinion, I would like to hear from you.” 2014 IEEE SEM Organization (12-17-13) Robert Neff Section Chair (Elect 2014) RLNeff1@gmail.com

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Mark Steffka receiving his 2013 SEM Outstanding Achievement Award at the Fall Section Conference from Dr. Mohamad Berri.

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Additional section events may viewed on the calendar or http://ewh.ieee.org/r4/se_michigan/calendar.php