The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:
Nilesh N. Joshi
Scott T. Piegols
Jesse J. Sharpe
George Michael Shiekh
Charles David Walker
Andrew T. Zwit
We wish to welcome these new members to the Cincinnati Section!!!
Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
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. 11, November 1995.
Benjamin G. Lamme and Giant Generators
One hundred years ago, a large hydroelectric power plant began operation at Niagara Falls, NY. The plant was a milestone in the history of the generation and distribution of electric power and it helped educate a generation of engineers on the advantages of alternating current. The plant was a prototype which provided enough flexibility to serve the needs of a variety of consumers both near the power plant and at remote locations. Benjamin G. Lamme played a leading role in the design of the giant generators used in the Niagara Falls power station and would later become chief engineer of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.
New IEEE-USA President Shares Members’ Concerns about their Careers,
Looks to the Promise of Technology
WASHINGTON (30 January 2009) — IEEE-USA’s great challenge in 2009 will be to live up to its motto, “Building Careers & Shaping Public Policy.””Never before in my memory have both of these tasks been as important as they are now,” said Dr. Gordon W. Day, who became IEEE-USA president on New Year’s Day. “Rarely have so many of our members been so concerned about the future of their careers, and rarely has a U.S. president been so committed to using technology to preserve our prosperity, keep us secure and protect our environment.”In a recent letter to President Barack Obama (http://www.ieeeusa.org/policy/policy/2008/120508.pdf), Day strongly endorsed the president’s strategy of making investments that will save or create jobs now and build a stronger America for the future.