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IEEE Technology Teardown

Thursday, 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!


EE335 – Advanced Microcontrollers Class Component Kit

Sunday, 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.



Thursday, 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

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


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




Clean Tech Challenge 2016

Wednesday, 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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Join Us at Oregon’s Energy Future Conference April 13

Monday, April 4th, 2016


The Oregon Energy Future Conference is taking place on Wednesday April 13th which is right around the corner. The first 10 students to attend will receive $25 discount on registration. We will be carpooling from the OregonTech Wilsonville campus to the Sheraton Airport Hotel.

Learn, interact with your peers, do business:

  • Gain an up-to-date perspective on the state of the industry, policy developments & technologies.
  • Explore the forces shaping the markets for renewable energy & energy efficiency.
  • Learn the keys to successfully develop renewable energy projects.
  • Examine the leading thinking in advancing efficiency.
  • Explore how to do business in Oregon & with whom.
  • Discover opportunities for your business in supplying the energy industry.
  • Meet and network with colleagues, partners & customers

Email to reserve your $25 discount today

For more information on this event Click Here

IEEE & TOA To Host Shop Tour For Electric Bus Conversion Project

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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On January 26th Oregon Tech students will be taking a shop tour of SMART facilities in Wilsonville OR. The tour is from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and is available for the first ten students who sign up. This comes after the first official year as our EV Bus Project is finally starting to take off. Oregon Tech students will receive a City of Wilsonville SMART Bus and convert it to an all electric vehicle and then run it on a bus line here in Wilsonville. We will be researching and building the city bus and is completely hosted by students with direction from Stephan Lashbrook, City of Wilsonville Transit Director. If this sounds like something you may interested in please contact for more information.

IEEE SB and Inventors Club Oscilloscope Workshop

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Fall 2015 - Scope Workshop

ENERGY DAY@ PNNL is set for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy Day@PNNL

This event is open to all interested individuals, at no cost. See registration and event information.



Richland, Washington

Sponsored by PNNL’s Future Power Grid Initiative, developer of the GridOPTICS™ capability suite.

Energy Day Details | Registration Information | Lodging

General Registration & Event Information

There is no cost to participate in Energy Day@PNNL, but registration is required. Lunch and snacks will be provided; other meals and lodging are to be arranged by the participant. See the information below for other important event logistics.


Please fill out the registration form to help us with event planning.


Those who also plan to attend the 4th Workshop on Next-Generation Analytics for the Future Power Grid (September 2-3) are requested to also fill out the registration form on the workshop’s web page:



Event Location:

Please note: Event locations have changed

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. Events will be held in the following facilities at PNNL:

  • Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (3335 Innovation Blvd.)
  • 3820 Systems Engineering Building (SEB) (820 Horn Rapids Road)

Buy the required EERE Student Base Components kits and SAVE

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015


The IEEE Student Branch at Wilsonville Campus can help to buy your required EERE Student Base Components kit. Send an email to reserve your kit at

These components will serve you for Circuits I, II, and III, and Electronics I.

The cost, cash only, is $100 for IEEE non-members $90 for IEEE student members and save up to $12 on shipping costs.

And now through August 15 the IEEE membership is half off (Student Rate is only $16) with all of the benefits of membership through 31 December including saving $10 on your EERE Student Base Components kit.

Click  Here to Join Now

Other Benefits for IEEE  Members Include:

Google Apps

  • a unique IEEE e-mail address

  • mail forwarding or email inbox

  • 30 GB of shared storage

  • 99.9% uptime guaranteed by Google

  • advertisement free Gmail

  • cloud storage for easy sharing and access

Student Software

  • Microsoft Software for Students

  • LabVIEW Student Install Option

Resume Lab

  • IEEE Looks Great on Your Resume

  • Get Professional Development


  • IEEE Student Competitions

  • Student Paper Contests

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Professional Network

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  • Scholarships

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  • IEEE Potentials Magazine

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  • IEEE Explore Digital Library

  • The Institute Newsletter

  • IEEE eBooks Classics


  • Computer Society

  • Communications Society

  • Power and Energy Society

  • Circuits and Systems Society

  • Engineering in Medicine

  • Photonics Society

  • Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE in 2030 Challenge Seeks Proposals for Innovative Projects

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015


IEEE has launched the IEEE in 2030 Challenge with the goal of finding innovative, creative, and potentially disruptive approaches that will help engineers and technical professionals working in industry. The IEEE New Initiatives Committee will be awarding small seed grants of US$40,000 or less to those projects that are selected.

IEEE is always looking for ways to better serve the needs of engineers and technology professionals working in industry. That’s why the IEEE in 2030 Challenge was created. The IEEE New Initiatives Committee is currently accepting proposals for short-term (completed in 12 months or fewer) projects.

Applications are to be submitted by one or more IEEE members or organizational units, individually or in cooperation with an IEEE staff group. The proposals will be based on their potential to lead to new IEEE products, services and communities, and have a significant impact on the overall organization.

The deadline for receiving proposals is 1 p.m. EDT on 24 August 2015. Notification of the proposals acceptance or rejection will be made on 6 October, IEEE Day.

The IEEE Oregon Section is participating as one unit. If you are interested in working with us or have a great idea that directly addresses the strategic needs of IEEE we want to hear from you.

Please send us an email at: