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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 2(8-6-14)

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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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Career Skills Workshop – Sept 13, 2014

Event Website and Registration: Career Workshop 
Presents Career Planning and Career Management, Soft Skills in the Workplace and Interpersonal Skills (Leadership).  Flyer: Career Skills Workshop Announcement Fall 2014 – Rev 2(7-23-14)

Career Planning and Career Management 
The purpose of this presentation is to share concepts tied to planning and managing a personal career plan. The intended audience for this presentation is anyone who wishes to understand how to create and apply a career plan for continued career development 

Soft & Interpersonal Skills 
The purpose of this presentation is to share concepts about an often overlooked area – Soft Skills in the Workplace and Interpersonal Skills (Leadership). The intended audience is anyone who wishes to lean about / improve those skills that critical to everybody’s success. 

Workshop Overview 
Address career planning and management concepts that are tied to a personal career plan. Present leadership skills which is the ability to influence others, with or without authority along with interpersonal effectiveness which is the capability of an individual to lead or influence others competently.  _____________________________________________________________ September 20, 2014 The IEEE Southeastern Michigan Consultants’ Affinity Group invite you to attend a full day Consultant Workshop in Dearborn MI that will cover a range of issues that will interest consultants and individuals interested in becoming a consultant. Topics will include improving your networking skills, how to start a consulting business, what consultants need to know about social media, marketing and entrepreneurship. This full day workshop will also include a closing panel discussion where engineering consultants will gather and address any final questions from workshop participants. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. For additional information on speakers, topics and the event and/or to register please visit .  We look forward to seeing you there! ________________________________________________________________ SAE_2014 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) Mark_Steffka_Award Mark Steffka receiving his 2013 SEM Outstanding Achievement Award at the Fall Section Conference from Dr. Mohamad Berri. _____________________________________________________________________

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