IEEE Weeklyish Update 0x08

January 17th, 2017

Outline of the Term

 
Jan 20 – Student Prof Bowling (Sign up @McNaughton 2C54)
Jan 25 – LAST DAY of clothing sale (catalog below)
Jan 27 – Interdisciplinary Beer Pong Tournament (see below)
Feb 3/4 – Illumination (Tickets on sale now)
Feb 4 – Beer Night (Women in the College of Engineering, but men are welcome too)
Feb 10 – Billinton Cup
Feb 20/24 – Feb Break
Mar 3 – Beer Night
Mar 18/19 – HVC (High Voltage Classic)
Mar 23 – IEEE AGM
Mar 24 – IEEE Grad Banquet at the Delta Bessborough 
Mar 25 – Iron Ring Ceremony
Student-Prof Bowling
 
This Friday is our annual Student/ Prof bowling event! This is a great opportunity to get to know your profs in a social setting! We are meeting at 8pm at McNaughton (2C54) and carpooling over to Eastview Bowling alley for 8:30. The event starts at 9pm.
Price is $15 per person for an hour of bowling, including shoe rental. If interested, sign up on the list posted on the door of ENG 2C54.
All New Interdisciplinary Beer Pong Tournament!
 
The first ever interdisciplinary beer pong tourney is on Friday, January 27th!
Sign up in teams of 2 to prove once and for all that EE & CME are the disciplines of champions! If you don’t want to participate but still want to see this legendary battle of wills unfold, spectator admission is FREE!
Team Registration is $20 to cover beer used for the tournament ($10 per person). If you just feel like cheering us on, admission is FREE.
Drinks are $4 and pizza will be $2 a slice. The event is being held at Cosmos Centre (the hall beside the Hose).
SIGNUP SHEET POSTED AT MCNAUGHTON (ENG 2C54)
Illumination
Illumination is an annual conference put on by the University of Saskatchewan IEEE Student Branch which aims to provide electrical and computer engineering students with information and experiences they won’t necessarily get in school such as networking with industry, learning about current industry trends and developing soft skills. This year Illumination will feature 9-11 speakers from many different industries including some from Alberta.

This year Illumination is February 3rd and 4th at Louis Loft. Tickets for Illumination are $35 for IEEE members and $40 for non-members. It includes admission to an open bar mixer on Friday night and the general conference on Saturday including breakfast lunch and dinner. This conference is an excellent opportunity to further your professional via networking and out-of-class education!

Find out more details about the event at our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1820129091604338/?ti=icl

McNaughton Centre Director
McWhat?     McNuaghton!
      Looking for a way to get involved?
      Looking for something to add to your resume?
      Do you like shopping?
The IEEE is look for a McNaughton Centre Director!
The responsibility of the McNaughton Centre Director as outlined in the IEEE Usask Student Branch Constitution:
The McNaughton Centre Director shall operate and maintain the McNaughton Centre for the University of Saskatchewan. Duties and responsibilities of the McNaughton Centre Director include:
      1) Chairing the McNaughton Committee.
      2) Reporting all relevant affairs of the McNaughton Committee to the Executive.
      3) Recording minutes of McNaughton Committee meetings.
      4) Having the authority to co-sign cheques for all the bank accounts excluding HVC and Illumination.
      5) Obtaining McNaughton Centre operating grants from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) and IEEE North Saskatchewan Section.
      6) Organizing each term’s textbook sale with the Financial Director.
      7) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre store.
      8) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre administrative supplies.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in getting involved in please stop by the McNuahgton Centre (ENG. 2C54) or email chair@ieee.usask.ca
This position will be filled by a majority vote at a special general meeting (SGM) held early in the second term.


IEEE Weeklyish Update 0x07

January 10th, 2017

IEEE Used Book Sale

Where: McNuaghton (Eng 2C54)
When: Jan 10 – 19 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sell: Drop off your old textbooks, you set the price and we sell them for you! (IEEE takes a $5 fee)
Buy: Come check out what we have to sell; we have new books being brought in every day!

Pizza Sale Returns

The IEEE weekly pizza sales are back!

Starting this week, the pizza sale will be held on Thursdays outside of ENG 2C02 (by the agriculture skywalk) starting at 11:30am. Prices are:

$2.50 per slice
$5.00 for 2 slices and a drink

Illumination

Illumination is an annual conference put on by the University of Saskatchewan IEEE Student Branch which aims to provide electrical and computer engineering students with information and experiences they won’t necessarily get in school such as networking with industry, learning about current industry trends and developing soft skills. This year Illumination will feature 9-11 speakers from many different industries including some from Alberta.

This year Illumination is February 3rd and 4th at Louis Loft. Tickets for Illumination are $35 for IEEE members and $40 for non-members. It includes admission to an open bar mixer on Friday night and the general conference on Saturday including breakfast lunch and dinner. This conference is an excellent opportunity to further your professional via networking and out-of-class education!

McNaughton Centre Director

McWhat? McNuaghton!
Looking for a way to get involved?
Looking for something to add to your resume?
Do you like shopping?

The IEEE is look for a McNaughton Centre Director!

The responsibility of the McNaughton Centre Director as outlined in the IEEE Usask Student Branch Constitution:

The McNaughton Centre Director shall operate and maintain the McNaughton Centre for the University of Saskatchewan. Duties and responsibilities of the McNaughton Centre Director include:
1) Chairing the McNaughton Committee.
2) Reporting all relevant affairs of the McNaughton Committee to the Executive.
3) Recording minutes of McNaughton Committee meetings.
4) Having the authority to co-sign cheques for all the bank accounts excluding HVC and Illumination.
5) Obtaining McNaughton Centre operating grants from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) and IEEE North Saskatchewan Section.
6) Organizing each term’s textbook sale with the Financial Director.
7) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre store.
8) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre administrative supplies.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in getting involved in please stop by the McNuahgton Centre (ENG. 2C54) or email chair@ieee.usask.ca
This position will be filled by a majority vote at a special general meeting (SGM) held early in the second term.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Clothing Sale is on now!

Come by McNaughton to see this years selection, snazzy sweatpants included.

There will be a deadline for clothing orders announced in next week’s email. Deadline is expected to be early February.



Emerging Agriculture Hackathon!

January 5th, 2017

Next week is one of the largest and most important events in the Saskatoon tech community, the Emerging Agriculture Hackathon! If you are not familiar with the event, Emerging Ag is an agriculture-themed hackathon hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Junior Chamber of Commerce. Students from the collages of agriculture, computer science, and commerce will work in collaboration with software & hardware developers and experts in agriculture from industry to solve the problems of agriculture using technology and innovation. This is the third year for the event and it is the first and largest Ag-themed hackathon in Canada! Featuring Rob Saik, founder of Agritrend as a keynote speaker and a panel discussion to follow the event has something for both participants and spectators alike! 1st and 2nd place teams will take home prize packs and four meals will be provided throughout the weekend. Come be a part of the Emerging Agriculture community and help us build the future of food!

 

More information can be found online at:

Website: http://www.emergingagriculture.com/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/emerging-agriculture-hackathon-tickets-29993102176?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/225792327857714/



Institute for Quantum Computing Research Opportunities!

January 5th, 2017

Be a part of world-class research this summer

Learn about quantum information processing and gain research experience

At the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) we have a couple of different learning opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in quantum information processing.

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) – May 29-June 9
Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.
Watch this quick video to get a feel for the full experience.

Undergraduate Research Award – all summer
Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – experimentalist or theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary research community.

Apply before January 9!
You can choose to only apply to attend USEQIP, to only apply for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, complete the USEQIP application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.*
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, complete the USEQIP application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, complete the URA application.

*In the event that you are not invited to USEQIP, you will still be considered for an Undergraduate Research Award as we have more URA opportunities than spots in USEQIP.


If you are considering graduate studies, IQC offers a Graduate Studies program in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. We offer graduate students unique opportunities to learn about and engage in world-leading research in quantum information through a wide range of advanced research projects and advanced courses on the foundations, applications and implementation of quantum information processing.



IEEE Weekly Update 0x06

November 24th, 2016

Mechelec Pubcrawl

Mechelec is just one day away!
Come and join the ‘Mechs’ and ‘Elecs’ for the BEST pubcrawl of the year!

This year’s theme is THRIFT STORE, and best costume will win you $100! (Who doesn’t want to win some cash?)

Prizes will also be given out for 2nd and 3rd place. So embrace your inner Macklemore, and don’t forget to dress up!

The pubcrawl route is:
The Scuz → Rain → Pink → The Hose → The Scuz

Tickets are $10 and can be bought from the IEEE in McNaughton (2C54) at any time. Tickets also available from MESA in the arts tunnel.

The pub crawl starts tomorrow at 7pm, so don’t hesitate buying your ticket today!

IEEE Calgary Industry Trip

The purpose of the trip is to tour industry locations and witness real world engineering. Some of these companies will be looking for summer students/interns (so bring a resume). In addition, there is a fun social aspect to the trip which in the past has included things such as an NHL game, brewery tours, nights out, shopping, etc.

Guest list and Commonwealth Bar and Stage has been added for the night of Jan 6th!

Location: Calgary AB
Date: Jan 5th – 8th (first weekend after the break)
Cost: $150 Deposit
Sign-up list is posted on the door of McNaughton (2C54)

McNaughton Centre Director

McWhat? McNuaghton!
Looking for a way to get involved?
Looking for something to add to your resume?
Do you like shopping?

The IEEE is look for a McNaughton Centre Director!
(I picked annoying colors hoping you all would read it!)

The responsibility of the McNaughton Centre Director as outlined in the IEEE Usask Student Branch Constitution:

(It’s a formal document, I won’t make it funny colors)
The McNaughton Centre Director shall operate and maintain the McNaughton Centre for the University of Saskatchewan. Duties and responsibilities of the McNaughton Centre Director include:
1) Chairing the McNaughton Committee.
2) Reporting all relevant affairs of the McNaughton Committee to the Executive.
3) Recording minutes of McNaughton Committee meetings.
4) Having the authority to co-sign cheques for all the bank accounts excluding HVC and Illumination.
5) Obtaining McNaughton Centre operating grants from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) and IEEE North Saskatchewan Section.
6) Organizing each term’s textbook sale with the Financial Director.
7) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre store.
8) Organizing and maintaining the McNaughton Centre administrative supplies.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in getting involved in please stop by the McNuahgton Centre (ENG. 2C54) or email chair@ieee.usask.ca
This position will be filled by a majority vote at a special general meeting (SGM) held early in the second term.

NEW Illumination Director Position

The IEEE Illumination 2017 committee is recruiting for the NEW POSITION of Creative Director.

This role of Creative Director is to lead creative developments and collaboration between arts and technology in the Illumination conference, specifically teaming up with STEAM this year. The project STEAM has decided to pursue take in audio input, filters for low frequencies, amplifies the filtered signals, and vibrates a water fountain or pool according to the frequencies to create different patterns in the water. Lights and compressed air components may be added in as well! People with DSP and circuits background will be especially well suited for this role! This is an excellent opportunity to add something offbeat an unique to your resume!!!

If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Illumination Coordinator Rob Tremblay at coordinator@ieeeillumination.ca.


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