Toledo Section Activities
Watch this page for updates to Toledo Section activities and events.
2013 IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Program
The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying U.S. electrical engineering undergraduate students. As long as the scholar continues to meet renewal standards, he or she will receive up to three years of funding — US$2,000 the first year, $2,000 the second year and $3,000 the third year — interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.
Carl Selinger Talk: "Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School"
The Toledo Section of IEEE presented a talk by Carl Selinger: "Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School" on Thursday, April 11th, 2013. The event was hosted at the University of Toledo Engineering facilities in the newly renovated SSOE Seminar Room, Room 1027, in Nitschke Hall.
Project Management Workshop, Oakland University in Rochester, MI
Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00 AM. Four Hours by an certified PMP with awarded PDHs. Cost is $25 for IEEE Members, $50 for non-members.
Toledo E-Week Banquet
This year's National Engineers' Week Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 PM in Parkway Place in Maumee, OH. Toledo IEEE has reserved a table for IEEE Toledo Section members and guests for the discounted rates of $15 per member/guest and $5 for student members.
The banquet speakers will be Bill Spracher and Casey Pieretti, co-owners of Amp'd Gear.
Toledo Section Recognized for Membership Development
The Toledo Section was recognized by Jim Howard, IEEE-USA President, and the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for its positive net growth in higher grade members during the 2012 membership recruitment cycle (completed in August).
Toledo ISA 2013 Exhibit Information
The Toledo Section of ISA is hosting its Vendor Exhibit and Seminars event on Tuesday, March 19th from 11:00 - 6:00 PM at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, OH.
UT-IEEE Participates in IEEEXtreme 6.0 Contest
This year, our student chapter registered two teams of three students each in the IEEEXtreme 24-hour Programming Contest.
- Sandy Debruyne
- Taylor Killian
- Christopher J. Volny
- Wesley Hedrick
- Joe Pietrykowski
- DaKota Reid
The contest was out of 1,941 teams internationally with 34 teams from Region 4. That puts both teams in the top 20% performers in an international competition with over 5,000 participants from over 60 countries.
Additionally, a special thanks is due to section members and UT EECS faculty Drs. Kaur, Molyet, and Green for proctoring the event.
IEEE 2012 Institute Night was on November 15
This year's featured speaker was Dr. Mohsin Jamali, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo. He discussed his research is developing a radar/IR camera/acoustic system for monitoring and detection of wildlife near wind turbine farms. This work can lead to the development of mitigation techniques for wind farm applications.
Officers were confirmed for the 2013 Section Executive Commitee.
The Nominating Committee has reported and the section Executive Committee has accepted the attached list of candidates for 2013 . Please send in a nomination by email to Bryan Curtis (BJCurtis@matrixti.com), if you (or someone you know) are interested in participating as Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or Member-At-Large for 2013. Nominations from the membership are being accepted until October 18 2012.
UTMC Simulation Center Tour was on October 10 2012
IEEE Toledo Section had a tour and technical presentation at the University of Toledo Medical Center Simulation Center on Wednesday, October 10.
The new $36 million simulation center can teach numerous students how to prepare themselves for their future profession. The center is among the first health-science campuses in the nation to incorporate I-Space — a four-sided virtual immersive room with 3-D computer-aided design walls. This technology can create an unlimited number of virtual images allowing learners to travel through the heart of a human body or experience being inside a human blood cell.
Tour of I-280 Solar Array was on September 25 2012
IEEE Toledo toured the I-280 Photovoltaic field off Galena and Central Avenue on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. Alan Bowen of Advanced Distributed Generation discussed the design process, installation of the field, and other solar topics.
Tour of MidWest MicroDevices Facility was on September 12 2012
IEEE Toledo members visited the MidWest MicroDevices facility on September 2012.
MidWest MicroDevices is a dedicated wafer foundry for Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micro-sensors and specialized thin film devices. They provide MEMS and non-MEMS thin film fabrication processing for emerging to medium volume applications. Their facility includes Class 10, Class 100, and Class 1,000 production areas for precise standards of cleanliness and quality along with a full set of micro-fabrication tools.
MidWest MicroDevices equipment set and facility are designed to meet the needs of the modern MEMS customer, providing processing flexibility and capability. MidWest MicroDevices support their customer’s needs from concept and design, to initial prototype and volume production. Their clientele includes Fortune 100 companies in Biomedical, Aerospace, Defense, Transportation and Instrumentation industries.
IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop series was in Detroit September 7 and 8 2012
Smart Tech Workshops offered parallel, all-day track sessions that allowed attendees to immerse themselves in a given technology. Tracks included: Introduction to Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle Engineering, Electric Vehicle Engineering, Software Engineering Essentials, Employment and Career Assistance.
The two-day workshop was held at the Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center, 34911 Van Dyke Avenue Sterling Heights, MI 48312.
IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarships Available
Students who are interested in the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) scholarship can apply by June 30 2012. Last year 93 PES scholarships were awarded, our region received 18. If interested please read the PES Scholarship Plus Overview for details on eligibility and how to apply.
Please read the sponsorship flyer if you are a sponsor interested in supporting the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative.
Requirements for Selective Coordination of Low Voltage Circuit Breakers Was on April 19 2012
IEEE Southeastern Michigan Power Chapter invited IEEE Toledo members to the above seminar. The speaker was Edwin Wickman, Specification Engineer, GE Industrial Systems. This event took place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at GE Training Location, 2 Towne Square, Southfield Michigan 48076. More background to the talk can be found on this link.
Cloud Computing Lecture Was on Feb 29 2012
A distinguished lecture on Cloud Computing by Dr. Mazin Yousif was held on February 29 at the Electrical Industries Building (TECA Office), Rossford, Ohio. One PDH was offered.
Dr Yousif also gave a daytime presentation on March 1, in the SSOE Seminal Room, Nitschke Hall 1027, University of Toledo College of Engineering.