March 2008 Section Meeting Information

MARCH MEETING
FUNCTIONAL MRI

DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2008
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
            6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
            7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation
 
COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP OR MEMBERSHIP GRADE!

NOTE:  DINNERS ARE ALWAYS OPTIONAL – YOU MAY ATTEND THE PROGRAM ONLY. 

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Membership News – Mar. 2008

NEW MEMBERS
The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Nakul Bali
James Brown
Lou Cedrone
James D. Cobb
Eric Core
Clay Dubendorfer
Chopper A. Eckhoff
Frank Gruber
Cathy Haglund
Jared Hatfield
Praveen K. Kakumanu
Mrityunjay Kant
Edzel Racsa Lapira
Tom Lewnard
Charles E. Lockhart
Jennifer Marie Lonneman
Ambrose E. Ononye
Nathan Wyatt Pauley
Mithun Perdoor
David L. Renz
Albert M. Stem
Natalie Teuschler
Steven Lee Upchurch
Shulamite Wan

We wish to welcome these new members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

History – Mar. 2008

Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
Submitted by Bob Morrison, Editor

Copyright 1991 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from the IEEE publication, “Scanning the Past” which covers a reprint of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 79, No. 11, November 1991.

Browder J. Thompson
The November 1941 issue of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) included a paper on secondary-emission electron multipliers by Browder J. Thompson for whom an annual award still presented by the IEEE was later named. At the time of the paper, he worked for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in Harrison, New Jersey. The same issue of the PROCEEDINGS contained two other technical papers on electron multipliers by RCA engineers. Television pioneer, Philo T. Farnsworth, patented an electron multiplier in 1934 and used it in his image-dissector camera tube. RCA engineers investigated television and other applications of electron multiplication during the 1930’s. One application introduced during World War II employed an electron multiplier tube as a noise source for electronic countermeasures transmitters.

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“Westinghouse” Video – Mar. 2008

INECOM ENTERTAINMENT SETS STREET DATE
OF APRIL 8, 2008 FOR WESTINGHOUSE

Pittsburgh, PA – Inecom Entertainment Company announced that its new film, Westinghouse, will be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Preorders for the film are already being taken through Internet retailers such as Amazon.com. Click here for a sneak preview of the film http://www.inecom.com/products/consumer/westinghousefilm/Trailer/TrailerSD.asp

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