IEEE Hou YP July 2019 Newsletter


 Moon-gazing Event: Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary (July 12th, 7:30 pm–10 pm)

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This year marks 50 years since humankind first landed on the moon. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the IEEE Houston Section & IEEE Houston  Young Professionals invites all members to attend the George Observatory’s  Moon-gazing event.

Come explore the Apollo 11 lunar landing site, lunar plains, mountain ranges,  and more through the observatory’s telescopes and speak to expert astronomers!

In the event of overcast skies, telescope/facility tours and talks by the observatory’s expert astronomers will still take place.

 IEEE YP HOU April Networking Boba Tea & Game Night (July 17th, 7-9 pm)  What better way to network than with some Boba Tea & board games!

Network with local young professionals and students with free boba for IEEE members from The Teahouse  Tapioca & Tea. IEEE members must register to get the free boba upon attendance. This location has board games, but feel free to bring your own!

NOTE: IEEE members MUST register (with membership number) to get the free Boba upon attendance.

 “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon” by Frank Hughes (July 18th, 5:30—8:45 pm)

This joint ASME-IEEE Seminar will include a dinner and presentation by retired NASA Chief of Space Flight  Training, Frank Hughes. Come out and participate in this seminar celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo

  1. 11. Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates will be available to participants at the conclusion of the event

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IEEE EVO 2019 – The Evolution of You (August 2-3, 2019)  Registration for this dynamic leadership conference is now open!  IEEE-USA’s two-day flagship event will challenge you to think differently while embracing innovation and creativity. You’ll develop valuable new relationships and share insights with industry peers, all while expanding your knowledge on the journey to becoming a more effective leader.


Call for ParticipationVoLT Track 1

To all that are interested in getting more involved or to those who are already involved with IEEE volunteering, the IEEE organization highly encourages VoLT participation as a pipeline into volunteering roles. Completing the program is a great way to maximize your membership as it opens many different paths your involvement can take. Track 1 must be completed prior to July 9th in order to be considered for Track 2. Please don’t be discouraged as Track 1 can definitely be completed prior to the deadline. Myself and a few others are taking Track 1, so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. For more information please take a look at the document attached.


All YP members are invited to join the Whatsapp YP Group Chat. This is a casual group chat, and everyone

is encouraged to use this resource to ask any questions or share any news/events you are interested in.


(Interesting Non-IEEE events going on around Houston)

Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston

 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit Ongoing

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London,  features exceptional images that capture fascinating animal behavior, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

MOON Exhibit (In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing) – Ongoing

The massive 21 meters wide, high-resolution image used to create the moon artwork,  was created by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center. The imagery was taken by a NASA satellite carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera launched in  2010.


 Catalysts: Mixer and Elixirs: Space Theme (July 19th, 8-10 pm)

Pop on over to mingle, clink your cocktail glass, and break out your best dance moves. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the live band, dancing, cash bars, and the city’s best food trucks. The perfect party, where the science club meets the social set, happens each month from June through August. Hitting this scene is a sure sign of intelligence!

Know of other interesting events coming up? Send them to me via email and I’ll be sure to share them on the next newsletter.

Rosario Diaz

Young Professionals Chair

IEEE Houston Section


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