LI Section January 2021 Newsletter
January 2021 Newsletter
Welcome to the IEEE Long Island Section January 2021 e-Newsletter.
We will be publishing this e-newsletter periodically to try to keep our membership informed on a wide variety of technical topics. If you have any comments and/or suggestions, please reply to us. Thanks.
In these unusual times it would be nice if we could all indulge in some learning as we deal with reduced or missing work hours.
Below are some links to free Webinars and lectures on a very wide range of highly interesting topics. Enjoy!
- The IEEE-PES is co-sponsoring the International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC2021) in March of 2021. The conference theme is "climate resiliency". We have an IEEE distinguished lecturer and IEEE Fellow, Dr. Damir Novosel, as the Technical Keynote speaker.
- Please visit the LI Section LinkedIn group website: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3173694/)
- Some fascinating and relevant lectures (about 1 hour each) from Science for the Bored:
Meeting ID: 811 3365 9067 Password: 919949
- Just a reminder that the IEEE Long Island Section Technical Reference page has several handy electrical calculators including: Free Online Calculators for Engineers - Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Chemical,Construction, Optical, Medical, Physics, etc... (calculatoredge.com)
- You can also access some of the available web based engineering tools, such as Kaggle https://www.kaggle.com for Machine learning code, OnShape (https://www.onshape.com/en/) an SaaS product development platform, SEEED Studio for prototyping and DIY projects tools and support ( https://www.seeedstudio.com/tools-c-777.html ) as well as MacroFab for prototype manufacturing ( https://macrofab.com/ ).
- We are reminded that our member, John Dunn, has been writing the “Living Analog” Blog for EDN magazine for many years. See https://www.edn.com/category/blog/living-analog-blog/ It is also available on our LI Sections LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-dunn-39964a12/
- The LI Section had been holding bi-monthly networking events at Houlihan’s in Farmingdale until the onset of the COVID19 pandemic. I’m sure we would all like to see our old friends and coworkers. We are planning on trying to virtually reproduce this networking event via Zoom starting on March 22 at 7:00PM. The Zoom Link is:
Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86315256453
Meeting ID: 863 1525 6453
Dial in 1-929-205-6099
- We (mostly Charles Pleckaitis and Lonnie Chu) are working on setting up an “Employ Me Day” and trying to line up appropriate presenters. We expect the topics will include “Finding a job in these COVID Times”, a workshop on ”Tell Me About Yourself in 5 minutes”, hints on “How to write a winning Resume”, etc. For updates watch the LI Section Website at: https://ieee.li/committees/employment-assistance-committee/
Keep reading the newsletter for further information. See below.
More Available Lectures and Webinars
- This huge array of free videos from the Cold Spring Harbor Labs include some targeted at teen-agers as well as many aimed at adults on a wide range of fascinating topics: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/resources/dnalc-live/
- Some really interesting stuff from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with many articles on the science associated with COVID-19 at: https://www.nationalacademies.org/home
- Interesting, short article on how communication takes place between neural networks in the brain. https://neurosciencenews.com/neural-communication-mechanism-17458/
- A very topical group of articles on one of electrical engineering’s current challenges, implementing 5G Telephony: https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/the-race-to-5g
Thanks for some of these items to Bill Wilkes and the Google group he moderates: Long Island Engineers Club (firstname.lastname@example.org).