Last Call for IEEE MGA Awards Nominations: Deadline 15 October

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.

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Technological Advancements in Power & Energy Meters


  • Industrial & Utility Application Metering
  • Accuracy Standards
  • Memory Capacities and Methods
  • Load Profiling & Power Quality Capabilities
  • Communications Options and Challenges
  • Regulatory and Security Issues
  • Future Developments

 Jointly Presented by Cincinnati IEEE Chapter member, Mark S. McCloy of CE Power Solutions and Shaun Olson, Regional Manager Satec, Inc. Union, NJ

 Though Shaun does represent a manufacturer of metering products and solutions; we are mutually committed to maintaining a non-commercial, technical presentation and discussion relative to this technology, equipment, standards and industry developments


Mark McCloy is Director of Marketing and minority owner of CE Power Solutions; an Engineering Service provider and Manufacturer’s Representative Agency to the electric Utility and large power producer and consumer markets throughout the United States.   As a third generation in technical sales, Mark has been continuously involved with the Cincinnati IEEE Chapter since 2006 with previous memberships dating back to 1991.   Founder of Power Distribution Services in 1985; Mark has been instrumental in developing and promoting advancements in circuit breaker technologies, such as vacuum and SF6 interrupting mediums (in which he has held one patent for); advanced digital testing technologies for HV and EHV power circuit breakers; and the development and promotion of solid-state and digital technologies in Protection and Metering components and equipment.

Shaun Olson – Regional Sales Manager Satec Inc.  graduated from West Virginia University and started his career in 2001 working for an electrical distributor Turtle & Hughes.  After gaining experience in dealing with electrical distribution equipment and the pleasure of working with electrical contractors, he moved onto work for Siemens Energy & Automation in 2004.  Shaun started his career at Siemens as a project manager for a number of years and then advanced his career into power monitoring sales.   Shaun worked with design consultants and assisted in laying out communication network infrastructures for the critical power market.  After working with Siemens for a number of years, Shaun advanced his a career again and currently works at SATEC Inc. as a Regional Sales Manager.  SATEC Inc. is a leader in electrical meter manufacturing for the utility, industrial, and commercial market.


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)


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 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation


$12- $20, See information in Reservations

MENU SELECTIONS:   Buffet Menu: Homemade Crab Cakes, Stuffed Pork Chops, Grilled Portobello w/ Ratatouille & Yellow Rice, Twice Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter.  There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drink.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  (Please note New Procedure) Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  You may now pay on-line. 

Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Two ways to pay for dinner:
1) [Register and pay the fee now] using PayPal.
2) [Register and pay the fee at the meeting]. Check or cash; correct change appreciated.

Make checks payable to “IEEE Cincinnati Section”.
Those desiring to use their bank’s bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact for details.

Reservations close at noon on September 15, 2011.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. Failure to cancel does not eliminate your responsibility to pay for the dinner. Refunds for PayPal payments are more complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

WALK-INS: If you don’t have a dinner reservation, there may not be enough food to serve you. Walk-ins pay a higher rate: $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members. Cash or checks only.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday, September 15th, 2011

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.


IEEE Professional Communication Conference 2011

IEEE Professional Communication Conference 2011

 On October 17-19, the IEEE Professional Communication Society will host the International Professional Communication Conference 2011 on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.  As a member of the IEEE Cincinnati chapter, your participation in the conference is encouraged as we network with colleagues, learn about the conference topic of sustainability, and share research and information important to technical communicators, educators, practitioners, engineers, and others! 
This article provides you with a summary of information to plan your attendance at the conference.  All information is available at the conference website
Registration for the conference is online on the conference website.  We have reduced registration fees this year to make the conference more affordable, and you can bring a student for free with your paid registration.  IEEE members enjoy discounted registration, even if you aren’t a member of PCS.   

Professional Development Seminars are offered for Continuing Education Credit (important for Professional Licensure) on Monday and Tuesday, October 17 and 18.  Kim Campbell will offer “Thinking and Interacting Like a Leader” and Michael Alley will offer “Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides.”  Your seminar registration fee gives you access to all conference sessions and workshops for one day. 

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Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
Submitted by Marc Bell, Editor

Copyright 1997 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. 85, No. 5, May 1997.

Shintaro Uda and the Wave Projector

Seventy years ago this month, the proceedings OF the institute of radio engineers (IRE) included a paper by Shintaro Uda (Fig. 1), a Japanese engineer, on the radia­tion of short waves. His paper included information on a recently invented antenna, which he called a wave projector but which later became known as the Yagi-Uda antenna. During his long career as a teacher and researcher at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Uda made significant contributions to communications engineering.

Uda was born in 1896 in Toyama Ken, Japan. He studied electrical engineering under H. Yagi at Tohoku University and graduated in 1924, and then joined a communications research group directed by Yagi. One of Uda’s first projects was to design a vacuum-tube oscillator that would operate at wavelengths of’around 440 cm. Experiments using the oscillator as a transmitter led to the discovery of the wave projector, Uda initially used a resonant loop antenna and observed the directive radiation it produced. He then tried placing a parasitic loop near the driven loop in an effort to obtain a more directive beam. The idea for this arrangement apparently was suggested by an earlier investigation of loops of various shapes conducted by one of his classmates as a thesis under Yagi’s direc­tion. Subsequently, Uda substituted metal rods for parasitic loops and found that the field intensity in a preferred direction increased with the number of parasitic rods. He then undertook a systematic investigation to determine the effect on antenna directivity of changes in Continue reading


If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.


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

James Ablordeppey

Mohamed AbuAli

Oluseye Akomolede

Ryan Anderson

Chukwuka Anyadiegwu

Gerado Ayes

Andrew Bak

Nathan Ball

Tamara Colette Baynham

Brian Buxton

Devin Cottier

John Curran

Lien Dang

Christopher Datko

David Feng

Michael Gross

Aaron Hacker

Jeff Hanson

Theodore Harper III

Joshua Hay

Gerardo Heidenreich

Christopher Hillger

Dale Horan

Joshua Hoy

Andrew Huster

Xuchu Hu

Cory Jeffers

Susan Johnson

Laveeta Joseph

Jacob Kilver

Robert Lancaster

Brian Lawrence

Jonathan Lewis

Michael Logies

Elliott Long

Jack Lorthioir

William McWhirter

Ben Michels

Jeff Overbeck

Douglas Porter

Cameron Ross

Andrew Sampson

Christopher Schieman

George Shiekh

Michael SoRelle

Vradimir Sotnikov

David Stout

Haibin Su

Douglas Tittle

Jeffrey Tomask

Yingying Wang

Shea Watson

Daniel Weber

Eric Wei

Edward Weite

Edwin Williams

Wes Williams

Wenyu Zhao

Xinya Zhao

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


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IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference Seeks Technical Papers

WASHINGTON (18 July 2011) — IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) organizers are seeking technical papers on the technology, standards and engineering of electric vehicles.

Accepted papers will be presented during the inaugural conference, 4-8 March 2012, at TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. They will also be published in conference proceedings and available through the digital library IEEE Xplore. The deadline for extended abstract submissions is 15 October.

For more on the specific types of papers being sought, as well as paper submission guidelines, see

IEVC ( is expected to draw electric vehicle engineers, manufacturers, utility experts, corporate executives, researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, legislators and regulators, among others, to discuss the impact the electrification of transportation is having, and will have, on society and the electric grid. Smart Grid planners are interested in EVs because of the increased demand they are expected to have on the electricity delivery system.

Greenville has become a major hub of electric vehicle research because of the nearby presence of major auto manufacturers and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (, a public-private partnership advancing automotive safety, testing and design.
For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the conference, contact Lee Stogner at

IEEE Electric Vehicle Committee Chair and former IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre is one of the event organizers. IEEE-USA is a financial cosponsor.



WASHINGTON (1 September 2011) — is airing a special public access presentation on “Engineering Our Future: Because Dreams Need Doing” at

The “Engineering Our Future” forum was convened for some Continue reading