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IEEE Membership Dues 50% Off in May

Monday, May 1st, 2017

When you join IEEE, you join a community of over 425,000 technology and engineering professionals united by a common desire to continuously learn, interact, collaborate, and innovate. IEEE membership provides you with the resources and opportunities you need to keep on top of changes in technology; get involved in standards development; network with other professionals in your local area or within a specific technical interest; mentor the next generation of engineers and technologists, and so much more. There is no better time to discover all that IEEE membership has to offer.

IEEE membership dues are now 50% off!

Technical Society subscriptions are 50% off too

Computer Society, Robotics and Automation Society, Power and Energy Society, etc

  • Present Papers at Professional Conferences
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IEEE Day 2016

Tuesday, 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.

Do not hesitate; share your excitement, visions, and joy with engineers worldwide.

Based on the experience from the past IEEE Day editions, the website will be updated as well as the IEEE Day social network pages and accounts.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Volunteer w/ IEEE at the NEDME Expo in Tektronix

Sunday, 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


Thursday of Dead Week, IEEE Will be Hosting a Breakfast and Lunch

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Thursday of Dead week, IEEE will be hosting a breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast will be from 9am to 10am.


Breakfast: Coffee and Donuts

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Lunch will be from 12 pm to 1 pm


Lunch. Fire on the mountain wings, and Salt and Straw ice Cream


I don’t know about you but I am getting hungry just reading this!!


On behalf of IEEE Executive Committee Members…

Good Luck With Finals, We Are Happy to Serve You.


Solar Project in Nicaragua by David Holloway

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

My name is David Holloway and I have recently been given the opportunity to help design, and construct an off-grid solar photovoltaic system for a non-profit farm in the town of Malpaisillo, Nicaragua during the month of June.  As a current renewable energy engineering student with a previous background in solar technology, and having spent three years in Nicaragua I feel that this is a chance to finally use all of my skills to help people on a larger scale of magnitude.  I will be volunteering my time and effort, therefore this is a non-paying job.  The project will take approximately one month, and I am asking to raise $2,000 to help me get down there and cover my expenses for the month I will be gone.

Click Here For David’s GoFundMe For More Information

Earth Day 2016 at Oregon Garden Free Admission

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Earth Day


Admission is free to the Garden on April 23, 2016. We encourage you to make a $5 donation when you bring your family to enjoy this day of free education and entertainment.


Parking on site is $5. Free shuttles will be available from:

Presentations & Activities

  • The Mushroomery: Growing Gourmet Mushrooms In The Home Garden
  • Oregon Department of Energy: Are Vampires sucking your home dry? Dr. Energy has tips on lights, loads, leaks, and freaks.
  • How to do backyard composting
  • Face Painting by Mary Ferguson

For More Information Click Here

Fun Future Events w/ IEEE

Friday, March 4th, 2016

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IEEE Open Forum Today @ Noon in Student Commons

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

IEEE is having an Open Forum Today at Noon.

Please join us in discussing our club events and upcoming field trips.

Free pizza and drinks are being served.

Open Forum

IEEE-USA InSight Podcast

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


IEEE-USA InSight Podcast is a monthly podcast featuring news, information and updates from IEEE-USA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

This month’s podcast includes:

  • 2015 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefit Survey.  Median income is up – Largest increase in 5 years.
  • New Faces of Engineering
  • eBook Corner – WIE Compilation – Books 1-4
  • Newsmaker Interview – John Keaton – IEEE Director of Future Studies & Strategy on the possibility of scientific collaboration between the United States and Cuba.
  • Conference Calendar
  • Product and Service Update – Salary Calculator. Free Monthly eBook for IEEE members.

Click Here for Current Episode

Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


Thursday October 15th

Oregon Tech, Wilsonville Campus

27500 SW Parkway Ave.

Wilsonville, OR 97070


Refreshments Provided

4:00-4:30 p.m. –  Networking

4:30-5:30 p.m. –  Panel Discussion Q and A

5:30-6:00 p.m. –  Networking and Optional Tour of Campus


RSVP to Brittany Miles

This Thursday Professor Rosenberg is bringing to the Wilsonville Campus a Cybersecurity Panel Discussion. This will be the first of its kind as Professor Rosenberg initiates his cybersecurity program and fall classes at Oregon Tech. Thursday night’s events are an excellent opportunity to network, meet industry leaders, ask questions, and explore you future in cybersecurity. Professor Rosenberg as proctor has some impressive qualifications. Professor Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Oregon Institute of Technology and serves as the Program Director for the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Programs. He also oversees the university’s Enterprise Technology Lab which provides a wide range of services to students in various technology related programs. Professor Rosenberg joined Oregon Tech after working for over 20 years as a senior IT executive (CIO, CTO, CISO) in a variety of industries. His main areas of expertise include information security, network engineering, and IT service management. In addition to providing leadership for a number of mid-sized and enterprise IT operations, Professor Rosenberg has also worked as a managing partner and senior consultant for an information security consulting firm that provided managed security services, penetration testing, incident response and computer forensics services. He has also served as an advisor and consultant for a number of law enforcement and government agencies on matters of cybersecurity. There will be four guest speakers one of which is returning to Oregon Tech after being featured in Tech Talks 2015.

Serge Leef is the Vice President of New Ventures and General Manager of the System-Level Engineering Division. He is responsible for identifying and developing product opportunities for Electronic Design Automation in systems-oriented markets. In addition to early stage programs, Serge leads on-going businesses focused on markets where system-level design plays a pivotal role: cyber-physical system design, systems engineering, design data management, cloud-based electronic design, IoT infrastructure, and hardware cybersecurity. Serge serves on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Strategic Advisory Board at North Carolina State University.  In the past, he has served as  a member of Oregon’s Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) which advises the state’s public university system on engineering, computer science and technology programs. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 1990, he was responsible for design automation at Silicon Graphics, where his team created revolutionary high-speed simulation tools to enable design of high speed 3D graphics chips that defined state-of-the-art in visualization, imaging, gaming and special effects for a decade. Before 1987, Leef managed a CAE/CAD organization at Microchip Inc. From 1982 to 1987 Serge worked at Intel Corp. developing functional and physical design and verification tools for major 8- and 16-bit microcontroller and microprocessor programs. Serge holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Russ Sovde, Vice President of Systems Engineering at Fortinet, the market leaders in Unified Threat Management (UTM), brings over 15 years of experience in the networking and security industry. Prior to Fortinet, Russ worked for NetScreen and Juniper Networks as a Systems Engineer covering the Pacific Northwest territory before joining Mu Dynamics as a Global Field Systems Engineer, where he developed a deep understanding of application, performance and security testing. Russ then joined Fortinet as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Fortinet’s Global Carrier division before stepping into a management role as Director of System Engineering for US Based Major Accounts. As the Vice President of Systems Engineering Russ is responsible for the ongoing development of Fortinet’s core processes to meet the needs of global customers requiring the highest caliber of network performance and security.​

Eric Schwake covers a wide range of Cisco security solutions covering the network all the way to the endpoint. Eric has over 10 years of experience in various roles such as technical support, sales and product management all with deep emphasis on information security solutions. He has used his strong experience in information security when working with some of the largest enterprises all the way to SMB.

Dr. McNamee grew up in Eugene and received his undergraduate degree in computer science at UC Berkeley, and his graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) at the University of Washington. After that, he joined OGI as an assistant professor, where he did operating systems research, taught graduate classes, and taught several undergraduate classes at Reed College. In 2000, Dr. McNamee left academia to co-found a couple of start-ups. In 2004, he joined the Galois community. Dr. McNamee’s thesis work involved modifying the Mach microkernel virtual memory system to enable it to support user-level page replacement policies. He enjoyed kernel hacking, and developed and understanding that operating systems are “just code,” but that modifying operating systems code requires a very conservative mind-set, and the ability to think about the entire system at once and how your modifications might perturb it. His research at OGI spanned a number of aspects of operating systems, from supporting multimedia and adaptive systems to embedded systems. The system-building work he did involved web applications, databases and server scalability, as well as peer-to-peer and client software architectures.