IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 52, No. 1 - January 2019


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 52, No. 1 - January 2019

Section/Society Chapter/Affinity Group Events

Section News

Member Recognition


Employment Opportunities

  • Local Job Openings
    • Forensic Electrical Engineer Expert Witness
    • Security Design Leader - Justice Facilities

IEEE Conferences/Annual Meetings/Courses/Sponsored Events

Non-IEEE News/Events

  • Ying Orange County Science Expo - February 20th and 21st. If you are interested in judging this year, please click here!!

Other IEEE News/Events

IEEE Orlando Section 2019 Strategic Planning Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Place: SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, 10801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Agenda: TBA

RSVP: Juisai, Joe N.. All 2019 elected section officers, 2018 committee chairs, current society chapters, and affinity group chairs in the Orlando Section are invited.

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IEEE Orlando Section January ExCom Meeting

Virtual only via Webex

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact: Juisai, Joe N.

WebEx Meeting Information:
Orlando EXCOM Monthly Meeting
The 3rd Tuesday of every month, from Tuesday, January 15, 2019, to Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:00 pm | Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) | 1 hr

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IEEE Orlando Section 2018 Annual Election Results

The IEEE Orlando Section Election Committee is happy to announce the results of the 2018 annual election and wish to congratulate the new 2019 Section Executive Board officers, as well as to thank all the members who participated in the voting process:

Chair: Joe Juisai

Vice Chair: Christopher Nergard

Treasurer: Warren Macchi

Secretary: Varadraj Prabhu Gurupur

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Valencia College IEEE Student Chapter Chair Invited to a NASA Social Event

Thomas Dillen, Valencia College IEEE Student Chapter Chair, was selected to attend the NASA Social Event and he is planning on broadcasting live from the event to The Valencia College IEEE Facebook page and other social media pages that he manages.

Details that he received so far are as follows: “Congratulations! Recently you applied for social media credentials to attend the SpaceX Commercial Crew uncrewed flight test, known as Demo-1. We are pleased to let you know that your application has been approved to attend the event. The two-day event is targeted for Sunday, January 16 – 17, 2019.
During the event, you will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Tour NASA and SpaceX facilities
  • Meet and interact with subject matter experts
  • View and take photographs of Launch Complex 39A
  • Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
  • Meet members of NASA's social media team
  • View the SpaceX’s uncrewed flight test of the Crew Dragon atop a Falcon 9 rocket for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program."

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IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Members!

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members:

Paul Boykin
Santiago Lentijo
Tarek Mhamdi
Guojun Qi
The last A&A Senior Panel meeting was held on October 2018 in Rome, Italy

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

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Call for Orlando Section Volunteers for SoutheastCon 2022

The Orlando Section is looking to host the SoutheastCon 2022 in Orlando, FL in early 2022. Four years away but the planning needs to start now. Up first is the application to Region 3 where we need to identify Orlando section members to fulfill key roles in the event. Roles include Conference Treasurer and Publication Chair along with vice chairs for Conference Treasurer, Conference Information, Conference Publications, and Conference Technical Program. The planning committee is also being established. Please contact Varadraj Prabhu by May 10th if you are interested in supporting the SoutheastCon 2022 in Orlando, FL.

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Call for Volunteers for Chapter Officers and Committee Officers

The Orlando Section is currently seeking volunteers for Chapter Officers and Committee Officers. Interested individuals should e-mail the Section Chair Deb Hall at, to schedule an information session and interview.

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