IEEE Seattle Section

October 20th, 2014

Request for Volunteers

University of Washington Bothell Mentor Night – October 29 – 6-8 pm.‏


The purpose of the mentor night activity has been to bring as many practicing engineers together with as many students as possible. We are trying to inspire the students, most of whom are freshmen and sophomores as well as high school seniors, toward a career in engineering. The mentor night allows engineers to relay their experience in the profession and answer questions posed by students. The events offer an open forum where the students visit various tables and converse with the mentors.  The mentors are asked to bring sample of their work, such as reports, drawings, models, that will fit on a 30”X30” table top for discussion with the students.  In the past, some of the events have included over 40 mentors in 17 disciplines. 

If interested, please sign up at :

October 11th, 2014
Date:19 October 2014                                                  
Time:   06:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA98109 



Please Join our IEEE Seattle 110th

Anniversary Celebration on

Oct 19th, 6:30pm to 9pm at

Pacific Science Center

Fun filled

Beautiful Tang dynasty court dance

Amusing Environmental Comedy


Fine wine, delicious food, delightful

friends and Camaraderie

New technology demonstrations

Vote for your favorite Mobile App team


Exciting Raffle by Alaska Airline,

Two round trip tickets to anywhere in

United States


Tribute to United States Senator Maria


20th Century Landmark Awards

Bill Gates & Paul Allen ; The birth of PC(Invited)

Bishnu Atal; Linear Predictive encoder made wireless possible and  now is

used inside all cell phones and wireless networks worldwide. (confirmed)

Edmund O Schweitzer III; The world first digital protective relay that is now used 

in every power plants around the world. (Invited)

Henrique Malvar; transformation coding and data compression system now

 are used in wide range of products around the world. (confirmed)

Each Awardee will give a short reflection of

how their invention come to live and their current inspirations

IEEE Northwest Area Awards

Outstanding Engineer ; Li Deng ,IEEE fellow, Microsoft

Best Educator ; Mohamed El-Sharkawi , IEEE fellow, University of Washington

Best Technical Society Chapter ; Power Engineering Society

Best Large student Branch; University of Washington

Best Small Student Branch; DigiPen

The Winner of Student Mobile APP competition

What’s Next ? Future Multimedia and Telepresence !!!

by Zhengyou Zhang, Microsoft Research,

The Recipient of IEEE Computer Society inaugural Helmholtz Prize, 2013

IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow

—-Raffle Drawing ( Only present to win )—








October 10th, 2014


Engineering Mentor Night for
Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Seattle Pacific University
Upper Gwinn (3rd Floor) Queen Anne Room
3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119

We are still in need of mentors for the upcoming mentor night at SeattlePacificUniversity. The purpose of the mentor night is to bring together practicing engineers with university engineering students. For the SU/SPU event, these are usually frosh or sophomores. The mentoring allows engineers to explain experiences in their profession and answer questions posed by students.

Although we need help from all engineering disciplines, we have a particular need for all types of EE, Computer, and Materials. Please sign up online by October 17 at: 

Maps and further instruction will be sent out prior to the event.

Thank you for your support! For questions, please contact the SU/SPU Mentor Night Coordinator, Joe Souther at

Here’s the agenda for this year’s event:

  • 6:00 pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 6:05 pm Panel Discussion (selected mentors will answer questions after a brief presentation on a special topic about their engineering careers)
  • 6:40 pm Break – Food
  • 7:00 pm Break-Out Sessions (three 20 minute sessions involving all mentors)
  • 8:10 pm Conclusion & Wrap-Up

The panel discussion will be comprised of four professionals from various organizations, disciplines, years of experience, and diversity.

Students will be able to ask general questions about engineering to any of the panelists. Mentors are welcome to come early to hear the panel. Break-out sessions allow for one-on-one mentoring of students. Students rotate between mentors and tables to get a broad overview of answers to their questions.

September 29th, 2014

Job Title:
Transmission & Distribution Engineer, Professional or Principal
Closing Date/Time:
Thu. 10/23/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
$81,827.20 – $116,688.00 Annually
Job Type:
Tacoma, Washington

Link to Job Details and Application

September 29th, 2014

The Seattle IEEE section is delighted To announce the Following IEEE Seattle members as recipients of the 2014 IEEE NW area awards.
2014 Outstanding Leadership and Public services Award:                                                Dr. Harry Shum , IEEE Fellow,
Executive Vice President , Microsoft.

Outstanding Engineer:                                                                                                                      Dr. Li Deng , IEEE Fellow, Microsoft.
Editor in Chief , IEEE Signal processing Magazine ,
Editor in Chief , IEEE Transactions, Audio, speech and language processing.

Outstanding Educator:                                                                                                            Professor Mohamed El Sharkawi,  IEEE Fellow ,                                                                          University of Washington.

Best Chapter: Power Energy Society Chapter
Best Large Student Branch : University of Washington .
Best small Student Branch : Digipen.
Recipients Bibliographies

July 30th, 2014

Course: Energy Systems (EENG 350)

Eastern Washington University (Seattle Satellite Campus)

Department of Engineering and Design (Electrical Engineering Program)

9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103

Job Description

Eastern Washington University’s Electrical Engineering Satellite Program in Seattle is looking for an Adjunct Faculty to teach an Energy Systems course during the Fall Quarter of 2014.
The Qualified candidate will have:
- A Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field.
-Be comfortable teaching Senior Electrical Engineering students.

-Course introduces students to different energy sources, and covers topics on methods of electric energy conversion, transformers, and electric machines.

-Instructor is expected to lead laboratory sessions, handling high voltage equipment using state-of-the-art Lab Volt equipment

Please send a CV and a statement of teaching to of call 206-934-4548 with any questions regarding this opportunity.

June 8th, 2014

IEEE Seattle section heard the shocking news of campus shooting at Seattle Pacific University. We extend our sympathy, prayer and support to the entire Seattle pacific Community. Our Condolences and prayers go to Victims, their families and their friends.
Our webmaster of IEEE Seattle Pacific University student branch , Jon Meis tackled the 26-year-old gunman Aaron Ybarra, who was not a student, and hitting him with pepper spray while he was reloading a shotgun. Ybarra had already injured several victims, one of whom died. Jon Meis put the alleged gunman in a chokehold and held him on the ground until police arrived.
We are proud of our heroic member, Jon Meis. All of us, members of IEEE , we pledge to be leaders to bring peace to our community and the world.
Dr. Sheree Wen
Chair, IEEE Seattle section



April 20th, 2014
Here are a few photos from our IEEE branch’s field trip to the Spark Museum last Saturday.  Nine of us drove up to Bellingham for the day and got to see a wide array of electrical devices.  It was great to see many of the first electrical inventions that paved the way for the EE degree that we are working toward today.
The CEO of the museum, John Jenkins, gave us a tour and showed us his private collection of books that he keeps locked away.  They contained some of the first recorded electrical experiments and formulas like Ohm’s Law!I would highly recommend stopping by if you are ever in the area!.
Scott Moser
Electrical Engineering | Class of 2014 | Seattle University
Program Committee Chair | IEEE

Spark Museum Visit

Spark Museum Visit


Seattle University Student branch

Ohms Law SM1

February 16th, 2014

On 3rd Thursdays of each month, OEC hold joint meetings with the Seattle Marine Technology and Hydrographic Societies

Web site :
Next meeting: 20 February 2014 ,
Location: Benjamin Hall Hall, Pacific Ave, (Behind North Lake Tavern)
Rm 408, Ocean Sciences Bldg, University of Washington.

Time: 6 PM for Social, 7 PM Dinner and Talk.
Speaker: Dana Manalang, APL-UW
Topic: “RSN”, Tour of Ben hall labs

February 16th, 2014

Date : Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Time : 5:30PM
Location : Alston Grid in Redmond Washington
Speaker : Mani Venkata
Presentation Topic: “Advances in Distribution Automation and Real-Time Operations for Emerging Distribution Systems.”