Did you miss it? Dr. Blank at Van Nuys on Wed, 9/26, 6:00 pm
|September 24, 2012||Posted by CSauthor2 under CN, CS, EmpNet, General||
In case you missed it, Dr. Gary Blank will be back in So Cal and will give his same presentation (with new jokes, he promises) in the San Fernando Valley this week. Many Foothill members attended in case you want to ask them about the meeting. Dr. Blank is currently a candidate for President of IEEE USA.
IEEE SFV Section Professional Activities Committees for Engineers (PACE) Presents “New IEEE Tools, Services, Programs, and Networks for Consultants, Entrepreneurs, the Employed and the Unemployed”
SPEAKER: Dr. Gary L. Blank, IEEE-USA Vice-President
Dr. Gary L. Blank, IEEE-USA Vice-President, Career and Member Services, will describe new tools, new services, and new programs, and updates on older ones, at this special meeting. These are all designed to advance the careers, practices, and networking of consultants, entrepreneurs, those who are employed, and those who are unemployed.
94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 16320 Raymer Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
DATE: Wednesday, 09/26/2012
TIME: 06:30 PM to 8:00PM
COST: (Pay at the Door), Dinner Will Be Provided
$0 for Student with ID
$10 for IEEE Members
$20 for IEEE Non-Members (new price drop!!!)
=========Talk he gave to our Section and the OCCN in Diamond Bar in August 2012=====
New IEEE Tools, Services, Programs, and Networks for
Consultants, Entrepreneurs, the Employed and the Unemployed
Abstract: What can the IEEE-USA do for you? Dr. Gary L. Blank, IEEE-USA Vice-
President, Career and Member Services, will describe new tools, new services, and new
programs, and updates on older ones, at this special meeting. These are all designed to
advance the careers, practices, and networking of consultants, entrepreneurs, those who
are employed, and those who are unemployed.
During his talk, Dr. Blank will explain how the Consultants Networks function, and how
they interface and work with other IEEE organizations including the Sections, PACE,
Chapters and Societies, WIE Women in Engineering (WIE), Graduates Of the Last Decade
(GOLD), and Life Members. He will describe the powerful IEEE-USA Consultants
Database website and how it helps consultants find clients. He will also talk about the
newly-formed IEEE-USA Entrepreneurs Networks and how effective they are in helping
members to start new businesses, the new IEEE-USA Employment Networks that are
rapidly growing and how they are helping our unemployed members to find jobs, and
some of the new career advancement tools and services.
Biographical: Dr. Blank earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison. He has been a full-time technical consultant for many years having
provided consulting services for more than 40 major corporations and government
agencies. He is the founder of the IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants Network which has
over 200 members, and is the past chair of the AICN (Alliance of IEEE Consultants
He has been a full-time professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois
Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University, and Marquette University. He also
taught at UCLA, and the University of Florida. He has worked with and consulted with
many companies in Southern California. He is currently consulting with the U.S.
Department of Energy in the areas of Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles, and Renewable
Energy, and with the United Technologies Corporation (Hamilton Sundstrand) in the areas
of Control Systems and Power Electronics.
His current IEEE-USA VP responsibilities include over 40 IEEE Consultants Networks in
the USA, many of which he has founded for their sponsoring Sections. He also provides a
6-hour workshop/training for the members of the Networks on how to start and how to
rapidly expand a successful consulting practice. In addition to the AICN (Alliance of IEEE
Dr. Blank, as IEEE-USA Vice President, is also responsible for the start-up and
management of the IEEE-USA Employment Networks, the IEEE-USA Entrepreneur
Networks, the IEEE-USA K-12 STEM Literacy Activities, and the IEEE-USA Professional
Engineering Licensure and Registration programs. He is a candidate for IEEE-USA
President-Elect 2013, nominated and endorsed by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors.