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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

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Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties

Vol. XLIII No. 05
May 2010

Calendar of Events:
IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, May 4th, 2010


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting


Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.


Free for all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.


Donghui Wu  
321-281-4561 - Office

321-946-0648 - Mobile


IEEE Senior Member Update
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Member:
  • Dong Xuzhu - Power & Energy Society
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on Arlington, Virginia, USA.     The next IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 22 May 2010, in Houston TX, USA
NEWLY ELEVATED SENIOR MEMBERS - RECEIVE US$25 VOUCHER TOWARDS A NEW IEEE SOCIETY: IEEE provides all newly elevated Senior Members with a voucher worth up to US$25. It can be used to join one new IEEE Society. The voucher expires on 31 December of the year in which it is received. 
For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2010
review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage:
For Senior Member inquiries, contact
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Forming an IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group
The Orlando section is interested in organizing an affinity group for Women in Engineering, following the Florida West Coast Section and Northwest Florida Section which have already done so. The group is open to all who support women in engineering, regardless of gender. The annual membership fee is $25 and includes electronic access to the WIE membership directory and WIE Newsletter. Membership is free to Life Members, Student Members and Graduate Student Members. Those interested should contact Membership Development chair, Dr. William (Bill) Hortos,   by email with WIE in the subject line.


Benefits and Status of IEEE Life Membership
  • Dues and Regional assessments are waived for a Life member. 
  • For qualifying Life members, Society fees are waived (IEEE Bylaw I-108.8).
  • Individuals may receive reduced member rates at IEEE sponsored conferences. IEEE Policy 10.1.15 (Conference Registration Fees) indicates "There must be a reduced fee, waiver of fees, or fee differential for Student members. Reduced fees, waiver of fees, or fee differential for unemployed IEEE members, retired members, and Life members, and for special registrants (e.g., guests, speakers, and exhibitors) are permitted at the discretion of the Conference Committee. The individual registration fee for retired members and for Life members must be no more than that for Students."
  • Life members continue to receive the same benefits that are available to other IEEE members. 
  • IEEE Financial Advantage Program (includes IEEE Insurance Program)
Volunteers Needed for AUTOTESTCON 2010
Six or more volunteers from the IEEE Orlando Section are needed to participate in Registration tasks for AUTOTESTCON 2010 at the Marriott World Resort and Conference CenterSeptember 13-17, 2010.  Most importantly, these tasks include assembly of the registrants' bags on Saturday, September 11, 2010, and early registration during the afternoon of Sunday, September 12, 2010.  Volunteers must commit to serve this conference which historically has provided significant funding to the Orlando Section.  All volunteers will receive complementary access to the exhibit areas and the technical sessions.Contact: Dr. William (Bill) Hortos,   AUTOTESTCON 2010 Registration Chair.


Volunteers Needed - SoutheastCon 2012 Conference in Orlando
The Region 3 annual conference, SoutheastCon, will be held in Orlando in the spring of 2012.  This is a good opportunity for section members to get experience in helping to manage a significant technical conference.  Currently there are opportunities in committees for local arrangements, technical program, registration, sponsorship solicitation, papers reviewers, exhibits, publicity, contest competitions, and hospitality (among others).  For further information, send email to , with "2012" in the subject line. 


Member Profile
The IEEE Orlando Section Monthly is proud to feature a distinguished member each month in the Section's Profile. If you have contributed greatly to your profession and/or to our ranks of the IEEE we would like to hear from you.


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