Minutes of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board Meeting

June 27, 2013


A meeting of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board was held at the University at Buffalo Davis Hall, Room 230A [1]  in Amherst, N.Y., on Thursday, June 27, 2013,

at 6:30 p.m.




Ashish Shah, Chair

Gregory C. Koch, Vice Chair

Thomas M. Heckmann, Treasurer


Christopher L. Mierzwa, Committee Director, Power Engineering, and Committee Director of Industrial Applications


James R. Bates, Committee Director of Membership Development, Committee Director of Engineering Management


Marlin R. Gillette, Former Chair, Buffalo Section, Committee Director of Microwave Theory & Techniques Society, and Antennas & Propagation Society


Norman E. Schweitzer, Committee Director, Computer Society, and Control Systems Society


Philip M. Henderson II, Committee Director of Advertisement and Contributions


Judith M. Moskal, Committee Director, Communications Society


Mary J. Christ, Committee Director of PACE

Jesuita Christ, Guest

Joseph S. Ott, Embedded Software Engineer, DSP/VoIP




Secretary’s Note:

Call to Order 6:30pm


Review of May 2013 Minutes:

Remove Philip Henderson from attendance.

Minutes passed by motion:

            Tom Heckmann

            James Bates


Treasurer’s Report:



Tom reviewed accounting balances.


Committee Reports Program & Arrangements:


June Meeting


Lithium Ion Battery Meeting



Upcoming Events


August Meeting


            Tonawanda Engine Plant Tour

            Motion to Tour / Meet at 5:30pm

                        Jim Bates – 1st motion

                        Tom Heckmann – 2nd motion

            Group Tours? – No


            Amendment on motion passed – Ashish

            Send Tour information to Judy


Summer Social


                Dock at the Bay – Thursday, July 18th


                Contact Judy to RSVP


September Meeting


  1. Speaker from Stanford (Marlin)

Dr. Charles Barnhart

  1. Yahoo Tour (Mary)
  2. Lockheed Martin Speaker (Marlin)
  3. Big Becky (Greg)


Marlin moves motion for Section Laptop



National / Region 1 / Western Area        Update






Societies Chapters


Computer – none

Control Systems – none

Communications – none

Engineering Management – none

Gold – none

Microwave Theory & Techniques – none

Antennas & Propagation – none

Power Engineering – none

Industry Applications - none




Old Business


Gold – No Report. (Paul)


Buffalo section archive – No Report


Buffalo section website – No Report


LinkedIn/Facebook – Greg

·         Update/hits

·         Advertise next 4 months

·         Review Post Views

o    GM Plant Tour – 98

o    New Student Chapter – 50

·         FB - $50 every two months

·         $100 – Advertisement

·         Added to FB

o    Promote Successful Engineering to attract more members


PACE – None


New Business


2014 Officers

·         Tom Heckmann – Treasurer

·         Jim Bates – Collect names for IEEE Buffalo Section nominations


IEEE USA Meeting

·         1-4 August

·         Portland, Oregon

·         R1: $400-$800 subsidie

·         July 6th deadline

·         Possible $2,500 to Portland

·         Let Ashish know by weekend


Board of Governors Meeting

·         Region 1, 24th August

·         Friday – Saturday : Ashish




Review Action Items


















The next meeting of the Board would be held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, University at Buffalo, North Campus on September 26, 2013,

6:30pm – 8:38pm. [2]

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Paul G. Ardounis

  1. The Buffalo Section Meeting was held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, Amherst, NY: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/building?id=davis.  Return to text
  2. The Buffalo Section Meeting will be held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, Amherst, NY: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/building?id=davis.  Return to text

Return to topReturn to top

Last update: September 23, 2013