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Metro Area Workshop

Our Twin Cities Section is hosting a two-day workshop -- Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18.
Information Tracks include:
- Internet of Things
- Power & Energy
- Cyber Security
- Developing your career

Member Early Bird pricing is just $139.
Click HERE for more Information and Registration

 

Metro Area Workshop

April 17-18, 2015
Earle Brown Heritage Center

 

Welcome!

Upcoming Section Meetings

Technical Professionals LINUX Applications Group opening event - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 04-April-2015

This event is the Technical Professionals' Linux Applications Group (TPLAG) opening event.

This resource group will offer software for chip, circuit and board design, as well as EE and system analysis tools, and more for all professional and most personal interests found in IEEE and MFESTS.  Support and prizes by CodeWeavers and others.

The morning Ubuntu installfest will offer options for PC and Mac to have "dual boot" (start either LINUX or other OS), boot from USB flash drive with no footprint in the computer, or full disk install (perhaps swapping laptop hard drives between Windows and Linux). The installfest Will show and support means to run Microsoft programs as fast or faster under Linux, and without licensing headaches. 

Afternoon presentations and access will begin with an introduction of the local operating system support groups followed by overview presenstations that include digital photography and image manipulation, Octave vs MatLab, and more.

Items to Bring:  Your Computer; an RJ-45 network cable--the longer the better; a power strip; a blank DVD-R or DVD+R or a blank 4GB USB flash drive (if you want to make an installable copy).

Posted on: 3/24/2015 06:47:32 PM

 

IEEE Metro Area Workshop - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 17-April-2015

IEEE Twin Cities Metro Area Workshop

Our Twin Cities Section is hosting a two-day workshop - Information Tracks include:

- Internet of Things

- Power & Energy

- Cyber Security

- Developing your career

When:

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18. 8:30AM-5:00PM

 

Where:

Earle Brown Heritage Center

6155 Earle Brown Dr

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 5543

Posted on: 3/18/2015 08:52:40 PM

 

Twin Cities Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 02-April-2015

WHEN:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

4:00 – 6:00PM

 

WHERE:

University of St. Thomas

2115 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

Room: O’Shaughnesy Science Hall (OSS) 127

http://www.stthomas.edu

 

PRESENTATION:

“Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) for Precision Agriculture”

 

PRESENTATION BY:

Dr. James Ellingson, Ph.D.

 

ABOUT OUR HOST:
Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private college or university in Minnesota. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study and more than 60 graduate degree programs in seven academic divisions. Its graduate programs lead to master’s, education specialist, juris doctorate and doctoral degrees.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

James Ellingson is the Director of the Center for Optimal Control and Autonomy (COCoA) at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering. Research efforts are focused on small UAS and UGS system navigation and control, UAS instrumentation, multi-spectral imaging, topographical mapping, big data and image analysis, all in support of precision agriculture.

 

James Ellingson received his first immersion in engineering and technology working with the family honey bee business in Odessa, Minnesota. He studied mathematics, physics, chemistry as well as philosophy at Concordia College Moorhead. Graduate studies at the University of Minnesota focused on CAD/CAM/CAE, electrical engineering and modeling of manufacturing processes. Study abroad included a year in Denmark (Fulbright Scholar) and the NSF Summer Institute in Japan.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:

The presentation will include the following topics:

 

     -Instrumentation and data challenges in Precision Agriculture and UAVs.

     -Resolution, vibration, big data challenges, multi spectral information.

     -Autonomy vs. automation.

 

UAVs, UGVs, and IR cameras will be on display and students will be available to discuss and answer questions.

 

 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS:

Food and beverages will be provided. 

 

DIRECTIONS TO UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS:

  1. From the west: East on I-94, exit at Cretin Avenue. Go right (south) about one mile to Grand Avenue. Take a right at the Grand Avenue stop light. The Anderson Parking Facility will be on your left. Please park here.
  2. From the east: Take I-94 west to the Cretin/Vandalia exit. Go left (south) on Cretin Avenue about one mile to Grand Avenue. Take a right at the Grand Avenue stop light. The Anderson Parking Facility will be on your left. Please park here.
  3. From the North: When I-35 splits into 35E and 35W, follow 35E. Take 35E to Exit I-94 going west. Take I-94 west to the Cretin/Vandalia exit. Go left (south) on Cretin Avenue about one mile to Grand Avenue. Take a right at the Grand Avenue stop light. The Anderson Parking Facility will be on your left. Please park here.
  4. From the south: When I-35 splits into 35E and 35W, follow 35E. Take 35E north to the Randolph exit. Make a left on Randolph (crossing over 35E) and follow Randolph for approximately two miles to Cretin Avenue. Make a right on Cretin Avenue and go approximately 1.5 miles to Grand Avenue. Take a left at the Grand Avenue stop light. The Anderson Parking Facility will be on your left. Please park here.

 

Parking: Anderson Parking Facility (on the corner of Cretin and Grand Avenue).  PLEASE NOTE:  you will have to pay for parking in this ramp.

 

The O'Shaughnesy Science Hall is at the SW corner of Cretin and Summit.

 

Campus Map: http://www.stthomas.edu/media/campusmaps/stpaul2Dalpha.pdf

 

Posted on: 3/17/2015 08:22:15 AM

 

Mayo Clinic Tour + Twin Cities & Southeast MN Sections Joint Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 21-May-2015

Join us for a joint meeting of the Twin Cities and Southeast MN Sections!

We will be renting a bus and departing from a location in the Southern Metro area to drive to Rochester and network with our fellow IEEE members.

More information to come, mark your calendar now!

Posted on: 3/3/2015 05:46:50 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 07-April-2015

The April 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:37:18 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 05-May-2015

The May 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:35:20 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 02-June-2015

The June 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:32:21 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 07-July-2015

The July 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7th; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:27:13 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 07-July-2015

The July 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7th; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:26:56 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 04-August-2015

The August 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for August 4th; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:25:23 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 01-September-2015

The September 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for September 1st; The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis.  Look for us in the basement-level in conference room A.

Click this meeting notice for driving directions, maps, and more meeting details.  No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:22:14 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 01-September-2015

The October 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for October 7th.  The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: | Directions | Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer (
here) if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 1/10/2015 10:12:24 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 06-October-2015

The October 2015 Twin Cities Section executive committee meeting is scheduled for October 7th.  The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Event Detail | Directions | Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer (here) if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 1/8/2015 07:28:15 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 10-November-2015

EVENT DATE NOTICE: The November 2015 executive committee meeting is scheduled for November 10th (the second Tuesday) to avoid General Elections.  The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Event Detail | Directions | Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer (here) if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 1/8/2015 07:19:42 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 01-December-2015

The December 2015 executive committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 1st. The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Event Detail | Directions | Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer (here) if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 1/8/2015 07:08:19 PM