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2019 IEEE Albuquerque Section Awards — Open for nominations

Monday, 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

November 2018 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, 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.

IEEE-HKN awards UNM’s chapter Outstanding Chapter Award

Wednesday, 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.

2019 IEEE – Sigma Xi public talks

Wednesday, 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.

 

Region 6, SW area meeting was hosted by the Albuquerque Section

Wednesday, 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.

September 2018 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, 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.

IEEE Albuquerque Section funding request form – 2018

Tuesday, 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.

August 2018 Section Meeting Minutes

Monday, 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.

April 2018 Section Meeting Minutes

Monday, 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.

The IEEE Albuquerque Section at the STEM Symposium 2018, post-action report

Saturday, 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: