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Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Roanoke.

Credit Invitation

IEEE SouthEastCon Student Hardware Competition

Virginia Tech and VMI
SoutheastCon Robotics Teams

Abstract: Each year, Region 3 of IEEE hosts a student competition in robotics, and the student branches of IEEE at Virginia Tech and VMI compete with other colleges and universities in the Southeast.

This year the objective is to simulate the sorting of containers at a port. Different colored and sized boxes will be picked up by the robot and sorted for shipping by rail, sea, or air.

Details of the competition can be found here:

IEEE Southeastcon 2013 Student Hardware Competition

The competition was recently held in Jacksonville, FL between April 4-7, 2013. Each team will be giving a presentation on their design strategies, how they built their robots, and how their robots performed in the competition.

Meeting Details:
Thursday April 18, 2013
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc)

Holiday Inn – Roanoke
3315 Ordway Drive
Roanoke, VA

Directions to Holiday Inn – Roanoke:

From I-81, take exit 143 onto I-581 S.

Take exit 3-W onto Hershberger Rd. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Ordway, going past WDBJ-7, Zaxby’s Chicken, Big Lots, and turning right into the Holiday Inn’s entrance.

RSVP by 5 PM, Monday, April 15, 2013. Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary needs/restrictions.

Joe Hartwell,

George Williams,

Continuing Education
One Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this meeting. Please see Dr. David Livingston at the meeting to sign up for the credit.

Invitation to Judge the Virginia Junior Academy of Science
The Virginia Junior Academy of Science will hold its 2013 Research Symposium at Virginia Tech, Wednesday, May 22. Students in grades 7 thru 12 will report on original research they have conducted. Judges are needed in all fields. Follow the link above for details.

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The Virginia Mountain Section (VMS) of the IEEE has been serving members in the Southwest corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1949.

We currently have two Student Branches in local universities and colleges:

  • Virginia Military Institute
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and the VMS Consultants Network Affinity Group

The purpose of this Affinity Group is to share information concerning consulting opportunities, and to make a list of consultants and their areas of expertise available to potential employers.

Anyone wishing to be added to this group, or desiring more information should contact David Livingston,

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