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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-39-5-14.pdf

Registration page:

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.).


University of Michigan’s - Post Dictatorial Fellowship Program


IEEE Member Discounts and Benefits Program - IEEE Member Discounts


Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-09, September 2014

Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-08, August 2014

Wavelengths – Volume 54 Issue-07, July 2014

Older Wavelengths articles are available at


Friday 19 September at 1:30PM to 5:00PM 


IEEE SEM and Detroit Chinese Business Association hosting a delegation of Investors with the Ministry of Commerce at Next Energy in Detroit

No-Charge Registration by Sept 17:

NEXT ENERGY CENTER: 461 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

Quick Concise Presentations from:

Consortium of Michigan based “New Energy” Technology Companies CEO of Next Energy Dean of Research at Wayne State University China Ministry of Commerce and Hunan Province Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Networking Reception with Food and Drink.

Attend and Network with Investors looking Good Technology Ideas

Question, Kevin Taylor, IEEE SEM,


 Saturday 20 September 2014 at 1PM to 5PM

Oakland University New Engineering Building Tours and Open House during Homecoming

As the new home for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, this 127,000-square-foot facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and research space. The new building will serve as the heart of the Engineering and Computer Science community. Be sure to stop by for a tour which takes place every 45 minutes.

Contact Rick Rachner for more Information. (248) 370-4957,


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!


Friday 26 September 2013 — 8AM to 5:00PM includes Lunch University of Michigan Ross School of Business Energy Club 2014 Energy Conference

Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Students register $10, Professionals $50:

IEEE SE Michigan Power Chapter will have an student membership exhibit at the Conference

Panels on:

Smart Grid Technologies, by EnerNOC, Greentech Media, American Electric Power

Energy Storage, Challenges in Alternative Energy, by First Solar, DTE Energy

Alternate Vehicle Fuels, by Ford Motor Company, Cummins Inc., UMTRI

New Finance Structures: Driving Energy Innovation, To Be Announced _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Title: “Remote Sensing Instrument Design and Engineering for Earth and Science Applications”

Speaker: Paul Siqueira, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-Director of the Microwave Remote Sensing Lab (MIRSL) at the University of Massachusetts.
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: Lecture at 5:30 pm (Appetizers and Networking at 5:00 pm)
Location: Room #1005 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building(EECS Bldg.), University of Michigan, North Campus, Ann Arbor
Address: 1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Visitor Parking (metered): NC48 off Hayward Ave (recommended), NC26 off
Hubbard Rd, or NC27 off Murfin Ave in the following map:
Additional information and registration is at:
Registration is encouraged for planning, but is not required.
Thank you, and we hope to see you at the lecture!

Trident Chapter (Chapter IV)
IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section


Saturday 27 September 2014  4:00PM to 8PM

IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee Chairmans presentation US Energy Policy  By Jim MacInnes, IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee Chairman

Crystal Center, James Bay Room, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI. 49683 Register at:

The dinner and meeting is $25. There will be a social hour at 4:00 PM which includes hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM and will include a garden salad, an entree of your choice (see below), and dessert. Introductions will begin at 6:15 and a presentation of IEEE-USA’s Energy Policy Recommendations by Crystal Mountain president and IEEE member Jim MacInnes at 6:30. While overnight rooms are available at a special rate for IEEE members the meeting should wrap up 7:30 PM. Jim will also provide a tour of this green energy resort for early arrivals in the afternoon.


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



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

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