Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IEEE-USA Career Webinars

Don't miss these!
Register at http://ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/
Engineering — The View From Here      
09 June 2011, 2-3 PM             Reece Lumsden
In this one-hour webinar, Reece Lumsden offers frank guidance on navigating the early years of your engineering career through a combination of personal accounts and meticulously researched facts. Written in an open and conversational style that is action oriented and easy to understand, Reece approaches engineering holistically and from a variety of vantage points rather than through a single, technically focused myopia.

The Upside of Being Downsized     
23 June 2011, 2-3 PM             Diane Young
If you have been downsized or fear that you may be, then you will want to attend this informative and thought-provoking webinar. Career coach Diane Young will present ways to turn a challenge into an opportunity by changing your outlook. She will discuss how you can set and achieve goals, and also provide examples of how to survive and thrive in a down economy.

Beyond Job Satisfaction     
30 June 2011, 2-3 PM             Nigel Bristow
Given the uncertainties and challenges created by the global economy, career planning has become more—not less—important. Yet, most people continue to spend more time planning their vacations than they do their careers. Whatever your career needs, the Beyond Job Satisfaction webinar will help you prioritize them and then develop a roadmap for getting you to where you want to go.

Find the Job you want in this Turbulent Economy        
12 August 2011, 2-3 PM             John Hoschette
Every engineer needs strong career-planning strategies in order to survive and get ahead in corporate America. This workshop (webinar) is packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples. Step-by-step guidance in handling a multitude of career issues is presented and includes course workbook pages to develop a resume, cover letter, a 30-second "commercial" and much more.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

IEEE EMBS, Baltimore Technical & Professional Development Seminar

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) , Baltimore Chapter is holding a Chapter Meeting and a Technical/Professional Summer Seminar on June 11, 2011 at the National Electronics Museum located near BWI airport.

We have two speakers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road (next to Marriott Hotel at BWI
Linthicum Heights, MD

Date: 11-June-2011
Time: 10:30AM to 02:00PM

1. Bola Asiyanbola, MD, MRCS Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Topic: "Multi-perspective technology: A new solution for post-operative retained foreign bodies using Computer Aided Detection"

Postoperative retained foreign bodies are a recalcitrant problem. Automated Data Identity Capture (ADIC) technologies have been developed recently to detect retained foreign bodies, however, these systems mainly track and do not detect RFB. In addition ADIC can only be used on sponges therefore X-rays are still necessary. The addition of CAD in X-rays to detect RFB will aid accuracy of detection and reduce the false negative results of X-rays alone.

2. Boris Gramatikov, PhD Assistant Professor, Wilmer Opthalmologial Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Topic: “Physiological background, optical principles and electronic technologies for tracking eye movements”

Many clinical situations require precise identification of the direction of gaze, often even without calibration. This is possible by utilizing the birefringent properties of the fovea - the most sensitive part of the retina. Birefringence is the property of materials to change the polarization state of light. The talk will focus on retinal/foveal birefringence scanning using polarized light, to detect eye alignment and central fixation in young children with the goal of screening for risk of amblyopia ("lazy eye"). In addition, eye-tracking applications will be discussed.