April 2019 Section Meeting

University of Cincinnati and Miami University Senior Project Presentations

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019
PLACE: Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (directions below)
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 8:00 p.m. – Presentation
COST: Dinner $15- $20, See information in Reservations (Updated)
RSVP: Make Dinner Reservation Here
  Reservations close at 11:59 PM on April 23th, 2019

ABOUT THE MEETING: Each year the engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University complete their senior projects. We are amazed at the talent and creativity of these students as they present their projects to us. These presentations are typically an interesting mix of hardware and software, solving problems, improving efficiencies, and creating new opportunities.

MENU SELECTIONS: BBQ Quartered Chicken, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Quinoa w/ Shiitakes & Snow Peas, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Field Green Salad, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert.

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road in Evendale, 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 use the online reservation system even if you are paying at the door. Doing so helps reduce our costs and assures that enough food is available. Our cost is based number of reservations and plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee even if you arrive late or didn’t make a reservation. The price for dinner is $15 for members with a reservation, or $20 cash at the door for non-members (and members without reservations).     Please bring the correct change.   Note: You are welcome to attend this meeting without having dinner.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY: An email to Reserve.Cinti@ieee.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

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 if qualified! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.


Officer Election for 2011-2012

The ballot is now open, and closes on December 23, 2010.  Most of you will have received an email notice inviting you to vote.  We have 38 members who have registered their email address with IEEE, but have requested no email from IEEE!  We have an additional 59 members with registered email addresses, who allow email from IEEE, but have requested no election email.   This posting is for these 97 members, and also for those who filter and delete our email:

The Section is using vTools electronic balloting for this election.

To vote, you will need the Username and Password from your IEEE Web Account.

If you do not have a Web Account,  you need to create an account by navigating to http://ieee.org, click on the “Update/create WQeb Account” link located on the right-hand side of the page in the box labeled “Member sign in”, and follow the instructions.

To access the ballot:

  1. Navigate to https://voting.vtools.ieee.org
  2. Click on the “Please log in” link
  3. Enter your Username and Password of your IEEE Web Account into the dialog box and click OK.
  4. You should now be viewing the List Ballots page.
  5. Find the ballot named “Cincinnati Section Officer Election for 2011-2012”.
  6. In the Action column, click on the “Vote” link.
  7. You should now be viewing our Ballot.
  8. You may vote for any and/or all five positions by clicking on the check-box next to the candidate’s name, or by entering the name of a write-in candidate.
  9. When you are ready to cast your ballot, click the “Vote” button at the bottom of the page.
  10. You will be given an opportunity to edit your ballot, and finally you click the “Complete” button.

Nominating Committee Announces Slate

The Nominating Committee for the Cincinnati Section is pleased to announce its slate for our November election:

Chair – Stephen Fridrick

Vice Chair – Fred Nadeau

Treasurer – Marwan Nusair

Secretary – Frank Zhou

Member-At-Large – Jason Wilden

The Section is also accepting Petition Candidates until November 5, 2010.  A petition candidate must have the signatures of at least nine (9) voting members of the Cincinnati Section.

The election will occur in November.  More information about the candidates will be available prior to the election.

Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference


The RTECC (Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference) is for software or hardware engineers or designers, and project managers developing computing systems or time-critical applications for: military/aerospace & defense electronics, industrial control, data communications, telecom/telephony, consumer electronics, embedded appliances and more.

The RTECC brings more than 35 top industry vendors showcasing 143 products in an open exhibition. In addition, you can attend several 45min. technical breakout seminars that run parallel throughout the event.  And, your guest pass includes full free access to everything, i.e. seminars, product demos/exhibits, a complimentary lunch and parking as well.

Visit www.rtecc.com to pre-register and have your visitor guest pass ready and waiting when you arrive.

Science Olympiad in need of EE Volunteer

The Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad, an annual science competition, needs a volunteer to run the SHOCK VALUE event this year.  This is a perfect opportunity for you, an electrical engineer, to have some fun, to motivate students and to help the community.   The event is held on March 6, 2010 at Raymond-Walters.  You would be responsible for creating an activity to test basic understanding of electricity, magnetism and simple electrical devices.  Contact Brian Resnick for more details (Brian.Resnick@ieee.org).

UC Robotics Team

The UC Robotics Team, led by Dr. Ernie Hall, needs your support to help them win the 18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) and in the 7th Annual ION Robot Lawn Mower Competition in 2010.  Please read the UC Robotics Team Brochure to learn how you can help.

Visit www.robotics.uc.edu to gain insight into their design strategy, to explore their utilization of current technologies, and to follow their research and development of future technologies.