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From Brian’s Desk

The Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Section met on Oct 18. During that meeting, we voted to authorize the creation of an EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) Chapter. There are about 25 EMBS members in our Section, and soon they will be holding their own special interest meetings. We plan to occassionally have a joint meeting of the Chapter and the Section so that all members can share in this exciting area.

A big “Thank You” to FKI Logistex. The tour of their new Technology and Education Center on Oct 25 was fantastic! About 15 members, as well as 8 students from the College of Applied Science, took part in the tour and saw demonstrations of storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, sorters and merges.

Our next Section Meeting will be held at Raffle’s on Dec 6. The dinner meeting includes a presentation by The Cincinnati Linux User’s Group (CLUG). More details to follow.

October 2007 Meeting

The October meeting is a tour of FKI Logistex’s new Technology and Education Center (TEC). The TEC is a 31,000 square-foot training and demonstration center that features fully functional demonstrations of automated sortation, conveying, AS/RS, and other fulfillment solutions, as well as, proof-of-concept testing and operator training.

This is not a dinner meeting. The tour will start at 6:00 and end by 8:00. The tour is limited to 40 members. You must make advanced reservations by emailing Fred Nadeau, our Arrangements Chair, at (f.nadeau@ieee.org). FKI Logistex is located at 10045 International Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Please arrive at the main entrance a few minutes before 6:00, so that the tour can begin promptly at 6:00.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex ( www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, robotic and conventional palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

From Brian’s Desk

I really enjoyed Mark Borgerding’s tips and techniques with DSPs at the September Section meeting. Mark presented some very useful and valuable information gained from his many years of experience. The Section wishes to extend a big “Thank you” to Mark Borgerding.

Our new web site is up and running thanks to a huge effort by Charles Nash. The URL is www.ieeecincinnati.org. Please check it out, and update the bookmark in your browser.

October’s meeting will be a tour of the new Technology and Education Center at FKI Logistex. The tour will feature various the state-of-the-art conveyor products of FKI Logistex. There is a lot of cool electrical and computer engineering only display. The tour is limited to 40 members, so make your reservation early.

IEEE recognizes your contributions to engineering by offering different levels of membership. If you have been an engineer for at least ten years and have contributed significantly (managed a project, written a paper, received a patent, etc.), you should apply to become a Senior Member. This recognition costs you nothing but the time to fill out the paperwork. In return, you receive a $25 coupon to IEEE and a very nice plaque, and you help the Section by increasing the funds we receive from IEEE. Please contact me for details.

See you at FKI Logistex on October 25.

Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past

George H. Brown

Sixty years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper by George H. Brown concerning earth currents in the proximity of radio transmitting antennas. At the time Brown was a young research engineer with the Radio Corporation of American (RCA), where he worked for nearly 40 years and became a well known authority on antennas and television systems. Continue reading

October 2007 IEEE News

OECD Ambassador and Former Congresswoman to Address NIST “Bioeconomics”Conference in September

WASHINGTON (30 August 2007) — Connie Morella, U.S. ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will address attendees at a conference designed to examine the role technology can play in helping the United States manage health care costs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., on 25 September. Continue reading

Assistant Professor Position at U.C.

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Position) – Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology at the University of Cincinnati .
Position Number: 27UC2833
Department: CAS Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites qualified candidates to apply for tenure track Assistant Professor Position starting September 1, 2008. ECET department at UC offers Associate and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), and Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering Technology (CET). Responsibilities include developing and teaching lecture and laboratory courses in both day and evening programs mainly in computer related areas, advising students, participation in scholarly activities, and service to the profession and university. Continue reading