The Philadelphia Section of IEEE
Annual Awards Banquet and Gala
On April 2nd,The Philadelphia Section of IEEE celebrated local area engineers at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala. The featured speaker, Williams J Agate, Jr. addressed a sold-out crowd. As SVP, Navy Yard Energy Operations & Initiatives, Mr. Agate shared his thoughts on how The Navy Yard’s microgrid development can serve as an example for hundreds of communities within the Greater Philadelphia region.
IEEE Philadelphia Section
2016 Annual Awards Winners
Alan Kirsch Student Award: Enmanuel Almonte, Villanova University
Chapter of the Year: Women In Engineering (WIE), Recipient: Vicky Drury
Section Member Award: Vicky Drury and Ben Wolfgram
Category: Benjamin Franklin Key Award:
1. Brent Baker, Channel Logistics, LLC
2. Dr. Li Bai, Temple University
3. Fotis Koubiadis, Lockheed Martin
Category: Corporate Technology Innovation Award:
1. Silicon Power Corporation
2. Tassl, Recipient
3. Machinery Research and Silencing Division at the Naval Surface Warfare Center
Category: Young Engineer of the Year Award:
1. Mr. David Issadore, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
2. Mr. Mahmoud Kabalan, Villanova University
3. Brian Quinn, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
Delaware Valley Electrical Engineer of the Year:
1. Mr. Frank Stoner, Analytical Graphics, Inc
New! Category: Student Project Award: Think Like A Girl: Engineering Kits
Gaby Rochino, Co-Founder and CEO, Megan DeGeorge, Co-Founder and Crowd Funding Lead and Lexi Besantis, Co-Founder and Outreach Lead
The Philadelphia Section of IEEE thanks everyone who attended and a special thanks to our event sponsors!
IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our Newest Senior Members:
June, 2016 – Desmond Lun, Jonathan Moore, Paul Leufkens and Donald Waschenko
May, 2016 – Saad Khan, Fotis Koubiadis and James Peyton Jones
April, 2016 – Stephen Vechy
December, 2015 – Ko Nishino
Welcome to the IEEE Philadelphia Section
The Philadelphia Section (or Branch as it was then called) of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short, was organized in 1903. As the electric power industry grew so did the AIEE. However, on May 13, 1912, another branch of the electrical profession, the radio engineers, formed the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), which grew so rapidly its membership soon surpassed that of the AIEE. As early as 1922, the AIEE and IRE discussed the possibility of merging, as the interests of the societies overlapped. No serious steps were taken until 1961. One year later, the membership of the organizations approved the merger, which officially took place on January 1, 1963, under the new name of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Today the IEEE Philadelphia Section serves more than 4,000 members in the Delaware Valley including Bucks, Chester, Delaware,Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. The Philadelphia Section holds regular meetings (third Tuesday except December, June, July, and August) and events, publishes a member newsletter, the Almanack, ten times per year; presents an annual awards banquet & gala, and offers a leadership scholarship through its student branch. The section currently has 22 chapters and four affinity groups. Many volunteer opportunities exist. For more information call 484.270.5136.
Call for Advertisements
The Philadelphia Section of the IEEE encourages placement of technical, professional and commercial advertisement and Sponsorship in the Almanack, Web site, Annual Awards Banquet and Program Book and the Meeting Announcement emails.
The Almanack is published ten times a year and is read by more than 4,000 members with an average annual salary of over $70,000 in over 150 key industries.
The Awards Banquet of the IEEE Philadelphia Section is an annual event to recognize those who have been honored for their contributions by both the Institute and the Section and by organizations whose mutual interests are associated with the IEEE.
Meeting Announcements (reaches 4,000 + recipients averaging 4-6 emails each month)
For more information, contact Michael Mayor at 484.524.3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org