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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. 09
October 2011

www.ieee.org/orlando

Calendar of Events:
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IEEE Orlando Section Women In Engineering Committee Dinner

Date:

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Place:

Olive Garden, Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, Fl 32803. 

RSVP:

IEEE members please R.S.V.P. to Parveen.Wahid@ucf.edu if you will be attending.

Contact:

Dr. Parveen Wahid
Parveen.Wahid@ucf.edu
www.ieee.org/orlando

IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Time:

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

- Awards Banquet Preparations
- Start Search 2011 Report
- Nominating Committee Report
- Appointment of Election Committee
- Budget Preparation for 2012
- RAB Awards Nominations - Deadline Oct. 15
- FCIEEE Awards - Nov. 1 Deadline

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

Joint Meeting of the IEEE Life Members with the Orlando Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering

Topic:

"Critical Infrastructure: Systems of Systems Analysis". Additional details are found on the website: www.incose.org/orlando/

Date:

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Time:

Complimentary buffet dinner starts at 5:45pm.
Program 6:15 pm (1-2 hrs)

Place:

SAIC Science 2 Building in the UCF Research Park

Cost:

None. Dinner is provided courtesy of our sponsor SAIC with RSVP.

RSVP:

Please note that there is a sign-up prompt to register for this event by end of October 18 so they can get a proper attendee count if you wish to attend.
David E. Flinchbaugh
(doctorflinchbaugh@yahoo.com)
IEEE Orlando Section Life Member Committee Organizer.

IEEE Orlando Section Awards Banquet

Date:

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Time:

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner. During this event, cash bar is available in the banquet room.

Speaker:

Dr. Jim Anderson, talk: "Top 10 things every engineer needs to do for a successful career". bio.

Place:

Sheraton Orlando Downtown

Cost:

IEEE Member and Guest: $25/person
IEEE Student Member and Guest: $15/person
IEEE Life Member and Guest: $15/person
Awards Winner and Guest: FREE
Student Scholarship Winner: FREE
Others: $40/person.
Valet parking is $6/car.

Menu:

~ Salad ~
Caesar Salad w/Dressing on the Side
~ Entrées ~
Chicken Marsala
Grilled Shrimp Brochette Marinated in Lemon Grass Teriyaki
Roast Sliced Sirloin w/ Cabernet & Mushroom Sauce
Vegetarian
All Entrées Served with Chef’s Fresh Seasonal Vegetable and Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter
~ Sweet Ending ~
Lemon Cake

RSVP:

RSVP required to Mike Orlovsky, by October 21st, 2011 (Friday) Noon.

Call for Nominations for 2012 Section Officers

The Orlando Section elects officers for a term of one year beginning January 1st. 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)  will be accepting nominations for Section Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer). Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Nominations Committee on or before November 7th, 2011.
 
The Section membership may make a nomination for new Section Officers by submitting qualify petitions. A qualify petition shall meet the following criteria:
  • Specify the office.
  • Bear the signature of at least 1% of the voting Section members.
  • Contain statement of the nominee's consent to serve.
  • State nominee's qualification and biography.
  • Be delivered to the Section Nominations Committee on or before November 7th, 2011 by 5:00 PM
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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  • For qualifying Life members, Society fees are waived (IEEE Bylaw I-108.8).
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  • Life members continue to receive the same benefits that are available to other IEEE members. 
  • IEEE Financial Advantage Program (includes IEEE Insurance Program)
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. 

 

Member Recognition
The Orlando Section Monthly seeks member achievements:
If an IEEE colleague received an award, promotion, appointment, or any other achievement, please inform The Orlando Section Monthly so it can run a notice in its monthly Member Recognitions column. In addition to providing the member's name, please include a brief biography of the member's career and a description of the achievement. Send all notices to

 

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