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February 5th, 2016
HOST: Dr. Charles Cerny, 2016 IEEE Dayton Section Chair
INVITED SPEAKER: Deborah Anderson Deb

“Dayton’s WWII Top Secret Weapon, A French Dessert!…Wait What?”

DATE: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
TIME: 5:00-5:45 PM Social Gathering with Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres

5:45-6:00 PM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

6:00-7:30 PM Invited Speaker

PLACE: Tec^Edge 5000 Springfield St #100, Dayton, OH 45431
RSVP: Free for IEEE members, $5 for guests and non-IEEE members (pay at door)

RSVP requested. Please register here (we rely on accurate counts for catering, so please try and register by 15 Feb so we have enough for all):

Meeting open to all.

INVITED TALK ABSTRACT: Deborah Anderson has spent the last 25 years researching the role Dayton played in the communication wars of WWII and educating others about its importance. As the only child of Joseph and Dorothy Desch, she found clues in documents and photographs left by her father. Beginning with those, she has also dug through records at the National Archives, the NSA Cryptographic Museum library; she interviewed survivors of the top secret project at NCR Dayton; she was co-producer of a documentary—Dayton Codebreakers—about that project and also has hosted a website dedicated to that subject and with that name. The documentary has been periodically broadcast on American Public Television since 2006. The website has been praised by teachers and veterans around the country and received over 10,000 hits the weekend the movie “The Imitation Game” was released in 2015. Along her 25-year journey, Deborah has encountered many intriguing and interesting people as well as inspired a new generation to explore the unique intersections of science, technology engineering and math. In 2016, Deborah will receive the American Computing and Robotics Museum’s Stibitz Award honoring her father’s work at NCR.

January 4th, 2016

Dear Dayton Section Members,

Please join me in CONGRATULATING our new 2016 IEEE Dayton Section Executive Officers!  Also, our thanks to Bill McQuay for Chairing the Nominating Committee.

Chair: Dr. Charles Cerny
Vice – Chair: Dr. Lorenzo LoMonte
Secretary: Ms Felicia Harlow
Treasurer: Ms Barb Frantom

It has been an extreme pleasure to serve as the Dayton Section Chair for the past years and I know that the new officers will do well in the coming year!!  I wish the IEEE Dayton Section and the Executive Officers an active and rewarding new year!

Dr. Cerny will be having a Section Chair Reception in February 2016; he will be sending more details.  It will be a great event to meet the 2016 IEEE Dayton Section officers and network with other IEEE Members!!

Dr. Robert Ewing
Past, (2015) IEEE Dayton Section Chair

December 17th, 2015

Dayton Section Awards Call

We are now accepting nominations for Dayton Section Technical awards.  In addition to the Fritz J. Russ award for Bio-Engineering  and Harrell V. Noble award for Electronic Devices, we are introducing three new awards this year championed by the Power and Energy/Industry Applications/Power Electronics (PEAL), Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES), and Photonics Societies.   A description of these 5 awards is available at  Dayton Section About page

Nominations must be submitted via email no later than February 15, 2016 to:

The nomination form can be found at:  IEEE Dayton Section Award Nomination Form

Winners and their nominator will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards banquet on April 30, 2016.

Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Call

Dr. Krishna M. PasalaTo pay tribute to the late Professor Krishna M. Pasala, the IEEE Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by the IEEE Dayton Section in 2012. This annual Scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of one graduate student within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Dayton. The student must be an active IEEE member. The scholarship award (up to $1000) may be used toward the purchase of books or other educational materials associated with education innovation.

Details, criteria, complete instructions, and application form are available at:  Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due January 29, 2016.

The winner will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards banquet on April 30, 2016.