Newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.
IEEE Activities and Links
The Chairman's Column
FALL PLANNING MEETING - AUGUST 21ST
The Section held one of our semi-annual planning meetings on August 21st
Section officers presented budget status, and conference results and plans. The Chapter officers shared their successes for the first half of the year, and laid out their plans for the remainder of 2004. Students from the four Branches in our Section made presentations (covered in more detail by the Section Student Liaison Paul Kaschube later in this issue of the Analog) of their activities and plans. We also hosted two high school teachers from
FIRST Robotics is a program that offers a great opportunity for Section members to volunteer with schools in their area, assisting High School students to construct robots. This program is strongly supported by the IEEE. See their web pages for more information about the 2004 robotics competition held in
A PowerPoint presentation from the Meeting will be available shortly on the Section Web site for downloading.
"Supersize" your IEEE Membership - Upgrade to Senior Member Status
If you have a baccalaureate degree in engineering and seven or more years of professional experience you are eligible to apply for upgrade to Senior Member Grade. Complete upgrade information, including requirements can be found at: www.ieee.org/membership/upgrade.html
If you meet the requirements but never seem to have the time to complete an application, we invite you to come to an "upgrade" event on Thursday evening, October 21st at Trinity University in San Antonio. (A similar event will be held later this fall or in the spring in the Austin area.) Senior and Fellow members who have been through this process will be at the meeting to provide assistance in reviewing your applications. We will have computers available to help you to finalize your application if needed. After the event, the Central Texas Section will assign Senior and Fellow members to serve as the required references. Refreshments will be provided.For more information, check the CTS website at: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ or contact Joe Redfield at JRedfield@ieee.org
POSSIBLE NEW CHAPTER FOR THE
New Chapter of the Power
Electronics Society Forming There are about 100
members of the IEEE Power Electronics Society in central
APPRECIATION & KUDOS
At the Fall Planning Meeting on Saturday, August 21st in
Awards were presented in the Student Poster Competition at the Texas
Symposium on Software Engineering held on Aug. 28 at the UT Pickle Campus
We continue to work to get you more involved in your professional association. We always welcome your feedback (John.Purvis@ieee.org). Please let all our leaders know how we are doing and please feel free to make any suggestions or recommendations.
John R. Purvis, PE
Branch Report: Student Branch Funding First Round
Paul Kaschube, Student Liaison
Student Branch Presentations
The Fall Planning meeting of the IEEE Central Texas Section
Chris spoke of the variety of projects at UT San Antonio. They will conduct workshops and tutorials for its members. The branch has been asked by the athletic department to repair and enhance a remote control blimp to be flown over athletic events. And the student government has asked the branch to assist in the formation of a radio station.
Brandi emphasized the focus of the Trinity proposal is for the benefit and enhancement of its student members. This will be done through pizza talks, cash awards, robotic competitions, and field trips.
Willie stated one objective of St. Mary’s proposal is to raise the awareness of IEEE on its campus. Part of the funds will support these activities by providing pizza, refreshments and T-shirts. The student branch also does service work as promoted by the St. Mary’s.
With fall term starting, one primary activity for all the
branches will be to recruit new members during the first several weeks. Their recruitment efforts benefit the
Central Texas Section directly because it gets a rebate for every student
member. Each school has a host of
activities planned. But each will be
looking ahead to the Region 5 Conference in
The second round of Central Texas Section funding requires the branches to prepare a competitive proposal by September 30th. The amount granted to a branch from the remaining $4,000 will depend on the strength and merit of its proposal.
Note: The IEEE Central Texas Section budgeted $10,000
to support the four student branches in the section. The student branches are UT Austin, UT
Communications/Signal Processing Societies
Speaker: Dean Bekken, Senior Product Line Manager, Carrier
Networks, ADTRAN, Inc.,
(Note: We are no longer meeting
at the SBC's Labs, Inc., 9500 Arboretum, Dr.,
Reservations: If you plan to attend, please send Email to Howard Headrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for planning purposes.
Society - San Antonio [for
Reservations: Required by
Time: – Networking, – Dinner, - Program
Cost: $10 members/ $2 students/$13 non-members
Location: Skyline Room,
Speaker: Matt Wright
Program: Salvaging Legacy Code in a New Environment
Parking: Please note that we have parking instructions on the Web site. The Alamo Stadium parking is reserved for Alamo Stadium Event parking. Please check out the instructions at http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/meeting_details.htm#Location%20&%20Directions for the parking by Laurie Auditorium.
Reservations: Required by
Hope to see you at the meeting.
Computer Society - Austin [for more information]
PLEASE CHECK WEB SITE BEFORE THE MEETING
Consultant's Network [for more information]
Date: Thursday, (2nd
The consultants' web directory has been updated. The directory is to be found at http://www.alesu.com/xltrp/ieeecons/listzero.htm
Electromagnetic Compatibility Society [for more information]
Electron Devices Society Meeting (for more information: www.ieee.org/texedc)
Meeting Location: MER160, Room 2.114 J.J. Pickle Research Campus
Topics & Speakers: Impact of Deuterium Incorporation on Threshold Voltage Stability Improvement and Plasma Induced Damage Reduction of HfO2 Devices - Hsing-Huang Tseng; Advanced Gate electrodes: Challenges and Opportunities - Prashant Majhi
Abstracts & Biographies: www.ieee.org/texedc
RSVP: Send email to Andrew.Lin@freescale.com
Engineering Management Society [for more information]
The next meeting is being planned for October, 2004. An email will be sent to each active Chapter member when the details of the meeting are finalized.
We would like to announce the selection of the New
Chapter Chair – Elect: Leslie Martinich (email@example.com). Leslie is highly motivated and is eager to
take the helm of this emerging Chapter.
On behalf of the Chapter, she will be attending the upcoming
International Engineering Management Conference, IEMC 2004, being held
The Chapter and its partner, University of Texas Dept of Electrical and
Computer Engineering just completed the 5th
Annual IEEE-UT Engineering Management Conference, held on the UT
Campus, August 12-13th. The
conference presented a two track program of topics relative to the challenges
faced by today’s engineering managers.
Attendance was around 100. Planning is already underway for next
year’s conference which may have a new name: EMC 2005. A special thanks to our very own
If you have questions or need information on our Engineering Management Society Chapter, contact Steve Prough, Co-Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Topic: The UTSA Bioengineering Program
Cost: The cost will be $17 per person.
Reservations: Please email or call in your reservation
Speaker: Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Agrawal is a Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. The topic will be “Status of the UTSA Bioengineering Program.”
Directions to the
Note: Building 33 is under construction.
For further information, please contact David G. Kilpatrick, P.E., 210-695-1406, email@example.com.
Women in Engineering
[for more information]
Nov. 9: Tour of Sematech Clean Room from .
See WIE website for details and reservation. http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/wie/.
Circuits / Circuits and Systems Societies
Product Safety Engineering Society
Topic: Product Design for the EU, Technical Highlights and Pending
Future meetings will Oct 19, and our November / December meetings will be combined into one meeting in early December, date to be announced.
We encourage you, others in your organization, or other
interested parties to participate in our meetings every month. The PSES meets
at Crossroads Systems, 8300
Chapter Chair: Daniece Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To learn more check out: http://www.theinstitute.ieee.org/inst_art.jsp?isno=09031&arnumber=09031_9w.newssociety§ion=5
Laser and Electro-Optics Society
For information contact Ray Chen email@example.com.
CTS Student Branches
University of Texas at Austin [for more information]
University of Texas at San Antonio [for more information]
AUTOTESTCON 2004 – San Antonio
AUTOTESTCON 2004 conference beginning with
seminars on 20 Sep and continuing with a technical program 21-23 Sep.
The theme for the show will be "Technology and Tradition Unite in
IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems -
for Wireless Networking, Co-sponsored by IEEE Signal Processing Society and
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society The
2004 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS'
04) is an annual workshop that is co-sponsored by the Signal Processing Society
and the Circuits and Systems Society. SiPS' 04 will
be held in
2004 IEEE Information Theory Workshop
The IEEE Information Theory Society will sponsor the conference entitled "2004 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) (#9676)". This conference will be held
2004 IEEE 7th Workshop on Workload Characterization (WWC 2004)" (Meeting #10167) -
Please be advised that the IEEE Computer Society will sponsor the conference entitled "2004 IEEE 7th Workshop on Workload Characterization
(WWC 2004)" (Meeting #10167). This conference will be held
October 25, 2004in . For further information, please contact, IEEE Computer Austin, TX
Society,Conference Services, 1730 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036-1992,+1 202 371 1013, +1 202 728 0884 (Fax), or Conference Services
at +1 732 562 3878. IEEE Operations Center
2005 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and
Exposition - APEC 2005 (#10091)" –
Industry Applications Society & Power Electronics Society will sponsor the
conference entitled "2005 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and
Exposition - APEC 2005 (#10091)". This conference will be held
Important Events and Notes of Interest
Bexar Chapter TSPE October Meeting & Engineering Ethics Course
Speaker: Jimmy H. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
Subject: Engineering Ethics
Time: Registration & Social Gathering: 11:00 am to 11:30 am, Meeting:
Cost: $ 20 for TSPE members, $ 40 for non-members, (A box lunch will be provided)
Contact: Carolyn Cornish by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 210-375-9000 Provide: Name (Name that will appear on certificate),
Company, Phone number, Member/Non-Member Status
Speaker: Dr. Jimmy Smith is a Professor of Civil Engineering at
President 1994-1996 - National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE),
Member - (1993-1998) NSPE Board of Ethical Review,
State President (94/95) -
Note: This meeting will provide you with 1.5 PDH’s which will more than meet your Ethics requirement for P.E. license renewal.
Optical Fiber Communication Conference &
Exposition (OFC) and the National
Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) will take place together on
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