Effective Training Associates offers you professional training on line 🗓

— Eleven Courses through July 2020

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Webinar Date: Through July 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: Varies

Event Details & Registration: Effective Training

Summary:

Professional Skills Courses for Engineers:
Each WebEx webinar is live, instructor-led, and interactive, with tried and tested content, and includes Participant Guide, Take-Away Card, and Certificate of Completion.

2-Hour Webinar: Know Your Communication Style and Impact on Others
— Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people demands a deep appreciation of different individual working styles and the flexibility to deal with those differences. Learn your preferred communication style along with your strengths and drawbacks and how to effectively influence other communication styles.

2-Hour Webinar: Managing Remote Teams
— Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Mastering the art of leading remote teams — in other locations or working at home — is more important now than ever. This interactive webinar gives you the best practices to connect and communicate with remote employees to maintain engagement and productivity.

2-Hour Webinar: Preparing Content for Powerful Presentations
— Thursday, April 30, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
In presentations, the audience won’t hear what you’re saying until they hear what they’re listening for. Presenters far too often overload slides with content that is not meaningful or needed by the audience. This results in mind-numbing presentations! This training helps participants identify what is important to present and how to deliver it in an impactful way to teams, executives, and customers.

2-Hour Webinar: Giving Feedback and Handling Difficult Conversations
— Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Giving employee feedback is considered by many managers to be one of the most difficult parts of their job. A lack of frequent, helpful feedback is among the top reasons people quit their jobs. Studies show that communicative, honest cultures drive increased productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. This module provides a repeatable model to provide feedback that improves performance and enhances the relationship.

2-Hour Webinar: Growth Mindset: Investing in Possibilities
— Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Research shows that a growth mindset enables employees to accomplish more, produce better results and be happier! In this 2-hour interactive session, you will learn what a growth mindset is and how it impacts your current performance, and key tools on how to adopt a growth mindset so you can accomplish your best work.

2-Hour Webinar: Delegating Effectively and Setting Clear Expectations
— Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people’s productivity through effective delegation and goal setting is one of the toughest — and most rewarding — roles you’ll ever have. In this 2-hour webinar you’ll learn to be a master delegator and clear goal setter to keep you growing as a leader who gets things done on time and in a friendly manner.

2-Hour Webinar: Dealing With Yourself and Others in Difficult Situations
— Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Workplace volatility can bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. The truism, “the only person you can change is yourself,” is key in managing yourself and others in difficult situations. This 2-hour interactive webinar addresses – What makes difficult people difficult, how to work best with them along with stress management strategies.

Fast EV Chargers using Three-phase LLC Converters 🗓

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Webinar Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (PT)
Speaker: Abbas Arshadi & Martin Ordonez, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Three-phase LLC resonant converters can handle very high power levels beyond the capabilities of half-bridge and full-bridge LLC topologies. Among other characteristics, three-phase LLC structures reduce output current ripple (small output filter), enable parallel power processing (low peak current), and provide good thermal distribution. However, the design of three-phase LLC converters for fast Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers can be challenging. This talk explores some of the requirements for fast EV battery chargers (voltage regulation, current balancing, etc.) and proposes tentative solutions to overcome them.

AIAA Los Angeles Las Vegas and SCALACS joint Earth Day e-Town Hall Meeting 🗓

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Webinar Date: Saturday April 25,2020
Time: 10:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: a Panel
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu, USC (Space and City: Lessons from the Future)
Prof. Sachdev Sidhu, Molecular Genetics and the Donnelly Centre at the
University of Toronto (COVID-19 Therapeutic Development in Real Time:
Roadblocks and Opportunities)
Dr. João Teixeira, Co-Director, Center for Climate Sciences, NASA JPL
(Studies of the Earth’s Climate Change)
Brett Cornick (Challenges faced by future Generation)
Erik Jessen, Raytheon (Management Theory and Leadership)

IEEE Solid State Circuit Society FREE limited time (60 days) access to many resources: 🗓

webinars, short courses, and tutorial-level work resources

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Webinar Date: Through May 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE SSCS Resources

Summary:

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society realizes that many are directly engaged or affected in the fight against COVID-19 and its effects on global health and safety, research, infrastructure, communications, and more.

As a service to the greater technical community, the Society would like to offer FREE limited time (60 days) access to many resources in our educational catalog: webinars, short courses, and tutorial-level work resources to our members and the general public to help disseminate knowledge and provide educational and informational resources.

Personal Privacy 🗓

— Frank Ury

IEEE OC Comp Soc & OC ACM
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Meeting Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Frank Ury
Location: Knobbe Martens’ Irvine offices
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
We will discuss several items related to privacy in general. We will start with a general background on privacy, its meanings and interpretation in the law over the years. We will then cover not only individual privacy, but new California laws regarding new legislation (AB375) and its implications for consumers, social media companies and other tertiary firms that use data harvested online, including specific person rights to control and restriction of that data. We will conclude with a similar treatment of workplace privacy and the implications for employees and employers, covering also impacts on public sector agencies and local governments, and their handling of constituent data. Discussions are happening in Sacramento on increasing the liability of elected officials who are not addressing privacy and cyber resiliency adequately.

Bio:
Frank Ury is an Orange County leader in Technology Operations, Sales and Business Development with a background in setting infrastructure and IT operations strategies and roadmaps. Having served for 12 years as a Councilmember and Mayor of the City of Mission Viejo, his technology career includes senior technology positions in many major companies, including DXC Technology, HP Enterprise Services, Intel Corporation and Black and Decker. He holds a BSEE from Notre Dame, and MSEE from USC and his MBA from UC Irvine. In addition to his council position, he served on the Board for the Orange County Transportation Authority, and currently serves the Big Data-Open Data Committee for the Southern California Association of Governments, and on several regional cybersecurity advisory boards.

3D Printing, Microwave Design, and Woodwinds Come Together 🗓

IEEE Coastal LA Section Systems Council Chapter
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Meeting Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 4 PM
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Jackson
Location: Long Beach
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
People have been making musical instruments for a long time; for over 40,000 years. We use whatever we can find to make them. Today we can use 3D printers to make them. This talk will show how to apply microwave theory (transmission line theory, network analysis, and S-Parameters) to design of woodwind instruments; especially renaissance instruments such as the flute, crumhorn, or cornetto. The talk will show how to use 3D printing to make working instruments.

Bio:
Dr. Charlie Jackson has had an interest in the design of woodwind instruments for many years. He has written articles on Quasi-optical
components, High Temperature Superconductors for microwave applications, Ferroelectric phase shifters, and Microwave Radiometers. He has been awarded three patents. He is on the Center Staff of the RFMS of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Light Science Workshop 2020 🗓

–connecting students with the thriving local photonics industry

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: May 12, 2020
Time: 9am TO 4PM

Location: UC Santa Barbara
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
First held in 2017, the Light Science Workshop is a single day conference held on the UCSB campus to connect students with the thriving local photonics industry of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.

This Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to correspond with the International Day of Light and feature 5-8 short talks from industry and academic speakers, as well as two one-hour keynote lectures. A student poster session will be combined with local industry tabling over an extended lunch to provide attendees with an opportunity to mingle with companies and peer researchers, asking questions and exploring research and career paths.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE–Transceiver Architectures for Beyond-5G: Challenges and R&D Opportunities 🗓

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: March3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM Presentation
Speaker: Payam Heydari
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The ongoing super-linear growth of world’s population coupled with the worldwide access to internet and the general public’s tendency to use more bandwidth-intensive applications fuel the urgency to enhance wireless infrastructures so as to meet these demands. Consequently, the wireless R&D is headed towards the inception of “Beyond-5G” (e.g., 6G) technology. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities in designing beyond-5G transceiver architectures capable of achieving high data rates above and beyond 20 Gbps.

Bio:
Payam Heydari received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 2001. He is currently a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Heydari’s research covers the design of terahertz/millimeter-wave/RF and analog integrated circuits. He is the (co)-author of two books, one book chapter, and more than 150 journal and conference papers. He has given Keynote Speech to IEEE GlobalSIP 2013 Symposium on Millimeter Wave Imaging and Communications, served as Invited Distinguished Speaker to the 2014 IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and gave a Tutorial at the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2014-2015), and is now a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (2019-2022). His group was among the first who introduced the design of millimeter-wave integrated circuits in silicon technologies. They demonstrated the world’s first fundamental frequency CMOS transceiver operating above 200 GHz, the world’s highest radiated power and highest efficiency sub-terahertz circularly-polarized radiator in silicon employing a multi-port cavity-backed structure.

ENGINEERING MUSICAL WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS WITH 3D PRINTING 🗓

IEEE Buenaventura Section Spring Mixer
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Meeting Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Buffet Taco Dinner
7:10 PM Presentation by
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Jackson
Location: Westlake Village
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
People have been making musical instruments for a long time; for over 40,000 years. We use whatever we can find to make them. Today we can use 3D printers to make them. This talk will show how to apply microwave theory (transmission line theory, network analysis, and S-Parameters) to the design of woodwind instruments; especially renaissance instruments such as the flute, crumhorn, or cornetto. The talk will then show how to use 3D printing to make working instruments.

Bio:
Dr. Jackson has had an interest in the design of woodwind instruments for many years. He has written articles on Quasi-optical components, High Temperature Superconductors for microwave applications, Ferroelectric phase shifters, and Microwave Radiometers. He has been awarded three patents. He is on the Center Staff of the RFMS of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy 🗓

AIAA LA-LV
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Meeting Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST
Speaker: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Location: The Proud Bird (1st Floor, The Aviator Room) 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Details

Summary:
Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of, and was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

Bio:
Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity in Vint Hill, Virginia, near Washington, DC. As chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. He served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. He lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.