January 2010 – Membership News

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

Balaji Ananthanpillai
Asitha U. Bandaranayake
Jing Chen
Henry David Clark
Gary Lee Evans
Weihuang Fu
Jeff Glaspie
Morgan Griffith
Adam J. Gross
Jacob Haney
Jeffrey Michael Heeney
Jason Michael Hehman
Peter A. Jamieson
Bernard Knueven
Bernard Kossenjans
Ndabezinhle Ndabeni-Ncube
Logan Romantic
Daniel K. Ryan
Balasubramanian Sethuraman
Brian Wagner
Nicholas Wanstrath
Xubing Xia

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

January 2010 – UC Robotics

UC Robotics Team Will Design for Senior Citizens

The 2010 UC Robotics Team has again entered the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (http://www.igvc.org) for the 18th year.
 
Their project is to convert a Motorized Scooter into a computer controlled device that would permit senior citizens or people with disabilities to be transported around campus. One variation would even permit someone without arm control to use muscle or mind control. They have a special focus this year called ” Aid to the Elderly”.

They have a new donated Motorized Scooter shown at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/RobotProf/TheSCOOTERStoreDonationToUCRobotTeam#

The Team Needs Our Help

They have asked a few engineering organizations for a small amount of funding to get a motor, a gearbox, a small laptop computer and a mind control sensor. RESC has been one of the organizations they asked. 
 
They also welcome your participation with the project. They meet each Friday during the academic year in Room 551 Baldwin Hall and would welcome anyone.
 
For the Project Brochure and details on how to contribute financially to the team, go to  https://ieeecincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/robotics-2010-brochure.pdf
 
If you can HELP, please contact : Dr. Hall at hallel@ucmail.uc.edu

January 2010 – History of Electrical Engineering

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. 5, May 1996.

Fireless Fireworks: Lighting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915

Eighty years ago this month, Walter D’Arcy Ryan presented a paper at a meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) on the illumination of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Ryan had served as Chief of Illumination for the Exposition and he also served as the Director of the Illuminating Engineering Laboratory for the General Electric Company (GE). American poet Edwin Markham characterized  the spectacular Exposition lighting as “the greatest revelation of beauty that was ever seen on the earth.” Ryan’s paper, as published in the 1916 volume of the TRANSACTIONS OF THE AIEE was lavishly illustrated with color plates showing illuminated buildings, towers, fountains, and other features of the Exposition. This blending of aesthetics and illumination engineering produced perhaps the most elegantly illustrated technical paper ever included in the TRANSACTIONS.

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January 2010 – IEEE News

IEEE-USA Releases Third E-Book in Innovation Series — ‘Fostering an Innovation Subculture’

WASHINGTON (25 November 2009) — IEEE-USA has released the third e-book in its innovation series, “Doing Innovation: Creating Economic Value,” this one focusing on “Fostering an Innovation Culture.”
 
Author Gus Gaynor, a retired 3M director of engineering, writes that this third book “provides the fundamentals for developing a culture that supports innovation.” These fundamentals, according to Gaynor, include “finding the right people and providing the freedom to act, but with discipline; implementing effective and supportive management practices; providing the organizational resources and infrastructure; and promoting an organizational attitude that focuses on achieving results.”
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November 2009 – Section Meeting Announcement

DECEMBER SECTION MEETING
A Grand Night Out

Reservations for the Holiday Party are Now Closed

DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2009
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. –  Doors Open
6:00 p.m. –  Dinner
COST FOR DINNER: $15.00 per person – MEMBERS AND THEIR ADULT GUESTS ONLY!

MENU SELECTIONS:   Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Couscous Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potato Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Season Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Assorted Holiday Pies, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

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.

RESERVATIONSReservations are required – No walk-ins.  Reservation deadline is Noon, December 1.  Make your reservation by emailing our Arrangements Chair at Reservations@ieeeCincinnati.org, or leaving a voice mail at 513-629-9380.  Include your membership number (required) and a daytime phone number with your reservation information.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  Our Annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 3, at Raffel’s in Evendale, Ohio.  The evening is billed as “A Grand Night Out”, and it is a perfect opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy a wonderful evening of great food and entertainment, at the extremely low price of only $15 per person.  Doors open at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:00.  While you are enjoying classic holiday fare and each others company, your feet will be tapping to the sounds of the outstanding Fitz’s Jazz Quintet.  As you make your way through the delicious selection of desserts, we offer the Amazing Cindini, who will astound you with table-side magic, followed by a stage-show of mind blowing effects.

November 2009 – Membership News

NEW MEMBERS

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

Matthew Brennecke
Cody R. Davis
Dennis L. Doss
Steven C. Frigon
Matt Fuller
Chittabrata Ghosh
Brian L. Greskamp
Matthew Hagedon
James J. Hayes
James J. Hayes
Jonathan Hegman
Shahram Jahanian
Thomas Laugle
Lei Miao
Kevin Miller
David Needham
Keith Nixon
Yemi Oyediran
Suryanarayana V. Pendela
Joseph J. Praschak
Tim Joseph Receveur
Sorah Rhee
Alton F. Sanders
Jennifer Smith
Evan Blyth Sneath
Camiren L. Stewart
Julee Uhrig
Nishanth Vepachedu
Karl Wilbur
Matt Winslow

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

November 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. 4, April 1996.

Clarence W. Hansell and Philip S. Carter

Sixty years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a joint paper by Clarence W. Hansell and Philip S. Carter on the control of frequency of radio transmitters. At the time, both men worked as research and development engineers for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) at its transmitter laboratory at Rocky Point on Long Island, NY. Both engineers made numerous contributions to communications engineering during their long careers at RCA and both became Fellows of the IRE.

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November 2009 – IEEE News

IEEE-USA Helps Produce More Than Three-Dozen Local TV News Reports on
IEEE Technologies That Benefit Society – From Creating a Voice-Command
Robotic Helping Hand to Fighting Astronaut Bone Loss

WASHINGTON (6 October 2009) — To increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of the role of engineering in society, IEEE-USA has helped to produce more than three-dozen TV news reports on IEEE technologies this year. The segments were distributed to 140 U.S. TV stations and aired on stations with an estimated 122 million views.

The IEEE-USA-supported reports included: “Biomedical Engineers Creating Voice-Command Robotic Helping Hand for Patients in Need”; “Engineers Zero-In on Fighting Astronaut Bone Loss with Space Treadmill Simulator”; “Computer Scientists Make Still Photos in Existing Video Pixel Perfect with New Software”; and “Engineers Create Alternate Left Turns to Speed Up Intersections.”

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