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

Delegating Effectively and Setting Clear Expectations [more]
— Craig Harrison, Job Market Insights
Friday, October 2, 2020     — 10:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
— managing productivity, challenges in setting goals, communication model, 5-step process, follow-up ($$).

SWIR and IR Methods for the Detection, Diagnosis and Selective Removal of Dental Decay [more]
— Prof. Daniel Fried, UCSF School of Dentistry
Tuesday, October 6, 2020     — 6:00 PM PDT (on the Internet)
— optical properties, transparency, demineralization, lesion activity, ablation …

Lockheed’s Spy Satellite Programs: Looking from Above the Iron Curtain [more]
— Sam Araki, Miles Johnson, Jim Carlock, Terry Zaccone, Hugh Satterlee and Bill Monroe
Thursday, October 8, 2020     — 1:30 PM PDT (on the Internet)
— CORONA program, first eye-in-the-sky, camera, film, recovery capsule, Thor/Agena, breakthrough technology …

mHealth4Afrika: Strengthening Healthcare Delivery in Resource-Constrained Environments [more]
— Paul Cunningham, mHealth4Afrika Initiative
Wednesday, October 14, 2020     — 12:00 noon PDT (on the Internet)
— EC-funding, introduction of technology, constraints, implementation challenges, involvement .

Current State of Energy Storage: Technology and Markets [more]
— Eric Wesoff, Editor, PV Magazine USA
Wednesday, October 14, 2020     — 4:00 PM PDT (on the Internet)
— challenges, materials issues, energy density, drivers, forecast .

Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience [more]
— Prof. Moshe Vardi, Rice University, and Senior Editor, Communications of the ACM
Wednesday, October 14, 2020     — 9:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
— over-emphasis on efficiency, under-emphasis resilience, primary considerations, technology, economics .

Design And Materials Challenges For Cost-Effective High-Performance LEDs [more]
— Tze (TY) Hin, PhD, Director of Packaging, Technology Research & Development, LUMILEDS
Thursday, October 15, 2020     — 12:00 noon PDT (on the Internet)
— solid state lighting, design, materials, processes, challenges, innovative approaches.

The rapid development of solid state lighting applications is driving the need for innovative approaches in LED packaging. While the majority of high-power emitters are still using conventional packaging methods, there are next-generation LED technologies and applications that requires integration of existing approaches with IC packaging knowhow. The LED industry is also driving low-cost solutions to the design, materials and processes in order to be market-competitive due to the emergence of LED suppliers in Asia, particularly in China. This talk will discuss the challenges in the LED integration structure from die to package, package to board and system, focusing in identifying challenges that need to be overcome in optical design, materials, and manufacturing processes. Comparison of similarities and opportunities in both LED and IC packaging will be discussed.
Info and registration: www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=1238

Heterogeneous Integration for the Aerospace and Defense Sectors [more]
— Jeffrey Demmin, Semiconductor and Defense Project Manager, Keysight Technologies
Wednesday, October 21, 2020     — 8:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
— specific challenges, extreme performance, security, low volumes, roadmap .

The Aerospace and Defense Chapter of the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap addresses the specific challenges of A&D electronics, including long product lifecycles, low volumes, demanding environments, security, and extreme performance requirements. This webinar will review the landscape for A&D heterogeneous integration from the inaugural 2019 edition of the Roadmap, as well as the high-level roadmap table being rolled out in the 2020 update.
Info and registration: eps.ieee.org/education/eps-webinars.html

Powering a Datacenter/Base Station-on-Wheels [more]
— Brian Zahnstecher, Principal, PowerRox LLC
Thursday, October 22, 2020     — 12:00 noon PDT (on the Internet)
— the consumer vehicle: data analytics, broadband integration, on-board sensor networks, infotainment/IoT .

Integrated Power: A Virtual Panel Session [more]
— Steve Allen, pSemi; Kirk Bresniker, HP Labs; Wonyoung Kim, Lion Semi; Stephen Oliver, Navitas; Noah Sturcken, Ferric
Thursday, October 22, 2020     — 4:30 PM PDT (on the Internet)
— miniaturized power supplies, Power Systems on Chip (PSoC), integrated magnetics, switched-capacitors, options .

Advanced Linear Induction Machines and Drive Systems for Transportation [more]
— Wei Xu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Wednesday, October 28, 2020     — 5:00 AM PDT (on the Internet)
— topologies, integrated modeling, optimization techniques, high-performance control, linear metro, low-speed maglev .

Ribbon Alumina Laminate for PCBs and Substrates [more]
— Timothy Orsley, Senior Research Associate, Corning
Thursday, October 29, 2020     — 12:00 noon PDT (on the Internet)
— attributes, homogeneous, signal skew, loss tangent, stresses, drilling, process flow .

Deployment-Led Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure [more]
— Jigar Shah, Generate Capital, in conversation with Brendan Kayes
Wednesday, November 11, 2020     — 4:00 PM PDT (on the Internet)
— expectations, new model, potential, action-oriented .

(Virtual) Symposium on Reliability for Electronics and Photonics Packaging [more]
Keynote Speakers: Subramanian S. Iyer, UCLA; Norman Chang, Ansys; Ravi Mahajan, Intel; Vipul Patel, Cisco; and others
— November 12-13, 2020     — Abstracts due October 9th
— Reliability, Failure Modes and Testing for Integration of Electronics and Photonics (SiPh) …

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.



HFSS/ANSYS Simulation Engineer (SF Bay Area) [more]

Full time High-frequency and Low-frequency Electromagnetic Simulation Engineering position; physics-based simulations using ANSYS software tools; teaching ANSYS training courses. Graduate-level degree (MS, PhD) in Electrical Engineering preferred, but candidates with any level of experience are encouraged to apply.


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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Events Calendar

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Global Humanitarian Technology – What is it?

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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