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Cleveland GiveCamp

Jul 18 2014 - 5:00pm

Cleveland GiveCamp is an annual weekend-long event where software developers, designers, database administrators, project managers and creative professionals donate their time to create software and web-based applications for non-profit organizations. The 2014 event takes place July 18th-20th at the LeanDog Boat (former Hornblowers) and Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie. The IEEE Cleveland Section has been a sponsor since the innaugural event and a number of members have participated.

The event is entirely volunteer-driven and some of the volunteers take the “camp” part of GiveCamp literally, pitching tents and staying all weekend. Great meals are provided and there are many opportunities to network with professionals from around the region. Overall, it’s a great opportunity for people to work together, develop new friendships, and do something important for the community. GiveCamp is still accepting volunteers for the July 18th event.

Some of our past projects have included:
· Data-collection applications to keep track of members or clients
· Websites to communicate with stakeholders and constituents
· Mobile phone applications
· Mobile websites

Cleveland GiveCamp brings in more than 200 volunteers, 25 nonprofits and an estimated $700,000 in free development work.

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Drive

Sep 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Date: Sept. 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 PM at Mavis Winkle’s in Independence.



Flyer can be downloaded here.


Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade.

All members are invited, but those interested in becoming elevated are encouraged to attend. The Senior Member Grade Elevation Night is a great opportunity to meet with Senior Members, Fellows, and Honorary Members to seek out references for your application. The Section will see that sufficient references are on hand and computers are available for online submittal.

You can perform a self-check if you are qualified at:

Keep in mind that most members are qualified and don’t even realize it! If you have any doubt, come anyway and we will look at each case individually. Worst-case scenario, you meet new professionals in your field and have a great time.



- IEEE member number

- username and password – for assistance call 1-800-701-4333

- Electronic resume/CV (DOC or ASCII only) or email in advance to

- Start and stop dates (month/day/year) of each degree.

- Ten years of professional experience that shows jobs with start/stop dates.

o Educational experience can count toward professional experience: Bachelors – 3 yrs; Bachelors & Masters – 4yrs; Doctorate – 5yrs

o A year spent both working and attending school counts toward only one (i.e. A person with a Bachelors who worked during school must have at least 7 years of engineering level experience that does not overlap with the years attending school)

- Five years of significant professional experience demonstrated by publications, patents, jobs, teaching, standards work, PE, IEEE/Society experience, leadership experience, management experience, or consistent pattern of career advancement (e.g. promotions and awards).

- Current employment with title, number of years of experience, full physical address and phone number of employer.

IEEE EnergyTech 2014 & AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

Jul 28 2014 - 9:00am

EnergyTech 2014 follows the successful launch of EnergyTech 2011, significant growth of EnergyTech2012, and the great success of EnergyTech 2013. This conference surveys promising technologies in power and energy to address the growing demand for sustainable energy. This new conference brings together experts in diverse areas to review and explore technologies that promise significant contributions towards addressing this global challenge.

Topics will include: smart grid, energy storage, wind power, plug-in electric vehicles, co-generation, distributed generation, efficiency and conservation, power electronics, photovoltaics, solar-thermal energy, and other alternative and renewable means of power generation. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and the conference proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore. Both research and application papers are invited, with an emphasis on how the technology described can help address the global concern.
Attendees for whom this conference is intended include: power and energy researchers and practitioners; engineers entering energy research, desiring an overview of the current technological challenges in power and energy; research directors and investors seeking clarity of the most promising energy technologies; and planners and representatives desiring background on energy alternatives impacting public policy.
Paper and abstract submission will be electronic, with IEEE Xplore PDF-compliant formatting. Details of electronic submission can be found at In addition, to help expidite review, please send an electronic copy to
Abstracts are due by January 14th and 
Papers will be due by February 14th 
Notification of acceptanceby the week of March 19, 2013 
Final papers due: April 30, 2013

Please note that the paper deadline is for being able to publish in IEEE Xplore PDF-compliant formatting.

Sponsored by: AIAA, IEEE (Cleveland Section ), INCOSE, & IEEE Power and Energy Society (Cleveland Chapter).

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