IEEE Central Texas Section
|Volume 47-09||September 2003|
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).
|Section Activities||Chapter Activities|
|The Chairman's Column||Joint Communications / Signal Processing Societies||Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society|
|The Next Section Meeting||Computer Society||Power Engineering Society|
|Other Important Events and Notes of Interest||Consultant's Network||Women in Engineering|
|Editor's Notes||Electromagnetic Compatibility Society||Joint Solid-State Circuits / Circuits and Systems Societies|
|Email List||Engineering Management Society||Student Branches|
|Product Safety Society|
I know everyone is waiting to see the results from our most recent upgrade activity. We are also. We expect around 70 new senior members when the results are posted. When the results are known they will be listed on the following web page: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/smupdates.html
T. Scott Atkinson
One benefit of particular interest to our membership is alternatives for insurance. For more than 40 years, IEEE has worked with MARSH Affinity Group Services to offer a group insurance program that provides the high quality, competitive cost, superior convenience, and wide choice IEEE members have come to expect from products endorsed by the Institute. Available exclusively to IEEE members and their families, all of these plans feature economical rates and "portability". In other words, they are not tied to where you work or what you do.
Find out more about insurance options, including:
Please visit the IEEE FAP sub-site at http://www.ieeeinsurance.com/ and let us know what you think. Another topic of importance in these uncertain economic times is employment for our members. The Central Texas Section of IEEE has recently launched a new website that includes an employment page where you will find helpful information and links to employment sites. We are also in discussions with employment agencies such as Hall Kinion to develop a mutually beneficial relationship exclusively for the CTS members. As this is a work in progress, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Membership Development Coordinator
The four schools are engaged in numerous and diverse activities to promote and enjoy engineering. All schools hosted speaker meetings and student gatherings, usually with pizza, for the benefit of its members and to attract students to engineering. Some of the schools sponsor workshops and contests for high school students. Other schools gave awards to college students. Many of the schools send their members to outside events such as the Region 5 Conference and the Rube Goldberg Competition.
And all of the schools are actively engaged in robotics competitions. They have a long history of building and entering robots into various competitions such as finding and extinguishing a candle, navigating a maze, or running a race track.
The next round of funding is competitive. The awards will vary and will be based on the merits and strengths of the proposals submitted. These proposals are due September 30th.
Dr. Brian Evans is the faculty advisor at UT Austin. Rob Mullenix is the student branch president. Dr. Wie-Ming Lin is the faculty advisor at UT San Antonio. Julian Anugom is the student branch president. Dr. Farzan Aminian is the faculty advisor at Trinity University. Jeffrey Guinn is the student branch president. And Dr. Djaffer Ibaroudene is the faculty advisor at St. Mary_s University. Leroy Ruvalcaba is the student branch president.
Note: We will NOT be using this information for any other purpose!
For further information, contact Emily Sopensky (email@example.com).
For further information, contact John Brogan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 510-353-3375
Tickets go on sale July 28 - $25 Members, $30 public. Only 200 tickets are available.
Sponsored by more than 100 engineering, scientific and education societies, as well as major corporations dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of engineering, National Engineers Week is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers and leaders in government and business. IEEE/IEEE-USA and Fluor Corporation of Aliso Viejo, Calif., are co-chairs of EWeek 2004.
All IEEE nominees will be included on the IEEE and/or EWeek and IEEE-USA web sites. An article featuring the IEEE "New Faces" will appear in THE INSTITUTE and/or IEEE-USA NEWS & VIEWS.
Nominees must hold an engineering degree, be employed as an engineer from two to five years, and have been involved in projects that significantly affect public welfare or further professional development and growth. Candidates are also asked to list languages in which they are fluent.
IEEE nominations can be submitted through the regional directors, section and GOLD chairs, or independently, and should be directed to Kelly Cunningham at email@example.com. The deadline for all IEEE/IEEE-USA nominations is Friday, 5 September 2003. For a "New Faces" nomination form, or for more information about National Engineers Week, go to www.ieeeusa.org/eweek or www.eweek.org.
Keynote speakers and peer panels with industry moderators will explore globalization as it relates to...
Registration: Early registration is available online now!
For more details: Contact Emily Sopensky, Conference Chair: 512/452-2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With billions of dollars invested in SONET infrastructures, a decade-long familiarity with SONET operations systems, and the emergence of Data over Transport features that enable new services, SONET/SDH is here to stay. That's why adopting a SONET operations, administration, and provisioning paradigm for Optical Networking systems makes sense.
Transport Carriers need Optical products, for the Metro, that integrate both TDM and WDM transport systems that leverage a fully automated optical layer and an open, intelligent control plane to provide a transport platform with the features and flexibility, and the ease of implementation for which the customers demanded. Escape from the tyranny of banded, fixed add/drop OADMs and the strangle hold they have on the transport carrier mindset and budget. Provision services when you need them, where you need them - no constraints, no compromises.
Date: Thursday, Sept 18
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: SBC Laboratories, Inc. (SBC-TRI) 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] |
Date: Thursday Sept 18
Time: 6:30 - Social; 7:00 - Dinner; 8:00 - Program
Cost: $10 for members, $13 for non-IEEE members, $2 for students
Reservations: RSVP to Kevin Nickels 210-999-7543
Location: Skyline Room, Coates Center, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
|Computer Society - Austin [for more information] |
Topic: Security IS a Quality Factor
Using ISO 9001:2000 as an example of an organizational wide quality management system, we explore some of the efficiencies that can be gained as we integrate it with the information security management system specified by ISO 17799.
Date: Wednesday, September 24
Location: Microsoft, Stonebridge Plaza, Building One, 9606 N Mo Pac Expy Ste 200, Austin, TX 78759-5933
Date: Thursday, September 11 (2nd Thursday)
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
Date: Thursday, September 25
Location: National Instruments
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|
Joint meeting with the Central Texas Section
Speaker: Dr. Graciano Dieck Assad, Chair of EE Dept at Monterrey Tec in Mexico
Date: Thursday Sept 25
Time: 6:30 - Social; 7:00 - Dinner; 8:00 - Program
Cost: $10 for members, $2 for students
Reservations: Lori Lilie 210-999-7511, by 9/23
Location: Trinity University, Skyline room, San Antonio
Engineering Society [for
Speaker: Bob Reeder, Innovative Technology/ EATON Corp.
Date: Tuesday, September 23 (third Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 - Social, 6:30 - Dinner, 7:00 - Business meeting, 7:30 - program
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
Topic: Managing Your Career: Rising in the Ranks in a Technical World
Speaker: Gail Taylor-Russell
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2003 (1st Tuesday, bi-monthly)
Location: La Madeleine Cafe, 3418 N. Lamar at 35th St. 512-302-1486
|Joint Solid-State Circuits / Circuits and
|Product Safety Society|
(currently meeting as a Working Group under the EMC Society TC-8 Product Safety Technical Committee)
Date: Sept 23 (4th Tuesday of the month)
Location: Crossroads Systems, 8300 N. Mopac
|CTS Student Branches|
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