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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 and Wednesday 21-22 October 2014

SAE CONVERGENCE CONFERENCE AND EXHIIBITION
IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative will have an exhibit at the SAE Convergence EXPO
http://www.sae.org/events/convergence/

I have a Pass (PdF) to the EXPO ONLY, if you like to attend the EXPO ONLY for free, I can forward you the pass. IEEE is listed as exhibit 232. Happy Days. Kevin Taylor, taylor@ieee.org

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 – 3:00pm

FREE Workshop on Siemens NX 9.0 (formerly known as Unigraphics)

Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Event Time, Date, and Location

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (S100)
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
View Map: http://www.ltu.edu/map/ (Building # 14)

A attendance certificate will be provided

The registration page can be found at: https://ltu.wufoo.com/forms/free-workshop-on-siemens-nx-90/.

Topics:

  • Introduction to Introduction to NX
  • Sketching
  • Adding Geometric and Dimensional Constraints to Sketches
  • Editing, Extruding, and Revolving Sketches
  • Creating Solid Revolved Bodies (Solid Modeling)
  • Creating Holes, Slots, Chamfers, etc.
  • Features: Mirror, Swept, Fillets, Threads, Shell
  • Part Design
  • Assembly Modeling

Speaker

Thomas D. Mullin
Adjunct Professor, A. Leon Linton Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 48188

B.S.E., 1968, University of Michigan; MSCE, 1971, Wayne State University; M.B.A., 1977, Wayne State University; MDOT, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, 1983.

Contact Info:
Dr. Ahad Ali, Associate Professor
Director, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems & Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
Email: aali@ltu.edu; Phone: 248-204-2531
http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/smart_manufacturing_group.asp

Sponsors:

IEOM Student Chapter       Indian Student Association         Saudi Student Association       SME Student Chapter

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Saturday 26 October 2014 IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Student Officer Training Registration at: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/28049 An IEEE Officers training workshop is designed to provide an understanding of the purpose and functions of the IEEE, and the Student Branch. At the training session, senior officers of the Section will present and explain topics and answer questions. Join us for a fun and educational day. Submitted by Kevin Taylor, IEEE SEM, taylor@ieee.org

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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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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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Below is a short article on recent developments in Congress that will be of interest to many of our members. H1B Visa Article I respectfully ask you to run it in your next newsletter.  You may edit the article any way you like, and can add any by-line you like.  But it is important that IEEE members know what Congress is doing. Russell Harrison Senior Legislative Representative – Grassroots Activities IEEE-USA 2001 L St, NW: Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 530-8326

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IEEE Member Discounts and Benefits Program - IEEE Member Discounts

University of Michigan’s - Post Dictatorial Fellowship Program

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