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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. XLIV No. 01
January 2011

Calendar of Events:
Employment Assistance:
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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, January 4th., 2011


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 to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.


Xun Gong, 
407-823-5762 - Office

IEEE Senior Member Update 
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members!:
  • David Fortna, Jr.
  • Shawn Harrs - Computer Society
  • Curtis Lisle
  • Cliff Zou
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 13 November, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. The next IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 8 January 2011.

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


Volunteer Needed for Employment Coordinator Position
Basically, the vision for the IEEE Orlando Section Employment Coordinator (EC) is that he/she is a person motivated to help local members with career development activities. As an example, the EC would be the person to attend the Region 3 Fall meeting and go to the planned “train the trainer” and career workshop sessions. That person would then return to the home Section and facilitate local Section career development meetings, using the material and experience from the Region meeting. The EC would also learn about all of the career development and employment assistance services and products that IEEE, IEEE-USA, etc have available, and be willing and able to help local Section members take advantage of the services. The exact duties and responsibilities would really be driven by what the Orlando Section members want/need – it may be holding regular local workshops/networking meetings, or providing some one-on-one help to a member. The key is for the selected EC to be enthusiastic about career development activities. For further information, send email to IEEE Orlando Section Chair: Donghui Wu   

For Sale: Top-Quality Multiuse Nylon Bags with Orlando Logo
The bag has been designed with many zippered compartments and can be carried with either a shoulder strap or handles. These sturdy, versatile bags are suitable for travel (they fit under an airline seat), for gym/athletic apparel, for electronics accessories, or for books.

The bags have been donated to the IEEE Orlando Section by the Chair of the AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference. As such, they are available only through the IEEE Orlando Section at the deeply discounted price of $15.00, payable in cash or by check to the IEEE Orlando Section. 

To purchase these bags or for additional information please contact Dr. William (Bill) Hortos, 

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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 Recognition
The Orlando Section Monthly seeks member achievements:
If an IEEE colleague received an award, promotion, appointment, or any other achievement, please inform The Orlando Section Monthly so it can run a notice in its monthly Member Recognitions column. In addition to providing the member's name, please include a brief biography of the member's career and a description of the achievement. Send all notices to


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