Circuits & Systems / Solid-State Circuits Society
Description of the IEEE Parent Societys
The purposes of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society are scientific, literary and educational in character, directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, and allied branches of engineering or the related arts and science.
The Solid-State Circuits Society is interested in all aspects of solid-state circuits: the design, testing and application of circuits and subsystems, as well as closely related topics in device technology and circuit theory. This Society also focuses on scientific, technical and industrial applications, in addition to other activities that contribute to the field, or utilize the techniques or products of the field, as the art develops
Goals / Focus of the Local Chapter
The mission of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Circuits and Systems and Solid state Circuits Joint chapter is to support the mission of the CAS and SSC Societies through inviting distinguished lecturers and sponsoring and organizing local technical meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences. Inviting distinguished lecturer from these societies provides our CAS and SSC societies’ members with cutting-end technical and educational information related to these societies. Also we invite lecturers from different local companies in order to engage our newly graduate students with IEEE societies and to help them to understand more the market requirements and to let them learn about the relevance of circuits and systems and solid state circuits in designing practical products.
History of the Local Chapter
The local chapter was founded in 2004.
Traditional Events / Schedules / Formats
Events have traditionally been in the form of lecture style presentation or a tour of a company or facility. Speakers have been drawn primarily from Distinguished Lecturer organised through the Eastern Area or a visiting professor and also from local companies and organizations. Events usually begin at 5:30pm so as to not overlap with classes running at the local universities and to catch most industry members immediately following working hours.
Historical Leanings / What Works Well
CAS and SSC societies provide lists of distinguished lecturers in different areas relevant to the chapters. Usually we can invite from these lists worldwide renowned professors and chief scientist in leading companies that are specialized in topics relevant to our members.
After the DL expresses his interest to visit our chapter for lecture, we send the lecture proposal to the DL program general Chair for approval. After receiving the approval we publicize this lecture in Atlantic Canada website. Also to get more engagement from our IEEE students’ members we publicize this lecture internally in universities.
IEEE Chapter Funding Program: http://www.ieee.org/about/volunteers/tab/society_and_council_chapters.html
SSCS Subside Program: http://sscs.ieee.org/subsidies.html
CAS Distinguished Lecture Program: http://ieee-cas.org/education/inviting-a-speaker
SSCS Distinguished Lecture Program:http://sscs.ieee.org/dl-program.html
CAS Awards: http://ieee-cas.org/about/awards
CAS Chapter Awards: http://ieee-cas.org/community/chapters/chapter-awards
SSCS Awards: http://sscs.ieee.org/awards.html
SSCS Chapter Awards: http://sscs.ieee.org/sscs-outstanding-chapter-award.html
Chapter Chair Reference Guide: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/chapters/index.html
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