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IEEE Young Professionals Southern Alberta Section

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Region 7,Canada

ACADEMIA

EDUCATIONAL
ACTIVITIES

INDUSTRY

RESEARCH

Tushar Sharma,
Chairperson, IEEE YP SAS,
Region-7

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IEEE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SOUTHERN
ALBERTA SECTION ACTIVITY REPORT 2013-14

ACTIVITY NAME
Lecture of “Solar Ionosphere
Disturbance Monitor” by
Director Stanford Solar
Center
4th Febrauary,2015
(Project partnered with UN)
(Technical)
IEEE Energy Mixer
October,2015
(Professional and Membership
development)
“Light Up the world” project
initiative in collaboration with
IEEE SIGHT
Humanitarian and Technical

DESCRIPTION
UPCOMING EVENTS
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ATTENDANCE

The initiative is under group project grant
IEEE YP was awarded by University of
Calgary.
The event is in collaboration with IEEE MTT
chapter and IEEE Teacher in Service Program
(TISP).

Targeted : 100

The energy mixer will be hosted in 2015 in
collaboration with University of Calgary
career services, Schulich School of
Engineering Alumni Association.
Dr David Halliday founder of Light Up the
World which is a Canadian Non-profit
organization focused on the principle that
access to energy changes lives.
We are planning to invite Dr. Halliday to
university and talk about this Humanitarian
effort over years.

Targeted :250

Targeted: 50-70

PAST EVENTS
4.

IEEE Young Professionals
Holiday Mixer
5th December 2014
(Networking and Membership
Development)

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Industry Consulting for
Electrical and Computer
Engineering Graduate
Students
6th November 2014
(Professional Development &
Job Search

6.

IEEE DAY Celebrations
7th October 2014
(Social Membership
Development)

Under IEEE Student Transition and Elevation
Partnership (STEP) arranged a holiday mixer
at the University of Calgary.
Three level networking mixer among
undergraduate, graduate students with
industry professionals.
The event also encouraged IEEE membership
by emphasizing various tools provided by the
IEEE for the students for their professional
development such as IEEE Resume Lab, IEEE
Mentor Centre and IEEE Job Site.
Networking Bingo Session.

Participation Industries and Groups :Tans Alta, Associated engineering, SNC Lavlin,
IEEE SIGHT, IEE Student Branch
To given an exposure to graduate young
professionals to consulting business.
The audience was given an insight into
consulting engineering and provided advice on
how electrical and computer engineering
graduate students can become productive in
their engineer-in-training (E.I.T.) years.
Speaker :- Bruce Paizen, Associated Engineering
- IEEE Day celebration with BBQ, games,
dances on the theme of “Leveraging
Technology for a better tomorrow”.
- Group building activities, with aim to
propagate mission and vision of IEEE.

150(Students,
Industry and Faculty
members).

50 (Graduate student
members, career
services).

225(Students,
industry and faculty
members)

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Graduate students orientation
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
12th September, 2014
(Fresher’s orientation)

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Star Gazing Session
12th August 2014
(Night Session)

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IEEE YP SAS for Continuing
Education Center
Ongoing Project in collaboration
of Astronomy Teacher Training
Institute

10.

Mentorship Program
Graduate-Undergraduate
Student Members
Aug 2014-ongoing

Celebration of 21st anniversary of Women in
Engineering (WIE).
IEEE Fellow members participated in the
celebrations and were felicitated for their
contributions.

Participation Industries and Groups :IEEE Women In Engineering, IEEE Student
Branch, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Association.
Archive:- http://goo.gl/34gFga
- Graduate student orientation of fresher’s with
women in engineering.
- Panel discussion with senior graduate
members to share their experiences with
newcomers
- Informing them about IEEE affinity groups
and different societies.
- Students saw moon, craters, Saturn rings and
meteors as well.
- Night sky observations and telescope
information session.
- Specific to IEEE members. Invited
astrophotography experts to teach basic skills
to students and MITACS interns from
different countries like China, Mexico, India
and Brazil.

Sponsored by:Astronomy
Teacher
Training
Institute
(www.atticanada.org)
- In direction of education outreach IEEE YP is
working in direction to set up a continuing
center in a village near Calgary to set up an
education center with IEEE.
- This is an ongoing project and will need more
time to set up a full fledge project.

50(graduate
students), 3(faculty
members)

20 members

N/A

Archive:- http://goo.gl/o40u8m
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Development of NASA Radio Jove
mentorship
project to build education
equipment and develop radio astronomy
program at university of Calgary.
The idea is to take this initiative to Calgary
schools in form of IEEE STAR (Students
Teachers and Researchers) program.

Archive (Further details):
http://goo.gl/QKXjMs

Five members

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Received an award from NASA. This award is
given to young professionals who are working
towards science popularization and ensuring
development of earth and space sciences.
Archives (Further details):
http://goo.gl/Uyl9tu
http://goo.gl/4xMNfu
http://goo.gl/tYAZeP
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Graduate Job Search Strategy“Bringing Career into Action”
7th Aug 2014
(Professional Development,
Interviews)

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This workshop was set to keep the resume
aside and focuses on Field Research (also
known as Informational Interviews) as a
means to landing those un-posted positions.
Identify the kind of skill sets companies want
in your field; what kind of career options is
available within a certain company or
profession.
The focus of workshop was preparing students
for interview session and design of resume for
different job profiles/

45(Graduate
Students)

Speaker:-Julie Brown, Career Services University
of Calgary
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A Multi-Disciplinary Look at
GNSS and Navigation
7th April, 2014
(Technical , multidisciplinary)

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Introduction TO GNSS to Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department students.
Multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing session
and introduction to graduate students about
Institute of Navigation (ION).

50 graduate student
members

Speaker :- Dr. Mark Petovello
13.

An Introduction to Global
Positioning Systems (GPS)
4th March, 2014
(Technical)

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Introduction on GPS systems to Electrical and
Computer Engineering students.
Multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing session
with students from Geomatics and electrical
engineering.

55 graduate student
members

Speakers:- Dr. Ali Jafarnia and Dr. Saeed
Daneshmand
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Curious About Satellites and
Space Research
6th November,2014
(Technical )

45 graduate members
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University of Calgary-designed and built
instruments that took off with CASSIOPE last
fall, the first made-in-Canada multi-purpose
small satellite mission from the Canadian
Space Agency.
Scientists at the university led the
development of three of the eight instruments
in the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP)
which will help the satellite probe space
weather in the upper atmosphere.

Speaker:- Dr. David Knusden

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Hallowen and Pumpkin
Carving contest
24th October, 2013
(Social )
Listening to Solar and Jupiter
Storms
25th September, 2013
(Technical)

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Pumpkin carving competition for graduate
student on the occasion of Halloween.
The top three teams were awarded with gifts
and prizes.
Introduction to Radio Jove project and student
involvement in that.
The activity was recognized in NASA Radio
Jove Bulletin in the year 2013 issue.

70 graduate members

25 (undergraduate
and graduate
members)