May 2nd, 2016
IEEE-SCV-WIE and UCSC Alumni association invite you to join a limited-engagement screening followed by a panel discussion :
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
When:Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5:30 pm
Where:Microsoft Galileo Auditorium, 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?
Adrienne Harrell, Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Carlos Inda, Technology Educator, Christopher STEM Leadership Academy
Hannah Lewbel, Senior Director of Technology, Worldreader
Toni Vanwinkle, Senior Director of Service Management, Adobe
Moderated by Gretchen Walker, Vice President of Education, The Tech Museum of Innovation
For details and registration follow the link
May 2nd, 2016
IEEE-SCV-WIE, IEEE-SCV-SPS and IEE-SCV-CSS invite you to attend :
Neural Interfaces and How They Use Signal Processing
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Felix, Independent Consultant
When: Thursday May 12, 20916, 6:30 pm
Where: AMD Commons C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
A neural interface is an engineered system that interacts with nerves to study, repair, or enhance the function of the nervous system. Examples that may be familiar are cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, and EEG brain sensors. More advanced systems are currently in development for closed-loop brain modulation and robotic limb control. In this talk Dr Felix will expand the audience’s awareness of this exciting field by presenting a sampling of advanced neural interface applications and highlighting signal processing challenges at the heart of emerging therapeutic technologies.
Dr. Sarah Felix was recently a research engineer in the Neural Technologies Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is now an independent consultant. She specializes in microtechnology, biomedical devices, and instrumentation. In 2010, she earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where her research involved precision motion control systems with MEMS sensors and actuators. She was a visiting researcher in the Department of Nanomechanics at Tohoku University in Japan in the summer of 2007. Sarah also worked in the aerospace industry for several years after receiving her B.S in mechanical engineering from Boston University in 2000. Sarah is a member of IEEE and ASME.
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