IEEE Oregon Tech – Wilsonville Branch

May 1st, 2017

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February 15th, 2017

IEEE Tech Tour @ Intel w/ Axiom Electronics was another huge success for Oregon Section IEEE. Four students from OregonTech attended as Dave Shinsel demonstrated RealSense. We saw through the eyes of a robot camera, learned of real time mapping, object avoidance, and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Pictured here is Ed Epp, Executive Committee Chair for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. ROS wrappers from this demonstration are open source and available by scanning the QR code in the photo.

If you are working on a project and would like some support, technical expertise or mentoring please email him at


February 10th, 2017

Dave Shinsel will provide an overview of available depth sensors, and a deep-dive on Intel’s RealSense depth sensors, including a new sensor that adds visual SLAM capability. He will discuss how these sensors work in conjunction with Computer Vision technologies for various robotics applications, including object avoidance, person interaction, object recognition and localization, and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Further the talk will cover how to access these capabilities via their ROS wrappers.

Click Here To Register


Date: 13 February 2017

Time: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM



January 26th, 2017

Join the IEEE and Professor Douglas on Saturday February 18th from 9am to 5pm in the Student Commons

for our IEEE Technology Teardown. A Tech Teardown  is the act of disassembling an electronics product to

identify its components, chips, circuits, overall function, and cost optimization. Get hands on experience

opening up and tearing down electronics to support component selection, design strategy, and device

capabilities. Tools will be on hand to borrow from the lab and lunch will be provided by the IEEE.  If you

have class Saturday morning feel free to join us as your schedule allows.

Extra Credit may be earned for students in Professor Douglas’ classes!


January 8th, 2017

Are you taking EE335 – Advanced Microcontrollers class with Professor Allan Douglas?

The Component kits are now available for sale through IEEE V-Tools.

Checkout online with a credit card or through PayPal. The kits are available for pick up on campus starting tomorrow. Save money getting all the components in one place and save on shipping.

Click Here to complete your purchase. Click Registration and follow the steps.

For more information please email or contact Professor Douglas.

Should you want to become an IEEE member to access the additional discount to members, click here.


January 5th, 2017

IEEE Oregon Section supports Oregon Tech students and through it’s Student Activities Committee has made available to you the purchase of the required EERE Student Base Components kit.

The cost for the sponsored kit is $100 for IEEE non-members and $90 for IEEE members (you can save up to $30 on shipping costs).

Kits are designed by the EERE Department of Oregon Tech and used in classes taught by Prof. Allan Douglas. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis (we have only 12 kits available), so don’t spend time putting together orders through the 4 different vendors. The first 3 kits sold will get additional IEEE swag. We have only 10 kits available through the IEEE Oregon Section website, where you can use Pay Pal. If you prefer use cash, please let us know.

Click here to purchase your kit and it will be available on the first week of classes on campus.

This is the base kit for the Circuits (EE221, EE223, EE225) and Electronic (EE321, EE323) course sequences. Kits are designed by the EERE Department of Oregon Tech and used for class labs. To Order click on the Registration tab.

For more information please email

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Kit contains:


Wire Jumper Kit

Resistor Kit – 1/4W (500 total)


Potentiometer Finger-turn 10K OHM

22 AWG solid Black 25′ wire

22 AWG solid Red 25′ wire

Mini Slider Switch

Potentiometer 0.5 WATT, 100K OHM

Potentiometer 0.5 WATT, 1K OHM

Op-Amps – general purpose

Small-signal diodes, 1N4004

NPN Transistor Array

Diode Zener Single 3.3 Volt 5% 500mW

Diode Zener Single 5.1 Volt 5% 500mW

9V Battery Snap

Incandescent Lamp 28V, 0.024A

Inductor, 10 mH

Inductor, 100 mH

Capacitor Component Kit




October 4th, 2016


About IEEE Day

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.

IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2016 is the 7th edition of the same and will be celebrated on 4th October 2016.

Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!

The IEEE Day team is made up of student volunteers, young professionals, and staff. Together, they work to assure that this year’s celebration will be even bigger and more impressive than the last four editions. The principle task of the IEEE Day team is to initiate, motivate, and coordinate events and efforts to celebrate this day worldwide.

In addition to a enjoyable time and empowering members to engineer the future and beyond, the team actively supports members and volunteers.

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September 25th, 2016


NEDME Expo  is Wednesday, October 5 at Tektronix
Keynote Speaker will be from 8:30 to 9:30am
Then there will be several technical sessions going simultaneously in 3 rooms from 9:30am to 2:30pm
IEEE is looking for 3 student volunteers to monitor rooms and collect surveys at the end
This is an excellent opportunity to attend technical sessions you are interested in for FREE


Click Here For Schedule and Featured Speakers

Please email to volunteer


September 14th, 2016


Oregon Tech students from the Wilsonville Campus are home from the IEEE Rock Stars of Cybersecurity Conference held in Seattle on September 13. This one day event was packed with professional speakers who addressed ways to protect organization and personal data with strong solutions. Speakers from Google, PayPal, Intel, and Motorola gave actionable advice on securing intellectual property by preventing password phishing, algorithms to identify fraud, complying with regulations, and addressing insider threats.  Two of our students won new technology prizes during the Bingo and Raffle drawings. We brought home several free IEEE publications of the magazine Computing Edge, The Struggle to Provide Security, for our students. A guest speaker from the conference will be hosting a workshop at Oregon Tech this fall on Risk Based Assessment. For anyone interested in learning more about Cybersecurity, Oregon Tech offers Fundamentals of Information Security (MIS407-19758)  this Fall, on Thursday nights, with Professor Rosenberg, in Wilsonville.

Please go to “Web For Student” to sign up. Classes start September 26.

August 17th, 2016


The PSU Cleantech Challenge presented by Wells Fargo has selected 10 student teams from universities around Oregon to receive $2,500 to develop prototypes of environmentally friendly inventions and compete for a grand prize of $10,000 to help bring their innovations to market.

In addition to the prototype funding, each team will be matched with a business development mentor and provided with work space to refine their ideas and further develop their product pitches over the summer in preparation for the final competition in September. A panel of judges from the cleantech sector selected the 10 semifinalists after seeing pitches from 22 competing teams, nearly double the number that made it to the semifinal round last year.

“We had a fantastic semifinal round with inventive students from universities all across the state,” said Juan Barraza, PSU Cleantech Challenge program manager. “All the teams were excited to participate in a program that provides an opportunity to test their innovative ideas and assumptions and get actionable feedback.”

This is the first year the competition opened to schools statewide. The semifinalist teams come from seven Oregon colleges and universities: Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark, University of Portland, and Portland State University.

The 10 semifinalist teams are:

  • Infinity Homes is developing a sustainable small home design and construction process that sources all building materials from the waste stream and adheres to the Passive House energy efficiency standards. Infinity Homes is led by Amanda Stowe, a finance and entrepreneurship student at the University of Portland.
  • Kale Teck will create a water resistant spray from the waxy surface of kale leaves. Kale Teck is led by Joshua Proto, a biochemistry student at Lewis & Clark.
  • Cricket Oils will explore the development of cricket oil as a way to alleviate pressure on oceans and to reduce the impact of fish farming. Cricket Oils is led by Charles Wilson, a recent law school graduate of the University of Oregon.
  • Metal Gel will develop a highly conductive thermal interface material that could allow for heat harvesting. Metal Gel is led by Mark Ronay, an electrical and computer engineering graduate student at Portland State University.
  • Ocean Hexapod aims to radically improve the cost and efficiency of wave power generators by using a robot that can move along six different axes. Ocean Hexapod is led by Jonathan Bird, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Portland State University.
  • Penthouse Protozoa is developing a living filtration system for farming that’s designed to improve both nutrient capture and the water quality of agricultural runoff. Penthouse Protozoa is led by Alison Lewis, a landscape architecture graduate student at the University of Oregon.
  • Plantalytics will develop a network of temperature and humidity sensors to provide vineyard managers a detailed, real-time map of their vineyards. Plantalytics is led by Ben Nahir, a business graduate student at Portland State University.
  • Transposition is developing a system that increases the efficiency of the electrical grid by interfering with losses that occur as electricity transfers between power lines. Transposition is led by Autumn Engh, a renewable energy engineering graduate student at the Oregon Institute of Technology.
  • Tree Dog is designing a safe tree-cutting system that holds a cut tree in place and directs its fall to a desired location when the cutter is ready. Tree Dog is led by Dylan Gould, a business student at Oregon State University.
  • Water Boys will develop an on-site treatment system to both remove pollutants and recover resources from landfill leachate. Water Boys is led by Steve White, a chemical engineering student from Oregon State University.

The PSU Cleantech Challenge began at Portland State University in 2013 and last year opened up to all Portland-area school. Additional funding from Wells Fargo allowed the competition this year to expand statewide and include all Oregon colleges and universities.

“At Wells Fargo, we foster entrepreneurial ideas for emerging clean technologies with leading universities and incubator programs across the nation,” said Oregon Regional President Tracy Curtis of Portland. “We’re proud to support PSU’s Cleantech Challenge for the fourth straight year.”

The semifinal teams will display their prototypes at the 2016 Oregon BEST Fest cleantech conference September 8-9. Each team will make their final pitch for their chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. Awards for second place ($5,000), people’s choice ($2,500), and best pitch ($2,500) will also be granted.

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