IEEE Albuquerque Section

IEEE
June 21st, 2019

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 13th.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their hard work and dedication.

Here are some pictures of the event.

 

Jackie and Thomas taking care of the registration table.

A view of the banquet room…

…and some of the attendees.

UNM’s President, Dr. Garnett S. Stokes, who delivered the banquet keynote speech, and her husband, Dr. Jeff Younggreen.

In the background, Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair, giving an overview of the IEEE.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair, presenting one of two awards for Outstanding Young Engineer, to Dr. Felipe Wilches-Bernal.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair, presenting the second award for Outstanding Young Engineer, to Dr. Tu Nguyen.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair, presenting the award for Outstanding Engineer, to Jason R. Hamlet.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair (left) and Dr. Christos Christodoulou (right),  presenting one of two awards for Outstanding Graduate Student, to Marcos Torres.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair (left) and Prof. Edl Schamiloglu (right), presenting the second award for Outstanding Graduate Student, to Khandakar Nusrat Islam.

Jason Neely, IEEE Albuquerque Section’s Chair (left) and Prof. Arash Mafi (right), presenting the second award for Outstanding Educator, to Mani Hossein-Zadeh.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President, presents the award for Superior Undergraduate Student to Jillian Rutherford who could not attend the banquet. In her place, Prof. Melissa Emery Thompson receives the certificate.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President and Prof. Phyllis Palmer (right), present the award for Superior Undergraduate Student to Julianna Tibbets.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President (left) and Prof. Mark McCormick (right), present the award for Superior Undergraduate Student to Marissa Westenskow.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President and Prof. Alejandro Manjavacas (right), present the award for Superior Undergraduate Student to Lauren Zundel.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President and Prof. Jessica Richardson (right), present the award for Excellence in Graduate Research to Sarah Dalton.

Ray Byrne, UNM Sigma-Xi Chapter President and Ms. Erika Elwell (right), present the award for Noteworthy Technical Support to James Williams. Mr. Williams could not attend the event and Ms. Elwell received the certificate on his behalf.

 

Harjit Ahluwalia (left), Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at UNM, past Chair of the IEEE Albuquerque Section, and past President of the Sigma-Xi UNM Chapter, presents the Presidential Scholarship named after his parents to Kyle Kennard (right).

Group picture of all the 2019 inductees to the Sigma-Xi UNM Chapter.

UNM’s President, Dr. Garnett S. Stokes, delivers her keynote speech to the banquet attendees.

 

Gilberto

2019 Treasurer


June 20th, 2019

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 2019 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


June 20th, 2019

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 March 2019 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


June 20th, 2019

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 January 2019 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


March 18th, 2019

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 will be presented at the annual joint IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on Monday, May 13th. 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

MS Word versions of the nomination forms are available for download at the end of this post.

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

Please use the MS Word nomination documents and send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to:

  • IEEE Section Chair, Jason Neely, at: jneely@sandia.gov, and
  • Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at: hsa@unm.edu.

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

Nomination forms:

Thank you,

Gilberto


February 6th, 2019

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 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.


February 6th, 2019

The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors has conferred upon the Delta Omicron Chapter of the University of New Mexico the 2017-2018 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award. This award is presented to IEEE-HKN chapters in recognition of excellence in their chapter administration and programs.

Chapters are selected on the basis of their activities, community service and outreach, and the impact they have had on the Department, the University and the community. Annual chapter reports not only showcase the Chapter’s activities in an individualized manner, they provided multiple views and instances of their work, which really bring the Chapters’ activities to life. Of critical concern to the Outstanding Chapter Awards evaluation committee are activities to: improve professional development; raise instructional and institutional standards; encourage scholarship and creativity; provide a public service, and generally further the established goals of IEEE-HKN.

The Delta Omicron Chapter is one of 27 chapters selected for outstanding performance and the value it brings to its members, peers and university.

The IEEE Albuquerque Section joins the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors in congratulating the IEEE-HKN student members and leaders of the Delta Omicron Chapter and its Faculty Advisor, Jane Lehr, for demonstrating exceptional accomplishments.

The award will be presented to the Delta Omicron Chapter on 25 March, 2019 at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) Annual Conference at a special reception hosted by IEEE-HKN. The reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. Local Time at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Congratulations again for this honor.

The Albuquerque Section Officers

Jason, Ray, Lee, and Gilberto.


February 6th, 2019

Hello IEEE Albuquerque Section members,

There are three more talks in the IEEE – Sigma Xi series that you can attend between now and the annual awards banquet on May 13th. These talks are:

21 February:

Electromagnetic Sensing and Treatment of Living Things: Using Microwaves to Detect and Treat Disease in Humans and Trees, by Carey Rappaport from Northeastern University.

21 March:

Using Marine Sedimentary Deposits and Geochemistry to Unravel Changes in Past Climates, Ocean Oxygen Level, and Biologic Diversity, by Maya Elrick from UNM.

18 April:

Planning the Survival of Civil Society in a Rapidly Warming World, by Alan Emery from KIVU Nature, Inc.

All talks are free and open to the public and are held at 5:30pm at the UNM Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd NE. Meet and greet with refreshments at 5pm.

See you there,

Gilberto.

 


November 7th, 2018

On October the 27th, the IEEE Albuquerque Section hosted the IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area Spring Meeting at the University of New Mexico campus.

The objective of this meeting was for or Section Chairs and student branches to gather with Region 6 staff to discuss issues that relate to activities and needs, provide Student Branch officer training, network, share ideas, and provide a venue to collect needs and ideas to make their IEEE experience better than ever.

Here are links to some of the presentations:

Welcome by Kathleen Kramer, R6 director.

Region 6 Treasurer’s report by Scott Tamashiro.

VTools Update by Chris Gunning.

IEEE Educational Activities overview by Witold Kinsner.

Side by side comparison of the Section Vitality Dashboard and AO Analytics.

Albuquerque Section activities overview.

Summary of activities of the UNM Student Branch.

Here is also a picture of the attendees:

Overall, the meeting met its objectives. The Albuquerque section was happy to be the host for this meeting and is looking forward to participating in upcoming area meetings in 2019.

Thank you everyone for their participation.

Gilberto

Treasurer.


November 7th, 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 September 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,

Gilberto.