IEEE Albuquerque Section

IEEE
June 8th, 2015

IEEE has announced the first even Virtual Career and Talent Expo to take place in June 2015.

This event is hosted by Region 6 and comprises the following:

Beginning June 1 – 9 the Career and Talent Expo will host professional development
presentations centered around the talent profile to attendees on the virtual platform. Sessions will
have relevant and informative keynote speakers providing important industry, career and
technical guidance to help participants make important decisions.

June 10 – 12 attend the “live” event. Participants can talk with recruiters and company
representatives in their booths. Prospective employers can conduct interviews with candidates
via video and live chat features and schedule next steps. Recruiters will be available 10:00 a.m.
– 2:00 p.m. PDT.

June 13 – 30 participants can select the virtual booth of the employers in which they are
interested, upload their resumes and watch company video presentations about work culture,
benefits and search job opportunities and conduct any follow up from the live days.

Employers have a choice of three (3) Sponsorship Packages and can exhibit in 14 halls themed
with unique career disciplines aligned with the IEEE:

1. A Gold Recruiting Package – Provides classic recruiting with the added benefit of
participants sharing the personal skills talent report to market their personal talents.

2. A Platinum Job Matching Package – Includes skill-based assessments to provide
the alignment of people to jobs and determine success probability.

3. A Titanium Co-Branding and Job Matching Package – Expands on the Job
Matching option and increases the corporation visibility to a higher relationship level.

This event is free to IEEE members and non-members pay a fee of $125.

To connect and register please go
to http://sites.ieee.org/r6careerexpo.

For more information, consult the attached press release: IEEE FULL ARTICLE FOR RELEASE 4.6.2015

Thank you.

Gilberto (Chair)


May 29th, 2015

On May 11th the Albuquerque Section of the IEEE had the pleasure to present its 2015 awards to three exceptional members of our community. The event took place at the UNM Continuing Education building.

Here are some pictures:

Harjit Alhuwalia, past Section Chair, and Master of Ceremonies
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Ray Byrne, past Section Chair, and current President of the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi
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Gilberto Zamora, 2015 Section Chair
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Mottaleb Hossain, who was presented the award for 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student
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Alonzo Vera, who was presented the award for 2015 Outstanding Entrepreneur
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Professor Marek Osinski, who was recognized as a new IEEE Fellow
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The third award, 2015 Outstanding Young Engineer, was presented to Salvatore Campione, who could not be present at the event. As part of the award Salvatore will give a technical talk to the Section members later this year. His award certificate, and a cash award, will be presented to him at that time. We will post details of the Salvatore’s talk at a later time.

For 2016 we will start the nomination process as early as this fall so we give our Section members more time. Expect the nomination announcement and more award details in the Fall.

Thank you to all members and guests who attended this annual event. And also thank you to the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi for letting us share the event with them.

Gilberto (Chair)


May 8th, 2015

The Albuquerque IEEE Joint Chapter of AP/MTT/EMC/NPS Presents

TOPIC OF TALK: Return-to-Flight Electromagnetic Measurements – The NASA Shuttle Ascent Debris Radar System

PRESENTED BY:

Brian M. Kent, Ph.D., Fellow, IEEE, AMTA,
Senior Scientist and S&T Lead EM, RF, and Sensing Systems
Emerald Coast Division, Applied Research Associates (ARA.com),
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society

TIME: 7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Social begins at 5:45 pm
Dinner begins at 6:30 pm

PLACE: The Canyon Club (Formerly Four Hills Country Club), 911 Four Hills Road, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

DINNER: Soup of the Day, Atlantic Grilled Salmon, Grilled Asparagus, Polenta Cake, Warm Tomato Vinaigrette, Dinner rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert, Coffee, Iced Tea and Water
(Vegetarian entrée available by request at time of RSVP)

COST: No charge and no reservation required to attend just the talk.
$25 per person for dinner (full-time student members of IEEE, $15) — reservations required

RSVP by email to harrisonmgabq@comcast.net or phone Mike Harrison at (505) 239-2663.

Reservations & cancellations accepted until May 18, 2015. The Canyon Club can often make late arrangements so it it is worthwhile to contact Mike Harrison after Monday March 23, if you wish to join us for dinner.

For more details, please see the following attachment:

May 2015 Announcement

Thank you.
Gilberto
Chair


May 3rd, 2015

It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of the 2015 IEEE Albuquerque Section Awards:

Outstanding Entrepreneur: Alonzo Vera, nominated by Jorge Piovesan

Outstanding Graduate Student: Md Mottaleb Hossain, nominated by Fei Hung Chu

Outstanding Young Engineer: Dr. Salvatore Campione, nominated by Lorena Basilio

The awards will be presented at the IEEE – Sigma Xi awards banquet on 11 May at 5.30pm at the UNM Continuing Education building.

If you would like to join us in this celebration of achievement, please register following this link:

https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yrkhq

We would be glad to see you there.

Thank you and congratulations to our award recipients.

Gilberto (Chair)


April 27th, 2015

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE would like to extend its condolences to the family of Dr. Lothar Hoeft. Dr. Hoeft passed away last night in Albuquerque.

During the twenty years he spent in the Air Force, he made significant contributions to research and development with the Air Force European Office Physical Science Program Office of Aerospace Research and Development and the-USAF Weapons Laboratory, where he was the Chief of Simulation and Laboratory Support and subsequently the Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the Chief Scientist’s Office. After his retirement from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, he was a Senior Scientist with BDM International and worked as a private consultant in the area of electromagnetic effects.

Bud’s work influenced the development of more effective cable and connector shielding and influenced the manner in which the Air Force monitors the shielding of aircraft. He was a prolific author of technical papers related to his work and an active member of various professional societies including the IEEE EMC Society, which recognized him as an Honorary Life Member in 2005 and a Society Fellow in 2008.

A viewing will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at French’s Funeral Home (1111 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87102). A memorial service will take place on Monday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (7701 Candelaria Rd NE). Bud will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 5.

Gilberto.
Chair.


March 28th, 2015

Each year the IEEE Albuquerque Section recognizes the efforts of its membership to improve the organization and bring merit to our profession.

This year’s awards will be presented at the annual IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on May 11th. Nominations are now open for the following awards:

• Outstanding Engineering Educator
• Outstanding Young Engineer
• Outstanding Engineer
• Outstanding Entrepreneur
• Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student
• Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student
• Outstanding Service

You can download nomination guidelines and forms (PDF):

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Nominations will be accepted until April 24th and recipients will be notified by May 1st.

Please send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to the Section Chair, Gilberto Zamora, at: g.zamora@ieee.org, and Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at: hsa@unm.edu.

We look forward to recognize outstanding members of our IEEE Section.

Sincerely,

Gilberto
Chair


March 11th, 2015

Science & Society Distinguished Public Talks

Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the UNM Division of Continuing Education.

Presents

Stimulating Science: Caffeinated Drinks in the Prehispanic American Southwest

By
Patricia L. Crown

Thursday, 19 March 2015 5:30 PM

The University of New Mexico Conference Center, Auditorium
1634 University Blvd. NE

Meet & Greet: 5 p.m.

Pizza with the speaker will follow the lecture

Patricia L. Crown received her A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1981. She has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1993, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014. Dr. Crown has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest; she recently directed the re-excavation of a room in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. With collaborator Jeffrey Hurst, she identified the first prehispanic cacao (chocolate) north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon.

Abstract. This talk explores the initial recovery of evidence for chocolate drinks in Chaco Canyon and the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars. It presents results from a recently completed NSF-funded study looking for chocolate residues on almost 200 ceramics from throughout the Southwest. The results show that chocolate may not have been the only caffeinated drink consumed in the southwestern past. Finally, it investigates what this discovery means for our understanding of Southwest-Mesoamerican interaction.

For more details, please see the following flyer:
Patricia Crown Lecture 2015

Thank you.

Gilberto.
Chair.


March 11th, 2015

The Albuquerque IEEE Joint Chapter of AP/MTT/EMC/NPS Presents

TOPIC OF TALK: An Exploration of Radiation Physics

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Edmund K. Miller, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

TIME: 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Social begins at 5:45 pm
Dinner begins at 6:30 pm

PLACE: The Canyon Club (Formerly Four Hills Country Club), 911 Four Hills Road, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

DINNER: Soup of the Day, Grilled Salmon, Asparagus, Rice Pilaf, Dinner rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert,
Coffee, Iced Tea and Water (Vegetarian entrée available by request at time of RSVP)

COST: No charge and no reservation required to attend just the talk.
$25 per person for dinner (full-time student members of IEEE, $15) — reservations required

RSVP by email to harrisonmgabq@comcast.net or phone Mike Harrison at (505) 239-2663.

Reservations & cancellations accepted until March 23. 2015. The Canyon Club can often make late arrangements so it it is worthwhile to contact Mike Harrison after Monday March 23, if you wish to join us for dinner.

For more details, please see the following attachment:

Feb 25, 2015 Meeting Announcement

Thank you.

Gilberto
Chair


February 18th, 2015

Science & Society Distinguished Public Talks

Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the UNM Division of Continuing Education.

Presents

The Search for Habitable Planets

By

Debra Fischer

5:30 PM Thursday, 19 February 2015

The University of New Mexico Conference Center, Auditorium

1634 University Blvd. NE

Meet & Greet: 5 p.m.

Pizza with the speaker will follow the lecture

Debra Ann Fischer is a professor of astronomy at Yale University researching detection and characterization of exoplanets. She contributed to the discovery of the first known multiple-planet system. Fischer has co-authored over 200 papers on stellar astrophysics and extrasolar planets. She led the N2K Consortium searching for hot Jupiters around metal-rich stars. For the last decade, she has been leading an instrumentation effort to reach Earth-detecting measurement precision. She was the principal investigator for CHIRON, the CTIO High Resolution Spectrometer in Chile and for EXPRES, a special-purpose spectrometer that will be commissioned at Lowell Observatory in 2016.

Abstract. One of the great successes of modern astronomy was the discovery of a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the sunlike star, 51 Pegasi in 1995. Since then, hundreds of planets and planetary systems have been detected; however, most would not be habitable for carbon-based life as we know it. The next frontier for exoplanet science is the discovery of analogs of Earth, laden with oceans of water. The discoveries that we have already made hint that these worlds should be common and new instruments are now being designed with the required sensitivity to find them. These are discoveries that will jolt the perspective of humanity and awaken a new view of the Universe.


January 25th, 2015

On January 21st, Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa, a very successful scientist with Sandia National Laboratories, here in Albuquerque, presented the talk Miniaturization effects of solar cell: Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics as part of the IEEE Albuquerque Section, Sigma Xi series of Distinguished Public Talks.

The talk took place at the UNM Conference Center in the Continuing Education building. Dr. Cruz-Campa went into a very informative presentation on the role that micro electronics systems are having in improving the performance of photovoltaic materials. In particular, Dr. Cruz-Campa, talked about three types of photovoltaic systems, thin film, polycrystalline, and condenser, and how leveraging the use of micro electronics systems and fabrication techniques have led to breakthrough level of efficiency.

Dr. Cruz-Campa was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer award for our Section for his contributions to the area of photovoltaics. He received the award at the awards banquet last May.

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Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa delivering his talk.

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Another part of Dr. Cruz-Campa talk.

This the list of upcoming talks in the series:

The Search for Habitable Worlds By Debra Fisher, Yale University. Thursday, 19 February 2015

Stimulating Science: Caffeinated Drinks in the Prehispanic American Southwest By Patricia L. Crown, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Thursday, 19 March 2015

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Pursuing the Jabberwock Across the Mud, the Slime, and the Rest of the Galaxy By Penny Boston, NM Tech. Thursday, 16 April 2015

For more information, contact Jackie Ericksen, jhericksen@msn.com

Thank you.

Gilberto (Chair)