From Brian’s Desk

Many thanks to Scott Holland for his excellent presentation “Function MRI of the Brain” at our March meeting.  Scott was introduced by David Pettigrew, the Chair of our new EMBS Chapter.  It was great to see many new faces at this meeting.  We hope to see you again this month, and for many meetings to come.

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April 2008 Section Meeting Information

“RE-ENGINEERING THE CITY”

DATE: Thursday, April 24, 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 – April 2008

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

Frank Auffinger
Thomas Glenn Barker
Matt Brungs
Luis D. Canisalez
Robert A. Clemens
Colin Flynn
Grant Horning
Xuchu Hu
Randy Jenkins
Pritpal Kandah
Timothy Kassis
Geoffrey George Fritz Kuester
Eric L. Lapresto
Daniel Legg
Michael R. Logies
James Russell Lord
David Minshall
Jerry Pike
Ronald Springer
Tim Francis Tolle
Xin Wang
Gwen Rene White
Robert L. Withrow
Toby Zou

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

History of Electrical Engineering – April 2008

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

Copyright 1995 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. 83, No. 4, April 1995.

James K. Clapp
Sixty-five years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper on antenna-measuring instrumentation by James K. Clapp. At the time he was employed as an engineer with the General Radio Company of Cambridge, MA, where he spent most of his professional career.

Clapp was born in December 1897 in Denver, CO. He worked for the American Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company during 1914-1916. He served in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1919 and worked briefly for the Radio Corporation of America in 1920. He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) in 1923 and earned an M.S. at MIT in 1926. He taught communications engineering at MIT from 1923-1928. Also, he served as radio editor for the Boston Evening Transcript and as chief engineer of the newspaper’s radio broadcasting station. In 1928 he joined the engineering staff of the General Radio Company and the following year published a Proceedings paper on short-wave radio experiments. One of his first assignments at General Radio was to develop a commercial quartz crystal frequency standard.

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IEEE News – April 2008

LOCAL TV REPORTS ON ENGINEERING, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHT IEEE TECHNOLOGIES THAT BENEFIT SOCIETY
WASHINGTON (11 March 2008)
— As part of its public-awareness program to promote engineering and technological literacy, IEEE-USA is continuing to underwrite local television news reports on engineering and science in 2008. The TV news reports are distributed to local U.S. television stations,  in more than 100 cities; to transit systems,  in seven U.S. cities; and through the Voice of America and Roo Online Video Network, in more than 60 countries.

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