June 2015 IEEE Foothill News for Members, plus IEEE Student Contests
|June 10, 2015||Posted by COMauthor under CN, COMSOC, CS, EDCAS, EmpNet, General, MTT/APS, PES||
To ALL IEEE Foothill Section members, there are three Immediate News Items this month. A Virtual Job Fair for Job Seekers and Hiring Managers; an IEEE Consumer Electronics Mobile Power Design Contest for Students; and an IEEE / IBM Watson Cognitive APP Design Contest for Students. Please Read On.
(A) Region 6 IEEE Virtual Job Fair
For IEEE Member Job Seekers:
We Invite You…
To explore your future, showcase your talent, discover your perfect job opportunity, build your network and prepare for your next career move or simply see what’s out there in this career expo.
• Jump online from the comfort of your own home whether it’s at 3:00 am or 3:00 pm
• Get the latest in industry trends, personalized career resources, keynote speakers & world-class training
• Industry leading companies with one-on-one recruiter interaction and interviews
• Please sign up on this IEEE site:
The First on-line session will be held:
IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo
June 10 – 12 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
For companies and Hiring Managers interested in directly contacting IEEE talented members:
Making a Difference in Hiring Innovation
• A smarter way to hire with big data recruiting on a virtual platform
• Easily connect to candidates with data-driven searches
• Spend time with the “right” candidates
• Easily share job openings and culture
• Take the guesswork out of hiring
• HR manager representatives for company hiring managers, please sign up on this site:
Join us live and support the first IEEE Region 6 Virtual Career & Talent Expo! It starts tomorrow, June 10 – 12, 2015. After your registration, you start by logging in online from 10 AM – 2 PM PDT.
Please register above to attend the event and support Region 6 in an innovative approach to advancing careers!
This First IEEE Region 6 Virtual Career & Talent Expo is available 24/7 . The second set of live interview days are July 15-17, 2015
If any IEEE Foothill members take part in this Virtual Job Fair, either as Job Seekers or as Hiring Managers, please provide your impressions and feedback to your IEEE Foothill officers. Was it a success, in your view? We want to enhance the future Virtual Job Fairs.
(B) Announcing IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Mobile Power Design Contest for Students
Can you design a more efficient electric power mobile application? Think about your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch or other personal electronic device shutting down when it is out of power. That is the overall problem to work on in this contest.
If so, you may want to participate in the 2015 CES IEEE Mobile Power Design Contest.
The IEEE Consumer Electronics Society will have two to three mobile application competitions in the Fall of 2015. The first will be in in the San Jose, CA area and will be associated with a follow-on workshop on the Safe Advanced Mobile Power Initiative. The competitions will be open to higher-level undergraduates and graduate students. There will be prizes for the top three winners of each design contest and recognition of the winners from the three contests at the 2016 IEEE ICCE Conference in Las Vegas in January 2016. The first, second and third prize in each design contest will be $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively.
Prizes will be awarded based upon “the clarity of the design paper and the application demonstration.”
Students who wish to participate in the Mobile Power Design Contest must submit a participation form by June 30, 2015. All contestants will be responsible for their own travel to participate in the contest.
The contest application form can be downloaded from: http://cesoc.ieee.org/images/files/pdfs/call_for_student_designers.pdf
Two CAVEATs to all our IEEE Foothill Students interested in this topic:
If you are interested, we recommend you contact your IEEE Foothill officers to obtain some background on the requirements and state of the art in mobile power.
If you do create and are able to demonstrate some mobile power enhancement solution, we recommend that you contact the IEEE Foothill officers for referral to a patent attorney before attempting to present your data to the contest organizers. You may be advised to skip any further participation in the contest and any public disclosure of your design.
(C) Designing a Cognitive App Using IBM Watson: A Design Contest for IEEE Students
Exercise your skills and creativity by creating a cognitive app using IBM Watson. IEEE and IBM and are in search of creative, forward-thinking students to participate in an exciting team-based showcase.
The IEEE/IBM Watson Student Showcase is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have two to five team members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE member. To learn more about this exciting opportunity and register your team,
Deadline for entries is September 30, 2015
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For IEEE Foothill students, how to tackle this contest issue: May we suggest that you look at your smartphone, and scan through the apps that you already have, plus the new ones that are for sale?
Is there one that is useful and you think that you can improve upon its functionality? Would it be included in the “cognitive app” as defined by IBM Watson?
Are there any of your fellow or former student-mates who is stuck up in San Francisco (the latest California Gold Rush) now trying to build a similar “cognitive app”? If so, contact them. You may have also seen the TV ad for the IBM app that measures the vibration levels on thousands of railway car wheels in order to anticipate derailments before they occur. So, you may want to think BIG.
Have FUN, and let the IEEE Foothill officers know if you are entering this contest.