Officer Name Tags!
Do you ever have trouble figuring out where the officers in the lab are? Officers now will wear name tags during their lab hours so you can more easily spot them! Each of them are unique to individual officers (you can ask to see what silly things people chose to put on the backs) but are identifiable by the blue IEEE lanyard!
IEEE Bucket Hats Available NOW!
Hey you! Yes, you. We know you've been dying to get your hands on some I triple DRIPPPPPP 🚿 The state of the art mIEEErch has arrived--buckIEEEt hats 🪣 🧢 so if you want to look as cool as your favoritIEEE models, pull up to the lab, Venmo us $18 at @uclaieee and find an officer who can help get you all swagged out 😎
This Week’s Events
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REA x IEEE E-Waste Art Social
6:00 pm on April 10th in the IEEE Lab
Join us on Monday in the IEEE lab at 6PM to kick off REA's annual Waste Awareness Week and learn about accessibility to sustainability! We will be collaborating with REA to socialize and express our creativity through e-waste!
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on April 10th in the Shannon Room Engineering IV
Circuits get complicated quickly. Why solve a network of complex equations when we can let a computer do it? LTSpice is a free circuit simulation tool with industry-standard performance and support for many common components. We’ll review basic electronic components before jumping into LTSpice to walk through the process of building a difference amplifier and a sinusoidal oscillator. You’ll learn about how we analyze circuit behavior, common analog components, and an important tool for future circuits classes!
IEEExSWExWATT Mocktail Mixer x Networking Night
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 13th in the CNSI Lobby
Looking to network with companies, faculty, and alumni while enjoying free food and mixing your favorite combination of drinks? 🍹 Then look no further because IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), WATT (Women Advancing Technology through Teamwork) and SWE (Society of Women Engineers) will be creating a safe space for everyone, especially for our women in tech/engineering, to do just that! 🌐 Invite your friends and drop in, talk to company reps, and meet new people. Come join us for this exciting event! RSVP here!
Next Week’s Events
Executive Board Election
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on April 17th in the Shannon Room Engineering IV
Hello to all IEEE members! Come make your mark on the 2023-2024 IEEE Board by voting for the positions of President, Internal and External Vice President, and Treasurer on Monday, April 17th. Make sure to register to vote at http://tinyurl.com/ieee-voters23 at least 24 hours before the election. We hope to see you there!
Wireless Communications Workshop
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on April 19th in the Shannon Room Engineering IV
There’s a lot that goes into beaming that TikTok to your phone. Analog, digital, electromagnetics, signal processing, oh my! In this workshop, we’ll give a lightning-fast walkthrough of the whole communication process. You’ll learn how we carry information in signals, transmit and receive waves, and build up to protocols like WiFi and Bluetooth before working hands-on to let Arduinos talk to each other over 100 meters away!
Alumni Mentorship Program Meeting 3: Exploring Career Choices
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on April 20th, Online
Welcome back AMP members! Have you been split between what career path you want to pursue? Do you feel as if you need direction on how to choose? Well, luck for you, our second to last meeting of the year will be on Thursday, April 20th on Zoom! You will get a chance to talk to all the mentors about their careers and experiences in larger groups, learning more about all of AMP’s mentors. Hope to see you there!
OPS Lecture 8 3/4: Binary Numbers, Digital Logic, & the HC-05
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on April 12th, Faraday Room Engineering IV
After spending a month working on Xes and Os, how about some 1s and 0s? After a relaxing spring break, OPS will be kicking off the quarter by running head-first into the red brick wall of binary, digital logic. Additionally, we will be filling you in on everything you need to know about Project 6, including an introduction to Processing and the elusive HC-05 Bluetooth module. Come by for your weekly dose of knowledge, and make sure to stay for some friendly competition!
OPS GameBuino Competition
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 12th, Faraday Room Engineering IV
Ready to become the greatest GamerBuino that ever was? Got buzzers? Buttons? Whack-A-Mole? TETRIS?? We invite you to enjoy the full ChOPS-E-Cheese experience by grabbing a slice of (non-recycled) pizza, and adding your completed Project 5 to our GameBuino Arcade! This is your time to embrace your role on the OPS GameDev team, and wow the crowds!
IEEE Alumni Newsletter for Developing Software Engineers
If you're interested in growing as a software engineer you might be interested in subscribing to this Substack. It is written by an old IEEE alum, Ryan Peterman, who works at Instagram now as a software engineer. He recently wrote a post about the only 3 classes that mattered from the UCLA CS program. He's eager to answer questions about early software engineering careers, feel free to send him a DM if you have any questions at all!
Member of the Week
Year and major: Junior & 1st Year Transfer, Electrical Engineering
Involvement with IEEE: GB 2022-2023 & DAV
Hobbies: Visiting different places in LA, Going out to different restaurants and eating with friends, playing Tetris, Watching TV shows, Listening to live classical music, Reading comics, Learning how to box, Learning Spanish, Riding my electric scooter, and Finding funny content for the next newsletter
Favorite memory with IEEE: I went to the Santa Monica Pier and Heal the Bay Aquarium on a rainy day with my GB. I got to see the ocean and a beautiful rainbow.
Your most useless talent or fun fact: I’m super good at multiplayer Tetris
What you would be doing if time and money were not an issue: Finding love and happiness while obtaining the ability to completely relax. Traveling the world.
Piece of advice to our readers: Get a good sleep schedule. Also, there’s no such thing as failure. It’s only an option that didn’t work.
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me wondering why we aren't sold out of bucket hats cuz the drIEEEp goes too hard