Birck XPS Workshop

I would like to announce that a new XPS workshop “Practical aspects of XPS: from sample preparation to spectra interpretations” has been scheduled on December 7-9, 2021at 9 am – 1 pm. Every research group using or planning to use Surface Analysis characterization tools should have at least one trained student.

Course Description: XPS is widely used to determine the chemical composition of a surface (element concentrations, chemical states, lateral and depth distributions, etc.). Nowadays XPS has become a standard technique for the characterization of solid surfaces. The course will teach how and what information can be provided by XPS. The quantification of the XPS data will be discussed in detail (thickness calculation, coverage, atomic percentage, etc.)

Registration is at

Cost is $250.

Instructor: Dmitry Zemlyanov (

Virtual Graduate Open House at University of Utah

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. at the University of Utah is hosting a Virtual Open House for prospective PhD and MS students. We’d love for you to attend this virtual event.  They will be going over general program information, how to apply, and how to finance your degree. They’ll also have faculty discussing research opportunities in their labs.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about their MS and PhD programs and see if it’s a good fit for you!

ECE Virtual Graduate Open House at the University of Utah

Thursday, November 30th  at 7:00 pm MST

Please RSVP using this link below to receive the Zoom link to the meeting:

IEEE Fall 2021 Code Cafe

Are you interested in learning how to code Python or teach others how to code?

Purdue IEEE is seeking students and mentors for Code Cafe, their semesterly Python workshop! At Code Cafe, mentors are grouped with students based on each student’s programming experience. The goal is to teach Python at a variety of different skill levels.

The event will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 12pm-5pm in ARMS 1103 and 1109. Students who attend at the event will receive free food throughout the day! and volunteers will receive free shirts as well. 

The event begins at noon, but as a student, you may leave whenever you feel you learned what you came for. 

To apply to be a Student, please fill out this form by November 29th:

To apply to be a mentor, please fill out this form by November 29th

If you have questions or concerns about code cafe, please read this FAQ document:

If you have any additional questions please reach out! Code Cafe could not be possible without the incredible volunteers who take their time to help others and IEEE is incredibly grateful for you to take the time. 

Job Opportunity for ECE Undergrads

If you are graduating between now and summer and would enjoy managing and supervising undergraduate design projects, please consider the following position. Start date is flexible. There is an experience requirement, but it is possible to satisfy the experience requirement with internships and student employment such as undergraduate TA positions. UTA positions are treated as half time for purposes of experience calculation. Full time internships and co-op positions count as full-time experience. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Johnson,

KLA – Free Bagel and Donuts 11/17

KLA has been kind enough to sponsor a Free Bagel and Donut Day on November 17th! Come by the HKN Lounge in EE24 between 7:30AM and 5:00PM to claim your free bagel or donut! I hope to see you all there!

KLA is the leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer that supplies process control and yield management (inspection and metrology) systems for chip and nanoelectronics manufacturers. KLA invests large percentage of the revenue in Research and Development to come up with state-of-art solutions that enabled the high volume final production of the latest semiconductor technology node (5nm, 3nm and beyond). KLA has opened a $200 million second headquarter (the AI and Modeling Center of Excellence) at Ann Arbor. John Luo, a recent Purdue EE graduate and now an algorithm engineer at KLA, will give a short introduction of KLA and what KLA does and to answer any questions you might have about careers at KLA.

KLA | Leaders in Process Control & Yield Management (

JLG Info Session and Free Pizza

JLG is hosting a tech talk on 11/16 in the HKN Lounge (EE24) from 6:30 to 7:30PM and will be providing free pizza! They will be showcasing some of their exciting/emerging technologies and will have some time for questions/networking. JLG is an American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of access equipment used in construction, industrial maintenance, and material handling. We hope to see you all there!

2022 CNF REU Program Announcement

During the summer of 2022, the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program from June 7th through August 12th. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see complete list of restrictions and eligibility requirements online).

The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. CNF REU interns work with their assigned faculty and graduate students on projects using the unique resources offered at CNF and Cornell University. Convocations are held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in concise scientific presentations. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

CNF REU interns receive a $6,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocations, and final reporting is mandatory. (The 2021 CNF REU Program reports are online at

A complete application includes: the online application, an unofficial transcript, a personal essay and resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. The online application deadline is Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern).