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CIE/SF Scholastic and Special Achievement Award -2015

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CIE/SF Scholastic and Special Achievement Award -2015

The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE/USA) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is now accepting applications for the Scholastic and Special Achievement Award. The names of the winners will be announced and awards will be presented at the CIE/SF Annual Conference on February 7th, 2015.

Following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence, CIE/SF has established this award program to encourage and recognize the outstanding scholastic and special achievements of the children of its members. Selection criteria will be based on a balanced achievement of applicants' outstanding academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service. Each award winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check of two hundred dollars and shall attend the CIE/SF Annual Conference on February 7th, 2015

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.         A CIE/SF member's children

2.         Currently a Junior or Senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school

3.         Has never received the award from the CIE/SF Chapter before

 

For detail application information, please see the following link.

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CIE/USA-SF EPMC Group December Seminar

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CIE/USA-SF EPMC Group December Seminar

The EPMC (Electronics Packaging and Manufacturing Committee) Group of CIE/USA-SF and co-sponsor ITRI International will hold the December Seminar featuring “Advance in 2.5D/3D Integration Technologies” and “How do we engineers own a better future”. All CIE/USA-SF members and non-members are cordially invited to attend this very informative seminar.
Advances in 2.5D/3D Integration Technologies"
by Mr. Farhang Yazdani, BroadPak Corporation
 
                         “How do we engineers own a better future?
by Mr. Steve Zhu, Dream Builder Team
Date:  
December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
 
Venue:  
ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134.  (Free parking)
 
Admission:  
Free admission for CIE-SF members, $5 for non-CIE-SF members
 
Registration:
Pre-registration on-line is required:  Please click here to register on-line.
 
CIE/USA-SF membership:
Please visit http://www.cie-sf.org/membership to join CIE-SF membership and enjoy discounts to all CIE-SF events.
 
Co-Sponsor:

ITRI International, Inc

 

First Topic:
 
Abstract
As the semiconductor industry migrates toward extreme monolithic foundry level 3D heterogeneous structures for mixed-signal components and systems, 2.5D/3D silicon interposer and through silicon via (TSV) technology will play a significant role in next generation packaging solutions. It is ubiquitous that 2.5D/3D integration technologies are well suited to realize high density and high performance heterogeneous systems. 2.5D/3D integration technologies rely on TSV technology, wafer thinning/handling technology, micro-bump technology, EDA tools, advanced pathfinding and design optimization technology. This talk presents the latest advances in 2.5D/3D integration technologies as well as its economic and opportunities.
 
Bio: Farhang Yazdani
Farhang Yazdani is the President and CEO of BroadPak Corporation, a provider of total solution to develop and launch low cost 2.5D/3D products.  Previously, he served in various management, technical and advisory positions with leading semiconductor companies worldwide. He is frequently invited to speak at the international events. He has numerous publications and US patents issued and pending in the area of Packaging and Assembly, serves on various technical committees and is a frequent reviewer for IEEE Journal of Advanced Packaging. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a member of AICHE, ASME, IEEE, IMAPS, SPE and the Society of Rheology.
 
 
Second Topic:
 
Abstract
This topic will cover a broad area of topics regarding personal financial planning. 
The aging population, the endangered Social Security system, the gone forever of the pension, the rapid changing economic cycle, people in America are facing big challenges for their financial matters. It is said nobody plans to fail, but fail to plan. Financial Planning likes playing a game, it takes top down strategic method. You need to think short term, mid-term and long term. How to save for college (529, Coverdell, 7702A)? What is EFC? How to control the risk of your retirement (401k, IRA, Roth IRA ...)? How to maximize the tax saving? How many types of insurance are there? What are their pros and cons? Why Long Term Care (LTC) gets more and more popular? 
People frequently find themselves loss in the investment. Have you ever been in the dilemma that whenever you invest, the market crashes, and whenever you cash out, the market grows? Are you looking for a more certain and duplicable way to manage your asset? People often think financial planning equals investment planning; and investment planning equals buying stocks or real estate. This seminar will help you get out of this endless cycle by focusing more on the fundamentals. We sincerely hope you will find these information valuable. More importantly, how to implement it into your busy life.
 
Bio: Steve Zhu
Steve Zhu got his Master’s Degree in engineering from University of Florida. In 2004 he started to shift his focus from engineering to Financial Planning and Business Development. He and his associates have operations in Bay Area, Southern California as well as Portland area in Oregon. Steve has conducted numerous financial seminars through the years. He and his wife Lina are also council members of the Dream Builder Team that did $50M revenue in last 12 months.
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CIE/USA-SF Short Course – Chinese Medicine -2 (for the scientific and engineering minds)

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CIE/USA-SF Short Course – Chinese Medicine -2 (for the scientific and engineering minds)

Date #1 October 23 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #2 November 6 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #3 November 20 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #4 December 4 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #5 December 18 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #6 January 8 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #7 January 22 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #8 February 5 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Admission:Free for CIE-SF life time member, $10 for general CIE-SF members $20 for non-CIE-SF members

Registration Here

 

Healthcare is becoming the hottest topic for not only governments and individuals but also investors and high-tech companies. Many billions of dollars have been invested in the sectors from disease research to merging digital health. However, with all the investments, the US healthcare system fails to deliver the results and its costs continue to rise rapidly, given the fact that the current medical system focuses on “sick care” not “health care”.

   One of the changes that can help reduce healthcare costs is through preventative care. Among various methodologies, Chinese Medicine is starting to get more recognition worldwide. Chinese Medicine is experiencing a global renaissance as a result of its integrative approach into one’s daily lifestyle.

   In this introductory series of 8 lectures (10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, and 1/22), we will discuss the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine with the focus on the Shang Han Lun (傷寒雜病論) and the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (黃帝). From time to time, we will discuss the ideas of leveraging new technologies such as Big Data and Quantified Self, which will make “mass customization” possible for Chinese Medicine.

   Due to the nature of the topic, we will conduct the lectures in Mandarin Chinese. For those students who attended the similar lecture series earlier, please note that some topics might be repeated while we will spend more time in diagnosis and real patient applications this time.