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Pictures from the 2014 Albuquerque Section Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

On May the 19th, the IEEE Albuquerque Section held its annual awards banquet in collaboration with Sigma-Xi. Here are some pictures of the event.

Professor Harjit Ahluwalia was the master of ceremonies.


2014 Outstanding Young Engineer: Jose Luis Cruz-Campa (Sandia National Labs). His wife Tara received the award on this behalf.


2014 Outstanding Entrepreneur: John Maynard (MDDC)


2014 Outstanding Engineer: Dr. Vince Calhoun (The Mind Research Network / ECE)


2014 Outstanding Engineering Educator: Ganesh Balakrishnan (CHTM)


2014 Outstanding Graduate Student: Firas Ayoub (ECE)


2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Student: John-Mark Collins (ECE)


Professor Ahluwalia announced his retirement from UNM and received a recognition from Dr. Wolfang Rudolph, Chair of the department of Physics and Astronomy.


After the awards were presented, Professor V.M. Kenkre gave the talk: Spread of Infection in Epidemics: Random Walks, Nonlinearity, and Extintion.


On bahalf of the our Section, congratulations again to all the awardees. Our thanks to Professor Ahluwalia for his tireless contributions to our Section, and our thanks to Professor Kenkre for given such an interesting talk.

We look forward to the 2015 award nominations.


Gilberto Zamora (Chair)

IEEE Awards Banquet‏ — Registration information

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Dear IEEE member,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 IEEE Annual Awards Banquet (jointly held with the UNM Sigma Xi Chapter) on Monday, 19 May 2014, at the UNM Division of Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd NE, just north of the Indian School Road. The well-lit site offers free parking in a large lot.


5:00 pm: Check-in and Greet / meet
Welcome new members and awardees in an atmosphere of good fellowship amidst live music by `Sweet Breeze.' Mock Champagne Punch with tasty Appetizers (cheese strays with asparagus, spicy shrimp cocktail) will be served.

6:00 pm: Dinner (with wine) served by Indulgence Cafe & Catering (delicious menu) 

Roasted Asian Infused salmon OR Lemon Oregano chicken OR Eggplant Parmesan

Wine and garlic sauced green beans; Baby greens salad with raspberries, tomatoes, goat cheese, and almonds, served with a citrus dressing; Pinon Rice; Fresh baked rolls with butter; Amaretto cake with strawberry coulis; Iced Tea and Coffee.

7:00 pm: Awards
Recognition of the awardees in several categories and induction of the new members.

8:00 pm: Banquet Talk: 
V. M. (Nitant) Kenkre, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Director, Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Science, UNM, "SPREAD OF INFECTION IN EPIDEMICS: Random Walks, Nonlinearity, and Extinction."

Dinner is $30 if you pay in advance (see web site link below) and $40 if you pay at the door. IEEE student members and current board members pay only $10 each. Dinner is complimentary for past section chairs, IEEE fellows, the awardees and their significant other. Please make reservations by 16 May 2014 on the internet using:


Ray Byrne, 

Albuquerque Section