Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
Announcements and Events
May18, El Gallo, Senior Member Upgrade Event
We know that many members never take
the time to apply for Senior Membership, either because
they think the requirements are too high or they think
it would take too much time.We would like to show you
that neither of these reasons should be an obstacle.
First of all, the basic requirement for Senior Membership
is 10 years in the profession with 5 years of significant
performance. Significant performance can include responsibility
for, or major contribution to, important scientific or
engineering work, publication of engineering or scientific
papers, books or inventions, development of courses and
related activities. Most engineers with 10 years in the
profession will meet these requirements. Details and
examples are given on the IEEE
web site Secondly, your application can be done quickly.The
IEEE web site has forms and instructions available for
download and completion off-line. And finally, to make
the submission as easy as possible, the Central Texas
Section is holding this Senior Member Upgrade Event in El
Gallo Mexican Restaurant in south Austin, TX from
We will have computers available to review and complete
you application. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ALL STEPS
IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS DURING THE EVENING. Senior
and Fellow members who have been through this process
will be at the meeting to review and provide assistance
in completing the application. After the event, the
CTS will provide Senior and Fellow members to provide
the required references. For those interested, dinner
and/or desert can be purchased at the restaurant.
Things to Do
- Call, 522-3729, or email Joe
Redfield to let us know you will be coming.
- Bring the following to submit your application
at the event:
- Electronic copy in MS
Word format of your application filled out
with the following:
Electronic copy of a recent resume (to be submitted
with the application)
- IEEE member number
- Degrees, schools and dates
- Current position, company, and title
- List of professional experience
- List of achievements demonstrating significant
Plan to join
us and UPGRADE YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
Member volunteers are needed to coach members on
the filling out of the SM application at the event
AND/OR the writing of references for members submitting
applications at the Senior
Member Upgrade event listed above.
The coaching of the application process
is at the event on Wednesday night and will involve
being a the event location starting at 5:30 till
completion which I suspect will be around 9 PM.
The event is scheduled to start at 6 PM and complete
at 8:30 PM. ( v Technically it is not required for
you to be a senior member to coach at the event.
If you are not currently a Senior member, I will
brief you in all you need to know to fill out your
own application and to coach others.)
you are able to come to support the event, the
Section will pay for your dinner. As the
event is scheduled to start at 6 PM. I am asking
that event volunteers come no later than 5:30 to
get briefed on the process and eat your dinner.
As we are having the event at a restaurant we will need
laptops with the current version of word to allow
members to modify their applications at the event.
Although not required, if you can bring one or
more laptops, that would be a great contribution.
If you are interested in serving, or need further
information, please let Joe
May 24, El Gallo, Critical Power Distribution Systems
Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM for
M. N. (Mike) Filley's presentation on Critical Power
Distribution Systems. Distribution systems for providing
reliable electrical power at industrial facilities, data
centers, and telecommunications centers have evolved
considerably over the past few years. Mike's presentation
will discuss some of the latest distribution systems,
their pros and cons, and the difficulties in achieving
the "perfect" system--reliable, selective,
safe and cost-effective. Mike is a P.E. with the Austin
field office of the Square-D
Company. For more information, please see the announcement.
The meeting will be held in El
Gallo Restaurant in south Austin, TX from 6-8:30
PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Stacy
Certificates. Please pick up your CE certificates
for IEEE meetings at the next meeting.
If you have questions about your certification for
certification for the NEC seminar, please email Beckey
Stallcup at email@example.com
big thank you to--Mark Hunter of Invensys Process Systems
On Tuesday, April 26, Mark
Hunter presented a summary of supervisory control
and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control
systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
His talk included technologies, advantages, and disadvantages.
Mark showed how hybrid control system architecture
fills the gap between DCS and PLC systems. He concluded
his presentation with an overview of system security
issues, including physical security, control system
security, network security, and integration legal mandates.
He was also kindly proficed a copy of his presentation
slides. Mark is with Invensys
Process Systems .
We really appreciate Mark traveling from Chicago to
for this presentation. Thank you.
National Electric Code ® Changes--Thank
A big thank you to James Stallcup, Sr., President
of the Electrical Section of NFPA, Chairman of Code Making
Panel 14, and principal member of several technical committees,
for conducting the February seminar on the 2005 changes
to the National Electric Code®. Here are
a couple photos of the event.
Also a round of thank you applause to our
sponsors, without whom this seminar would not
have taken place.
- Siemans Energy & Automaton, Inc.
- Square D--A brand of Schneider Electric
- 3 M Electrical Products
Finally thank you to the over 100 participants who
helped make this seminar a big success.
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