From Brian’s Desk

We had a good set of meetings with Carl Selinger.  I was surprised by the low attendance.  Many of you who requested that the Section provide more opportunities to obtain professional development hours failed to attend. 

Please mark your calendars for December 4th.  The Section is having a Wine Tasting Party as its final meeting of 2008.  Tickets are $25.00.  Bring your spouse or significant other.  Come.  Enjoy some really fine wines and great appetizers.  Enjoy the fellowship.  Make some new friends.  Learn something about wine.

IEEE – inspire, engage, encourage, empower

See you in December!

From Brian’s Desk

Last month, we had a terrific turnout to see Viktorija Cecil present cool and affordable gadgets from TI.  If you missed it, you missed out on a great talk and lots of giveaways.

This month, we are meeting one week earlier than normal.  We meet on Thursday October 16.  This is going to be a very intersting meeting.  Bring a young person, someone just starting in their career.  Buy them dinner (heck it’s only $10), and help them get a great start with the soft skills presented by Carl Selinger author of “Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School.”

Act fast, you need to email your reservation by Tuesday noon. 

See you Thursday at Raffel’s.

October 2008 – Membership News

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

Dan Autrey
Syed Bilal
Matt Cole
Jason Draime
Kenneth S. Edge
Matthew Edlefsen
David Esposito
Alex Anthony Ficke
James M. Frilling
Matthew Giovanetti
Charmin Green
Jason Miley
Matthew Ngo
Talmai B. Oliveira
Sriram Ravindren
Jessica Erin Seip
Peter Simko
Aaron L. Van Camp
Dustin Michael Voet
Patrick Weir
Lee Anthony Wiwi
Dennis William Wojtow
Paul Michael Wolfe
Thomas Zistler

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

October 2008 – History

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. 7, July 1995.

Donald B. Sinclair
Fifty-five years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper by Donald B. Sinclair on the use of the twin-T circuit in impedance measuring instruments. At the time he was a design engineer with the General Radio Company in Cambridge, MA, where he worked for nearly four decades.

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October 2008 – IEEE News

IEEE RFID 2009 Conference Seeks Technical Papers
WASHINGTON (17 September 2008) —
Organizers of the 2009 International IEEE Conference on RFID (IEEE RFID 2009) are seeking technical papers from authors presenting the latest research, innovations and implementations related to the theory and practice of RF-based identification and communication systems.  Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE and presented at IEEE RFID 2009 (, which is co-located with RFID Journal Live! executive conference and exhibition ( in Orlando, Fla., USA, 27-29 April, 2009. The third-annual conference will address the technical and policy challenges of RFID technologies and feature keynote speakers from RFID thought leaders, panel discussions and presentations on technology advances.

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