About The Denver Chapter
Of The IEEE Power Electronics Society
The Denver chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) was founded in fall of 2004. The chapter has been active holding regular meetings and holding special event like a rare in-person tutorial by Dr. Middlebrook of CalTech and the two-day hands-on seminar "Microcontrollers For Power Supply And Other Analog Engineers".
The Denver Chapter is fairly active. We typically schedule four meetings in the fall (September, October, November, and December) and three meetings in the spring (March, April, and May).
Meetings typically start at 6:30 PM with a half an hour of socializing and networking. Pizza and soft drinks are usually served.
At 7 PM, any announcements are made and any business items on the agenda are handled (never more than a few minutes), followed by a presentation on a technical or professional development topic. We usually wrap up by 9 PM.
We ask meeting attendees for a voluntary a contribution to help offset the cost of the pizza and refreshments. Any amount is appreciated and no one watches the donation jar to see if you did or did not contribute.
The Denver Section stretches from Castle Rock, Colorado in the south to Cheyenne, Wyoming in the north - from the continental divide out to Kansas and even into the Black Hills area of South Dakota. With members spread over such a large area, meeting locations are rotated to give as many people as possible a chance to attend a meeting local to them at least once a year. Our typical meeting locations are at CU Boulder; the Colorado School of Mines in Golden; Westminster; and Fort Collins.
Regular Meetings Are Open To The Public!
We welcome any interested person at our regular meetings - you do NOT have to be a member of the IEEE or Power Electronics Society to come to the meetings! In fact, our meetings are a great place to meet and network with other folks in the power electronics business in the Denver area. You never know what you might learn about good work going on in the Denver area, new information on technology, or even what companies might be looking to hire!