IEEE Saint Louis Section

October 25th, 2017

The St. Louis Section of the IEEE is offering a free introductory workshop to engineering projects and project management for elementary and middle school students on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. The participants will learn how to develop engineering projects by integrating software, hardware (Arduino) and components (switches, LEDs etc) using basic examples. By working in a group, the participants will also learn about team building and collaboration.

Those interested in participating in the workshop must be registered by Nov. 4, 2017. The event is to be be held on the campus of St. Louis University. For details please download the Kids Build and Code Flyer.


October 18th, 2017

The St. Louis Section of the IEEE is proud to announce its 2017 Sumo Robot Challenge.  The Section with support from Burns and McDonnell, Nidec Motors, SLU, and RoboMo is sponsoring a series of robotics workshops for high school students. We are looking for 4 teams composed of 3 – 5 students to compete in a Sumo Robot Wrestling Contest on Jan. 6, 2018.   See the the flyer for details.

October 13th, 2017

The Saint Louis Section is proud to announce its Call for Annual Outstanding Awards. This is a tradition where the best of the best are recognized for outstanding talent in their profession. Please consider this opportunity to appoint a fellow member of IEEE that is your colleague, friend, employer, customer or mentor that you feel is deserving of one of the following awards. All recipients will receive an engraved plaque, name printed in the ION and a free invitation to the Winter Social to be held December 9, 2017 (photos may be taken and published). Click here for nomination form and list of awards!

October 7th, 2017

The Rolla subsection of IEEE St. Louis is proud to sponsor the following informative talk by Dr. Mariesa Crow on Thursday Oct. 12, 2017.

  • TITLE:          Energy Storage Performance Characterization for Microgrid Applications
  • SPEAKER:   Dr Mariesa L. Crow
  • TIME:           October 12, 2017 at 6 pm
  • WHERE:       G-31 room in Emerson Hall at Missouri S&T
  • ADDRESS:  301 W. 16th St., Rolla, MO, 65409-0040

See Mariesa Crow Talk Flyer  for talk abstract and biographical information for Dr. Crow.

September 29th, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) is proud to host the 2017 IEEE St. Louis Section Black Box Competitions.  This year the annual event will be held at the MS&T School of Engineering on Saturday November 4, 2016.  Check-in for the event will start at 12:30 pm and the contest will run from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  There will be both an “analog” and a “digital” contest!  Each school is invited to send up to two teams to the analog contest and one team to the digital contest.  All teams must be registered for the event by Friday October 20, 2017 (5:00 pm). If there are any members in the Section that would like to serve as a judge for either contest, please send email (with subject heading BLACKBOX) to Tristan Shatto ( indicating your interest in serving as a judge.

St. Louis Section undergraduate students interested in the contest can obtain additional details by downloading the following announcements.

September 29th, 2017

Lean Fundamentals Training

About the Training: During this one-day Lean Fundamentals training, participants will provide a basic understanding of Lean concepts using hands-on, interactive exercises.

The participants will be introduced to various lean concepts and tools, engage in a lean simulation game and learn to use value stream mapping. The Lean concepts introduced in this training program are derived from the Toyota Production System (TPS). However, the class will be relevant to all types of businesses and organizations.

The attendees will be eligible for 8 PDH.

Cost: Free to student members

$25 for professional members (collected upon arrival)

 A course of this scope would normally cost approx. $1,000 – $2000.  RSVP’s will be considered firm- please be considerate of other prospective attendees and ensure that you will be able to attend before registering. 

Capacity: 40

Registration deadline: Oct 10, 2017 (You will be notified of acceptance into the class by Oct 12.)

About the Presenters: The class will be presented by the experienced members of the Ameren Continuous Improvement Team.

Registration Required: Must be registered by October 10, 2017

Please arrive promptly at 8:00 am for clearance through security.

Please bring a government-issued photo ID.  Admittance to the Ameren facility is not allowed without proper identification.

Questions: Email to  or

See iieee_lean_training_flyer_oct14_2017 for further details.

To register goto —>

September 3rd, 2017

The Saint Louis Section Winter Social/Banquet is planned for Saturday December 9, 2017. Details and RSVP information will be provided in late October or early November.

September 3rd, 2017

The IEEE Saint Louis Section is happy to announce that members may now keep abreast of IEEE St. Louis Section events using “Meetup”. Meetup is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies.

If you already have a Meetup account, then all you need to do is to visit, login, and then do a group search for “IEEE Saint Louis Section Meetup”. This will take you to our Meetup homepage where you can click the JOIN button. You will then begin receiving notices of all Section events via Meetup. If you don’t have a Meetup account, you will be asked to register. There is a link from the Meetup homepage to our IEEE St. Louis Section Website. The Section will still continue to send out IEEE enotices for important events and information.

August 28th, 2017

According to our records, the St. Louis Section of the IEEE believes that there has been no recent activity upon the part of the Sections’s Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group. The Section is very interested in hearing from anyone that knows this not to be the case OR from any member or members of the Section that would like to become involved in the WIE affinity group.

Additional information about the group is available on the IEEE St. Louis Section website ( From the main menu. just click on the Women in Engineering link on the far right of the page. The Section would be willing to assist any members who would like to re-energize this affinity group. Any one with information regarding the current status of the group or looking to revitalize the group is asked to send email to

If the Section does not hear from anyone by Sept. 15 indicating that the group is indeed active then we will assume that it has gone inactive and we will let interested members take leadership roles in attempt re-start this affinity group.

August 16th, 2017

IEEE Senior member grade elevation night this year is Thursday September 28, 2017 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm in room 1018 of McDonnell Douglas Hall on the campus of St. Louis University. See the flyer (IEEE_Senior Member_Elevation_Flyer 2017) for additional information.