IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 51, No. 9 - October 2018


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 51, No. 9 - October 2018

Section/Society Chapter/Affinity Group Events

Section News

Member Recognition


Employment Opportunities

  • Local Job Openings
    • Security Design Leader - Justice Facilities
    • Robotics Part Time Faculty Member Position Available at Valencia College

Other IEEE News/Events

IEEE Orlando Section Annual Awards Banquet

Topic: "Future Developments in Avionics and Software".

Guest Speaker: Our AES Related Technical Guest Speaker will be James Beahn from the Kennedy Space Center

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Place: The Citrus Club, Temple Room, 255 S Orange Ave #1800, Orlando, FL 32801

IMPORTANT NOTE: Orange Avenue will be closed from Washington Street up to Jackson Street starting on Friday at 10am-5am on Sunday. Please take Anderson street exit from 1-4 or go through Thornton Park area to reach the club

Parking: The parking garage cost will be covered by the IEEE Orlando Section. Please bring the parking garage ticket to be validated at the Citrus Club.

Cost: It is a completely free event

RSVP: Deb Hall,

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IMAPS 2018 Society Award Winner - Scott Clary

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates Scott Clary, our CPMT Society Chapter Chair, who has been awarded the William D. Ashman - John A. Wagnon Technical Achievement Award. Recipients of this award automatically become Life Members and Fellows of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) and receive a complimentary IMAPS 2018 registration.

Scott has been cordially invited to attend the award presentation ceremony at the 51st International Symposium on Microelectronics in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, October 9th during the President's Party from 6pm - 8pm in the Pasadena Convention Center.

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Maker Faire Orlando

The IEEE Orlando Section will be having an exhibit table at the upcoming Maker Faire Orlando on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, from 10am to 5pm both days. We will have 2 shifts per day (9:30am to 1:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm) and we are looking for volunteers to help man the booth, bring some electronic boards/equipment, talk about IEEE membership, and just participate in the activities. If you are interested in helping out please send an email to with your availability/preferences for the shift(s) or how you are able to help. Shift volunteers get exhibitor passes to the Maker Faire.

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IEEE Orlando Section Call for Nominations 2019

The IEEE Orlando Section Nominations Committee is currently seeking qualified candidates to be considered for positions on the 2019 Section Executive Committee during the annual election. Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of Section Chair, Section Vice Chair, Section Secretary, and Section Treasurer. The term of service is one year beginning on January 01, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2019. See the IEEE Bylaws and IEEE Orlando Section Operating Procedures for more information regarding candidate requirements and position descriptions. Interested individuals should e-mail the Nominations Committee to schedule an information session and interview. For additional information please e-mail Scott Clary at

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Call for Orlando Section Volunteers for SoutheastCon 2022

The Orlando Section is looking to host the SoutheastCon 2022 in Orlando, FL in early 2022. Four years away but the planning needs to start now. Up first is the application to Region 3 where we need to identify Orlando section members to fulfill key roles in the event. Roles include Conference Treasurer and Publication Chair along with vice chairs for Conference Treasurer, Conference Information, Conference Publications, and Conference Technical Program. The planning committee is also being established. Please contact Varadraj Prabhu by May 10th if you are interested in supporting the SoutheastCon 2022 in Orlando, FL.

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Call for Volunteers for Section Treasurer, Chapter Officers and Committee Officers

The Orlando Section is currently seeking volunteers for Section Treasurer, Chapter Officers and Committee Officers. Interested individuals should e-mail the Section Chair Deb Hall at, to schedule an information session and interview.

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