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Save the Date:  April 28, 2015

Speaker:  Dr. Anthony. W. England – Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science


Keynote Presentation:
Evolving State of Technology:
Trends and Effect on Higher Education

University of Michigan, Dearborn – Fairlane Center – North Building.

Conference Announcement Spring 2015 – Rev 1(1-18-15)

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IEEE EMC Fest 2015 –  May 7, 2015


Women in Engineering  &Technology Engineering Management Society         

Jointly announce a presentation to be held at 4:30 pm, May 13, 2015 at

Lear Auditorium, Lawrence Technical University

“Achieving Net Zero Energy Buildings – The Sustainable Future”

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Ms. Nash is a LEED® Accredited Professional for Commercial Interiors and is Founder and President of Green Team Coalition, LLC (GTC). She provides consulting to clients on facility energy issues and cost reduction while working to achieve goals such as Net Zero Energy (NZE) buildings. Ms. Nash was able to pull together a valuable team of engineers with exceptional skill sets to produce deliverables in the areas of technical energy and water consumption auditing. Through these platforms her team is able to collaboratively save significant dollars for their clients. Prior to forming Green Team Coalition, LLC, Ms. Nash was a Facilities Consultant for Newmark Knight Frank. Her previous experience was as Director of Business Development for a successful general contractor, where she was responsible for working with automotive companies.


Ms. Nash holds a B.S. Degree in Economics and Labor Studies from Eastern Michigan University. She also completed the Kerzner Project Management certification (PMBOK) at Michigan State University Executive Training Center.

 “Achieving Net Zero Energy Buildings – The Sustainable Future

A very exciting project that GTC is working on is challenging our entire team’s collective engineering, architectural and business skill sets, to collaborate with IBEW to convert their 1964 building into a Net Zero Energy building.  This huge initiative brings all stakeholders together to deliver energy efficiency while encouraging technology growth in the energy efficiency market; creating jobs, recruiting talent & providing a unique Energy Demonstration Center that will serve as the community learning center.


IEEE SEM Officers:  

All our IEEE SEM Officers are invited to participate in a series of ‘Virtual Officer Training Classes.  These classes are designed to give you the fundamental knowledge of your duties and responsibilities as an IEEE Geo-unit officer and an introduction to the tools and methods available to you to assist you in your efforts.

The classes are described in the attached document.  At this time we are asking all our officers to review the on-line audio module at:

to understand what we are planning, and what we hope to accomplish.

The audio module lasts 3 Minutes, 25 Seconds.

Watch for follow on messages giving the registration information for  each particular Q&A session to answer any lingering questions about the training modules.  Also, please let us know if there is any problem with any of the modules.

Kimball Williams N8FNC NCE


IEEE EMC Fest 2015 –  May 7, 2015


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Photos from the March 11, 2015 ESD Gold Award Banquet at Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center.  Congratulations to award winners Kevin Taylor, C J Chung, Tayfun Ozdemir and Scott Lytle.



IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference WIE-ILC, 23-25 April 2015 in San Jose, CA


Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-4, April 2015

Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-3, March 2015

Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-2, February 2015

Older Wavelengths articles are available at


Results are in from the Section Involvement in the SOCHI ROBOT OLYMPIAD:

Team LTU placed 5th as you can see on the web at:
A video of LTU team’s run can be found at:
Our younger elementary team won a Bronze medal!!!! 
Thank you so much for your support.
I plan an official report and video during the Christmas break.
CJ Chung



IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship plus Program Power and energy engineers work with some of todays most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. See for more information on chapter presentations


IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter chairman is working hard to provide the newsletter with interesting Power Events. Enjoy. KEVIN TAYLOR, IEEE SEM PE/IA Chairman, Interested in learning and contributing to the new IEEE standards to replace the IEEE Color Books In May 2016 the IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter will host the IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS). I&CPS is a gathering of experts who work and conduct research in the industrial application of electrical systems. The Conference will have a full program of tutorials, technical papers, and working group meetings during the 4 days of the conference. The conference will feature several events including a reception, a dinner/dance and an awards luncheon which will honor members of the IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the winners of the Prize Papers Awards, Standard Medallion Awards, and the Department Achievement Award. The LOC currently is having weekly planning teleconferences and will eventually need IEEE volunteers for the conference. If you like to get hookup with the LOC contact Kevin Taylor,


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IEEE member Kevin Taylor receiving an Detroit CVB award for bring many conventions to Detroit



IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section member promoting membership and the Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI) at SAE World Congress. IEEE SEM member Kevin Taylor, along with Bobby Wong and William Tonti of IEEE TEI


“Our organizational structure is changing starting now and moving on into 2014. We can better serve our members by moving to a more defined structure to facilitate communication and reduce redundancy of efforts. We are all volunteers and as such we should be able work within our Section in areas we have interest, feel comfortable, gain leadership skills and are intellectually stimulated. At the same time we should have experienced leaders to guide us so past best practices are retained and poor practices are not repeated. All volunteers, positions and duties remain the same. Just the organizational structure changes for the better. If you have concerns, compliments, or an opinion, I would like to hear from you.” 2014 IEEE SEM Organization (12-17-13) Robert Neff Section Chair (Elect 2014)

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Mark Steffka receiving his 2013 SEM Outstanding Achievement Award at the Fall Section Conference from Dr. Mohamad Berri.


Below is a short article on recent developments in Congress that will be of interest to many of our members. H1B Visa Article I respectfully ask you to run it in your next newsletter.  You may edit the article any way you like, and can add any by-line you like.  But it is important that IEEE members know what Congress is doing. Russell Harrison Senior Legislative Representative – Grassroots Activities IEEE-USA 2001 L St, NW: Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 530-8326


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