Monday, October 7, 2013

Research Showcase and Networking Opportunity

I would like to cordially invite one of your students to apply to participate in the Student Research Preview (SRP) of ISSCC 2014. Over the recent years, SRP has provided a great opportunity for students to showcase their work and to network with other students and engineers around the globe. Based on the recent success, we would like to continue and expand SRP to give more benefits to the students at ISSCC.

Here is a brief information about the SRP.
  •   Held on Sunday evening of ISSCC as one of the evening sessions.
  •   Short oral presentation followed by poster session and optional demo.
  •   ISSCC student registration fee waived for accepted speakers.
  •   Presented materials will not be considered as pre-publication for any of the SSCS sponsored conferences or journals. (No   materials will be published either on-line or in hard-copy)
  •  Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013
  •  Students applying for the SRP must be endorsed by their faculty advisor, and each faculty can only endorse one student from their group.

For more information, please refer to

If you have any inquires, please do not hesitate to contact the SRP chair Prof. Jan Van der Spiegel ( or the secretary Prof. Tsung-Hsien Lin ( .

Thank you very much and we look forward to your student's submission and participation in the SRP of ISSCC 2014.

Jan Van der Spiegel
Chair, ISSCC SRP Committee
Professor, Electrical & Systems Eng.
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 33rd Street, Room 201M
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6314

P: 215-898-7116
F: 206-202-1357
jan at

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 4th Annual CSU IEEE Open Design Competition is here!

Hello Engineers!!!

The 4th Annual CSU IEEE Open Design Competition is here! Assemble your team, sign up, and get ready to have a blast!

What is the Open Design Competition?
The Open Design Competition is the most fun and rewarding project you can work on all year. Why? Because you can make anything you want! Either by yourself or with an all-star team of your friends and class mates, you'll start with a powerful and versatile hobby electronics kit, learn everything you need to know about micro-controllers, programming, and hobby electronics in our evening workshops, and then set out to dream up, design, and build the greatest project you can think of! It can be anything you want - a robot that plays guitar, a crazy light-up bike, a lawn mower that mows the lawn by itself, your own Daft Punk helmets, or anything else you can think of - the possibilities are endless!!

I'm so busy! Why should I add yet another thing to my schedule??
The Open Design Competition is more than just another thing on your to-do list - it's an opportunity to leave the classroom, skip the theoretical work, and get your hands dirty designing and building something that you are passionate about! And once it's done, in late March, you will get to show it off to your peers, your teachers, and members of industry at the final design competition! Last year we had engineers from a dozen different companies come to campus and judge projects and we gave out nearly $1000 dollars in prizes!! Once it's all said and done, you'll have a completely unique project on your resume, something that employers love to see and will gladly take a second look at when considering you for internships and jobs. An Open Design Competition Project can be a game changer for your career.

How can I learn more?
We'll be holding informational meetings next Monday (9/30) and Tuesday (10/1) nights at 7pm in Engineering E104 - you can get the whole scoop about the competition, talk to former participants, and get all of your burning questions answered!

I'm ready! Where do I sign up??!!
When you're ready, go here and sign up! Registration closes at midnight Wednesday, October 9th.

Visit for news as soon as it's available and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks to our sponsor Wolf Robotics for making this all possible!

The greatest competition of your college career is about to begin...what are you going to make?

Cameron Bloom
IEEE CSU Student Chapter President
Colorado State University

Monday, September 16, 2013

Avago Technologies Presentation Tuesday! Free Pizza!

Hey Engineers!

Avago Technologies is coming to CSU for a special presentation before the Career Fair this Tuesday, September 17th at 6PM in Clark A102! From wireless communications to automotive electronics, Avago is changing the technological world in many different industries. They will be speaking about some of the amazing new technology coming out of Avago, what it is like to work for Avago, and what they are looking for in students this fall Engineering Career Fair!

Come out and hear all about a great local company and enjoy some free pizza!

Hope to see you there!

Free PES Membership to IEEE Student Members

If you are and IEEE Student Member (officially through the national organization) and you are interested in Power and Energy, you can get a free membership in PES (Power and Energy Society) for their first year. Details can be found here:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

IEEE Kickoff Meeting Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm in the BC Infil

IEEE will be kicking off the school year right Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm in the BC Infil. We'll have:

      - Free Pizza and Pop
      - Free IEEE stuff
      - Demonstrations of last year's first, second, and third prize Open Design Competition winners
      - The schedule and plans for IEEE this school year
         ...and we might even get to blow up some resistors!

Come hear what IEEE is all about and what we'll be doing this year, get some food, meet your classmates and other people in the major, see some cool projects, and have some fun to start the school year!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Officer Elections WEDNESDAY!

We will be electing new officers for the 2013-2014 school year Wednesday, May 8th, at 6:30pm in Engineering E104. All 5 positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Events Coordinator) are open to run for. Even if you don't run, come vote and have your say in the future of IEEE here at CSU.

Hope to see you there!

IEEE President