Events

Jul
25
Tue
RoboSub Competition in San Diego @ SSC Pacific TRANSDEC, San Diego, CA
Jul 25 – Jul 30 all-day

The last days are the best for public attendance (Saturday and Sunday).  Go cheer for our student UC Riverside team competing

More information: http://www.robonation.org/competition/robosub

Jul
27
Thu
IEEE-USA PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT FEDERAL POLICY—AS SEEN ON CAPITOL HILL @ DeVry University Pomona, California. ROOM 204/206
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION

IEEE-USA PERSPECTIVE FROM WASHINGTON D.C.

 A DISCUSSION OF CURRENT FEDERAL POLICY AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON CAPITOL HILL

 

OUR SPEAKER—MS ALINE MCNAULL,

LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE, IEEE-USA

 

THURSDAY EVENING JULY 27, 2017

6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

 

DEVRY UNIVERSITY, POMONA

 

 ABSTRACT of PRESENTATION:

IEEE-USA has the responsibility to represent the views of its IEEE members before the US Congress in all policy-formation, budgetary, appropriation and regulatory matters.

As Congress debates funding for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Departments of Defense and Energy as well as other federal research agencies, IEEE-USA has been working to promote agency programs that fund the engineering community.  In particular, we have engaged with the Hill on issues including manufacturing programs, applied and basic energy research, and engineering and scientific programs at national labs.  As Congress continues to debate funding for programs including ARPA-E, IEEE-USA’s Washington Office has sought to engage our members who can provide information about these vital science and technology programs to their representatives and senators.  IEEE-USA’s Washington Office has also worked with the Hill to provide input into recent energy and NASA bills and this talk will provide an overview of both the funding legislation as well as the authorization and policy legislation under debate on Capitol Hill.

This is an opportunity for you, our Southern California members, to listen to and provide input to our IEEE-USA Washington DC based team.

OUR SPEAKER:

Aline McNaull is a legislative representative for IEEE-USA.  In this position, she focuses on energy, nuclear, aerospace, regulatory policy and research & development policy.  Additionally she represents IEEE-USA in the broader science and engineering policy community through the Task Force on American Innovation, Energy Sciences Coalition, AAAS, Coalition for National Security Funding and Coalition for National Science Funding.  She engages with IEEE members throughout the US and works with Congress and the federal science and engineering agencies to influence legislation, policy, and regulations.  Prior to IEEE-USA, Aline was a policy associate at the American Institute of Physics where she focused on STEM education and research & development policy.  Aline began her career as a multi-disciplinary engineer in semiconductor development at Raytheon and as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the optics division.  She is currently pursuing her masters in International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University and holds bachelor’s degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College.

Q&A TIME TO FOLLOW PRESENTATION.

 

NOTE: We do expect that a number of topics of interest to engineers will be brought up at this Q&A session. This could include US government policy, employment and budget priorities. Please come with your questions. IEEE-USA representatives are you full-time representatives in the Washington DC arena.

This Presentation will be held on Wednesday July 27, 2017

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

 

At DeVry University Pomona, 901 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
909-622-8866

 

Room 226

 

All IEEE Members and other engineers are welcome to attend. In order to plan for attendance and to provide refreshments, please register for this meeting on EVENTBRITE:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-usa-perspective-on-current-federal-policy-as-seen-on-capitol-hill-tickets-36166576203

Aug
3
Thu
Infrared Sources and Detectors for Deep-Space Science @ Moore Laboratory of Engineering, Room B270 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California
Aug 3 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The IEEE Los Angeles Photonics and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapters in Los Angeles Present a Special Lecture Event!

Infrared Sources and Detectors for Deep-Space Science

Dr. Ryan M. Briggs
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:30–7:30 PM

Moore Laboratory of Engineering, Room B270
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

About the Talk: This presentation will describe recent progress in two technology areas relevant to space science: mid-infrared lasers for molecular spectroscopy and superconducting single-photon detectors for optical communication. We have designed and fabricated distributed-feedback quantum cascade lasers for targeted detection of compounds in planetary atmospheres using in situ infrared laser absorption spectroscopy techniques. The lasers are designed for use in low-power instruments; therefore, emphasis is placed on minimizing laser operating current and reducing thermal dissipation to ~1 W. Device performance will be discussed for lasers emitting in the 4 to 10 μm wavelength range.

In order to increase communication bandwidth beyond the limits of existing radio-frequency links, NASA continues to support the development of optical communication transceivers for testing on the next generation of planetary science missions. To resolve signals transmitted from spacecraft several astronomical units away from Earth, we have developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for a ground receiver at 1550 nm wavelength. The principle of operation and fabrication techniques for the detectors will be presented, and performance will be discussed for multi-pixel detector arrays developed for the first deep-space optical communication demonstrations.

About the Speaker: Ryan Briggs received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines and his PhD in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology. He joined the Microdevices Laboratory at JPL in 2011. Dr. Briggs has expertise in design and fabrication of integrated photonic devices, antimonide-based interband lasers, quantum cascade lasers, and optoelectronic device packaging. He is currently Principal Investigator for “Low-Power Long- Wavelength Infrared Sources for Tunable Laser Spectrometers on New Frontiers and Discovery Missions,” under the NASA Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations Program.

Directions and Parking: Parking on the Caltech campus is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Avenue. Parking is free after 5 pm. Moore Lab location: http://www.caltech.edu/map/the-gordon-and-betty-moore-laboratory-of-engineering

Reservation: Please RSVP with your IEEE membership # to dzt_ieee@outlook.com. You are welcome to bring your spouse as a guest. Non-members can go to www.ieee.org/join, then send your membership number.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

Aug
8
Tue
Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
Aug 8 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

Aug
19
Sat
MākMō Intro to 3D Printing for Adults @ Claremont Library
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MākMō Intro to 3D Printing for Adults

The County Library’s MakMo (maker mobile) will be here so you can try your hand at 3D printing at this hands on introduction.

Ages 18 and up.

Sat, August 19, 2017

Contact:

Carl Barthelette
Email: cbarthelette@library.lacounty.gov
Phone: 909-621-4902

 

 

Flyer: MakMo Intro to 3D Printing for Adults

Sep
12
Tue
Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
Sep 12 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

Oct
10
Tue
Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
Oct 10 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

Oct
13
Fri
UC Riverside. Citrus Hack – Hackathon @ University of California, Riverside
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

Check http://citrushack.com/ for more information

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