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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. 08
September 2011

www.ieee.org/orlando

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Time:

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

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

Star Search 2011 and Scholarship Awards
Application Deadline is Extended to Sep. 16th, 2011
The IEEE Orlando Section announces the request for nominations for the 2011 Orlando Section Awards, which will be presented this fall. The Orlando Section presents six awards annually:
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator
  • Outstanding Engineer
  • Outstanding Service
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
Nominees must be IEEE members in good standing and have been a resident of the Orlando Section for the past three years.
 
Any Orlando Section member in good standing may make a nomination for the Orlando Section Awards
 
Also, the Orlando Section presents Undergraduate / Graduate Scholarship Awards each calendar year. Nominees must be IEEE student / graduate student members in good standing, currently enrolled as undergraduate / graduate student in an engineering program located in Orlando Section's 5 county (central Florida) area as well as at time of the award. The Awards Committee essay topic for the 2011 scholarship award is: "Engineering and Healthcare. "

Write an essay no less than 800 words. It's can be how engineering have helped to better today's or future's healthcare. It can be your thoughts or point of views how engineering should better the healthcare. Healthcare is broadly defined here can be any parts of the process of healthcare, e.g. delivering, managing, etc. It can be about healthcare in a particular area of the world, or in general.
 
Nomination forms can be found at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r3/orlando/awards.htm and additional information about the nomination procedure can be found at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r3/orlando/Awards_forms/Awards_guidelines.doc
 
The application deadline is extended: the award and scholarship packets must be received by 16th September 2011, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Any questions or further clarifications for awards and scholarship packets, can be e-mailed to:
Dr. Donghui Wu,*
321-281-4561 - Office
321-946-0648 - Cell
 
Official transcripts and/or application packets should be mailed to: 
Dr. Donghui Wu 
PO Box 721794 
Orlando, FL 32872

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 will be accepting nominations for Section Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer). Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Nominations Committee at  on or before October 10th, 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 at on or before October 10th, 2011 by 5:00 PM
IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Members!
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members!:
  • Eric W. Worden
  • Debbie L. Hall
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 6 August, 2011 in Calgary, Canada. The next IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 17 September 2011, in Detroit, MI, 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. 

 

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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