IEEE Spokane Section

June 11th, 2015

Dr. McKenny’ s presentation will cover the Gonzaga University Transmission and Distribution Program (Program) as to purpose, subject matter, related courses, etc. Specifically, the presentation will address the electric power industry workforce demographics; educational infrastructure; progression of power industry engineers; Program courses, content, and related development; and a summary of the overall Gonzaga University Transmission and Distribution Program.

May 7th, 2015

ExCom meeting at Trindera

April 21st, 2015

The Spokane Section of the IEEE is excited to announce Mike Holt is returning to Spokane for his very popular 2-day seminar “Changes to the NEC® 2014″  


Check out Mike’s message to us:

Electrical professionals have the responsibility to ensure a safe Code-compliant system that is designed, installed, and inspected to meet the hundreds of significant changes contained in the 2014 NEC®. Your knowledge about the 2014 NEC® is critical for your success so attend this program and get an edge on your peers and competitors.

Mike will bring you an accurate, in-depth coverage of the most important 2014 Changes to the NEC® in a fun and dynamic manner. This is a ‘must attend’ program if you are an electrician, contractor, engineer, designer, or plant/facility maintenance person.  Mike Holt is committed to provide the student an opportunity to participate in an interactive environment, which addresses the technical and practical issues of applying the 2014 NEC. This training program is designed to cover the subject in such a way that it can be applied by the students work habits immediately with increased proficiency, safety and efficiency.


Early Registration Pricing (effective until May 11, 2015):

IEEE Member – $335.00

Non IEEE Member – $400.00


After May 11, 2015 Registration:

IEEE Member – $385

Non IEEE Member – $450


Group Rates:

3 people = 15% off registration

5 or more = 20% off registration

**Group rates: please contact Amy at for registration.


If you would like to pay by check, please contact Amy at for registration.


April 20th, 2015

Mike Bio (PES Distinguished Lecturer Program) will be presenting on substaiton designs.  The topics will be focused on:

– Protection

– Major codes and restrictions

– Design for expandability

– Aesthetic Considerations

– Construction Considerations

November 27th, 2013

The founding of the Inland Northwest’s IEEE section, by pioneering electrical engineer John B Fisken in 1913, touched off a turbulent century of up and down efforts to complement the regions original resource-based economy with world class engineering and manufacturing. This overview, illustrated by historic and current photos, cartoons, and a few maps, documents the many moments that the Inland Northwest was at “center stage” in the world of engineering, as well as some dramatic setbacks that occurred over the past century. The talk’s focus is mainly on the region’s three “hundred year” sectors: power, transportation, and communication. These key areas had already acquired major momentum by 1913 and have continued expansion to 2013, providing a large amount of economic energy to today’s Inland Northwest. A few profiled products — designed and developed in the Inland Northwest — will illustrate why the region has now become known worldwide for ingenious and highly valued engineering. Steve has been involved in dozens of Inland Northwest projects for economic and technology development, as a professor of computer science at EWU, and as a project partner with XN Technologies, Avista, Argo Technical Publishing and Target Color Technologies. He is currently active in FPGA systems development research and as CSHE community liaison.