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Welcome to the IET Southern California Online Community

The Southern California Network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET SoCal Network) volunteer committee organizes an annual program of 10 or so technical lectures, meetings, tours, and events that are open to IET members and non-members alike, usually for free or at nominal cost.

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 MyCommunity (or use your IET member login) and also follow us on Twitter @IET_SoCal, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Our online community respects Metcalfe's law which states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n^2); so please jump right in, complete your profile, add a profile picture. participate in our events, and contribute your gifts, ideas and knowledge to the community.


Registration has opened for the USS Iowa - Docent Led Tour - November 14th, 2015 See 

The event is in San Pedro, Calif., and starts at 09:45 AM at the entrance to the USS Iowa Battlehip Museum.  Event details can be found at
Toyota Mirai presentation by Jackie Birdsall - October 3rd, 2015 in El Segundo , Calf.

This presentation was extremely informative, the enthusiasm and knowledge of the speaker was clearly visible.

Thank you to all those who attended - see Richard's blog for more details of the event.

Jackie Birdsall (our speaker) stands proudly in front of the production Toyota Mirai


An earlier Event - Edwards AFB  and Air Force Flight Test (AFFT) Museum Tour

April 24th, 2015 - 5 hour tour of Air Force Flight Test Museum and Edwards Air Base - the largest USAF Test Center in Western USA.

Tour attendees in Museum Restoration Hangar in front of F-117 Nighthawk

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is a development and test organization of the United States Air Force. It conducts research, development, test, and evaluation of aerospace systems from concept to deployment. It has test flown every aircraft in the Air Force's inventory since World War II. The center employs nearly 13,000 people and controls the second largest base in the US Air Force.

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The Network organises technical lectures, visits and other events in and around Southern California, with most of our members living in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. All are welcome to attend events, including non-IET members, as well as friends and family.  We also aim to provide opportunities for the sharing and exchange of information.
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Members and guests of the IET in Southern California, ranging from teenagers to those over half a century older enjoyed a fantastic talk from Jackie Birdsall talking about the upcoming Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell car. As one of the engineering team who had been working on this for 12 years Jackie was able to answer every question that a room full of engineers ... read more...
Posted by Richard Tregaskes on IET Southern California Network Oct 3, 2015 11:58 PM BST

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If you have an interest in the Mars Rover and all things space, there is an event open to all this Saturday - - we will be there, come and say hello.
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