IEEE Buenaventura
May 2015 Newsletter

In This Issue


·         Advanced Personnel Profiles

·         Integrity Search and Consulting

·         Login Consulting Services

·         Engility Corporation

·         Syntesis Global

·         Kelly Horiuchi - Farmers Insurance Agency

IEEE Special Events

·         May 14 - IEEE Buenaventura Spring Mixer - “Rising Stars and Old Nebulas in Blue Jeans”

·         May 27 - Entrepreneurship Workshop Series - How to Secure Government Funding for your Company: SBIR and STTR Programs

IEEE Technical Talks

·         May 5 - Ground Loops: Beyond the Myths, Misconceptions, and Things You Learned in College

·         May 6 - Cloud Computing and Related State, Federal, or International Laws

·         May 12 - WebRTC and the Next Revolution in Telephony

·         May 13 - Drug Discovery Process and its Automation

·         May 28 - Atomic Time in Space

Other Announcements

·         Engineering Innovation - Introduction to Engineering Class for High School Students

·         The IEEE Has a New Vision for Hiring

·         Executive Coach Agrees to Help IEEE Members

Reports from Past Events

·         IEEE Buenaventura Section Awards at the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair

·         IEEE Senior Member Elevation Event 2015

·         IEEE Members become Ambassadors of the Profession of Engineering at the April 13 Entrée to Employment: Engineering Event at CLU

·         High School Teams from Ventura County Show Off Their Robots


Advanced Personnel Profiles
Job Opportunities

Engineering Manager
Valencia, CA

Experienced technical manager with broad knowledge of electrical or electromechanical engineering. Lead engineering team of 5 and also have responsibility for the successful completion of engineering projects. This position will be responsible for the development of new products, improvement of existing products and field support of existing products. This position will work closely with the marketing and sales teams to define requirements and scope of new products and translate them into working engineering specifications. Company develops commercial & medical technology.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Product Manager – Implantables
Bioness (, Valencia

Experience with medical device marketing. Key strategic partner of the Marketing team responsible for leading the commercial aspects of implantable products.  Manage critical processes related to business planning, marketing plans, product training, portfolio management and development, market research.   Requires experience working in an operating room or surgical center.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Sr. Test Engineer
Alfred Mann Foundation (, Valencia

Conduct integration test for an electronic medical device system.  This position will also lead collaboration efforts for requirements analysis and test documentation, including all related Requirements Specification, Design Description, Test Plan and Test Procedures.  Facilitate System Design, System Verification and Validation Strategies in cooperation with other engineering functions.  Identify, mitigate and manage technical risk as part of the design oversight process.  Provide technical insight to Regulatory/Clinical to support regulatory/clinical strategies.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Associate Product Manager, Rehabilitation Technology
Bioness (, Valencia

The Associate Product Manager of Rehabilitation Technology will execute product development and global product portfolio strategies to exceed business objectives.  A highly visible upstream and downstream team member with 1-3 years experience in product marketing with medical device experience a plus.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Marketing Communication Manager
Bioness (, Valencia

Responsible for execution of multi-faceted promotional marketing & sales campaigns.  Leads select marketing functions including print, digital, adwords, social media, multimedia, tradeshows & public relations.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Financial Analyst
Bioness (, Valencia

Responsible for providing financial planning and analysis services.  Degree in accounting or finance and experience working for public accounting.  Manufacturing experience a plus.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Second Sight (, Sylmar

As a member of the implant team, design & develop implants, fixtures and hardware.  BS or MS in mechanical engineering.  Experience with FEA, ANSYS and stress modeling preferred.  5+ years of experience and Solidworks.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Quality Assurance Manager
Bioness (, Valencia

Focus on quality systems for this medical device.  Manufacturing is in Israel – some travel required.  Manage inspection and test, compliant investigation, document control, internal & external supplier audits.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630

Software Quality Assurance
Bioness (, Valencia

Design & development of software test and test automation framework.  2-3 years experience in an FDA regulated industry.  Experience with Java & Android, HTML, C, C++, C#.  BS in computer software, biomedical or EE.

Contact Pat Jacobs --  805-579-0630


Integrity Search and Consulting
Job Opportunities

Advance Manufacturing Engineer

4+ years’ experience in mechanical product development, advance manufacturing and general product engineering. Must have vendor selection and management experience with suppliers in China. Will support the development of product technical specification, support vendor selection, as well as develop test plans and qualification criteria of the selected products.  Finally, manage the final integration into the appropriate product line. BS Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering – Carlsbad, CA - $85-100K plus bonus – leisure consumer products company.

If interested, please email

Product Manager

Must have 3+ years of product engineering or product management experience; requirements gathering/specs development and need manufacturing industry knowledge/experience. Experience with subscription-based website and/or ecommerce product mgmt. desirable – BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science related field – Newbury Park, CA - $85-116K including 5% bonus – Software Company with manufacturing industry clients.

If interested, please email

Sr./Lead E-commerce Software Developer

.NET C#, SQL and database design/including optimization strategies, E-commerce platform development, web services implementation – BS Computer Science or closely related field; 8-15 years’ related experience – Newbury Park, CA - $115-137K including 5% bonus – Software company with manufacturing industry clients.

If interested, please email

Login Consulting Services
Job Opportunities

Major biotech/pharmaceutical Company in Thousand Oaks has a 12 month+ contract position open for an experienced Clinical Systems Project Manager.

Experienced Project Manager with the following experience:

- Experience in the Bio-Pharma Field

- Project Forecasting & Budget Administration

- Project Change Management

- Project Scope Verification and Management

- Project Documentation

- Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119 -

Large Aerospace Company in Canoga Park is seeking a Configuration/Data Management Specialist for a contract opportunity.  The main CM tool is Windchill.


Perform the following with general direction:

- Establish Supplier Data Requirements

- Analyze contract Requirements

- Forecast and Schedule Contract Deliverables

- Forecast and Schedule Sub-Contract Deliverables

- Release Statement Of Work, Data Requirement Document's and supplier submittals

- Prepare Monthly metrics and Forecast Reports

- Drawing, Program Data Documents and Specification release Activity


Complete understanding and application of Configuration and Data Management principles, concepts, and practices.

Detailed knowledge of information technology systems, concepts, hardware and software programs.


Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119 -

Large Entertainment Company Glendale, CA is seeking an experienced DevOps System Engineer with Ruby/Python who have worked with high traffic websites for long term contract/contract to hire opportunity. Primary responsibilities include designing, building, and supporting high traffic websites and ecommerce platforms for a large-scale enterprise production environment.  Expert engineering and operations experience is a hard requirement as well as a light development background in one or more languages – Ruby, Python and Java is required.   Must be well versed in writing automation using Chef, Puppet or another SCM tool.

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119 -

Our client a Consulting firm in Westlake Village, CA is seeking an Active Directory SME/ Senior Technical Lead.

Summary Requirements:

           Understanding of AD LDS LDAP and use of tools like ADSIedit, CSVDE, Ldiffde, Netdom, Nltest, ntdsutil, sonar  tools for performing active directory administrative functions,

           Ability to help configure various applications (custom and COTS) to authenticate against the Active directory and AD LDS.

           Very Good understanding of Kerberos and NTLM (Single sign on)

           Working with client Architects to deploy/configure the architected/designed solution or tools

           Testing, creating and managing the Group policy objects in active directory for various policy settings (user and Computer)

           Understand and use delegated admin model of least access

           Support during application outages and/or help troubleshoot issues with application that fail authentication, directory synchronization, performance issues for Directory data synchronization or authentication

           Write power-shell, VBscripts scripts to automated repetitive tasks, create small tools as required for running smooth and efficient operations.

           Report generation for satisfying various internal and external audits and compliance requirements

Skill Requirements:

           Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent

           5 – 10 + years of progressive experience in the Domain.

           Strong expertise in Windows 2008, MS Active Directory, Group Policies, IIS, PKI, Application integration activities.

           Should have a strong process orientation (ITIL certification is an advantage) and able to work in highly regulated environments.

           Exposure to various technologies from vendors such as Microsoft, CA, IBM, Okta, Oracle, Dell etc.

           Strong troubleshooting skills coupled with excellent communication skills and ability to technically lead service restoration calls.

           Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with global clients and peers.

           Excellent customer service & teamwork skills, quality and changed oriented with initiative and eager ability to learn.

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119 -

Engility Corporation
Job Opportunities

Engility is seeking SR. SW Configuration Analyst to work at Pt. Mugu, CA. Requirements: Engineering degree, 5+ years of experience using InstallShield 2013, .NET, Visual Studio 6.0, VBScript and Batch Script. Exp with .NET/COM interoperability . Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.  Please contact for more information.

Engility is seeking ENGINEERING-SOFTWARE QUALITY II to work at Pt. Mugu, CA. Requirements: Engineering degree, experience using IBM Rational ClearCase, Able to work with SharePoint websites. Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance. Please contact for more information.

Engility is seeking ENGINEERING-SOFTWARE SR to work at Pt. Mugu, CA. Requirements: 8+ years coding experience using a combination of Java, C#, VB6, SQL Server, Visual Studio. Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance. Please contact for more information.

Engility is seeking Electronics Design Engineers to work at our Pt. Mugu/Camarillo locations. Position requires Engineering degree and 10+ years of experience designing analog and digital Electronics, embedded circuitry, RF (microwave) modulation and control, embedded microcontrollers, and embedded PLD/FPGA. Secret Clearance required. Please contact for more information.

Syntesis Global

Syntesis Global introduces the “New Standard” for Creating a Culture of Excellence in Leadership Development, Organizational Dynamics, Career Transitions and Outplacement Services: Syntesis Global™. With over thirty years of business experience, Syntesis Global™ offers state-of-the-art Performance Consulting through Executive Coaching, Change Management, Team Building, Organizational and Career Management services. Contact Rick Hernandez, President and CEO at

Kelly Horiuchi - Farmers Insurance Agency

Kelly Horiuchi is proud to be a scientist and offer her insurance services to the technical community of Ventura County. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies make up one of the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provide a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. Contact Kelly at

IEEE Special Events

May 14, 2015
IEEE Buenaventura Spring Mixer
“Rising Stars and Old Nebulas in Blue Jeans”
6 PM to 9 PM

Free admission.  Please register at the link below:

Rising Stars and Old Nebulas in Blue Jeans

Celebrating Levi Strauss's patent of the blue jeans issued 142 years ago.  Join us and see what everyone is up to!

Huddle Entrepreneurial Center
31416 Agoura Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361

We are creating a moment for everyone to just chill and relax among fellow engineers in the cool and hip setting of the CLU’s new Huddle Entrepreneurial Center in Westlake Village.

We designed a fun and easy going experience for you!  You are the guest of the BV Section.  No fee for entrance, parking, food or drinks.

We will serve appetizers, wine, and soda.  You will have a chance to discover the CLU’s new Huddle Entrepreneurial Center, a local startup heaven and a bit of ‘Google’ type creative environment here in the Conejo Valley.  You will get a sense of the resources available to entrepreneurs and why the Huddle is a place where small companies can get their start and grow.

Zak Cohen, our emcee, will be providing one of his famous brief but truly humorous presentations on what happened on the same day a long time ago.  This year, Zak will share some unique insights into the patent of the blue jeans by Levi Strauss 142 years ago!

Our Rising Stars, i.e. young engineering professionals and startup entrepreneurs, will get a chance to network with the Old Nebulas, IEEE engineers who are in Sr. Management or top technical positions.  You can bring your friends and fellow engineers not yet IEEE members to the event. No charge of course for your guests either.

Dress code is relaxed and casual. A good pair of jeans will match the spirit of the event.

Rummage through your closets. Donate your old pairs of jeans at the mixer. Our IEEE Section believes in amplifying its impact to our community through its events. We will collect outgrown or old jeans that you may no longer wear. All contributions will benefit the Salvation Army.

Your RSVP will help us ensure enough food and drink for all!  Do let us know if you are coming.

May 27, 2015
Entrepreneurship Workshop Series
How to Secure Government Funding for your Company: SBIR and STTR Programs
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Register online:
$5 online registration for IEEE members (affiliate, associate, member and higher grades).

$5 online for students.

$15 online for non-members.

$35 at the door.


Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
Instructor:  Jerry Knotts, California Coast Venture Forum

How do you determine that you have an idea that fits with what the agencies are interested in funding?
How should the information be presented to have a chance to be considered?
How do you work with the agencies? How do you follow through after the idea has been submitted?
What do you do once the funding is approved?
What is available past the first round of funding from the agencies?

In this interactive workshop, Jerry Knotts, "Entrepreneur Whisperer", will share the recipe to secure a grant from the Small Business Innovation Research (or SBIR) program or from the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR) that grant financial support to entrepreneurs in amounts ranging from $100,000 to 1 $Million or more. These are United States Government initiatives, coordinated by the Small Business Administration, designed to stimulate innovation and to help small businesses conduct research and development.

Jerry Knotts is the President/CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum and President of J.E. Knotts & Associates. He has more than 30 years successful experience in small, medium and large sized defense and aerospace low and hi-technology companies. He served as Vice-President/General Manager, Defense Electronics Division, California Microwave and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Counselors, California Lutheran University School of Business; a member of the SoCalBio Investor Conference Company/Company Screening Board; and a mentor for the LARTA Institute. Jerry has notable achievements in general business management, strategic planning, and business development. As a consultant, he serves on numerous corporation boards and provides strategic and financial planning services to small and medium sized companies. His academic background includes a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from Penn State University; an MBA from Auburn; and graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), and Air War College. Jerry is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer.

Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, or on the street after 7 PM.  We recommend that you do not park in the faculty/staff/resident lots.

Click here for informational flyer.

IEEE Technical Talks

May 5, 2015
Ground Loops: Beyond the Myths, Misconceptions, and Things You Learned in College

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Bill Whitlock
Free admission.  Please RSVP to


Audio has long been trivialized by other engineering disciplines as “easy.”  In fact, achieving over 100 dB of dynamic range over a 3-decade frequency range, which includes 60 Hz and its harmonics, is anything but trivial. The true nature of coupling mechanisms in both unbalanced and balanced interfaces is widely misunderstood and the major source of system ground voltage differences has been right under our noses but largely overlooked for some 50 years. The presentation will draw on 40 years of experience in professional audio, the last 25 specializing in interfacing and grounding issues, to dispel the myths and misconceptions. Basic theory will be briefly reviewed and results of recent research reviewed. Several real-world examples of how new strategies based on this research have solved long-standing problems.

About the Speaker

Bill Whitlock has held circuit and system design positions at Quad-Eight (recording console maker), Laserium (laser light show producer), Capitol Records, and Jensen Transformers. He holds 5 patents and is a Life Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a Life Senior member of IEEE. He has authored several book chapters and numerous magazine articles, contributed to several AES and IEC standards, lectured at many universities (including MIT), and is a popular teacher at AV industry trade shows. He is now a consultant and lives in Oxnard, CA.

Swenson Center, Room 101
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, or on the street after 7 PM.

Presented By:  IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility/Consumer Electronics Chapter

Click here for informational flyer.

May 6, 2015
Cloud Computing and Related State, Federal, or International Laws

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Salar Atrizadeh, Esq.
Free admission.  Please register at the link below:

The seminar will expand upon privacy and applicable rules and guidelines. Mr. Atrizadeh will discuss both search engine and social networking privacy and their risks and benefits.  He will also discuss the various types of cloud computing (e.g., Saas, PaaS, IaaS), how to protect personal information online, and the applicable state, federal or international laws.

About the Speaker
Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. is the principal and founder of the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California, District of Columbia, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts.  He has an extensive background in technology and holds a bachelor's of science degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Database Management Systems.

Mr. Atrizadeh has conducted seminars regarding online privacy, cloud computing, cybersecurity, electronic discovery, crowdfunding, crypto-currencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin, Worldcoin), cyber piracy, internet sales tax laws, search engine privacy, and online banking fraud before legal and non-legal organizations, including, but not limited to, the State Bar of California, State Bar of New Mexico, University of Tulsa-Oklahoma, Rotary International, and Institute of Internal Auditors.  In addition, he has conducted presentations before educational institutions on the topics of cyberharassment, cyberstalking and cyberbullying.  You may find more information on his law firm's website,, and blog,

Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Computer Society Chapter

May 12, 2015
WebRTC and the Next Revolution in Telephony

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Mihai Puchiu, Ixia Communications
Free admission.  Please register at the link below:


A new technology shakes the world of voice communication: WebRTC has the potential to be the replacement of the over the top voice applications. The session will cover the technology and the challenges addressed by WebRTC, giving an overview to the WebRTC ecosystem. The impact to Service Providers, Network Equipment Manufacturers and Application Developers will be also addressed.

About the Speaker

Mihai Puchiu has more than 15 years of experience in Voice over IP applications, deployments and system testing. He is currently a Senior Project Manager at Ixia Communication where he is part of the Application and Security Testing team overseeing the Media (Voice and Video) testing solutions. At Ixia, in the last 10 years, Mihai defined and coordinated the development of several test solutions for VoIP, IMS, VoLTE, VOD and Video OTT. Mihai holds a BS in EE from Polytechnic University of Bucharest.


Skyworks Solutions
Intersection of West Hillcrest Drive and Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA  91320
(not the main building, please use link below to arrow that pinpoints building),-118.930994&num=1&t=h&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&z=18&iwloc=A

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Communications Society Chapter

Click here for informational flyer.

May 13, 2015
Drug Discovery Process and its Automation

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Aleksandar Mladenovic
Free admission.  Please RSVP to


Today, the cost of developing and getting a new drug approved is over one billion dollars and usually takes over ten years. In last twenty years with advancement in technology, the drug discovery became heavily automated. Laboratory automation increases productivity, reduces time from discovery to approval, improves the experimental data quality, and possibly reduces the cost of getting new drug on the market.

How is drug discovery automation different than industrial automation?  What tools and devices are used?  What skills one would need to get job in the field of drug discovery automation?  We will give an introduction to lab automation from an engineer who has over twenty years of experience in the field and also present a number of completed projects with all challenges and lessons learned.

About the Speaker

Alex Mladenovic, Dipl. Ing., graduated from University of Belgrade. He spent the last fourteen years as a Senior Engineer and a Principal Engineer at Amgen in Research and Automation Technologies and Drug Discovery’s Automation. Prior to Amgen, he was working for Beckman (Coulter) as Account Specialist, as a provider of lab automation solutions. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Association for Laboratory Automation, and active member of local computer and photo clubs.


Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  In general, visitor parking is permitted on the campus streets after 7 PM.  If you arrive before 7 PM, this parking permit allows you to park near the Ahmanson Science Building on Memorial Parkway and adjacent streets.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Robotics and Automation/Industry Applications Chapter

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May 28, 2015
Atomic Time in Space

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Dr. James Camparo
Free admission.  Please register at the link below:


The presentation will open with an overview of atomic timekeeping in space (e.g., GPS). A general introduction to atomic clocks will follow that highlights the distinction between atomic clocks and quartz oscillator clocks.  In particular, attention will focus on the rubidium atomic clock, which is arguably the workhorse of atomic timekeeping in space, and the manner in which this clock generates its atomic signal. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing research, which seeks to improve and miniaturize present day and next generation atomic clocks.

About the Speaker

Dr. James Camparo joined The Aerospace Corporation’s Atomic Physics section in January 1981 immediately after obtaining his doctorate from Columbia University. He is currently a Distinguished Scientist in Aerospace’s Physical Sciences Laboratories, where his interests include research and development of the laser-pumped atomic clock, the study of atomic timekeeping onboard spacecraft, and experiments investigating the stochastic-field/atom interaction problem.  Dr. Camparo is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific papers (peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings), and he holds six patents in the area of atomic clocks.

Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard, or on the street after 7 PM.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

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Other Announcements

Engineering Innovation - Introduction to Engineering Class for High School Students

Do you know a high school student who might be interested in engineering? 

If so, tell them about Engineering Innovation

This summer, CLU is pleased to offer an introduction to engineering class for high school students developed and offered nationally by Johns Hopkins University.  Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an interest in, or curiosity about, engineering.  Students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University credit. 

Completion of this course can be a real advantage when applying to college! 

  • Information:
  • Credits:  3 transferable credits from JHU (for students receiving an A/B)
  • Course Dates: June 29 - July 24 (July 3rd off)
  • Time:  Monday - Friday; 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuition/Fees:  $55 Application Fee, $2400 Tuition (Scholarships may be available for students in need).
  • Accepting applications now.  Rolling admissions until the class has 18 students.  Apply now!

Contact Bob Rumer with questions not addressed on the website.
Bob Rumer,, 805-377-8369

The IEEE Has A New Vision for Hiring
It's a Game Changer!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest professional society on the planet, with over 440,000 technical professionals, is holding a first of its kind online job fair and talent matching event. June marks the beginning of a new approach where talent meets opportunity.

With a groundbreaking methodology matching companies to highly desired candidates, Mike Andrews, past director of IEEE Region 6, brings a fresh approach to the hiring process. Combining the sophistication of a 3D virtual environment with complete interconnectivity, and job matching capabilities based on scientific assessment tools, Mr. Andrews creates the perfect platform to efficiently and effectively connect employers to proper talent.
Encompassing every discipline in the industry, the IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo will host large corporation booths, small company job postings and a projected 1,000+ attendees. The branding aspect to engage a highly professional audience is worth the price of admission. 

Candidates post resumes with anemic results, applying to over 75 jobs seeking employment opportunities.  In today’s world, companies need to expeditiously fill positions with quality candidates. This event solves the challenges for both employer and employee. 

Upon registering, an applicant fills out a talent assessment measuring behaviors, passions and competencies. Companies can match these indicators with their respective needs when hiring a desired applicant. 

Bill Bonnstetter, Chairman of the Board for Target Training International, the world's leading industry expert in assessment tools and also the chosen provider, states, "Job matching is the key to success to truly create a win-win because people are more than just a resume." 

Companies participating in this innovative event should plan to experience ROI unlike any other hiring initiative on the market. Go to for more information, and how to register.

A hybrid event incorporates both traditional recruiting and cutting-edge job matching sponsorship packages. Early participants will have first rights on future IEEE events including the Rising Stars Conference, an in-person event coming January 2016.

Executive Coach Agrees to Help IEEE Members

Coach Susan, executive coach, accepted the invitation from Nathalie Gosset, Chair of the Buenaventura Section, to help IEEE members from our section achieve greater levels of professional fulfillment. Coach Susan’s expertise covers topics relating to career growth, adaptation or recovery to life transitions (unemployment, new job, fulfillment in retirement), and caring for older ailing parents while managing a busy professional life.  Coach Susan will coach pro bono 10 IEEE members for up to 4 individual coaching phone sessions of 50 min.  Contact Coach Susan if interested . (first come, first serve). IEEE membership required.

Reports from Past Events

IEEE Buenaventura Section Awards at the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair, held on April 1!

Doug Askegard and Chuck Seabury presented IEEE Buenaventura Section special recognition awards to Tristan Anderson, Sarah Kazmie, and Aadarsh Jha on April 2 at a special ceremony in Oxnard.  Sarah Kazmie and Tristan Anderson have qualified for the California State Science Fair competition.  All of these are essentially computer science projects that involved programming by the student to solve widely varying data analysis challenges.

PLUS - Rachel Lin, daughter of Victor Lin, past Chair of the Buenaventura Section Communications Society Chapter, won in the Chemistry category and will be going on to State competition.  Rachel also received a Special Award from Society of Women Engineers.

Click here for full article, including photos of the event.

IEEE Senior Member Elevation Event 2015

The Buenaventura Section held one of its periodic Senior Member elevation events on April 4, 2015.  In  less than three hours, existing Senior Members altogether wrote 52 reviews for 26 candidates who came to the California Lutheran University campus for the occasion. We are most grateful for the dedication and commitment of our Senior Members to help fellow members gain a chance to earn the senior member grade.

CLU’s setting was very suited for this event and we owe Professor Bob Rumer many thanks for booking these rooms for us. CLU continues to be a fantastic supporter of our IEEE activities.

Thanks also to Dr. Reza Firoozabadi, the Section officer / volunteer who coordinated the event.

Click here for full article, including photos of the event.

IEEE Members become Ambassadors of the Profession of Engineering at the April 13 Entrée to Employment: Engineering Event at CLU

A large group of IEEE members volunteered to meet with high school and college students interested in engineering at the Entrée to Employment dinner organized by VC innovates and hosted by CLU at the Lundring Events Center.

The goal of VC innovates was to facilitate a conversation between students and real-world engineers in Ventura County. This event opened with a brief keynote address, Engineers 2020, from Nathalie Gosset, IEEE Sr. member and Sr. Director, Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC. Facilitators seated at each dining table facilitated conversations between students and engineers through a series of pre-defined questions. The energy was high and everyone left with a great experience.

Click here for full article, including photos of the event.

High School Teams from Ventura County Show Off Their Robots

On April 22, high school students from three Ventura County teams demonstrated the robots they entered in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST is the largest national robotics competition of its kind at the high school level. Students have only six weeks to design, build, program, and test a robot to perform against a field of competitors. The game, the rules and the robot specifications are different every year. This year, the game was Recycle Rush. Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. During the 2.5 minute match, robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

The teams that participated were:

           Pantherbotics from Newbury Park High School (Team 3863)

           The Circuit of Life Robotics from Ventura High School (Team 3925)

           Flying Aces Robotics from ACE Charter School (Team 4711)

The event was held at the Ahmanson Science Center on the California Lutheran University campus. Pizza was served courtesy of IEEE Buenaventura Computer Society Chapter.

Click here for full article, including photos of the event.

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