IEEE Albuquerque Section

IEEE
October 16th, 2018
To all our IEEE Albuquerque Section members.
Every year our Section provides limited monetary funds to support activities that promote the mission of the IEEE. The amount of these funds come from our annual budget which depends on Section membership. IEEE-associated student branches, chapters, joint chapters, affinity groups, and societies have been the traditional recipients of these funds. Other organizations and individuals may also apply for funds for activities supporting IEEE activities and objectives. These funds are normally limited to $500 a year and may require matching funds from another organization to be considered for funding. Organizations or individuals interested in applying for funds are required to fill out the funding request form and submit it to the Section officers for consideration. Each submitted request is discussed at our monthly meetings and either accepted or rejected based on a vote by the Section officers who may request additional information from the requester if needed before voting.
If you or your organization is interested in applying for funds from the IEEE Albuquerque Section, please fill out the funding request form along with any additional supporting information and send by email to our Chair, Jason Neely (jneely at sandia dot gov), or our Treasurer, Gilberto Zamora (g.zamora at ieee dot org) for consideration.
Thank you,
Gilberto.

October 15th, 2018

he Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the August 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


August 27th, 2018

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the April 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


August 25th, 2018

This year, the IEEE Albuquerque Section had another successful participation at the 2008 New Mexico Public Education Department’s STEM Symposium on June 1. Like in 2007, we put together a workshop to show teachers and students basic engineering principles while having fun. The workshop, titled “Breaking Chocolate” was presented by Turtle Haste, NBCT, MSED; Rebecca Kreitinger, Student Member IEEE; Zane Kominek, Student Member IEEE; and Hy Tran, Senior Member, IEEE.

IEEE’s Albuquerque Section provided financial support for this activity; the support helped provide 50 teachers with measurement tools that they can use in the classroom.

IEEE and Sigma Xi members also offered their names/contact information as possible mentors for teachers who want to test lesson plans from tryengineering.org.

You can download the handouts used for the “Breaking Chocolate” activity next:

Fifty teachers participated in the session (this was the room limit); and teachers participated in discovering the importance of standards in measurements; how to calibrate a measuring tool; and the design process to test the breaking strength of various types of chocolate.

The team has received feedback from the participants. All participants greatly enjoyed the activity, and will use this materials in their classes. Some participants would like to address lower grades (below 3rd grade) in the activity, and some participants would like more structure in the activity in the balance between exploration and structure.

The team intends to participate again in 2019, should NM PED invite us to do so.

As always, the IEEE Albuquerque Section thanks all the presenters for their dedication to improve public education in our state.

See some of pictures of the workshop:

 


May 26th, 2018

Each year the IEEE Albuquerque Section, in collaboration with the UNM Sigma Xi Chapter, recognizes the efforts of its membership to improve the organization and bring merit to our profession.

This year’s awards were presented at the annual joint IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on Monday, May 14th.

Here’s the list of awardees along with pictures of the event.

 

Albuquerque Section Officers. From the left: Ray Byrne (Vice Chair), Hy Tran (Education activities chair), George Oltman (Life Member), Jason Neely (Chair), Lee Rashkin (Secretary), Gilberto Zamora (Treasurer)

Jason Neely, Section Chair, welcoming attendees

Amir R. Nafchi, 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student (UNM)

Rebecca Kreitinger, 2018 Superior Undergraduate Student (UNM)

Zack Daniels, 2018 Notable Achievement Award (UNM)

Matthew J. Reno, 2018 Outstanding Young Engineer (Sandia National Labs)

David Balata, recipient of the IEEE Albuquerque Section’s UNM Presidential Scholarship.

Emeritus Professor Harjit Alhuwalia (right) and the banquet speaker, astronaut Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt (Left)

Mike Jackovich and Dr. Schmitt

Astronaut Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt, presenting his talk “A Voyage to the Moon on Saturn’s Wings.”

Banquet attendees.

 

Congratulations to this year’s awardees. We look forward to recognizing a new batch of outstanding IEEE members in 2019.

Gilberto (Treasurer)


May 19th, 2018

he Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the March 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


April 9th, 2018

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the February 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


March 11th, 2018

The UNM branch of IEEE sent 18 students to attend the annual IEEE Region 6 Rising Stars conference, held for three days in Las Vegas. This conference offers students an opportunity to network with other IEEE students and working professionals, plus presentation sessions to provide information about new trends within the electrical and computer engineering fields. There is also a session for resumes to be critiqued by the professionals in the field. The 2018 Rising Stars conference had presenters from companies such as Ford, Facebook, and Google. A total of 16 sessions were offered covering topics such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, finance, and tips for self improvement.

As part of the Rising Stars conference, Early Warning LLC hosted a cybersecurity capture the flag (CTF) competition. The CTF involves a series of challenges that acquaint participants with the tools available for checking for vulnerabilities in a system and familiarize them with common coding errors to fix. The UNM Branch of IEEE had 18 members compete against 40 other students in the challenges, receiving points for each completed task. UNM students Jonathan Daniels and Mike Chu scored the same number of points, receiving first and second place in the competition. “The competition was a lot of fun,” said Jonathan. “I’m excited we got to go and I hope we get to do more like that in the future. Congratulations to everyone who participated.”

Here is a link to pictures of the Rising Stars events.

The Albuquerque Section congratulates all the students who participated at this year’s Rising Stars conference and looks forward to help send more students next year. Funding for this year’s students who attended the conference was provided in part by UNM’s ECE department, IEEE PACE, and the Albuquerque Section.

Gilberto

2018 Section Treasurer.


March 11th, 2018

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the January 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


March 11th, 2018

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the November 2017 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.