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2015 IEEE Albuquerque Section Awards — Open for nominations

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Each year the IEEE Albuquerque Section recognizes the efforts of its membership to improve the organization and bring merit to our profession.

This year’s awards will be presented at the annual IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on May 11th. Nominations are now open for the following awards:

• Outstanding Engineering Educator
• Outstanding Young Engineer
• Outstanding Engineer
• Outstanding Entrepreneur
• Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student
• Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student
• Outstanding Service

You can download nomination guidelines and forms (PDF):









Nominations will be accepted until April 24th and recipients will be notified by May 1st.

Please send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to the Section Chair, Gilberto Zamora, at:, and Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at:

We look forward to recognize outstanding members of our IEEE Section.



IEEE Sigma Xi Science & Society Distinguished Public Talks Presents: Stimulating Science: Caffeinated Drinks in the Prehispanic American Southwest

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Science & Society Distinguished Public Talks

Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the UNM Division of Continuing Education.


Stimulating Science: Caffeinated Drinks in the Prehispanic American Southwest

Patricia L. Crown

Thursday, 19 March 2015 5:30 PM

The University of New Mexico Conference Center, Auditorium
1634 University Blvd. NE

Meet & Greet: 5 p.m.

Pizza with the speaker will follow the lecture

Patricia L. Crown received her A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1981. She has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1993, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014. Dr. Crown has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest; she recently directed the re-excavation of a room in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. With collaborator Jeffrey Hurst, she identified the first prehispanic cacao (chocolate) north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon.

Abstract. This talk explores the initial recovery of evidence for chocolate drinks in Chaco Canyon and the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars. It presents results from a recently completed NSF-funded study looking for chocolate residues on almost 200 ceramics from throughout the Southwest. The results show that chocolate may not have been the only caffeinated drink consumed in the southwestern past. Finally, it investigates what this discovery means for our understanding of Southwest-Mesoamerican interaction.

For more details, please see the following flyer:
Patricia Crown Lecture 2015

Thank you.


The Albuquerque IEEE Joint Chapter of AP/MTT/EMC/NPS Presents TOPIC OF TALK: An Exploration of Radiation Physics

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The Albuquerque IEEE Joint Chapter of AP/MTT/EMC/NPS Presents

TOPIC OF TALK: An Exploration of Radiation Physics

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Edmund K. Miller, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

TIME: 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Social begins at 5:45 pm
Dinner begins at 6:30 pm

PLACE: The Canyon Club (Formerly Four Hills Country Club), 911 Four Hills Road, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

DINNER: Soup of the Day, Grilled Salmon, Asparagus, Rice Pilaf, Dinner rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert,
Coffee, Iced Tea and Water (Vegetarian entrée available by request at time of RSVP)

COST: No charge and no reservation required to attend just the talk.
$25 per person for dinner (full-time student members of IEEE, $15) — reservations required

RSVP by email to or phone Mike Harrison at (505) 239-2663.

Reservations & cancellations accepted until March 23. 2015. The Canyon Club can often make late arrangements so it it is worthwhile to contact Mike Harrison after Monday March 23, if you wish to join us for dinner.

For more details, please see the following attachment:

Feb 25, 2015 Meeting Announcement

Thank you.