Friday, March 14, 2014

Become an IEEE Officer Next Year! Learn all about it March 26th! Free Pizza!

Have you ever wanted an opportunity that:

Gave you exclusive face time with dozens of industry members?
Improved your resume to include something nobody else has?
Gave you access to an exclusive lounge to hang out and store your books?
Paid you to do it?
Only took 2-4 hours at the most a week?

If so, becoming an IEEE officer would be perfect for you! We will have an informational meeting about the roles and responsibilities of an IEEE officer Wednesday, March 26th at 5pm in Engineering E103. We will have free pizza too!

See you there!

Cameron Bloom
IEEE President

The IEEE Open Design Competition: Everything You Need to Know

What is it?

The Open Design Competition is a free form competition where anyone can compete with a completely unique project of their choosing. These can be anything - games, tools, fun projects, serious projects - the options are endless. Projects are demonstrated to a team of judges that include industry, faculty, and graduate students.

When and where:

April 5th (Saturday), 10am
Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center

Project Requirements:
1) Something interesting to you.
2) Costs less than $200.

That's it! The competition is completely free form - make what you want. It doesn't even have to be working - if your project isn't functional but you can explain what's wrong with it you'll get nearly as many points as someone's project that is working.

How can I learn more?
Head over the the Open Design Competition Blog for additional details.

Where do I sign up?
When you're ready, register here! Registration closes at midnight Friday, March 28th.

Thanks to our sponsors Wolf Robotics and the IEEE High Plains Section for making this all possible!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Competition Registration - MANDATORY ACTION, PLEASE READ

If you are planning on presenting a project for the Open Design Competition on April 5th, it is mandatory that you/your team fill out a registration form by 11:59pm, March 28th. The link can be found below.

If your team does not fill out a registration form by this time your project will be disqualified from entering the competition. All projects must also be present to compete. Again, it is mandatory to fill out the registration form linked below to compete. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Open Design Competition Help Sessions

To help get everyone's projects ready from the competition, IEEE will be offering three help sessions before the competition on April 5th. These will be held in the BC Infil and are casual opportunities to discuss and troubleshoot issues, get design feedback, and ask questions about the competition. The schedule for these is listed below. If you need any help or guidance feel free to stop in at any time during these sessions and one of our officers will assist you.

Wednesday, March 12th, 4p-7p
Thursday, March 27th, 4p-7p
Wednesday April 2nd, 4p-7p

Hope to see you there!

Final Date and Information

The final date for the Open Design Competition has been set! We will be holding the competition Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at 10am in the Cherokee Park Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

The competition will work like this: teams will bring their projects in and set them up at their assigned tables and our team of judges (industry members, professors, and graduate students) will walk around and judge each project. Each project will be judged three times and the scores will be tallied up at the end to determine the winners.

We are still working out the prizes for the competition but we gave out nearly $1000 in cash in prizes last year so if you have a project you'll definitely want to come compete!