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Daniel Edward Sniezek of the Binghamton Section to receive the Lancaster Medal from ASQ

IEEE Senior Member Daniel Edward Sniezek, Lockheed Martin (retired), of the Binghamton Section has been selected to receive the Lancaster Medal from ASQ in 2018.


The Lancaster Medal is being awarded to Mr. Sniezek in recognition of the outstanding contributions in initiating international member units globally; for serving as an exceptional coach, guide and mentor to the international students; and for serving ASQ and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, in high-profiled positions.


ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community. 

ASQ recognizes outstanding leadership in quality with prestigious medals and awards. The awards recognize individuals for superior achievements in the development, promotion, and communication of quality information and technology.  The Lancaster Medal is presented to the individual who has been recognized by the committee for dedication and outstanding contributions to the International Fraternity of Quality Professionals. The award will be presented at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement later this spring.  More information can be found on the ASQ website.


Mr. Sniezek currently serves at the Central Area Chair of Region 1 and is a valuable contributor to IEEE in Region 1.

Congratulations to Mr. Sniezek in receiving this career defining award that celebrates many years of contributions to ASQ on a global level!



More Information! Register! Flyer!

The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference is the premier annual event where all student branches from the eight states of IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern US) meet to discuss mutual challenges and compete in regional competitions. The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide opportunities for students to network and learn from other students from across Region 1, while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions. It also provides a great opportunity for student members to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Start time: 23 March 2018 12:00 PM
End time: 24 March 2018 7:00 PM
New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury)
Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury, New York

2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Photos from the 2016 IEEE Region 1 Student conference

More information coming soon……..

Conference Highlights:

  • Undergraduate Student Paper Contest  — Click here to submit a paper online.
  • MicroMouse Workshop for Newbies and Pros: Click here to register.  Contact  Soon Wan for more information.
  • Regional MicroMouse Competition: Saturday, March 24, 2018. To register: Team leader, email Soon Wan with team member names, IEEE membership#, school, and micromouse name. 
  • Student Ethics Competition — Team leader, please email Bruce Hecht with team member names, and IEEE membership#. Team also can sign up for the competition on site.
  • T-shirt Design Contest — A student branch representative can check in the T-Shirt on-site.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 (3:00pm to 4:30pm). To register: Email Soon Wan.
  • Award Ceremony and Dinner
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals


NEW in 2018:

Hackathon: Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 (Friday 6:00pm to Saturday 12:00noon) To register: Email Roshan Mary Varghese. Space is limited.

Drones Workshop: Saturday, March 24, 2018  To register: Email Vince Socci. Limited to first 40 signing up.

 Hotel Registration Deadline: March 7, 2018

Early-bird Conference Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018

Hotel Accommodations:Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn

3 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington NY 11050

Hotel accommodations will be provided (via a rooming list – do NOT book directly with the hotel) on a first come first serve basis for those traveling more than 100 miles each way. Teams will be required to share a room (4 students per room). Hotel accommodations will not be provided for local participants but meals will be provided during the conference. Those non-students wanting a room should email Dr. Rubenstein to obtain one within our block at $140/night, taxes included.

 2018 Region Drones Workshop is proudly sponsored by IEEE Foundation



Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.

Early Bird Register by March 15, 2018 (IEEE Member = $60 Non-Member = $100)

Late and On-Site Registration by March 18, 2018 => (IEEE Member = $75 Non-Member = $120)

Email event contact

Student Activities, Student Representative
Student Activities, Conference Coordinator, and Admissions & Advancement


    Charles Rubenstein, Region 1 Student Activities Coordinator ( Wan, Micromouse Competition Chair ( Abedi ( & Jason Hui (, Student Paper Contest Co-ChairsBruce Hecht, Ethics Competition Chair (

    Co-sponsored by IEEE Region 1 and IEEE Long Island Section

    Register Now


    Sections Congress 2017 Session Presentations are now available!

    The Sections Congress 2017 Session Presentations are now available on the SC2017 website. You can find the Ignite, Brief and Breakout sessions ready to view.  To select a presentation:

    • Go to the PROGRAM tab
    • Select Program Schedule 
    • Hover over the desired session title, and click.  

    Additionally, more than 100 pieces of video were produced by at SC2017 — the vast majority being presentations (Breakouts, Briefs and Ignites).  To see if a presentation you are interested in is available as a video, visit the SC2017 Event Showcase page on, the central page for all SC2017 videos. Please bookmark and share this page with any IEEE member who might benefit from this deep resource.


    IEEE LI Section Power Electronics Symposium on Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Long Island Power Electronics Symposium 

    Trends In Power Electronics – 2017

    Free admission, all invited, members & non-members – but you must register


    Who Should Attend:

    Engineers, managers and other professionals involved in the use, design, qualification, test or manufacture of power supplies, power converters, power management, servos or energy storage.

    Thursday, November 9

    Arrive Anytime, Leave Anytime, from Noon to 8 PM

    Radisson Hotel 110 Motor Parkway
    Hauppauge, Long Island


    • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Complimentary Lunch and Networking
    • 1:15 – 1:45 PM Keynote Address
    • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Technical Lecture #1 – Topic to be Announced
    • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Technical Lecture #2 – Topic to be Announced
    • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Technical Lecture #3 – Topic to be Announced
    • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Technical Lecture #4 – Topic to be Announced
    • 6:00 – 8:00 PM Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres, Networking and Cash Bar

    Exhibits are available from 1:00 to 8:00 PM


    This event is free for all attendees but you must register online at 

    •  Military
    •  Industrial
    •  Medical
    •  Space
    •  Consumer
    •  Automotive

    Exhibitors and Sponsors:
    For more information, please contact Steve Alford at 516-313-1196 or

    Click here for the flyer!!