Minnesota Power Systems Conference 🗓 🗺


The conference fee is $395 if received by October 23 and $445 if received after that date. The conference fee includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, luncheons, refreshment breaks, and the exhibitor reception. Cancellations made by October 30 will receive a refund minus $30. Cancellations after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Online Registration

Use the online registration when registering yourself and/or multiple people and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive “Registration Confirmation” and “Receipt” emails from ccapsconf4@umn.edu (check your spam folder if you don’t see these in your Inbox).

Registration Questions?

612-625-2900 | ccapsreg@umn.edu



Location & Accommodations


The conference will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Parking is available for a fee in the RiverCentre parking ramp, which is located on Kellogg Boulevard across the street from RiverCentre.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront. You may book the Intercontinental online or call 651-292-1900. To receive the special conference rate of $172 identify yourself as a participant of the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. The room block deadline is October 22, 2019, or until space permits.

A second block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown. To receive the special conference rate of $143, you may book the Holiday Inn onlineor call 651-225-1515 and identify yourself as a participant of the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. The room block deadline is October 10, 2019, or until space permits.

International Future Energy Challenge 🗓 🗺


Date: July 28 2019- July  31 2019.
Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM (EDT)


  • 1415 Engineering Dr
    Madison, Wisconsin
    United States 53706

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)


IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.


There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 each. Competition will include design aspects, dynamometer testing and riding on race-track.


Input: 48V dc nominal from specified 9Ah battery pack.
Output: 3-phase BLDC motor drive; Vout: 36V; Pout: 500W; variable speed.
Power Density: >1.5 W/cm3 without fan.
Converter temperature rise < 40°C with 500W @ 25°C Ambient Temperature.
Judgment criteria will include energy consumption for a typical drive cycles.

2019 Midwest Conference – Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges 🗓 🗺

CCSC: MW 2019
We are pleased to announce that the twenty-sixth annual CCSC:MW Conference will held at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. The date for this conference is October 4-5, 2019. This two-day conference has refereed papers, invited speakers, tutorials, panels, workshops, and discussions on computing science education issues in smaller colleges and departments.
Conference Date: Friday, Oct 4, 2019 to Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
Time: All Day (EDT)
Location: Benedictine University, Lisie, IL
Cost: $40
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://www.ccsc.org/midwest/conference-home

Welcome to the home page of the Midwest Region (MW) of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). The Midwest Region consists primarily of Eastern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, and Northern Kentucky, but we welcome people from everywhere. Please consider joining us.

2019 CCSC:MW Conference Committee

(as of 6/28/2019)

Conference Chair: Deborah Hwang, University of Evansville
Vice-Chair: Jeff Lehman, Huntington University
Site Chair 2019: Grace Mirsky, Benedictine University
Authors: Saleh Alnaeli, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Jeff Lehman, Huntington University
Nifty Tools & Assignments: Cyrus Grant, Dominican University
Panels, Tutorials, & Workshops: Kris Roberts, Ivy Tech Community College
Papers: Bob Beasley, Franklin College
Past Chair: Scott Anderson, University of Southern Indiana
Programming Contest: Jonathan Geisler, Taylor University
Paul Talaga, University of Indianapolis
Publicity: David Largent, Ball State University
Registrar: Mary Jo Geise, The University of Findlay
Janet Helwig, Dominican University
Speakers: Stefan Brandle, Taylor University
Scott Anderson, University of Southern Indiana
Student Showcase: Paul Gestwicki, Ball State University
Treasurer: Scott Anderson, University of Southern Indiana
Two-year College Liaison: Kris Roberts, Ivy Tech Community College
Mark Hall, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County
Vendors: Takako Soma, Illinois College
Webmaster: Zaid Altahat, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Works-in-Progress: Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton
Regional Representative: Cathy Bareiss, Bethel University
CCSC At-Large Board Member: Sean Joyce, Heidelberg University

Saleh Alnaeli: alnaelis@uwstout.edu
Zaid Altahat: altahat@uwp.edu
Scott Anderson: rsanderson@usi.edu
Cathy Bareiss: Cathy.bareiss@betheluniversity.edu
Bob Beasley: rbeasley@franklincollege.edu
Stefan Brandle sbrandle@cse.taylor.edu
Mary Jo Geise: geise@findlay.edu
Jonathan Geisler: jgeisler@cse.taylor.edu
Paul Gestwicki: pvgestwicki@bsu.edu
Cyrus Grant: grantcn@dom.edu
Mark Hall: mark.hall@uwc.edu
Janet Helwig: jhelwig@dom.edu
Deborah Hwang: hwang@evansville.edu
Sean Joyce: sjoyce@heidelberg.edu
David Largent: dllargent@bsu.edu
Jeff Lehman: jlehman@huntington.edu
Grace Mirsky: gmirsky@ben.edu
Saverio Perugini: saverio@udayton.edu
Kris Roberts: kroberts100@ivytech.edu
Takako Soma: tsoma@mail.ic.edu
Paul Talaga: talagap@uindy.edu

We are interested in all aspects of computing in colleges. If you teach in a computer-related discipline and it’s of interest to you, it’s of interest to the CCSC:MW community! We welcome original research, experience reports, case studies, and position papers on computing-related topics.

There are several ways to get involved! Check out these links for more information.

IEEE Women in Engineering AI Leadership Summit in Chicagoland 🗓 🗺


Webinar Date: Friday, September 20, 2010
Time: 8:18 AM – 5:00 PM (EDT) – Followed by a reception
Speaker: Several Speakers
Location: Nokia Auditorium, 2000 W. Lucent Lane, Naperville, IL 60563
Cost: $45.00 Student Fee with verification of .EDU address
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://attend.ieee.org/wieails-2019/

Summary: Join women leaders and innovators to learn about AI technologies, AI applications, how to build an AI solution, and to understand the ethical complication of AI.
Women and Men are welcome to attend the event!

IEEE WIE 2019 Details
Speakers for Event

17th Annual Embedded Systems Workshop 2019 🗓 🗺


The 16th Annual Workshop on Embedded Systems will be held at Lawrence Tech University, Room A200 Auditorium, Architecture Building. Registration is required.  Open to engineers and students. You are encouraged to join the IEEE, but it is not mandatory.  Membership is encouraged to realize the maximum potential.  The workshop itself is complimentary/free, thanks to the various sponsors.

Email for follow up: esw2018@ieee-sem.org

IEEE Embedded System Workshop Sponsors: Altair, Beningo Embedded Group, DataSpeed Inc, SimuQuest, Vector North America, iSystem, Intrepid CS, DataSwing LLC, NVIDIA,  IEEE SEM Computer Society ChapterLawrence Technological University and Oakland University School of Engineering.

The aim is to disseminate knowledge, directly benefiting the IEEE members, at the same time improve the technology skills pool, indirectly boosting the Michigan economy. Speakers and experts from the embedded systems industry will be making presentations, and will also be available for discussions and networking throughout the day. In addition to the technical presentations, there will be industry information display and professional recruitment tables. Use this opportunity for networking with other engineers, industry experts and embedded enthusiasts.

See the Agenda for the Schedule of Events (updated frequently)

AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) 🗓



The aerospace industry has set ambitious goals for the next three generations of commercial transport aircraft to accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure the sustainability of air travel. One approach being explored to meet these targets is non-traditional aircraft propulsion using electric, turboelectric or hybrid-electric powertrains. Recent events by the IEEE and AIAA have identified the need to bring together electrical engineers and aerospace experts as the industry looks to more electric propulsion technologies for future aircraft. These events include the 2018 EATS, which featured four keynote addresses, an active panel session, 57 technical presentations, and over 170 attendees.

This two and a half-day symposium will focus on electric aircraft technology across three general areas: (1) electric-power enabled aircraft configurations and system requirements, (2) enabling technologies for electric aircraft propulsion, and (3) electric aircraft system integration and controls. Papers cover all relevant areas including, but not limited to:

  • Topic Area 1: Aircraft Configurations and Systems Requirements
    • System feasibility studies
    • Electric-enabled innovative aircraft design and propulsion concepts
    • Electrical powertrain performance requirements
    • Safety, critical failure modes, certification
    • Lifecycle energy, operational cost, and emission analysis
  • Topic Area 2: Enabling Technologies and Components
    • Machines and drives integration for optimum performance
    • Conventional, cryogenic, and superconducting power systems
    • Energy storage devices and systems
    • Electric machine and gas turbine integration
    • New material solutions or applications
    • Novel thermal management solutions
  • Topic Area 3: System Integration and Controls
    • Electric powertrain architectures
    • Fault isolation and reconfigurable systems
    • Energy management systems
    • Integrated electro-thermal systems
    • System modeling tools
    • Monitoring and diagnostics
    • Verification and testing


More information : https://www.aiaa.org/propulsionenergy/program/eats 

Panel: Internet of Things and Cyber Security 🗓

Date: Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
Time: 9:45 AM to 11:59 AM (All times are America/Chicago)
Speaker: Prof. Yong Wang, Prof. Prakash Ranganathan
Location: 1421 Student Union Ln.
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
United States 57007
Building: University Student Union
Room Number: 269
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/198600

Summary: In this panel, hosted at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, three speakers will discuss current trends related to the Internet-of-Things and cyber security. The IEEE Siouxland Section and local Computer Society section are making this event open to members of the region without requiring conference registration. Section members (especially industry members) are encouraged to register and attend the rest of the conference, with a full program located at: https://www.eit-conference.org/eit2019/

Prof. Yong Wang, Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Dakota State University

Prof. Prakash Ranganathan, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of North Dakota



Date: Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (All times are America/Chicago)
Speaker: Dr. Borges Carvalho
Location: 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
United States 52401
Building: Cedar Rapids Public Library
Room Number: Beems A
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/197623

Summary: The energy needs for wireless systems is limiting the evolution of most of the IoT and 5G future solutions. In this talk an overview of the energy problem in wireless communication systems will be presented, either from a mobile network point of view, but also from a IoT point of view. The main objective is to discuss future wireless paradigms that will be changing soon with 5G and beyond, those include the spread of a distributed mobile network by using Cloud Radio Access Networks, with its associated Software Defined Radio approaches, but also the issue of battery-less wireless devices, combining wireless power transmission and backscatter communications. The talk starts first with a general overview of the energy needs for a future XG networks, and then presents in an integrated way both approaches of C-RAN and IoT wireless design. The presentation will cover topics like the hardware part of the SDR and design of battery-less wireless sensors networks. Issues like characterization of mixed-signal devices, designing of C-RAN SDR approaches, design of passive backscatter sensors will be discussed, according to the audience.

Nuno Borges Carvalho is a Full Professor at the Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal and a Senior Research Scientist with the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Universidade de Aveiro, where he coordinates the wireless communication thematic area and the Radio Systems Group. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003) and Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge Press, 2013). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. Heco-holds four patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies. Dr. Borges Carvalho is the chair of the IEEE MTT-11 Technical Committee. He is a member of IEEE MTT-20, MTT-24, and MTT-26. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave Magazine and the chair of the URSI-Portugal Metrology Group.

2019 IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Spring Conference 🗓 🗺

Webinar Date: Thur, May 2, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Doug Patten of DENSO International America, Inc.
Location: 19000 Hubbard Dr, Dearborn, Michigan, United States 48126. Building: U of M Dearborn – Fairlane Center North
Cost: between $25 to $60
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/191793


Registration Fee Schedule:

Early Online Registration ends April 11

Special Request Meal Order Late Registration ends April 25

Day-Of / In-Person Registration Available – Credit Cards Only (No Cash or Checks)

Please register prior to the conference date of May 2.

Conference Attendee Fees: Early / Late

Students/Retired/Unemployed (Members)………$25 / $35

IEEE, SWE, and ESD Members ……………………$45 / $60

Non Members ………………………………………..$60 / $80

Student Table Sponsor (8 students)………………$250

Silver Sponsorship Registration*…………………..$500

Gold Sponsorship Registration*…………………….$1000

Platinum Sponsorship Registration*……………….$2000

Diamond Sponsorship Registration*……………….$3000

Doug Patten Doug Patten of DENSO International America, Inc. Topic: Sustaining The Next Big Thing in the Automotive Industry

While everyone is moving past the automotive industry for the Next Big Thing the current ones have not succeeded yet. Things like automation and electrification still need big things to happen to be sustainable in broad market applications. As we look at the automotive space I will share what has maybe passed and what the Next Big Thing that are still needed.


Doug Patton is Senior Technical advisor at DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM), and senior director of DENSO Corp. Located at DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, he provides input and support on all aspects of R&D in North America. In his previous position as Executive Vice President Engineering and CTO he oversaw all North American product engineering and development, campus facilities and operations including all testing and technical services, and Engineering Administration. He was responsible for climate control, engine components, and systems and components, engine electrical, safety products, cluster, in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) and body electronics and small motor engineering.

Doug Patton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1984, both from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

He serves as president of the DENSO Foundation Board, is on the Board of Directors for the Engineering Society of Detroit (currently past president), and is also a member of the SAE, where he was the 2017 president. He is also an Engineering Society of Detroit Fellow.

Doug Patton is a member of the Detroit Economic Club, Lawrence Technological University’s College of Engineering Advisory Board, the Engineering Advisory Council of Kettering University and the Executive Leadership Team of the North American International Powertrain Conference.

Email: Doug-Patton@denso-diam.com

Address:24777 Denso D, , Southfield, Michigan, United States, 48033… Bio

Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium 🗓 🗺

Meeting Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM (CST)
Speaker(s): Dr. Eric Bogatin
Location: Itasca Country Club, 400 East Orchard, Itasca, IL 60143
Cost: $0 for students after 1pm; $75 otherwise
RSVP: Required
Event Details & Registration: (EMC MiniSymposium)

“If you are working in the EMC field, our MiniSymposium is for you! At our MiniSymposium you will come away with new ideas about troubleshooting techniques, specification updates, and a better understanding on how to measure critical parameters.
While there, browse tabletop booths of manufacturers, EMI/EMC Test Houses, and increase your knowledge of suppliers in this industry.
Meet with fellow EMC Engineers and learn more about how our local IEEE EMC Chapter can assist you in your daily challenges.
See you there” – Frank Krozel, 2019 IEEE EMC MiniSymposium Chairman

Dr. Eric Bogatin
is currently a Signal Integrity Evangelist with Teledyne LeCroy and the Dean of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity Academy, at www.beTheSignal.com . Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder in the ECEE dept, and technical editor of the Signal Integrity Journal.
Bogatin received his BS in physics from MIT and MS and PhD in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft and Interconnect Devices. He has written six technical books in the field and presented classes and lectures on signal integrity world wide.