IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 48, No. 1 - January 2015

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 48, No. 1 - January 2015

Section/Society Chapter/Affinity Group Events

Section News


Member Recognition

Employment Assistance

IEEE Conferences/Annual Meetings/Events

Other IEEE News/Events

IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Social and Dinner; 7:00 - 8:00 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: Meeting attendance is free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP: Stanley Buchanan,, tel. 407-256-3329 - Cell


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Forming a New Local Chapter: Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)

The IEEE Orlando Section is forming a local chapter of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS). From the TEMS IEEE description, "TEMS provides information and services to practitioners and researchers engaged in management sciences and practices required for defining, implementing, and managing engineering and technology. The fields of interest of TEMS includes: technology policy development, assessment, and transfer; issues related to the management of research, development, design, evaluation, production, and operations; innovation and entrepreneurship; program and project management; strategic management and strategic thinking and planning; education and training related to engineering and technology management; transitioning to management; and the socioeconomic impact of engineering and technology management.”
We plan to have at least four meetings per year with local executives, distinguished lecturers, and local technology-related tours. Please consider joining TEMS ($35/year for members) and let me know so we can include your name on the petition to establish a local chapter. We need at least twelve local members of the Orlando Section to express interest and join TEMS to form a Chapter.
Thank you.
Mike Orlovsky (, 407.909.0956).

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Certification of 2014 Section Elections Results

The 2014 Section Elections were held electronically through the IEEE vTools.Voting platform from 11 November 2014 through 8 December 2014. Paper ballots were sent to section members who do not have a registered e-mail address with the IEEE. The following results were returned electronically and on paper:

Position Candidate Votes % of Vote
Chair Stanley Buchanan 57 100
Vice-Chair V. Ravi Rajaravivarama 56 100
Secretary Lynn Guthrie 57 100
Treasurer Yilui Wang 55 100

A PDF output of election results is attached to this certification report.

The Elections Committee met at 8:30 a.m. on 9 December 2014 to certify the election results. The committee found no issues or anomalies with the running of the election and certifies the results of the election. The Elections Committee thanks the EXCOM for the opportunity to serve the section.

Joe Juisai
David Flinchbaugh
Michael Orlovsky

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Dr. Deb Hall and The Solar Suitcases

Please see attached article of Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Orlando Sentinel newspaper...pretty exciting opportunity for our students both at Valencia and at Tildenville Elementary and for the possibility of motivating other kids around Central Florida and wherever else this article seems to be popping up in the world who might read over this and begin to think about how STEM related careers do better our world. And who knows...maybe this article will help to ignite that spark to even consider a STEM related career?
Peace & joy.

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IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Members!

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members!:

Joseph Lias (Communications Society)
Robert Nelson

The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 22 November in New Brunswick, NJ. The next Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 7 February 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2014 review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage. For Senior Member inquiries, contact:

Helpful Senior Member web links:
Senior Member Update
Senior Member Application
Senior Member Reference Form
Senior Member Nomination Event Guide
Identify members you wish to recruit for senior membership elevation:

Volunteers with access to SAMIEEE can run a predefined query - Senior Member Upgrade - 1st Level Requirements.

Click on Access SAMIEEE (systems asks twice)
Log in with IEEE username/password
Click on catalog
Double click on Shared Folder
Click on SAMIEEE
Click on Geographic Predefined Queries
Click on (GEO) SM Upgrade - 1st Level Requirements

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IEEE Member Discounts

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