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IET Local Networks
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The SoCal Network organises technical lectures, visits, and other events in and around Southern California.  Most of our members live in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. All are welcome to attend events, including non-IET members, as well as friends and family.
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CA, United States
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116

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Welcome to the IET Southern California Online Community

To stay informed about upcoming events and to network with other members in the Southern California engineering and technology community, please register for a free account on Engineering Communities (or use your MyIET member login) and also follow us on Twitter @IET_SoCal, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You should also subscribe to the California Newsletter, and any other newsletters of interest to you. For more info, contact the Community Organizing Committee.

If you are a STEM undergraduate student looking to set up a local OnCampus Group or Young Professional (YP) looking for mentorship, networking, or leadership opportunities, please email the SoCal Committee at: Socal-LN@ietvolunteer.org
 
Community Announcements: 
Achievement Award Nominations: Help us to recognise individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering or technology, or demonstrated exceptional commitment, by nominating them for an IET Achievement Medal or other awards. ​Visit: www.theiet.org/achievement​ . Nominations close 17 May 2019 
Volunteer Core Value Awards Nominations:  ​​For more information and the nomination page please go to ​the Volunteer Core Values Awards page on the main IET website.​This is an opportunity to show your appreciation to ​those wonderful volunteers you know, who are passionate about engineering and technology and commit some of their free time to sharing that passion with others!  Nominations close 30 June. 2019.

The 2018/19 IET Global Challenge is now closed for entries, closing date was 14-March-2019: 
Undergrads and Young Professionals check out this exciting competition for teams of young innovators aged 18-35. Use your engineering, technical and commercial skills to develop an innovative solution to a real world problem - the increasing plastic waste in our oceans!.  You can decide which of the
two challenges you would like to enter. Opening date was 14-November-2018 and the Closing date is 14-March-2019. Follow these hashtags to follow competition and challenge announcements: #IETGlobalChallenge, #IETSaveOurSeas, #BinsForGreenSeas.  Find out more about how you can take part> or contact globalchallenge@theiet.org
Community News:
!t's hard to believe Concorde, manufactured by BAC (later BAe and BAE Systems) and Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale and Airbus), first took flight 50 years ago and was designed with slide rules and wind tunnels. Ricky Bastin, former senior Concorde engineer and aviation historian, presented an interesting talk on the development of supersonic flight and Concorde at the IEEE building in Irvine, California on September 7th, 2019. He also discussed ongoing developments in supersonic passenger aircraft and potential successors to Concorde.  read more...
 
City of STEM Science Festival, 6 April 2019
The SoCal network volunteers exhibited at the City of STEM science festival on Saturday, April 6, at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, CA, as one of nearly 100 STEM exhibitors and hands-on activities from dozens of organizations around Southern California.   read more...
 
The IET  SoCal LN  organizes 60-person tour of Virgin Orbit's Long Beach manufacturing plant to learn about its vehicles, the LauncherOne rocket and its 747-400 flying launch pad, dubbed Cosmic Girl.   read more...

As we come to the end of our fiscal year, we thought it would be interesting to summarize and reflect on some of the events and volunteer activites we've been involved with as IET volunteers  for the Southern California Local Network (LN).   read more...

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It's hard to believe Concorde, manufactured by BAC (later BAe and BAE Systems) and Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale and Airbus), first took flight 50 years ago and was designed with slide rules and wind tunnels. Ricky Bastin, former senior Concorde engineer and aviation historian, presented an interesting talk on the development of supersonic flight and Concorde at the IEEE building in Irvine, California on September 7th, 2019. He also discussed ongoing developments in supersonic passenger aircraft and potential successors to Concorde.  read more...
Posted by David McQuiggan on IET Southern California Network Sep 29, 2019 2:01 am BST

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