Wheaton STEM Expo 2019

On November 8th, members of the IEEE Chicago Section manned a table at the Wheaton STEM Expo 2019. The first photo shows UIC student branch member Stephany Pham showing Connie Kelly, the section’s Educational Activities Chair, how electricity works. Bob Hoffmann with the section’s EMC chapter brought the equipment and set up the table for… Read more

Joint Annual Meeting IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters

November 21, 2019 Welcome to the inaugural Joint Annual Meeting of the IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters. The meeting will convene local academics, professionals and students with broad interests in magnetics, and nanotechnology. The meeting will provide a unique forum for highlighting the latest research results in magnetic materials, nanomagnetics, nanotechnology,… Read more

MxD Tour a Success

The Chicago chapter of the Power & Energy Society and the Chicago Section’s Young Professionals Affinity Group held an event on October 10th at MxD. MxD is a manufacturing hub headquartered in Chicago that aims to drive the digital future of manufacturing, pioneering new technologies that make America’s industrial base more resilient and agile. Attendees heard… Read more

Chicago Section 2020 Officer Slate Announced

The slate for the 2020 IEEE Chicago Section Officers has been announced: Chair: Valentine Novosad Vice Chair: Sachin Kumar Treasurer: Brook Abegaz Secretary: Dana Al-Qadi Val is currently the section’s Vice Chair and the Chair of IEEE Chicago Magnetics Society Chapter. In 2019, Val has been instrumental in adding and reviving society chapters. The section… Read more

A Packed House at Women in Engineering AI Leadership Summit

On Friday September 20th, a sold-out crowd attended the IEEE Women in Engineering AI Leadership Summit in Naperville, IL. The program started with Anne Lee, a Bell Labs Fellow, providing an overview of Artificial Intelligence. Thereafter, attendees learned how AI is changing the world in city management, medicine, location-based services, cyber security, sports, telecommunications, energy,… Read more

IEEE Day Is Coming!!!!!

IEEE Day may be ten years old, but IEEE is over 100! In 1884 a group of engineers met to share ideas and the forerunner of IEEE was born. For the past ten years, IEEE members worldwide have met to celebrate the organization and its accomplishments. Tuesday, October 1, from 6 pm to 9 pm, members and guests will come together at Oakton College, 1600 Golf Rd, Des Plaines, to celebrate one hundred and thirty-five years of IEEE.  While members and guests are enjoying refreshments, IEEE… Read more

Computer & Vehicular Technology Societies kick-off Autumn with a Joint Meeting

On Sept 18th the topics will be natural language processing and visual place recognition for autonomous driving.  Ther will be presentations by two professors at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC). Accurate estimation of a vehicle’s position and orientation is integral to autonomous operation across a broad range of applications including intelligent transportation, exploration, and… Read more

A Reflection on the End of Summer

As the days get shorter, we recognize that summer is winding down. While some may dread this transition, there are many reasons to embrace the change. One reason is that IEEE Chicago Section members have more opportunities to connect with each other as the summer meeting slowdown comes to an end. You will see meeting… Read more

Chicago Public Library recognized S&C Electric Company Foundation & IEEE-Chicago Section Fund

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library recognized S&C Electric Company Foundation and the IEEE-Chicago Section Fund for their support of Chicago public libraries though the Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) program. This recognition can be found on posters displayed at branch libraries throughout Chicago. SKPL seeks to make science, technology, engineering,… Read more

Future Cities 2019

The IEEE Chicago Section once again sponsored an award for Future Cities this year. Future Cities is the competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders where students design their version of a future city with simulation software, build scale models, write essays, and give oral presentations. 19 teams from sixteen schools competed in the Chicago… Read more