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Engineering Week Celebration Banquet - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 25-February-2017

Join us for our annual IEEE and MFESTS Engineering Week Recognition Banquet to recognize outstanding engineering contributions in the Twin Cities. Again this year we will be partnering with MFESTS – the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and celebrate with engineers from different organizations across the Twin Cities.

Student exhibits, fantastic food and live music will truly make this the celebration of the year!

Registration is now LIVE and available through the "Registration" section handled by EventBrite.

Posted on: 1/16/2017 03:11:29 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 07-March-2017

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: Parking and Attendance are Free

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

Posted on: 1/9/2017 09:23:54 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 07-February-2017

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: Parking and Attendance are Free

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

Posted on: 1/3/2017 01:09:24 PM

 

Safety Assessment of a Substation Ground Grid with a Software Package - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 26-January-2017

This presentation covers the case study of a substation ground grid safety performance. The presenter brings a case where the soil, site environment, and power system properties present challenges that can be solved with the use of a software package. The program tool used in the example was SES Tech - CDEGS. The software package uses a finite element analysis that helps in determining soil model layers, grid spacing, electrode depth, surface rock, etc.

 

The presenter will walk the audience through soil modelling, fault current analysis for grounding, ground grid modelling, and calculation of grid resistance, ground potential rise, and touch & step voltages. Eduardo will explain how to interpret results and plots. He will also give recommendations for design and study methodology.

 

If time allows Eduardo has volunteered for a question and answer short session covering the following topics:

  •        Soil resistivity testing        
  •        Seasonal modelling of soils
  •        Implementation of ground wells and other mitigation methods
  •        Split factor modelling

 

Presenter Profile: Eduardo Ramirez-Bettoni, P.E.

Eduardo works as a Principal Engineer at the Transmission & Substations Standards (TSS) department at Xcel Energy. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Eduardo is a licensed PE with 14 years of international experience in design, construction, and O&M of electrical substations up to 500 kV. Eduardo’s expertise is in substation protection & control, physical design, and grounding.

Posted on: 12/19/2016 08:33:24 PM

 

Twin Cities I&M January Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 19-January-2017

 

WHEN:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

4:00 – 6:00PM

 

WHERE:

MTS

14000 Technology Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

http://www.mts.com

 

Tours:

Three different tours of the MTS operations will be provided for this meeting.

 

TOURS GUIDED BY: 

Mr. Richard Bearden - Applications Engineering Manager and PE at MTS

Mr. Grant Ovsak

Mr. Roger Sparrow

Mr. Kevin Jones

 

ABOUT OUR HOST:

Since 1966, MTS has worked side-by-side with engineers in a wide range of industries to solve complex challenges. Today, their high-performance testing and sensing solutions are deployed around the world, enabling precise control of forces and motions as well as real-time feedback that optimizes performance.
 

 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS:

Food and beverages will be provided. 

 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Main entrance is on the south side of the building. Park in the visitor spots or the nearby employee spots.

 

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Safety glasses will be required on the tour.  Glasses will be provided but to be sure we have enough for everyone, if you have a pair, please bring them. 
  • You must register for this event.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, please make a note when you register. 

 

 

 

Posted on: 12/19/2016 07:49:57 AM

 

IEEE Twin Cities Section Student Project Showcase - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 25-February-2017

IEEE Twin Cities Section Student Project Showcase -- Save the date

Posted on: 11/1/2016 05:56:55 PM

 

IEEE Twin Cities Section Student Paper Contest - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 25-February-2017

IEEE Twin Cities Section Student Paper Contest -- Save the date

Posted on: 11/1/2016 05:47:49 PM

 

2017 IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 08-May-2017

 

 

You are invited to submit papers for the 12th Annual IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) to be held at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The symposium will include papers that advance the science of measurement and instrumentation as related or applied to medicine. This includes electrical, chemical and physiological sensors and systems which deliver measurement data for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

Symposium Topics

  • Sensors for medical systems / Sensor fusion and calibration
  • Biosignal processing
  • Imaging and communication
  • Measurement and quality control for medical products
  • Environmental medicine and home automation for disability, disease, and aging
  • Patient safety
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in medicine
  • Medical and Instrumentation uncertainty

Tutorials are proposed for May 7th

 

Please see http://memea2017.ieee-ims.org/ for more details.

Posted on: 8/9/2016 01:59:39 PM