Message from the Section Chairman
Dear IEEE colleague, Non-IEEE colleague or website visitor,
Welcome to the IEEE San Diego Section!
Whether you are a new member of IEEE or are a long-time member or a non-member who has just moved to the San Diego area, I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities afforded to you by the San Diego Section.
We have monthly section meetings on a variety of topics of interest to EEs and other technologists, and presentations from subject matter experts, sponsored by our society chapters and affinity groups. We have over 20 local society chapters ranging from Aerospace and Electronic Systems to Vehicular Technology. Our Communication Society Chapter was recognized as best COM-S Chapter in 2012. We have some initiatives in Global Insights to Humanities, Cyber Security, plus new programs
The SD IEEE section can play an important role in both the engineering field and also in San Diego life depending on you. The section meetings are being organized to be of interest not only electrical engineers, but also engineers in general. They can also fulfill some of the needs of society in terms of supplying information about engineering.
Engineering is central to the smooth working of society and improving life. Without engineering we would not have trains, cars, operating theaters, television and radio, etc. If you compare life before the industrial revolution you would clearly understand that the quality of life has improved. We want to continue this progress. The idea that life was good in the middle ages is just a myth.
Not all steps taken by engineers are necessarily good, there has to be a balance between engineering benefits and degradations. For example, in the use of new materials for computers one should consider how this material has been extracted from the land, what processes used to manufacture it and later how does one dispose of it. As the industrial revolution has spread over the earth, the steps are almost always the same.
This section's website, www.sdieee.org, includes section information, society chapter officer contact information as well as upcoming events. In addition you should sign up to receive e-mails about our San Diego meetings which are open to all, without regard to society membership or dues.
In addition, do sign-up to our IEEE San Diego Linkedin Group and the new IEEE Collobratec website.
Please seriously consider elevation to senior member class if you meet the criteria. Let me know if you need additional information.
We also have a very active IEEE Consultant's Network here in San Diego which may be of interest whether you are a consultant or just curious about consulting or entrepreneurship. This well regarded IEEE community has networking opportunities with sister organizations like Evonexus, CONNECT and BIO-COM.
The section always has need of active volunteers. Should you want to explore section participation opportunities, please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org
A new section initiative is recording some of our meetings and making them available on the IEEE San Diego Section Youtube channel.
Again, welcome to the IEEE San Diego Section. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or drop me a call if you want to chat at 858 926 5839
Upkar Dhaliwal MSc UCL CEng MIET SMIEEE