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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties

Vol. XLIII No. 08
September 2010

Calendar of Events:
Employment Assistance:
IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, September 7th., 2010


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting


Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.


Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.


Donghui Wu  
321-281-4561 - Office

321-946-0648 - Mobile


Star Search 2010 and Scholarship Awards - Due September 1st!
The IEEE Orlando Section announces the request for nominations for the 2010 Orlando Section Awards, which will be presented this fall. The Orlando Section presents six awards annually:
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator
  • Outstanding Engineer
  • Outstanding Service
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
Nominees must be IEEE members in good standing and have been a resident of the Orlando Section for the past three years.
Any Orlando Section member in good standing may make a nomination for the Orlando Section Awards. 
Also, the Orlando Section presents Undergraduate / Graduate Scholarship Awards each calendar year. Nominees must be IEEE student / graduate student members in good standing, currently an active member in one of the Orlando Sections’ IEEE Student chapters, and currently enrolled as undergraduate / graduate student in an engineering program at time of the award. The Awards Committee essay question for the 2010 scholarship award is: "What are the three most important leadership qualities/traits which make an Engineering leader successful and explain your reasons why you picked them."
Nomination forms can be found at and additional information about the nomination procedure can be found at
The award and scholarship packets must be received by 1 September 2010, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The mailing address for all award and scholarship packets is:

Tom Wandeloski
Chief Technology Officer
C/O TDW Consultants, LLC
5224 West SR 46, Suite 141
Sanford, FL 32771

Any questions or further clarifications for awards and scholarship packets, can be e-mail to Thomas M. Wandeloski,  
IEEE Life Members Affinity Group Meeting


Saturday, October 2nd., 2010


2:00 - 4:00 PM


Dr. Forrest M. Bird, inventor of the life-saving respirator which is found in most hospitals around the world. He is a very accomplished inventor, entrepreneur, and aviator, and he was installed in the Inventor's Hall of Fame several years ago. Click here for more information.


The Orange County Public Library, at the corner of Magnolia and Robinson in Downtown Orlando.


Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.


Dr. David Flinchbaugh, 


IEEE Membership Benefits: bringing together a trusted voice, global community, and profession
The IEEE is the world's largest technical society, bringing members access to the industry's most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.

New Benefits:

  • IEEE memberNet
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  • Microsoft Software Offer for IEEE Students 
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  • E-book Archive
    IEEE and Wiley Press offer members access to over 220 e-books via IEEE Xplore
Forming an IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group
The Orlando section is interested in organizing an affinity group for Women in Engineering, following the Florida West Coast Section and Northwest Florida Section which have already done so. The group is open to all who support women in engineering, regardless of gender. The annual membership fee is $25 and includes electronic access to the WIE membership directory and WIE Newsletter. Membership is free to Life Members, Student Members and Graduate Student Members. Those interested should contact Membership Development chair, Dr. William (Bill) Hortos,   by email with WIE in the subject line.


Benefits and Status of IEEE Life Membership
  • Dues and Regional assessments are waived for a Life member. 
  • For qualifying Life members, Society fees are waived (IEEE Bylaw I-108.8).
  • Individuals may receive reduced member rates at IEEE sponsored conferences. IEEE Policy 10.1.15 (Conference Registration Fees) indicates "There must be a reduced fee, waiver of fees, or fee differential for Student members. Reduced fees, waiver of fees, or fee differential for unemployed IEEE members, retired members, and Life members, and for special registrants (e.g., guests, speakers, and exhibitors) are permitted at the discretion of the Conference Committee. The individual registration fee for retired members and for Life members must be no more than that for Students."
  • Life members continue to receive the same benefits that are available to other IEEE members. 
  • IEEE Financial Advantage Program (includes IEEE Insurance Program)
Volunteers Needed for AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference, Marriott World Resort and Conference Center, Sep. 11-16, 2010
The AUTOTESTCON 2012 Conference needs volunteers - both active student and non-student IEEE members in the Orlando Section to staff Registration Booths. Registration will be open daily from Sunday, September 12, through the morning of Thursday, September 16. Hours for conference registration can be found at the conference website, . Details of the compensation for student and non-student volunteers are available from the Registration Chair, William Hortos, . Compensation requires a commitment of at least 4 contiguous hours for the day(s) designated by the volunteer. Volunteers for Registration Booths must notify the Registration Chair of intended day(s) and hours of service prior to September 6, 2010.

The AUTOTESTCON 2012 Conference also need volunteers (restricted to non-student IEEE members of the Orlando Section) to staff the Information Booth. Volunteers must have knowledge of the sites and resources in the Greater Orlando area. The Information Booth will be open during the hours of conference registration. Details of the compensation for volunteers to the Information Booth are available from the Registration Chair, William Hortos, . Compensation requires a commitment of at least 4 contiguous hours for the day(s) designated by the volunteer. Volunteers for the Information Booth must notify the Registration Chair of intended day(s) and hours of service prior to September 6, 2010.

Note that basic conference registration for AUTOTESTCON 2012, including the Technical Conference and Exhibits, is free to active IEEE Graduate Student Members, Student Members, and Life Members with the provision of Member ID#s. Additional items and events at the conference are not complementary. Online registration is now open until August 23, 2010 at After August 23, 2010, conference registration is on site.


Volunteers Needed - SoutheastCon 2012 Conference in Orlando
The Region 3 annual conference, SoutheastCon, will be held in Orlando in the spring of 2012.  This is a good opportunity for section members to get experience in helping to manage a significant technical conference.  Currently there are opportunities in committees for local arrangements, technical program, registration, sponsorship solicitation, papers reviewers, exhibits, publicity, contest competitions, and hospitality (among others).  For further information, send email to , with "2012" in the subject line. 


Member Recognition
The Orlando Section Monthly seeks member achievements:
If an IEEE colleague received an award, promotion, appointment, or any other achievement, please inform The Orlando Section Monthly so it can run a notice in its monthly Member Recognitions column. In addition to providing the member's name, please include a brief biography of the member's career and a description of the achievement. Send all notices to


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