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Don’t miss this opportunity to tour a state-of-the-art microfabrication facility!

The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility: Converging Science and Technology at the Nanoscale

Thursday, January 22nd @ The University of Iowa

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Nanofabrication is the meeting ground of engineering, biology, physics, medicine and chemistry. Most of these disciplines converge at the nanoscale towards the same building blocks, principles, tools of investigation and fabrication. The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF) offers a common platform for the convergence of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines and facilitates collaborative research with strategic partners and information exchange. The UIMF is an interdisciplinary central research facility and service center that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, metrology, device characterization and offers expertise and advanced training courses in the same related areas. It is an open-research facility serving the academic, industrial and governmental researchers across campus and beyond. Key research areas enabled include micro- and nanofabrication techniques, optical devices, sensors, micro/nano-electronic devices, plasmonics, graphene electronics, photovoltaic, bio-medical and micro- and nanofluidics.

Hands-on demos and lab tours: Visitors will wear cleanroom suits to visit the lab where the state-of-the-art tools on nanofabrication that include thin-film, etching and lithography are housed. Visitors will be provided with hands-on demonstrations on various tools and processes.

For more information / registration here.


 

 

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A TRIBUTE TO VINCE DELONG

ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH

 

vincedelongA major contributor to the health of the Cedar Rapids Section of IEEE was lost with the death of Vince DeLong on March 30, 2013.  Besides being a valued engineer at Collins Radio/Rockwell International, he should be remembered for giving the Cedar Rapids Section a major kickstart back in 1975.  The section had decayed into inactivity … there were no meetings and no active leadership.  It is my understanding that Jack Cosgrove, not wanting to see the demise of IEEE, leaned on Vince to form an operating committee and start having meetings.  At any rate, Vince came on board and assembled a slate of officers to get the section moving again.  He tapped me to be Programs Chair, and we began having quality programs over the lunch hour as well as in the evening.  We offered door prizes to encourage better attendance, and meals were often subsidized for IEEE members.  It didn’t hurt that Vince’s Longbranch was near Rockwell, which made noon luncheons convenient for the many members at Rockwell.  There was also more encouragement and support from Rockwell in the form of in-kind services and time management.   I even remember Jack Cosgrove coming to an IEEE Ice Breaker, providing a welcome to potential new members from the company president and encouraging more support from members.

I know you’ll enjoy the following articles written by former associates of Vince, Merrill Ludvigson and Phil Topf. 

Remembering Vince DeLong – Phil Topf

Vince DeLong – Merrill Ludvigson

Gayle Buroker, Section History Chair


Future City IEEE Special Award Winners

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Future City IEEE Special Award Winners: Most Innovative Power Distribution or Communications System:

Capital City from Roosevelt Middle School, Cedar Rapids.  Team members Miya Stahle, Elizabeth Mohr, Hannah Carr, Teacher Jen Erwin, mentor Jeff Weissenberger.