IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 46, No. 07 - August 2013

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 46, No. 7 - August 2013

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Social and Refreshments; 7:00 - 8:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Place: 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 the building at the Southwest corner from the HH Gregg entrance.

Cost: Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members

RSVP: IEEE Orlando Section ExCom Members: Register Here; Others: Register Here

Contact: Mike Orlovsky,, tel. 410.979.0476 (Cell)


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In Memoriam of Dr. William (Bill) Hortos

"Our dear friend and Senior IEEE member of the Orlando Section, Dr. William (Bill) Hortos, passed away May 8, 2013." Bill was a dedicated volunteer of the IEEE. He will be truly missed, particularly by the Orlando Section, which benefited from his services as Membership Development Chair and as Control Systems/Robotics and Automation/Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter Chair.

Bill was Dean of Electronics Program at Devry University for four years (2003 - 2007) and received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Michigan (1986 – 1990).

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5th Grade STEM ROCKS!

For the past year, the IEEE Orlando Section has sponsored a variety of hands-on 5th Grade STEM ROCKS! outreach workshops at Tildenville Elementary School and at Three Points Elementary School. At these events, IEEE Orlando Section members, IEEE Valencia College Student Chapter members, various other engineers and engineering and technology students from other local area colleges and universities all come together to encourage 5th grade students to build squishy circuits and squishy Aliens with light up eyes and spinning tails and flying saucer and fan snap circuits.

We also demonstrate the operation of a 12 V DC portable solar power system that is used to charge the batteries that power the circuits they build. We also discuss what types of careers might involve some of the technology that they were learning about that day. We always end our workshops encouraging these 5th graders to stay strong in their math and science subjects so that one day they could have an exciting career involving engineering and technology.

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