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March 2019 Meeting Notice

Broadcaster's IP Workshop


Thursday March 21st, 2019


8AM - 3PM Class
3PM - 6PM Test


Starz Entertainment LLC, 8900 Liberty Circle,
Englewood, CO 80112, Conference room S127
Starz visitor parking is on the west side of building


Broadcaster's IP Workshop


Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE

Please be reminded that the deadline to be signed up for the CBNT certification exam is this coming week, Thursday, February 21st.

Join your SBE Chapter 48 colleagues in a special 6-hour IP networking workshop led by SBE's Wayne Pecena. This IP workshop will be directly followed by an SBE proctored exam, with potential to receive SBE's Certified Broadcast Network Technologist (CBNT) certification! Exam takers will need to have signed up one month prior to the workshop (no later than February 21st) to participate in this SBE proctored exam.

SMPTE members are also welcome to take the workshop and exam. Check the following page for Information on non member certification:

Certification and SBE Membership
While membership in the SBE is not a requirement of the Certification Program, and because SBE members share in the overhead cost of all SBE activities, non-member certification fees are higher.

Non-members who certify at a technologist or engineering level are eligible to receive membership in SBE through April 1 of the following year. We hope you take advantage of this proposal. It is our hope that you will like what SBE has to offer and will want to continue your membership and support of your Society.

About the exam:
SBE Proctored exam time is limited to 3 hours and is open book, and open internet. Wireless internet will be available for the exam. See SBE certification FAQ here:

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served, along with refreshments during the workshop. This event is limited to 30 participants, so register quickly!

Register Now:
Please register for this event by filling out the form on the SBE site accessed by
                                                  CLICKING HERE

Interested in CBNT certification? Sit for the certification exam following the workshop from 3 pm to 6 pm ET in the same location. Exam registration is separate. Click on the link below for an application to be completed and returned, with payment to Certification Director Megan Clappe at Deadline to receive payment for the certification exam is March 1st. Once approved, you will receive an approval letter and exam materials.
                                            DOWNLOAD TEST APPLICATION

Speaker Bio:
Instructing is Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE. Wayne is the assistant director of educational broadcast services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University. In this position, he serves as the director of engineering of TTVN: The Enterprise Videoconference and Data Network serving the Texas A&M University System and Public Broadcast stations KAMU-TV and KAMU-FM serving the Brazos Valley area. He has more than 35 years of broadcast telecommunications experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed private pilot and holds Amateur Radio Operator License N1WP


                  Many thanks to our sponsors for this event:
                                            Telos Alliance
                                            Broadcasters General Store
                                            RF Specialties of Texas
                                            Colorado Public Radio
                                            Broadcast Tools

Tom Craig
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven, Chairman,
SBE Chapter 48


IEEE Women In Engineering February 2019 event notice:

Help Build Something Cool!

As a sustaining member of our organization, we are posting the Denver Women in Engineering Events to gain a broader distribution of something that should be of interest to our members


Saturday, February 23, 2019


10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST


Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, Room 510


Build Something Cool!

#WIE need your support for the local IEEE affiliate K-12 team’s  5th annual “Build Something Cool” event on Saturday February 23rd at the Downtown Auraria Campus in Denver. In past events, over 80 kids built an electronics project of their own and got to talk to real life engineers. See past photos here!  #WIE need volunteers to help teach soldering and help with some cool sewing of smart fabric kits.

This is a FREE event  for grades 6 to 12 thanks to the support of our sponsors-  Participating Kids 6-12 receive electronics kits of their choice, the required tools, guidance on how to build it, and lunch for everyone! Kids even get to keep what they build!

This year the IEEE also have an added “experimental” kit selection to add more Art to STEAM projects.

Parents: Visit   for details and to reserve your spot!

If would like to volunteer to help build something cool, register here:

If have questions, please email Kate Landow

If there is a member interested in hosting a “science table” please also email Kate. The organizers have shared that they would be interested in tables such as the Physics of light measurement. That seems to align well with the SBE/SMPTE expertise!

Check in periodically to the IEEE WIE webpage for information about upcoming events as well as past meeting notes.


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