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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly
Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties


Vol. XLIV No. 10
November 2011

www.ieee.org/orlando

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Time:

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting
Tentative
Agenda:

- Nomination Committee Report
- Appointment of Election Committee
- Final Budget for 2012
- Election of Chapter Chairmen
- Preparations for Holiday Party
- Region 3 Award Nominations - Deadline Dec. 1st
- FES Award Nominations

Place:

Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.

Cost:

Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP:

IEEE Orlando Section ExCom Members: Register Here 
Others:
Register Here

Contact:

Dr. Xun Gong
407-823-5762 - Office
www.ieee.org/orlando

IEEE Orlando Chapter of the Joint Society on Control Systems; Robotics and Automation; and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (JS-CSRASMC) - Technical Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Time:

6:30 - 7:00 pm. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 pm. Topic: "Advances in Robotics and Automation for Medical Care"

Place:

Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.

Cost:

FREE to all IEEE members and non-IEEE technologists.
To attend you must RSVP the contact no later than Monday, 5:00 pm, November 14, 2011

Contact:

William Hortos,
Chair, Orlando Chapter of the Joint Society on
CS, R&A, and SMC
w.hortos@ieee.org

IEEE Orlando Electron Devices Chapter Technical Meeting

Date:

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Time:

TBA.

Speaker:

Mr. Charvaka Duvvury from Texas Instruments

Place:

UCF

Cost:

Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

Contact:

Wen Liu
IEEE ED Chapter Interim Chair,
wen_liu@ieee.org

Nominees for 2012 Section Officers

The Orlando Section elects officers for a term of one year beginning January 1st. On November 8th this year's Nomination Committee formed by Dr. Donghui Wu (chair) (donghui.wu@ieee.org), Mr. George McClure (g.mcclure@ieee.org) and Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram (sundaram@mail.ucf.edu)  presented the following nominees at the ExCom meeting who were contacted and are willing to serve if elected:
  • Chair: Michael Orlovsky
  • Vice Chair: Stanley P. Buchanan
  • Secretary: Ravi Rajaravivarma
  • Treasurer: Lynn Guthrie
 
IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Member!
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Member!:
  • Jun Wang
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 15 October 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The next and last IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting of 2011 will be held on 19 November 2011,
in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

NEWLY ELEVATED SENIOR MEMBERS - RECEIVE US$25 VOUCHER TOWARDS A NEW IEEE SOCIETY: IEEE provides all newly elevated Senior Members with a voucher worth up to US$25. It can be used to join one new IEEE Society. The voucher expires on 31 December of the year in which it is received. 

For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2011
review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage:
http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/index.html.
For Senior Member inquiries, contact senior-member@ieee.org.


Helpful Senior Member web links:
Senior Member Update
Senior Member Application
Senior Member Reference Form
Senior Member Nomination Event Guide

 

For Sale: Top-Quality Multiuse Nylon Bags with Orlando Logo
The bag has been designed with many zippered compartments and can be carried with either a shoulder strap or handles. These sturdy, versatile bags are suitable for travel (they fit under an airline seat), for gym/athletic apparel, for electronics accessories, or for books.

The bags have been donated to the IEEE Orlando Section by the Chair of the AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference. As such, they are available only through the IEEE Orlando Section at the deeply discounted price of $15.00, payable in cash or by check to the IEEE Orlando Section. 

To purchase these bags or for additional information please contact Dr. William (Bill) Hortos, 

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Volunteers Needed - SoutheastCon 2012 Conference in Orlando
The Region 3 annual conference, SoutheastCon, will be held in Orlando in the spring of 2012.  This is a good opportunity for section members to get experience in helping to manage a significant technical conference.  Currently there are opportunities in committees for local arrangements, technical program, registration, sponsorship solicitation, papers reviewers, exhibits, publicity, contest competitions, and hospitality (among others).  For further information, send email to , with "2012" in the subject line. 

 

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