Small Business Opportunity from MSDGC

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati will be spending approximately $1.5 billion over the next ten years to upgrade Hamilton County’s sewers to comply with EPA requirements. They are inviting small businesses from the county to participate in this effort and will conduct a workshop on Friday, October 30th for small businesses that want to participate. Attendance is by invitation only so if you are interested you must contact them by October 23rd. All aspects of engineering will be considered for this effort, including planning, modeling, construction, instrumentation, controls, and more. See the attached MSDGC letter for complete information. MSDGC workshop notice

October 2009 – Section Meeting Details

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)



DATE: Thursday, October 22, 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
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2nd Annual EMBS/BMES Mini-Symposium

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society in conjunction with the UC Biomedical Engineering Society present:

What do you know about biomedical engineering in Greater Cincinnati?

November 9, 2009 — 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm — ERC 427

Contact Dr. Jing-Huei Lee ( to register.  Registration is free.  Free parking for those who register before November 6.   Details and map: EMBS 2nd Annual Symposium

October 2009 – Membership News

New Cincinnati Section Senior Member
The Cincinnati Section would like to congratulate our newest Senior Member,

J. David Jacobs

whose upgrade application was recently approved.

If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee. You can also see any member of the Executive Committee immediately following any Section Meeting.

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

Jonathan Adam
Matt Batta
Prabir Bhattacharya
Boyan Dimitrov
Ranran Ding
Danh Do
Mark Ferguson
William Chad Hafer
Stephen Todd Hamblin
Kevin J. Haworth
Steven Hutchinson
Kyle Kauffman
John Mark Kennedy
Aaron Knopp
John Kuhn
Elliott M. Long
Hao Luan
Jorge Moscat Pardos
Katrina Marshall Reffett
Randy Schavel
Samuel F. Slade
Vignesh Subbian
Shawn Wilkening

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

October 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. 3, March 1996.

John G. Brainerd and Project PX (ENIAC)

Fifty years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included an article by John G. Brainerd on Project PX or ENIAC which had recently been completed at the University of Pennsylvania. The author had served as supervisor of the wartime project and was a professor of electrical engineering at the university. ENIAC was an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer and the article characterized it as a “mathematical robot” and “the first all-electronic general purpose computer.” Brainerd mentioned that the machine occupied a 30 x 50 foot room and contained approximately 18,000 electron tubes. He explained that ENIAC had been conceived originally as a machine to solve ballistics equations more quickly and accurately but was now being discussed “in connection with problems which were not even thought of when development began.”

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October 2009 – IEEE News

IEEE-USA Unveils Digital Archives, Features Organization’s Four Decades of Service

WASHINGTON (4 September 2009) — IEEE-USA is building a digital archive featuring documents and photos of its 36-year history of promoting the careers and public policy interests of U.S. IEEE members. Part of the IEEE-USA History Project, the archive features:– An overview of the first four decades of IEEE-USA from 1973-2009
— A listing of IEEE-USA’s leaders from 1973 to date, including photos of boards of directors from 1998
— A detailed description of IEEE-USA’s formation and its first 10 years (1973-1983), including an IEEE Spectrum special report on the constitutional referendum that added professional activities to the IEEE constitution
— A look at IEEE-USA growth and maturity from 1984-1999, with annual reports covering the 15-year period
— A glimpse of IEEE-USA in the 21st Century from 2000-present, including annual reports from 2002-2008, years in review from 2005-2008, and program handbooks for 2007-2008
— Program histories, including IEEE-USA’s Student Professional Awareness Conferences (S-PACs)John Meredith, IEEE-USA’s 2007 president, is leading the IEEE-USA History Project. Meredith chaired the 2009 IEEE Conference on the History of Technical Societies, in Philadelphia from 5-7 August, and made a presentation on IEEE-USA history.

To view the digital archive, go to

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