IEEE Twin Cities News

IEEE Networking Night Out - TWIN CITIES MAG33 CHAPTER on 24-August-2017

Date and Time:

24 August 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 612-926-3878


  • Live Tesla coil demonstration 6 PM.
  • Guided tour provided, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exhibit.
  • Play a theremin, the very first electronic musical instrument — without even touching it!
  • Wine and cheese (and more) provided by France 44.


Parking on site.

Wheelchair accessible.


Registration is required.
Please, use the registration link at the bottom of this page to reserve your seat in this event.

Please, provide any special requests (dietary restrictions, etc) in the registration form.

IEEE Member - $10.00
IEEE Non-Member- $15.00
Student - $5.00

8/24/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Super Steve/Number of views (32)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Picnic - Cosponsored by Twin Cities Section of IEEE and I&M Society - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 20-July-2017
























Thursday, July 20, 2017

4:00 – 7:00PM




Emerson Process Management (Pavilion)

12001 Technology Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344



"Picnic and picnic games"

  • Please join us for an afternoon of food and fun!
  • We will provide food (grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, etc.) and beverages.
  • Please bring your favorite picnic games to share with your colleagues.
  • A sand volleyball court is also available for those interested.



  • Cosponsored by your Twin Cities IEEE Section and the Twin Cities Chapter of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society.



Emerson Process Management: They help process industries better manage plants through intelligent control systems and software, measurement instruments, valves, and industry expertise.

Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. They offer a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through their Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses. Recognized widely for their engineering capabilities and management excellence, Emerson has approximately 135,000 employees and 235 manufacturing locations worldwide.  


Food and beverages will be provided. 



From 494:

Head South on Flying Cloud drive.

Take an IMMEDIATE right (West) on Technology Drive (first light).

Emerson Process Management will be on your left shortly after passing a Lake (pond).

From the parking lot it's a short walk up the blacktop path to the pavilion event center.

7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Super Steve/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Twin Cities I&M June Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 15-June-2017


Thursday, June 15, 2017

3:45 – 6:00PM



Element Materials Technology (formerly Northwest EMC)

9349 W Broadway Ave

Brooklyn Park, MN 55445



  • Matthew Nuernberg, Operations Manager, Element Materials Technology will provide a presentation. 
  • Spencer Livdahl, Electrical Manufacturing Engineer, Boston Scientific and recent grad will present his senior project.


A tour of the Element Materials Technology facility will also be provided.



Element Materials Technology (Brooklyn Park office) will host our June meeting.  Element Materials Technology offers customers comprehensive, state-of-the-art EMC testing services and more. They serve their customers from initial contact through completion of the product approval process and on to market. Their EMC testing capabilities, unique software applications, and extensive roster of worldwide accreditations and authorizations offer manufacturers, designers and importers a single source for meeting all regulatory requirements. Element Materials Technology goes further and offers a broad spectrum of expanded services as well: personal test consultation, initial assessment, design support, professional technical support, full documentation services, and education services.



Food and beverages will be provided. 




6/15/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM/Author: Super Steve/Number of views (90)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Twin Cities EMC Society Chapter Meeting - May 24th - TWIN CITIES EMC27 CHAPTER on 24-May-2017


EMC Laboratory Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Measurement system variability in a test laboratory can be a source of discomfort for the test engineer, the designer and management.  This is especially true in small development laboratories where there is a question of exactly what effect a design change had on system behavior.  The use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods to gage and track the variability of system measurements can provide confidence in the repeatability of the system setup, and in the data it produces. 

However, the use of SPC in an EMC Lab, especially for frequency domain measurements, requires decisions to limit the quantity of the data to avoid information overload.  To accomplish this careful selection of the measurement methods is essential.  


5/24/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM/Author: Super Steve/Number of views (129)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Practical Machine Learning - Handwritten Number Recognition on Android - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 25-May-2017

Join us for an evening with Kyle Smaagard at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis next to Lake Calhoun. Kyle will be presenting on the process of creating an Android app that can recognize handwriting using machine learning. The talk is accessible to all skill levels and Kyle does an excellent job at explaining how machine learning works and providing a simple - and opensource - example showing how to do it.

  • A quick primer on multi-class classification machine learning
  • How multi-class classification applies to handwriting recognition
  • A quick dive into a working Android app that implements a a handwritten number recognizer

Although math is involved, don't let it scare you, we'll keep it fairly high level. The goal is to demonstrate how surprisingly easy it is to implement machine learning concepts!

A light dinner and beverages will be provided free of charge.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP under the "Registration" link below to help us plan for food and attendance.

Bio of Speaker Kyle Smaagard

Kyle Smaagard is a former Air Force Officer and self-taught programmer. His knowledge is all over the place including:

  • Satellite construction
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Android Development
  • Machine Learning

He began learning Android Development in the Spring of 2011 in a bare concrete room and hasn't stopped yet. His apps on the Play store have been downloaded more than 350,000 times and he professionally develops Android applications on a freelance basis for Gigster. For his big boy job he works at an awesome company called SPS Commerce.

5/25/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM/Author: Super Steve/Number of views (171)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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