Microsoft Imagine Cup – Ideas for Senior Design

This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe. This year, we’re celebrating by making joining the Imagine Cup community even more fun and rewarding.

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Region 5 Student Competitions

Every year, IEEE Region 5 offers students in the region the opportunity to compete in different activities. They include a paper competition, ethics, and robotics competition. This is a great opportunity for you to get some cash and represent your alma mater. For more information and rules, please visit:

Location: Tulsa, OK

Date: April 21, 2012

For funding requests, contact your Electrical Engineering Chair Dr. Ajmera and request funds from Student Government. Good Luck!


The Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer of Networking internship program. The 10-week program offers:

Hands-on experience in cyberinfrastructure projects such as:
Advanced networking
Network Security
Programming for OpenFlow networks
Real-world training from industry-leading networking professionals
Professional development via a fundamentals course and seminar series
Housing and a $2,000 stipend

Application deadline: February 24, 2012

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CDI Engineering: Part Time Work Available

CDI Engineering is considering to employ an EE student or two on a part time basis at the Baton Rouge Office in the Electrical and Instrument Department.   The main duties would be to apply sound engineering principles to assist with fundamental engineering such as gathering data & records, updating list, preparing specifications, simple calculations, reading engineering drawings, developing basic sketches, etc with direction from a lead engineer.

The candidate must have ability to read/comprehend instructions and write correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations is a plus.  Must possess knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.  Ability to use AUTOCAD is a plus.

They will be located in the Baton Rouge Office however they may periodically be required to travel to client job-sites (usually local less than day trip), usually heavy industrial (refinery/chemical) production facilities and will be required to pass background, drug test and safety training.  They will also need to be able meet physical demands to perform functions of job which may involve some climbing.

If interested, please send resume and contact info to:

Robert Walker, PE
E & I Dept Mgr
CDI Engineering Solutions
4041 Essen Lane, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, La. 70809-7318
Office (225) 663-4530

Winter 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs in Baton Rouge

The Winter 2012 ESCC /Internet2 Joint Techs is being hosted by the Louisiana Optical Network Intitiative (LONI) at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, C. B. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, from Sunday afternoon, January 22 through Thursday, January 26. Event URL:

If you are a student interested in networking or telecommunications, this might be worth your while attending or even submitting a proposal. Joint Techs is a highly technical conference and lets you learn a lot from peers. The added benefit is that if you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the cost of attendance is only $25!  To register, please send an email to Marie Modrell and indicate you are a student interested in attending the conference.

Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) – 2012 Summer Program

The NREIP application is officially open as of October 6, 2011. Please see their website for all of the details at The following changes have been made to the program this year:

Stipend increases: Undergraduate Sophomores receive $5,250.00 and Juniors and Seniors receive $7,880.00, Graduate students will receive $10,500.00

Deadline set for January 6, 2012


Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Dual citizens may be accepted ONLY at Naval Research Laboratories.
Students graduating in the Spring 2012 semester are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student to apply.  If you are a freshman you may still apply but you must have reached sophomore status before starting at the lab.

Applicants should have majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories.

Rising Sophomores now eligible to apply!!!!!!!

If you have any questions regarding the program, contact Ed Linsenmyer, 850-234-4161.


WISE seeks applications from outstanding engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should select a sponsoring society(s), fill out an application form, write two (2) brief essays in response to questions, arrange for two (2)faculty references, and forward an official transcript. The deadline for Summer 2012 applications is December 31, 2011.  For more info and application forms, please visit:

“…one of the best summers of my life. One which truly transformed my dreams and goals.  ….when I left D.C. I really wanted to instill in my fellow engineers the appreciation of the interaction between public policy and engineering.” — Marc Canellas, WISE 2011

Knovel University Challenge

The 2011 season of the Knovel University Challenge started breaking records almost instantly. After the first month, 3 schools had already qualified for the contest-within-the-contest, a reward for schools with outstanding participation of 100 individual student entries or more, guaranteeing an iPod Nano prize. As of this week, there are more than 5200 total entries from over 400 universities worldwide. Students are playing easy, medium and hard difficulty levels to test their knowledge! For an update on how the contest is shaping up, check out the leaderboard below.

  • University of Arkansas 1,032
  • Oklahoma State University at Stillwater 645
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) 500
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) 231
  • University of Alberta 144
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 140

It’s not too late to ramp up the Challenge at your school— Feel free to drive students and professors to the official contest page, to the contest banner showing at the top of your Knovel account, and share the contest from our Facebook page.

New Faces of Engineering: College Edition (Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching)

WASHINGTON (11 October 2011) — IEEE-USA is seeking applicants for Engineers Week’s new program, the “New Faces of Engineering: College Edition.” The contest is open to IEEE student members in all 10 IEEE regions.

“College Edition” is for third-, fourth- and fifth-year students enrolled in a bachelor of science engineering program at an ABET-accredited college or equivalent international institution, and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. The initiative is designed to recognize students whose academic success, contributions and experiences in engineering have them poised for future success.

The application is available on Facebook at Winners will be announced Dec. 5 and featured on the page, and their hometown and college newspapers will be notified.

Nominations opened in September and are due 21 October 2011.

“College Edition” also provides a forum for engineering students to communicate with the National Engineers Week Foundation throughout the year and to learn about academic and professional development opportunities, events, licensure exams, internships, jobs, competitions and more.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of 210,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

Contact: Chris McManes
IEEE-USA Public Relations Manager

NI Student Ambassador Opportunity

IEEE has partnered up with NI to make their software available to students at a highly discounted price. In addition, NI has developed a structure to allow students to become experienced in its use of LabView. One such way is to become an NI Student Ambassador. Information about this position can be found here.

If you do become the Ambassador for LSU, please let the the IEEE student branch know and also the EE Department advisers. We will work together to develop training modules for all EE students at LSU.