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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.

Dr. Marcel J. E. Golay,  A Retrospective

May 2019


Dr. Marcel J. E. Golay,  A Retrospective


Dr. Marcel J. E. Golay was born in Switzerland and received the License of Electrical Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1924. Golay then joined Bell Labs in the U.S. for four years before going to the University of Chicago where he received the Ph.D. in physics in 1931. He then joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Ft. Monmouth, NJ where he spent much of his career during WWII and thereafter.

Dr. Golay was well known in the field of optical instrumentation; he was a consultant with and later employed by Perkin Elmer for many years where he improved the Golay Infra-Red Detector. Golay applied mathematics to many problems resulting in contributions to communication codes, error detecting and correction codes and other advances in electronics. Golay returned to the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich near the end of his life.

Robert D. (Bob) Hunter
Speaker's Bio:

Robert D. (Bob) Hunter is a retired manager of regulatory compliance and consultant whose published books treat intellectual property (IP) from a management perspective (not a "how-to"). Bob was one of the founders of the IEEE Consultants organization and served as Chair of the Central Texas Section (1980). Bob is a Life Senior Member (LS) of the IEEE, a Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and a Fellow of The Society for Standards Professionals (SES). Bob obtained BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University in 1959 and 1962, respectively. Bob was employed at Philco as a Patent Engineering Specialist for 12 years.
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Networking at 6:00 p.m., business and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
Map: map
Cost: $5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. BBQ dinner is optional on your own.
Reservations: Please register here to ensure we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.
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If you are interested in professional career development and cross-training in varied technical fields, please consider joining the Central Texas Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!

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