Past Events

  • Jun 17 2015 - 7:00pm

    Presented by John Mertic, Dir. Business Development Software Alliances at Bitnami


    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 
    The Galaxy Restaurant
    201 Park Center Dr., Wadsworth, OH 44281

    1 CPD Credit Available

    Meal: 6:00 pm 
    Program: 7:00 pm 
    Cost: $20 per person (members and 1 guest), Students - $10

    Meal choices: 
    Prime Rib (8oz)
    Oven Baked Scrod
    Blackened Chicken Pasta 
    Tuscan Vegetarian Pasta

    The prime rib and scrod include a Galaxy House Salad, Roasted Redskin Potatoes and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables 


    John Mertic, IEEE-A/C’s guest speaker for the section’s June meeting, has followed a career that many Computer Science majors take – from writing code and architecting systems to helping define business strategy and direction. While it may not make much sense on the surface why this path exists, in this talk John will walk us through his career and share with us what he has learned along the way to reach his current position. John’s intention is to give everyone a sense of why a Computer Science education can set students up for a strong career path.

    Please contact Rick Buchanan at (330) 497-8250 or r.buchanan@ieee.org for reservations no later than Friday, June 12. Please include your meal choice. 

    Flyer available here.



  • Apr 30 2015 - 6:00pm

    Date: Thursday April 30th

    Registration (buying a ticket) is required. This will help offset the cost of this event. If you have joined this meetup group, great. The next step is to register for this event and pay ($8.20: get it?). Click this link to register for the April 30 event.

    Agenda:
    6-7pm networking, appetizers and drinks;
    7-7:30, fireside chat with Chris Pulliam of Great Lakes Neurotechnologies;
    7:30-9 networking and checking your phone for Browns draft activity.
    You are welcome to come whenever you can!

     

    Location: Smartshape Design, 1240 Rockwell Ave in downtown Cleveland (SEE MAP BELOW). The studio is on the 3rd floor and there will be someone to let you in initially, but if you get there later, call up through the phone box and you'll be buzzed in. An elevator is available should you require that assistance. Please use the call box or reach Jonathan Sakai, the Meetup Organizer, at 440-823-7212 for assistance.

    Parking: Metered parking is free after 6pm. Parking in the lot across from Smartshape is also free after 6pm.

    Driving tips: Exiting on E21st (from West) or Prospect (from East) is advised! E 9th exit is closed!

    Thanks to our sponsors: the Cleveland FES Center, a research consortium renowned world-wide for neurostimulation and neuromodulation; Smartshape Design, a design firm offering services in medical devices, consumer products and more.

     

    See you on Thursday, and email Jonathan (jonsakai@gmail.com) with any questions.

     

    Smartshape is on Rockwell Ave, which runs E/W between East 12th and 13th.

     

    Street view of Rockwell... Smartshape is in the red brick building on the left. Parking lot is directly across the street.



  • Apr 3 2015 - 2:30pm

    Abstract of the seminar: Compared to electric motors, muscles are inefficient, slow, and have highly nonlinear dynamics. Nerves introduce large time delays when transmitting signals for sensing and control. Nevertheless, humans control this system with high accuracy and little effort. In this presentation, we will review the unique features in anatomy (mechanical design) and physiology (actuation and control) that are responsible for this remarkable performance. We will then explore how this understanding can be used as inspiration for the design of engineered systems such as powered prostheses and exoskeletons, walking robots, and computer-animated characters.

    About the Speaker: Dr. Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert currently holds the Parker-Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. He has previously been working at the Cleveland Clinic (1998-2010). Ton’s work has been supported by numerous federal grants including NSF grant. Ton has published over 130 journal articles and book chapters, holds three patents in the area of rehabilitation technology. Notable awards are the Sports Injury Research Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2004), and a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005.

    Date and time
    Friday, April 3, 2015
    2:30pm-4:30pm

    Location
    Fenn Hall 103
    Fenn College of Engineering
    Cleveland State University
    1960 East 24th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    Refreshments and Soft Drinks Will Be Provided!

    Agenda
    2:30-3:00: social hour
    3:00-4:00: seminar
    4:00-4:30: Q&A

    Who is invited?
    Anyone interested in attending.  Priority will be given to members of IEEE.

    RSVP
    Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312

    CPD
    One credit available.  Bring your flyer for credit.



  • Mar 11 2015 - 8:00am

    The IEEE Cleveland Section and IEEE Region 2 are proud to partner with the Electric League of Ohio for Electro Expo 2015. IEEE Cleveland Section Members, including Ben Rosolowski of CPI Group (PES Chair) and Bob Scaccia of USA Firmware (Computer Society Chair), will be presenting on a variety of topics at the Electo Expo on March 11.  Such topics include: 

    • NASA Capabilities That Could Impact Terrestrial Smart Grids of the Future 
    • Partnering with NASA to Create Regional Economic Development Impacts 
    • Power Quality Concepts:Saving Energy by Using Reactive Demand Components 
    • Impact of the Internet of Things Revolution on Electrical Contracting

    There will be over 50 hours of FREE CPD credits available!  Please register ASAP to attend the IEEE offerings at the Electro Expo (Use your browser's "find" feature to locate the "IEEE" offerings on the registration page).  Feel free to review the show guide for additional information.




  • Mar 10 2015 - 1:00pm

    Once again, the Cleveland Section is sponsoring several awards that will be given out to NEOSEF participants. Cleveland Section members will have the opportunity to judge the student projects on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 10 at Cleveland State University from. We can start previewing the projects as early as 1 pm, the students will be present at their projects to field questions starting at 3 pm, and there is a complimentary reception for the judges at 6 pm. 

    Any Cleveland Section members who are interested in assisting with science fair judging can contact Max Scardelletti at treasurer@clevelandieee.org.



  • Mar 5 2015 - 7:30am

    The Cleveland Engineering Society member discount registration rate has been extended to IEEE members.

    Location:
    LaCentre Conference Center
    25777 Detroit Road
    Westlake, OH 44145

    63rd Annual Design & Construction Conference

    Engineering Cleveland's Revitalization 

    Keynote speakers will address plans and preparation for the 2016 RNC Convention as well as other opportunities and industry issues in Northeast Ohio. 

    Featured keynote speakers include:

    Rob Frost, Chairman, Republican Party of Cuyahoga County & Mark Leahy, General Manager, Cleveland Convention Center 

    Conference Agenda:
    Registration: 7:30 AM
    Opening Session Begins: 8:15 AM
    Networking Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

    All conference packages include admission to the Networking Reception, hors d’ oeurves and a free drink ticket. 

    Breakout Session Tracks (Information on session topics and speakers will be available soon.)

    Infrastructure

    Technology

    Opportunities & Development in NEO

    Energy

     

    For complete conference details download the attached document to view the brochure or call CES at 216-361-3100.

     

    Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  For more information view details online.

    For additional information: contactces@cesnet.org



  • Feb 16 2015 - 6:00pm

    In conjunction with the transformer tutorials given on Saturday, February 14 a tour of the SGB repair plant for power transformers will be offered. 

    1 CPD hour will also be available. 

    Location:  OTC Services Inc., 1776 Constitution Ave., Louisville, OH 

    Time:  6:00 pm 

    Dinner afterwards at Grinders in Louisville. 

    Please contact Rick Buchanan at (330) 497-8250 or r.buchanan@ieee.org for reservations no later than Friday, February 13.



  • Feb 14 2015 - 10:00am

    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    1)    Transformer Design and Design Parameters  10:00 am to Noon (2 CPD Hrs)

    The presentation will be on the Basic of Transformer Design. The presentation will explain how a transformer designer interprets parameters such as MVA, lightning Impulse, Switching impulse, Percentage Impedance supplied by a customer. It will touch on Power rating [MVA], Core, Rated voltages, Insulation Coordination, Short-circuit Impedance, Short-circuit Forces, Loss evaluation, Temperature limits, Cooling, Sound Level etc.  It will also explain overload and life expectancy of a transformer as well when Delta winding is needed in Wye-Wye connection. The presentation will answer why in North America we like to regulate from low voltage side whereas in Europe regulates from high voltage side.

     

    2)    Transformer Manufacturing Processes  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (2 CPD Hrs)

    The presentation will be on the Industry wide manufacturing process to build a transformer in the shop floor. Processes will cover Core Construction, Insulation, Windings, Core and Coil, Processing, Tanking, Testing and Shipping. Some of the hold-points during the processes will be explained as well what a customer should look into while doing factory inspection. The presentation will also cover reconnection both in LV and HV, LTC Tap changer both in tank and separate tank, Lead works.


    Speaker:  Ronnie Minhaz, P.Eng.

    President, Transformer Consulting Services, Inc.

     

    Cost:  $25 per person per Tutorial (IEEE members)

    Non-IEEE members - $50

    (Free to those who join IEEE at the tutorial)

    Students:  IEEE - $5; non-IEEE - $20

     

    Location:  The University of Akron, Student Union Bldg. Room 312

    Parking available in the Exchange St. deck off Carroll St.

     

    Lunch available at the Student Union (on your own) for those who wish to stay for both tutorials.

     

    Please contact Rick Buchanan at (330) 497-8250 or R.Buchanan@ieee.org for reservations.



  • Feb 12 2015 - 6:00pm

    Space is limited

    To reserve your seat please RSVP by February 11 at: www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-2-12-2015 

    Abstract:

    The presentation will be on the Basic of Transformer Design. The presentation will explain how a transformer designer interprets parameters such as MVA, lightning Impulse, Switching impulse, Percentage Impedance supplied by a customer. It will touch on Power rating[MVA], Core, Rated voltages, Insulation Coordination, Short-circuit Impedance, Short-circuit Forces, Loss evaluation, Temperature limits, Cooling, Sound Level .. etc. It will also explain overload and life expectancy of a transformer as well when Delta winding is needed in Wye-Wye connection. The presentation will answer why in North America we like to regulate from low voltage side whereas in Europe regulates from high voltage side.

    Date & Time:
    February 12, 2015

    Registration/Meal/Networking - 6:00-6:30
    Speaker - 6:30-8:00

    Food and Drink will be provided

    Location:
    Beacon Place Conference Center
    6055 Rockside Woods Blvd.
    Independence, OH 44131

    (enter building via main entrance at front of building and take elevator to conference center on lower level)

    Cost & CPD Credit:
    Free Event
    1.5 CPD hours

    Speaker:

    Ronnie Minhaz, Peng

    Ronnie holds B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba, Canada. Before founding his own company “Transformer Consulting Services Inc(www.tc-servicesinc.com)”, Ronnie worked as Transformer Designer at Pauwels Canada(Manufacturer), as Equipment Engineer at SNC Lava Lin(EPCM) and Enmax Power(Utility), as Substation Lead Engineer at McGregor Construction(Substation Construction). Ronnie is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada and an IEEE member. Ronnie held various leadership positions at IEEE Section level and a regular member of IEEE PES society.



  • Dec 12 2014 - 11:59pm

    It is once again time to hold elections for the Section Officers. Accordingly, nominations will be accepted thru 11:59PM on December 12, 2014 for the following offices: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

    Please submit your nominations to chair@clevelandieee.org and place “NOMINATION” in the subject line.

    If you are interested in learning more about the officer roles, please feel free to review a listing and explanation of officer responsibilities at the links below:

    Chair Description

    Vice Chair Description

    Treasurer Description

    Secretary Description

    It is strongly suggested that nominees for Chair and Treasurer have at least one year of experience as an IEEE officer. Please feel free to send a message to the above email address with any questions regarding the above listed positions and responsibilities.

    Voting will open on December 17 and run through December 18. An email will be sent to all eligible Cleveland Section with voting instructions. Results will be announced on December 19.



  • Dec 9 2014 - 5:00pm

    Would you like to meet other engineers in the medical device field? Do you have a challenge that deserves some outside perspective? Are you interested in helping foster a true community of Med Device Engineers in Northeast Ohio? Do you like free food? 

    If so, come join us at the MedDevCLE meetup on Tuesday, December 9th between 5 and 7pm. There is no charge to attend, and appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge. A cash bar is available. 

    Venue:
    Mavis Winkles Irish Pub
    5005 Rockside Road
    Independence, OH 44131 *** NOT the Twinsburg location ***
    (Ground Floor of Crown Centre at the intersection of I-77 & Rockside) 

    For all details and to RSVP (required), visit www.meetup.com/meddevcle/ 

    This event is sponsored by the IEEE Cleveland Section and has been organized by Jonathan Sakai, Director of Engineering at NDI Medical and organizer of MedDevCLE.



  • Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

    This Event Is Full - RSVP has been closed due to reaching capcity for the venue.

    Abstract:
    As a prominent part of Northeast Ohio, the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) at Lewis Field and Plumbrook Station has been and still is instrumental in the development of state-of-the-art technologies for the benefit of all. Recently, NASA has announced several promising new programs to enable further exploration of the Earth and beyond. As such, Mrs. Therese Griebel, the Director of Aeronautics at NASA GRC, will present what Cleveland’s own NASA GRC is doing in support of the Agency and national priorities in Aeronautics, Space Science, Space Technology Development, and Human Exploration. Additionally, Mrs. Griebel will highlight some of the historic accomplishments that the NASA GRC facilities are responsible for, which will also portray the facilities capabilities at both NASA GRC at Lewis Field and the satellite facility, Plumbrook Station.

    Date & Time:
    October 28, 2014
    6:00 to 8:00 PM

    Food and Drink will be provided

    Location:
    The Oak Barrel
    5975 Canal Rd
    Valley View, OH 44125

    Cost & CPD Credit:
    Free Event
    1 CPD hour – bring flyer for credit

    Speaker Bio:
    Therese Griebel joined NASA GRC 1991 and is currently the Director of Aeronautics at GRC. In this position she serves as the focal point for aeronautics research at Glenn and provides project management, leadership, and oversight in support of the Agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). 

    Throughout her career at GRC, she has managed numerous projects, such as development of the Upper Stage Simulator for Ares I-X, which launched in October 2009 as the first test flight for the Ares I vehicle. Griebel most recently served as the Chief of the Avionics and Electrical Systems Division at GRC, where she was responsible for the development of power, communications, software, and avionics systems for space flight applications on multiple development and flight projects. From 2007 through 2009, Griebel was the Chief of Glenn’s Manufacturing Division, where she oversaw all manufacturing functions, supporting the Exploration, Aeronautics, Space Science, and Space Operations Directorates. Griebel is the recipient of several NASA Awards, including the Outstanding Leadership Medal.



  • Oct 22 2014 - 5:30pm

    Location:
    Akron Woman’s City Club
    732 W. Exchange St., Akron, Ohio 44302

    Speaker:
    Shannon Whalen - Master of Science in Engineering, University of Akron

    Abstract:
    Simulators are useful to investigate the behaviors of new phenomena and systems before designing and implementing prototypes of such systems. This thesis presents the design, algorithms, and implementation of a new simulation platform for a novel material handling systems called the Cloud Conveyor System (CCS).  See http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1396880974 for more information.

    Agenda:
    5:30 – Cash Bar
    6:00 – Dinner
    6:45– Program

    Cost: 
    $20 per person (Members and 1 guest)
    Students $10 

    Menu:
    Potato Crusted Scrod
    Chicken Francaise
    Honey Dijon Mustard Pork Loin
    Cheese Manicotti

    Dress: Business Casual

    RSVP: Please contact Rick Buchanan at (330) 497-8250 or R.Buchanan@ieee.org for reservations no later than Noon Monday, October 20. Please include your meal selection.



  • Oct 16 2014 - 4:30pm

    Space is limited

    To reserve your seat please RSVP by October 12 at: www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-10-16-2014 

    Abstract:
    The major increases in oil prices and the rising environmental concerns are key drivers in the growing interest in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Car manufacturers, throughout the world, understand this trend quite well and are developing new models. For the 90% of Americans who use their cars to get to work every day, the average daily commute distance is 45 km and the cars remain parked, on average, 22 hours each day. A salient feature that these vehicles have in common is the batteries, which provide good storage capability that can be effectively integrated into the grid. We focus on the design of a conceptual framework to integrate the electric vehicles into the grid – the so-called V2G concept. The basic premise we use is to treat the battery vehicles as distributed energy resources that can act both as supply and demand resources. We assess the deployment of an aggregation of battery vehicles for the provision of frequency regulation – requiring very fast response times – and energy supply for peak shaving. We also investigate the impacts of the aggregated battery vehicle-charging load on the low-load generation schedules and on regulation requirements. The assessment of these impacts takes into consideration the explicit representation of uncertainty and the importance of the state of charge, or s.o.c., as a key variable in the use of the batteries for the supply and demand roles. For the framework completeness, we also explore the role of the energy services provider in the V2G integration. We discuss the role of V2G in the context of renewable resource integration and highlight the role of the Smart Grid in the construction of the communications/metering system to enable the integrated battery vehicles to effectively participate in the operation of the grid and electricity markets. 

    Date & Time:
    October 16, 2014
    4:30 to 8:30PM

    Location:
    Loraine County Community College
    Spitzer Center Rm 118
    1005 N Abbe Rd,
    Elyria, OH 44035 
    440-366-4100

    Free Parking Provided - Campus Map

    Agenda:
    *Registration Opens @ 4:30 PM
    *Free Light Dinner @ 5:00 PM
    *Panel Discussion @ 6:00 PM
    *Opening Remarks @ 7:00 PM
    *Presentation - Keynote Speaker 

    Invited Panel Speakers from CWRU, Nortech and NASA, will provide a presentation on their front-end advanced energy technologies

    Who Is Invited?
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members 

    CPD: Two (2) CPD Hours Available - Bring your flyer for credit 

    Keynote Speaker:
    George Gross is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, economics and operations, utility regulatory policy and industry restructuring.

    His work on smart grid issues has focused on both the technical and the regulatory aspects. The principal areas of involvement include the design of AMI architectures to ensure cyber security, the deployment of AMR for demand response, the integration of demand-side response, renewable and storage resources into the grid and the economics of smart grid implementation.



  • Oct 16 2014 - 9:00am

    Modern oscilloscopes offer a multitude of analysis tools enabling engineers and technicians to gain insight into circuit behavior.   Join us for this unique live and hands-on training experience with a 35 year veteran in various test methodologies.  

    Topics to be covered:

    • DSO Basics
    • Capturing the Signal
    • Signal Acquisition and Conditioning methods
    • Basic Measurement tools
    • Advance Analysis techniques
    • Intermittent event capture
    • Spectrum Analysis

    At the conclusion of the one day course, students will receive a certificate of completion from Teledyne LeCroy and a chance to win a WaveAce Oscilloscope

    Instructor:  Steve Murphy, Distribution Manager – Applications Engineering of Teledyne LeCroy

    Where:  Ohio Aerospace Institute / 22800 Cedar Point Rd / Cleveland, OH  44142 

    When:   October 16, 2014      9:00am – 4:30pm (Lunch will be served at no charge)

    Who should attend:  Engineers and technicians who use oscilloscopes and want to learn the technology and techniques to improve debugging skills, measurement accuracy and automated test.

    How will attendees learn:  Oscilloscopes will be available for demonstration and hands-on learning.  The attendees will learn through lecture, discussion and practical exercises using the oscilloscope.

    Cost:  FREE

    CPD Credit: 7 hours available

    Sponsored by:  IEEE Cleveland Section and Meunier Electronic Supply

    To Register:  845-578-4489 or kristin.kubicki@teledynelecroy.com  - Seats are limited

    Flyer: available here



  • Oct 8 2014 - 11:00am

    Speaker: Prof. Tim St. Pierre
    School of Physics, The University of Western Australia
     http://www.ieeemagnetics.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=231:tim-st-pierre&catid=77:2014-distinguished-lecturers-&Itemid=163

    Place: Room NE1-205, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

    The lecture room is located in Building NE, first floor, at the cul-de-sac of 2111 East 96th Street.
    Parking directions: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/contact/. 

    Questions: Contact Maciej Zborowski, Ph.D. - zborowm@ccf.org 

    Speaker Biography:
    Professor Tim St Pierre heads the BioMagnetics Research Group in the School of Physics at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He trained at the University of Liverpool, UK, gaining a BSc with Honours in 1983 and a PhD in 1986. Following postdoctoral positions at Murdoch University in Western Australia, he was appointed to the faculty at The University of Western Australia in 1995. Professor St Pierre’s main scientific interests are in the application of physics to medicine and biotechnology. His research focuses on applications of magnetic measurement and characterization techniques for the non-invasive characterization of iron in biological systems. He and his team developed the non-invasive liver iron measurement technology, FerriScan®, which has been commercialised and used in over 20,000 patient measurements in hospitals around the world. He is currently working on magnetic methods for detection of parasites in human blood and fecal matter. He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers in the fields of iron and magnetism in biology, biotechnology, and medicine in journals such as Blood, Circulation, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 2010 he won a Clunies Ross Award from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering for his work on non-invasive measurement of tissue iron deposits.



  • Oct 4 2014 - 9:00am

    Facilitated By Gary Blank, IEEE-USA President

    October 4, 2014

    Cleveland Section and CSU and CWR Students

    Location: CSU - Foxes' Den Lounge, Stilwell Hall, 1960 East 24th Street

    RSVP: Please reply via email to Dr/Charles Alexander via C.Alexander@IEEE.org 

     

    Agenda:

    Attendees gather, pick up name tags, coffee and snack, and be seated in one room (Foxes Den)

     

    9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 1 – How to Get Started in Consulting, full-time or part-time

     

    1. Introduction to modern consulting and the consulting marketplace.
    2. Myths about consulting. Some are true, some are false
    3. Reasons to become a consultant. How do these reasons influence your success as a consultant?
    4. Critical details and important concerns about getting started. What are the steps?

     

    10:30 – 10:45 Break

     

    10:45 – 12:00 SESSION 2 – How to Set Fees and How to Win the Contract

     

    1. How you determine what the Fee is for an assignment.
    2. Why will a Client Seek You? How does a client make a final decision among you, other consultants, and using internal capabilities?
    3. How do you WIN a contract? Follow the steps involved from the first contact, through the interview, the preparation of the proposal, and obtaining the purchase order.

     

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

     

    12:30 – 2:00 SESSION 3 – How to Be an Entrepreneur and Leverage Professional membership/Affiliation

     

    1. How Professional Membership provides the ideal launching site.
    2. Advances in Entrepreneurship, and useful experience.
    3. The Entrepreneurs’ Village and Networks, places to meet the right people.
    4. Tools to help aspiring entrepreneurs.

     

    2:00 – 2:15 Break

     

    2:15 – 3:30 SESSION 4 – How do Consultants find Clients and how Consultants are found by Clients

     

    12.  How Networking leads to clients.  No cold calling and no mass mailing

    13.  How do Networks lead to clients?

    14.  How effective are databases?

     

    Potential Schedule:

    One large class-room for lectures and breakout sessions (2 breaks and lunch)

     

    About 3 times during the day Dr. Blank will have them form small discussion groups, staying in the same room. They will just get up and move around informally according to Dr. Blank's instructions, and return to the original seats after the group discussions. The discussion groups will last about 10 minutes each time.

    Dr. Blank also encourages the participants to bring business cards, but it is not a requirement.  Dr. Blank will have handouts for everyone in attendance.

     

    About The Presenter

    Gary L. Blank, PhD, P.E.
    President, IEEE-USA 2014

     

    President
    Engineering Update Institute
    Plato Center, Illinois, USA

    Dr. Blank has successfully divided his professional career between industry and academia. After graduating with his Ph.D. he worked as an employee in industry for Honeywell Aerospace, Litton Guidance and Control (navigation), and Unisys Systems in the areas of controls and electronics, while teaching part-time at nearby universities. He then chose to leave industry and teach full-time and was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Northern Illinois University, Marquette University, and U.C.L.A. He started consulting part-time in industry while teaching. He has published dozens of technical papers including the Best Paper and Presentation at the Pan American Congress of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He earned several grants for his universities from industrial corporations to support research and product development.

    He became and still is a full-time consultant and has provided consulting services for over 40 industrial corporate clients. His clients include General Motors, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, United Technology Aerospace Systems, Parker-Hannifin, L-3 Communications, Rockwell-Collins, Hughes Aircraft, Allied Health Care Systems, Woodward, and Xerox. He was recently chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy and I.I.T. to create and conduct courses in renewable energy, smart grid, and electric vehicles. He teaches electronics and controls part-time at nearby universities. He has created successful recorded home-study review courses for both the FE/EIT and PE exams.

    He has been an active volunteer in the IEEE. He is the originator and creator of IEEE-USA’s first Employment Network. He is responsible for the start-up of many of IEEE’s Consultants Networks both in the USA and overseas. He was involved in the creation of the IEEE’s consultants’ database which enables industrial clients to find IEEE consultant members. He has done many webinars and seminars on consulting, employment, entrepreneurial activities, K-12 STEM Literacy, and Professional Licensure and Registration. He has been an invited speaker at every IEEE Sections Congress since 1999. The IEEE-USA membership (200,000+) elected him as their President for 2014.

    Dr. Blank received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Ford Foundation Fellow), M.S. from the University of Idaho (Kaiser Corp. Fellow), and B.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology (Ingersoll Foundation Scholar). All degrees are in Electrical Engineering.



  • Sep 18 2014 - 5:30pm

    EMI is generally determined at the or close to the end of the design phase of a product. In order to minimize EMI this presentation proposes that EMI awareness is obtained during the design process, well before a design is fully finished. At the same time as designs are checked for Signal Integrity and Power Integrity, EMI insight and levels can also be determined for sections of a PCB or a design. Using ANSYS tools, EMI can be determined and reduced by properly addressing design issues that are actually part of SI or PI design concerns. This presentation will clearly show several EMI issues and how EMI can be minimized early in the design cycle by following good SI and PI guidelines.

    September 18, 2014
    5:30 – 7:30 (food and drink provided) RSVP Early – Space is Limited

    The Oak Barrel Brasserie and Taphouse
    5975 Canal Rd.
    Valley View, OH 44125
    216.520.3640

    RSVP to: http://www.clevelandieee.org/ansys-rsvp-sept2014

    CPD Credit: 1 Hour available - bring flyer for credit

    About the Presenter: Markus Kopp is a Lead Application Specialist for the ANSYS Electronics high frequency products, which includes tools such as HFSS, SIwave, and Designer. During the past 13 years, while working at ANSYS he has progressively held the roles of Application Engineer, Country Manager and Senior Application Specialist, focusing on the high-frequency simulation tools and markets.

    Sponsored By: The IEEE Cleveland Section and ANSYS



  • Sep 10 2014 - 6:00pm

    Date: Sept. 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 PM at Mavis Winkle’s in Independence.

    Questions: info@clevelandieee.org

    RSVP: http://goo.gl/bvpxlT

    Flyer can be downloaded here.


    ABOUT

    Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade.

    All members are invited, but those interested in becoming elevated are encouraged to attend. The Senior Member Grade Elevation Night is a great opportunity to meet with Senior Members, Fellows, and Honorary Members to seek out references for your application. The Section will see that sufficient references are on hand and computers are available for online submittal.

    You can perform a self-check if you are qualified at: http://goo.gl/OeflI9

    Keep in mind that most members are qualified and don’t even realize it! If you have any doubt, come anyway and we will look at each case individually. Worst-case scenario, you meet new professionals in your field and have a great time.

     

    WHAT TO BRING

    - IEEE member number

    - IEEE.org username and password – for assistance call 1-800-701-4333

    - Electronic resume/CV (DOC or ASCII only) or email in advance to info@clevelandieee.org

    - Start and stop dates (month/day/year) of each degree.

    - Ten years of professional experience that shows jobs with start/stop dates.

    o Educational experience can count toward professional experience: Bachelors – 3 yrs; Bachelors & Masters – 4yrs; Doctorate – 5yrs

    o A year spent both working and attending school counts toward only one (i.e. A person with a Bachelors who worked during school must have at least 7 years of engineering level experience that does not overlap with the years attending school)

    - Five years of significant professional experience demonstrated by publications, patents, jobs, teaching, standards work, PE, IEEE/Society experience, leadership experience, management experience, or consistent pattern of career advancement (e.g. promotions and awards).

    - Current employment with title, number of years of experience, full physical address and phone number of employer.



  • Jul 28 2014 - 9:00am

    EnergyTech 2014 follows the successful launch of EnergyTech 2011, significant growth of EnergyTech2012, and the great success of EnergyTech 2013. This conference surveys promising technologies in power and energy to address the growing demand for sustainable energy. This new conference brings together experts in diverse areas to review and explore technologies that promise significant contributions towards addressing this global challenge.

    Topics will include: smart grid, energy storage, wind power, plug-in electric vehicles, co-generation, distributed generation, efficiency and conservation, power electronics, photovoltaics, solar-thermal energy, and other alternative and renewable means of power generation. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and the conference proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore. Both research and application papers are invited, with an emphasis on how the technology described can help address the global concern.
    Attendees for whom this conference is intended include: power and energy researchers and practitioners; engineers entering energy research, desiring an overview of the current technological challenges in power and energy; research directors and investors seeking clarity of the most promising energy technologies; and planners and representatives desiring background on energy alternatives impacting public policy.
    Paper and abstract submission will be electronic, with IEEE Xplore PDF-compliant formatting. Details of electronic submission can be found at www.aiaa.org/propulsionenergy2014/. In addition, to help expidite review, please send an electronic copy to c.alexander@ieee.org.
    Schedule:
    Abstracts are due by January 14th and 
    Papers will be due by February 14th 
    Notification of acceptanceby the week of March 19, 2013 
    Final papers due: April 30, 2013

    Please note that the paper deadline is for being able to publish in IEEE Xplore PDF-compliant formatting.

    Sponsored by: AIAA, IEEE (Cleveland Section ), INCOSE, & IEEE Power and Energy Society (Cleveland Chapter).


  • Jul 18 2014 - 5:00pm

    Cleveland GiveCamp is an annual weekend-long event where software developers, designers, database administrators, project managers and creative professionals donate their time to create software and web-based applications for non-profit organizations. The 2014 event takes place July 18th-20th at the LeanDog Boat (former Hornblowers) and Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie. The IEEE Cleveland Section has been a sponsor since the innaugural event and a number of members have participated.

    The event is entirely volunteer-driven and some of the volunteers take the “camp” part of GiveCamp literally, pitching tents and staying all weekend. Great meals are provided and there are many opportunities to network with professionals from around the region. Overall, it’s a great opportunity for people to work together, develop new friendships, and do something important for the community. GiveCamp is still accepting volunteers for the July 18th event.

    Some of our past projects have included:
    · Data-collection applications to keep track of members or clients
    · Websites to communicate with stakeholders and constituents
    · Mobile phone applications
    · Mobile websites

    Cleveland GiveCamp brings in more than 200 volunteers, 25 nonprofits and an estimated $700,000 in free development work.



  • May 21 2014 - 11:59pm

    The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee asks for your help in identifying U.S. IEEE members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for service on IEEE-USA committees and/or in the following IEEE-USA board positions:

    • IEEE-USA President-Elect (2016)
    • IEEE-USA Member-at-Large (2016-17)
    • IEEE-USA Secretary/Treasurer (2015)
    • IEEE-USA Vice President - Career & Member Services (2015)
    • IEEE-USA Vice President - Communications & Public Awareness (2015)
    • IEEE-USA Vice President - Professional Activities (2015)
    • IEEE-USA Vice President - Government Relations (2015)

    To nominate candidates, please visit our online nominations page at http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/elections/onlineform.html andmake your nomination no later than Monday, 21 May 2014, so that your nomination can be considered in 2014 for the positions listed above.



  • Apr 25 2014 - 3:00pm

    Abstract of the seminar: The U.S. Power System is undergoing a transformation that includes the addition of new sensors,  Communications and control systems that will enable more reliable and secure operation with increased efficiency in generation, transmission/distribution and consumption. In this talk we will review the current situation, discuss challenges and opportunities for modernizing the electricity system, and present results of several ongoing research projects. 

    About the Speaker: Dr. Kenneth A Loparo is currently a Nord Professor of Engineering and Chair of EECS Department at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Loparo is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received numerous awards including the Sigma Xi Research Award for contributions to stochastic control, the John S. Diekoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Engineering and Science Professor Award, the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award and the Carl F. Wittke Award.

    Date and time
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    3:00pm-5:00pm

    Location
    Fenn Hall 103
    Fenn College of Engineering
    Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    Agenda
    3:00-3:30: social hour
    3:30-4:30: seminar
    4:30-5:00: Q&A

    Who is invited?
    Anyone interested in attending.  Priority will be given to members of IEEE.

    CPD
    One credit available.  Bring your flyer for credit.



  • Mar 10 2014 - 9:00am

    March 10–13, 2014
    Case Western Reserve University
    Glennan, Room 421

    Many developers of Firmware have migrated to this field without formal training of Software Engineering. 

    This seminar addresses that void. The course material is tailored for developers of Embedded Software and is based on five of the IEEE’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK)areas, namely Requirements, Design, Construction, Testing,and Quality. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the methodology required to build high Quality software in an embedded environment. Throughout the seminar, attendees will participate in discussions applying the material just presented to an embedded problem. A unique feature of this seminar is a 3-hour hands-on lab that allows the attendees to utilize their newly gained knowledge in an embedded exercise. 

    Register at www.usafirmware.com/training.php

    Flyer available here.



  • Feb 19 2014 - 6:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Computer Society and FENEO will be hosting a fourth round of "lightning" talks at USA Firmware Offices on February 19.  The talk topics are as follows:

     

    • Firmware Journal - Bob Scaccia 
    • Software Fundamentals in Embedded Systems - Eric Toepke 
    • The Onion Pi: Making a portable, secure anonymizing TOR Proxy with Raspberry Pi and Linux - Mike Yoke 
    • Extended Integer Types in C and C++ - Dan Saks 

     

    Date & Time:  
    February 19, 2014
    6:00pm – 9:30pm

    Space is limited - RSVP Required!: http://www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp/lightning4

    Location: 
    USA Firmware Offices
    10060 Brecksville Road
    Brecksville, OH, 44141

    Agenda: 
    Catered meal provided!
    Lightning-4 Talks
    Light Cube Demonstrations
    Networking

    Who Is Invited? 
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to registered members of IEEE Cleveland Section and FENEO.  

    PDH: 
    One (1) PDH Available - Bring your flyer for credit



  • Feb 12 2014 - 5:30pm

    Presented By:
    IEEE Cleveland Section & JumpStart

    Abstract:
    An industrial waste heat recovery system. A swellable glass that could reduce waste byproducts from fracking. A non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping vest. A professional, turnkey and cost-efficient video broadcasting solution. A web-based highly automated staff management system. Exciting new companies are launching and growing in Northeast Ohio every day. Whether you’re interested in starting up your own high growth company, lending your skills to an entrepreneurial venture or just learning about the innovations coming to life in Greater Cleveland, we’ll touch on it all at the “Accelerating Entrepreneurship” networking and education event.

    Space is limited
    To reserve your seat please RSVP by February 10 at:
    www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-2-5-2014

    Date & Time:
    Rescheduled For Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Agenda:
    *Registration Opens @ 5:15
    *Free Catered meal @ 5:15
    *Opening Remarks @ 5:30
    *Presentation
    *Networking

    Who Is Invited?
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members

    CPD
    One (1) CPD Hour Available
    Bring your flyer for credit

    Location:
    JumpStart Inc.
    6701 Carnegie Ave., Suite 100
    Cleveland, Ohio 44103
    216-363-3400
    (Free Parking On Site)



  • Jan 20 2014 - 6:45pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be hosting an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer who will be presenting on "Topological Interference Management through Index Coding" on the evening of January 20, 2014.

    Space is limited
    To reserve your seat please RSVP by January 17 at www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-1-20-2014.

    Abstract
    This talk will revisit the robust principles of ignoring interference when it is weak and avoiding it when it is strong, in both cases exploring information theoretic optimality with very limited channel knowledge at the transmitters. Optimal interference avoidance shows essentially equivalent to the index-coding problem, which explores an interference alignment perspective. Ignoring interference, i.e., treating interference as noise will be shown to be optimal for the entire capacity region (within a constant gap). If for each user, desired signal strength is no weaker than the sum of the strengths of the strongest interference caused by the user and the strongest interference suffered by the user, with all signal strengths measured in dB scale.

    Speaker:
    Syed Ali Jafar received his B. Tech. from IIT Delhi, India, in 1997, M.S. from Caltech, USA, in 1999, and Ph.D. from Stanford, USA, in 2003, all in Electrical Engineering. His industry experience includes positions at Lucent Bell Labs , Qualcomm Inc. and Hughes Software Systems. He is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA USA. His research interests include multiuser information theory and wireless communications.

    Dr. Jafar is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. He received an IEEE GLOBECOM CTS Best Paper Award in 2012 and an IEEE Communication Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2013. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications 2004-2009, for IEEE Communications Letters 2008-2009 and for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2009-2012. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2013 (Class of 2014) for contributions to analyzing the capacity of wireless communication networks.

    Date & Time:
    January 20, 2014
    6:45pm - 8:45 pm

    Location:
    Beacon Place Conference Center
    6055 Rockside Woods Blvd.
    Independence, OH 44131

    (enter building via main entrance at front of building and take elevator to conference center on lower level)

    Agenda:
    *Registration Opens @ 6:45
    *Free Catered meal @ 6:45
    *Opening Remarks @ 7:00
    *Presentation

    Who Is Invited?
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members

    CPD
    One (1) CPD Hour Available
    Bring your flyer for credit



  • Dec 19 2013 - 5:30pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be meeting at Burntwood Tavern in Brecksville on Thursday, December 19th at 5:30 to plan upcoming events and finalize the upcoming Officer Elections.

    If you would like to attend this meeting, please RSVP to secretary@clevelandieee.org to be added to the dinner reservation.

    The Burntwood Tavern is located at 8188 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141.



  • Dec 11 2013 - 6:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be hosting a presentation titled “The Evolving Quality of Telephonic Speech” on the evening of December 11, 2013.

    Space is limited
    To reserve your seat please RSVP by December 9 at www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-12-13.

    Abstract
    During this presentation we will examine human speech and its cognition, five components of speech quality, and how each component is impaired by nature and technology. Then, we will review how speech quality has become better-and-worse as telephony has evolved from analog to digital to IP.  Finally, after reviewing Voice-over-IP and discussing Network Integration, we will describe techniques for providing High-Fidelity VoIP.

    Location:
    Beacon Place Conference Center
    6055 Rockside Woods Blvd.
    Independence, OH 44131

    (enter building via main entrance at front of building and take elevator to conference center on lower level)

    Agenda:
    *Registration Opens @ 5:45
    *Free Catered meal @ 6:00
    *Opening Remarks
    *Presentation

    Who Is Invited?
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members

    CPD
    One (1) CPD Hour Available.  Bring your flyer for credit

    Presentation
    The presenter has made a copy of the presentation available here.



  • Nov 15 2013 - 3:00pm

    Today’s Digital Communication Systems implement some of the most advanced signal processing algorithms devised in an effort to squeeze out every bit of performance. However, communication systems also utilize a large number of control loops to perform proper operations. In this talk we will look at some of the many control issues that are an integral aspect of modern digital communication systems. A survey about the actual control problems and their solutions in communication systems will be provided. 

    Refreshment and soft drink will be provided! 

    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312 

    Location:
    Stilwell Hall 103
    Fenn College of Engineering
    Cleveland State University 

    CPD
    One credit available. Bring your flyer for credit.

     



  • Nov 12 2013 - 11:30am

    The IEEE AP/ED/MTT Joint Cleveland Chapter and the IEEE Cleveland Section are sponsoring Dr. Marlin H. Mickle at Case Western Reserve University (White 411) in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday November 12th, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM where he will present his lecture on Wireless Power Transmission Physics and Technology. 

    Refreshments will be served and admission is free. 

    See flyer for more information.



  • Sep 24 2013 - 11:30am

    The IEEE Microwave Thoery and Technequies (MTT) Cleveland Chapter and the IEEE Cleveland Section are sponsoring the MTT Distinguished lecturer Dr. J. C. Chiao. All are invited to join us for a technical talk and networking opportunity. Refreshments will be served.

    Abstract:
    The presentation focuses on the development of wireless micro devices and systems for medical applications at UT-Arlington. They are based on technology platforms such as wireless energy transfer for batteryless implants, miniature electrochemical sensors, nanoparticle modified surfaces, MEMS devices and wireless communication. An integrated wireless body network for chronic pain management will be discussed. The system provides a wireless closed loop for neurorecorders to recognize pain signals and neurostimulators to inhibit pain. Batteryless endoluminal sensing telemeter architecture will also be discussed with an esophagus implant for remote diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an endoscopically-implantable wireless gastro-stimulator for gastroparesis management, and a wireless bladder volume monitoring implant for urinary incontinence management. These applications enable new medicines to improve human welfare and assist better living.

    Location:
    Case Western Reserve University White Building
    Room 411
    Cleveland, OH 44106 

    CPD
    One (1) CPD Hour Available
    Bring your flyer for credit



  • Sep 18 2013 - 12:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be hosting a presentation titled "America Is Eating Its Feed Corn" on September 18, 2013.  

     

    Space is limited
    To reserve your seat please RSVP by September 16 at www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp-9-13

     

    Abstract:
    America's economy has depended on innovation for the past 150 years, but our investment in innovation has declined over the last 20 yrs. The purpose of this talk is to explain this dependence and to alert the audience to a serious national problem before it becomes a national emergency. Along the way, we’ll discuss out-sourcing and how it fits in the R&D process, while juxtaposed against US employment. The talk’s rationale is historical, from the fall of Rome, to Ford and Edison, to today; but we’ll carefully track the last 60 years: from the "happy days" to Sputnik and OPEC and SDI, to our current "post-Wall" economy. We’ll conclude by discussing what Americans can do about the situation we find ourselves in.

    Agenda:
    *Registration and networking @ 11:45
    *Catered meal @ 12:00
    *Opening Remarks
    *Presentation

    Who Is Invited?
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members

    CPD
    One (1) CPD Hour Available.  Bring your flyer for credit

    Presentation
    The presenter has made a copy of the presentation available here.



  • Jul 9 2013 - 6:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Computer Society and FENEO will be hosting a roung of "lightning" talks at Lean Dog on July 9.  The talk topics are as follows:

    The Open Source Hardware Movement and Its Impact on the Firmware Profession - by Ken Burns
    Buy or Borrow the Access, Build the Unique (via live feed) - by Will Tu 
    Firmware Development for the Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM) Device - by John Lewandowski
    The Most Misunderstood Features of C (via live feed) - by Dan Saks
    Date & Time:  
    July 9, 2013
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Space is limited - RSVP Required!: http://www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp/lightning2
    Location: 
    LeanDog’s ‘floating’ office
    1151 North Marginal Road
    Cleveland, OH, 44114
    Agenda: 
    Catered meal provided!
    Opening Remarks
    Lightning-2 Talks
    Networking
    Who Is Invited? 
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to registered members of IEEE Cleveland Section and FENEO.  
    PDH: 
    One (1) PDH Available - Bring your flyer for credit

     

    The IEEE Cleveland Computer Society and FENEO will be hosting a roung of "lightning" talks at Lean Dog on July 9.  The talk topics are as follows:

     

    • The Open Source Hardware Movement and Its Impact on the Firmware Profession - by Ken Burns
    • Buy or Borrow the Access, Build the Unique (via live feed) - by Will Tu 
    • Firmware Development for the Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM) Device - by John Lewandowski
    • The Most Misunderstood Features of C (via live feed) - by Dan Saks

     

    Date & Time:  
    July 9, 2013
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Space is limited - RSVP Required! (EVENT FULL - RSVP CLOSED)

    Location: 
    LeanDog’s ‘floating’ office
    1151 North Marginal Road
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    Agenda: 
    Catered meal provided!
    Opening Remarks
    Lightning-2 Talks
    Networking

    Who Is Invited? 
    Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to registered members of IEEE Cleveland Section and FENEO.  

    PDH: 
    One (1) PDH Available - Bring your flyer for credit



  • May 29 2013 - 5:30pm

    This presentation addresses the relationship between Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). It presents how state-of-the-art electromagnetic analysis tools, such as ANSYS HFSS, SIwave, and Designer, can be used to diagnose and correct the causes of Signal Integrity and Power Integrity issues.

    Lastly, the presentation shows the correlation between measurement and simulation results with regard to PDN design, SI design and EMI.

    This event will be held at:

    Mavis Winkles, 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, OH

    Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30PM to 7:30 PM

    Cost: FREE

    Food and beverages will be provided so please come and attend and learn about Ansys’s newest products and capabilities and how they can assist you in your communication needs.

    There is a limited number of seats for this event so please RSVP at http://www.clevelandieee.org/ansys-rsvp-may2013 as soon as possible so you do not miss out. Have your friends and colleagues RSVP for this event as well!



  • Apr 12 2013 - 3:00pm

    Speaker 
    Dr. Allen G. Morinec - FirstEnergy Corporation, Cleveland, OH

    Abstract of the seminar: The Electric Power System is one of the world’s largest systems. In 2011, The U.S. electric system had 1.05 Million Megawatts of Generation Capacity and 334 Million Customers. Controlling the electric system is a daunting task. The control systems for generation, transmission, and distribution systems will be presented and discussed. Control Systems such as Automatic Generation Control, Automatic Load Frequency Control, Automatic Voltage Regulation, Power Flow, Area Control Error, and Volt-Var Control will be included. Stability and emergency control of the electric system during power system disturbances and system state transition will be presented along with some techniques such UF & UV Load Shedding, Power System Stabilizers, and some technologies such as Synchronous Condensers & FACTs devices.

    CPD
    One credit available - Bring your flyer for credit.

    RSVP
    Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312



  • Nov 8 2012 - 6:00pm

    Location: 
    Tavern of Richfield Main Ballroom

    Menu:
    Buffet with Roast Beef, Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetarian Linguini, Boiled Red Potatoes and Green Beans Almandine and includes non-alcohol beverage. Cash Bar.

    Cost: 
    $10 each for IEEE members and guest (limit one guest per member) registered prior to Oct 31, $20 for those who register after Oct 31 and at the door.

    RSVP:  
    Please RSVP early to save and reserve your seat by clicking here.

     

    The event will start with networking and cash bar at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, followed at 7:00 pm with a presentation by Bob Osterhout and Joy Shanklin.  The presentation will focus on how to organize a job search should the opportunity present itself.  Topics covered will include resume writing guidance, available resources and a general list of Do's and Don'ts. Time has been allotted for Q&A.  PE Credits are available for this event.



  • Oct 26 2012 - 3:00pm

    A seminar organized by IEEE Control Systems Society

    Guest Speaker: 
    Dr. Mario Garcia-Sanz 
    Electrical Engineering Professor at Case Western Reserve University

    Refreshment and soft drink will be provided!

    RSVP: 
    Dr. Lili Dong, Email: L.Dong34@csuohio.edu, 
    Tel.: 216-687-5312.

    CPD Credit: 
    1 CPD hour is available.

    Flyer is available here!



  • May 29 2012 - 6:00pm

    EnergyTech 2012 follows the successful launch of EnergyTech 2011, surveying promising technologies in power and energy to address the growing demand for sustainable energy. This new conference will bring together experts in diverse areas to review and explore technologies that promise significant contributions towards addressing this global challenge.

    Topics will include: smart grid, energy storage, wind power, plug-in electric vehicles, co-generation, distributed generation, efficiency and conservation, power electronics, photovoltaics, solar-thermal energy, and other alternative and renewable means of power generation. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and the conference proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore. Both research and application papers are invited, with an emphasis on how the technology described can help address the global concern.



  • Apr 2 2012 - 3:00pm

    Guest Speaker----- Professor Yuriy S. Shmaliy
    Department of Electronics
    DICIS, University of Guanajuato,
    Salamanca, 36855, Mexico

    Address: Stillwell Hall 103 (Compton Lounge)
    Fenn College of Engineering, Cleveland State University
    1960 East 24th Street • Cleveland, OH 44115

    Refreshment and soft drink will be provided!

    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312

    CPD Credit: 1 CPD hour is available.

    Flyer Available Here



  • Mar 22 2012 - 6:00pm

    IEEE Cleveland Section and Firmware Engineers of Northeast Ohio welcome Dan Saks to the Cleveland area! As many of you are aware, Dan is a leading authority on the use of C++ in embedded systems. As our speaker and presenter, Dan will share his wealth of knowledge and expertise as he takes your questions about using C++ in firmware development projects.

    To Register: http://www.clevelandieee.org/dsrsvp

    Please see the flyer for more information and come hungry!



  • Mar 17 2012 - 8:00am

    IEEE is looking for volunteer judges for this event to help select awards for electrical related projects. Judges should arrive by 8:00 am at the Student Union, University of Akron. Please contact Rick Buchanan at 330-497-8250 or at rlbuchanan@att.net or by replying to this message if you are interested. 

    Western Reserve District 5 Science Day - The University of Akron Student Union.



  • Mar 15 2012 - 5:30pm

    Presented By Rik Nilsson, P.E., Past President, OSPE

    Shady Hollow Country Club
    4865 Wales Rd. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646

    Former HB 592 provided that engineering professors who teach or are in responsible charge of teaching engineering curriculum which could affect the health, safety and welfare of the public should be required to be registered. It is proposed that a similar bill will be submitted to the Ohio legislature again this year. Find out the details of this proposed legislation and where it stands today.

    5:30 Cash Bar
    6:00 Dinner (Buffet)
    6:45 Program

    Cost: $20 per person

    Contact Rick Buchanan for reservations by replying to this announcement, calling (330) 497-8250 or email to R.Buchanan@ieee.org no later than Tuesday, March 13.

    1 Hour CPD Credit Available



  • Mar 14 2012 - 10:15am

    This year's conference theme is Connecting Today’s Growth to our Region’s Future . The program will include four tracks with breakout sessions on the following topics: Investing in Infrastructure, Adding Value with Technology, Funding Growth and BIM/IPD. Special features include a panel discussion on Oil & Natural Gas Development in Ohio, our annual Excellence in Design and Hall of Fame Awards, and an industry trade show.

    Members of IEEE attend the conference at the CES Member Rate!

    For more information about the conference, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, or to register – visit www.cesnet.org or call CES at 216-361-3100.

    Brochure available here!



  • Mar 13 2012 - 6:00pm

    IEEE Executive Board Meetings are now being held on the second TUESDAY of the month. The next meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm at the Waterloo Restaurant, Waterloo Rd. Please contact Gary Lanier at glanier@lanierconsult.com if you wish to participate. All members are welcome to attend (meals are provided).



  • Mar 13 2012 - 2:00pm

    Established in 1953, the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. The Fair has been held every year since 1954 and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

    The IEEE Cleveland Section has given given out six Special Awards to NEOSEF participants on an annual bases. This year the upper grade level Special Award winners will also receive an invitation to attend IEEE EnergyTech 2012.



  • Mar 8 2012 - 6:00pm

    Stark State College Campus Main Student Center on the second floor S204/205 

    Following this presentation will be an overview of the exciting
    Security-based programs offered at Stark State College

    Dinner 6:00 pm
    Presentation starts around 6:30 pm

    Cost is $5.00 for IEEE Members and FREE for students.

    Main Meal:
    Chicken Marsala
    Green Beans
    Roasted Redskin Potatoes
    Rolls
    Salad
    Assorted baked cookies
    Coffee
    Assorted Coke/Pepsi Products

    Go to the IEEE/Akron Web Site http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r2/akroncanton/ for a parking map and be sure to download a parking permit. You should try to park in lot 209 (in red on the map) or in 200. The meeting is in the "S" building - Student Center on the second floor, rooms S204/205.

    Contact Rick Buchanan for reservations by replying to this announcement, calling (330) 497-8250 or email to R.Buchanan@ieee.org no later than Monday, March 5.

    1 Hour CPD Credit is available.



  • Feb 15 2012 - 6:30pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on February 15 at 6:30PM to discuss the upcoming EnergyTech 2012 conference and other upcoming events. All are welcome to attend and help plan these events.

    Mavis Winkles is located at 5005 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44131-2194.



  • Feb 11 2012 - 9:30am

    Spread the word to high schools students you know who may be interested in learning more about engineering. The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center is hosting the Discover Engineering Career Day on Saturday, February 11 from 9:30 am - noon. All parents and high school students are welcome to attend this free event. View more information or register here.



  • Jan 25 2012 - 6:30pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on January 25 at 6:30PM to discuss the upcoming EnergyTech 2012 conference and other upcoming events. All are welcome to attend and help plan these events.

    Mavis Winkles is located at 5005 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44131-2194.



  • Jan 21 2012 - 9:00am

    An online Leadership Workshop for IEEE volunteers on Saturday January 21, 2011 from 9AM to 1PM and is open to ANY member who wishes to learn more about leadership opportunities available within IEEE. The primary objective of this webinar is to equip the incoming Section and Chapter leaders with the tools and resources they need to be successful and to create a vibrant local unit. We also hope to entice new volunteers to potential roles.

    Please use the vtools link below to register the Leadership Workshop. This link will also be updated prior to the webinar with the URL information for the webinar. The tentative agenda is also posted below. If you have any special requests, please let me know.

    https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/10089



  • Jan 17 2012 (All day)

    It is once again time to hold elections for the Section Officers. Accordingly, nominations will be accepted thru 11:59PM on January 16, 2012 for the following offices: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

    Please submit your nominations to vicechair@clevelandieee.org and place “NOMINATION” in the subject line.

    If you are interested in learning more about the officer roles, please feel free to send a message to the above email address. Alternatively, you can stop by the above listed meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on January 12 at 5PM.

    Voting will open on January 17 and close on January 18. An email will be sent to all eligible Cleveland Section with voting instructions. Results will be announced on January 19.

    It is strongly suggested that nominees for Chair and Treasurer have at least one year of experience as an IEEE officer.



  • Jan 12 2012 - 5:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will be meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on January 12 at 5PM to discuss the upcoming EnergyTech 2012 conference and upcoming Officer Elections.

    Mavis Winkles is located at 5005 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44131-2194.



  • Nov 18 2011 - 3:00pm

    Guest Speaker-----Dr. Dan Simon
    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Cleveland State University

    Professor Simon recently developed a new optimization algorithm, called biogeography-based optimization (BBO), which is motivated by the migration behaviors of biological species. In this seminar we give an overview of natural biogeography, discuss its extension to the BBO algorithm, and show some examples of biomedical optimization applications.

    CPD: 1 Hour Available - bring flyer

    Refreshment and soft drink will be provided!

    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312



  • Oct 26 2011 - 6:00pm

    Ansys Corp and IEEE Cleveland Section Present:

    An overview of the ANSYS electromagnetic tool set highlighting recent advances for RF and microwave and Signal Integrity applications.

    and

    Using ANSYS HF simulation tools to design at the component and System level.

     

    The two presentations offer a unique insight into the Ansys’s electromagnetic tool set which focuses on the emerging engineering design challenges in today’s communications market.

     

    This event will be held at:

    Quaker Steak and Lube, 5935 Canal Rd. Valley View, OH

    October 26, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 PM

    Food and beverages will be provided so please come and attend and learn about Ansys’s newest products and capabilities and how they can assist you in your communication needs.

    There is a limited number of seats for this event so please RSVP at http://www.clevelandieee.org/ansys-rsvp as soon as possible so you do not miss out. Have your friends and colleagues RSVP for this event as well



  • Oct 18 2011 - 11:30am

    The IEEE Cleveland AP/ED/MTT Chapter and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) our hosting Microwave Theory and Techniques Distinguished lecturer Dr. Dimitrios Peroulis at CWRU on Tuesday , October 18th, 2011 from 11:30 to 12:30 in White 411 at CWRU. Dr. Peroulis will be presenting his lecture on MEMS Devices for Reconfigurable Communication Systems. Light refreshments will be served. See the flyer for more details.



  • Sep 22 2011 - 5:30pm

    Dinner: 5:30 (Pre-dinner socializing and cash bar), dinner served at 6:00 in the Taverne of Richfield Grand Ballroom

    Tour: 7:30 Cisco Systems (take Route 176 southbound from the Taverne of Richfield; see enclosed map)

    The cost of the dinner is: $20.00 for members of the IEEE Cleveland Section and one guest,($15.00 per student), and $30.00 for non-members.

    For your main entrée, select one of the following –

    • Beef tips, garlic potatoes, green beans
    • Herb marinated roasted 1/2 chicken, garlic potatoes, green beans
    • Baked Atlantic Cod, rice, green beans
    • Linguine Alfredo and seasonal vegetables

     All dinners include a roll, salad, ice cream for dessert and a choice of beverage (coffee, hot tea, or iced tea).

    Please make your reservation by Friday, September 16 by contacting Richard Buchanan with your choice of entrée at rlbuchanan@neo.rr.com or (330) 497-8250. Please indicate whether you are a member, non-member, or student member of the IEEE Cleveland Section.  Reservations for dinner cannot be accepted after September 16.

    IMPORTANT: If you wish to participate only in the tour, please forward to Richard Buchanan by September 16 your name and the names of the guests accompanying you. Cisco will provide badges to all tour participants registered by September 16, and no one without a badge may tour Cisco Systems.

    More information can be found at: http://ewh.ieee.org/r2/akroncanton/

    Directions are available at: http://ewh.ieee.org/r2/akroncanton/docs/CiscoDirections.pdf



  • Sep 20 2011 - 11:30am

    The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Case Western Reserve University and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques/Electron Device Cleveland Joint Chapter are hosting Dr. N. Scott Barker, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Distinguished Lecturer. 

    Dr. Barker will be presenting his lecture entitled, “Distributed RF-MEMS Circuits” on September 20th at Case Western Reserve in the White building, room 411 from 11:30 to 12: 30. Refreshments will be provided. Please come join us to learn of technology advances in this area and converse with other local members. For more details on this lecture please see attachment.



  • Sep 13 2011 - 6:00pm

    We’re excited to announce the next joint IEEE Cleveland Computer Society/FENEO event, ‘Lightning 1’. Chris Cole’s inspiration; we plan on holding four very focused 15 minute talks by four different IEEE Cleveland Computer Society and FENEO members.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP at www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp/lightning1

    This event will be held in Beachwood, Ohio for a number of reasons including most importantly its more central location to the majority of our membership. Devore Technology’s office is also the location we plan on holding firmware training classes and they have cordially allowed us to use the facility.

    With that said, I want to make sure we show our appreciation to LeanDog for sponsoring our past events, so we will be collecting donations for next year’s Cleveland GiveCamp program (Cleveland GiveCamp's fiscal sponsor is the IEEE Cleveland Section).

    Be sure to bring in the flyer to receive 1 CPD credit.

    Presentation Topics:

    • When UNIX was a Pup by Dr. Robin Lake
    • Software in the Hardware World by Mike Dahlhausen
    • Real World Examples of Using Open Source Tools in Embedded Development by Christopher Cole
    • TDD for Kernel Module Development by Nick Barendt

     



  • Jun 20 2011 - 6:15pm

    This ComSoc Distinguished Lecture will take place at the Winking Lizard in Independence.  This FREE event will feature a Build Your Own Burger Bar and an open bar.  The Lizard requires all attendees under 21 years of age to be accompanied by a guardian.

    PDF version of presentation is available here.

    Due to headcount requirements, RSVP is mandatory by June 16 at: http://www.clevelandieee.org/rsvp

    1 CPD credit is available.

    Dr. Leung will present a novel architecture that exploits wireless-optical convergence for next generation broadband wireless access employing fibre-connected massively distributed antennas (BWA-FMDA). In this architecture, a large number of distributed antennas are connected via radio over fibres (RoF) to a centralized processing entity to minimize the communication overhead of system co-ordination.

    A flyer is available here with more information.



  • Jun 14 2011 - 12:00pm

    IEEE Cleveland Chapter of the Antenna and Propagation, Electron Device and the Microwave Theory and Technique Societies

    Host

    Dr. George Ponchak
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    Cleveland, Ohio

    How to Write a Paper for Journals and Navigate the Review Process

    The careers of many people depends on their success in writing and getting their papers published. More important, the scientific process requires that scientific findings be published so that other researchers may build on your ideas or refute your findings. If authors are not able to publish their papers, then their careers are hurt and scientific progress slows and stops. Therefore, it is critical that researchers and engineers understand the process of writing and getting published their papers in reputable and cited journals and scientific conferences. However, often, authors’ papers are rejected because they did not understand what reviewers, Associate Editors, and Editors are looking for in a paper, even if the technical results are good.

    This presentation will cover the steps that an author should take to increase the acceptance rate of their papers in journals and conference. It will cover the reasons most papers are rejected and how an author should organize their paper to avoid those reasons. Lastly, it will present what steps you should take if your paper is rejected to get it published in the same journal or in a different journal.

    June 14, 2011
    12 Noon to 1:00 PM
    Ohio Aerospace Institute 22800 Cedar Point Rd, Cleveland, OH

    Food and beverages will be provided

    Please RSVP to Carletta McCoy
    email: CarlettaMcCoy@oai.org



  • May 25 2011 - 9:00am

    EnergyTech 2011 will survey promising technologies in electrical power and energy to address an urgency in sustainable energy.   This new conference will bring together experts in diverse areas to review and explore technologies that promise significant contributions towards addressing a looming world energy crisis. The event will take place at Case Western Reserve University on May 25-26, 2011. 

    Topics will include: smart grid, energy storage, wind power, plug-in electric vehicles, co-energy, distributed generation, efficiency and conservation, power electronics, photovoltaics, solar energy, and other alternative and renewable means of power generation.  Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and the conference proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore.  Both research and application papers are invited, with an emphasis on how the technology described can help address the global concern. 

    Keynote addresses will be given by representatives of DOE, ARPA-E, NSF and Draper Labs (see "keynotes" tab).

    Paper submission is electronic.  See the 'paper submission' tab for formatting details and link to the electronic submission site.   Paper submission deadline is February 21, 2011, and authors will be informed of acceptances by March 28, 2011.



  • Apr 30 2011 - 8:00am

    Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $30 for non members, $10 for students and unemployed. Includes coffee, lunch, and handout of slides

    Location: Temple University (Room 126, Engineering Building), Philadelphia, PA

    A 1-day career management seminar developed by the IEEE-USA Career & Workforce Policy Committee and IEEE-USA Employment & Career Services Committee. See more information in the attached flyer.



  • Apr 30 2011 - 8:00am

    Picture Yourself as an Engineer! 

    Goodyear is hosting its 11th Engineering Career Day for Young Women at Firestone High School on Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Young women in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend this exciting event.
     This program focuses not only on engineering but also on careers that can be launched from an engineering background.  

    There are two $500 scholarships available to graduating senior girls planning to major in engineering. Applications are available on the website and are due by April 1.
     

    This FREE event runs 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public and includes lunch. Participants must register at 
    www.goodyear.com/careerday 
    The registration deadline is April 15.  Students may be accompanied by one parent or guardian during the day’s activities.   



  • Apr 29 2011 - 3:00pm

    Guest Speaker-----Dr. Hanz Richter
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Cleveland State University

    In this talk, a limit management control arrangement using min-max logic is discussed. The min-max arrangement is commonly used in aeronautical gas turbine engines. The properties and shortcomings of the min-max logic are discussed and a new approach is proposed involving sliding mode controllers. The proposed control technique has guaranteed stability and does not introduce any conservativeness associated with constraint enforcement, representing a significant improvement over existing methods. The validity of the proposed technique is demonstrated with high-fidelity nonlinear engine simulations using NASA's CMAPSS package.

    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312

    Click here for flyer.



  • Apr 18 2011 - 5:00pm

    The Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium

    Economic Opportunities through the Fuel Cell Supply Chain

               

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    Symposium Program on Monday, April 18th

    5:00 PM- 8:00 PM :  Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition Reception/Networking 

     

    Symposium Program on Tuesday, April 19th

    8:30 AM- 4:00 PM : Fuel Cell Symposium

     

    ØFeatured speaker - Ruth Cox, Executive Director, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

    ØPlus invited speakers from Rolls RoyceUTCFuel Cell Energy,National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), HondaLockheed MartinBattelleETI

    Ø   35 exhibitors including many Ohio suppliers plus integrators from throughout the United States

     



  • Apr 8 2011 - 7:30am

    Aging 2.0: Technology, Trends, and Transitions

    Exploring the current and emerging applications of technology that promote the health and independence of older adults 

    Join health care practitioners and educators, health care administrators, engineers and technology specialists, formal and informal caregivers, policy makers and other thought leaders at a daylong event examining:

     

    • Health care technology designed to help older adults continue to live independently
    • Public policy and ethical issues relating to these technological advances
    • Emerging trends in technology—including specific products—and their relevance to an aging population

     

    Who should attend?

    Health care practitioners and educators, health care administrators, engineers and technology specialists, formal and informal caregivers in both institutional and residential environments, regional policy makers and thought leaders. Provider approval for CEUs is pending.

    Examine

    1. The landscape of health care technology targeted at older adults living independently 
    2. The public policy implications and ethical issues relating to this effort 
    3. The specific emerging and future trends in technology (including products) and its relevance to an aging population

    Describe

    1. Several current technologies as they apply to different settings of healthcare 
    2. Methods of engaging the older adult and caregiver in advancing and utilizing technology to support independence in older adults

    Keynote Speaker: Sara J. Czaja, PhD

    Keynote Speaker: Majd Alwan, PhD

    Meet all our speakers

    View the conference schedule



  • Mar 28 2011 - 6:00pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an EnergyTech Paper Review Session meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on March 28 at 6:00pm. All members are welcome who wish to assist with the paper review process!  Our goal is to finish reviewing the last round of paper submissions during this meeting.

    The subject matter of the papers we will be reviewing includes smart grid, wind turbines, and energy storage.

    Location:
    Mavis Winkles Irish Pub
    5005 Rockside Road
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44131
    (Ground Floor of Crown Centre at the intersection of I-77 & Rockside)



  • Mar 24 2011 - 5:30pm

    The IEEE Cincinnati Section is proud to offer a presentation on the state of the art in Cognitive Radio Technology by two leading experts in the field, Dr. James Neel, President and co-founder of Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), and David Maldonado, Business Development manager at L-3 Nova Engineering. This emerging technology is having a profound effect on the way radios and frequency spectrum will be used in the future. Both gentleman are graduates of Virginia Tech, a pioneering institution in cognitive radio technologies.

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    RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DINNER. On-line reservations are preferred. Those reserving more than a week in advance are offered dinner at a lower rate; $12.00 (member), $18.00 (non-member). Regular dinner rate is $15.00 (member), $20.00 (non-member).

    FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT OR WILL NOT USE THE ON-LINE RESERVATION SYSTEM TO PAY FOR DINNER: Please make arrangements by emailing Reservations@ieeecincinnati.com. The rate is higher: $20.00 (member), $25.00 (non-member). Cash or check only. Correct change appreciated. Membership card required for member rate.

    Advanced reservations close at noon on March 17, 2011.

    All dinner reservations close at noon on March 22, 2011.



  • Mar 23 2011 - 5:30pm

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome James Grenning to the Lean Dog boat for a joint Cleveland Agile Group, FENEO, and IEEE Cleveland Computer Society event. 

    The event will take place on March 23, 2011 from 5:30PM - 8:30PM at the Lean Dog Boat (1151 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44114).

    Click here to RSVP.  The RSVP deadline is March 21.

    James Grenning trains, coaches, and consults worldwide. His considerable experience brings depth in both technical and business aspects of software development. James is leading the way in introducing Agile practices to the embedded world. He invented Planning Poker and is one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (February 2001).

    Mr. Grenning will present “Test is not for finding bugs”.  

    Flyer available here.



  • Mar 22 2011 - 8:00am

    Nick Barendt and LeanDog have scheduled James Grenning to teach his Test Driven Development for Embedded C course at Leandog, on March 22-24! 

    Full Details are available at http://www.leandog.com/TDD_Embedded_C.html. The course price is $1495, but up until February 28th IEEE members can use the discount code of FENEO for a 20% discount. 

    If you plan on attending, please register ASAP so we can make sure we have enough students to justify bringing James to Cleveland.



  • Mar 10 2011 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at Johnny Mango in Ohio City on March 10 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference paper reviews.

    Location:
    Johnny Mango
    3120 Bridge Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113

    Please email generalchair@energytech2011.org to reserve you place at the meeting.



  • Mar 9 2011 - 7:00am

    This year's conference theme is Building Opportunities: Technologies, Trends, Tactics . The program will include four tracks with breakout sessions on the following topics: Opportunities; Trends; Technology; and a special day long BIM track. Special features include keynote speaker Nate Forbes, Principal with Rock Gaming, our annual Excellence in Design and Hall of Fame Awards, a panel discussion with local developers sharing their regional outlook and an industry trade show. 

    IEEE Members attend the conference at the CES Member Rate! 

    Engineers: Earn up to 6 CPD Hours!

    For more information about the conference, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, or to register – visit www.cesnet.org or call CES at 216-361-3100.

     



  • Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

    RSVP right now.

    • If you're interested, RSVP to Mandisa.Diggs@ge.com  or call (502) 452-3845. Feel to email her your resume.
    • Otherwise, pleae RSVP and forward any questions to Yohance Hall, president@neo-nsbe.org. NEO-NSBE-AE is the local event host and would like for all engineering demographics and backgrounds to attend. 

    GE Appliances has some unique and exciting engineering opportunities at the Global headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky and other manufacturing locations in Bloomington, Indiana, Decatur, Alabama, and La Fayette, Georgia.  The Engineering, Sourcing and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering teams are rapidly expanding to meet current business objectives and are seeking experienced Mechanical, Electrical, and Software engineers that have 5+ years of experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.  These positions are full-time and relocation expenses may be covered. These teams will be hosting an informal gathering in Cleveland, OH to share information about career opportunities to interested engineers.



  • Mar 3 2011 - 11:30am

    The IEEE Cleveland AP/ED/MTT Chapter and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) are hosting Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Rashid Bashir at CWRU on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 from 11:30 to 12:30 in White 411. Dr. Bashir will be presenting his lecture on Interfacing Engineering, Biology and Medicine at the Micro and Nano Scale. Light refreshments will be served.  Flyer available



  • Mar 2 2011 - 5:30pm

    The ISA Cleveland Section is holding a meeting in March that appears to be of interest to IEEE members. March’s meeting topic will be Photovoltaic Tech - “Solar Cells – Today and Tomorrow”. The terrestrial and space world of photovoltaics will be presented with a look at the present and where we will go in the future presented by Dr. Sheila Bailey of NASA.

    IEEE members can attend at the reduced cost of $25

    Click here to RSVP by the deadline of February 25th.



  • Feb 22 2011 - 6:30pm

    The IEEE EnergyTech2011 paper-submission deadline is 2/21. Accordingly, we are scheduling a meeting for the evening of 2/22 to see where we stand. We have reserved the private (downstairs) bar at the Euclid Tavern. (The entrance might not be obvious, but if you ask, you'll be directed down). 

    The "Euc" is at: 11625 Euclid Avenue.

    We'll sift through submitted papers, plan for to peer reviews, and make assessments of what the conference will look like.

    I hope you can join us. IEEE will be hosting food and drink!

    Hope to see you there.



  • Feb 10 2011 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at Applebees in Brooklyn on February 10 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events. 

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    Location:
    Applebees
    4480 Ridge Road
    Brooklyn, Ohio United States 44144



  • Jan 25 2011 - 11:30am

    Dr. Nishida of the University of Florida is coming to Cleveland, OH to present his lecture on MEMs vs Bulk Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Self Powered Sensors. The event is going to be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio.



  • Dec 15 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on December 15 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events. 

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    We will also be discussing the upcoming IEEE Cleveland Section Elections for the offices of Section Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Officer responsibilities can be read here. 

    Location:
    Mavis Winkles Irish Pub
    5005 Rockside Road
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44131
    (Ground Floor of Crown Centre at the intersection of I-77 & Rockside)



  • Nov 23 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at Mavis Winkles in Independence on November 23 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events. 

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    We will also be discussing the upcoming IEEE Cleveland Section Elections for the offices of Section Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Officer responsibilities can be read here. 

    Location:
    Mavis Winkles Irish Pub
    5005 Rockside Road
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44131
    (Ground Floor of Crown Centre at the intersection of I-77 & Rockside)



  • Nov 17 2010 - 5:30pm

    ASME Cleveland Section November Program "Material selection for injection molded plastic parts".
    with Gary Casterline of Casterline Plastics Consulting

    When: Wednesday November 17
    Dinner 5:30
    Talk 6:15

    Where: Harry's Steakhouse
    5664 Brecksville Rd, Cleveland, OH

    Cost - $25.00 Students - $10.00

    Registration is required by calling or emailing
    Mike Sturdevant
    440.352.8970
    sturd@virtecenterprises.com 

    Gary Casterline is a recognized expert in plastics engineering. Gary's expertise includes choosing the best material for applications, part design for function and cost reduction, process and design changes through failure mode analysis to eliminate quality and functional defects and training of personnel on plastics part design and design of experiments. Internally referred to as the "global plastics expert" within Delphi Corporation's Warren, OH, facility, Gary was responsible for plastic materials selection for 500 new designs per year and authored more than 20 global plastics and testing specifications per year. Gary was a member of the Delphi Nanomaterials Development Team and a past member and Chairman of both the Delphi and General Motors Plastics Committees.

    Mr Casterline will be giving us a brief overview of how to begin the process of selecting a plastic material for an injection molded part. Plastic material selection based on mechanical properties, thermal properties, chemical resistance, and material cost will be discussed. Feel free to bring sample designs for discussion.



  • Nov 10 2010 - 3:00pm

    This event is presented by The Electrical League of Ohio.  Display your Products and/or Services at the Conference.

    Akron/Canton Conference
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls
    1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
    3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    • Over 500 in attendance at our last NEC Conference
    • Display Your Products and/or Services at one or both conferences
    • Educational Conference, offering 5 hours of continuing education
    • OCILB and Ohio Board of Building Standards accredited
    • Hours of Completion Certificate for PE's
    • Space reserved on first/come, first/serve basis


  • Oct 27 2010 - 3:00pm

    This event is presented by The Electrical League of Ohio.  Display your Products and/or Services at the Conference.

    Cleveland Conference
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Holiday Inn Cleveland South/Rockside Road
    6001 Rockside Road, Independence
    3:00 - 9:30 p.m.

    • Over 500 in attendance at our last NEC Conference
    • Display Your Products and/or Services at one or both conferences
    • Educational Conference, offering 5 hours of continuing education
    • OCILB and Ohio Board of Building Standards accredited
    • Hours of Completion Certificate for PE's
    • Space reserved on first/come, first/serve basis


  • Oct 22 2010 - 8:00pm

    IEEEXtreme 4.0 details

    IEEEXtreme 4.0 is going to be held 23 October 2010, starting at 00:00 GMT and ending 23:59 GMT. (Beginning on October 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM EDT)

    Get your team members together, find a proctor, and start practicing your programming skills. 

    See official competition rules (PDF, 72KB) for more information on eligibility, requirements, prizes, problem samples, and judging.    

    Registration information

    Registration is open 1 September 2010 – 8 October 2010. Teams who register prior to 27 September 2010 will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. 

    Register Now (IEEE log-in required)



  • Oct 20 2010 - 7:30pm

    It is Family Show time at “The Q”!  The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Cleveland October 20th – 25th.  The IEEE Cleveland Section is excited to pass along the discounts once again to our Members for this popular Family Event.

    Flyer available here.



  • Oct 20 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on October 20 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    We will also be discussing the upcoming IEEE Cleveland Section Elections for the offices of Section Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Officer responsibilities can be read here.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Oct 20 2010 - 6:00pm

    The Engineers Without Borders Ohio State University Chapter cordially invites you to attend our first annual Banquet and Silent Auction on October 20, 2010 at the Ohio State Faculty Club.

    EWB-OSU students will present their work on a latrine project in El Salvador. The design pro-motes sustainable technology and it will allow the community to receive treated drinking water in the future.

    Location: 
    Ohio State Faculty Club 
    181 S. Oval Mall 
    Columbus, OH 43210-1325

    Tickets: $40 Sold Until October 14th

    For more information about EWB-OSU, or to purchase tickets online, visit http://ewb.osu.edu.

    For further questions or to purchase tickets by check, email kauppila.7@osu.edu.



  • Oct 20 2010 - 8:00am

    Where: ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES BUILDING (TECA OFFICE BUILDING) 727 Lime City Road, Rossford, Ohio. Lunch will be provided. TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM All registered PEs attending will be awarded 7.0 PDH. Seminar arranged by Helmick & Associates and Cooper Power Systems: presentation by Cooper Power System's Transformer Group. Reservation Deadline: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Contact: STEVE ROOT SLROOTPE@IEEE.ORG, or by Phone at 419-436-3119(Evenings: 419-447-8332), for further details. For reservations go to Medium Voltage Transformer Seminar form (ewh.ieee.org/r4/toledo/meetings/reservations/20oct2010.html)



  • Oct 20 2010 - 7:30am

    Location
    LaCentre25777 Detroit RoadWestlake, Ohio 44145

    As our region focuses on economic recovery, so too does this year’s conference. Our theme this year is Engineering and Innovation: Catalysts for Economic Growth. Keynotes, breakout sessions and the panel discussion will explore how technological innovation will play a vital role in the prosperity of our region and our industry.



  • Oct 18 2010 - 8:30am

    2010 Cleveland Nanomedicine Summit:
    Bridging the Gap from Basic Research to Clinical Application
    October 18-19, 2010  -  Cleveland, Ohio

    Joint sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University

    The 2010 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit will focus on translational research and clinical applications of nanomaterials.



  • Oct 13 2010 - 1:00pm

    Attention Engineering Students

    The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education is co-hosting (with Greater Cleveland Partnership and Greater Akron Chamber) a free event for engineering students on 10/13 in Independence.

    The "Linking Engineering Talent to Opportunity" event is a free networking and professional development event for students to learn about co-ops, internships, and other career opportunities. It will be on 10/13 at the Civic Center in Independence (6363 Selig Dr.) and run from 1:00 to 5:00. Many companies, such as GE Lighting, Codonics, Aclara RF Systems, Aero-Instruments Company, Alphaport, Mar-Bal, and Lincoln Electric, will be there to meet and network with students.

    Students should send their resumes (to register for the event) to Sean McKinniss at smckinniss@noche.org. Resumes must be received by October 6.

    A PDF invitation is located here.



  • Oct 12 2010 - 5:30pm

    We will start this joint IEEE Cleveland Computer Society/FENEO event with food and a few minutes of introduction by each discussion leader. Once completed, we will break into 6 smaller groups around particular topics. There will be areas assigned for each of the discussions. If you are interested in a topic, you simply go to the discussion group and join. Stay as long as you like, but feel free to move around to other conversations! There will be two sessions 45 minutes each with a 15 minute break in between. Here are your topics:

    • Embedded Systems & Industrial Automation by Mike Yoke
    • Software Algorithms by Anthony Apicella
    • Wiki as a Collaboration Tool by Mike Sullivan
    • eXtreme Programming by Nick Barendt
    • The FENEO Website by Bob Foerster
    • Why join IEEE? by Bob Scaccia & Drew Hayes

    To reserve your space, please RSVP by October 10.

    Flyer is available here.

     

    The meeting will take place at:
    LeanDog's "Floating" Office
    1151 North Marginal Road
    Cleveland, OH 44114

     



  • Sep 16 2010 - 12:56pm

    The leadership of some of our Societies (R07/IM09/AES10/IE13/EMB18) have organized a golf outing.  The details are below and a flyer is available here.

    Sixth Annual “BOB JONES” CLASSIC 9 Hole Golf Tournament Sponsored by Building 21 and the Supervisors Club Tee times start 12:56 PM

    When: Thursday September 16th
    Where: Springvale Golf Club 5871 Canterbury Rd, North Olmsted South off Butternut Ridge 
    Cost: $15.00 9 holes w/cart payable At Springvale Trophy presentation and pizza/wings to follow at the American Legion Post 22001 Brookpark Rd.

    CHAMPION RECIEVES A TROPHY AND THEIR NAME ENGRAVED ON THE PERMANENT PLAQUE LOCATED OUTSIDE “JONSEYS” OLD OFFICE IN BUILDING 21 AT NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER

    For reservations contact: Dennis Vano at 330-421-9936 or Phil Kall at 216-433-3138



  • Sep 15 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on September 15 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Sep 14 2010 - 3:00pm

    Guest Speaker-----Dr. Vadim Utkin
    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    The Ohio State University

    Prof. Utkin is one of the originators of the concepts of Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control. In 1975-1978 he was in charge of an international project between his Institute and "Energoinvest", Sarajevo on the sliding mode control of induction motors. D.C., induction and synchronous drives with sliding mode control have been applied for metal-cutting machine tools, process control and electric cars. Prof. Utkin is an author and co-author of 5 books and 300 papers.

    Time:
    Tuesday, 3:00 pm, Sep. 14th, 2010
    (3:00-3:30: Social hour, 3:30-4:30: Seminar)

    Address:
    Main Classroom 437
    Fenn College of Engineering, Cleveland State University
    1960 East 24th Street • Cleveland, OH 44115 

    Refreshment and soft drink will be provided!

    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312

    CPD Credit: 1 CPD hour is available.

    Flyer: Available Here



  • Aug 25 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on August 25 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Jul 29 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on July 29 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Jul 27 2010 - 5:45pm

    Chris Cole (Cole Design and Development, LLC) and Cliff Brake (BEC-Systems, LLC) will provide a brief overview of Embedded Linux development. The presentation will be broken down into four parts: 

    • Bootloader: Hardware and software requirements for booting Linux
    • Kernel: Code overview, its organization and configuration
    • git: a distributed version control system
    • OpenEmbedded: A build framework for Embedded Linux

    Please reserve your place by July 25 for these presentations here.

    Flyers available here.



  • Jul 15 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on July 15 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing the IEEE EnergyTech 2011 conference, which is going to be held in Cleveland.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Jul 13 2010 - 8:30am

    Description:   ETAP 101 training is a practical one-day session to learn about the latest features and capabilities of ETAP enterprise solution software for power systems.
         
    Who should attend:   ETAP 101 training is open to all non-users and new customers of ETAP interested in learning about state-of-the-art tools for analysis, design, and operations of electrical systems.
         
    Registration:   Advanced Registration Required ($25) - 10% Discount for IEEE Members


  • Jun 28 2010 - 8:30am

    Exceptional Merit and Stimulus-based Scholarships Available for HISP Security and Frameworks-related Certification.

    IEEE Cleveland Members, save $2,000.00 on Your GRC IT/Security Certification: $995.00* Tuition Now Available 
    Register Here: http://tiny.cc/A7GHd

    For all details and program description, go to this link: http://hisp.weebly.com/



  • Jun 16 2010 - 5:00pm

    This event is presented by The Electrical League of Ohio

    Instructor: 
    Timothy Pool, PE, Tec, Inc.

    5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    Five (5)  hour continuing education class, registered with the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board for electrical code. Certificate of Completion will be provided.

    Reservations: $55 for IEEE and EL members / $70 for non-members, 
    includes class instruction, sandwich dinner, beverages and class certificate. 
    Class Location: 12875 Corporate Drive, Unit F, Parma
    Contact: (440) 333-5040 / email: terrihanna-wiehn@sbcglobal.net



  • Jun 15 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on June 15 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    We will be discussing IEEE's involvement in the Cleveland GiveCamp.

    Location:
    Flat Iron Cafe
    1114 Center St
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Jun 2 2010 - 8:00am

    This event is presented by The Electrical League of Ohio

    Guest Speaker:
    Brian Tucker
    Publisher/Editorial Director
    Crain's Cleveland Business

    "Crain's Look at Northeast Ohio Economy"

    Mr. Tucker will discuss the hot button issues that face the economy in the northeast Ohio region. As publisher, Mr. Tucker oversees Crain’s editorial, production, circulation, promotion and sales operations. In May of 1990, he was named vice president of Crain Communications Inc., which owns Crain's Cleveland Business and some 30 other digital and print publications in the United States and Europe.

    For a quarter-century, Crain's Cleveland Business has been Northeast Ohio's leading source for weekly business news, analysis and commentary. The publication's award-winning editorial staff reports on area companies, executives and business owners in manufacturing, finance, healthcare, real estate, higher education, government, non-profit, technology, small business, law and more.

     

    Tickets include plated breakfast, tax, gratuity and presentation.
    $30 for IEEE and EL Members. $35 for non-members, Tables of 6 and 8 available
    The City Club, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland
    Reservations: (440) 333-5040 / email: terrihanna-wiehn@sbcglobal.net



  • May 26 2010 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on May 26 at 6:30pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    Location: 
    Flat Iron Cafe 
    1114 Center St 
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • May 12 2010 - 6:00pm

    In this discussion, we will explore the current activities of the traditional service providers to find implementable and operable solutions to these problems in the evolving Next Generation Networks (NGNs). The objective is to support VoIP, IPTV, and other multimedia services seamlessly over a variety of interconnected networks using the emerging IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) and service-oriented architecture/network (SOA/SON) based standards.

    RSVP: Please send an e-mail with the subject line "May 12 Event" to rsvp@clevelandieee.org by May 10.

    Flyer: Available here



  • May 5 2010 - 6:00pm

    Dr. William H. Thesling III will present, "What does Cleveland have in common with 100Gbps satellite and how will it transform the broadband access?"

    Dr. Thesling is a co-founder of Efficient Channel Coding, Inc which later became part of ViaSat, Inc (2006) and has been the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) since 1998. He is responsible for all research and development along with key business development support. He has more than fifteen years of experience is in the fields of digital signal processing, communication systems design, and forward error correction.

    RSVP: Please send an e-mail with the subject line "May 5 Event" to rsvp@clevelandieee.org by May 3.

    Flyer: Available here



  • Apr 30 2010 - 3:00pm

    Guest Speaker ----- Dr. Wei Lin,
    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Case Western Reserve University

    Professor Lin is a recipient of multiple NSF grants including CAREER Award. He also received Robert J. Herbold Faculty Fellow Award and Warren E. Rupp Endowed Assistant Professorship. Dr. Lin is the JSPS Fellow from Japan Society for the Promotion Science. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, and J. of Control Theory and Applications. He has authored/co-authored more than 70 papers in various peer refereed journals and over 80 conference publications.

    Click here for flyer.



  • Apr 24 2010 - 2:00pm

    The Case student-section of IEEE held an Arduino project competition on April 24.  This event was co-sponsored by the IEEE Cleveland Section.

    Projects controllerd by an Arduino included: a home-made table-top robot, a pan/tilt camera that followed a color target, a web-cam reader of barcodes that did automated product look-up (with help of a laptop), and a retrofit remote-control hobby car that sensed GPS and drove itself to target destinations.  1st, 2nd and 3rd-place prizes were awarded, as judged by 2 IEEE Cleveland-section officers and 2 additional Case faculty.



  • Apr 24 2010 - 10:00am

    Presentation materials located here (90 MB).

    Attention officers (new and old), volunteers, and those interested in becoming future section, chapter, and affinity group leaders:

    This workshop will get you up to speed on how the IEEE works and what you need to know to fulfill your role effectively and painlessly by addressing questions such as:

    • How do you run a section?

    • How do you run a chapter?

    • How do you recruit volunteers?

    • How do you find speakers?

    • How do you get financial support? etc., etc., etc.

    Click here for flyer.



  • Apr 23 2010 - 11:00am

    LeanDog is hosting a Cleveland Simulcast of the Startup Lessons Learned Conference (taking place in San Francisco).

    Speakers on Lean Startups, Continuous Deployment, and other topics of interest to software startups.

    Keynote by software guru Kent Beck! 

    Click here for more information and to RSVP!



  • Apr 22 2010 - 6:00pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on April 22 at 6:00pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    Location: 
    Flat Iron Cafe 
    1114 Center St 
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Apr 14 2010 - 8:30am

    Exceptional Merit and Stimulus-based Scholarships Available for HISP Security and Frameworks-related Certification.

    IEEE Cleveland Members, save $2,000.00 on Your GRC IT/Security Certification: $995.00* Tuition Now Available 
    Register Here: http://tiny.cc/A7GHd

    For all details and program description, go to this link: http://hisp.weebly.com/



  • Apr 10 2010 - 9:30am

    Cleveland State University’s Society of Women Engineers organization invites Future Female Engineers and Parents to an exciting, FREE event, WOW! That’s Engineering!® on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Cole Center. This exciting event is a day of technological talks and puzzling projects to stimulate the mind and promote engineering. Girls grades 9-12 and their parents will be “Wowed” with hands-on activities and women engineers sharing their advice and career experiences. This event has been organized by IEEE CSU Student Branch member Maria Baker and is sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers.

    Click here for the flyer.



  • Mar 30 2010 - 5:45pm

    As embedded devices become more sophisticated the possibility of hacking and other nefarious actions become more possible.  It is estimated that there will be between 15 and 20 billion devices (small embedded devices) with a $900 Billion USD market, which is growing twice as fast as the PC market. Accordingly, this joint meeting of FENEO and IEEE Cleveland Computer Society will cover two topics in this broad area of embedded device security.    

    In the area of programmable hardware a representative of Actel, a FPGA manufacturer will be presenting security in programmable logic. In the area of embedded firmware security Mocana will be discussing security standards.

    Click here for the meeting flyer.



  • Mar 25 2010 - 6:00pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on March 25 at 6:00pm. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events.

    Location: 
    Flat Iron Cafe 
    1114 Center St 
    Cleveland, Ohio United States 44113



  • Mar 23 2010 - 11:30am

    Novel emerging sensor technologies and applications require low-cost, adaptable, and scalable, wafer and device level packaging. We present several designs for device-level self-packaged thermal detectors, pressure sensors, MEMS resonators and accelerometers. Both rigid Si substrates and flexible polyimide substrates are discussed. Dr. Zeynep Çelik-Butler is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility at the University of Texas at Arlington.

    This lecture will be held at Case Western Reserve University, White Building, Room 411.

    Click here for the meeting flyer.



  • Mar 18 2010 - 11:30am

    This talk will focus on key challenges and opportunities in semiconductor materials and devices, nano technology, and renewable energy generation and utilization in developing next generation smart electrical power system.  Krishna Shenai, Ph.D. has over 25 years of combined industrial, academic, and entrepreneurial experience in developing and deploying advanced semiconductor technologies for electric energy conversion and power management.

    This lecture will be held at Case Western University, White Building, Room 411.

    Click here for the meeting flyer.



  • Feb 25 2010 - 7:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on February 25th at 7:30PM around the Cleveland Hopkins Airport. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events. 

    Please send a message to vicechair@clevelandieee.org for more definite location information.



  • Feb 22 2010 - 8:30am

    Exceptional Merit and Stimulus-based Scholarships Available for HISP Security and Frameworks-related Certification.

    IEEE Cleveland Members, save $2,000.00 on Your GRC IT/Security Certification: $995.00* Tuition Now Available 
    Register Here: http://tiny.cc/A7GHd

    For all details and program description, go to this link: http://hisp.weebly.com/



  • Feb 20 2010 - 9:30am

    The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center will present the 2nd Annual “Engineering For You” Career Expo on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Students in grades 9-12, parents and educators are invited to attend. Students will have a chance to learn about the opportunities and benefits of a career in engineering; explore different disciplines and learn what engineers do; and meet representatives from colleges that offer engineering majors. Representatives from leading companies in northeast Ohio will be available to answer questions. To register, call 440-746-8115.

    Engineers are needed to participate in this fair. If you are interested in having a free booth to display / demonstrate the work that you do, please call 440-746-8115.

    Please see the flyer and video for more information.



  • Feb 16 2010 - 6:30pm

    The meeting will feature a presentation by Jon Stahl, CEO of LeanDog, who will discuss Agile IT Practices.  A catered meal will be provided and attendees can receive 1 CPD credit.  This is a joint meeting with FENEO (Firmware Engineers of Northeast Ohio).  Special thanks to Bob Scaccia for organizing this meeting.  Bob is the Chair of the Computer Society and FENEO.



  • Dec 21 2009 - 6:00pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on December 21 at 6:00PM. All members are welcome who want to assist in planning upcoming Cleveland Section events. 

    Location: 
    Flat Iron Cafe 
    1114 Center St 
    Cleveland, Ohio 
    United States 44113



  • Dec 16 2009 - 6:00pm

    The MIT Club of Northeast Ohio is proud to announce a gala dinner and lecture by MIT Professor Ernest Moniz at the Great Lakes Science Center on Wednesday, December 16th. He will be speaking on how we can use alternative energy to tackle the world's energy problems.


    Professor Moniz is the Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. He served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration and currently serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST). To view President Obama's remarks regarding Professor Moniz and MIT's alternative energy research, click here .



  • Dec 15 2009 - 8:30am

    There’s never been a better time to discover how lean principles can be applied to improve the results of your business operations.


    Join Definity Partners to learn proven techniques for increasing operational productivity and eliminating waste. This interactive learning experience delivers a powerful introduction to important lean principles.



  • Dec 10 2009 - 6:30pm

    Mr. Scheucher develops next generation scalable, intelligent energy systems in his capacity as President and Chief Engineer at Modtech Corp. in Willoughby, Ohio. Having recently developed the world’s first lithium ion cordless tool platform, Modtech is committed to developing an advanced energy technology base in Northeast Ohio and is actively partnering with likeminded organizations in the region.


    This presentation will address questions such as, “what promise does the EV hold for the future of transportation”, “what attributes must an EV possess to deliver its full potential”, and “what synergies can be leveraged” from a technical standpoint with an eye toward the influences of the aforementioned systemic factors. The presentation will include live demonstration of a web manageable scalable lithium ion energy platform supporting video surveillance, wireless communications, and e-Bike applications.



  • Nov 20 2009 - 3:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Chapter of Control System Society, Society of Women Engineers, and HKN Epsilon Alpha Chapter Jointly Present:


    The Story of an Enduring Idea - From Jean-Victor Poncelet to Active Disturbance Rejection Control


    Guest Speaker ----- Dr. Zhiqiang Gao,
    Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Director, Center for Advanced Control Technologies
    Founder, ADRC Technologies


    Refreshments and soft drinks will be provided!


    RSVP: Dr. Lili Dong • L.Dong34@csuohio • 216-687-5312



  • Nov 19 2009 - 5:30pm

    As the state of the economy continues to weigh heavily on our minds, we as leaders must continually adjust to current realities while preparing for future market conditions.
    • Is your company positioned to win?
    • Are your systems, processes and people calibrated to address current market circumstances?
    To thrive, now more than ever, you need a vision for success and execution of an operational strategy that delivers sustainable improvements now and in the future.



  • Nov 19 2009 - 11:30am

    As NASA considers reestablishing a human presence on the moon and later sending humans to Mars, power systems will be needed to meet the electrical demands of habitats, rovers, science equipment, and resource utilization facilities. Power requirements are expected to range from 10’s of kilowatts for the early emplacement phase to 100’s of kilowatts for the later operations phase. Technology options include photovoltaic arrays, batteries, fuel cells, radioisotope power systems, and fission power systems.

    Mr. Lee S. Mason is a nationally-recognized expert in space power and propulsion systems with 22 years of experience at NASA Glenn Research Center. He has written over 80 technical papers on space systems and technology. He currently holds the role of Principal Investigator (PI) for the Fission Surface Power (FSP) Project under the NASA Exploration Technology Development Program.



  • Nov 18 2009 - 6:00pm

    Cleveland State University's Fenn College of Engineering students are organizing an event focused on developing networking skills. As you know, this training and experience is very valuable to students for their future and complements their academic and communication skills training.

    In the past, many industrial leaders were able to participate in this program and their help was greatly appreciated by the students. This year, students need your support once again.



  • Nov 15 2009 - 9:00am

    Since 1978 the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium has been bringing together a tremendous and rich diversity of telecom experts from industry, universities, and government. The popularity of the Sarnoff Symposium, again being held in the historic Nassau Inn located in the heart of downtown Princeton, continues to grow as the premier forum for researchers, engineers, and business executives in the North East drawing an attendance from all over the world. Besides the technical paper presentations, the Symposium will include tutorials, student paper poster presentations, executive panels, and exhibitions. The Symposium is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers and tutorial proposals.



  • Nov 6 2009 - 1:45pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section is co-sponsoring an energy event titled “Innovations in Energy Storage” featuring Distinguished Lecturers Iwan Alexander and John Miller. This event will be held on November 6, 2009 at the Wolstein Auditorium from 1:45-4:00pm.


    Pre-register for this limited seating event at http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/reference/glei.html.



  • Oct 26 2009 - 8:30am

    7th Annual Information Security Summit October 29-30, 2009 Pre-Summit Training October 26-28, 2009 Registration is now open for the 2009 Information Security Summit. This year’s event features pre-Summit training opportunities and 2 days of talks, presentations, hands-on workshops, a vendor trade-show fair and much more! Information Security Technology, Business/Management, Law Enforcement, Career Development, Compliance and Legal issues will be featured. Joel Snyder of Opus One will be our Thursday Keynote Speaker. Our theme this year is Information Security on a Shoestring Budget.



  • Oct 15 2009 - 8:00am

    Attend the National Instruments Technical Symposium in Cleveland on October 15th to see the latest technologies for improving system performance and productivity, including field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware, multifunction data acquisition devices, embedded control applications, and the latest in programming strategies for optimizing automated test and measurement systems. NI can provide letters of attendance for the members who need credit for attending technical presentation for their PE certification.



  • Sep 17 2009 - 3:00pm

    A networking event for college juniors and seniors in ENGINEERING. Please join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education at this informational forum to meet with leading Northeast Ohio companies to learn about co-ops, internships, and other career opportunities. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Greater Cleveland Partnership.



  • Aug 27 2009 - 6:30pm

    The Cleveland Section will be holding an Executive Committee meeting at the Flat Iron Cafe on August 27, 2009 at 6:30 PM.



  • Aug 20 2009 - 6:00pm

    The IEEE Cleveland Section will meet on Thursday, August 20, 2009, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Sheep Barn (Case Western Reserve University Farm) for a light meal and presentation:

    Wind Energy Technology and Its Adoption by Industry and the Public - presented by Dr. Larry A. Viterna, Technical Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University.



  • Apr 21 2009 - 11:30am

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) applications in RF and microwave electronics are on the verge of revolutionizing wireless communications. In this tutorial we discuss the fundamentals of this exciting technology, potential pitfalls to be encountered, and typical applications where MEMS is expected to make the greatest impact in RF/microwave circuits and systems. In particular, the ability of MEMS’ fabrication techniques to enhance the performance of passive components, e.g., capacitors, inductors, transmission lines, and switches, is addressed, and a number of potential wireless system opportunities, namely, wireless transceivers, routing networks, and tracking antennas for mobile multimedia communications, awaiting the maturation of MEMS, are discussed.



  • Apr 2 2009 - 11:30am

    This presentation covers the principles of measuring high-frequency electrical components with Network Analyzers. You will learn what kinds of measurements are made with Network Analyzers, and how they allow you to characterize your device. The session starts with the concept of reflection and transmission and the associated terminology such as VSWR, reflection Coefficient and S-parameters. RF fundamentals of magnitude and phase, transmission lines and Fourier Analysis will briefly be discussed. The next section covers all the major components in a network analyzer, including the advantages and limitations of different hardware approaches. Error modeling, accuracy enhancement, and various calibration techniques will then be presented.



  • Mar 9 2009 - 1:00pm

    This presentation covers the principles of measuring high-frequency electrical components with Network Analyzers. You will learn what kinds of measurements are made with Network Analyzers, and how they allow you to characterize your device. The session starts with the concept of reflection and transmission and the associated terminology such as VSWR, reflection Coefficient and S-parameters. RF fundamentals of magnitude and phase, transmission lines and Fourier Analysis will briefly be discussed. The next section covers all the major components in a network analyzer, including the advantages and limitations of different hardware approaches. Error modeling, accuracy enhancement, and various calibration techniques will then be presented.



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