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4/21/2015: USU Annual BBQ (formely steak fry) – RSVP required @ City: Logan
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who: USU IEEE inviting Logan IEEE.
What: Annual BBQ, formerly Steak Fry.
Where:USU Campus*
When: Next Tue, April 21st, 5:30pm
Why: Come meet the next generation of engineers and socialize with other IEEE
members in Logan.

How: E-mail to let us know you’re coming.


*: This event is on the USU Campus between the USU Engineering Lab Building and the Kent Concert Hall. Parking is available just north of the Engineering Lab Building (ENLAB on the map).  Map here: <://>


USU IEEE is hosting its Annual BBQ (formly know as the Steak Fry) on Tuesday the 21st of April at 5:30 p.m. This event is are all IEEE members. It will be on the USU campus between the Engineering Lab building and the Kent Concert Hall. Parking is available just north of the Engineering Lab Building (ENLAB on the map). Food: Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and steak. Please RSVP by sending an email to

Logan, Utah

4/23/15: Tips on Communicating to Non-Engineers
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: University of Utah WEB1230
When: 4/23 6:3pm



Food will be available starting at 6:30pm, the talk will begin at 7pm.
All members are welcome to come.  Advanced sign up will be appreciated.

Room: 1230
Bldg: Warnock Engineering Builidng (WEB)
salt lake city, Utah

Programming/Robotics Merit Badge Event @ City: Layton-Ogden (TBD)
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open Source Educational Robotics – Build and program a robot to navigate a maze.

YouTube Link:

Marcus Catchpole is looking for a team to coach. He has been the IEEE Utah Section Counsellor for the Programming and Robotics Merit Badge in the past. At the conclusion of the competition, he is able to award robotics and programming merit badges to the team. At this time, the kits are available at no cost (limited supply). Sunday, 15 March 2015 is the deadline to enroll for the competition.

If there are scouts who are interested in this event, please have them contact Marcus Catchpole via email or


Saturday, 02 May 2015

Layton-Ogden (TBD), Utah

SusTech 2015 Student Poster Contest Abstracts Due
May 15 @ 11:45 pm

SusTech 2015 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest.

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2015 Student Poster Session, being held in the greater Salt Lake City area, in Ogden, Utah, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Mountain Time, May 15, 2015.
Notification of acceptance will be June 1.


Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received the engineering or scientific degree.


To participate in the contest students should write a 2-page description (abstract) of the poster and submit it using theapplication form below by the specified deadline. The abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified by June 1st if they will be presenting at SusTech. If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, contact Dan Donahoe, SusTech 2015 chair, Contestants will need to prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches. AWord IEEE template for the poster abstract can be found here. A sample poster template can be downloaded here.


Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as determined by the judges. ASME Utah is generously providing the prizes: $250 first, $150 second and $100 third. The winning and other selected posters may be placed on public view after the conference at the Salt Lake City Library.

Rules and More Information

IEEE Utah Section Award Nominations Due
Jun 1 all-day

SusTech 2015 Conference Weber State University, Ogden UT
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day

SusTech 2015

Weber State University Ogden, UT

Welcome to the 2015 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability – Engineering and the Environment (SusTech). SusTech 2015 is sponsored by the IEEE Oregon SectionIEEE Region 6IEEE Utah Section and IEEE-USA. Technical co-sponsors are the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CES) and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).

  • Agricultural Sustainability (e.g. control and production of fertilizers, soil, water conservation, irrigation, fisheries)
  • Alternative Energy (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal)
  • Energy Efficiency (e.g. sensors and measurement, energy saving controls, auto electronics & fuel economy, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
  • Transportation Electrification (e.g. electric vehicles, aviation, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, environmental & power distribution impacts)
  • Smart Grid (e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)
  • Sustainable Electronics (e.g. sustainable manufacturing,components, global materials supply, hardware life-cycle, nanotechnology & health/environment, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, materials harvesting from electronic waste, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices
  • Societal Implications / Quality of Life (e.g. EM spectrum allocation, global warming, autonomous vehicles, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, risk management, remediation, purification, public policy)

SusTech 2015