September 2009 – Section Meeting Details

The Tesla Roadster: a plug-in electric sports car – demonstration and description

DATE: Thursday, September  24, 2009
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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September 2009 – Membership News

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

Mark G. Atchison
Gordon C. Baker
Omar Baldridge
R. H. Black
Thomas Blauvelt
Timothy Bueno
Mark A. Burcham
Jeremy Burgess
Richard Nathan Burns
Stephen Caddell
Garry Chapman
Chelsea Chase
Ryan Child
Jacqueline Coates
Israel T. Cortes
Austin P. Crispens
Justin Andrew Daniels
Ian T. Daniher
Kaustubh K. Deshmukh
Heath Edenfield
James Estepp
David Ferguson
Romana Fernandes
Michael P. Fink
Samuel R. Frushour
Ryan Gerken
Adam Gerlach
Amer Ghanem
Phillip Golden
Ryan Grimes
Erik Hajek
Allan K. Hall
Justin Hamm
Michael Harness
Nathaniel Hausrath
Bing He
Misti Hill
Brent Humphrey
Pritesh N. Johari
Andrew Johnson
Jigar Kalaria
Paul J. Kern
Michael Keyes
Thomas Klevinsky
Marvin Allen Knorr
Christian Koch
Paul M. Krieg
Alex R. Kuhl
Roy M. Kulick
Victor Lin
Patrick Lipka
Kuheli Louha
Thomas M. Lucas
Yuliya Malakhova
Jordan Malof
Paul Meredith
Jeff L. Miller
Dirk W. Mooibroek
John Norton
Kevin Pasko
Dale R. Peterson
Benjamin Pierce
Kurt Prenger
Raj R. Reddy
Richard Riccetti
Michael N. Rissover
Michael J. Rust
Chad Aaron Ruttencutter
George Michael Shiekh
Vonise Shoemaker
Evan Blyth Sneath
Sibichen J. Thekveli
Tommy V. Trimeloni
Darren Varga
Ramesh Reddy Vemula
Tim L. Vernier
Paul Vincent
Edward E. Walcott
Nathan A. Walker
Hong Wang
Eric Michael Webb
Richard D. Winters
Huaping Wu  

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

September 2009 – History

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

Copyright 1996 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. 84, No. 2, February 1996.

The Birth of the Term “Microwaves”

The term microwaves was used for the first time in an international journal in the October 1932 issue of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) in an article by Nello Carrara: “The detection of microwaves” (the original manuscript was received by the Institute on April 2, 1932). .

This term has been, since then, commonly used to indicate those electromagnetic waves with wavelength ranging from 1 mm to 1 m. These limits have been arbitrarily defined: in practice they constitute an attempt to define the microwave frequency range as the one located between the frequencies of electromagnetic waves employed for radio and television broadcasting and those of infrared rays.

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September 2009 – IEEE News

Unemployment Rate for Electrical Engineers Soars to New Record,
Engineering Jobless Rate Up for Second Consecutive Quarter

WASHINGTON (7 July 2009) — The unemployment rate for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers (EEs) hit a new record in the second quarter, while the rate for all engineers increased for a second straight quarter, according to data released last week by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).”Technology drives our economy, which means engineering unemployment is a bellwether for recovery and job creation,” IEEE-USA President Gordon Day said. “These new data suggest we’ve got a long way to go as the United States attempts to regain its economic footing.”

The news for EEs was particularly bad as the jobless rate more than doubled from 4.1 percent in the first quarter to a record-high 8.6 percent in the second. The previous quarterly record was 7 percent, in the first quarter of 2003.

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