From: sec-r03@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG on behalf of Karlovic, Steve
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
To: r3-excom2008@IEEE.ORG; d.green@IEEE.ORG;
Cc: Tom Wandeloski; Slavica Malobabic; Xun Gong;
Donghui Wu; Kalpathy Sundaram
Subject: IEEE Orlando Section Report
Issues requiring action by the Region 3 Committee
Opportunities for Engaging the Member,
Volunteer, and Non-Member:
The Section has established annual student scholarships to benefit multiple
undergraduate and graduate students from the two Student Branches in the
Section. The first awards will be made this Fall.
- a Women
in Engineering affinity group has been formed, has had more than three meetings.
and has invited two distinguished speakers to address the group. Our GOLD affinity group remains
- The Section has sponsored more than 15 students fom the University of
Central Florida Student Branch to attend IEEE Southeastcon.
- Planning to
send the Vice Chair to Sections Congress. Chair will also attend although not
as the section delegate.
Notable Section Activities:
EXCOM meetings have been held monthly. Chapter technical meetings
have been held as follows since the last
report: October (4), November (2), January (1), February (2). One Antennas & Propagation/Microwave
Theory & Techniques Joint Chapter meeting had 140
annual Section Awards Ceremony was held on 16 October. Honorees
included Mr. DanZhou Liu & Mr. Zhiwei Liu - Graduate Student Award,
Dr. Kalpathy B. Sundaram - Outstanding Engineer Award, Dr. Ronald
DeMara - Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. Three
section nominees were recognized with IEEE Florida Council Awards in November:
Dr. Kalpathy B. Sundaram - Outstanding Engineer, Dr.
Ronald DeMara - Outstanding Engineering Educator, and Mr. Thomas Wandeloski - Outstanding Service
Award. Drs. Sundaram and DeMara will also be recognized with the respective Region
3 awards. We are very proud of our Section members who have been
recognized with Florida Council, FES, and Region 3
- Past Region
3 Director and IEEE Fellow
George McClure was recognized with
the Florida Engineering Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the FES
awards during E-week in Feb 08. This
will be presented to Mr. McClure at Southeastcon in Apr 08.
The Section held its annual holiday party on 4 December. More
than 50 members and guests
- The Section
co-sponsored the 2008 IEEE Electron Devices Colloquium along with the IEEE
Electron Devices Society,University of Central Florida IEEE Student Branch, the
UCF Student Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, the UCF Student Government
Association, and the UCF School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
internationally recognized lecturers gave talks on topics including electron
device evolution, new memory technologies, electrostatic discharge protection,
nano-particles in semiconductor processes, high
frequency field-effect transistors, advanced germanium technologies, and
optical modulators for analog fiber links.
- Our AESS Chapter is once again active and
annual Section Picnic is planned for Sunday, April 13.
- A joint Section and Student Branch
Professional Awareness Conference is being planned for September.
Chair - Steve
Vice Chair - Donghui
Treasurer - Kalpathy
Secretary - Xun
Chapters Chair -
Section Chair, Senior Member, IEEE