IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 48, No. 3 - March 2015

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 48, No. 3 - March 2015

Section/Society Chapter/Affinity Group Events

Section News


Member Recognition

Employment Assistance

IEEE Conferences/Annual Meetings/Courses

Other IEEE News/Events

IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Dinner; 7:00 - 8:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Place: Red Lobster Restaurant, 3552 E. Colonial Drive, (Approx. 300 Yards North East of the usual meeting location) Orlando, FL 32803.

Cost: Meeting attendance is free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP: Stanley Buchanan,, tel. 407-256-3329 - Cell. Please RSVP and be at the restaurant at or very close to 6:30 P.M. ordering time. We will meet in the side room at the South East Corner inside the building (enter on the North side facing E. Colonial Drive). Expeditious ordering will be accomplished if all attendees will print out and bring with them the attached Menu and circle their selections. Extra copies will be available at the restaurant for those who forget their copy.

Menu Selection: See Menu from which attendees are to make their selection(s) for dinner. The Bar Harbor Salad item at the bottom is an addition to our chosen menu and primarily for those who need an extra Vege option (i.e., without the Meat portion)


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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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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 Member!

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Member!:

Gregory Welch

The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 7 February 2015 in New Orleans, LA. The next Senior Member Review Panel Meeting will be held on 7 March 2015 in Charleston, SC.

For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2015 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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