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IEEE Region 5 – Central Texas Section

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.

March 30, 2023 Special Meeting -

Live Meeting at Asian American Resource Center and also on Zoom

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Topic: Space Communications - A Review

NASA’s reliable space communications and navigation (SCaN) networks are the backbone of all of NASA’s space missions, providing the critical communications services for all earth, space science, and human space missions.  This includes all the telemetry, tracking, and commanding required by each spacecraft to transfer key data to the ground systems to manage space operations.


Scott Atkinson

Speaker's bio

T. Scott Atkinson, IEEE Life Senior Member, ComSoc Life Senior Member, Computer Society Life Senior Member and Technology Engineering and Management Society Life Senior Member, has been a member of the IEEE Communications Society since 1968.  Over the years he has attended and participated in over 20 ComSoc Flagship conferences and was Executive Chair of the Globecom 2014 in Austin.  In his career, he was initially in the U. S. Air force, serving as a Communications Officer.  His next position was as a Communications Engineer working for Lockheed Electronics Company at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston.  He worked on the Apollo Command Module/Lunar Module Communications system testing with primary focus on the Data Storage Equipment (DSE) essentially the black Box of the Command and Lunar Modules.

Next, he served 14 years as a Communications Engineer and Project Manager for a Houston based company called Tenneco.  Finally, before retirement, he worked for the San Antonio based United Services Automobile Association (USAA) as a senior Tech Support Engineer on their Worldwide Communications system. The main focus was on their telephone switching systems and voice/data integration.

In retirement, he became an independent Telecommunications Consultant working for USAA and several other major clients before retiring completely in 2009.  At that time, he became a full-time volunteer at IEEE for the Communications Society, Region 5 and the Member Geographic Area Board.  His held two significant positions: Chair of the IEEE Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee and chair of the Life Members Committee.

He occasionally provides presentations to IEEE units on Space Communications, major world telescopes and Home Automation.  He is also on the ComSoc History Committee where he performs Oral Histories and supports their IEEE Milestone applications.

He and his wife Margaret have two adult daughters and currently lives in San Antonio.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 30 2023 : networking at 5:30 p.m., business and program from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
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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!

Presentation materials, if available, may be obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.

Other meetings and events of interest:

Free March IEEE-USA Webinars

IEEE-USA's webinars are designed to help you find your next job, elevate your career, negotiate your salary, understand workplace ethics, develop soft skills and more.

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Resume formats and software keeps changing every year. There are lots of different layouts and choices. Then, one has to worry about the content and if the reader understands what you've done in your career and how you are qualified for the job you are applying for online. It can be a confusing maze. 

Elizabeth Lions is a Career Coach and author of "I Quit! Working For You Isn't Working For Me", who will join us and share with us what the hot resume trends are for 2023. 

Elizabeth Lions is a three-time bestselling author, with her latest book "Hear Us Roar  - Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate America" making a big splash. She is also a coach, speaker, and consultant to the most powerful executives that keep Corporate America rolling.

Elizabeth's expertise is helping clients land a promotion, find a new job, or simply bring their leadership game to the next level.  Elizabeth helps executives calm down and focus on what really matters, and together they end up with astonishing results. All of Elizabeth's contributions to her clients are measurable and pleasurable.

Her client list includes individuals from Intel, Fiserv, Discover, Global Payments, and Microsoft. Her typical client is one in High tech, Fintech, or low tech, within a leadership or engineering/IT roles, male or female, and all demographics.

More here:

Alliance of IEEE Consultants Network (AICN) Newsletter

IEEE 4th Qtr AICN Newsletter

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