Robot Challenge 2013
The Robot Challenge 2013 will be held Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7,
2013. Please see the
Robot Challenge website
for more details. GO ROBOTS!
Passing of Walter Willing
Our dear friend and colleague, Walt Willing (2012 Chair IEEE Baltimore
Section), passed away Saturday morning July 28th due to complications
associated with his motorcycle accident on 26 June 2012. He was 57
years old. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay, daughters Alaina and
Shannon, step-son Todd, his grandson Samuel Edward Metcalfe, along with
numerous brothers and sisters, as well as Mary Kay's family. See below for additional info about Walter Willing.
We will really miss Walt!
Upcoming Meetings for IEEE/Baltimore Section
Meetings for the Baltimore section that have been scheduled with the
vTools scheduler are shown in the table below:
In addition, please check the events listed on the National Capitol Area eScanner.
Full information about the eScanner can be found at this link.
Next ExCom Meeting: Monday,
at 6:30 PM
in the Conference Room
at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD.
Conversation and light dinner will start at 6 PM, and the meeting will begin at 6:30.
LOCATION: National Electronics Museum (formerly known as the Historic Electronics Museum or the HEM)
ADDRESS: 1745 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD
TEL: (410) 765-0230
National Electronics Museum
DIRECTIONS and link to a MAP to the museum
IEEE-USA in ACTION
The March issue of IEEE-USA in ACTION
includes a review of IEEE-USA's legislative priorities for 2011, a recap of EWeek highlights, a look at the top 10 IEEE-USA webinars, and much more. You may also download a
PDF of this month's issue
for offline reading.
The Newsletter of the IEEE Baltimore Section
contains a wealth of important information about Watts New.
Please visit the Watts New Index Page
to find the latest newsletter. This email is sent to all local Baltimore IEEE members.
This index page is also accessible via the Newsletter
link in the menu on the left side of this page.
IEEE-USA Webinars for Careers
The IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee has launched a
that will assist you in finding your next job, maintaining your career, negotiating an appropriate salary and understanding
ethical considerations in the workplace, among other career-building strategies.
IEEE WCET -- Wireless Certification Exams
Introduced by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) in 2008, the IEEE
WCET Program is dedicated to certifying the expertise of wireless
communications professionals worldwide.
Information about testing for the IEEE
Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies
Certification Program Examination can be found on the
IEEE WCET website.
Be sure to
before the next deadline.
Passing of Walter Willing (continued)
Walter Edwin Willing was born into a large and loving family on September
20, 1954 in Delaware. He attended the University of Delaware where
he graduated third in his class with a BS in Electrical Engineering
in 1976. He later earned his MS in Electrical Engineering from Loyola
College of Maryland. He began his career with Westinghouse Defense in
June 1977 as an associate engineer within the graduate student program,
and immediately found a home in the Reliability Engineering Group where he
served with distinction for 35 years, ultimately rising to the position of
Senior Advisory Engineer. Walt was a mentor to many within and outside of
SSE and was always available for consultation whenever a tough technical
problem presented itself on the numerous programs he supported.
Walt was a member of Tau Beta Pi, a senior member of IEEE where he served
as the 2012 Baltimore Section Chairman, and also filled a key role on
the management committee of the annual Reliability and Maintainability
Symposium (RAMS). He authored numerous papers, with the most recent
presented at the 2012 RAMS. He was working on another paper for the
2013 RAMS at the time of his death. He was a fixture at ATL where his
contributions led to the success of numerous space systems with his
innovative redundancy schemes and protection circuits that made their
way into every payload delivered over the last two decades. Walt was
active in his church and in the community, spending many hours working
with young people in the Discover-E program. Those of us who worked
with him will remember him as a truly exceptional engineer dedicated
to his work and a kind and humble man with a wonderful sense of humor
who was never too busy to answer a question or lend a helping hand.
Walt presence will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him, and in
particular all of us within SSE.
Photos from the 2010 Baltimore Chapter Chairs dinner are posted on the
Chapter Chairs website.
MemberNet Information (IEEE service similar to LinkedIn)
2013 ExCom Meeting Planning Dates
at the National Electronics Museum.
Meetings are usually the 2nd Monday of the month.
All meetings will be held in the Conference Room.
No meeting in May because of the Chapter Chair Dinner, and no meetings in July and August for summer break.
National Electronics Museum
1745 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD (410) 765-0230