Computer Society & Consultants Network Meet and Greet Virtual Socializing Event – Feb 22nd, 2024

On February 22nd, 2024, the IEEE NH Computer Society & Consultants Network hosted a highly successful Meet and Greet Virtual Socializing Event. Led by Dr. Raj Vayyavur, Chair of the Computer Society and Consultants Networks of the IEEE New Hampshire section, the event drew an impressive turnout from members spanning various regions, including Boston, Worcester, Maine, New Jersey, and other R1/R2 areas. We were also fortunate to have Kit August from the New Jersey section as a co-sponsor, further enhancing the event’s collaborative spirit.

The virtual gathering provided an invaluable platform for networking, allowing participants to connect and share their wealth of consulting experiences across diverse fields. Attendees included consulting professionals, PhD students, and individuals planning to re-enter the consulting field, enriching the discussions with a wide range of perspectives.

Throughout the event, engaging conversations centered on current consulting trends and challenges, such as the integration of AI and adapting to rapid technological advancements. Members actively participated in thought-provoking discussions, posing insightful questions and sharing their own experiences and strategies for addressing these challenges.

Of particular interest were the discussions surrounding the potential for in-person meetings in the Nashua and Manchester regions. The overwhelming interest expressed by local members underscores the value of fostering both virtual and in-person networking opportunities. Due to the high participation rate and expressed interest, plans are underway to schedule another virtual and in-person event in the coming days to continue the momentum and facilitate further connections among members.

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended the event, contributing to its success and fostering a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Special thanks are also due to the New Jersey section for their support in extending the event’s reach to R1 and R2 regions, further strengthening the bonds within the IEEE community.

As we look forward to future events and opportunities for networking and professional growth, let us continue to harness the collective expertise and enthusiasm of our members to drive innovation and excellence in the field of consulting. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and initiatives from the IEEE NH Computer Society & Consultants Network!.

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night and Student Professional Development Night

Sponsored by IEEE Region 1, SETA-IEEE event series, SNHU IEEE Student Branch, Women in Engineering, Young Professionals and PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers).

Date:     29 November, 2023
Time:     5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  SETA Room 204
Who:      All IEEE Members who qualify for Senior Membership

You are invited to an important event – an opportunity to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade! SNHU students will be helping with the event and learning about professional life. In addition to getting opportunity to elevate your status you will be helping to mentor our students and make valuable connections.

Students:  Come and learn about professional life and see how professionals accomplish their career goals.

All IEEE members who meet the qualifications below are encouraged to attend and meet with Senior Members, Fellows, and Honorary Members. Bring your application, obtain Senior Member references and learn more about what Senior membership means. Refreshments are complimentary.

Do you qualify as a Senior Member?

  1. Candidates shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields (Bylaw 1-104.11)
  2. Candidates shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years (see full qualifications)
  3. Candidates shall have shown “significant performance” over a period of at least five of those years in professional practice.

For all information and the application form

Please bring to the event four copies of both your completed application form and your detailed resume or CV, complete with full details and a strict timeline of dates.


Contact Barbara Bancroft at or or ask IEEE students at SNHUIEEE Senior Members Make a Difference!

IEEE Senior Members Make a Difference!

Hacking people – Why Social Engineering works?

Southern New Hampshire University SETA and IEEE Student Branch in collaboration with NH Women in Engineering and Young Professionals held its monthly February seminar on Wednesday Feb 15th. The topic was “Hacking people – Why Social Engineering works?”. As the Cybersecurity concerns keep growing, we need to educate everybody on what work and how to defend yourself against many common social engineering tricks. The speaker was professor Kurek who is currently working full time in the industry as the Senior Threat Hunter and Incident Responder for Eversource and as a Cyber Operations Planner for the Army National Guard. He brings with him many years of experience and many relevant certifications such as CISM, CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GPEN, CCNA, CCNA Security, Cisco CyberOps, ITIL, CompTIA A+, Project+, Network+, Security+, FEMA COOP Planning and Trainer, FEMA Community Cyber Exercise Planning. (more…)

WIE/YP Kayaking Trip 2022

On a sunny July morning a group of IEEE members gathered at the Contoocook River Canoe Company for a fun day on the water. We took a shuttle 9 miles up the river and paddled back down the river.

The river flows pretty slowly through picturesque areas north and west of Concord, New Hampshire. There are swimming holes with rope swings and beaches along the way. Many of us stopped at one of the islands and cooled off in the water. Some played on the rope swing and some just rested for the second part of the trip. (more…)

How to get an internship, a DEKA perspective

The SNHU IEEE Students Branch in Collaboration with WIE/YP and SETA (School of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics) is continuing its seminar series. The January event was titled “How to get an internship, a DEKA perspective”. DEKA representatives came out and introduced students to DEKA. They gave us summary of what DEKA does, what kind of jobs are available at DEKA and about their company culture. DEKA is looking for people who are passionate about developing new products. (more…)

YP/WIE student connection event – November 2022

The IEEE New Hampshire Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Engineering (WIE) hosted a special event aimed at introducing students to professional life and educating them regarding their potential careers.
Students and professionals gathered in the new Innovations and Design Education Building (IDE) School of Engineering Technology and Aeronautics (SETA) building on the SNHU campus. Meeting opened with presentations by Barbara Bancroft and Soon Wan. Barbara introduced IEEE in general and Soon spoke about opportunities for students. Afterwards students and young professionals formed small groups for discussion. Young professionals shared their experiences on how to get a job and what to expect in the industry. (more…)

WIE/VP hike 2022

Oct 15th the leaf peeking season was in full swing when 5 hardy souls embarked on climbing Welch and Dickey.  On the way to the mountain we saw the Campton Dam and took some pictures of the trees reflected in water (pic 1 and 2).

The hike starts with a gentle ascend along a brook (pic 3).  Even people who do not hike regularly can easily make the first climb.  It is 1.3 miles to the first ledges.  A snack and a great view are a fitting reward (pic 4).  At this point hikers can turn around and go back to the parking lot. (more…)

Young Inventors looking for Virtual Judges – 2021 Northern New England Invention Convention

In a year full of innovation, the Young Inventors’ Program (YIP) continues to lead the way to engage students in hands-on learning within shifts to remote and hybrid school models. With more students learning at home and schools looking for STEM opportunities to complement their curricula, our program is strong across NH, MA, and VT. We have also welcomed new programs from Northern New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as a larger group of students inventing independently throughout our region and beyond to communities in FL, VA and CO. Each of these students is developing essential critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as learning about invention design and entrepreneurship. (more…)

Pre-University Grant Program Awards for 2017

IEEE NH Pre-University Committee has received many creative applications this year. We appreciate the effort of all of our Pre-University Grant applicants to improve the accessibility, understanding and application of STEM subjects. Our committee has approved funding the following projects: (more…)

Pre-University Grant for 2020

IEEE NH 2020 Pre-University Grant was awarded to Emily Wilson and Jean Scanlan of Maple Wood Elementary School in Somerswoth NH. This grant will help them to purchase a set of Ozobots. These small robots will be used to introduce the third through fifth graders to coding. The project is part of the school’s Makerspace activities. The Makerspace is an integrated space into the school’s Library-Media Center. This space and its STEM activities started a few years ago for hands-on learning experiences. We congratulate Emily Wilson and Jean Scanlan for this wonderful project proposal and wish them the best in building the Makerspace.

Young Inventors Looking for Judges — sign up by April 15

Young Inventors’ Program (YIP), a STEM project-based learning program involves more than 3,000 students in grades K-12 from 50 schools and programs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont (and even one student from Colorado). Each of these students is developing essential critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as learning about invention design and entrepreneurship. (more…)

IEEE New Hampshire 2020 Election Results

The Executive Committee of the New Hampshire Section of IEEE is please to present the results of the 2020 elections.

We would like to thank everyone for participating in the elections process and especially thank those who have volunteering to serve our members in leadership roles. (more…)

Networking is Not Just A Technology

As a software engineer, when I hear the term networking, wires and switches come to my mind. Thinking of networks, I contacted my network engineer today to add another server to the server room and cannot WAIT to start playing with the new server. I understand networking and the importance of having a well-established technical network. Even though my career is fulfilling, that server room is dim with annoying flashing lights. And my office outside the room has terrible lighting and the AC duct might need a new filter. Getting out of the stuffy office is the reason for IEEE-WIE/YP annual hiking event. (more…)

IEEE Student Branch News

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers Student Branch is hosting technical seminars at NCC. We are an NCC club that meets regularly on Wednesday at noon in room 307. Our last seminar was titled “Analytics, Social Media and Privacy”. The seminar was presented by Mr. Jim Isaak a very accomplished member of IEEE.  Among his accomplishment are 30 year industry career with many position of great responsibility, past president of Computer Society and current chair of IEEE USA Committee on Social Responsibility. (more…)

Young Inventors 2019

IEEE NH Participated in the annual Young Inventors competition on March 31st at SNHU. This regional event brings in students from the region, including New Hampshire ranging from Kindergarten to High School. IEEE NH provides two awards:  one for an Electrical Project, and a second for a Design project.

Our Electrical award went to the project “Water Your Plants ” (more…)

IEEE-NH SMUTTYNOSE Tour – December 5th, 2018

For their 5th Annual “Science of” Networking Meeting, IEEE NH held a brewery tour event at Smuttynose in Portsmouth to discover the Science of Brewing Beer. Attended by 40 members, some of whom traveled as far as Boston, this networking event was quite the party. It started with excellent Smuttynose samples, was led by Smuttynose Production Manager, and finished with great foods and flights. (more…)

Nashua Community College Hosts IEEE Microwave Distinguished Lecturer

The IEEE Student Branch at Nashua Community College cosponsored an IEEE Microwave Distinguished Lecturer (DML) meeting held on October 23.  IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.  It’s DML program arranges for lectures by subject matter experts on state-of-the-art microwave topics to be presented at local IEEE sections throughout the world.   Dr. Simoni Bastioli is Chief Engineer with RS Microwave Company, Butler NJ, and a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer.  His talk in Nashua on “Nonresonating Modes Do It Better” was part of a northeast USA tour.  Dr. Bastioli is an expert on microwave filter design.  He has published and lectured worldwide on the use of nonresonating circuit elements to optimize and enhance filter response, particularly in communication systems.  While the subject matter is specific, Dr Bastioli’s presentation was tutorial in nature and included dynamic illustrations and graphics to help visualize operating principles.  It was well received by an audience working in a variety of disciplines. (more…)

Dover Maker’s Faire 2018

IEEE NH had the opportunity to partake in the 6th annual NH Maker & Food Fest (formally known as Dover Mini Maker Faire) on Saturday, August 25th. With the help of many volunteers consisting of engineers and maker hobbyists, this event is focuses on exposing children to STEM and engineering concepts. Many people brought their pet hobby robots, circuit assembly games, and 3D printers. The children had a blast playing with the robots, solving the puzzles, meeting Storm Troopers, and letting their creative minds explore. (more…)

WIE ILC 2018

On May 21st, the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) held their 5th anniversary conference in San Jose, CA. This conference aimed to provide women in technology the ability to form a community and personal development for any career level. The mission for this year’s conference was to inspire, engage and advance women in engineering.  The annual conference was organized by Nita Patel, the Conference Chair and our wonderful IEEE NH member. The conference was attended by our Section Chair Kat Regan and Vice President Hayley Feyh. The conference was a two-day long whirlwind of workshops, keynote speakers, and mixers. The following are the best takeaways from the speaker’s and workshops during the conference. (more…)

Virtual Private Networks

On April 16th IEEE NH CS and NCC Student Branch hosted a seminar titled Virtual Private Networks, Cisco Software and Hardware Tools. Today privacy concerns are paramount. Employees have grown accustomed to working remotely. How do we make accessing company data and company computers remotely secure, reliable and cost effective? The answer is VPNs. (more…)

2018 New Hampshire State Soap Box Derby’s Spring Rally Weekend

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby is excited to announce that our Annual Spring Rally is set for Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6. For the first time ever the event will take place in Nashua. Boys & girls ages 7 to 20 – Build (beforehand with assistance from an adult) then race in their gravity powered cars. A limited number of Stock division car kits are available to refurbish. A morning and afternoon race will take place each day in Stock, Super Stock and Masters Divisions. Trophies are awarded to top finishers; with year-round racers competing to be the “Rally Champion”. Racing on each day is from 9:00 am to midafternoon. The track will be in the BAE Systems parking lot at 95 Canal St. (more…)

Cybersecurity – Personal Security Habits

On March 29th NCC IEEE Students and Computer Society IEEE NH hosted a professional seminar titled: “Cybersecurity – Personal Security Habits”. The seminar was presented by Information Assurance Manager for Department of Defense, Peter Kurek. Professor Kurek also created our own Cybersecurity program at NCC. Professor Kurek holds many highly coveted and desirable Cybersecurity certifications. (more…)

Girls Technology Day 2018

Girls Technology Day – March 16th 2018

Girls Technology Day event was coordinated by the NH Department of Education, NH High Tech Council, and NH Colleges and University. Since 2012, these events have served to encourage STEM awareness for 9th and 10th grade female NH students. This year, was close to 600 students that attended. (more…)

Section Mixer

Mark your calendar for January 20th, when we will have a Section Mixer at the Puritan Conference Center, across the parking lot from the restaurant.   There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

This is a  great opportunity to meet other IEEE members, eat some food, talk tech and beat those winter blues!

Please see Member Resources > Events for additional details and to RSVP.

New Hampshire TechIEEE Radio

Please tune-in to IEEE NH Section program TechIEEE on WBNH-LP, 105.1FM.   The show is scheduled to air on a monthly basis every third Saturday at 7AM.

We are looking for future topics and volunteers. If you would like to suggest a topic, participate in the show preparation or organize a show for a month or two, then please contact us.

Podcast of current and past TechIEEE Radio Shows are available on our TechIEEE page.