IEEE Officer Nominations for 2014/15

Click the below link if you would like to nominate someone for an IEEE position for the 2014/15 school year.

PCB Lecture Resource Links

Here is the link for the PCB lecture today:
Video recordings will be posted later tonight!

Next Weeks Lectures

Hey everybody! Next week we have two great new lectures happening that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on. You may have seen posters about the first one already! Canadian Circuits (check them out online if you haven’t heard of them) will be presenting a talk on printed circuit boards and how they’re designed and built. Not only will it be interesting, but informative as well. After that, Kyle Hill will be here to talk about a new field of engineering called tetryonics. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term (myself included), tetryonics is a new paradigm through which we can see quantum mechanics in a whole new way, to help us better understand it. The future of tetryonics is exciting, and I know you won’t want to miss out! (especially the aspiring electrical engineers). The dates, times, and locations are posted below, see you there!

-Canadian Circuits: Tuesday Oct. 15th, 5-7pm, EME 2141

-Tetryonics: Thursday Oct. 17th, 5-7pm, EME 2141

MatLab Tutorials

It’s time to get your MatLab on! If you’re a first or second year student in engineering, these tutorials will be invaluable in your future education and career. Matlab is not only a requirement in classes like APSC 276, but a powerful tool to make your life easier in many others! As a third year electrical engineering student, I can tell you that in many cases a knowledge of Matlab is the difference between an easy assignment and a frustrating all-nighter. So if you know little to nothing about Matlab, or would just like to ask some questions, these tutorials are for you!

Tuesday, Oct. 8th 5-6pm, EME 2205
Thursday Oct 10th 7-8pm, EME 2205


Its that time of year again.  We are gathering together to reflect on the IEEE Student Branch’s accomplishments for the year and pass the torch to a new executive.  We’ve had a rip-roaring year with the MLRC and MARS both seeing substantial growth.  Things are a-changing with MPG as we continue to get more and more students asking for microcontroller knowledge.    The UBCO Robotics club has exploded in popularity and it has taken the MLRC with it.  We have seen the learning centre bursting at the seams on a daily basis for much of this semester.

We have a strong line-up of students ready to take charge of the IEEE Student Branch next year.  Stop by EME Zero Foyer today 2:00 – 3:30PM, Wednesday March 27 to review the year and elect our new executive.  Pizza and refreshments will be served after the elections.  The meeting agenda is posted here for your review.


Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile – Guest Speaker

IEEE Okanagan Subsection is happy to present Mr. David Mayes to give a presentation titled:

“Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile: Big Deal or Not?”

February 6, 2013 5pm-6pm in EME 1151.

All are welcome. Pizza and drink will be served after the seminar. If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please contact us.


David Mayes – Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile: Big Deal or Not? – talk Abstract

Back in Business

After a rough couple of weeks we are back in business.  The MLRC has a shiny new shelving system (say that 34 times fast) thanks to the incredibly talented crew in UBCO Facilities.  If you see a facilites employee working on something, take a second to thank them for helping us out because they really did.

Or acquisitions crew spent this week searching high and low for the right shelves and brackets to match the EME Lab wing.  Wouldn’t want our little MLRC to have millwork envy of the labs down the hall.  After scouring every hardware wholesaler in Kelowna the goldilocks shelf-support was found at Wesco.  Another day’s search turned up the maker of the shelves themselves to be Cranbrook Interior Woodwork (thankyou Stuart Olson Dominion for that lead).

Even though we’re still finding spots for everything the lab is considerably more useful than it was last week.   Hope to see you all there next week for…

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McNaughton Learning Resource Centre: Open House

Class projects can really drag when you have to wait for parts in the mail.  Our shipping will knock the socks off anything from China, any day.  You just can’t beat a walk down the hall for those last minute pull-up resistors or the odd LM741 OpAmp.  Need more than parts?  We know how frustrating it can be trying to make that mechanism a reality without the proper tools.  We have the tools, which means you have the tools.

Stop by the MLRC: EME2245  this Wednesday, January 16 for an open house.  We will have the room set up so you can see all the tools and parts that are available to you.  MLRC staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you around your lab away from home.


The MLRC is looking a bit war-torn at the moment.  We are in the process of having some new shelves installed which will allow us to fit a fourth workstation in the room.  We don’t have an exact date when the work will be finished yet and we appreciate your patience.

The room is still open and you are welcome to use it for your projects.  Please try and keep the desks clear when you leave, and put away anything that might suffer if coated with drywall dust.  Just a quick note, that picture is definitely not our MLRC.  There aren’t nearly enough boxes and chairs.

Fun with Interdisciplinary Nanoscience

IEEE Okanagan Subsection presents Dr. Mathew B. Johnson from The University of Oklahoma for a talk entitled:

“Fun with Interdisciplinary Nanoscience”

11:30am-12:30pm, November 28, 2012

EME 1203, UBC Okanagan campus

Map to the EME Building


More information after the break.

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