Chicago Section Board Meeting @ Devry University - Room A230
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chicago Section Board Meeting – Open to all IEEE members

IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MEETING @ Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Speaker: Lynn Peng is a registered patent attorney who earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2011, where she was an editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. She received her B.S., with honors, in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 2006, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and a James Scholar in electrical engineering.  Prior to law school, Lynn spent two years working as a product development engineer with Intel Corporation in Chandler, Ariz.

Overview: Software is still patentable in the United States, but the 2014 Supreme Court ruling inAlice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l has changed the rules. Ms. Peng will provide examples of both patent-eligible software patents and patent-ineligible software patents from post-Alice cases.


6:00-6:30 pm: Dinner/Networking 

6:30-7:30 pm: Presentation by Lynn Peng of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Auditorium

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EMC Society Chicago Chapter Meeting @ DLS
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IEEE EMC Society Chicago Chapter Meeting

Scott Piper General Motors Corporation Guest Presenter

Seeing is Believing – Demonstration Data Showing Three EMC Concepts

Scott will share with the chapter a few of the hardware demonstrations he has presented at EMC symposia in the past few years (minus the hardware). Three subjects will be discussed – (1) Shielding for EMC, (2) Crosstalk on Printed Circuit Boards, and (3) Embedded Capacitance vs. Circuit Board Topology. Measurement data will be presented along with numerical modeling data and simple textbook equations to further explain the measurements.


Scott Piper has earned a BSEE from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2004. Scott has since worked as an EMC engineer in both the Aerospace and Automotive industry and was the primary engineer responsible for the initial purchase and implementation of 3D electromagnetic simulation tools in two corporations. Scott currently works for General Motors Corporation as an EMC engineer where he is a global resource for EMC modeling and simulation

Dinner and refreshments: 6:30 to 7:00

Presentation Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Advances in Electromagnetic Sensing and Imaging in the RF to the THz Spectrum @ IIT Rice
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Advances in Electromagnetic Sensing and Imaging in the RF to the THz Spectrum” by Dr. Sami Gopalsami

Sensing and imaging systems abound in the electromagnetic spectrum from RF to THz for many applications including automotive, industrial, medical, environmental, and national security sectors. These applications exploit the physics of interaction of electromagnetic waves with materials, which depends on the variation of the material’s reflection, absorption, and scattering properties as a function of wavelength. Different physics come into play as the wavelength varies from meters to micrometers and the photon energy varies from micro eV to milli eV. This talk will give an overview of electromagnetic sensing and imaging research at Argonne for in-situ, standoff, and remote sensing applications. In particular, remote sensing systems in the millimeter wave spectrum will be described, which are more effective for persistent monitoring in optically obscuring conditions such as when it is cloudy, dusty, smoky, day, or night.

Please RVSP to no later than September 14, 2015 close of business.

GENI REGIONAL WORKSHOP @ Northeastern Illinois University El Centro
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Learn about GENI ( and how you can use it for your networking and distributed systems research and teaching. GENI is an NSF-funded nationwide testbed used by over 4300 researchers and educators to run experiments not possible on today’s Internet.

Join us Friday morning for an overview of GENI and stay for hands-on tutorials running different types of experiments on GENI Participation is open to all.

Register to attend the IEEE-USA and Shaping of Public Policy Workshop

Register to attend  2015 IEEE Chicago Symposium and Exhibition (Nov 5th)


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