2017 Rochester IEEE Summer Event at Seabreeze on July 13th

Join the Rochester Section during their casual summer event at Seabreeze!

The only goal of this event is to have FUN!  Bring your entire family!

Register today!

Cost: Going to Seabreeze with dinner normally costs $30/person.
Enjoy large savings in joining IEEE during their summer family event!
Register before June 30th and enjoy savings for you and your family.  Only $5/person.  The rate increases to $10/person on June 30th!

About Seabreeze
Give your family all the fun and excitement of more than 70 great attractions. You’ll find thrilling adult rides and classic family rides – plus some cool kiddie rides too. Make a splash in the waterpark, play great games, enjoy classic summertime food, and attend live shows as part of the ultimate family fun experience in Upstate New York.

Seabreeze is clean, safe, and manageable. It’s not too big and not too small – just the right size for your family. The park is close by, easy to get to with highway access, and there’s plenty of free parking. Whether you want to experience all the great rides and slides, or just relax and take in the spectacular views and cool summer breezes off Lake Ontario, you’ll have a wonderful, memorable day with your family. And it’s all yours at a price that will make you smile.

          Date: 13 July 2017
          Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
                   Google Calendar

4600 Culver Road
Rochester, New York

Contact:    Email event contact

Admission fee applies
Starts 10 March 2017 12:00 AM
                  Ends 03 July 2017 12:00 AM

                  Register Now

Nothing but fun and great company!


  • 10AM-11PM                 Enjoy the park all day long!
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm     Join us for dinner!

Screamin’ Eagle Dinner Special
Once Through The Line Buffet
Choice of either

  • Chicken or Italian Sausage
  • Texas Hot Dogs
  • Fresh-Ground Burgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Potato Chips
  • Ice Cream Dessert
  • Unlimited Soda

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2017 IEEE Region 1 ExCom is soliciting nominations for the area chair positions!

2017 IEEE Region 1 Area Chair Nominations

Due Date: 17 May 2017


IEEE Region 1 ExCom is soliciting nominations for the area chair positions.  Voting will occur at the R1 BoG meeting on June 10.


Area Chair Responsibilities:

  • Provide an informal and direct communication link between the Director and the Sections, Society Chapters, Councils, Subsections and members.
  • Meet with the Section Chairs within their Area during Region 1 meetings
  • Routinely visit each section within the area, typically at an ExCom meeting and/or annual awards meeting
  • Serve as “middle management” reminding the Sections within their Area to prepare the Section report for the Region 1 meeting, submit annual reports to the IEEE, and other items as requested by the Region Director and/or Region Secretary.
  • Promote exchange of information and ideas among the Sections within an
  • Area and represent the interests of the Sections in their Areas. They will also act as the representatives of the Region Director at the local Area level in matters delegated to them by the Region Director
  • Work with the Director-Elect to prepare an agenda for volunteer training sessions 
  • Work with the Director-Elect and Section Vitality Coordinator to ensure that all existing Chapters within their Area are removed from the action-required list (sort of a probation list) through rejuvenation (not dissolution).
  • Work with the various Region 1 Committee Coordinators.
  • Serve as members of the Region 1 Awards Committee


Nominations may be sent to Vince Socci at socci@ieee.org no later than 5/17/17.  Nominations should include the following:

  • Nominee contact info (phone, address, email, home section)
  • Qualifications for the position
  • Position Statement.


The attached document summarizes the procedure that will be used for Area Chair nominations.



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Syracuse Fellows Night April 13th, 2017

Upcoming IEEE events in Syracuse
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Fellows Night
Thursday April 13th, 2016
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Thursday, April 13th
6:15 pm
University Sheraton
801 University Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
Cost to attend:
Members and 1st guest- $20 each
Fellows, Life Members, Student Members and 1 guest- $10 each
Non-members (other than 1st guest of a member) $35 each

Join us for an evening to honor the IEEE Syracuse Section's Fellows with dinner, socializing, and a special presentation.

6:15 pm Registration and Social Hour (with music by CNY Jazz quartet)

7:30 pm Dinner

Invited lecture:

The IMAX Laser Projection System: From 0 to Insane in Under 2 Years

Barry Silverstein, IMAX Business Unit, IMAX Rochester

Out of the ashes of Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business was born the world’s first cinema-quality laser projection prototype. Learn about the creation of the newly formed IMAX business unit, IMAX Rochester. Follow the technical journey (adventure) of taking a prototype 10,000 lumen, 2k resolution laser projector and turbo charging it to deliver six times the brightness in order to light screens that are more than 100 feet wide at 4k resolution. The projection system born out of this effort is currently delivering stunning images at IMAX’s most iconic locations around the globe…. a mere two years later. The revolutionary optical-mechanical system is unlike anything ever built for a projector and was designed in Rochester. It is currently in production in Canada by a simultaneously created custom assembly line. IMAX, in conjunction with local suppliers, managed to deliver this system on time while working across three countries and two continents. The performance of this system has exceeded expectations and is receiving accolades from the industries experts.

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2017 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference April 7-9, 2017 –University at Buffalo (SUNY)

2017 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference


Date: 7-9 April 2017

University of Buffalo (SUNY)


Buffalo, NY


The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference is the premier annual event where all student branches from IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern United States) meet to discuss mutual challenges and compete in regional competitions.   Please visit the conference web site!


The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide an opportunity for the students to network and learn from other students from

across the Region 1, while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions.


It also provides the great opportunity for the student members to network with the Industry Professionals and the IEEE Leaders.


·         Conference Highlights:

·         Undergraduate Student Paper Contest

·         MicroMouse Workshop for Newbies and Pros

·         Regional MicroMouse Competition

·         Student Ethics Competition

·         Award Ceremony and Dinner

·         Networking Opportunity

·         Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals


To submit a paper for the Student Paper Contest or register for other Competitions, follow the directions on the Hotel and Conference Registration Page at:



Hotel Registration Deadline: March 16, 2017

Conference Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017


About the Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst (10 Flint Road, Amherst, New York 14226). 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 contact Dr. Rubenstein at mailto:c.rubenstein@ieee.org to obtain one within our block at $120/night.


Deadline to request for accommodation (group or individual) = March 17, 2017 




Undergraduate Student Paper Contest:
To submit paper online: https://goo.gl/forms/IlUGJsAyNu85Cz1u1


All Competitions and Student Paper Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2017


Micromouse Competition: 
Team leader, please email Soon Wan (gimsoon@ieee.org) with team member names, IEEE membership#, and micromouse name. 


Ethics Competition: 
Team leader, please email Bruce Hecht (bruce.hecht@analog.com) 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.


iTryRobotic Workshop: For 3rd to 7th grade children
Saturday, April 9, 2017 (3:00pm to 4:30pm)
To register: Email Soon Wan (gimsoon@ieee.org)




Friday (April 7, 2017) – 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Subject to Change)
1. Ice Cream Party (at Davis Hall, Salvatore Atrium)
2. Micromouse Practice (at Davis Hall, Bansai Atrium)


Saturday (April 8, 2017) Program (Subject to Change)

1. Registration, Breakfast

2. Student Paper Contest (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200) 
3. Ethics Competition (1st=$300, 2nd=$150 for Student Branch) 
4. Micromouse Competition (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200) 
5. T-Shirt Design (Highest number of votes by attendees = $200)

6. Lunch and Networking

7. Keynote Plenary Session
8. iTryRobotic Workshop for grade 3 to 7 kids (Sponsored by IEEE-USA)
9. Student Branch Showcase and Training
10. Award Ceremony and Dinner


Sunday (April 9, 2017) Program (Subject to Change)

1. TBD





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Rochester Section Joint Chapters Meeting on April 5th, 2017

Date: 5 April 2017

Louise Slaughter Hall

78 Rochester Institute of Technology


Rochester, NY


The IEEE Rochester Section is having its joint meeting for all IEEE chapters on April 5th, 2017 that is open to the general public. The meeting will feature a keynote presentation and two parallel sessions with technical presentations from different chapters and societies. 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and network with people from all engineering disciplines and to learn more about the activities of the different IEEE chapters and societies in the Rochester area. The technical sessions are free to attend for IEEE members. Reservations are required to attend the dinner and keynote presentation.  Please click here for more information on the JCM.  


Join us at one our outstanding yearly events – Registration for the technical presentations is not required.

However, if you wish to attend what looks to be a truly spectacular keynote presentation, please register early for the dinner.   


Click this link to register today!



  • Dinner Reservations are required (Fee increases after March 20th, 2017).
  • No charge for attending technical presentations for IEEE Members.

Early Registration Fee until March 20th: 

  • $25.00 (IEEE Member or IEEE Member significant other), $20 (IEEE Fellow or Senior Member),
  • $10.00 (IEEE Student Member), $15.00 (Full-Time Student Non-members)
  • $35.00 (Non-members) 

Regular Registration between March 20th-31st: 

  • $30.00 (IEEE Member or IEEE Member significant other), $25 (IEEE Fellow or Senior Member)
  • $15.00 (IEEE Student Member), $20.00 (Student Non-members)
  • $40.00 (Non-members)


Keynote Presentation:

Rick Fremming of New York Power Authority


Topic:  Robert Moses Niagara Falls Hydroelectric Plant

Biography: Rick’s role is to monitor and support the safe, reliable and efficient operation of 13 hydro generators (225 MVA each), 12 pump generators, 20 billion gallon reservoir & 21 transmission lines. He is also responsible for troubleshooting these systems and finding engineering solutions. He has been with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for 18 years.






    Room 2120  CS-CIS         “A Vision for Human-Centered Cybersecurity” by Dr. M. Wright

    Room 2130  APS/MTTS   “Gallium Nitride Power MMICs – Fact and Fiction” by Dr. Charles Campbell

    Room 2140  SPS              “Analyzing/Tracking Persons 3D  Gaze”  by Gabriel Diaz          


    Room 2120  EMBS           “An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks” by Dr. Archana Venkataraman

    Room 2130  GRSS           “Multi-modal unmanned aerial system development and applied research at RIT” by Dr. Jan Aardt

    Room 2140  PES/IAS      “IEEE SMART Village Initiative” and “HVDC – Powering the future”  by Girish Behal     




 Local research will be on display for interactive Q/A.  Best student poster prize of $100.

*PDH Credit approved (check back for updates)


“ALL AMERICAN BUFFET” including sliced strip loin, roasted salmon, vegetarian penne arrabiata and much, much more.





Local research will be on display for interactive Q/A.  Best student poster prize of $100.