IEEE HAC & SIGHT Special Call for Proposals for COVID-related Projects
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in an unprecedented manner, and as such, the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) has adapted its requirements to better enable IEEE volunteers to contribute. For that reason, HAC and SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Projects are joining forces to prioritize proposals that have a strong potential for immediate impact in the fight against COVID-19. Ideally, projects will have good connections with local IEEE organizational units (OUs) and engage a significant number of IEEE members.

While this is an exceptional situation, HAC and SIGHT still require that teams have relevant technical and other expertise to credibly execute the project. Projects must comply with all national/federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions.

Given the rapidly evolving situation and expedited review, HAC and SIGHT will make awards of up to US$5,000 per project. Successful projects may apply for additional funding. If you have an initiative that requires significantly more support, please get in touch with HAC at hac-projects@ieee.org.

Details of Note:

  • Term of funding: Up to six months following the project start date.
  • An expedited review process will be implemented so that selected projects can start right away.
  • All activities that involve children must follow IEEE Guidelines for Working with Children.
  • Applications may be submitted and will be reviewed continuously through 15 May 2020.

Additional details on eligibility and information requested on the application form can be found in the IEEE HAC & SIGHT Projects 2020 Special Call for Proposals related to COVID-19. When you are ready to apply, you can do so via the IEEE HAC & SIGHT funding opportunities portal. If it is your first time submitting a request, you will need to create an account in order to proceed.

For more information on free resources, such as relevant IEEE Xplore articles and IEEE standards, and how else you can get involved with IEEE’s and HAC’s response to COVID-19, visit the HAC website.

Upcoming IEEE Webinars

Thermal Management Challenges and Opportunities for Heterogeneous Packages [more]
— Dr. Madhu Iyengar, Senior Staff Engineer, Google; and Mehdi Asheghi, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Wednesday, May 27, 2020     — 8:00 – 9:00 AM (PDT)
— on the Internet     — no cost

This Webinar covers two primary thermal aspects related to heterogeneous integration: (a) definition of canonical problems and thermal challenges, and (b) active research areas and results, which have been the focus of the published 2019 Roadmap chapter. The canonical problems have included: 2D chip with stacked memory on a silicon/glass interpose; 3D stacked die with conduction interfaces; 3D stacked die with embedded liquid cooling; optics/photonics cooling; thermal management for harsh environment (military, aerospace, automobile); mobile applications; and voltage regulators. The research and cooling advances encompass Thermal Interface Materials, liquid cooling, single and two-phase liquid cooling, air cooling, materials, and modeling.
Download the HIR Chapter on Thermal Design (select Chapter 20) in preparation for this talk.
To register: www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=1152

Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap: Driving Force and Enabling Technology for Systems of the Future [more]
— intro to HIR, structure, highlights, examples from chapters, how to download and use …
— Dr. Bill Chen, ASE; and Dr. Bill Bottoms, 3MTS

Summary: The Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) provides a long term vision for the electronics industry, identifying difficult future challenges and potential solutions. The Roadmap offers professionals, industry, academia, and research institutes a comprehensive view of the landscape and strategic technology requirements for the electronics industry evolution for the next 15 years, and a 25-year vision for the heterogeneous integration of emerging devices and emerging materials with longer research and development timelines. The purpose is to stimulate pre-competitive collaboration and thereby accelerate the pace of progress. This webinar will give an introduction of the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap. We shall highlight a few of the examples from the chapters and give perspectives of how the roadmap may be used by the profession.
Full information: www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=1137


Low Temperature Solder: Enabling the Future [more]
— SMT yields, reliability, Sn-Bi solders, research efforts …
— Kevin Byrd, Intel Corp
Tuesday, May 19, 2020     — 8:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)

Introverted Leadership [more]
— good leadership, benefits, roles, strengths, don’t worry …
— Karyn Ross, Karyn Ross Consulting & Leslie Henckler, TriNet
Thursday, May 21, 2020     — 9:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)

Powerful Tool for Leading Virtual Teams [more]
— Matt Schlegel, Schlegel Consulting
Thursday, May 21, 2020     — 7:00 PM PDT (on the Internet)
Leading a team is challenging enough in normal times. In these extraordinary times we need better tools to maintain team effectiveness and productivity. The Enneagram is a powerful tool that helps leaders understand core motivations and needs of teammates — information that you can use to tailor your conversations with your team to keep them progressing even when working virtually.

Smart Battery Energy Management and Health-Conscious Fast Charging for Future Transport [more]
— Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Ontario Tech University
Tuesday, June 2, 2020     — 7:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
Enhancing the life of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs has been the topic of much interest. In this framework, the role of on-board cell voltage balancing of Li-ion batteries will be highlighted in this talk.

Wireless Charging for Autonomous Electrified Micro-mobility Devices: A Real-world Solution for Smart Cities to be Pandemic-ready [more]
— Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Ontario Tech University
Tuesday, June 30, 2020     — 7:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
This seminar will present innovative solutions to issues in the form of completely autonomous, weatherproof, wireless rapid recharging.

Conducted Charging of Electrified Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities [more]
— wide bandgap devices, conduction loss, operating speed, temperature, packaging limitations …
— Haoyu Wang, ShanghaiTech University
Wednesday, July 8, 2020     — 5:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)

Upcoming Live Webinars, from IEEE-TEMS-SCV and ETA
Professional Skills Courses for Engineers: [more]
Each WebEx webinar is live, instructor-led, and interactive, with tried and tested content, and includes Participant Guide, Take-Away Card, and Certificate of Completion. $225 each.

IEEE Seattle Section Sponsors TrickFire Robotics Team at University of Washington Bothell
TrickFire Robotics, is a University of Washington Bothell club focused on robotics design and education by conducting hands-on projects. Each year the team travels to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to compete in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition (RMC), in which each team is expected to build an innovative Martian mining robot.

For the past three years, TrickFire Robotics has generated several unique concepts for the NASA RMC as well as worked with the local communities to promote robotics to younger students. This summer we are focused on redesigning our robot’s digging cycle while also completely redesigning our arm to be faster and more versatile. We would like to thank the IEEE Seattle Section for their support in this effort. Without their backing we would not be on track for completing our summer goals and thus our year long competition.

IEEE Seattle Section has approved to sponsor the team for an in-cash donation to support its activity.

Volunteer needed for Puget Sound Engineering Council

Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) is an umbrella organization for engineering societies in the Puget Sound area. IEEE Seattle Section is a member of PSEC. PSEC is in need of a volunteer webmaster to manage the council’s web presence. Duties include:

  • Manage PSEC’s WordPress based website (www.pseconline.org)
  • Manage other PSEC technology: Dropbox account, email listserv, email aliases and Eventbrite
  • Optional: attend PSEC meetings (1st Monday of the month, September through June)

For further information contact Dave Butcher (dbutcher@ieee.org), IEEE Seattle’s PSEC representative.



University of Washington Bothell

The UW Bothell EE program is a relatively new and rapidly growing program that needs working EE professionals with MSEE or PhD degrees to teach as Affiliate (part-time) Faculty in the program. In particular, professionals who have experience as technical leads or project team leaders would be ideal, but any experienced engineering professional will be considered to work with our Senior Capstone Project students.

As a faculty member teaching in the Capstone program, you would be responsible for overseeing between 1-4 teams of 4 students each. Typically, you would meet once a week with each team for up to 1 hour. Team meetings can be in person or on-line using Skype or other meeting software. Meeting times are flexible.  As an Affiliate Faculty member you would be paid up to $7K for mentoring up to four Capstone teams.

This is a great opportunity to work closely with senior students who are about to enter the profession. You’ll be teaching them the skills that will help them to be successful engineers in a business environment. Developing skills such as creating specifications from a customer needs analysis, project scheduling and project tracking gives our students the kind of practical knowledge that they need and that prospective employers want to see in their new hires.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to learn more please


Arnie Berger

Associate Professor and Former Chair

Division of Engineering and Mathematics

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

University of Washington Bothell



Seattle University

Are you interested in working with and mentoring university students on their senior capstone project? The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Seattle University is looking for one more person to advise for a senior design project team. As advisor, you’d mentor a team of four electrical/computer engineering students as they work on an industry-sponsored real-world design problem. The project runs from late September to early June, and requires a commitment that averages a few hours per week. Advisors will be made adjunct faculty at Seattle University and are compensated. We have projects on IoT, electromagnetics, machine learning, and robotics.

Contact :

Dr. Henry Louie (louieh@seattleu.edu), Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seattle University

University of Washington Bothell

Lecturer Part-Time in Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Mathematics Division, School of STEM, University of Washington Bothell

Position Description

The Division of Engineering and Mathematics in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for non-tenure track Lecturer Part-Time faculty in Electrical Engineering. We are seeking a candidates to join our faculty on a part-time basis (50% – 100%) for a 9-month service period and with opportunities to teach during the summer.  Appointments may be for multiple years (1-5 years).  The start date is September 16, 2019.

Division faculty contribute to teaching and service.  Faculty share an essential commitment to excellence in teaching and enhancing learning opportunities for a diverse student population. Instructional responsibilities for this position are focused, but not limited, to teaching laboratory classes in circuits (B EE 215 and B EE 233) and electronics (B EE 331 and B EE 332). A successful candidate will join a team that is enthusiastically committed to student access and excellence. Attending professional development opportunities offered by the School of STEM is encouraged. For information about the division and school, please see our website at https://www.uwb.edu/stem.


  1. Ph.D., or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related fields, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire.
  2. Two years experience teaching or mentoring in Electrical Engineering.
  3. Demonstrated ability of using basic laboratory measurement instruments.

More info: https://apply.interfolio.com/64172

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Tue 26

Tech Talk – Virtual Reality and Safety Training

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:10 pm PDT