IEEE Cedar Rapids Section


IEEE Cedar Rapids Section


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ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 5:30pm

explore mmu

The necessity to increase the number of female students in STEM fields, which is currently dominated by males, is well known. ExploreU@MMU is annual one week summer program for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade created by Dr. Kleiman and Dr. Stehnova and hosted by Mount Mercy University. The program is designed to help young girls learn math and computer science skills while having fun. It teaches important mathematical and computational ideas while helping students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Participants learn about prime numbers and pattern matching, while integrating math and computer science. ExploreU also engages students, opens their eyes to math and science in the world around them, teaches both ideas and skills, and ignites their interest in learning.

More information / registration here.

Learn LabVIEW in Six Hours

Saturday August 30, 2014

08/30/2014 Saturday 9 am – 3:30 pm
@ Kirkwood Community College

Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am and lunch at noon included. This six-hour seminar discusses how to solve problems with LabVIEW and aims to make users more comfortable and familiar with the LabVIEW environment and concepts including acquiring, saving and loading data, finding and using math and complex analysis functions, working with data types, and displaying and printing results.

Meeting Agenda:

During this seminar, you will:

• Use LabVIEW to create applications

• Understand front panels, block diagrams, icons and connector panes

• Use built-in LabVIEW functions

• Create and save programs in LabVIEW


Who will benefit from this seminar:

• Engineers, Scientists, Technicians, STEM Instructors, John Deere and Rockwell

Collins employees, IEEE members, College students and faculty


Note: There are presently only 24 total seats available for this workshop.

Registration and more info here.





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

future city 2014 winners

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.