IEEE Albuquerque Section


Archive for August, 2018

April 2018 Section Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at

Here are the approved minutes for the April 2018 Section meeting.

Thank you,


The IEEE Albuquerque Section at the STEM Symposium 2018, post-action report

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

This year, the IEEE Albuquerque Section had another successful participation at the 2008 New Mexico Public Education Department’s STEM Symposium on June 1. Like in 2007, we put together a workshop to show teachers and students basic engineering principles while having fun. The workshop, titled “Breaking Chocolate” was presented by Turtle Haste, NBCT, MSED; Rebecca Kreitinger, Student Member IEEE; Zane Kominek, Student Member IEEE; and Hy Tran, Senior Member, IEEE.

IEEE’s Albuquerque Section provided financial support for this activity; the support helped provide 50 teachers with measurement tools that they can use in the classroom.

IEEE and Sigma Xi members also offered their names/contact information as possible mentors for teachers who want to test lesson plans from

You can download the handouts used for the “Breaking Chocolate” activity next:

Fifty teachers participated in the session (this was the room limit); and teachers participated in discovering the importance of standards in measurements; how to calibrate a measuring tool; and the design process to test the breaking strength of various types of chocolate.

The team has received feedback from the participants. All participants greatly enjoyed the activity, and will use this materials in their classes. Some participants would like to address lower grades (below 3rd grade) in the activity, and some participants would like more structure in the activity in the balance between exploration and structure.

The team intends to participate again in 2019, should NM PED invite us to do so.

As always, the IEEE Albuquerque Section thanks all the presenters for their dedication to improve public education in our state.

See some of pictures of the workshop: