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Consultants In Private Practice Serving The Public.

A joint Affinity Group of the Chicago and Rock River Valley IEEE Sections.

To find the best Chicago/Rockford based technology consultants, click here: Link to local consultants data base.

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NEXT REGULAR MEETING: 22 Jan. 2018 at the Palatine Library, 700 North Court, Palatine, IL 60067, from 6:45 pm through 8:15 pm Link to meeting location map.

PRESENTATION:"Science Kits for Public Libraries" by John Zulaski.

Mr. Zulaski will talk about “SKPL”, the "Science Kits for Public Libraries" project was started in 2009 with a single $2,000 grant from the IEEE-Chicago Section to the Mount Prospect Public Library to create a science kit collection that could be borrowed to the community just like a book. Since then, due to the generosity of Chicago Section member donors, over 20 suburban libraries have received Chicago Section Grants. In addition, the Chicago Public Library now offers science collections at more than half of its 80 Chicago Branches. Learn how the project works, how communities have benefited and how you can become a part of it.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:John is retired from S&C Electric Company where he served as Director of the Electronic Products Division. He is a former Chair of the IEEE-Chicago Section and currently serves as the Director of the Section's “Science Kits for Public Libraries” project. He is the holder of twelve patents, recipient of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee's Distinguished Service Award and the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Education Committee's Engineer-Educator Partnership Award for his work in support of Public Libraries. He received a MSEE degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Senior Life member of IEEE.


Please meet us for an optional dinner before the meeting: 5:30 pm at Bakers Square on Northwest Highway, 2 blocks south of the library.

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Future regular scheduled meeting: for 2018: Mar. 26 and May 21


The board would like your input and suggestions for meeting discussion topics for our 2018 and 2019 meetings. We credit presenters on the WEB. Your professional credentials are enhanced when someone Google's you it it shows that you are an IEEE presenter.


Information on past meetings. (Contact the presenter if you would like more information or an unlisted copy of the presentation.)

On 27 Nov. 2017, Pete Salerno presented "Today's Cyber-security Challenges for Consultants".

Pete Salerno


On 25 Sept. 2017, Roy Leventhal presented "Designing PCBs for Success".

Roy Leventhal


On 24 July 2017, Jim Spangler presented "Safety and Compliance Database inside the PSMA Website"

Jim Spangler


On 22 May 2017, Pete Kindinger presented "A Case Study on WiFi Range Improvement--from Antennas to EMC to Embedded Software"

Pete Kindinger


On 27 March 2017, Rob Klein presented "FPGA Development: A High Level Overview"

Bob Klein


On 23 Jan. 2017, Dr. Donald S. Zinger P.E. presented "Electromechanical Systems to Control Essential Tremor"

Donald Zinger P.E.


For information on 2016 presentations click here.
For information on 2015 presentations click here.
For information on 2014 presentations click here.
For information on past presentations click here.


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* To foster and promote the interests of its members with respect to the business of providing professional and technical consulting services.
* To maintain, publish and distribute a directory of the members and the consulting services offered by each.
* To arrange for and provide technical and management talks, tutorials, and special seminars and workshops on subjects of interest to members professional development.
* To provide a networking forum for personal interaction through meetings, social functions and other events.
* To publicize the contribution to society by its members.
* To collect and distribute charitable funds on a voluntary basis, consistent with these objectives.

The Directors at their 2015 board meeting.

left to right: Robert Abrant, Roy Leventhal, Benjamin Miller, Michael Sullivan and Paul Johnson. photo by Joseph Auer


Directors, Elected by Board and Appointed by Board Positions:

Roy Leventhal, Chair
Joseph Auer, Vice-Chair
Mke Sullivan, Secretary
Robert Abrant P.E., Director-at-Large
Donald Zinger, Treasurer
Paul Johnson P.E., Program Committee Chair and Membership Committee Chair
Ben Miller P.E., Director-at-Large
Wesley Martin P.E., Venue Committee Chair
Richard F. Gillette P.E., Director Emeritus and Web Committee Chair
Gary Blank P.E., Director Emeritus

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