IEEE Central Texas Section
A Newsletter of the Central Texas Section (www.ieee.org/CTS)
of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.
Published monthly (Deadline is the 25th day of the previous month),
John R. Purvis, Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chairman's Column
The Next Section Meeting
No Section meetings are planned for June.
Student Chapter Activities
Other Important Events and Notes of Interest
Section Member Survey Continues
We will continue conducting the survey of the IEEE Central Texas Section
membership for a few more weeks. This web-based survey is quick and easy, just go to http:
and submit your information. In the interest of providing better service to our
new and current members of the IEEE CTS, we'd like just a little information
about you to help us know more about this Section's membership.
Note: We will NOT be using this information for any other purpose!
For further information, contact Emily Sopensky (email@example.com).
UT/IEEE Central Texas Section Engineering Management
The 4th annual UT/IEEE CTS Engineering Management Workshop, "Management of
Product Liability", will be held August 14-15 in the large auditorium at the
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons building. Registration is $165 on or before
July 17, $195 after. Visit www.UTclee.org or
call 512-471-3506 to reserve your seat. For more information click
15th Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards
The 15th Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement
Awards (HENAAC) will be held October 16-18, 2003 in Austin, Texas, and the
academic host is the University of Texas. It includes workshops for students and
a Career Fair; a summit where national leaders from the various Hispanic
technical organizations meet annually; and a national awards show to honor
recipients of the HENAAC annual awards.
For more information on HENAAC visit their Web site at
or contact Gerald Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sections Congress 2002 Report
Most of the leadership of the CTS attended the Sections Congress held
last October in Washington D.C. The final report from SC 2002 has
been published on the web at http://www.ieee.org/sc. Click on "SC2002" and
then "Final Report" in the left menu bar. This is a large pdf file because of
photos and charts that are included.
Kudos for CTS Members
- Dr. Robert H. Bishop, P.E., professor and holder of the Myron L. Begeman
Fellowship in engineering, has been named the chair-elect of the Department of
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at
- Thanks to all those who participated in Engineering Week 2003 activities.
Among those from CTS participating were: Faizul Alam, Charles Foldes, John
Griessen, Phillip Hekmati, Daniel Henderson, Sandra Johnson, Gregory Ledenbach,
Yue Luo, Christina Lynch, Cherly Malatras, Bob Minns, Elmer Moreno, M. John
Peterson, Mathew Rankin, John Reysa, Laucresha Salmon, Marty Schmooklerlmartins,
Ed Seymour, Bill Taylor, Madeline Vega, Carl Wentzel and Ronald Woan.
- CTS member and IEEE Fellow Dr. Russell D. Dupuis, a professor of
Electrical Engineering at UT Austin, is the 2004 recipient of the John
Bardeen Award, given by the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. He
also received the Alumni Honor Award for Distinguished Service in
Engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois
- CTS recognized by IEEE for Senior Member Upgrade efforts. Click here for full article
Central Texas Section Society and Affinity Group Chapter Activities
Topic: Enabling Enterprise Remote Netorks through VPNs
Speaker: Nizam "Nick" Uddin, CCIE
- Why VPN - the drivers that are causing enterprises to consider and switch to
VPN from traditional remote access technologies
- VPN classifications - the different segments and the different flavors of
- Enterprise VPN Technologies - a discussion of how the different VPNs
(specifically MPLS and IPsec) handle authentication, access control,
confidentiality, and data integrity
- Enterprise VPN Solutions - Mobile Office, Home Office and Branch Office
Time: 6:30om - 9:00pm
Location: SBC Technology
Resources, Inc. (SBC-TRI)m 9505 Arboreturm Blvd., Austin, TX
Reservations: If you plan to attend, please send
Email to Howard Headrick at email@example.com for planning purposes.
|Computer Society - San Antonio [for more information] |
Topic: No meeting is scheduled for June
Reservations: Contact Kevin Nickels,
|Computer Society - Austin [for more information] |
No meeting is scheduled for June
Topic: How to Avoid Semiconductor Failure
When the physics of failure mechanisms are understood, reliability can be
imporved by how we use or design semiconductors. Semiconductors can fail
because of heat, voltage (electric fields), current (magnetic fields),
humidity or temperature cycling. Some examples will be shown and
Speaker(s): Bill Thorpe, P.E., co-founder of
Date: Thursday, June 12
Time: 6:30pm -
Networking, 7:00pm - Program
Location: China Star Restaurant, 6134
Hwy 290E, Austin, Texas, located at the north east corner of IH-35 and 290E
The consultants' web directory has been updated. The directory is to be
found at http://www.alesu.com/xltrp/ieeecons/listzero.htm
Compatibility Society [for
Management Society [for
If you are interested in the Engineering Management Society,
contact Steve Prough, Vice-Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of interest may be the Graziadio Business
Analysis site at Pepperdine University [These materials are the responsibility
of the authors and publisher of the newsletter and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of IEEE]
in Medicine and Biology Society [for more information]
Engineering Society [for
Topic: UPS Technologies, and when each should be used
Speaker: Mahesh Morjaria, Phd.
Date: Tuesday, June 24
Time: 6:00 - Social, 6:30 - Dinner, 7:00 - Business meeting, 7:30 -
Cost: $10, free for students
Reservations: For further information, please contact Susan
Thompton or Steve Kanetsky, at 512-326-3380
Location: El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 2910 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX
in Engineering [for
The Women in Engineering Chapter of Central Texas is planning
to meet on the first Tuesday of every other month in Austin.
Topic: To Be Determined
Speaker: Debra Winegarten, author
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Location: To Be Determined
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