IEEE Albuquerque Section


Archive for March, 2013

Nominations for this year’s IEEE awards are now open

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

This year’s IEEE awards will be presented at the annual IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on May 14th. 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

Nomination guidelines and forms (PDF) are included in this post.

Nominations will be accepted until April 22nd and recipients will be notified by May 1st.

Please send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to the Section Chair, Aaron Murray, at:, and Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at:

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


Vice Chair









The IEEE Albuquerque Section, UNM Student Chapter, and GOLD hosted Carl Selinger’s “Stuff” talk

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

On March 11th, our Section in collaboration with the UNM Student Chapter and GOLD hosted Carl Selinger’s talk “Stuff you don’t learn in Engineering school” at UNM’s Centennial Center’s auditorium.

As many of you know, Carl wrote a column by the same name on Spectrum many years ago and it became so successful that he wrote the book and travels around the country given talks and seminars on this topic.

Carl gave a 1 hour talk covering the main aspects of his take on the soft skills that any engineer, not only EEs, should acquire and nurture in order to be more successful and stand out from the crowd. The talk was very well received and afterwards several students and young engineers approached Carl with questions.

Interestingly, a group of high school students attended the talk, probably first attracted to the auditorium by the smell of pizza and cookies offered as part of the event. They also talked to Carl after the talk and invited him to see them practice for an upcoming robotics competition. The Centennial Center graciously offers space to these students to practice. The students are members of the FTC Team 5666 that participates in the US FIRST competition.

Thank you very much to our Chair, Aaron, the UNM Student Chapter chair, Raymundo, and GOLD’s chair, Cesar, for all the hard work in putting this event together. We think we can have Carl over next year for another talk or maybe a seminar so check with us periodically.

The pictures below show Carl at the beginning of the talk, Carl talking to students, Carl proudly showing Lobo and Student Chapter t-shirts, and Carl with the high school students in one of their practice runs.

Until next time,

Gilberto (Vice Chair)


Welcome to our new web page

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Welcome to the new web page of the IEEE Albuquerque Section.

We are starting the conversion of the old site to WordPress, so bear with us as we work hard to get this site up to date.

Check this site periodically and let us know what you think.

The list of Section officers for 2013:

Aaron Murray, Chair

Gilberto Zamora, Vice Chair

Ray Byrne, Treasurer

Jason Neely, Secretary

Welcome again. We hope to make this the place to connect to all our members in Albuquerque.


Gilberto Zamora

Vice Chair