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Next Meeting, Tuesday, May 22, Eddie Schoenthal on Lightning Protection

Join us at our meeting on Tuesday, May 22, for a presentation on Lightning by Eddie Schoenthal of Bonded Lightning Protection. Eddie has over 21 years of experience in the lightning protection industry with Bonded Lightning Protection and was awarded “Presenter of the Year” for the 2006 year by the Lightning Safety Alliance. Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by dinner, the presentation, and a discussion. Students eat free and accompanying spouses pay member rates. Please email our Secretary, Stan Friend, you plan to attend. His email is

More information please see the announcement.

Many Thanks to Blane Leuschner

A big thank you to Blane Leuschner, Regional Manager, Square D Power Systems Engineering Services for his insightful presentation titled, What You Should Know About Breaker-Transformer Interactions to Reduce the Chance of Early Transformer Failure. From the April 24 presentation it was clear that transformer installation takes a lot more thought than setting it on a pedestal and connecting the wires.

Thank you for the Brain Party

On May 1, The Austin Chamber of Commerce and IEEE Central Texas Section joined as partners to bring us the first ever Austin Brain Party -- a celebration of Austin engineering. Engineers drive Austin's tech industry. The event provided time for socializing with exciting engineering discussions, excellent live music by the Guy Forsyth Band, and a large variety of goodies to eat (more than we all could consume). We thank all the sponsors, Amplify, Dell, IBM, IEEE, itzbig, and Austin Chamber of Commerce for their support and particularly Amplify for theit kind hospitality and use of their facility.

Continuing Education

Certificates. Mike Noth will be emailing certificates to all attendees to January's meeting that checked "yes" on the sign in sheet. You may also pick up your CE certificate at February's meeting.

Analog Newsletter

Some attendees of our meetings have not been receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter, The Analog. If you are an IEEE member, your subscription is automatic to your profile on record at IEEE. IF you are not a member, you may subscribe. Details are provided at the Analog Webpage.

Be advised that there is not a lot of traffic on this list intentionally.  The list manager tries to keep it below 3 emails a month - The Analog, the mid-month reminder, and maybe an emergency announcement, but we prefer 2 emails a month.

Updated 2007 May 2 by Don Drumtra

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