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NW Subsection – IEEE Day

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Celebrate the commemoration of the first time in history engineers gathered to chare their technical ideas in 1884 by joining Northwest Subsection on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Oakton College, 1600 Golf Road Des Plaines at beginning at 6pm for an evening of cutting edge technical presentations, food, fun, and surprises.

The featured speaker will be Eric Early, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University in the department of Biomedical Engineering. He works under the direction of Dr. Levi Hargrove in the Neural Engineering for Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab, one of four labs in the Center for Bionic Medicine Shirley Ryan Abilities Lab . Eric’s research focuses on merging two traditionally separate fields: control of robotic prosthetic limbs and motor learning and adaptation. In particular, his work aims to better understand how the prosthesis and the user communicate back and forth, and how to improve this communication loop to refine a user’s fine control over the prosthetic limb.

Outside the lab Eric is passionate about science communication and has been a lead organizer for the Chicago Communicating Science Conference for several years. When he is not replacing human limbs with robotic limbs, Eric spends his time listening to weird genres of music, playing video games, drinking craft beer and writing speaker bios for outreach vent.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is the premiere rehabilitation facility in the United States and regularly tops the list in the USA News and World Report’s ranking of best hospitals. The Center for Bionic Medicine has been a pioneer in the field of intelligent prostheses.

  • 6:00    Meet and greet – refreshments
  • 6:45    Celebrating 133 years of IEEE
  • 7:15    Technical presentation

This is an excellent time to introduce non-members to IEEE. Coupons will be available for new members to receive a $30 discount on their first year membership.

RVSP to ckelly@core.com is requested for refreshment planning. Contact Connie Kelly at 847-297-6610 or ckelly@core.com with any questions.


October 3
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Connie Kelly


Oakton Community College – Des Plains
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, 60016 United States
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