Minutes of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board Meeting

October 17, 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, October 17, 2013,

at 6:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT:

 

Ashish Shah, Chair

Gregory C. Koch, Vice Chair

Paul Ardounis, Secretary

James R. Bates

Mary J. Christ

Marlin R. Gillette

Judith M. Moskal

Joseph S. Ott

Norman E. Schweitzer

 

Guests:

Praveen Iyer

Steve Rhoads

 

Secretary’s Note:
None

Call to Order 6:39pm

 

Review of June 2013 Minutes:

Minutes passed by motion:

            James Bates

            Paul Ardounis

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Reports Program & Arrangements:

 

September Meeting

Yahoo Tour – September 19th

30 people attended

26 attended dinner

Very secure facility

UB was represented

Mohawk Valley Chair / Students present

Technical tour

Infrastructure / Building / Power

Yahoo – 120+ employees

1 million circular discs (servers)

More people wanted to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

 

October Meeting

Big Becky Tour (Greg) – October 26, 2013

Impact of Big Becky will be discussed

2:45 Greeting / Refreshments

30 minutes – meet & greet

30 minutes – tour

Government Run operation

Dean Morton – Guide

                Tunnel Slideshow

                Open to Q/A

John Phillips – IEEE Buffalo Member

                NYPA Submarine Inspection

                Slide Show

Niagara on the Lake Dinner

                Little Red Rooster

IEEE Hamilton Chair to Attend

49 Viewed event on FB

Limited to 50 guests

 

November Meeting

                Speaker from Purdue University (Marlin)

                Dr. Douglas Gotham – Energy Storage

                November 8th

                Thursday / Friday Event at UB

1.        UB Students @ 3pm

2.        Holiday Inn at NFB @ 6pm

 

Abstract to Marlin / UB / IEEE

 

Cost:

UB – Air Fare

IEEE Buffalo – 2 nights Hotel

Other Travel – 50/50 UB/IEEE

 

December Meeting

Speaker

Stanford University Skype (Marlin)

Backup PowerPoint over phone

Dates to Choose:

                T/Th Dec 3rd/5th

                T/Th Dec 10th/12th

Tour

Kom Automation Robot Arm (Judy)

Dekter (Robot) – Programming

 

January 2014 – Board Meeting

            Planning - Ashish

 

 

 

National / Region 1 / Western Area        Update (Ashish)

            Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit

Information Technology Healthcare

 

Societies Chapters

 

Computer – New Contact Development

Control Systems – Eye on Rockets / Thrusters

Communications – Jim to send out member list

Engineering Management – none

Gold – none

Microwave Theory & Techniques – none

Antennas & Propagation – none

Power Engineering – none

Industry Applications – none

 

TSC – none

ASME – none

 

PACE – none

EPICS – none

 

November 8, 2013 Meeting

            Golden Plug Award –

Christopher L. Mierzwa

R1 Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Section

 

Old Business

 

Gold – No Report

 

Buffalo section archive – No Report

 

Buffalo section website – No Report

 

Facebook – $40 Balance

                               

PACE – None

 


New Business

 

2014 Officers

            Jim Bates sent out notice to all members

            20 inactive life members

            Life member: Age + Membership

 

15% Membership Turnover / Year

150 New / 150 Leave

 

Need to acquire more laser pointers and cups for guest speakers. (Judy)

·        Purchase 5-10 laser pointers

·        Re-order cups

 

Call for Nominations

-          Elections in December

-          Send notice to IEEE Buffalo 2 weeks before elections

-          Greg nominated for Chair

 

Review Action Items

Ashish - Contact Mary on National Fuel Tour

 

Judy – 2014 IEEE Officers

 

Jim – 2014 IEEE Officers

 

Judy – Cups / Laser Pointers / Thank you gifts

 

Paul – Contact Jennifer / Kevin to Reserve Room at UB for November Meeting

 

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

November 14, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. [2]

The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

___________________________

Paul G. Ardounis
Secretary


  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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