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11/28/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Signal Processing Everywhere—a Perspective on History, Synergies and Opportunities

AES Chapter Meeting

Signal processing techniques and technologies are truly ubiquitous in the
devices and services that we take for granted in this age of information. 
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12/4/2017 4:30 PM

Data Temperature and Big Data Storage, from the Hardware Perspective

Computer Chapter Meeting

Magnetic data storage technology, such as HDD has had tremendous growth, and only until recently, the areal density capability has slowing down.
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12/5/2017 5:00 PM

Executive Committee Meeting

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. 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.
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12/12/2017 11:30 AM

Dominant-mode Leakage on Stripline and Microstrip Transmission-line Structures at Millimeter Wave (mmW) Frequencies: Issues & Solutions

Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter

Leaky modes have been found on a variety of waveguiding structures. For transmission-line applications, their presence is undesirable since they carry energy away from the structure, thus causing additional loss on the line and interference between circuit elements. Of particular interest for planar transmission-line structures are dominant leaky modes. The term "dominant" implies that the strip current is similar to that of the conventional transverse-electromagnetic (TEM) mode. In this seminar, the dominant leaky-modes for common stripline and microstrip-line structures at millimeter wave (mmW) frequencies: Issues and Solutions will be presented. System analysis, antenna element/array designs (including Leaky Wave Antennas: LWAs), and radiation safety for mmW communication systems, such as 5G for WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network), wireless gigabit Ethernet (60 GHz, 80GHz) for indoor/outdoor (point-to-point), automotive radar (77 GHz) and imaging (94 GHz) systems will also be discussed.
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12/12/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Analysis & Risk Assessment

December 2017 Reliability Section Meeting

Minnesota Reliability Consortium Monthly Technical Meeting in conjunction with the Society of Reliability Engineers
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1/8/2018 5:00 PM

January ExCom Meeting

ExCom meetings moving to 1st Monday of the month!  January meeting on 2nd Monday due to holiday.

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1/16/2018 5:00 PM

January 2018 Reliability Chapter Meeting

Reliability Society Chapter

Monthly meeting

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1/18/2018 3:30 PM

Overview of Electrical Grounding Practices from Substation to Instrumentation

I&M Chapter Meeting

Overview of grounding requirements for various applications including substation, residential, industrial data centers and low voltage instrumentation.
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2/3/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

IEEE Twin Cities Section Breakfast Donuts and Coffee - Plus Officer Training

A great opportunity to meet fellow  IEEE members and volunteers over far better than average donuts and coffee. In fact really awesome donuts. Generously hosted at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. If you are interested in volunteering or just interested in what events IEEE is organizing in the Twin Cities please join us. No charge! We will also be providing Officer Training for newly Elected IEEE Volunteers! RSVP below if possible, although not required, to help us plan better for the event.
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2/12/2018 5:00 PM

February ExCom Working meeting

ExCom Working meeting 

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2/20/2018 5:00 PM

Packaging For Transportation: Inherent Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Reliability Society Chapter -- February Meeting

We live in an age where we need to have everything faster. This is especially true of the logistics or transportation environment. We need things tomorrow whether it be for personal, business or health reasons. We need it to work as intended when we receive it. This has revolutionized the logistics industry. It is important to understand that there are inherent risks that these products will encounter that may impact whether these products are functional when you receive them. During the presentation, you will learn about some of the variables in the distribution environment that your products will encounter and some strategies you can employ to mitigate that risk. You will also learn about a typical study structure for a regulatory body submission as it relates to testing of medical devices and combination products.
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2/21/2018 5:00 PM

MFESTS Engineering Celebration 2018 - Engineering Around the World

Engineering Week event -- Wednesday, February 21st

Smiths Medical is proud to host a reception celebrating Engineers Week 2018! In conjunction with the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies (MFESTS), a reception and exhibits will emphasize the importance of networking and collaboration in the Twin Cities. This year's theme is "Engineering Around the World" and will explore how engineers can impact life around the globe. Representatives from local chapters of global organizations will be available onsite to offer more information and ways to become move involved in the local engineering community.  The evening will include appetizers and drinks. You don't have to be an engineer to attend!  This event is open to all and will focus on networking and learning more about the robust engineering community within the Twin Cities. Registration is required. Attendees must be 21 or older.
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2/24/2018 5:00 PM

Engineering Week Celebration Banquet 2018

Our annual IEEE and MFESTS Engineering Week Recognition Banquet

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 a great Keynote speaker will truly make this the celebration of the year!
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3/14/2018 6:00 PM

General Aviation Instrumentation, the Development of the Primary Flight 6 Pack

I&M Society Chapter -- March Meeting -- at Fleming Field, South St. Paul Airport

Instruments are about providing information of use to the pilot in the most efficient and reliable way. These 6 instruments evolved over 100 years of flight into a system providing 6 degree of freedom orienting information with multi-level redundancy. The human factors principles and system safety principles continue to be examples in other complex real time human interaction systems. After the presentation, we will be going "next door" to tour the Commemorative Air Force Hangar.
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3/19/2018 5:00 PM

March ExCom Working meeting

March ExCom Working meeting

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