IEEE Central Texas Section
|Volume 47-10||October 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|
This is a must attend event for every IEEE Central Texas Section Member. We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that our speakers are the best available to address the individual topics:
T. Scott Atkinson
In the competition, teams of three seventh- and eighth-graders design and build model cities of tomorrow. The students, with the help of a teacher and engineer-mentor, must design a city that functions, write an essay and abstract, and defend their city before a panel of judges.
For more information, contact Carol Rieg, Future City Competition national director, at 877-636-9578, or via e-mail at CRieg@futurecity.org. Visit www.futurecity.org for a list of participating regions and regional coordinators.
The USA Jobs Protection Act is sponsored by respected Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress and, if enacted, will:
Use IEEE-USA's Legislative Action Center (ihttp://www.capwiz.com/ieeeusa/) to look up your U.S. Representative and Senators by zip code and send a message. Do it today!
For more information, contact IEEE-USA's Vin O'Neill at 202.785.0017 or email@example.com.
According to the IEEE-USA committee, grid investment may require the construction of additional power lines and generating plants, while also looking to new technology and innovation to improve system reliability. Grid cooperation includes making reliability incentives compatible with economic incentives. Plant operators' authority and communications facilities must be sufficient enough to deal with reliability concerns in a timely manner.
IEEE-USA supports legislation (H.R. 6) empowering FERC to create an Electric Reliability Organization that gives NERC the legislative authority to assure the reliability of the complete North American electric system, including elements in Canada and Mexico.
IEEE-USA's statement came in the form of responses to questions posed by the House committee, which is chaired by Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.). For the entire document, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org/forum/POLICY/2003/082903.html.
For more information, go to http://www.ieeeusa.org/notable/HillSearch.asp.
Note: We will NOT be using this information for any other purpose!
For further information, contact Emily Sopensky (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 "on-line upgrade" event on Wednesday evening, October 22nd at Trinity University in San Antonio (A similar event will be held in the spring for the Austin area.) We will have computers available to submit applications on-line. Senior and Fellow members will be at the meeting to help you fill out your Senior Member application. After the event, the Central Texas Section will assign Senior and Fellow members to serve as the required references. Refreshments will be provided.
TSSE will be held at the UT Pickle Research Campus (Commons Building) in Northwest Austin, TX. For more information about the location venue please see: http://www.utexas.edu/facilities/commons/attendees.html
For more information about this conference as it becomes available, please check the UT ARISE web site later this year at: http://www.ece.utexas.edu/arise/
Mr. Moore will initially describe the current state of the North American market which is designed around the first-generation SONET Network Elements. He will then introduce the key technological improvements brought by these Next-Generation SONET Network Elements and demonstrate how they will contribute to the next revolution of the North American network.
Date: Thursday, Oct 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for planning purposes.
|Computer Society - San Antonio [for more information] |
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: Software Requirements: 10 Traps to Avoid
Date: Wednesday, October 8
Location:IBM, 11501 Burnet Rd, Bldg. 908, Austin, TX 78758
The study itself adds insight into current knowledge of the brain. It provides a framework from which to organize existing knowledge. It forces component level models of neurobiology to be considered from the system or whole. Silicon costs are expected to continue to decline. In a decade, the issue will not be why, but when and by whom.
Date: Thursday, October 9 (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
Speaker: Mr. Chris Kendall, CKC
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 6:30 Social, 7 PM Lecture
Location: National Instruments
Management Society [for
If you are interested in the Engineering Management Society, contact Steve Prough, Vice-Chairman, email@example.com.
in Medicine and Biology Society|
Engineering Society [for
Speaker:Kolher Switchgear-- Rheuben Hair Stewart and Stevens
Date: Tuesday, October 28 (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
Speaker: Liz Coker
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2003 (1st Tuesday, bi-monthly)
Location: La Madeleine Cafe, 3418 N. Lamar at 35th St. 512-302-1486
|Joint Solid-State Circuits / Circuits and
Topic: No meeting planned for October
|Product Safety Society|
(currently meeting as a Working Group under the EMC Society TC-8 Product Safety Technical Committee)
Date: Oct 28 (4th Tuesday of the month)
Location: Crossroads Systems, 8300 N. Mopac
|CTS Student Branches|
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