Life Members Group

The Cincinnati Section now has a Life Members Group.  If you are a Life Member you are automatically a member of this group.  You should be contacted at the beginning of the 2010 regarding Life Member activities in the Cincinnati Section.Also note, on the right-hand side of the Home page, you will find a link in the Articles box for the Life Members  Group.

Where is my ballot?

The election for Member-At-Large is currently in progress. The top seven reasons for not receiving a ballot:

  1. I was not a member of the Cincinnati Section on November 23rd, when the ballots were sent.
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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

From Brian’s Desk

We had a good set of meetings with Carl Selinger.  I was surprised by the low attendance.  Many of you who requested that the Section provide more opportunities to obtain professional development hours failed to attend. 

Please mark your calendars for December 4th.  The Section is having a Wine Tasting Party as its final meeting of 2008.  Tickets are $25.00.  Bring your spouse or significant other.  Come.  Enjoy some really fine wines and great appetizers.  Enjoy the fellowship.  Make some new friends.  Learn something about wine.

IEEE – inspire, engage, encourage, empower

See you in December!

From Brian’s Desk

Last month, we had a terrific turnout to see Viktorija Cecil present cool and affordable gadgets from TI.  If you missed it, you missed out on a great talk and lots of giveaways.

This month, we are meeting one week earlier than normal.  We meet on Thursday October 16.  This is going to be a very intersting meeting.  Bring a young person, someone just starting in their career.  Buy them dinner (heck it’s only $10), and help them get a great start with the soft skills presented by Carl Selinger author of “Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School.”

Act fast, you need to email your reservation by Tuesday noon. 

See you Thursday at Raffel’s.

October 18 – Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School Workshop, Six Hours of CPD

IEEE Cincinnati Section is offering a professional development workshop on Saturday October 18 that provides six CPD credits for Ohio P.E.’s.  Carl Selinger, a contributing editor to IEEE Spectrum will be presenting his toolbox for life – a collection of non-technical “real world” leadership skills including decision-making, setting priorities, negotiating, teamwork, running meetings, and better writing and speaking.  For details: Professional Development Workshop.


The Retired Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati have scheduled a tour of the Rumpke Recycle Facility, (5539 Vine St.) for October 7, 2008, 10:00 am. Total tour time is 1½ hours including a presentation that will precede the tour. The tour is limited to 30 RESC members, their guests, or nonmember P.E.’s seeking one CPD credit. An Ohio registration number is required for the CPD Certificate of Attendance. No charge for the tour or Certificate. Wear old clothes, i.e., blue jeans, etc. We will meet for lunch (your expense) at Bacall’s Café, 6118 Hamilton Avenue, after the tour. Map is posted on and in the RESC October Newsletter.

Call John Gilman by noon, October 6, for a reservation. 513 541-1147.