EMBS Chapter Elects Chair

The newly formed Chapter of the Enginnering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has elected a Chair: David Pettigrew, PhD. 

Dr. Pettigrew is the Director of Spine Reasearch and Education at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.

From Brian’s Desk

Our December meeting was a big success.  Please see “December Meeting Follow-Up” for more information.

If you are renewing your Professional Engineer’s license, please read “Continuing Professional Development Hours” for details regarding our technical meetings.

Job hunting?  Click on the “Career Opportunites” category under “Articles” in the right-hand column.  

Our next Section Meeting will be held at Raffle’s on January 24, and will feature Paul Ritchie of Ethicon Endo-Surgery sharing his experiences with offshore outsourcing.  There is sure to be lively discussion. 

Have a safe and happy holiday!

December Meeting Follow-Up

We are grateful to Steve Jones and Iaasen Hristov of the Cincinnati Linux Users Group for two excellent presentations.  This well attended meeting provided a thorough introduction to Linux for embedded systems applications.  Mr. Jones fielded questions on the history and current direction of Linux, and Mr. Hristov presented a look at the hardware.

Iaasen Hristov’s presentation:  Special Purpose Linux Devices

Continuing Professional Development Hours

During 2006 and 2007, the Cincinnati Section provided eleven technical meetings that qualify as professional development hours towards your Ohio PE requirements.  We provided the required summary of the activity in our newsletter, we kept an attendance list, and we provided a certificate to those who attended.

If you need a reminder of those activites, please see the “Meetings” page, where you will find a list of all meetings for 2006 and 2007.  The qualifying meetings have bold dates.