Minutes of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board Meeting

March 07, 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, March 07, 2013,

at 6:30 p.m.



Gregory C. Koch, Vice Chair

Thomas M. Heckmann, Treasurer

Paul G. Ardounis, Secretary, and Committee Director, Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD)


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


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


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

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

Judith M. Moskal, Committee Director, Communications Society

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


Kevin Burke, University at Buffalo

Student Chapter Advisor





Secretary’s Note:


Review of February 2013 Minutes:




Treasurer’s Report:

Review Student Night expenses

Judy – Student Night beverages

Judy – Food for 03/07/13 Board Meeting

Review of expenses of March 2012

No rebate news

Program & Arrangements:


March 21, 2013 – TSC 2013

Café Banchetti by Rizzo’s

Judy taking reservations

Member’s: $25

Non-Members: $30


April 19, 2013 – Student Seminar

Speaker:  Yasser Al-Rashid, RAdar System Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Topic:  Next Generation Advanced

Weather Radar

Location:  Holiday Inn, Niagara Falls Blvd.


May – Speaker Series

Speaker:  Jim Zappa, Senior Project Engineer

Topic:  Ampac Space Propulsion

Location: TBD


June – Hamilton Tour




Organizational Matters


Computer – none

Control Systems – none

Communications – none

Engineering Management – none

Gold – response from 3 members

Microwave Theory & Techniques – none

Antennas & Propagation – none

Power Engineering – New Student Chapter

Industry Applications - none


New Business


Joe gave update on IEEE Buffalo Section Website.  Make cleaner & informational.


Old Business


The Buffalo Section archives have been given to Judy.  They include; old reports, minutes & photos.

Do we keep them?  Scan them?




Committee Actions

Student Night

-          55 Students

-          9 IEEE members

-          Great event

-          Speaker did an excellent job

-          Location was great


The Board accepted & approved UB Student Chapter request for financial support to attend the 2013 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference @ MIT.



The next meeting of the Board would be held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, University at Buffalo, North Campus on April 11, 2013,

6:30pm – 8:30pm. [2]

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 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





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